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For Immediate Release
May 31, 2007

Witnesses begin series of “Follow the Christ!” conventions

NEW YORK—Jehovah’s Witnesses are eager to welcome those who accepted the invitation to attend the Witnesses’ 2007 “Follow the Christ!” three-day conventions. The first of these events began on Friday, May 25, 2007, in seven locations across the United States: Bakersfield, California; Pueblo, Colorado; West Palm Beach, Florida; Bloomington, Illinois; Portland, Maine; Jersey City, New Jersey; and Green Bay, Wisconsin. There will be 281 additional conventions in the United States continuing through mid-September.

The convention explains fascinating details on the principles Jesus Christ taught and the value of applying them in day-to-day life. This year’ s theme is based on what the Bible says at 1 Peter 2:21 about following closely the model that Jesus Christ left. Other key texts that will be discussed at the convention include John 21:19, Hebrews 12:2, and James 1:22-25.

All are invited to attend free of charge, since there is no admission fee or collection taken at any convention or meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses. There are over 6,700,000 Witnesses associated with nearly 100,000 congregations worldwide.

Contact: J. R. Brown, telephone: (718) 560-5600