Jehovah's Witnesses try to spread message at regional convention: "It instills values in us"
MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Today they are not going door to door. Instead, many of them are under one roof -- of Miller Park that is. Tens of thousands of people gathered Saturday morning, June 21st for the Jehovah's Witnesses Regional Convention in hopes of spreading the message being learned.
It's a broad scope of races and ages -- more than 30,000 people converged at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers, united for a special program.
"This program is about seeking God's kingdom and putting that first in our life," said Brian Steinelock, Jehovah's Witnesses.
Steinelock says the three-day program is aimed at teaching folks about basic bible principles and how it affects family, life, personality traits, and characteristics.
"We believe God's name is Jehovah he is the creator of all things. We owe our worship and obedience to him as our creators," said Steinelock.
Through talks, demonstrations, interviews, and accounts, families are being affected in a positive way.
"When we here from the bible that parents need to be loving and kind and as fathers we need to be taking the lead in our worship that they can see that as an example," said Darrin Crook, Jehovah's Witnesses. "They are hearing exactly what we are hearing so they are taking it as instruction from the bible. It instills values in us."
At least 25% of the crowd were non-Jehovah Witnesses. Members are hoping to spread the message so everyone can benefit. They believe a better community and better world being with better individuals.
Sunday, June 22nd is the last day of the convention. The community is welcome to attend and participate. The free program at Miller Park beings at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.