Jehova’s Witnesses will next week host a series of a three-day annual convention which will be held at 29 venues around the country with an expected participation of about 50 000 people.

Under the banner, “Do Not Give Up” derived from Galatians 6:9, the convention to start on Friday the 30th of this month will be held in eight languages including sign language and will seek to empower individuals so that they can endure and survive life challenges productively, said church spokesperson, Mr John Hunguka.

With a crowd of over 50 000, the conventions are expected to ignite local tourism as the congregants gather in worship.

Jehovah’s Witnesses is a religion founded in the late 19th century  in the United States by Charles Taze Russell, whose doctrine is grounded in the view that the second coming of Christ has already occurred in a spiritual and invisible form, and the visible form that will follow will include the establishment of Christ’s millennial kingdom here on earth.