Preconvention Release                                                                      June 1, 2012


Jehovah’s Witnesses invite all to attend

“Safeguard Your Heart!” Convention


CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS—Jehovah’s Witnesses feel that all, including non-Witnesses, will benefit from the positive message and practical suggestions that will be highlighted at the 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart!” District Convention to be held at the AmericanBank Center Arena.

The Witnesses’ convention program promises a fresh examination of Biblical references to the figurative heart. Through lively discourses, dramatic Bible readings and presentations, and even a live play, program parts will emphasize how protecting the figurative heart will enhance one’s spiritual well-being, family life, and happiness.

Starting this weekend, and continuing for the next couple of weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will put forth extra effort to extend a personal invitation to everyone from Alice, Carrizo Springs, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, Devine, Eagle Pass, Hondo, Kingsville, Laredo, Rockport, San Antonio, Sinton, Uvalde and Victoria Texas to attend the convention with them. The first of two three-day events to be held in Corpus Christi will begin Friday, June 22, 2012, at 9:20 a.m. The daily themes and titles of program parts are based on passages of Scripture, including 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Chronicles 28:9, and Matthew 12:34. The convention theme “Safeguard Your Heart!” is based on Proverbs 4:23. Strengthening one’s spirituality will be the focus of the program.

There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.

Locally, all of the area’s congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be supporting the activity of distributing printed invitations to the convention. An estimated 3,900 will come each day the AmericanBank Center Arena for the Two English Programs, starting June 22-24, 2012 and then August 17-19, 2012 for the Bible-based programs.

Throughout the United States, there will be 385 conventions in 103 cities. Worldwide, there are over 7,600,000 Witnesses in more than 109,000 congregations.

Local Media Contact: Joe Doctor III, News Service, phone 210.259.7115 or email