Graeme Martin was a guest speaker at the Wide Bay Jehovah’s Witness assembly, held at Maryborough’s Brolga Theatre on Sunday.
Graeme Martin was a guest speaker at the Wide Bay Jehovah’s Witness assembly, held at Maryborough’s Brolga Theatre on Sunday.

Seeking refuge in Jehovah

AN ADDRESS from visiting Sydney guest speaker Graeme Martin capped off a day of special instruction for Jehovah's Witnesses from around the Wide Bay region on Sunday.

More than 1200 people attended the session at Maryborough's Brolga Theatre on Sunday, coming from Hervey Bay, Gayndah, Gympie, Maryborough, Mundubbera, Murgon and Tin Can Bay.

“It was an excellent day providing practical information for people and families from all walks of life,” organiser Philip Clapp said.

Mr Clapp said Mr Martin spoke on two topics: How Jehovah is a fortress in times of distress and our spiritual paradise – Jehovah's provision for refuge.

“It was looking at where we can find refuge from some of the world's problems,” Mr Clapp said.

“It was very practical and very down-to-earth.”

Mr Clapp said people of all ages attended on the day and many families came along to listen and learn.

“The theme for this assembly was Take Refuge in Jehovah, based on the Bible text found at Psalm 118:8, 9,” Mr Clapp said.

“What this means, and how Christians can reap blessings from doing so, was explained in detail through various talks, demonstrations and interviews.

“Ten new members also symbolised their dedication as Witnesses by water baptism on Sunday afternoon.”

The Wide Bay members of Jehovah's Witness will meet again at the Brolga Theatre for a two-day assembly on March 12 and 13. Mr Clapp said about the same number was expected to attend that assembly.



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