Over 4,000 Jehovah Witnesses are in FargoFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The parking lot at Scheel's Arena in south Fargo is packed today and will be all weekend, and no it's not for any sporting event, or even a concert.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The parking lot at Scheel's Arena in south Fargo is packed today and will be all weekend, and no it's not for any sporting event, or even a concert.
I'm here at Scheel's Arena in south Fargo where today already over 4,000 Jehovas Witnesses have packed this place, they're expecting similar numbers this weekend.
Kelly Lewis- Jehovah's Witness: "Yes, the turnout has been very nice. We usually have between this number and maybe just a few more and a I think that everyone is really enjoying the program up to this point we look forward to continually enjoy it over the next few days."
This is the second year in a row Fargo is playing host to the annual District Convention of Jehova's Witnesses, both times being at Scheel's Arena. The theme to this year's event is titled, "god's word is truth."
"Trying to help our people to learn that the word of god is where we can find answers to the problems we have and in fact the word of god is the truth, compared to anything else we might compare it to."
The convention began today and runs thru Sunday. New to the convention this year are two drama's which leader's say they hope adds both excitement, and an education.
Caleb Losh- Jehovah's Witness: "Well what we really enjoy is we have two full costume dramas this year and these are taking months to prepare for a full drama."
"our young people appreciate it because it makes the bible come alive and that's exciting for them and it's exciting for us too to see that because it teaches us so many things that we can benefit from."