First … and the only

DAY 2 – 2014 Zimbabwe International Convention

The brotherly association continues. We exchange gifts with many that me meet. We brought post cards that featured a picture of a congregation in Alabama and it had a link to a video that showed a sample of daily life of the friends there. We also had small bags of candy and pens labeled with this event; small mementos that would call this occasion to mind whenever they saw the gift.

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Attendance increased today to a number of 74,694. This was the most people in attendance of any event in Zimbabwe history. This was also the first International convention in Zimbabwe and the only one in Africa for 2014.


10 baptismal pools were provided for the 1,568 that were baptized Saturday. The youngest was 7 years old and the oldest was age 97.

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The way the final prayer was given was also a convention first, as the prayer wasn’t 4 separate prayers from each language group stage. It was one prayer spoken in English and then translated at the other language group stages. The prayer translation is supported by 1 Corinthians 14:13, 16, 28.

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