FINDING THE GREATER HAPPINESS IN GIVING
In giving to others our desire should be to give that which we treasure most. This presents no problem for even the materially poor of God’s servants, for their greatest treasure is the truth. It was freely given to them and they, in turn, give it freely to others. As this is obediently done in accord with Jesus’ instructions they become happier and richer, for “there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” (Acts 20:35, NW) All the gold and silver in the world will not buy life. The truth makes everlasting life possible. No wonder, then, that all of Jehovah’s witnesses and persons desiring to be happy during May will arrange to spend many hours enjoying the greater happiness of giving the truth to others. The Bible study aid “New Heavens and a New Earth”, along with the booklet After Armageddon—God’s New World, will be presented on a contribution of 50 cents. Enjoy the greater happiness during May by giving what you treasure most—the truth.
SEEKING EVERLASTING LIFE?
Just what is required for obtaining everlasting life? The answer is found clearly stated at Proverbs 2:1-5: “My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasure; then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.” To aid seekers of everlasting life to “understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God,” the Watchtower Society has published the 384-page Bible study aid book “New Heavens and a New Earth”. A copy of it and the most interesting 32-page booklet After Armageddon-God’s New World may be obtained on the small contribution of 50 cents. Inquire at the nearest Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s witnesses or send your order to us.
1954 District Assemblies for the United States and Canada
All of Jehovah’s witnesses like to make plans for coming assemblies, and the big assemblies for the United States and Canada will be held in various cities during the months of June, July and August. The Society recommends that you go to the nearest assembly, but you are welcome to attend any one of your choosing. The reason the Society has selected the twenty-one cities throughout the United States and Canada is so it will not necessitate that Jehovah’s witnesses and people of good will travel great distances. Think about it now, arrange for your vacation, plan to be there.
Note that all the district assemblies are for four days, except Toronto, which will be five. The program at all the conventions will be the same. The exception will be Toronto, with one day more, so there will be time to graduate the 23rd Class of Gilead at Toronto, Canada.
You may write now for rooming accommodations. Address your mail to the Watchtower Convention. Be sure to send your letter to the rooming address. Do not send any mail to convention halls.
June 24-27, 1954
Boston, Mass., Fenway Park. Rooming: 240 Huntington Ave., Boston 15.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave. Rooming: 1414 Sycamore St., Cincinnati 10.
Richmond, Va., Mooers Field, 1700 Roseneath Road. Rooming: 513 W. 28th St., Richmond 25.
July 15-18, 1954
San Antonio, Tex., Mission Stadium, Mission Rd. at W. Mitchell St. Rooming: 134 Devine St., San Antonio 3.
San Diego, Calif., San Diego County Fairgrounds, Del Mar. Rooming: 1048 C Street, San Diego 2.
July 21-25, 1954
Toronto, Ont., Can., The Grandstand, Exhibition Park. Rooming: 1005 Gerrard St. East, Toronto 8.
July 22-25, 1954
New Orleans, La., Pelican Stadium. Rooming: 835 Homedale Ave., New Orleans 24.
July 29-August 1, 1954
Billings, Mont., Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. Rooming: 303 S. 35th St.
Charleston, S. C., Johnson-Hagood Memorial Stadium. Foot of Congress St. Rooming: 296 King St.
Denver, Colo., Mammoth Gardens, 1520 Clarkson St. Rooming: 3300 Irving St. Denver 11.
El Paso Tex., El Paso Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano Dr. Rooming: 1175 N. Cotton Ave.
Milwaukee, Wis., Milwaukee Auditorium, 560 W. Kilbourn Ave. Rooming: 2404 N. 52nd St., Milwaukee 10.
Oakland, Calif., Oakland Municipal Auditorium, 10th and Fallon Sts. Rooming: 1739 8th Ave., Oakland 6.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Municipal Auditorium, Couch and Walker Sts. Rooming: 1120 NE. 22nd St., Oklahoma City 11.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah State Fairgrounds Coliseum, 9th West and N. Temple Sts. Rooming: 986 South 4th East, Salt Lake City 4.
Sioux City, Iowa, Municipal Auditorium, Gordon Dr. and Pierce St. Rooming: 2016 S. Cecelia St., Sioux City 6.
Tampa, Fla., Plant Field, Fairgrounds. Rooming: 601 E. Lake Ave., Tampa 3.
August 5-8, 1954
New Westminster, British Columbia, Can., Queens Park Stadium, Queens Park. Rooming: 1696 West 7th Ave., Vancouver 9.
Portland, Oreg., Portland Meadows, N. Schmeer Rd. (between Union and Denver Sts.). Rooming: 3390 SE. Milwaukie Ave., Portland 2.
August 12-15, 1954
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Can., The Arena Rink. Rooming: Queen’s St. and 2nd Ave. North.
August 19-22, 1954
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Auditorium, Queen Elizabeth High School, Robie St. Rooming: 7 Almon St.
Week of May 30: The Miracle of Resurrection, and Resurrection Our Strength-giving Hope, ¶1-3.
Week of June 6: Resurrection Our Strength-giving Hope. ¶4-25.