Where Will You Attend the “Divine Victory” Assembly?
HUNDREDS of thousands of persons are looking forward with eager anticipation to the series of “Divine Victory” International Assemblies of Jehovah’s Witnesses to start in a few weeks. Not only are they convinced that “divine victory” by God’s kingdom will bring the greatest blessings for mankind, but they are also keenly interested in sharing in these blessings soon. Is this the way you feel about God’s triumph over all wickedness? If so, you will want to attend every session of the “Divine Victory” assembly.
Young and old, family groups and even the infirm will be there. Some will be traveling by the various means of modern transportation. Others will be walking many miles through wild jungle territory, or over rough mountain paths. For a considerable number, great expense will be involved in making the trip to an assembly.
Last year many put forth extraordinary effort to be present at the assemblies of Jehovah’s witnesses. A few weeks before an assembly in Duluth, Minnesota, one of Jehovah’s witnesses had a leg fractured when struck by a car. Yet she attended the convention along with her five children. A polio victim confined for about three years to a special rocking bed attended the assembly in Long Beach, California. What moved him and others in such difficult circumstances to attend? It was heartfelt appreciation for the great value of the assembly program.
Just think, over 21,000 will be flying across oceans to assemble with Christian brothers in other parts of the earth—Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America. Regardless of where you may attend an assembly, you will likely have opportunity to see delegates from distant places and hear about their experiences in sharing Bible truth with others.
We are confident that you will enjoy the assembly program to the full. Are you a family head? a mother? a youth? Have you been studying the Bible with Jehovah’s witnesses and attending some of their meetings? Then you will find that portions of the program are especially designed for you. Are you serving as an elder in one of the congregations of Jehovah’s witnesses? Then you will be delighted with the parts that will assist you to minister to the needs of fellow believers.
It is vital that people everywhere be helped to gain accurate knowledge of God’s will and purposes. So the assembly program will focus considerable attention on the important work of Kingdom-preaching and disciple-making. A special work will be outlined and demonstrated. All congregations of Jehovah’s witnesses world wide will be sharing in it during specified dates following the assembly. If you are one of Jehovah’s witnesses, we are sure you will want to be at the assembly to receive instructions.
If you have attended assemblies before, doubtless you very much appreciated the Biblical dramas presented. Will the “Divine Victory” International Assembly feature any of such dramas? Yes, four of them! Have you ever wondered just how people might have reacted to the work of Jesus Christ? What were conditions like in ancient Jerusalem before its destruction by the Roman armies, and how did the Christians living then feel? Why was David forgiven of his sin with Bath-sheba? Why did Rahab and her relatives survive the destruction of Jericho? The answers to these questions will be vividly portrayed in the assembly dramas. Your enjoyment of them may be heightened by reading ahead of time Joshua chapters 2 and 6; 2 Samuel 11 and 12; Psalm 51, and one of the Gospels.
The highlight of the convention program will be the public discourse on the stirring subject “Divine Victory—Its Meaning for Distressed Humanity.” Besides the thousands of assembly delegates, other thousands of interested persons are being cordially invited to hear this heart-cheering discourse.
The “Divine Victory” assembly in most places will be five days long, with sessions starting at 9:55 a.m. Beginning at about 1:00 p.m. there will be a two-hour intermission for refreshments or cafeteria lunch. The closing sessions of each day will run from 2:55 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In New York city, however, the opening session will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and run to 9:00 p.m. On Saturday the program will begin at 8:55 a.m., and on the following days at 9:55 a.m. On the last four days the concluding sessions will be over at about 6:00 p.m. We encourage you to attend every session.
Hereafter we are setting forth the assembly dates and locations, to aid you in making plans. At each assembly the program will be presented in the local language unless indicated otherwise. If you need rooming accommodations, address your request to Watchtower Convention at the “Rooming” address shown for the convention you plan to attend. These requests may be mailed about six weeks before the assembly date.
We are sure that you will be richly rewarded by what you will see and hear at this year’s “Divine Victory” assembly. Do not miss it.
June 20-24: Detroit, Mich., Tiger Stadium, Corner of Michigan & Trumbull. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 10709 Grand River Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48204.
June 27–July 1: Chicago, Ill., White Sox Ball Park, 324 West 35th St. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 7859 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60620. Hallandale, Fla., Gulfstream Park Racetrack, U.S. Hwy. 1. Rooming: 5632 SW. 27th St., Hollywood, Fla. 33023. Hammond, Ind. (Spanish only), Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave. Rooming: 636 Conkey St., Hammond, Ind. 46324. Inglewood, Calif. (Spanish only), The Forum, Manchester & Prairie. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 3341 W. 43rd Pl., Los Angeles, Calif. 90008. Jersey City, N.J. (Spanish only), Roosevelt Stadium, Danforth Ave. & Rte. 440. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 44-17 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, N.Y. 11104. Los Angeles, Calif., Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 4310 S. Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90008. Miami, Fla. (Spanish only), Dinner Key Auditorium, 3360 Pan American Dr. Rooming: 1155 SW. 2nd St., Miami, Fla. 33130.
July 4-8: Albuquerque, N. Mex. (Spanish only), State Fair Grandstand, 6715 Central Ave. NE. Rooming: 2400 Bridge Blvd. SW., Albuquerque, N. Mex. 87105. Houston, Tex., Astrodome, Loop 610 at Kirby Dr. Rooming: 9204 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Tex. 77025. New York, N.Y. (French only), Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 44-17 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, N.Y. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 44-17 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, N.Y. 11104. Pittsburgh, Pa., Three Rivers Stadium, 420 Stadium Cir. Rooming: 1462 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15226.
July 6-10: New York, N.Y., Yankee Stadium, 157th St. & River Ave. Rooming: 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.
July 11-15: Kansas City, Mo., Royals Stadium, Harry S. Truman Sports Complex, I-70 at Blue Ridge Cutoff. Rooming: 430 E. Blue Ridge Blvd. Ext., Kansas City, Mo. 64145. Oakland, Calif., Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, Nimitz Fwy. & Hegenberger Rd. Rooming: 1739 8th Ave., Oakland, Calif. 94606.
July 18-22: Los Angeles, Calif., Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 4310 S. Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90008. Philadelphia, Pa., Veterans Stadium, S. Broad & Pattison Ave. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, P.O. Box 338, Buckingham, Pa. 18912.
July 25-29: Atlanta, Ga., Atlanta Stadium, 521 Capital Ave. SW. Rooming: 1966 Lakewood Terr. SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30315. Houston, Tex. (Spanish only), Sam Houston Coliseum, 810 Bagby St. Rooming: 5225 Hardway, Houston, Tex. 77018.
October 1-5: Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu International Center, 777 Ward Ave. Rooming: 1228 Pensacola St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814.
July 4-8: Vancouver, B.C., Empire Stadium, Exhibition Park. Rooming: 3280 Granview Hwy., Vancouver 12, B.C. Winnipeg, Man. (English, also some Ukrainian sessions), Winnipeg Stadium, Empress St. & Maroons Rd. Rooming: 1296 Main St., Winnipeg, Man. R2W 3T5.
July 11-15: Halifax, N.S., Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor St. Rooming: 12 Hillcrest St., Halifax, N.S.
July 25-29: Montreal, Que. (English and French), Parc Jarry Park, 285 Faillon West. Rooming: 6940 Stuart Ave., Montreal 303, P.Q. Toronto, Ont. (English, Italian and some Spanish, Portuguese and Greek sessions), Woodbine Race Track, Hwy. 427 & Rexdale Blvd., Rexdale. Rooming: 423 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Islington 677, Ont.
July 11-15: Dublin, Ireland, R.D.S. Main Hall, Ballsbridge. Rooming: 44-A James’s Pl., Baggot St., Dublin 2. Helsinki, Finland (Finnish and Swedish), Olympic Stadium. Rooming: Pakilantie 75, SF-00660 Helsinki 66.
July 18-22: Copenhagen, Denmark (Danish and Norwegian), Copenhagen Sports Park (Idrætsparken), Per Henrik Lingsallé 2 (off Øster Allé). Rooming: Edisonsvej 2, 1856 København V., Denmark.
July 25-29: Düsseldorf, Germany (German, English and Italian), Rheinstadion, Beckbuschstrasse. Rooming: 4000 Düsseldorf 30, Rheinstadion. Nicosia, Cyprus (Greek), Trachona. Rooming: P.O.B. 1590, Nicosia.
August 1-5: Edinburgh, Scotland, Murrayfield Stadium. Rooming: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ. London, England, Rugby Union Ground, Whitton Rd., Twickenham. Rooming: Rugby Union Ground, Whitton Rd., Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7RQ. Munich, Germany (German and Greek), Olympic Stadium, Lerchenauer Strasse. Rooming: 8000 München 40, Olympic Stadium. Paris, France, Stade de Colombes, 12, rue Francois Fabert. Rooming: Stade de Colombes, 12, rue Francois Fabert, 92700, Colombes.
August 8-12: Brussels, Belgium (French, Flemish, Portuguese and Spanish), Palais du Centenaire-Heysel. Rooming: rue d’Argile 60, B-1950 Kraainem—Belgium. Rome, Italy, Stadio Flaminio, Via Stadio Flaminio. Rooming: Via Monte Maloia 32, 00141 Rome. Utrecht, Netherlands, Jaarbeurshallen, Croeselaan. Rooming: Zambesidreef 32, Utrecht.
July 25-29: Osaka, Japan, Expo ’70 Festival Plaza. Rooming: 29 Kaiden Tsukuda, Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto Pref., 617.
August 1-5: Seoul, Korea, Seoul Stadium (Soccer Field), #1 Ulchi-ro 7-ka, Choong-ku. Rooming: Box 7 Sodaemun P.O., Seoul, Korea 120.
August 5-8: Taipei, Taiwan, International House Gymnasium, Hsin Yee Rd., Section 3. Rooming: 5 Lane 99 Yun Ho St., Taipei, Taiwan 106.
August 8-12: Hong Kong, Grantham College of Education, 42 Gascoigne Rd., Kowloon. Rooming: 312 Prince Edward Rd., 2nd Floor, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
MIDDLE AND SOUTH AMERICA
September 12-16: San Juan, Puerto Rico (Spanish and English), Hiram Bithorn Municipal Stadium, Avenida Roosevelt. Rooming: Esteban González 844, Río Piedras PR 00925.
October 31–November 4: Mexico City, Mexico, Arena México (Boxing), Dr. Lavista and Dr. Lucio, Colonia Doctores. Rooming: Heraldo 98, Colonia Clavería, México 17, D.F.
November 7-11: Guatemala, Guatemala, Army Stadium, 12 Ave. & 33 St., Zone 5. Rooming: 11 Avenida 5-67, Zone 1, Guatemala.
December 19-23: San Salvador, El Salvador, Gimnasio Nacional.
December 23-27: San José, Costa Rica, Bonanza Coliseum, On the Airport Hwy. Rooming: P.O. Box 10043, San José.
December 26-30: São Paulo, Brazil, Municipal Stadium of Pacaembu, Praca Charles Miller. Rooming: Caixa Postal 2749, 01000, São Paulo, SP. Panama, Panama, Gimnasio Nuevo Panamá, Juan Diaz. Rooming: Apartado 1386. Panama 1. Valencia, Venezuela.
January 2-6: Asunción, Paraguay, The American School of Asunción, General Genes y General Garay. Rooming: Casilla de Correo 482, Asunción. Montevideo, Uruguay, Palacio Peñarol, Galicia y Minas S. Rooming: Francisco Bauzá 3372, Montevideo.
January 9-13: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Club Atlético Los Andes, Avda. Santa Fe 159, Lomas de Zamora. Rooming: Gorriti 5647-49, Buenos Aires. Córdoba, Argentina, Festirama de Río Ceballos, Río Ceballos. Rooming: Roma 718, Córdoba — Barrio Gral. Paz, Córdoba.
January 16-20: La Paz, Bolivia, Coliseo Cerrado, Calle Mejico. Rooming: Casilla 1440, La Paz. Santiago, Chile (tentative).
January 23-27: Bogotá, Colombia, Coliseo Cubierto El Campin, Carrera 30 & Calle 62. Rooming: Apartado Aéreo 51617, Bogotá 2. D.E. Quito, Ecuador, Coliseo Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha, Streets Olmedo and P.F. Cevallos. Rooming: Apartado 2056, Quito. Lima, Peru. Rooming: Casilla 5178, Miraflores, Lima.
December 5-9: Nandi, Fiji, Utulei Convention Grounds, Queens Rd., 3 miles Sigatoka side of Nandi. Rooming: P.O. Box 186, Nandi.
December 12-16: Christchurch, New Zealand, Lancaster Park, Stevens St. Rooming: 28 Station Rd., Christchurch 2.
December 16-20: Sydney, Australia, Randwick Racecourse, Alison Rd., Randwick. Rooming: 11 Beresford Rd., Strathfield N.S.W. 2135.
December 5-9: Monrovia, Liberia, Providence Island. Dakar, Senegal, La Maison des Jeunes.
December 12-16: Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Boxing Club. Freetown, Sierra Leone, Brookfield Stadium.
December 19-23: Cotonou, Dahomey, Terrain à Coté de La Maison des Jeunes (Unafrica). Accra, Ghana, Accra Race Course, Fifth Ave. near Liberia Rd.
December 26-30: Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi City Stadium. Lagos, Nigeria (tentative).
January 2-6: Johannesburg, South Africa, The Arena, Milner Park Show Grounds.