The 10 English congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses on Maui will host a one-day Special Assembly Day on Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater.
The assembly's theme is "Safeguard Your Conscience," which is taken from the Apostle Paul's timely counsel in 1 Timothy 1:19.
The guest speaker will be John Kikot, a representative from the U.S. Branch Office of Jehovah's Witnesses in New York. Other parts will be presented by Maui Circuit Overseer Rodney Tomiyasu and local elders.
The opening two talks for the morning session, which begins at 9:40 a.m. are titled "Why Your Inner Voice Needs Safeguarding" and "How to Train Your Conscience." These will address questions such as: What is the conscience? How can it aid us in maintaining Jehovah's favor? What are some hazards to our conscience that we must be alert to? And, how can we train our conscience so that it will properly reflect God's thinking?
Tomiyasu will explain why Jehovah's Witnesses take their public ministry so seriously, through the discourse, "Clean From the Blood of All Men - How So?" Kikot will demonstrate how to allow Bible principles to guide our conscience and what this reveals about us, through the talk, "Is Your Conscience Truly Guided by Bible Principles?"
The opening talk for the afternoon session, which begins at 1:20 p.m., expands the assembly theme on conscience further through the discourse, "Do Not Wound the Conscience of Your Brother." Young church members will be shown how they can successfully bear up under pressure and maintain a clear conscience before God through the talk, "Young Ones Who Bear Up Under Grievous Things." Kikot will conclude the afternoon program with the talk, "Follow Your Spirit-Directed Conscience."
Jehovah's Witnesses welcome everyone to attend the assembly. Admission is free, and no collections will be taken.
Worldwide, there are more than 7.5 million Witnesses in more than 109,000 congregations in 236 countries.