HOUSTON, TX, July 13, 2019 — Saturday will mark the most important day in the lives of hundreds of delegates attending the “Love Never Fails!” International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, as they symbolize their life-long dedication through water baptism at NRG Stadium.
“Hundreds will be baptized today before an audience of 50,000 of their brothers and sisters. This is the most important step that a person will take in their life,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesman for Jehovah's Witnesses.
Jehovah’s Witnesses practice full-body immersion when baptizing. The event will begin with a discourse at 11:45 AM followed by the baptism, which will happen in two pools on the field at NRG Stadium so all can witness the event.
An estimated 49,000 – including 5,000 delegates from 28 countries – are expected to attend. Thousands of volunteers have converted NRG Stadium – replete with baptism pools – into a house of worship for this special occasion.