DECEMBER 12, 2014
SEOUL—Jehovah’s Witnesses released the revised New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures in Korean during the “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom!” International Convention in Seoul, Korea. The event was held in the Seoul World Cup Stadium on September 6-8, 2014. Bibles were made available free of charge to all 56,867 in attendance, as well as to the 59,091 tied-in at satellite locations in Busan, Daejeon, Gwangju, Jeju, Suwon, and Yeosu. In the words of one attendee, Joon-yeong Choi, “The most unforgettable moment of this convention was the release of the revised New World Translation.”
Witnesses from Canada, Finland, the Philippines, Poland, and the United States traveled to attend the program in Seoul. Dae-il Hong, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Korea, stated: “We worked hard in preparing for this stirring, educational event, and the convention exceeded our expectations. It was an honor to host this special occasion.”
The audience in the Seoul World Cup Stadium was thrilled when three large Bible sculptures decorating the field were revealed to be baptismal pools. A total of 630 people were baptized in Seoul and an additional 596 at the satellite locations, for a combined total of 1,226 baptized.
International: J. R. Brown, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5000
Republic of Korea: Dae-il Hong, tel. +82 31 690 0033