While attending the recent Jehovah’s Witness convention, I was inspired with an idea that would help JW’s and non-JW’s alike to stay awake during the unrelenting onslaught of talks throughout the day. Actually, thinking about this idea and noting down some things I heard helped to keep me awake.
Let’s make a Bingo game out of the convention talks! Here are the step-by-step instructions.
Make a number of cards with 5×5 grids on them. Fill the squares randomly with the following phrases, making each card unique:
This system of things
Worthy Ones / Ones Disposed to Receive
Coming Kingdom / Paradise
Jehovah God (in the center space)
In the Truth
“We Commend You”
Honor or Uphold Jehovah’s Name
Maintain Your Spirituality
“Serve Where the Need is Greater”
Do the Preaching Ministry
Trust the Faithful Slave
“Where Else Would We Go?”
The Channel Jehovah is Using
Those Taking the Lead
Announcement of Obvious
Vocal Crescendo at the End of a Talk
Euphemism for “Sit Down and Shut Up”
Thrilling / Exciting
Make up your own phrases to add to the list. You can share them in the comments below.
While listening to the convention talks, mark off each time your hear one of the phrases. Don’t use an “X;” that might look too much like a cross. You better use big black dots instead.
I just realized that we will have to change the name to JAH-Go, because “Bingo” might have pagan origins. Or it might come from the gambling world. Either. Or both.
Anyway, see my sample below, and Have Fun!