Part of the huge crowd at the race club, and Mikael Norton was one of three people baptised on Saturday.
Part of the huge crowd at the race club, and Mikael Norton was one of three people baptised on Saturday.

Hundreds bear witness at race club

THE vibe was righteous, celebratory and full of hope at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club over the weekend.

The annual Circuit Assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses drew a crowd of more than 700 people from an area bounded by Macksville and Woolgoolga.

A spokesman for the assembly, Frank Redward, said the gathering was challenged to see a brighter future ahead for mankind as it met to ponder the rash of natural disasters, violence, unrest and discontent across the globe.

“The gathering was themed You Are No Part of the World and the audience, which was made up of young people and families through to the elderly, was encouraged and recharged spiritually by means of talks and real life practical experiences to help them cope with the stresses of the modern world,” Mr Redward said.

He added that a highlight of the weekend was the baptism on Saturday of newly dedicated ones.

The gathering drew strong praise from the CEO of the Race Club, Russ Atkinson.

“He said that it had been a pleasure working with the Witnesses because of how well they work amongst themselves and with racecourse staff,” Mr Redward said.

“He said that many organisations could learn a lot from their example, particularly how smoothly they function together.”



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