Dr Ted Wilson landed onto Zambian soil on Monday, March 12th, 2012 from Zimbabwe where he presented the commencement address at Solusi University where 433 students graduated.
Dr Harrington Akombwa, President of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Zambia, welcomed Dr Ted Wilson as he landed into the country from Zimbabwe, together with many governmental officials, Union and Conference administrators, Pastors and hundreds of members of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Pastor Akombwa shared with everyone that the presence of the leader of the World church is significant and will positively impact evangelism in Zambia.
Before Pastor Ted Wilson addressed those waiting for him, he inspected the pathfinders and master-guides, escorted by a guard of honour by the pathfinders. He spoke to hundreds of Adventist men, women and children.
Pastor Wilson highlighted the need for unity. He encouraged the young people who gathered that their activities and everything they do should be contained in the foundation of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He said that Seventh-day Adventists should be in the forefront of pointing people to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Quoting from the book of Joel chapter 2 verse 21, he encouraged the church to “be glad and rejoice for the Lord will do great things.”
Zambia has the largest number of Adventists in the Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division (SID) with more than a million members. Dr Ratsara, SID President, who accompanied Ps Wilson expressed excitement that Ps Wilson is visiting Zambia. When asked about the impact that the visit will have in Zambia, Pastor Reuben Muyunda, Communications Director, for the Zambia Union Conference said: “for the world leader to take time to visit Zambia reflects the essence of true humility and leadership. A leader must visit his flock and his visit will strengthen the unity and faith of believers.”
Dr Paul Charles
SID Communication – We Connect…