On Sabbath (Saturday) March 10, 2012, more than 36 000 Seventh-day Adventist gathered in Harare National Sports stadium to eagerly listen to the message of the World leader of the Seventh-day Adventist church, Dr Ted Wilson.
In a stadium filled with members of the Seventh-day Adventist church and other visitors, Dr Ted Wilson, affirmed young people saying: “don’t let the world cause you to take your eyes off Jesus. Thank you, young people, for being part of the advent movement.” His affirmation followed a beautiful rendition of key passages and messages from pathfinders and other young children. The youth spoke of the great hope they had in Jesus Christ. The chant of the day was: “Tariro Huru” interpreted as the Great Hope.
He further expressed that Seventh-day Adventists are not legalists. We believe that the foundation of all revival and salvation is a full and correct acceptance of Jesus and His all-encompassing righteousness.
He encouraged the youth to be Advent ambassadors.
At the close of the inspiring meeting, journalists greeted him where he further affirmed the work and call of the Seventh-day Adventist church. To the journalist, he said that Adventists believe in the Bible. Thereafter, he offered a special prayer for the journalists that God would bless them with wisdom as they do their important work.
Wilson encouraged the gathering to lean on Christ alone and His sufficiency till the Holy Spirit takes control.
Wilson affirmed the power of Christ to transform lives as an act of the marvellous grace of God.
When asked about the impact that this visit will have on the church in Zimbabwe, Dr Paul Ratsara, the President of the Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists declared that unity is one of the hallmarks of the Seventh-day Adventist church and that the visit of Dr Wilson will contribute to that unity which is crucial to carrying out the mission the church. “The Seventh-day Adventist church is a global family committed to connecting others, in a saving relationship, with Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ is coming soon as our name indicates. We are Adventists, we believe in the coming of Jesus Christ,” he said.
When asked about the meetings in Bulawayo, Nkosilathi Khumalo, Communication Director, for the Zimbabwe Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists said: “the GC President will be officiating at the graduation ceremony in Solusi University, Bulawayo, as well as deliver spiritual discourses in the country.”
Communication – SID