Elder Ted Wilson’s visit to the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division, SID, led him to Malawi Union Conference. On this trip, he was accompanied by his wife Nancy and the SID officers, Pastor Solomon Maphosa, Pastor Gideon Reyneke and Elder Hopekings Ngomba. On arrival, Malawi Union Conference President, Pastor Frackson Kuyama welcomed the delegation together with some pathfinders and church members. Elder Wilson’s first point of call was the State House, where he met the country’s President, His Excellency Arthur Peter Wamtharika. The leaders had an hour-long meeting in which they discussed various issues pertaining to the work being done by the Adventist church in Malawi.
His Excellency, Arthur Peter Wamtharika expressed his gratitude for the work that the church is doing in Malawi to improve the welfare of the people. He also pledged his continued support to the church. Ted Wilson thanked President Wamtharika for the support he has given to the Seventh-day Adventist church. He also appreciated the religious freedom that citizens of Malawi enjoy. Before leaving Kamuzu Palace, Elder Wilson gifted His Excellency with two Bibles.
The sabbath was the highlight of this visit as the Wilsons joined church members for a massive celebration at Bingu National Stadium. During this memorable gathering, Elder Wilson encouraged church members to lift up the name of Jesus as they take part in the Total Member Involvement (TMI) initiative. Church members braved the cloudy day and celebrated the occasion by turning out in their numbers.
The Wilsons also took the time to visit Malamulo Publishing House and Blantyre Adventist Hospital. At the hospital, he reminded the staff members that they are the hands and feet of Jesus. He also expressed that the work that they are doing is not only valuable in Blantyre but transcends borders. We praise God for the growth of the church in Malawi!
Submitted by: Noel Sibanda