There was jubilation at the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe Friday as Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Global Leader, Elder Pastor Ted Wilson, jetted into the country ahead of Saturday’s big sabbath slated for Bingu National Stadium.
Church leaders, SDA women and members of Adventist Youth came in their large numbers to welcome their global leader, who later proceeded to Kamuzu Palace to meet President Peter Mutharika.
Wilson, who has already visited Jordan, Ghana and South Africa, said he was happy to come to Malawi.
“We have been anticipating a wonderful opportunity of being with our church members, of encouraging them, not simply to provide some public event but to help them personally to share the love of Christ and his soon coming with everyone they meet.
“That will be our objective when we meet in the beautiful, wonderful large meeting. Also to help government officials and community leaders to know that Seventh Day Adventists are positive, encouraged citizens of the country following Jesus’ method of helping people physically, mentally, socially and spiritually,” Wilson said.
SDA Malawi Union President, Frackson Kuyama, said they are happy to welcome Wilson in Malawi.
“We expect church faithful as well as Malawians of goodwill to come and be part of this historic worship service,” Kuyama said.
According to Kuyama, Wilson is also expected to visit Malamulo campus in Thyolo District and Blantyre Adventist Hospital.
Wilson, who is based in the United States of America, is expected to leave the country on Monday on his way to Angola.