The president of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, Elder Ted Wilson, is currently visiting Uganda. The purpose is to share hope with church members and the Ugandan people, reminding them Jesus is coming soon.
Upon his arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Wilson was greeted with applause and acclamations. Before proceeding to Kampala, Wilson paused at a nearby beach at Lake Victoria where he met the press corps. After the press conference, he prayed for the journalists. He remembered most of their time is devoted to reporting crises and urged them to find space for informing people that God cares.
In the same city of Entebbe, church members from the “airport Adventist church” were gathered in the lawn. No sooner had he treaded the place, than a rainbow of singing cohorts welcomed him. His presence elated leaders from the Uganda Union and Uganda Central Conference who joined the congregation singing the love of God. Ted Wilson was pleasingly surprised when one of the church elders offered him a picture of his parents when they visited Uganda in the 80s.
In the evening, the Adventist president met the Adventist Service and Industries professionals (ASI) and Adventists young professionals (AYP) at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort for a dinner. The laity and the clergy presented wonderful projects they are doing together in Evangelism. In his remarks, Wilsons said he is proud of the unity of the church in Uganda. He encouraged them to continue striving for the well being of the community and to be grounded in the word of God for their prosperity. He said, “ We are not “Sadventist” but “Gladventists”.
Among the hosting key personalities was the minister of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ITC) Aida Nantamba, who is also an Adventist. She said she is not ashamed of being an Adventist even in her political career. Wilson thanked the government of Uganda for offering accommodation and security to the whole team accompanying him. Wilson came with his wife Nancy Wilson and a delegation of officers from the East-Central Africa Division (ECD), ECD media team and union officers from the East and Central Africa regions.
This article originally appeared on Adventist News Network.