World leader ends visit here - Solomon Star News

World leader ends visit here

12 February 2014

SEVENTH Day Adventist (SDA) world leader, Pr Ted Wilson has finally wrapped up his visit here and left for Fiji yesterday.

He arrived in the country on Sunday, visited Governor General Sir Frank Kabui before flying down to Kukudu, Western province where he met members of the church at a camp meeting there.

He returned to Honiara on Monday where he met with the Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo who later hosted a lunch in his honour.

On Monday he paid tribute to pioneer church leaders of the Church during a visit to Betikama cemetery before rededicating the Betikama college chapel.

He then joined the minister of health Charles Sigoto and South Pacific Division President Barry Oliver and Solomon Islands Mission (SIM) President Pr George Fafale to officiate in a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a new Wellness Centre – a sister campus of Pacific Adventist University (PAU) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

On Monday night he preached to thousands of members at the Maranatha Hall. The evening church program was also attended by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and a number of government officials.

Yesterday morning he met with the staff of SIM at the head office where he encouraged them to continue serve the church through their profession.

A final combine meeting was held at the Maranatha hall yesterday morning before Pr Wilson and his delegation left for Fiji at lunch time.

The top leader was here to mark the centennial of 100 years of the arrival of Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church in the Solomon Islands.

In his brief remarks here, he said it was a privilege to visit Solomon Islands and commemorate in the 100 years of SDA church here.

In Fiji, Pr Wilson will unveil the newly established Fulton College which has been relocated from Tailevu to Nadi.

The SDA members and Adventist school students have come out in numbers to farewell Pr Wilson and his delegation yesterday morning.