It was a mammoth crowd at Kololo ceremonial Centre as World Seventh Day Adventist leader Pr. Dr. Ted Wilson held a grand worship.
Dr. Ted Wilson is the president of the general Conference of the SDA Church – or to put it into a better and understandable context, he is the ‘Pope’ of the SDA.
He, and his wife, Nancy Wilson, have been in Uganda for a four day pastoral visit, since Wednesday 14th.
At Kololo, Wilson was welcomed by not only the SDA believers but also the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni and his vice, Edward Ssekandi.
Other dignitaries at the event were Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanya, State Minister for ICT Hon Aidah Nantaba, former Deputy Chief Justice Kavuma, some members of parliament and other SDA leaders.
Wilson Opens New Offices in Kireka
After Kololo, Wilson and his wife reserved time in the afternoon to visit the famous Kireka SDA Church where he opened the new magnificent church offices.
On arrival, he was handed a bouquet, given a guard of honor, laid a foundation stone, cut a ribbon and signed in the visitors’ book amidst cheers and songs of hymns from the believers who had gathered at the premises since morning.
Thereafter, he was taken to the Boardroom where he talked to the church leaders for about 10 minutes, visited the Church’s Radio Station (Prime Radio) before departing.
The Impact of his Four day visit
The world SDA leader’s four day pastoral visit has seen him request President Museveni to cancel the School Examinations done on Saturday (Sabbath for the SDA Church) in a meeting at State house, an idea the President accepted.
He talked to the youth at Bugema University, dedicated a church building project in Lira, laid a foundation stone for soya factory in Bunga on Friday and he also preached in Kasese, Jinja among others.