Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wilson visited the French Polynesia and Indonesia presidents

Seventh-day Adventist Church president Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson with French Polynesia President Oscar Temaru (left). And Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right)

• In Tahiti, Wilson urges spiritual leadership to President Temaru

Authentic spirituality is at the core of the Seventh-day Adventist message, church President Ted N. C. Wilson said during an official visit with the leader of French Polynesia last week (February 8).

The Adventist world church leader met with President Oscar Temaru and other French Polynesian government officials at the president’s office in Papeete, Tahiti, while on a tour of the South Pacific island groups. [...] Local Adventist Church leaders credited the strong turnout to members who brought their friends and neighbors to the rally. There are about 4,600 Adventists in French Polynesia, spread over some 130 islands. [...] The Adventist Church operates 37 churches in French Polynesia, as well as a college and media center ... ► Read the full story in ANN

• President TEMARU receives the visit of President of the Adventist Church worldwide, Ted Wilson ... ► Read the full La Présidence│Polynésie Française Official Report. FrenchEnglish

• Wilson affirms Indonesia president’s religious freedom commitment

In a meeting with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Seventh-day Adventist Church president Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson affirmed the nation’s goal of upholding religious freedom in the Southeast Asian country.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute in this country, and I am grateful to the president for the religious freedom granted to groups in Indonesia,” Wilson said to a press corps after a meeting with the president on February 12 ... The two leaders met at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base near Jakarta.

[...] Wilson visited Indonesia last week at the request of local church officials to celebrate the long history of the Adventist Church’s service in the country. The Adventist Church operates several healthcare organizations and schools in Indonesia. More than 100,000 patients are served annually through four hospitals, and approximately 40,000 students are enrolled in 372 schools.

There are roughly 250,000 Adventist Church members in Indonesia, where the majority population is Muslim ... ► Read the full story in ANN

• President of Seventh Day Adventist Church Prays for SBY and for Indonesia ... ► Read the full Sekretariat Kabinet│Republik Indonesia Official Report

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