Ted N.C. Wilson thanks Burundian members for their loyalty and faithfulness to the Advent message.
January 28, 2020
/ Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
/ Ted N.C. Wilson, president, Seventh-day Adventist World Church
Editors Note: Since May of 2019, the Adventist Church members in Burundi have endured ongoing persecution from the countries government. On October 24, the president of the Burundi Union Mission, pastor Lamec Barishinga, was arrested. This arrest was part of an escalating series of threats and attacks on the Seventh-day Adventist Church by the government of Burundi. For further reading about the situation of our Adventist brother and sisters in Burundi, please visit the Pray for Burundi website.
Below is a letter to the Adventist Church in Burundi from Seventh-day World Church President, Ted N.C. Wilson
Dear Seventh-day Adventist Brothers and Sisters in Burundi,
Thank you for your loyalty and faithfulness to God’s precious worldwide Advent movement. Thank you for continuing to proclaim God’s Word and the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14 and the fourth angel of Revelation 18. Even though you face many challenges and difficulties, God is by your side and will be your Protector. It is a privilege to continue to pray for you. Be of good courage, God will take care of you.
Remain focused on staying close to Christ each day through Bible study, study of the Spirit of Prophecy, earnest prayer, and telling someone else about the marvelous truth in Christ that is embodied in the proclamation of the Advent movement. As you participate in local church activities, please continue to support and pray for your spiritual leaders in local churches, local fields, and the Burundi Union. I will continue to pray for your Burundi Union president, Pastor Lamec Barashinga, and your many other humble, spiritual leaders. God will give them encouragement and spiritual strength for all they need to do.