Solid Focus on Total Member Involvement
Later that day, Wilson highlighted TMI during a City Hall meeting with Lilongwe Mayor Juliana Kaduya and other municipal leaders.
He kept the focus on TMI while addressing 600 people at Lilongwe Central Seventh-day Adventist Church that evening and during Feb. 9 stops at Blantyre Adventist Hospital and Malamulo Seventh-day Adventist Mission. Blantyre Adventist Hospital is located in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital, about 190 miles (300 kilometers) south of Lilongwe, while Malamulo is a 20-minute drive south of Blantyre. Malamulo, founded in 1902 as the church’s first mission station in Malawi, today is the site of Malamulo Adventist Hospital, a campus of Malawi Adventist University, and Malamulo Publishing House.
In all his meetings, Wilson reminded church members that TMI means proclaiming the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14 that Jesus is coming soon.
The major thrust of his message came during the Sabbath sermon at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Feb. 8. Urging church members to follow Jesus’ example of compassion, Wilson read Matthew 14:14, which says, “And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick” (NKJV).
Continuing with Matthew 14:15-21, Wilson related the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 and appealed to church members to be like the boy who gave his five loaves and two fish to Jesus.
“Give what you have to Jesus, and He will multiple it,” he said, according to a summary on his Facebook page. “Give Him what you have, and He will use it to His glory.”
Turnout and Relevancy
TMI, introduced in 2015, has been enthusiastically embraced by many church members worldwide, and it is credited with a surge in baptisms in some countries, notably a record 110,000 baptisms in three weeks in Rwanda in 2016. The next major TMI evangelistic effort is expected to result in thousands of baptisms in Papua New Guinea in May 2020.