In Malawi, Wilson’s visit received extensive coverage in the media, and large throngs of people followed him wherever he went.
Solomon Maphosa, president of the Adventist Church’s Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division, who accompanied Wilson, said he was impressed with the large turnouts and the relevancy of Wilson’s message.
“I can’t remember a place where he spoke and didn’t mention the three angels’ messages,” he said. “If we don’t talk about it, who will?”
In an indication of the far-reaching impact of the message, it resurfaced on a cake at Lake Malawi. A chef at a lake-side hotel, nearly a two-hour drive east of Lilongwe, made a cake in the shape of a black Bible with red-edged pages. On top, he piped the words, “Matthew 14:14,” in blue icing.
The chef, Kapina Moyo, presented the cake to Wilson and other visiting church leaders as their trip to Malawi came to a close.
“I was touched while watching the sermon on television,” said Moyo, who belongs to another Christian denomination. “So I decided to bake a cake.”