February 7, 2014

Adventist World President to Visit Solomon Islands as Church Marks Centennial

It was 100 years ago
when Captain G. F. Jones sailed into Viru Harbour, New Georgia, on his boat, Advent
Herald, bringing the Adventist message to the Solomon Islands. To commemorate the arrival of Seventh-day
Adventist church in June 1914, Ted N. C. Wilson, world president of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church, will visit several islands next week.

Wilson will be
accompanied by Barry Oliver, president of the South Pacific Division, and other
church leaders. During the three-day
visit, the Solomon Islands Mission has prepared several programs to coincide
with the Wilson’s visit.

Wilson will meet with
several government and civic leaders, including the Government General of the
Solomon Islands, Sir Frank Kabui, Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, and Western
Provincial Premier Robert Kuve. Wilson will also speak at a camp meeting in
Kukudu island and a meeting of combined churches in Honiara.

Since the
establishment of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1914, the church grew and
increased in membership.
Today baptized membership of the Seventh-day Adventist
Church in the Solomon Islands reaches about 47,000. The church has members
and established congregations on every island in the Solomon Islands. 
worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, with more than 18 million baptized
members, is one of the fastest growing Christian denominations in the world.

from a report printed in the
Solomon Star newspaper.