December 10, 2013

G.C. President offers condolences on Mandela's death

<strong>SOUTH AFRICAN LEADER: </strong>Nelson Mandela, then-President of the Republic of South Africa, on a visit to Washington, D.C., in 1998. U.S. President Bill Clinton is at left. (White House photo via Wikimedia)Seventh-day Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson released the following statement regarding the passing of statesman Nelson Mandela:

“The global Seventh-day Adventist Church joins the people of South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela. His life of forgiveness and reconciliation served as a light in a world that too often lives in the shadow of reprisal, anger and malice.

“May all reflect on his important efforts to bring people together in peace. What a joy that we can also be part of that process as we are reconciled to God and each other by the grace of Jesus Christ, the Prince of peace. We offer our sympathy and condolences to the Mandela family and the citizens of South Africa.”

Ted N. C. Wilson

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists