Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church laid a stone at the foundation of the Medical School that is going to be built at the Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA).
On 12th May, 2016, Rwanda Union Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church received the President of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Ted Wilson and his wife Nancy Wilson. He then conducted a stone laying ceremony at the building site of some of the Medical School buildings in the Adventist University of Central Africa, Masoro Campus and proceeded to the TMI evangelistic campaigns that will take place in the whole of Rwanda for two weeks.
Dr. Papias Musafiri Malimba, The Minister of Education said that they are very thankful and grateful for this initiative of building and opening a Medical School and he attested that it will be beneficial to all Rwandans.
Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and his wife Nancy Wilson arrived at the Kigali International Airport at 12.30 pm. Several leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rwanda and the East Central Africa Division, evangelists and pastors led by Pr. Dr. Blasious Ruguri were among the delegates that received him.
All the visitors, led by Dr. Hesron Byilingiro were led to the Adventist University of Central Africa, Masoro Campus where the stone laying ceremony for the Medical School was going to take place.
Pastor Ted Wilson said that serving and respecting God is the source of knowledge and that in the Medical School students will not only learn about medicine but will also learn about God and serving Him.
“As Seventh-day Adventists we have to make sure that we show the exact meaning of being disciples of Jesus through helping the youth to know that good education has the background of knowing God and that is why this Medical School will be of great need and help”.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Papias Musafiri Malimba said that the Government expects that this Medical School will improve the health sector in Rwanda and it will make all Rwandans have good health.
Dr. Claver Ndahayo, the Vice Rector for Academics at AUCA expressed the importance of this Medical School and he also emphasized that this Medical School will not only benefit students but the whole of Rwanda. He further noted that the lecturers will treat Rwandans.
As expected the first intake of this school will be in September, 2017 and will be completed at a cost of USD$6,000,000 that is approximately Rwf.4,560,000,000 and it will host around 50 to 80 students.
Apart from having laid a foundation stone for these buildings, Pr. Ted Wilson will be in Rwanda for two (2) weeks in an evangelistic campaign that will start on 13th to 28th May, 2016 in about 2,300 sites spread in the whole of Rwanda.
These evangelistic campaigns have been coined TMI or Total Members Involvement in full. Besides teaching the word of God, these evangelistic campaigns will also include social activities and free medical care.