Ted Wilson points Brazilian governor to God



[Photo credit: Andrew McChesney]

Apr 29, 2019  |  Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, invited the governor of Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul to seek wisdom from God in handling a regional economic crisis, and the governor thanked the Adventist Church for improving people’s lives in his state.

The gubernatorial meeting came as Wilson made a two-day visit to southern Brazil, where he also observed the South Brazil Union Conference’s "Each One Saving One” program in action with stops at three urban centers of influence, three schools, three conference and mission offices, and two churches.

Governor Eduardo Leite ushered Wilson into his ornate marbled office in the state’s capital, Porto Alegre, and smiled wryly when Wilson remarked about the elegance of his Greco-Roman-style headquarters.

Leite, 34, said the massive building was constructed years before his state sank into billions of dollars of debt to the federal government.

"With the fiscal crisis, we have less power to help the population, so we need your help as the church to help the people,” said Leite, who was elected governor in 2018.

He expressed gratitude for the work that the church does for communities through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency and other programs.





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