SPD leaders visit Fulton for the first time after the pandemic

Dr Wayne Krause (centre) presented a sermon on Sabbath morning.

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Following a long period of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Fulton Adventist University College students and staff were delighted to welcome special guests from the South Pacific Division (SPD) on campus over the weekend of April 24.

SPD Adventist Mission director Dr Wayne Krause and education director Dr David McClintock spent the weekend on campus, where they joined in programs and shared stories and insights.

“Dr David McClintock shared captivating stories during vespers, AYs and closing Sabbath programs from his many years living and working within the Pacific and encouraged everyone to remain faithful to God’s leading,” said Fulton principal Dr Malcolm Coulson.

Dr McClintock also conducted professional development at Fulton on the integration of faith and learning and took the opportunity to visit local Adventist schools along with Trans Pacific Union Mission education director Mele Vaihola and Fiji Mission education director Anasa Vateitei.

Left to right: Anasa Vateitei, Dr David McClintock, Ben Turner (head teacher of Mana Adventist School), and Mele Vaihola.

Meanwhile, Dr Krause met with college staff and TPUM ministerial secretary Pastor Linray Tutuo to discuss ways to enhance the knowledge and skills of all Fulton students in disciple-making, church planting, mission to the cities and cross-cultural ministry. He also presented a sermon, speaking of the need for us to follow Jesus’ example and be willing to “go to the other side” in sharing the gospel.

The two SPD leaders were pleased to see the involvement of students and staff in the small group Sabbath school program and the vibrant worship programs.

“Being able to spend a few days at Fulton Adventist University College was delightful,” said Dr McClintock.

“The enthusiastic welcomes, the wonderful harmony in the musical items in the multi-purpose centre, the wide smiles, attentive listeners as stories from the Pacific were shared. The staff team is united and well-led. Students are clearly happy to be back in a face-to-face learning mode.”

“Worship was made meaningful, relevant and eagerly embraced from young to old.”

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