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Inter-American

The Inter-American Division (IAD) is comprised of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and the five northernmost countries of South America. This division reports more than 3.5 million members, making the division the church’s most populous region.

There are roughly 11,000 Adventist churches in this division, which is home to a population of nearly 280 million.

IAD is home to 13 Adventist universities. The region also operates 13 major hospitals, located in Belize, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Venezuela and three in Mexico.

Other major organizations within this division include the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, which offers graduate-level religious education to pastors and teachers on the campus of 10 affiliated Adventist universities and seminaries. Adventist Health Services in IAD serves as an association of all the Seventh-day Adventist healthcare institutions in the division.

In an effort to share the gospel throughout the region, IAD oversees nine media centers, seven radio stations and numerous Internet radio ministries.

In Inter-America, Congress promotes religious freedom across the region

In Inter-America, Congress promotes religious freedom across the region

Mar 30, 2015

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America held it’s second religious liberty congress in the city of Medellin, Colombia, Mar. 18-19, 2015.

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Mayor of Belize’s Largest City Praises Adventist Education

Mayor of Belize’s Largest City Praises Adventist Education

Mar 23, 2015

The mayor of Belize’s largest city praised the Seventh-day Adventist Church for its work in the Central American country and underscored his...

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1,500 Baptized Under El Salvador’s Scorching Sun

1,500 Baptized Under El Salvador’s Scorching Sun

Mar 23, 2015

The Adventist Church in El Salvador has baptized 1,500 people, including 870 people on a sweltering Sabbath day, as it presses ahead with plans to...

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Tears and Hugs at Mass Baptism in Nicaragua

Tears and Hugs at Mass Baptism in Nicaragua

Mar 23, 2015

Thousands of people, many hugging each other and weeping with joy, thronged around a vast lake for a mass baptism last weekend that concluded the...

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New Panama Union Baptizes 2,530

New Panama Union Baptizes 2,530

Mar 23, 2015

The Adventist Church’s newly formed Panama Union Mission announced that 2,530 people have been baptized since January as the result of a major...

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In Jamaica, local Adventist ministry presents senior citizen with new home

In Jamaica, local Adventist ministry presents senior citizen with new home

Dec 11, 2014

A men’s group from a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica brought an early Christmas present to a local resident who lived in a dilapidated home...

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