World Church

South American

With a population of 315 million, the South American Division (SAD) has more than 2 million members and 10,600 churches. The division includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, with adjacent islands in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

This region has a strong collaborative spirit in working together in church projects and initiatives for outreach and service.

Brazil is the membership powerhouse of this division, and it has the largest Adventist Church membership of any country. Brazil’s national “Christmas Mutirão” campaign in the past five years collected nearly 30 tons of food, toys and clothes in eight countries of South America. The annual initiative is endorsed by numerous A-list celebrities, including soccer icon Pelé.

Peru also has a high member-to-population ratio, one of the highest for a large country.

The Adventist Church operates two medical schools in this division – in Argentina and Peru.

The division has 13 colleges and universities, five of which are in Brazil and three of which are in Argentina.

South America’s public relations training gets ultra-local

South America’s public relations training gets ultra-local

Jul 12, 2012

Corporate communication training usually pulls together directors from the upper echelons of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Last month, a...

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#Brazil, Adventist Bible reading initiative tops Twitter Monday

#Brazil, Adventist Bible reading initiative tops Twitter Monday

Jul 10, 2012

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s worldwide initiative to encourage daily Bible study was a top trending topic on Twitter for a couple hours...

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A "new time" for South America's Novo Tempo Adventist Network

A "new time" for South America's Novo Tempo Adventist Network

May 22, 2012

In one of the world's most densely populated and diverse continents, the Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and healing is going forth in an...

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Wilson, South American leaders put footprint on evangelism outreach

Wilson, South American leaders put footprint on evangelism outreach

May 17, 2012

Concluding a spring meeting for the South American Division, Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson put his foot down,...

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Adventist Church president leads thousands in massive Brazilian outreach

Adventist Church president leads thousands in massive Brazilian outreach

Mar 26, 2012

Before the start of a massive March 24 evangelistic outreach in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson, General Conference...

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In Peru, 20,000 youth outreach event delivers community service, evangelism support

In Peru, 20,000 youth outreach event delivers community service, evangelism support

Mar 16, 2012

Some 20,000 Seventh-day Adventist Peruvian youth committed a week or more of their summer vacation for service projects and evangelism outreach in...

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