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.

In Ecuador, ADRA assisting indigenous families living near volcano

In Ecuador, ADRA assisting indigenous families living near volcano

Jan 03, 2012

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency last month distributed disposable facemasks and eye solution to an estimated 4,500 families living near...

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South America to send four pastors to Middle East

South America to send four pastors to Middle East

Dec 15, 2011

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s South American Division voted last month to send four pastors to the denomination’s newly created Greater Middle...

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In South America, leaders offer preview of 'The Great Hope' distribution

In South America, leaders offer preview of 'The Great Hope' distribution

Nov 07, 2011

Hundreds of South America Seventh-day Adventist leaders and their spouses spent a recent Saturday morning distributing copies of The Great Hope. The...

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New administrative region in Brazil recognizes growth, financial independence

New administrative region in Brazil recognizes growth, financial independence

Oct 12, 2011

Top Seventh-day Adventist world church leadership today voted to split the Northeast Brazil Union Mission into two administrative bodies -- the...

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Argentinian Adventist university sends first missionaries to 10/40 Window

Argentinian Adventist university sends first missionaries to 10/40 Window

Sep 09, 2011

Three South American couples dedicated for service at a mission conference last week will be the first Seventh-day Adventist missionaries that River...

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Seek a 'life aligned with God's will,' church president for South America says

Seek a 'life aligned with God's will,' church president for South America says

Sep 08, 2011

True spiritual revival generates a "life aligned with God's will," the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South America said...

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