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East-Central Africa

Map of East-Central Africa Division

East-Central Africa

The East-Central Africa Division is comprised of 11 countries. Amid a population of about 307 million, the Seventh-day Adventist Church counts more than 2.5 million members worshiping at more than 11,000 churches.

This division is home to the Adventist University of Africa in Kenya, which provides theological training to pastors across the continent. It also operates several other universities and many secondary schools.

The church in Rwanda has more than half a million members and is well regarded in the community. Rwandans are required to perform community service for basic country development on the last Saturday of each month, but the government allows Adventists to perform these duties on Sunday instead to accommodate Sabbath-observance.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency has major operations throughout the division.

Kenyan long-distance runner Abel Kirui, an Adventist Church member, won the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

7 boys don’t know their shy angel

7 boys don’t know their shy angel

Seven small boys caught Abigalle Nyatich’s attention as she waited in line for lunch after the Sabbath sermon. The shy 14-year-old girl had never seen the boys before. The oldest boy looked to be...

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Burundi celebrates unprecedented church growth through Total Member Involvement

Burundi celebrates unprecedented church growth through Total Member Involvement

The Burundi Union Mission, located in the East-Central Africa region of the World Church, has long hoped for assistance in fulfilling the gospel commission in their territory. After gaining valuable...

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Adventist University of Africa celebrates seventh graduation ceremony

Adventist University of Africa celebrates seventh graduation ceremony

The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) recently celebrated their seventh graduation weekend June 8-10. Sixty-seven graduates marched down the aisle to receive their honorable degrees. In his...

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Revelation of Hope yields over 19,000 baptisms in Tanzania

Revelation of Hope yields over 19,000 baptisms in Tanzania

More than 19,000 people were baptized after attending a Revelation of Hope series given by Seventh-day Adventist evangelist Mark Finley in Mwanza, Tanzania. Overwhelmed after watching thousands wade...

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Officers from East-Central Africa comfort church members who lost their relatives in a lightning strike in Rwanda

Officers from East-Central Africa comfort church members who lost their relatives in a lightning strike in Rwanda

Blacious Ruguri, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Central Africa and Jerome Habimana, treasurer of the Adventist Church in the same territory, brought a message of condolences to...

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Tanzanian Minister for Internal Affairs commends Adventists for their lifestyle as he launches Revelation of Hope evangelistic series

Tanzanian Minister for Internal Affairs commends Adventists for their lifestyle as he launches Revelation of Hope evangelistic series

The Minister for Internal Affairs in Tanzania, the Honorable Mwigulu Nchemba, launched a three-weeks satellite evangelism series, in the rocky city of Mwanza, on May 13. The minister arrived at...

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