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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.

Adventist World Radio initiates African producers into hands-on Total Member Involvement experience

Adventist World Radio initiates African producers into hands-on Total Member Involvement experience

Recently, Adventist World Radio (AWR) gathered more than 90 radio producers from nearly 30 countries in Africa to the city of Arusha, Tanzania for two weeks of training and evangelism that resulted in...

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Maranatha builds dorm, well for Kenya Rescue Center

Maranatha builds dorm, well for Kenya Rescue Center

For most children, a new bed and bedding isn’t likely to elicit whoops of joy, but for 150 girls at the Kajiado Adventist School and Rescue Center, in Kenya, the dedication of a new dormitory and new...

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Total Member Involvement medical team helps the people of Juba prepare for malaria season

Total Member Involvement medical team helps the people of Juba prepare for malaria season

A team of Adventists health professionals from South Sudan impacted the community during a recent Total Member Involvement event in the capitol city of Juba. In cooperation with the country’s...

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Health ministry paves the way for Total Member Involvement evangelism in Ethiopia

Health ministry paves the way for Total Member Involvement evangelism in Ethiopia

Prior to Total Member Involvement evangelistic meetings, Adventists in Ethiopia have organized a series of health expositions in various parts of the country.  Unlike other countries within the...

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11 -year-old boy never runs out of money

11 -year-old boy never runs out of money

Little Alvan Harold liked hearing coins jingling in his pocket as he walked home from school in Kisumu, Kenya. Then he could stop by a shop and buy some crunchy nuts or a creamy ice cream. One day,...

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Mission impossible becomes mission possible

Mission impossible becomes mission possible

Burundi Adventist soldiers are playing an important role in evangelism that has already led many souls to Jesus. The troops are on a peace-keeping mission in Somalia, assigned to them by the United...

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