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East-Central Africa

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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.

Hope Channel Tanzania evangelism yields big results

Hope Channel Tanzania evangelism yields big results

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Bujumbura pinned on a map of Africa

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From the Office of the President, Seventh-day Adventist World Headquarters, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States We have received very encouraging news and are happy to indicate that all...

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Commentary: What Seventh-day Adventists face in Burundi

Commentary: What Seventh-day Adventists face in Burundi

The following is a commentary on recent and concerning events in the African country of Burundi. For additional details and context to this developing story, we encourage you to also read a previously...

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Appeal from Seventh-day Adventist World Church President for urgent prayer

Appeal from Seventh-day Adventist World Church President for urgent prayer

I am earnestly appealing to Seventh-day Adventist church members, and others worldwide, to begin a strong, worldwide prayer initiative for our members and church organization in the central African...

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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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