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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.

Adventists in Rwanda celebrate 100 years of mission

Adventists in Rwanda celebrate 100 years of mission

More than 40,000 Seventh-day Adventists in Rwanda flocked to the Amahoro National Stadium, located in the capitol city of Kigali, to celebrate 100 years of Adventism in the country.  President of the...

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AdventistHelp and ADRA partner to construct field hospital in Uganda

AdventistHelp and ADRA partner to construct field hospital in Uganda

AdventistHelp was founded in 2015 as a medical humanitarian initiative in response to the overwhelming refugee crisis in the Middle East at the time. Their first major project was to provide an...

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Seventh-day Adventist World Church President writes letter of encouragement to church members in Burundi

The following message has been sent to our faithful brothers and sisters in Burundi via the East-Central Africa Division, and a copy has been posted on the website of the East-Central Africa Division ...

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Uganda celebrates World Refugee Sabbath inside refugee settlement

Uganda celebrates World Refugee Sabbath inside refugee settlement

President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Uganda and Board Chairman for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Uganda, Daniel Matte, applauded the leadership of General Yoweri...

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Hope Channel Tanzania evangelism yields big results

Hope Channel Tanzania evangelism yields big results

For three weeks, Hope Channel Tanzania livestreamed the gospel across the country to more than 4,000 sites. Through family life programs, health messages emphasizing nutrition and sermons, the event...

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Adventist Detainees Released from Burundi Prison

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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