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Inter- American Division

The Inter-American Division (IAD) is comprised of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and the five northernmost countries of South America. This division reports more than 3.5 million members, making the division the church’s most populous region.

There are roughly 11,000 Adventist churches in this division, which is home to a population of nearly 280 million.

IAD is home to 13 Adventist universities. The region also operates 13 major hospitals, located in Belize, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Venezuela and three in Mexico.

Other major organizations within this division include the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, which offers graduate-level religious education to pastors and teachers on the campus of 10 affiliated Adventist universities and seminaries. Adventist Health Services in IAD serves as an association of all the Seventh-day Adventist healthcare institutions in the division.

In an effort to share the gospel throughout the region, IAD oversees nine media centers, seven radio stations and numerous Internet radio ministries.

In North Colombia, Adventist University provides Venezuela migrant families with business opportunities

In North Colombia, Adventist University provides Venezuela migrant families with business opportunities

Jhonny Alberto Peña clearly remembers March 22. It was the day he left his native Venezuela for the city of Medellin in neighboring Colombia. “It was hard when I left, to leave my family, my small...

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Adventist leaders challenged to understand their role in carrying out the Mission

Adventist leaders challenged to understand their role in carrying out the Mission

President for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America (IAD), Elie Henry, challenged church administrators and leaders at this year’s territory-wide leadership training conference opening...

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President of Colombia reassures religious freedom to faith-based leaders

President of Colombia reassures religious freedom to faith-based leaders

President of Colombia Ivan Duque shared his commitment to upholding religious liberty in Colombia during a special breakfast to commemorate its Religious Liberty National Day in Colombia, on July 4,...

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Residents benefit from GAiN Jamaica Conference free health fair in Montego Bay

Residents benefit from GAiN Jamaica Conference free health fair in Montego Bay

More than 120 residents of the Lilliput Community were treated to a free health fair on July 7, 2019. The fair was organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica through its Global Adventist...

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Adventists plant dozens of coconut trees to beautify beach shores on Tortola

Adventists plant dozens of coconut trees to beautify beach shores on Tortola

Members of the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church on the Caribbean Island of Tortola recently planted dozens of coconut trees along the shores in an efforts to beautify their island after...

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Adventist Church in Costa Rica and Nicaragua commit to reaching former members

Adventist Church in Costa Rica and Nicaragua commit to reaching former members

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Central American Union, which comprises of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, officially launched Inter-America’s territory-wide initiative to seek out former...

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