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Map of 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.

Adventist Church in Jamaica welcomes stance that protects Sabbath keepers

Adventist Church in Jamaica welcomes stance that protects Sabbath keepers

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica has welcomed the stance taken by president of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) last week in Kingston, toward members of the Association who deny employment to Seventh-day Adventists....

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In Guyana, hundreds join the church through large evangelism impact

In Guyana, hundreds join the church through large evangelism impact

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Guyana recently celebrated historic evangelism efforts which brought more than 1,400 new believers into the church. Guyana, which belongs to the Caribbean Union, is located on the northern mainland of South...

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Inter-America leaders review best practices for evangelism and retention.

Inter-America leaders review best practices for evangelism and retention.

Dozens of administrators, pastors and lay preachers from the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout the Inter-American Division (IAD) met during a two-day summit to review evangelism practices and set new strategies to reach more people with the...

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In Puerto Rico, Adventist University inaugurates new health sciences simulation center

In Puerto Rico, Adventist University inaugurates new health sciences simulation center

Antillean Adventist University (AAU), an institution operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Puerto Rico, recently inaugurated a new Health Sciences Simulation Center. The state-of-the-art center will benefit future health care professionals...

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Youth-led One Year in Mission initiative re-launches in Inter-America

Youth-led One Year in Mission initiative re-launches in Inter-America

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists in Chiapas, Mexico, welcomed Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Adventist World Church, on Mar. 24, 2018, during a special celebration to highlight the ongoing service young people are providing in their cities and...

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In Mexico, Adventist Church helps believers affected by religious intolerance

In Mexico, Adventist Church helps believers affected by religious intolerance

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chiapas, Mexico, is helping victims of religious intolerance after four families were forced out of their homes by locals in the San Miguel Chiptip Community in Chiapas.  Agustin Alvarez, a baptized member...

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