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Inter-American

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.

In Mexico, tragic bus accident leaves 17 dead and more injured.

In Mexico, tragic bus accident leaves 17 dead and more injured.

Seventh-day Adventists, in Chiapas, Mexico, are still in shock after a rented bus carrying 46 church members, mostly young people, fell into a 270 foot, or 90-meter, ravine yesterday killing 16 and...

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After decades of prayer, Adventists dedicate state-of-the-art church in Cuba

After decades of prayer, Adventists dedicate state-of-the-art church in Cuba

Years of earnest prayer came to a happy ending for the 200 members of the Cardenas Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cardenas, Matanzas, Cuba, as they dedicated a new church building in a special...

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In Haiti, ADRA delivers aid to hundreds still affected by Hurricane Matthew

In Haiti, ADRA delivers aid to hundreds still affected by Hurricane Matthew

The Adventist Development and Relief in Haiti recently distributed water purification units and food kits to displaced families still affected by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the island-nation last...

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Adventist hospital in Jamaica, site of a first-in-the-world surgery

Adventist hospital in Jamaica, site of a first-in-the-world surgery

Seventh-day Adventist-ownedAndrews Memorial Hospital (AMH) in Kingston, Jamaica, was the Center of Excellence site where a patient was the first ever to benefit from a 4-level viscoelastic cervical...

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Adventist Churches Connect with Single Mothers in British Virgin Islands

Adventist Churches Connect with Single Mothers in British Virgin Islands

In the small Caribbean Island of Tortola, four Seventh-day Adventist congregations came together last week to offer free car washes for single mothers in their communities. Church members from the...

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In Mexico City, Adventist school among top 20 primary schools

In Mexico City, Adventist school among top 20 primary schools

An Adventist school in the district of Benito Juarez in Mexico City, Mexico, was recently declared one of 20 best primary schools across the federal district. Miguel Angel Asturias Adventist School, a...

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