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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.

ADRA prepares food and water assistance to help families in the Bahamas

ADRA prepares food and water assistance to help families in the Bahamas

Four days have passed since Category 5 Hurricane Dorian dumped heavy rain on the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands for more than 40 hours. As the storm tapers off, the devastation is immense. Families...

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In the Bahamas, Adventist Church accounting for members after Hurricane Dorian

In the Bahamas, Adventist Church accounting for members after Hurricane Dorian

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Nassau, The Bahamas, are still waiting to know the fate of the hundreds of members who have been affected by the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian on the hardest...

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ADRA readies to assist the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands slammed by Hurricane Dorian

ADRA readies to assist the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands slammed by Hurricane Dorian

Since Monday, September 2, the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the Bahamas were hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 185 mph with gusts of up to 220 mph. L...

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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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