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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 Puerto Rico, Adventist Church finds way to assist hundreds affected by Hurricane Maria

In Puerto Rico, Adventist Church finds way to assist hundreds affected by Hurricane Maria

How do you help a small poor town devastated by a powerful storm? How do you provide relief for families who lost almost everything during the storm? The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Loiza, Puerto...

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Adventist Church celebrates 100 years of growth in the Dominican Republic

Adventist Church celebrates 100 years of growth in the Dominican Republic

Seventh-day Adventists in the Dominican Republic recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the church. Church leaders and members alike celebrated the exponential growth since the Adventist message...

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Inter-America launches new VBS program for greater community outreach

Inter-America launches new VBS program for greater community outreach

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America continued on the heels of its recently launched Year of the Child and Adolescent with the unveiling of its new Vacation Bible School program last...

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ADRA helps boy with paralysis get new wheelchair

ADRA helps boy with paralysis get new wheelchair

Since he was 8-months-old, Juancito was a paralytic who depended heavily on others to get him around. By age 12 he was accustomed to moving from one location pushing himself around in a wheelchair. At...

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In Nicaragua, Adventist Church inaugurates brand new hospital facility

In Nicaragua, Adventist Church inaugurates brand new hospital facility

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nicaragua recently inaugurated a brand new facility for its Adventist Hospital in Estelí, Nicaragua. The facility becomes the only private hospital in the city,...

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Dominica goes from relief to rebuild thanks to International support

Dominica goes from relief to rebuild thanks to International support

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Dominica is currently transitioning from relief to rebuild, said the organization’s leaders in that Caribbean nation, after Hurricane María damaged...

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