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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.

Adventist youth initiative offers educational grants and free healthcare in Central Jamaica

Adventist youth initiative offers educational grants and free healthcare in Central Jamaica

Twenty students received grants as part of the overall free medical and physical work undertaken by approximately 5,000 young people during the annual Operation Save-a-Youth (OSAY) held on March 17,...

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ADRA Colombia provides assistance to thousands of Venezuelan migrants

ADRA Colombia provides assistance to thousands of Venezuelan migrants

For the past seven months, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency  (ADRA) in Colombia has been providing assistance to thousands of migrating Venezuelans who have crossed into the eastern border...

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In North Columbia, local Adventist Churches raise funds to support Venezuelan migrants

In North Columbia, local Adventist Churches raise funds to support Venezuelan migrants

Eager to assist the thousands of Venezuelans coming into Colombia, several Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Rio Grande, in the state of Antioquia, in North Colombia, recently hosted a special dinner...

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On St. Maarten, Adventist school spreads awareness on World Down Syndrome Day

On St. Maarten, Adventist school spreads awareness on World Down Syndrome Day

Elementary students at the St. Maarten Seventh-day Adventist School wore colored socks and donated $1 US dollar during a special activity in observance of the World Down Syndrome Day, on March 21,...

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Adventists on Saba Partner with government to provide new bicycles to underprivileged

Adventists on Saba Partner with government to provide new bicycles to underprivileged

Members of the Mount Scenery Seventh-day Adventist Church on the Caribbean island of Saba recently distributed 33 brand new bicycles to a group of children and young people from needy communities...

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Young people in Inter-America touch lives of thousands during Global Youth Day

Young people in Inter-America touch lives of thousands during Global Youth Day

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist young people embraced service with passion, out-stretched arms and bright smiles to touch the lives of people in cities and communities across the Inter-American...

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