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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.

ADRA collaborates to train mental health provides in Sint Maarten

ADRA collaborates to train mental health provides in Sint Maarten

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Caribbean recently co-hosted psycho-social training for mental health professionals in St. Maarten to assist in building community resilience as the island still recovers from three...

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ADRA assists families affected by the recent volcano eruptions in Guatemala

ADRA assists families affected by the recent volcano eruptions in Guatemala

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Guatemala, with the help of its church member volunteers, continues to distribute water and food to families displaced by the deadly volcano eruptions in the south central region of...

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In St. Thomas, services resume in church building damaged by Hurricane Irma

In St. Thomas, services resume in church building damaged by Hurricane Irma

Eight months after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Philadelphia Adventist Church building in St. Thomas, worshipers returned for services in the lower level of the church on Sabbath, May 19, 2018. Since the category-5 storm hit last September,...

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In Jamaica, Adventists rally to support grief stricken community

In Jamaica, Adventists rally to support grief stricken community

Seventh-day Adventists in the western part of Jamaica organized a community impact program in light of the recent spate of violence in Grange Hill and the surrounding communities, which left seven persons dead, including two children, and another...

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In Central America, Bible Conference challenges pastors to uphold Bible Truths and Ellen G. White writings

In Central America, Bible Conference challenges pastors to uphold Bible Truths and Ellen G. White writings

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist pastors and laypersons from across Central America gathered recently for a Bible and Gift of Prophecy Conference to reaffirm their commitment to upholding Bible truths as the only rule of faith and practice. The...

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Leader brings distinctly Adventist voice to international Christian gathering

Leader brings distinctly Adventist voice to international Christian gathering

The third meeting of the Global Christian Forum, held April 24 to 27 in Bogotá, Colombia, provided an invaluable opportunity to be “salt and light” and to share key Seventh-day Adventist values with a unique audience, says Ganoune Diop, director of...

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