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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.

Hurricane damaged Adventist school in St. Thomas gets cleaned up

Hurricane damaged Adventist school in St. Thomas gets cleaned up

Since hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on several educational institutions in the Virgin Islands, many schools have had to relocate their students. Thomas/St. John Seventh-day Adventist School, located in St. Thomas, lost 80 percent of its...

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In Puerto Rico, Adventist Church continues to strengthen communities in wake of hurricane devastation

In Puerto Rico, Adventist Church continues to strengthen communities in wake of hurricane devastation

The before story seems very distant, and the after story is still developing, says Pastor Jose Alberto Rodríguez, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Puerto Rico. Rodríguez never thought he would see his beloved island destroyed and...

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

In Puerto Rico, Adventist Church finds ways 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 Rico, came up with a plan to assist hundreds of...

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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 began on the island. “Today is a memorable...

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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 week. More than 160 children’s and...

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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 school, the wheelchair served a big purpose for...

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