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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.

In Colombia, Adventist church feeds hundreds of Venezuelan migrants every week

In Colombia, Adventist church feeds hundreds of Venezuelan migrants every week

What began nearly two years ago as an idea to feed a group of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia turned into an on-going project that has mobilized Seventh-day Adventists to feed over 18,000 more people....

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In St. Vincent, Prime Minister praises the work of the Adventist Church during inauguration of new headquarters

In St. Vincent, Prime Minister praises the work of the Adventist Church during inauguration of new headquarters

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and The Grenadines praised the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on the islands for the contribution to the development of the nation during the church’s...

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In Inter-America, thousands of Pathfinders pitch their tents for spring break

In Inter-America, thousands of Pathfinders pitch their tents for spring break

For thousands of young Seventh-day Adventists across the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory, spring break week in April is pathfinder camporee time – a time to go camping with their peers, learn...

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Volunteers paint, build and provide health education in Costa Rica

Volunteers paint, build and provide health education in Costa Rica

In late March 2019, 106 volunteers from 11 separate groups joined together in Costa Rica for Maranatha’s annual “Multiple Group” mission trip, focusing on work sites near the town of Guayabo, in...

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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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