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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 Inter-America, church leaders challenged to retain, engage and empower youth

In Inter-America, church leaders challenged to retain, engage and empower youth

“Sometimes we don’t like the shoes or the crazy hair our young people wear, but they are the future leaders of our church,” said Josney Rodríguez, who oversees thousands of pastors and church elders...

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In South Colombia, Adventists leaders give our books to dozens of Senators

In South Colombia, Adventists leaders give our books to dozens of Senators

Senators at the Congress Building in Bogota, Colombia, were recently visited by a group of Seventh-day Adventists to highlight the church’s values on strong families.  Church leaders, along with a...

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Adventists distribute 2 million copies of this year’s missionary book in Chiapas, Mexico

Adventists distribute 2 million copies of this year’s missionary book in Chiapas, Mexico

More than 200,000 Seventh-day Adventists in Chiapas, Mexico, distributed two million copies of the book Hope for Today’s Families to homes, businesses, and people in public places on Sabbath, May 11,...

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In Mexico, thousands of Adventists clean the street in Chiapas

In Mexico, thousands of Adventists clean the street in Chiapas

More than 5,000 Seventh-day Adventists in Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiapas, Mexico, cleaned streets in support of the city’s “Let’s Clean Tuxtla” initiative.  Thousands of children, young people and...

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Adventist leaders in Inter-America challenged to focus more on mission

Adventist leaders in Inter-America challenged to focus more on mission

“I don’t know what impression you’re taking with you as you leave these meetings but we still have a great mission to fulfill,” said Inter-American Division (IAD) President Pastor Elie Henry, as...

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Inter-America to embark in comprehensive evangelism and discipleship efforts

Inter-America to embark in comprehensive evangelism and discipleship efforts

Top administrators and leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from throughout the Inter-American Division (IAD) began their mid-year annual business meetings this week. They are reviewing...

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