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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.

St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

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In North Colombia, church assists Adventist Venezuelan migrant families

In North Colombia, church assists Adventist Venezuelan migrant families

“If cancer hasn’t beaten me, neither will hunger,” said Norbis Sánchez before leaving her native Venezuela for Colombia to get away from the economic, social, and political strife plaguing her home...

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In Mexico, Adventists further health impact across Chiapas with new mobile health vehicles

In Mexico, Adventists further health impact across Chiapas with new mobile health vehicles

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chiapas, Mexico, highlighted its comprehensive health impact plan with eight brand-new vehicles during a special ceremony held in Tuxtla, Gutiérrez, Chiapas, June...

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In Inter-America, leaders unveil soul-winning plan to baptize more than 200,000 in 12 months

In Inter-America, leaders unveil soul-winning plan to baptize more than 200,000 in 12 months

The Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership in the Inter-American Division (IAD) wants all of its administrators, pastors, lay preachers, Bible instructors, small group leaders and church members to...

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Montemorelos University is recognized for contribution to health during International Congress

Montemorelos University is recognized for contribution to health during International Congress

Montemorelos University leaders were recently presented with a first-place win for their research findings of a study that will contribute to the international health community network around the...

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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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