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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.

Seventh-day Adventist Church for the deaf to be established in Jamaica

Seventh-day Adventist Church for the deaf to be established in Jamaica

It will soon be easier for the deaf and hearing impaired in Jamaica to ‘hear’ the Adventist message as a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica moves forward with plans to establish a church for the...

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Adventist humanitarians deliver 52 tons of aid to drought-stricken region of Colombia

Adventist humanitarians deliver 52 tons of aid to drought-stricken region of Colombia

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Government leaders on the British Virgin Islands celebrate the 40th anniversary of the pathfinder ministry

Government leaders on the British Virgin Islands celebrate the 40th anniversary of the pathfinder ministry

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In Monterrey, the Adventist Church partners with the government to provide city-wide health education

In Monterrey, the Adventist Church partners with the government to provide city-wide health education

Representatives from the Ministry of Health from the city of Monterrey, Mexico, stood next to Seventh-day Adventist leaders in North Mexico to sign a memorandum of understanding, last month. The group...

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In Panama, members serve soup with a dash of hope

In Panama, members serve soup with a dash of hope

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Students from Northern Caribbean University are internationally recognized for creation of a natural mosquito repellant

Students from Northern Caribbean University are internationally recognized for creation of a natural mosquito repellant

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