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Inter-American

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 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

Jun 27, 2016

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...

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In Panama, members serve soup with a dash of hope

In Panama, members serve soup with a dash of hope

Jun 15, 2016

She saw homeless children. She saw troubled young people. She saw the forgotten elderly. These were heart-breaking scenes that moved Fulbia...

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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

May 24, 2016

Inspired by the need to have individuals protected after the 2014 outbreak of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus (Chik-V) in Jamaica that claimed...

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Adventist Church unveils Nebuchadnezzar statue to emphasize Bible study

Adventist Church unveils Nebuchadnezzar statue to emphasize Bible study

May 10, 2016

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Dominican Republic pointed to the Scriptures by displaying a statue of King Nebuchadnezzar as referenced in...

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Memorandum of Understanding to benefit Adventist hospitals across Inter-America

Memorandum of Understanding to benefit Adventist hospitals across Inter-America

May 02, 2016

(Correction - May 4, 2016: The sub-head was changed to reflect that the partnership between Health City Cayman Islands and Adventist Healthcare...

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In Caracas, 4,012 new believers are baptized into the Adventist Church during historic evangelistic celebration

In Caracas, 4,012 new believers are baptized into the Adventist Church during historic evangelistic celebration

Apr 19, 2016

The Seventh-day Adventist Church baptized 4,012 new members into the church during a historic evangelistic celebration in Caracas, Venezuela, on...

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