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Middle East and North Africa

Maps of Middle East and North Africa Division

Middle East and North Africa Union

The Middle East and North Africa Union is comprised of 20 countries. The region is bordered by Morocco to the west, Iran to the east, Turkey to the north and Sudan to the south. The population of the region is about 500 million people.  

The region is home to 48 cities that each have a population of more than 1 million people. Languages in this region include Arabic, Turkish, Berber, Farsi, French and English.

The denomination operates Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon, which was established in 1939. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country.

Adventists help in volcanic eruption aftermath in Hawaii

Adventists help in volcanic eruption aftermath in Hawaii

In 2018, Adventist Community Services (ACS) has found itself dealing with fires in Colorado, floods in the south, continued evaluation what assistance will look like in U.S. border states, and ongoing volcano aftermath in Hawaii. Since May 3, more...

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Larry Lichtenwalter is New President of Middle East University

Larry Lichtenwalter is New President of Middle East University

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 the Board of Trustees of Middle East University met and elected Dr. Larry Lichtenwalter as its new president. Holding a PhD from Andrews University, he is a published author, renowned speaker, and international lecturer. As...

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Lebanese president affirms Adventist Church’s service

Lebanese president affirms Adventist Church’s service

A delegation of eight from the Middle East and North Africa Union and Middle East University visited the Lebanese presidential palace accompanied by the newly elected Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Edgar Traboulsi on June 12, 2018.  His...

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Myron Iseminger, World Church Undersecretary, returns to Egypt as new field president

Myron Iseminger, World Church Undersecretary, returns to Egypt as new field president

Myron Iseminger is excited to be returning to the Egypt-Sudan Field (ESF) in the Middle East North Africa Union (MENA). Serving as treasurer for the Egypt Field from 1996 to 2001, Iseminger is returning 17 years later as President.  Currently...

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Adventist University students serve Jordanian community with health and art

Adventist University students serve Jordanian community with health and art

A group of 17 students and 3 staff from Middle East University (MEU) in Lebanon took part in an international service trip over spring break to Irbid, Jordan from March 30 to April 8, 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. ​The students represented four different...

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Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Adventist youth around the world deliberately missed out on hearing a sermon on Saturday, March 17, choosing instead to “Be The Sermon” in celebration of Global Youth Day 2018 Thousands of young Adventists ran water and food drives in their...

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