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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.

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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It is Written begins spiritual rally in Lebanon

It is Written begins spiritual rally in Lebanon

The three churches in Lebanon combined for Friday and Sabbath services on the first weekend of March for a spiritual kick-off rally in the partnering of a year-long evangelism journey between It is Written and the churches in Beirut, Lebanon. ...

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Government of Sudan grants religious freedom to Adventist Church

Government of Sudan grants religious freedom to Adventist Church

Rick McEdward, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Middle East and North Africa, made his first visit to the nation of Sudan.  These days, the government of Sudan provides official registration for many church groups who are...

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New Adventist church building inaugurated in Erbil, Iraq

New Adventist church building inaugurated in Erbil, Iraq

The Seventh-day Adventist community inaugurated its first church in Erbil, the capital city of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, on Sunday, February 25. During the first service in the new church building on the Sabbath before, the church members...

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