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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.

Church workers serve non-Christian teens in West Beirut, Lebanon

Church workers serve non-Christian teens in West Beirut, Lebanon

“Any day doing this is better than a day in the office,” said a member of the Middle East and North Africa Union (MENA) staff, after spending a day in community service at Mouseitbeh Adventist Secondary School (MASS) in West Beirut, Lebanon. He had...

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26 new believers baptized in the Middle East

26 new believers baptized in the Middle East

Twenty-six new believers were baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church at the end of the Gulf Field camp-meeting held from October 18-21 in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The new members will join the fellowship of seven Gulf Field...

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Lebanese teens learn value of community service

Lebanese teens learn value of community service

On a humid summer morning, 34 teenagers from all over Lebanon descended on the campus of the Middle East University for the second annual, three-day science camp held from July 18-20. Before the camp, a health expo was organized by the Middle East...

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A call for Tentmakers

A call for Tentmakers

Hundreds of millions of people in the Middle East North Africa region do not know that eternal life and salvation is in Jesus Christ.  And there are very few Seventh-day Adventists-about 3500 out of 500 million people-that live in this...

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The Adventist Church in Egypt responds to the most recent terrorist attack

The Adventist Church in Egypt responds to the most recent terrorist attack

Seventh-day Adventists in Egypt and across the Middle East and North Africa grieve for the innocent victims of the atrocious and cowardly terrorist attack that took place on May 26, 2017, on a bus traveling to a monastery in Minya. At least 29 were...

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Second oldest Adventist Church in Egypt dedicated new church for mission

Second oldest Adventist Church in Egypt dedicated new church for mission

Members of the Adventist church in Tatalea—a four-hour drive south of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt— had prayed about their tumbledown old church building for a long time.  Tatalea church first opened its doors for worshipers in 1966,...

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