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North American

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was formed in this division in 1863, a region home to freedom of speech and religion.

This division is the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers. NAD sent out nearly half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.

This division is comprised of Bermuda, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, the French possession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the United States of America. There are about 1.1 million Seventh-day Adventist members among a population of 345 million.

The division operates a system of more than 850 elementary and secondary schools and 13 colleges and universities. Key institutions include Andrews University in Michigan, Oakwood University in Alabama, and Loma Linda University in California.

Loma Linda operates a medical school, which throughout the church’s history has produced healthcare professionals and missionaries who have served worldwide. Adventist health principles from this division have been documented to increase longevity, as noted in “National Geographic” magazine, reports from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in the book “Blue Zones.”

Adventist Community Services in North America responds to unprecedented flooding in Louisiana and damaging fires in California.

Adventist Community Services in North America responds to unprecedented flooding in Louisiana and damaging fires in California.

Aug 19, 2016

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) sprang to action after disasters hit Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Clayton, California last...

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God’s Closet outreach becomes a North American Division ministry

God’s Closet outreach becomes a North American Division ministry

Aug 18, 2016

Take an Adventist tradition, put a unique spin on it, and you have God’s Closet. Begun in 2009 as a local church outreach in Spokane, Washington,...

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2,000 served at Jumpstart Free Health Clinic in Killeen, Texas

2,000 served at Jumpstart Free Health Clinic in Killeen, Texas

Aug 17, 2016

Devon Darson cried when she called the Jumpstart Free Health Clinic number. “The guy answered the phone and said, ‘We’re here to serve you.’ And I...

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PUC freshman named "Sony Youth Photographer of the Year"

PUC freshman named "Sony Youth Photographer of the Year"

Aug 05, 2016

Sam Delaware, an 18-year-old freshman photography major at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, California, has been named Youth Photographer of...

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1,722 people get $6.5 million in free health care in West Virginia

1,722 people get $6.5 million in free health care in West Virginia

Jul 18, 2016

Seventh-day Adventist volunteers provided more than $6.5 million in free medical services to about 1,700 patients over three days at the first...

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Adventist ministry in British Columbia helps a single-mother through an extreme home makeover

Adventist ministry in British Columbia helps a single-mother through an extreme home makeover

Jul 12, 2016

Less than an hour before the Church in the Valley’s Extreme Home Repair (EHR) team unveiled their fifteenth renovated home to owner Sarah Scarrow,...

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