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North American Division

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.”

Candle in the dark

The Texico Conference and Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists respond to mass shootings in their territory.

Editor’s Note:  On Saturday, August 3, 2019, a lone gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart in the U.S. state of Texas. 20 people were killed and at least 26 more wounded. The suspect was captured...

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“Put a pin in it”

“Put a pin in it”

Tens of thousands of Pathfinders are preparing for the Chosen International Camporee that will take place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Aug. 13-17, 2019. They’re double checking the website for the...

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La Sierra University Enactus Jamaica eLibrary project lands team in national spotlight.

La Sierra University Enactus Jamaica eLibrary project lands team in national spotlight.

As La Sierra University Enactus teammates Patrina Jamieson and Sherika Moulton watched from the floor of the cavernous Kansas City Convention Center on May 7, 2019, an emcee blared final results of...

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Jefferson City mayor thanks Iowa-Missouri Conference for disaster relief efforts

Jefferson City mayor thanks Iowa-Missouri Conference for disaster relief efforts

On Sabbath, June 8, Jefferson City mayor Carrie Tergin stopped by the 2019 Iowa-Missouri Camp Meeting in Centralia, Missouri, to express her thanks for recent disaster relief efforts Adventists have...

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The Adventist Church in North America honors historic promotion of an Adventist Chaplain serving in the U.S. Air Force

The Adventist Church in North America honors historic promotion of an Adventist Chaplain serving in the U.S. Air Force

Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries of the North American Division recognized Chaplain John Elliott of the United States Air Force on July 3, 2019, for his recent promotion to colonel. He is only the...

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Stepping forward to help during the U.S. border crisis

Stepping forward to help during the U.S. border crisis

As was reported by the Los Angeles Times, a way that a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Blythe, California (part of the Southeastern California Conference), has addressed community needs is by setting...

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