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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 leader offers prayers for families affected by Fort McMurray wildfire

Adventist leader offers prayers for families affected by Fort McMurray wildfire

May 12, 2016

The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, Dan Jackson, released a statement in response to the devastating wildfire in Fort...

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Adventist church in Alabama gives away cars to single parents

Adventist church in Alabama gives away cars to single parents

May 05, 2016

A Seventh-day Adventist church in the U.S. state of Alabama has presented two cars as gifts to single parents and expects to give away five more...

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Wildfires lead to evacuation of 88,000 in Alberta Canada

Wildfires lead to evacuation of 88,000 in Alberta Canada

May 05, 2016

Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada are closely monitoring a wildfire in Ft. McMurray, Alberta in Canada, that caused the local...

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Christian Record Services for the Blind joins the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America

Christian Record Services for the Blind joins the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America

May 02, 2016

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s North American Division (NAD) has voted to receive governance of Lincoln, Nebraska-based Christian Record Services...

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Crowds line up for free mega-clinic in the "City of Angels"

Crowds line up for free mega-clinic in the "City of Angels"

Apr 27, 2016

Crowds lined up at the sprawling Los Angeles Convention Center in the U.S. state of California on Wednesday for the opening of a Seventh-day...

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Members spread hope, compassion in the U.S. state of Maryland

Members spread hope, compassion in the U.S. state of Maryland

Apr 25, 2016

While distributing flowers, hugs and balloons on April 16 at the Columbia Town Center in Columbia, Maryland, volunteers gave a child a balloon and...

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