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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.”

Oakwood University Church honors professional basketball legend Earwin “Magic” Johnson for his service to disenfranchised communities

Oakwood University Church honors professional basketball legend Earwin “Magic” Johnson for his service to disenfranchised communities

“And here I am,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. at the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. “I used to be a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, had those little...

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Adventist leader offers prayers for families affected by Fort McMurray wildfire

Adventist leader offers prayers for families affected by Fort McMurray wildfire

The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, Dan Jackson, released a statement in response to the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray that started May 1 and has displaced...

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Adventist church in Alabama gives away cars to single parents

Adventist church in Alabama gives away cars to single parents

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 vehicles by year’s end. The car giveaway at the First...

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Wildfires lead to evacuation of 88,000 in Alberta Canada

Wildfires lead to evacuation of 88,000 in Alberta Canada

Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada are closely monitoring a wildfire in Ft. McMurray, Alberta in Canada, that caused the local government to declare a statement of emergency and...

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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

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

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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"

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 Adventist-organized mega-clinic that hopes to provide $30...

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