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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.”

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

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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"

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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

While distributing flowers, hugs and balloons on April 16 at the Columbia Town Center in Columbia, Maryland, volunteers gave a child a balloon and two women tulips. The older woman said, “Wow, you...

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Adventists distribute bottled water in Flint, Michigan, amid water crisis

Adventists distribute bottled water in Flint, Michigan, amid water crisis

Seventh-day Adventist volunteers are distributing bottled water and water filters to residents of Flint, Michigan, after high levels of lead in the local water supply left the city without drinking...

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Adventist digs included in top 10 biblical archaeology discoveries of 2015

Adventist digs included in top 10 biblical archaeology discoveries of 2015

Two of the top 10 biblical archaeology discoveries of 2015 reported by Christianity Today came from excavations sponsored by Southern Adventist University. “Archaeological discoveries made public in...

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Adventist woman injured in California shooting speaks of Jesus’ return

Adventist woman injured in California shooting speaks of Jesus’ return

A Seventh-day Adventist believer who miraculously escaped a mass shooting in southern California with non life-threatening head, arm, and leg injuries says she hopes the tragedy will somehow alert...

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