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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.”

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

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

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 cried,” she says. “That’s the word that God used. He...

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PUC freshman named "Sony Youth Photographer of the Year"

PUC freshman named "Sony Youth Photographer of the Year"

Sam Delaware, an 18-year-old freshman photography major at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, California, has been named Youth Photographer of the Year in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards....

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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

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 small-town mega-clinic organized by the Your Best Pathway...

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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

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, volunteer Alex Weeks washed a paint brush and shared...

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Orlando Adventist churches offer free funeral services, counseling after mass shooting

Orlando Adventist churches offer free funeral services, counseling after mass shooting

Sunday, June 12, 2016 will be remembered as the day when the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history took place. This particular night, a lone gunman opened fire at Pulse, a popular night club...

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Washington Adventist University makes historic mission trip to Cuba

Washington Adventist University makes historic mission trip to Cuba

Students from Washington Adventist University cleaned streets, painted houses, and conducted a health screening clinic in Havana, Cuba, marking the first time that a Seventh-day Adventist university...

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