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Northern Asia-Pacific

Map of Northern Asia-Pacific Division

The Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) is the largest division in the world by population. About one fourth of the world’s population – roughly 1.5 billion – reside in the territory. Among them, about 3 percent are Christian. The other 97 percent are Buddhists, Shintoists, Muslims, Shamans and Atheists.

Adventist Church-run Sahmyook University in Metropolitan Seoul, South Korea, has more than 5,700 students, making it one of the top five universities in the denomination by enrollment.

Each year, NSD receives the most volunteers of any division. In 2012, it received 538 volunteers, most of them serving at South Korea’s SDA Language Institute.

The Division has several mission initiatives, including:

The 1000 Missionary Movement (1000 MM): Young people are trained and then spend 10 months serving in countries such as Taiwan, China, Russia and Burma. As a result of their service, some 750 churches have been constructed, and more than 60,000 people have joined the church through their ministry.

Pioneer Missionary Movement (PMM): The project aims to establish new churches within the division. Its goal is to send 100 church pastors to other countries within the NSD territory for cross-cultural missionary work. These pastors will be sent to territories where no Seventh-day Adventist churches exists.

The Golden Angels: A group of music missionaries organized with eight volunteer musicians every year since 2004 supports evangelistic activities of PMM missionaries and strengthens youth ministries in the field.

His Hands Mission Movement (HHMM): The HHMM volunteer missionaries dedicate a minimum of 10 hours a month to share the gospel message with their neighbors. 

After Japan, major evangelistic drive planned for Northern Asia

After Japan, major evangelistic drive planned for Northern Asia

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Landmark evangelistic meetings transform Adventist Church in Japan

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9 baptized as milestone evangelistic meetings start in Japan

9 baptized as milestone evangelistic meetings start in Japan

The first nine people have been baptized as unprecedented Seventh-day Adventist evangelistic meetings kick off across Japan, a country of 127 million people but only about 15,200 Adventists. Japanese evangelists, joined by several visiting world...

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Adventists in Korea await groundbreaking legal ruling on Sabbath accommodation

Adventists in Korea await groundbreaking legal ruling on Sabbath accommodation

A young medical student in South Korea is requesting the prayers of Seventh-day Adventists around the world as he awaits a legal decision that could have far-reaching implications for the church in Korea.  Jiman Han, a first-year medical...

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Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Adventist youth around the world deliberately missed out on hearing a sermon on Saturday, March 17, choosing instead to “Be The Sermon” in celebration of Global Youth Day 2018 Thousands of young Adventists ran water and food drives in their...

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Hong Kong Adventist Hospital helps set up dental clinic in Laos

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital helps set up dental clinic in Laos

Late last year, a dental clinic sponsored by the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (HKAH) began its operation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Several high-ranking government officials, including the ones overseeing religious affairs, attended the...

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