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South American Division

With a population of 315 million, the South American Division (SAD) has more than 2 million members and 10,600 churches. The division includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, with adjacent islands in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

This region has a strong collaborative spirit in working together in church projects and initiatives for outreach and service.

Brazil is the membership powerhouse of this division, and it has the largest Adventist Church membership of any country. Brazil’s national “Christmas Mutirão” campaign in the past five years collected nearly 30 tons of food, toys and clothes in eight countries of South America. The annual initiative is endorsed by numerous A-list celebrities, including soccer icon Pelé.

Peru also has a high member-to-population ratio, one of the highest for a large country.

The Adventist Church operates two medical schools in this division – in Argentina and Peru.

The division has 13 colleges and universities, five of which are in Brazil and three of which are in Argentina.

In Adventist Social Operation more than 120 families are benefited in Chile

In Adventist Social Operation more than 120 families are benefited in Chile

Under the banner "Love without limits" more than 130 volunteers of the Social Operative (OPSO) of the Adventist Church, in the central region of Chile, supported by the department of the Adventist...

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Public prosecution service in Bahia recognizes ADRA services

Public prosecution service in Bahia recognizes ADRA services

The homeless cared for by the regional office of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)  in Bahia, Brazil, have a care network capable of providing medical care, professional training,...

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In one year Radio Novo Tempo offered nearly 7000 Bible studies

In one year Radio Novo Tempo offered nearly 7000 Bible studies

Started in the 19th century, radio started to carry voice and music through electromagnetic waves. It arrived in Brazil in the 1920s, and in 1989 the Adventist Church inaugurated the first New Time...

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The Adventist Church expresses condolences after tragedy strikes River Plate Adventist University in Argentina

The Adventist Church expresses condolences after tragedy strikes River Plate Adventist University in Argentina

The Universidad Adventista del Plata (River Plate Adventist University) in Argentina has declared three days of mourning following two fatal car accidents that claimed the lives of eight members of...

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ADRA assists families with safe water kits in Argentina

ADRA assists families with safe water kits in Argentina

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Argentina is working in Roque Sáenz Peña Presidency, Chaco (Argentina) after the heavy rains caused flooding in the city and the evacuation of...

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In Brazil, Adventist industries focus on consumer health

In Brazil, Adventist industries focus on consumer health

Around the world, a growing concern for health has leveraged the field of healthy foods. Companies who make healthy food celebrate the success of the products. But among those industries, some are in...

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