World Church

South American

Map of 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.

Young Adventists initiate Healthy Life Campaign to change eating habits

Young Adventists initiate Healthy Life Campaign to change eating habits

During the summer, hundreds of young people visited homes, schools, hospitals and businesses to share health material that shows how to prevent and cure diseases with food. They are colporteurs , missionary students who dedicate their...

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Women suffering from depression says God spoke to her through Radio Nuevo Tiempo

Women suffering from depression says God spoke to her through Radio Nuevo Tiempo

The Annual Council of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bolivia was held on November 27 and 28 at the new facilities of the Colporteur Student Development Institute, located at the Adventist University of Bolivia. The different departments...

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Christmas Mutirão donates half a ton of food to community hospital

Christmas Mutirão donates half a ton of food to community hospital

Since the beginning of October, Adventist churches throughout Brazil have been involved in the Christmas Mutirão, or Christmas Drive. The drives primary objective is to promote a better Christmas for people in need by collecting donations of food,...

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Church encourages population to develop healthy lifestyle

Church encourages population to develop healthy lifestyle

The Adventist Church held the second edition of the “Get A Move on For Life” race, in Florianópolis, Brazil, on November 26. There were about 500 participants who covered courses of 5 and 10 kilometers, with an option of walking. "Our intention...

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Camporee held in Chile themed "In the Presence of God"

Camporee held in Chile themed "In the Presence of God"

From December 7 through 10, in the town of Panquehue, Chile, the 22nd Pathfinder Camporee of the Chilean Pacific Mission was held in the Coquimbo and Valparaíso regions. The camporee was themed "In the Presence of God” and encouraged each...

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They traveled 250 miles to bring hope to the families of lost submarine crew members

They traveled 250 miles to bring hope to the families of lost submarine crew members

The status of the ARA San Juan submarine is unknown. To date, following 12 days of searching, nothing is known of its current location or condition. Days ago, official spokesperson for the Argentine Navy, Enrique Balbi, confirmed an explosion had...

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