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.

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...

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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...

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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...

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Race car driver takes advantage of drag-race competitions to distribute missionary books

Race car driver takes advantage of drag-race competitions to distribute missionary books

Sandro José Bruno, 46, is a Seventh-day Adventist who uses his gifts to witness in an unusual environment. On the raceways, amid the noise of engines, the race-driver and mechanical engineer, who...

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Congress of Biblical Archeology shortens distance between laypersons and experts.

Congress of Biblical Archeology shortens distance between laypersons and experts.

In the last two centuries, archaeological discoveries have piqued public interest in the history of humanity and the validity of the Scriptures.  Archeological digs in the Holy Land region increased...

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International Congress motivates youth to go to the ends of the Earth

International Congress motivates youth to go to the ends of the Earth

In 2011, a group of young students from the River Plate Adventist University, located in Entre Ríos, Argentina, had a dream to organize an international event that would gather young people together...

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