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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.

In South America, leaders offer preview of 'The Great Hope' distribution

In South America, leaders offer preview of 'The Great Hope' distribution

Hundreds of South America Seventh-day Adventist leaders and their spouses spent a recent Saturday morning distributing copies of The Great Hope.The missionary sharing book is a modern-language version...

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New administrative region in Brazil recognizes growth, financial independence

New administrative region in Brazil recognizes growth, financial independence

Top Seventh-day Adventist world church leadership today voted to split the Northeast Brazil Union Mission into two administrative bodies -- the Northeast Brazil Union Mission and East Brazil Union...

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Argentinian Adventist university sends first missionaries to 10/40 Window

Argentinian Adventist university sends first missionaries to 10/40 Window

Three South American couples dedicated for service at a mission conference last week will be the first Seventh-day Adventist missionaries that River Plate Adventist University in Argentina sends to...

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Seek a 'life aligned with God's will,' church president for South America says

Seek a 'life aligned with God's will,' church president for South America says

True spiritual revival generates a "life aligned with God's will," the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South America said in a commentary published on the division's website this...

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Brazil's health ministry commends Adventist blood donor campaign

Brazil's health ministry commends Adventist blood donor campaign

A Seventh-day Adventist blood donation program active in eight South American countries was recognized by Brazil's health ministry last week for promoting blood donation in the country.Elbert Kuhn,...

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Wilson opens historic South American Division Ministerial Council

Wilson opens historic South American Division Ministerial Council

"Are you really united in hope for the return of Jesus?" Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson asked some 4,000 pastors in South America yesterday during the opening of an...

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