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Southern-Asia Pacific

The Southern-Asia Pacific Division (SSD) includes the southeast Asian countries of Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, as well as Pakistan. The region has a population of more than 950 million.

The Adventist Church in this division counts more than 1.1 million members, making it the fifth largest division worldwide. The Philippines and Indonesia provide the majority of this division’s members.

The Adventist Church in the region operates 875 primary schools, 92 secondary schools, and 13 colleges and universities. It also operates 18 hospitals and clinics.

Two major publishing houses supply literature to some 5,000 literature evangelists.

Vegetarian restaurants near major shopping areas in several countries enable members to share a more healthful way of life to their neighbors.

A resurging Cambodia has benefited the Adventist Church there with growth in recent years. Membership in Vietnam has also grown steadily since the Adventist Church received official registration in the country in 2008.  

The division is also home to the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, which is a graduate degree institution serving the world church in Asia.

First-ever Center for Digital Evangelism established in the Philippines

First-ever Center for Digital Evangelism established in the Philippines

In line with the Adventist World Radio’s (AWR) continuous effort in sharing the Good News to unreached people groups, the Southern Asia-Pacific headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist church...

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Ground broken for new Center of Influence in Philippines

Ground broken for new Center of Influence in Philippines

The Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) headquarters in Silang, Cavite, Philippines, will soon feature a new four-level addition housing SSD’s Center of Influence for health education, community...

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ADRA receives air support to help with ongoing relief aid in Indonesia

ADRA receives air support to help with ongoing relief aid in Indonesia

As response efforts continue for thousands of affected people hardest hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by an 18-foot tsunami, which struck the town of Palu and nearby areas in central...

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Adventists among those affected by earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Adventists among those affected by earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia

A devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28—the latest in a series of earthquakes affecting the Papua province of Indonesia. The Indonesian National...

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Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia; ADRA responding

Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia; ADRA responding

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia triggered a powerful tsunami that killed nearly 400 people in the hard-hit town of Palu and nearby areas in central Sulawesi leaving hundreds missing...

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ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms that are blasting the US east coast, northern Philippines, and the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean...

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