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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.

Death toll rises as flash floods and mudslides devastate East Indonesia

Death toll rises as flash floods and mudslides devastate East Indonesia

Flash flooding and mudslides resulting from torrential rains in East Indonesia destroyed millions of buildings and left more than 50 people dead, 70 people injured and thousands displaced in the...

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Adventist Center of Influence opens in Battambang

Adventist Center of Influence opens in Battambang

On January 22, 2019, the Adventist church in Cambodia celebrated the inauguration of its very first center of influence in this major city of Battambang. The Battambang Essential Life Center...

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'Great Controversy’ transforms Filipino family

'Great Controversy’ transforms Filipino family

A lonely literature evangelist walked the dusty hot streets of Butuan City, Philippines. All day he toiled, and yet he sold nothing. This was his only source of income, so he was a little...

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SSD Mission adventures 2 happens in Indonesia

SSD Mission adventures 2 happens in Indonesia

Adventist young adults in the Southern Asia-Pacific region (SSD) teamed up with mission oriented young professionals from all across Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines to experience the joy of...

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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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