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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.

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Southern Asia-Pacific Division makes statement about the attacks in Sri Lanka

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Southern Asia-Pacific expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and friends troubled by the horrifying incident in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday,...

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In the Philippines, in two straight years, another Adventist tops national physician licensure examination

In the Philippines, in two straight years, another Adventist tops national physician licensure examination

For two years in a row, Seventh-day Adventist physicians have grabbed the top spot of the Philippine Licensure Examination.  With his 89.83 percent Clinton Rabadon, a graduate of West Visayas State...

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Adventists distribute over 10,000 pieces of literatures to the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Adventists distribute over 10,000 pieces of literatures to the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist church recently attended a flag raising ceremony regularly attended by officials and employees of the Philippine government. Attending allowed members of...

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Indonesia: ADRA Responds to Flash Floods and Mudslides in Papua Province

Indonesia: ADRA Responds to Flash Floods and Mudslides in Papua Province

On March 16, flash floods and mudslides hit the eastern Indonesian province of Papua near the subdistrict of Jayapura. Reports are the flood waters left at least 104 dead, 60 missing, 74 injured and...

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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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