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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.

#Ask2019 in Southern Asia-Pacific region readies and equips Adventist millennials for leadership

#Ask2019 in Southern Asia-Pacific region readies and equips Adventist millennials for leadership

More than 1,600 Adventist young men and women within the Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) were challenged  to ask for wisdom so that each one of them may be fully utilized for mission.  The...

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Food, shelter, and non-food items remain a high need as survivors of Cyclone Fani try to regain normalcy

Food, shelter, and non-food items remain a high need as survivors of Cyclone Fani try to regain normalcy

INDIA  Since tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Odisha State of India on May 3, many people have been grappling with water shortages and power cuts. The cyclone has also been blamed for the...

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Two Adventist teachers spared from tragic Ethiopian plane crash

Two Adventist teachers spared from tragic Ethiopian plane crash

Everything seemed to proceed according to plan when two teachers, Pradeep Tudu, vice-president for finance and development and Youssry Guirguis, a lecturer in Religious studies,  from the Asia-Pacific...

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Millions affected as Cyclone Fani hits India and Bangladesh, ADRA readies response

Millions affected as Cyclone Fani hits India and Bangladesh, ADRA readies response

After making landfall in the eastern state of Odisha, India, Cyclone Fani continued its path northeast of Bangladesh on Saturday, May 4, destroying thousands of households and leaving towns submerged...

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More than 100 million people affected as tropical storm Fani makes landfall

More than 100 million people affected as tropical storm Fani makes landfall

Tropical storm Fani, (pronounced “foe-nee”) a severe cyclonic storm formed in the Bay of Bengal with wind gusts of up to 127 mph, is heading to the eastern coast of India and looks to gain strength as...

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Adventist leader in Sri Lanka misses bomb blast by minutes

Adventist leader in Sri Lanka misses bomb blast by minutes

As Delbert Pearman, the president of the Adventist presence in Sri Lanka, jogged along his usual route early on Sunday, April 21, he approached the field where he usually played soccer when he is in...

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