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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.

Adventists among those affected by earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Adventists among those affected by earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia

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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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ADRA deploys relief efforts after super typhoon strikes the Philippines

ADRA deploys relief efforts after super typhoon strikes the Philippines

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in the Philippines has deployed an emergency response team to assess the situation and provide aid to some of the communities most affected by...

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Mega Medical Mission serves over 8,000 patients in West Philippines

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Early Monday morning, July 9, when everyone else was supposed to be sound asleep in their bed, people from inside and on the outskirts of Puerto Princesa, Palawan lined up at the city coliseum of...

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Adventist broadcasting achieves new milestone in the Philippines

Adventist broadcasting achieves new milestone in the Philippines

Adventists in the Philippines and beyond are rejoicing over a new milestone for Adventist broadcasting in the country. After years of effort, Hope Channel Philippines (HCP) was recently granted...

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