Southern Asia-Pacific Division
Southern Asia-Pacific Division (coded SSD) is one of the thirteen regional organizations (called Divisions) of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It oversees the work of spreading the saving truths of the Gospel in the Southeast Asian countries of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, as well as the Southern Asian countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
There are over 1.3 million Seventh-day Adventists worshipping in more than 7,000 churches, in the territory with a population of over a billion. Almost 90 percent of the Division’s membership live in Indonesia and the Philippines.
SSD has 11 regional offices called Unions in the central Philippines, east Indonesia, north Philippines, south Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Singapore, and west Indonesia; as well as mission outposts in Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.
Although Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam are predominant in the territory, Christianity is present in most SSD coverage countries. One of the greatest challenges SSD faces is to share Jesus with the people in these countries in a way that they can understand and appreciate.
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