The Adventist church in Sri Lanka operates through its mission headquarters the Adventist International School in Negombo, Lakeside Adventist Hospital, Lakpahana Adventist College and Seminary, Lakpahana Publishing house and an Adventist High School in Kandana. There are over 30 Adventist churches with more than 3,000 members.Learn more
The Adventist Church in Bangladesh has about 116 churches catering to 35,000 members. It also operates the Bangladesh Adventist Seminary and College and airs truth-filled programs through short-wave radio frequency via the Adventist World Radio. The ADRA in Bangladesh actively assists the people affected by constant flooding in the country.
The Adventist church in Laos has four churches and over 1,900 active members. Even when after Communism and under a restrictive government, hundreds of Sabbath-keepers are worshipping God and in 2009, the first local Laotian pastor was ordained to the Ministry.Learn more
There are ordained SDA Khmer pastors in the region. With the help for the Global Mission Pioneers, ADRA and Adventist Frontier Missionaries, the Adventist church has entered a new era of missions in Cambodia – new churches have been built, schools have been established, camp meetings have been held.Learn more
The church operates a mission office in Vietnam and oversees 13 churches with over 10,000 members. The church's evangelistic work, though restricted, has been making disciples of faithful church members. Also, there are many Sabbath-keeping Adventists whose names are not on church records but adherents to the messages received through the Adventist World Radio (AWR).Learn more
Officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is a small country in Southeast Asia. The Adventist work started small but with a fast growth of membership necessitated the church leadership to designate officers and directors to steer the work in this country. The church in Timor Leste operates a mission office in the capital city of Dili with 1 church and a membership of 480.Learn more
Singapore is home to the church's union headquarters called Southeast Asia Union Mission overseeing church affairs in the country territories of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. The Singapore Mission office oversees 7 churches with 2,800 members. It also operates the San Yu High School. Singapore was once home to the church's Far Eastern Division and Asia-Pacific Division.Learn more
The laity of the Adventist church in Indonesia is actively involved in the church's affairs. Two union headquarters offices administer the work in Indonesia – East Indonesia Union Conference with head office in Manado, and West Indonesia Union Mission in Jakarta. It operates healthcare institutions like Manado Adventist Hospital and Bandung Adventist Hospital, Educational Institutions like Klabat University and Adventist University of Indonesia and a growing reach to the masses through Hope Channel-Indonesia and recognized. The headquarters operates over 750 churches with 97,000 members.Learn more
Organized in 1917 as Philippine Union Mission to oversee the Lord's work in the whole archipelago, the Adventist Church in the Philippines was bifurcated in 1951 into North and South Philippine Unions. Because of further expansion, the South was later divided into two, the South and Central Philippine Union Missions. Thus from the original single parent body, three unions now administer the work in the entire country.
Serving the three unions in various ministries and capabilities are over 500 ordained pastors, 100 plus regular ministerial workers, more than 2,000 teachers and a host of office staff members. The church also operates four colleges and a university and a number of church schools, hospitals and is home to the Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies. The Philippine Publishing House and the 1000 Missionary Movement are located within Luzon.Learn more
The work of the Adventist Church in Malaysia is divided among three missions: Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak. The Publishing Ministries Department is successfully experimenting with a new way of training Global Mission Pioneers. Penang Adventist Hospital has gained world recognition as a medical institution.Learn more
Southern Asia-Pacific Division
is one of the 13 regional organizations of the Seventh-day Adventist church which, has a 10 million worldwide membership spread in 209 countries using 717 languages.Learn more