Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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What do We Do Around the World?


Adventists have built thousands of schools and hundreds of hospitals around the world. Our Church's physicians and medical institutions serve individual needs in more than 98 countries, giving the highest possible quality of personal care whenever people hurt. Using modern medical knowledge and carefully developed skills, these workers touch thousands of lives each day, bringing healing and hope into families around the world.


--- The Adventist church runs the second largest private education systems in the world, operating more than 7,500 pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges, universities, seminaries and medical schools in about 145 countries worldwide. This education system involves some 66,000 teachers and  more than 1,400,000 students.

---- Wherever disaster strikes, ADRA, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, joins hands with other organizations to provide clean water, food, clothing, housing, and care.

--- Local Adventist churches serve their communities by providing recreational and social activities for children and teenagers, vocational and evening education programs for adults, and spiritual programming and health clinics for all.

--- Summer camps offer all sorts of activities-from horseback riding and waterskiing to crafts and dozens of other youth activities in country environments in which children feel safe and loved. These activities are combined with a witness for God’s message to make people whole-physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

--- Use of modern technology also describes Adventist commitment to mission and presence in the society with messages of “Good news.” Numerous radio studios dot the Adventist broadcasting map around the globe. The same goes for production of television and other media programs. The church’s interest is best exemplified in a satellite broadcast system with more than 14,000 downlink sites, and the television 24/7 global broadcasting network for homes, the Hope Channel.


Sanitarium Health Food company is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Through this company we are able to promote healthy living to our community. 
The Adventist  Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is one of the leading non-governmental relief organizations in the world.
In 2008 alone it assisted more than 20 million people with USD $120 million in aid. More than 5,000 ADRA staff members and volunteers currently work in more than 100 countries.

Too often it’s easy to see all of this as just activities of the institutions and organizations of the church. But the Seventh-day Adventist Church is far more than its organizational structure and institutions. The Adventist Church is people, individual members who have caught a vision and who have chosen to live out that vision for Christ, as His hands of hope.  *Source: