Veeran Puthukunathan Muthiah, assisted by his wife, Grace, served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an evangelist and pioneer worker in Maharashtra, India, as well as a church administrator in the Southern Asia Division.
One of the last states in India to be entered by Christians, Nagaland Region is now one of three states in India with a Christian majority. Nagaland Region was organized in 2000 and is a part of the Northeast India Union Section in the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Its headquarters is in Dimapur, Nagaland, India.
The country of Nepal comes under the Himalayan Section, part of the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Southern Asia Division Nepal Country (Based on SDA membership)
The Oriental Watchman Publishing House is the first and only Seventh-day Adventist publishing house in India. It maintains its own printing facilities in Pune, India, and is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association (Pvt. Ltd.), a company owned by the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
William Elmer Perrin served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a pioneer missionary, printer, administrator, and editor, with his wife, Sarah, in the United States, Canada, and the Southern Asia Division.
The Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital is located in Banepa, a small village 18 miles east of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Situated near the Himalayan Mountains, it lies in a fertile valley at an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet. Named after a New Jersey couple who donated money for the institution, it was founded in June 1957 by Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Sturges.
Olaf Alexander Skau, a Norwegian by birth, an American by adoption, chose to be a life-long missionary to Southern Asia Division and was involved in varied responsibilities of the church: teacher, school administrator, departmental director, publishing house manager, and a caring leader of needy children who turned out to be strong workers and leaders of the church.
Ervin Leslie Sorensen served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an evangelist, teacher, and union president in the Southern Asia Division; as a pastor, principal, and professor in the North American Division; and as a teacher and administrator in the Far Eastern Division.
Berthold Herbert Stickle served the Seventh-day Adventist church as a teacher, treasurer, and auditor, along with his wife, Alice, who was a teacher, secretary, and editor, in Canada and India.
Albert Floyd Tarr served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an editor and administrator, while his wife Edna May served as an editor and musician in the South African Division, Southern Asia Division, Northern Europe Division, and later at the General Conference.
Kollegal School for Speech and Hearing Impaired is located in a rural setting just outside the town of Kollegal in Karnataka, India. Funded by Asian Aid, Australia, and Child Impact International and operated by the Adventist Church, it is a boarding school with one hundred students.
Edward Duraiswamy Thomas, one of the first two national Seventh-day Adventist ministers in the Southern Asia Division to be ordained, served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as teacher, translator, editor, evangelist, and conference administrator. His wife, Sellammal, served faithfully by his side as preceptress, food matron, Sabbath School secretary, and in dispensary work.
Gloria Thomas was the first South Asian woman to serve at the division departmental level, having served as an associate in the Sabbath School department in charge of children’s divisions in the Southern Asia Division.
Theodore Racine Torkelson was a church administrator, writer and editor who served the Adventist Church in the Southern Asia Division and at the Pacific Press.
Chester Lozere Torrey served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as editor and secretary-treasurer of the Southern Asia, Far Eastern, and Inter-American Divisions, and as treasurer of the General Conference.
Williams, Alfred Henry (1889–1974) and Mabel (Donaldson) (1887–1933); later Iris (White)
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A. H. Williams was a pioneer missionary, church administrator, and medical director who served the Seventh-day Adventist Church with Mabel, his first wife, a teacher and midwife, in the Southern Asia Division, and with Iris, his second wife, a midwife, in Watford, England.
Benjamin Jack Williams was a school and church administrator who with his wife, Ada, served the Seventh-day Adventist church in India and North America.
Horce Guy Woodward was a pioneer missionary, evangelist, and union president in the Southern Asia Division.