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Alberto Gulfan Jr. was an evangelist, pastor, chaplain, and administrator in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division.
George Clingman Leedy served as the Malay States Mission president in the Far Eastern Division from 1922 to 1928. He also served as a colporteur and teacher in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
LeRoy Bell Mershon served for 20 years in the Far Eastern Division.
John Milford Nerness served for 20 years in southeast Asia, most notably as the first president of the Sarawak Mission in Kuching, Malaysia.
The Southeast Asia Union Mission (SAUM) is one of nine unions of the Southern Asia- Pacific Division. SAUM, headquartered in Singapore, was organized in 1917 and reorganized in 1929.
With a territory that ranges from the 10/40 Window to “one of the world’s fastest growing economies,” the Southern-Asia Pacific Division (SSD) is one of the 13 global divisions of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (GC). Home to 14 countries and five of the major non-Christian world religions, it has a combined population of more than one billion.
Known as “Asia’s newest nation” and the first new sovereign state of the 21st century, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor) is a small nation with a complex history and, according to Adventist leaders there, huge potential.
The Timor-Leste Mission is an attached mission of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists. It was officially organized in 2009 and then renamed and reorganized in 2011.