The first Adventist missionaries arrived in British East Africa in 1906. They primarily focused their work on the African people. The mission work among the European settlers came later, specifically through the period 1911 to 1963.
Idjwi, or Ijwi, is an island in Lake Kivu belonging to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the South Kivu Province, which is part of the territory of the North Eastern Congo Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists.
American Samoa is located in the south-central Pacific Ocean approximately 1,600 miles (2,600 kilometers) northeast of New Zealand and 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) southwest of Hawaii.
Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. The first two Seventh-day Adventists in Anguilla were baptized in 1932.
The Adventist message officially reached Antigua when Elder William Arnold arrived in December 1888.
Australia is the only independent country that occupies a whole continent. Located in the Southern Hemisphere it has a population of some 25.5 million people. The Seventh-day Adventist Church commenced its work in Australia in Melbourne, Victoria in 1885.
The territory of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas includes South Bahamas Conference (formerly Bahamas Conference) and North Bahamas Conference (formerly North Bahamas Mission), which are part of Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission, a part of the Inter-American Division.
Bahrain, officially Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island nation in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. The earliest record indicates the first Seventh-day Adventists arrived in Bahrain in 1955, when the British government recruited qualified medical personal from India to maintain adequate hospitals in the Persian Gulf. The members were mostly nurses, and, although the Middle East Division officers corresponded with them, the first visit of church officials was made to Bahrain in April 1963.
The island of Barbados lies south of the Greater Antilles and east of the Caribbean Islands. In 1890, the first ordained Adventist missionary/minister to the island, Dexter Ball, and a literature evangelist, William Arnold, arrived on the island.
Belize is the only English-speaking nation in Central America, a member of the commonwealth of the British Empire, and a part of the Caribbean community.
Harold Murray Blunden was a missionary to China, church administrator, including General Field secretary and Home Missions secretary for the Asiatic Division.
Bonaire is a small island located in the Caribbean Sea to the north of Venezuela.
Since its beginning after World War I, the Adventist work in the African country of Burundi has been challenged by strongholds of Islam and Catholicism and political upheaval.
Cabo Verde, or Cape Verde, is a volcanic archipelago, located approximately 500 kilometers from the West African mainland.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cayman Islands is governed by the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. As of June 30, 2018, there were 6,108 baptized Seventh-day Adventist members in the total population of 62,000, and 16 organized churches.
Central African Republic is a mission field of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The first Seventh-day Adventist to arrive in Colombia was Frank C. Kelly, a North American who was not an employee of the church. He settled in Bogotá in 1895. The record shows that American pastor Frank J. Hutchins and Australian medical missionary John Eccles died in Colombia in 1902; so, although they were originally missionaries in Panama, they came to work in Colombia. Samuel Smith, son of Uriah Smith, arrived in San Andrés in 1901, where he worked with Hutchins and Eccles. The first converts to the church in Colombia were baptized in San Andrés.
The Cook Islands, formerly known as the Hervey Group, are located in the South Pacific Ocean to the northeast and southeast of American Samoa. Seventh-day Adventist missionaries first arrived in the Cook Islands in 1891 aboard the Pitcairn, calling at Mangaia, Rarotonga, and Aitutaki.
The first Adventist pastor to arrive in Costa Rica was Frank Hutchins. He was the first resident worker who pastored the coast of the Central American Caribbean in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With the support of his wife, Cora, Frank worked as a dentist, colporteur, and pastor.
Egypt is a republic situated on the northeast corner of Africa and the southwest corner of Asia. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the north and the Red Sea on the east. Egypt shares long land borders with Sudan to the south and Libya to the west and also connects to the Gaza Strip and Israel in the northeast.