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​The Adventist work in the island country of Nauru in the South Pacific was resisted by the governing authorities until they recognized the church in 2013, and construction of the first church building was completed in 2017.

The country of Nepal comes under the Himalayan Section, part of the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

The persistent work of a single individual in the face of adversity over 20 years has blossomed into a rapidly growing church among the French-speaking population in New Caledonia.

New Zealand consists of two main islands in the South Pacific Ocean just west of 180° longitude. The original inhabitants, the Māori people, are Polynesians who navigated the oceans by observing the stars, and wind and ocean currents.

Nigeria is the most populous Black country in the world. It is located on the west coast of Africa and covers 356,668 square miles (923,770 square kilometers). The southern part of the country is the most developed. All of the country’s oil fields and major industrial centers, as well as seaports, are located in that region.

​Niue is a large coral atoll in the South Pacific.One young woman of Niuean-Samoan parents, Vaiola Malama Kerisome, became a Seventh-day Adventist while overseas and returned to Niue in 1915 as a self-supporting missionary.

Norfolk Island is a subtropical island in the South Pacific. On its first voyage to the South Pacific Ocean, 1890–1892, the missionary sailing ship Pitcairn anchored at Pitcairn Island during December 1890. It arrived at Norfolk Island on September 30, 1891, receiving a warm welcome.

Papua New Guinea is located between 0 and 10 degrees south of the equator, to the north of Australia.

​The people of Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific first learned about the biblical Sabbath from John Tay in 1886, and the story of Pitcairn has become deeply entrenched in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific.

The Adventist work in Portugal began in 1904 when an American missionary couple, Clarence and Mary Rentfro, arrived and has continued through various challenges presented by numerous regime changes over the years.

​Qatar is a low-lying desert peninsula extending about 100 miles (161 kilometers) into the Persian Gulf. It currently has an area of 4,473 square miles (11,586 square kilometers) after settling land disputes with Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the 2000s. The population (2020) is 2.4 million. Most Qataris are Arabs, adhering to the Sunni branch of Islam, and Arabic is the official language of the country. An estimated 88% of the population of Qatar is made up of expatriate workers.

​Republic of Niger is a developing and landlocked country in West Africa which covers 1,267,000 square kilometers.

​Reunion Island is located in the south-western part of the Indian Ocean. The first Adventists came to the island in 1931.

​Romania is a European country, and a member of the European Union, situated in the southeast of central Europe. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometers and a population of 22,170,000 as of 2019. The country is bounded by the Republic of Moldova and the Black Sea to the east, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the northwest, Serbia to the southwest, and Bulgaria to the south. The territory is almost evenly divided between mountains, hills, and plains, spread symmetrically from the Carpathian Mountains, with elevations of more than 2,500 meters. One of the main European rivers, the Danube, travels some 1,075 kilometers through or along Romanian territory. The climate is temperate continental.

​Russia is a country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, which for most of the twentieth century was part of the communist Soviet Union. Today, aside from other Christians, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has a small representation in the country.

Rwanda is a republic in east-central Africa. It is one of the countries that comprise the East-Central Africa Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

The territory of the Sabah Mission encompasses the Malaysian state of Sabah and the Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan.

Western Samoa, as distinct from American Samoa, was a German protectorate until the outbreak of World War I when New Zealand occupied the group. New Zealand continued to administer the islands as a trust territory until 1962, when the country became independent. In 1997 the word “Western” was dropped from its name. It is a Polynesian nation in the South Pacific Ocean consisting of two main islands, Savai’i and Upolu. Seventh-day Adventists hold approximately 5 percent of the population.

The Seventh-day Adventist missionary work started in the country in 1951 when the first missionaries, Robert Erdmann and his family, came to settle in Senegal.

The Solomon Islands are a double chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean.