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Seventh-day Adventist work began in Turkey when a Greek shoemaker, Theodore Anthony, returned from America in February 1889 as a self-supporting missionary. Having immigrated only two years earlier at the age of 49, he accepted the Adventist message during evangelistic meetings near his home. Selling his business and all his belongings, Anthony’s only ambition was to share his newfound faith among friends and family in his native country.

Turkmenistan is a country situated in Central Asia and washed in the west by the Caspian Sea. The first official data about members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Central Asia appeared in the published reports of Russian Union for the second quarter of 1908 and mentioned a company of Seventh-day Adventists in the city of Ashkhabad consisting of six members.

​The Turks and Caicos Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the West Indies, located south of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tuvalu is an attached district of the Trans-Pacific Union Mission of the South Pacific Division. Its headquarters are on Funafuti Island, Tuvalu.

​Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Kenya in the east, South Sudan in the north, Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west, Rwanda in the southwest, and Tanzania in the south. Uganda’s total land area is 241,559 sq km. About 37,000 sq km of this area is occupied by open water while the rest is land. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which it shares with Kenya and Tanzania.

The first Adventist tracts were brought to Ukraine in 1882 and actively distributed in Crimea by Philipp Reiswig. The first Adventists appeared in 1886 in Crimea in the village of Berdy Bulat, as a result of baptism conducted by Pastor L. R. Conradi.

The United States Virgin Islands are a group of islands and cays in the Caribbean. Among the group of islands and cays, there are four inhabited islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, and Water Island. Dexter A. Ball, an Adventist minister in the Caribbean, brought the Adventist message to St. Thomas in 1892.

The first official reference to Seventh-day Adventists in Uzbekistan dates back to 1906, when a group of believers settled in villages of the Khodjent District in the Samarkand Region.

Vanuatu, formerly known as the New Hebrides, consists of thirteen main islands and many smaller islands all located in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean.

Venezuela is a federal presidential republic with twenty-three states, a capital district, and federal dependencies, which include the islands and islets near the coast of Venezuela. The Seventh-day Adventist Church was established in Venezuela on March 25, 1911.

Wallis and Futuna Islands are French overseas territories located in the South Pacific Ocean. The Seventh-day Adventist Church established a presence in the islands in 2007.

Western Sahara is a desert area on the northwest coast of Africa. It is bordered on the north by Morocco, the east and south by Algeria and Mauritania, and the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 102,700 square miles (266,000 square kilometers) and a population in 2020 of 652,271.

In early Adventist literature, Adventist pioneers made reference to Joseph Wolff’s visit to Yemen as evidence of the worldwide nature of second advent expectations in the early 19th century. Wolff, the “missionary to the world,” traveled to Yemen around 1836 on his way to Bokhara:

​Zanzibar is sovereign state within the Republic of Tanzania. The state consists of two islands, namely Unguja and Pemba, in the Indian Ocean off the shore of the Tanzania mainland, formally Tanganyika. Most of the area is at sea level, with the highest point being 119 meters above sea level. The population was estimated to be 1,300,000 residents by the 2012 census. The residents of Zanzibar consist of people of different origins, including the Africans who are the majority, Arabs, Indians, and others.