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From the early to mid-1900s, efforts were made to evangelize the Indian population in Fiji through education.

​Since approximately 1985, a number of organizations initiated by lay persons in the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church have been set up. These organizations are supportive of the mission of the SDA Church. They respect each other’s methods of evangelism, whether it be by preaching or teaching how to live healthier lives or simply offering charity to the poor.

​The rise of indigenous leadership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the West-Central Africa Division is deeply rooted in several complex historical events. The way local agents in Christian evangelism in Africa rose to prominence necessitates an analysis of both the political and religious dynamics that ushered in a post-colonial era. As western missionaries began to relinquish their leadership positions to local individuals, the latter assumed responsibility for contextualizing Christianity in their own way.

The investigative judgment is a central doctrine in Seventh-day Adventism’s highly developed theology of judgment and eschatology. One of the church's most misunderstood doctrines, it has been the subject of much scrutiny, severe criticism, dynamic defense, and continued affirmation.

The Kaigat Dispersal of 1941 occurred when pioneer Adventists at the Kaigat Adventist Church in northern Nandi decided to relocate to other parts of Nandi, carrying with them the Adventist message to their place of settlement.

The development of the Adventist Church in Lagos officially goes back to 1922 and the administration of William McClements, an Adventist missionary and the church superintendent for Nigeria.

"Medz Yeghern" is an Armenian term meaning “great calamity.” It is synonymous with the deaths of several hundred thousand Armenians in Anatolia1 and Syria during the period of the Great War. For the Seventh-day Adventist Church, this same event caused the greatest proportional losses of an Adventist community in the church’s history. The great calamity came about due to a confluence of geopolitical, religious, and historical factors that overtook the most promising Adventist mission field in the Middle East and left behind a shattered and scattered population. The Adventist Church in Anatolia has never recovered.

​A membership audit is the examination of the local church record book to monitor church growth and account for missing members. People become members of the church only after baptism or profession of faith, preceded by instruction from the Bible on the “Church’s fundamental beliefs and practices and the responsibilities of membership.”

​The West-Central Africa Division of the Seventh-day Adventists oversees 22 countries. The region is home to various native religions, including the Akan religion, Dahomean, Efik mythology, Edo religion, Hausa animism, Odinani, Sever religion, Yoruba Religion, West African Vodun, and Dogon religion. Although the Seventh-day Adventist Church is among the few Christian denominations that came to West-Central Africa in the late 19th century, the Church encounters similar challenges with the native religions that the earlier Christian denominations faced in their attempt to Christianize the region.

Many countries have featured aspects of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA) on their postage stamps. These aspects include humanitarian efforts, church buildings, significant church gatherings, and notable individuals.

Adventists in Southern Africa-India Ocean Division seek to integrate public evangelism into their daily life, as not to limit evangelism to church organized events. The Church has initiated several programs to help revive and equip all church members for mission.

The vast majority of people living with HIV/AIDS are located in low- and middle-income countries, with an estimated 66 percent living in sub-Saharan Africa. Among this group, 19,600,000 are living in east and southern Africa which saw 800,000 new HIV infections in 2017.

Rites of passage are usually well-prepared occasions that are planned to mark the transitions to different life stages. These stages include birth, initiation into adulthood, marriage, death, and burial in most cultures. The Adventist perspective on the significance of these rites is, firstly, a critique of African Christianity in its theology of inculturation. Secondly, it seeks to provide a missiological approach in outreach to adherents of African Traditional Religion or those steeped in the African worldview.

The term "Samizdat" is used as a symbol for reproducing the literature works censored by the state. The works were often copied in handwriting and then distributed. During the Soviet regime, Adventists were forced to produce "Samizdat" editions of Adventist literature.

One of the challenges facing members in the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) of Seventh-day Adventists is associated with Sabbathkeeping. This is particularly the case for impoverished members in poor or developing economies where many people find it difficult to eke out a living. The challenges to Sabbath-keeping facing Adventists in WAD may be classified under three major subheadings: culture, the influence of technology, and poverty.

​From the era of its pioneers to the present, the standard position of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has been that the annual ceremonial sabbaths of ancient Israel pointed to the Messiah and terminated when Jesus Christ was crucified, whereas the requirement to loyally observe the seventh-day Sabbath retains its validity as an integral part of the Ten Commandments.

Seventh-day Adventists accept the value of science and seek to understand science, and also accept and seek to understand Scripture. Since its beginning, the church has a history of searching for the appropriate interaction between these two sources.

During its two decades as an organization (1970-1989), the Seventh-day Adventist Church Musicians’ Guild (CMG) sought to foster understanding of the role of music in worship and advance informed interchange between musicians and pastors about critical issues involving music in the life of the church.

Since the arrival of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific, singing and musical expression were considered essential components of the worship experiences of its people.

​The Kokoka Track traverses the Owen Stanley Range, which run the length of Papua New Guinea and traditionally separate Papua from New Guinea.