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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.