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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.

The first mention of a Seventh-day Adventist living in UAE was in 1975 when Mrs. Darlene Pickle held a series of health cooking classes in Dubai, where she lived. She also conducted a weekly Story Hour for the neighborhood children with help from her own five children.

​The Adventist mission work in Iran was officially organized as the Iran Mission and was part of the Central European Division in 1935 with headquarters located in Tehran. The Iran operated as a mission until 1957 when it was changed to Iran Section under the Middle East Division. Since 2017 the country of Iran is under the administration of the West Asia Field of the Middle East and North Africa Union.

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.

Ruby Williams was a Bible worker, principal, dean of women, director of community service, and assistant in over 20 evangelistic series throughout her 32 years of uninterrupted service in the Middle East.

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:

Tigran H. Zakarian was an early convert who became a colporteur and itinerant preacher for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Middle East. He was instrumental in leading others to Christ and his end time church for 15 years before circumstances forced him to leave his homeland.

Aldred Gordon Zytkoskee significantly contributed to the development of the Adventist mission in Egypt.