ADRA’s Asia Regional Office (sometimes simply abbreviated as ADRA Asia), one of the nine regional offices of ADRA International, is located in Bangkok, Thailand, and was established to provide administrative and programmatic support to ADRA national offices throughout Asia.
The Asiatic Division was organized in 1909. It consisted of the China Union Mission, the India Mission (including Burma and Ceylon), the Japan Mission, the Korea Mission, the Philippine Mission, and the Singapore Mission.
Blandford, Claude Lockyer (1892–1968) and Ida Mae (Matson) (1889–1922); later Lillian Louise (Thompson) (1895–1986)
Gordon E. Blandford
Claude Lockyer Blandford was a pastor, administrator, and pioneering missionary to China.
China Mission was the first administrative unit of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in China. J. N. Anderson was its first superintendent. As the mission expanded, it was reorganized in 1909 as China Union Mission, which was dissolved three years later in 1912, allowing each mission unit to interact directly with the Asiatic Division.
The Chinese Union Mission is an attached union to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Holman Carl Currie (柯爾義) and Eva Ruth Longway Currie devoted half a century to denominational service on three continents: Asia, North America, and Africa, of which 26 years were in the mission fields of China.
Clarence Davis was an Australian pioneer in Asia and did much to establish the colporteur ministry in China, as well as planting numerous churches and establishing schools in that country. He worked in the Far East for all but two of his 50 years of service.
East Asia Association and its predecessor, Eastern Asia Committee, were important administrative entities formed in response to the complex challenges the Seventh-day Adventist Church faced due to changes in China’s attitude toward Christianity and the western world during the post-Cultural Revolution era of the late 1970s to 1990s.
The East China Union established the East China Union Academy when the Japanese then occupied most of the union’s territory during the Pacific War.
The term Eastern Asia Division was temporarily used for the Far Eastern Division from 1918 to 1919.
Far Eastern Division Outlook (FED Outlook) was a monthly magazine published by the Far Eastern Division. In 1919, the Asiatic Division was split into the Far Eastern Division (FED), the Australian Union Conference, and the India Union Mission. The FED was made up of China, French Indo-China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore-Malay, and Thailand. In 1995, the name of the FED was changed to the Asia-Pacific Division which lasted for only two years before it was bifurcated into the Northern Asia-Pacific Division and Southern Asia-Pacific Division.
Thomas S. Geraty served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost forty-five years as a teacher, pastor, missionary, and educational administrator in three divisions and at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Walter Emslie and Helen Agnes Gillis devoted thirty years of service to the foreign mission fields in Asia. Walter is often remembered as the pioneer missionary who was responsible for the development and construction of major Seventh-day Adventist mission headquarters compounds in Shanghai and Xi’an in China; Seoul in Korea; and Singapore in Southeast Asia. Also, as the early manager of the Signs of the Times Publishing Houses in these countries, he was also responsible for building up the publishing ministries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Gertrude Mary Green gave fifty-four-and-a-half years of her sixty-three-year nursing career to missionary nursing, teaching and nursing administration in China and the Far East.
Guo, Ziying (郭子颖), also known in early denominational publications as Keh, Nga Pit, is usually acknowledged as the first ordained national Chinese minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in China.
Hilliard, William Albert (1920–2008) and Virginia Eleanor (Anderson) (1919–2006)
Voncile Hilliard Young
William and Virginia Hilliard served in the China Division and the Far Eastern Division from 1947 to 1961.
William and Jessie Hilliard served in China and other parts of the Far East from 1916 to 1962.
HisHands Mission Movement is one of the mission initiatives of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division to help involve church members with the mission work in their home country.
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital is a member of the Adventist Health global network, and is governed by the Chinese Union Mission and Northern Asia-Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Hong, Zijie (洪子杰), also known as Ang Tau Kiet, was the second indigenous Chinese Seventh-day Adventist minister ordained in China.