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The Anhwei Mission (安徽区会) territory encompassed the province of Anhwei (later Anhui) and northern Jiangsu Province. It was first a sub-division of the North China Union Conference and later the East China Union Mission. The Seventh-day Adventist mission had established stations in the central provinces of Henan, Hubei and Hunan. Further advances were made from the east, using Shanghai as a base to establish stations at Nanjing and further west into Anhui Province.

Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs was a pastor and evangelist in Brazil. His grandfather, Augusto Annies, was one of the first Sabbath keepers in Brazil.

Paul Kwame Owusu Ansah was an Adventist evangelist from Ghana.

Theodore Anthony was a Greek shoemaker, born in Asia Minor and of Turkish speech. He is credited with laying the foundation of Seventh-day Adventism among his people in the Ottoman Empire, and was also instrumental in mission work among the Armenians.

The Adventist message officially reached Antigua when Elder William Arnold arrived in December 1888.

Antillian College (Colegio de las Antillas) was the main educational institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cuba from 1940 to 1967. This campus also became the main center of higher education for the Inter-American Division. It was there that workers were trained from and for Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, as well as for the other unions in this division’s territory.

Silvanus Ifechukwu Anuligo was a pastor, church administrator, and a professor emeritus of Theology and Christian Ministry who hailed from Nnewi, Anambra State of Nigeria, which is under the present-day Eastern Nigeria Union Conference.

​Aore Adventist Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) boarding secondary school on Aore, a small island near Luganville, the capital of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

Aore Adventist Hospital operated between 1961 and 1977, and again briefly in 1981. It was located on the campus of Aore Adventist High School New Hebrides (modern Vanuatu).

Isaías Apolinário, businessman and patron, was born September 28, 1917, in Taubaté city, São Paulo state.

Pedro Apolinario, teacher and volunteer pastor, was born April 7, 1919, in Tremembe, Sao Paulo.

​The Appeal for Missions was an annual campaign in which church members voluntarily went door-to-door, soliciting donations from the public for the church mission program in the Pacific Islands.

​The Apples of Gold Library was a series of small pamphlets designed to be enclosed with personal correspondence.

The Arabic Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists had a brief 17-year history (1927-1944).

Jairo Tavares de Araujo, minister, educator, and administrator, was born in 1916 in the city of Timbauba, state of Pernambuco, Brazil.

Bender Lawton Archbold was the first native born Inter-American to be president of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, serving from 1970 to 1980, the decade when the division became the fastest growing and the largest of the SDA world divisions. He was also a renowned preacher, dean of men, teacher, academy principal, departmental director, and administrator.

​The Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR) is an office of the General Conference (GC) of Seventh-day Adventists. While it was founded in 1975 as the Office of Archives and Statistics, ASTR is the successor to the Statistical Secretary’s Office (or department) which was established in 1904. This article covers the full history. ASTR’s current roles include managing the archives and records management program of the GC, collecting and publishing crucial organizational information and statistics, and supporting the research and analysis needs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s World Headquarters, particularly strategic planning and executive decision-making by the General Conference officers. ASTR is also responsible for the production of the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. A secondary but important role is supporting scholarship and Church researchers throughout the world. Those who are interested in Adventist history and Adventist studies may make use of the General Conference Archives and the Rebok Memorial Library, both of which come under ASTR.

Nikolai Mikhailovich Arefyev served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a pastor and administrator in the city of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in the 1920s and 1930s.

Júlio Miñán Ares, canvasser, pastor, evangelist, and manager, was born September 17, 1897, in the city of La Coruña, in the state of Galiza, Spain.

​Argentina Food Factory (Alimentos Granix or Granix) is a vegetarian food industry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, located in the territory of the South American Division. Its objective is to promote health through the food industry, starting with the manufacture and commercialization of foods that correspond to the biblical ideal of integral health.