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Northern Asia-Pacific Division

The Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) is the largest division in the world by population. About one fourth of the world’s population – roughly 1.5 billion – reside in the territory. Among them, about 3 percent are Christian. The other 97 percent are Buddhists, Shintoists, Muslims, Shamans and Atheists.

Adventist Church-run Sahmyook University in Metropolitan Seoul, South Korea, has more than 5,700 students, making it one of the top five universities in the denomination by enrollment.

Each year, NSD receives the most volunteers of any division. In 2012, it received 538 volunteers, most of them serving at South Korea’s SDA Language Institute.

The Division has several mission initiatives, including:

The 1000 Missionary Movement (1000 MM): Young people are trained and then spend 10 months serving in countries such as Taiwan, China, Russia and Burma. As a result of their service, some 750 churches have been constructed, and more than 60,000 people have joined the church through their ministry.

Pioneer Missionary Movement (PMM): The project aims to establish new churches within the division. Its goal is to send 100 church pastors to other countries within the NSD territory for cross-cultural missionary work. These pastors will be sent to territories where no Seventh-day Adventist churches exists.

The Golden Angels: A group of music missionaries organized with eight volunteer musicians every year since 2004 supports evangelistic activities of PMM missionaries and strengthens youth ministries in the field.

His Hands Mission Movement (HHMM): The HHMM volunteer missionaries dedicate a minimum of 10 hours a month to share the gospel message with their neighbors. 

Musical Missionary Group Launches Series of Room Concerts

Musical Missionary Group Launches Series of Room Concerts

*Editor’s Note: Since 2004, the Northern Asia Pacific Division (NSD) has featured The Golden Angels, a missionary singing group composed of young volunteers who serve the Lord as “musicianaries” for a...

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Division Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department Hosts Online Prayer Meeting

Division Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department Hosts Online Prayer Meeting

Since the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 has become one of the most prolonged worldwide news topics in human history. The virus has changed the whole world drastically, and every detail of our individual...

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Commentary: A young missionary gains physical and spiritual endurance through S.U.P.E.R Training for the 1000 Missionary Movement.

Commentary: A young missionary gains physical and spiritual endurance through S.U.P.E.R Training for the 1000 Missionary Movement.

Due to all the chaos of evacuating after the eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines in January 2020, it completely slipped my mind that we had to take part in S.U.P.E.R Training.  S.U.P.E.R....

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During pandemic, Taiwan’s Seventh-day Adventists respond with community education, prayer, outreach

During pandemic, Taiwan’s Seventh-day Adventists respond with community education, prayer, outreach

Not even a global pandemic can stop the outreach efforts of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Taiwan. Restrictions on public worship and evangelism have sent members online to witness, as well as to...

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In northern Taiwan, Adventist church reaches students at top technology universities

In northern Taiwan, Adventist church reaches students at top technology universities

A Seventh-day Adventist Church in Taiwan’s high-tech center is reaching students at the city’s top two universities, rated among the best technology schools in the nation. The Hsinchu Golden Star...

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Online prayer meeting for PMM Missionaries during pandemic quarantine

Online prayer meeting for PMM Missionaries during pandemic quarantine

Thirty-four missionaries from the Northern Asia Pacific Division (NSD) of the Seventh-day Adventist world church took to the internet recently for a prayer meeting with division officials. Part of the...

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