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  Peru 
Description
Astride the Andes on the west coast, Perú derives from a Quecha word which implies abundance from the years of both the Inca and Spanish empires. Despite political instability, Perú is called "A Country of Hope." Seventh-day Adventists have worked there for many years. Education began at Lima in 1919 and a medical clinic at Juliaca in 1922—forerunners to three clinics and 300 educational institutions today. Perú Union University includes an industrial complex with a modern printing plant and pioneer bakery which leads sales for wheat bread in the Lima market. A media production center provides programming and/or coordinates it for national television and an AM/FM station in the Altiplano with a link to Adventist World Radio, adding to a 16-year explosive growth. Members in nearly 2,000 congregations average 35 years of age.
Adventist Statistics (as of 2011)
Members:
487,935

Year Entered:

 1898
Annual Growth Rate:
-36.6%
Population:
27,903
Churches:
1,851
Decadal Growth Rate:
18.0%
Population
per Member:
0
Ordained Ministers:
245
 

 

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