There is a tour of three Seventh-day Adventist institutions that are near the AIIAS campus.
Southern Asia Pacific Division (SSD)
The first is the Southern Asia Pacific Division (SSD) just a mile or so down the road from AIIAS. Some may remember the Far Eastern Division which was the precursor to the current North Asia Pacific Division located in Korea and SSD, now located in the Philippines.
SSD includes the countries of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and islands of the Pacific, namely the United States' territories of Guam and Wake Island, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Belau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. SSD has a membership of 1,123,671.
Here is their website: http://www.ssd.org/
Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP)
AUP is located 1/2 hour away from AIIAS. It had it’s beginnings in 1915 when A.G.Daniels visited the Philippines to set the foundations for a Seventh-day Adventist educational institution. It's first location was in Manila before it moved out to Cavite province. For more information about AUP's history, visit their website:
For a representative sample of photos of the campus, visit this private online blog: http://www.worldisround.com/articles/322348/photo3.html
1000 Missionary Movement
1000 Missionary Movement started in 1992 in the Philippines. It’s mission is to send 1000 young missionaries out into the countries of the 10/40 window to proclaim the message of hope for these end times. It is a self-supporting missionary movement that trains young people in short, intensive coursework that involves physical fitness, survival skills, Bible study, English, and health principles and then sends them out to spread the gospel. They have trained over 4000 missionaries and have sent them to more than 50 countries.
We will be visiting their main campus, located just a short distance down the road from AIIAS.
For a video clip (this is approximately 11 minutes) that shows the campus and also shows how missionaries are trained, view: http://youtu.be/2vtt-e9p4X4