Adventist-Laymen´s Services and Industries (ASI)

A church-sponsored organization for the promotion of the interests of Seventh-day Adventist privately owned and operated supporting enterprises in North America, formerly known as the Association of SDA Self-supporting Institutions and as the Association of Privately Owned SDA Services and Industries. It continues to be referred to by the initials ASI . This organization, originally known as the North American Commission for Self-supporting Missionary Work, was established in 1946 with the vice president for the North American Division, N. C. Wilson, as chair, and E. A. Sutherland, M.D., of Madison Institution, as secretary. Six General Conference representatives were appointed as members of the operating committee. The Association of SDA Self-supporting Institutions was organized at a spe...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.