North American Division Multilingual Ministries (NADMM)

The church work for special ethnic or language groups in North America, especially for foreign-speaking people, is carried on by local conferences with the aid and counsel of the North American Division Multilingual Ministries Department. The department was originally called North American Missions Committee (NAMCO), but in November 1988 the name was changed to North American Division Multilingual Ministries (NADMM). In the mid-twentieth century it was estimated that more than 40 million persons had taken up residence in the United States as immigrants since 1820; that 35 million Americans were immigrants or children of immigrants, and that 22 million had some language other than English as their mother tongue. There are also more than 4 million non-English-speaking people in Canada. SDA F...

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

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