John Freedman has been president of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) since September 2016. Since then, world church and division meetings, various committees, holidays, and winter storms have often kept him away from his NPUC desk. He and his wife, Malinda, have not yet been able to relocate locally.
Few areas of the world are as rich with the Creator's handiwork than here within the Pacific Northwest. Find in the next few pages a glimpse of our Northwest bounty offered in photos submitted for the 2017 Images of Creation contest.
Experience “One Day at Walla Walla University,” a hub of activity that includes knowledge, relationships and life-changing inspiration and experiences. It’s all in the January Gleaner!
“Walla Walla College stirred to life well before dawn on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1892,” wrote Terrie Dopp Aamodt in her book Bold Venture: A History of Walla Walla College. The school was primarily a residential campus then as it is today.
There is someone everyone in your church knows. Not the pastor, not the secretary, not the piano player, not even the church gossip. Everyone in your church knows someone who no longer attends church.
At the heart of every organization is a vision. For Adventist Health, this vision is our belief that pairing medical science and faith to inspire wholeness and health offers the greatest hope for renewing people, families and communities. Work began in 2015 to update our mission statement to reflect our purpose. Our goal is to empower our communities to be healthier.
Not only does Adventist Health care for its patients’ spiritual, mental and physical health, the organization also creates a strong, nurturing bond with its own employees by sharing God’s love and providing care when they need it the most. At Adventist Health, we believe we also should go that extra mile for each other.
Physicians, nurses and support teams coming together in a prayerful commitment to provide healing, hope and reduced anxiety has the power to change lives and transform the health care experience for entire communities. For the Portland community, Adventist Health is becoming synonymous with this transformation.