March 2003

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Northwestern States Stats Adventist membership

By state geographical boundaries State Population1 Adventist Membership1 Ratio of Adventists to Population Alaska 634,000 3,461 1 to 183 Idaho 1,321,... More

Editorial

Should New Converts Take The Bible Seriously?

Something happened a few Sabbaths ago that reminded me how important simple belief in the Bible is to our efforts at personal evangelism. It may also be an important factor in the...

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Intersections

Interaction

Walla Walla College

I received my [January 2003] GLEANER yesterday and read Jere Patzer’s editorial. It spoke to my heart and gave a ringing endorsement of...

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Americas for Christ

Las Americas Para Cristo, (Americas for Christ) is a Global Mission satellite evangelistic outreach from the North Pacific Union Conference to South America, Inter America, and...

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Interaction

Walla Walla College

I received my [January 2003] GLEANER yesterday and read Jere Patzer’s editorial. It spoke to my heart and gave a ringing endorsement of...

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Americas for Christ

Las Americas Para Cristo, (Americas for Christ) is a Global Mission satellite evangelistic outreach from the North Pacific Union Conference to South America, Inter America, and...

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Fresh Start

Me, Witness?

When I hear the word “witnessing,” I think of Bible-thumping, street-chanting, in-your-face-or-I’ll-beat-ya-black-n-blue holy rollers.

Ron Rearick tells...

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News

Hospital, School, and Church Unite in Service to Community

While a hospital’s primary function is to provide health care services, its influence naturally extends into many other areas of community life. Not only is a hospital usually among a community’s... More

Benefit Dinner For Dee Dee Jonrowe

Sonia Brock, a member of the Palmer Church, hosted a spaghetti dinner in the fellowship room of the church for her friend, Dee Dee Jonrowe, the Iditarod dog sled racer. Jonrowe suffers from breast... More

Be Kind to Me, I Gave Blood Today

Two Anchorage Adventist churches hosted blood drives on Sabbath mornings in November and January. Forty units were collected by the Blood Bank of Alaska.Some Hillside–O’Malley Church members were... More

Alaska’s Pastors Take Wing to Anchorage

Alaska’s seventeen multi-national pastors converged on Anchorage to attend the annual Pastors’ Conference on Jan. 5. Guest presenters, Treavor O’Reggio from the Andrews University theology department... More

Steps To And For Christ

Four young people from Bennington, Montpelier, and Rigby, have a desire to tell others about their best Friend—Jesus. Taking a week last summer they knocked on doors in Pocatello. They shared Steps... More

Legal Notices

Idaho Conference SessionNotice is hereby given that the 50th Regular Session of the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene in the gymnasium of Gem State Adventist Academy, 16115 S.... More

Lewistown Gets New Pastor

Pastor Elmer E. Dow has accepted the call to pastor the Lewistown Seventh-day Adventist Church. He and his wife Marie have two daughters, Naomi, four, and Hannah, one.Dow comes from the Blue Mountain... More

Mt. Ellis Welcomes Marantha

Mount Ellis is proud and grateful to have been selected as the site for the Annual Family Mission Project sponsored by Maranatha Volunteers International. The project dates are June 19–29. This is... More

Health, Hope, And Healing Inspire New Members in the Gorge

They flocked into the Columbia River Gorge last fall like a host of angels—the MEET (Missionary Education and Evangelistic Training) ministry team from Huntingdon, Tenn., directed by Thomas and... More

Hood View Members Go on a Guatemalan Mission

A recent mission project of the Hood View church, Boring, Ore., included raising $17,000, donating tools, and sending volunteers to help repair extensive hurricane damage to a Guatemalan orphanage.... More

God Opens Doors In Central India

“The visit of pastor Lutz Binus and his team has been a rewarding and enlightening experience to all the rural masses in and around Tandur,” noted Mr. John, a college professor in town and a devoted... More

Four Students Selected As Delegates to National Conference

Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) is proud to announce that Macy Brock, Jonathan Gaskill, Elizabeth Kim, and Ross Vhymeister have been chosen as delegates to the Junior National Young Leaders... More

Cookie’s Retreat Center Opens

Polly’s Place Ministries, Inc., has opened Cookie’s Retreat Center, a healing retreat for women and children who are victims of Domestic Violence. Founded by Adventists, this center is the only one... More

Spokane’s East Central Community Company Pays Their Debt

Sabbath evening, Dec. 14, 2002, was no ordinary evening for the members of the East Central Community Company because they paid their debt.Wayne Searson, Upper Columbia Conference corporation... More

What Do You Do with 23 Trumpet Players? UCA Initiates Gifted Musician Scholarship

i>. . . and dear Lord, you know that more than half my band is graduating in May. I’m loosing all my trumpets and tubas. I need saxaphone and clarinet players and I don’t know where I’m going to... More

The Cheney Church Is on the Move

The members of the Cheney Church accepted an offer to sell their church building in November. They transformed the former multipurpose room at the Four Winds Christian Elementary School in Four Lakes... More

Winter Quarter Begins With Week of Prayer

Walla Walla College students, faculty, and staff returning from the Christmas holiday season, were given extra reminders of the importance of prayer during the second week of classes. Week of Prayer... More

Bethlehem Carpenter’s Son Pastors Pastors

The Washington Conference Executive Committee has elected Bruce Koch to serve as ministerial and stewardship director, a position vacated when Doug Bing became vice president for administration.Born... More

Monroe Church Sends Missionaries to the World

Monroe, Wash., members gathered for an emotional farewell vespers for two families leaving for mission work in foreign countries.The Bartel family, John and Sue with children, Steven and Sarah,... More

Seeds for the Harvest

The little church in Forks, Washington, was blessed last fall by hosting a Laurelwood Academy pilot program called “Seeds for the Harvest.” Altogether 27 juniors and seniors and seven staff spent 12... More

Real Issues REAL GOD

Rally the Troops! Wait, don’t you mean rally the youth? If you had happened upon the Auburn Adventist Academy gymnasium on Jan. 10 and 11, you would have been faced with hundreds of teens hanging out... More

Grandma’s House

“Grandma’s House” is the home missionary outreach project of Stu and Joyce Neal, members of the Chehalis Church. It witnesses and offers practical instruction to mostly unchurched children ages 5... More

AnchorPointe Gives a Gift to the Community

Anyone who lives in the Puget Sound area will know that “vacant retail space” has been a prominent feature of the economic recession. After searching in vain for a mall or department store that would... More