June 2003

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Wild Animals

Tom and Pat Leeson are Northwest wildlife photographers with an international reputation. Here are nine animals they have photographed. Can you identify the animals? Click here...

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Editorial

Why in the World Are We Doing This?

We had gotten up at an unearthly hour to catch the plane for the long trip to the Dominican Republic. We were the advance group making the arrangements for our 160 NPUC youth and...

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Intersections

Interaction

“To Protect and Serve” [February, 2003]

Thank you for the many interesting articles throughout the year. I especially have...

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Interaction

“To Protect and Serve” [February, 2003]

Thank you for the many interesting articles throughout the year. I especially have...

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Fresh Start

Exercising Faith

Some years ago I registered with my friend Roger for a mini-triathlon. While the biking and jogging seemed doable, the swimming scared me. It felt as if I’d be attempting to cross...

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North Pacific Union

Following in the Tradition

Los Americas para Cristo, “The Americas for Christ,” was a major evangelistic program originating in the Dominican Republic. The administration of the Inter-American...

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A Dream, a Demon and a Promise

It all started in January when I filled out an application for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The last time I had gone on a mission trip I had almost lost my...

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Four Minutes to Airtime

After months of planning, the day for the opening night of the series had arrived. While everyone was preparing for that first meeting, only a few were aware that a...

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News

Health News Notes

Adventist Medical Center Offers New Service to New MomsAdventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore., recently opened its Mama Shop to better serve the needs of its maternity patients. The new service,... More

Palmer Church Sign Brings Visibility

After much shopping, planning, designing and anticipation, the Palmer Church powered up its newest evangelistic tool—a large marquee-style church sign. Neil Biloff, Palmer Church pastor, explained, “... More

Native Evangelistic Gathering

Miracles, fishes, souls! These are some of the amazing results of a month-long Native evangelistic gathering at Northside Church in Anchorage in March. As many as 65 non-Adventist Natives, as well as... More

Two People Join Homer Church

Lianna Blair first encountered Adventism upon visiting a member-owned builders’ store and talking with summer employee/winter evangelist Don Barnt. The Homer members welcomed her with open arms and... More

Idaho Conference’s 50th Constituency Session Our Passion: Telling the Story

Elizabeth Parker sat in one of the front rows of the Gem State Adventist Academy gymnasium. Her knitting needles worked rhythmically on an afghan, but she listened intently along with nearly 350... More

Eden’s Edibles Vegan Cooking Seminars

In the spring of 2002, members of the Garden Valley Church cautiously decided to host a two-night vegetarian cooking school in the midst of their meat-eating, mountain resort community. But, the Lord... More

Montana Pastor Holds Series in Dominican Republic

John Bilbro, Jordan (Mont.) Church pastor, held a series of meetings in the Dominican Republic Feb. 14 through March 1. His was one of 41 simultaneous evangelistic series organized by Robert... More

You Go Girl!

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that Kyra Eddy, a four-year senior from Brusett, Mont., is among its 15,000 finalists. Kyra is a high achiever in all aspects of her life—... More

Following in the Tradition

Los Americas para Cristo, “The Americas for Christ,” was a major evangelistic program originating in the Dominican Republic. The administration of the Inter-American Division had requested that Jere... More

A Dream, a Demon and a Promise

It all started in January when I filled out an application for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The last time I had gone on a mission trip I had almost lost my job so I struggled with... More

Four Minutes to Airtime

After months of planning, the day for the opening night of the series had arrived. While everyone was preparing for that first meeting, only a few were aware that a monumental problem existed.By... More

Albany Women’s Ministries Hosts Victorian Tea

Formally-dressed waiters escorted 100 ladies to tables cast in the soft glow of many candles for the Albany (Ore.) Church’s fifth annual Victorian Tea. Each of the thirteen hostesses from women’s... More

A Sabbath in India

Bob Paulson, a layman from Puyallup, Wash., and Garwin McNeilus, a Minnesota layman, conducted a 50-village mission in the city of Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India, in January 2001. Fifteen thousand... More

Doctor Prescribes Daniel and Revelation for Answers to Life Situations

Once again in Grants Pass, Ore., a very attentive audience heard the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation revealed in an unforgettable way with North Valley Church (Merlin, Ore.) member Willard... More

Livingstone Adventist Academy Breaks Ground

From left: Jerry Magee, school board chair; Gil Plubell, the Oregon Conference education superintendent’s special assistant; Don Livesay, Oregon Conference president; Barbara Livesay, Livingstone... More

Cedar Creek Holds Cooking School

Cedar Creek (Wash.) Church held a cooking school as a community outreach before this spring’s evangelistic meetings. “I am delighted to get these recipes that my family can enjoy,” said new member... More

Milo Mission to Belize

Thirty-nine people, mostly Milo Adventist Academy students and staff, spent their spring break in Ranchito, Belize, building onto a church and presenting two Vacation Bible Schools each day during an... More

Spanish Group Experiences Growth

Tualatin pastor Perry Melnychenko baptized five members into the Canby (Ore.) Church Spanish group on March 8, 2003. “We found the right church,” said new members Ema Morales, father and daughter... More

Elders and Pastors Explore Church Revitalization

Nearly 150 elders and pastors from 52 churches around the Upper Columbia Conference gathered at Camp MiVoden in Idaho Feb. 21-23 to explore the principles of church revitalization at the Elders’ and... More

Kenya Mission Trip

Mark Witas, Wenatchee youth pastor, led a team of 39 youth and adults on a mission trip to the Trans-Mara region of Kenya from March 18 through April 1. The group completed a brick-and-mortar church... More

So, Change My Perspective Spokane Junior Academy’s Spiritual Retreat 2003

Students in the upper grades at Spokane Junior Academy (SJA) headed to Camp MiVoden, Hayden Lake, Idaho, for a spiritual retreat focused on bringing students closer to God and to each other.The... More

A Fighting Chance for Academic Success

The peer tutoring program at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) is designed to give students a fighting chance for academic success.“Sometimes students need more one-on-one attention than the teachers can... More

Goldendale Baptism

Shirley Magnuson felt the need to come back to the church she had been away from for so long. For the past year and a half, she has been reaching out to the Adventist church by completing the Voice... More

Ephrata Treasurer Honored

When Andrew McCrary, Ephrata (Wash.) Church pastor, invited Clara Fitzgerald up to the podium, she was in for one of the biggest surprises of her life! The church honored Clara’s 22 years of treasury... More

Walla Walla College Photo Stories

Homecoming Weekend 2003Homecoming Weekend 2003 gave many alumni the chance to get reacquainted with old friends. More than 900 people showed up for a fellowship dinner on Sabbath.KGTS Dedicates New... More

Who’s Who Honors 34 Students

The 2003 annual publication of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,” includes 34 Walla Walla College students, selected as outstanding examples of student leaders.Students... More

Blueberries, a Magazine and a Ministry

Marvin Zweegman, 53, had reached the end of his rope. With the collapse of his 18-year marriage and mounting financial problems, nothing seemed to matter, not even the other things he had always... More

Apple Pie, Sushi and Lefsa

“It’s a foretaste of heaven,” says Howard Munson, Puget Sound Adventist Academy, (PSAA) Bible teacher, speaking of the cultural diversity on the campus. He quotes Psalm 133:1: “Behold, how good and... More

Puyallup Church Burns Mortgage

A spirit of celebration greeted church members as they arrived April 5 for the Puyallup (Wash.) Church mortgage burning. Since breaking ground in October 1994, the building fund has been paid in full... More

Lacey Fellowship Hall Named

The Lacey Church held their first banquet/business meeting on Feb. 23. The banquet featured food by ladies of the church and dinner music by the Sound of Praise quartet. After a “State of the Church... More

Lifestyle News Notes from Puyallup

The Puyallup (Wash.) Church has served the Puyallup Valley for more than 40 years with the Breathe-Free stop smoking program, co-sponsored with the Good Samaritan Hospital and often the first contact... More

North Pacific Union Pathfinder Clubs Demonstrate Their Knowledge of II Kings

Twenty-six Pathfinder clubs from around North America participated in the 2003 Invitational/Division-level Pathfinder Bible Achievement Program, formerly known as the “Bible Bowl,” which took place... More

Growth and Challenge in Papua New Guinea

When Natalie Misikaram was asked to be women’s ministries leader in her local church in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), she wanted to bring the women together to pray and encourage each other.... More