August 2003

Did You Know?

Theme: Adoption: The Best Option

Out-of-wedlock births now account for one-third of all births in the U.S.

Source: 2000, National Vital Statistics

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Editorial

Adoption An Earthly Enactment of a Heavenly Concept

An Earthly Enactment of a Heavenly Concept

Our family will never forget the day in l985 when we headed to the airport to pick up our new little girl. Two...

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Fresh Start

Silent Night, Holy Conscience

Dr. Frederic Loomis faced the most difficult decision a physician could ever make—whether to allow a deformed baby to live or die. He had only seconds to decide.

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North Pacific Union

Miracles Still Do Happen

The growth of the Spanish work in the Northwest is nothing short of amazing as Adventist members share the good news with their family members, friends and co-workers....

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Fast Facts: Hispanic Adventists in the Northwest

Hispanic churches: 42 (not counting numerous companies and groups)

Hispanic pastors: 29

Hispanic...

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Welcome to the Family

Every growing or new congregation needs a shepherd. Recently, three new pastors have come to the Northwest. The North Pacific Union Conference Hispanic department...

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Los Milagros todavía existen

El crecimiento del trabajo Hispano en el Noroeste es gracias a que sus miembros comparten las buenas nuevas con sus familiares, amigos y compañeros de trabajo. Así como...

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Bienvenidos a la familia

Iglesias Hispanas: 42 sin incluir las numerosas compañías y grupos.

Pastores Hispanos: 29

Miembros...

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Bienvenidos a la familia

Cada congregación nueva necesita un pastor. Recientemente, tres pastores nuevos han venido al Noroeste. El departamento Hispano de la Unión del Noroeste Pacífico les da...

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News

Living the Mission

Some time ago, the father of an ICU nurse was admitted to Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) with heart problems. Things weren’t looking good when Walt Meske, a hospital chaplain, stopped by for a... More

Alaska Pathfinder Camporee 2003

Packing sleeping bags and uniforms, swimwear and Bibles, bug dope, but no flashlights, 65 Pathfinders and staff from Palmer and Anchorage took the short boat ride across Flat Lake to Camp Tukuskoya... More

Volunteers Do a Number on the Valdez Church

A volunteer work crew from far-flung places descended on the beautiful Prince William Sound city of Valdez, Alaska, in May to replace the leaking roof on the local church. Through skill, teamwork and... More

Far North Camp Meeting

Far North Camp Meeting Nearly 150 Adventists made their annual camp meeting trek from relatively nearby interior Alaska towns to Harding Lake Campground a few miles southeast of North Pole, Alaska,... More

Gem State Academy Senior Graduates as Merit Scholar

Smiles were everywhere as Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) celebrated the graduation of 35 of its finest and brightest. In the midst of these marched Jacque Giem, newly awarded National Merit... More

Project Linus Idaho Pathfinders Make Quilts

Project Linus Idaho Pathfinders Make Quilts Idaho Conference Pathfinders took on a special Share Your Faith project last year—Project Linus. Glenda Sackett, Snake River Valley coordinator, organized... More

Women of Kalispell Create an Educational Fellowship Circle

This year the women of the Kalispell (Mont.) Church decided to foster an educational fellowship circle that would also interest women in the community. Once a month, an informal, hands-on workshop is... More

Mission Field in Glasgow, Montana

Are you ready to move out of your familiar surroundings and do some real missionary work for the Lord? Montana Conference has just the place for you!Glasgow is a small, agricultural community of... More

Miracles Still Do Happen

The growth of the Spanish work in the Northwest is nothing short of amazing as Adventist members share the good news with their family members, friends and co-workers. As small companies of believers... More

Fast Facts: Hispanic Adventists in the Northwest

Hispanic churches: 42 (not counting numerous companies and groups)Hispanic pastors: 29Hispanic members: 6,828Churches by conference:Alaska: 1Idaho: 4Montana: 1 groupOregon: 11Upper Columbia:... More

Welcome to the Family

Every growing or new congregation needs a shepherd. Recently, three new pastors have come to the Northwest. The North Pacific Union Conference Hispanic department welcomes these pastors and their... More

Los Milagros todavía existen

El crecimiento del trabajo Hispano en el Noroeste es gracias a que sus miembros comparten las buenas nuevas con sus familiares, amigos y compañeros de trabajo. Así como sus pequeños grupos han... More

Bienvenidos a la familia

Iglesias Hispanas: 42 sin incluir las numerosas compañías y grupos.Pastores Hispanos: 29Miembros Hispanos: 6,828Iglesias por Conferencias:Alaska 1Idaho 4Montana 1 grupoOregon 11Upper Columbia... More

Bienvenidos a la familia

Cada congregación nueva necesita un pastor. Recientemente, tres pastores nuevos han venido al Noroeste. El departamento Hispano de la Unión del Noroeste Pacífico les da la bienvenida a estos pastores... More

TurningPoint Church Plant in Roseburg

On the first Sabbath of 2003, TurningPoint Community Church held its initial “prelaunch” worship service in Roseburg, Ore. What a joyful experience it was as more chairs were set up to accommodate an... More

Vancouver Church Breaks Ground

The weather was nothing to sing about on May 4, 2003, but hardy members of the Vancouver (Wash.) Church sang anyway. Huddled under umbrellas, they raised their voices in heartfelt praise and... More

Gladstone Park's 25th Anniversary

Gladstone Park (Ore.) members celebrated 25 years in their current church building on May 3, 2003. Sabbath morning services included Sabbath School presentations by early graduates of the Oregon City... More

Just Because

Third and fourth graders in my room at Meadow Glade Elementary have been busy “baking up a storm.” My classroom inherited five bread makers from the previous teacher to use however I saw fit. I... More

Living Last Supper

When high school students at Lincoln City Adventist School re-enacted the Last Supper, they packed the church two nights in a row—and made the front page of the local newspaper! “We wanted to reach... More

Lents Church Dedicates Youth

speaking at the seventh annual Youth Transition Dedication Sabbath, April 5, Lents (Portland, Ore.) Church youth Michelle Wilson said, "Servanthood is living for Jesus, conforming to His will from... More

CAA Knowledge Bowl Team Upholds Tradition of Excellence

Columbia Adventist Academy has had an active Knowledge Bowl team for nearly twenty years, and for the sixth consecutive year the varsity team walked away at the end of the season with first place in... More

CAA Sophomores Become Certified Divers

Most of the sophomores at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) took a class in scuba this school year. Biology teacher Tom Lee and physical education teacher Erich Knipschild were the faculty sponsors.On... More

Extracurricular Activities At Portland Adventist Academy

Students at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) find recreation and enjoyment in a variety of extracurricular activities while learning to strive for excellence and giving joy and inspiration to others.... More

Seminar Brings Three to Eugene Korean Church

Eugene (Ore.) Korean Church baptized three young people at the close of its New Beginnings Bible seminar in May.Because many of the church members are comfortable in both Korean and English languages... More

Evangelism Through Romulo’s Eyes

Evangelism Through Romulo’s Eyes Holding up a four-inch celery stick on a fork, Romulo Tuballes asked, "What do you call this?" Corleen Johnson and I had taken Romulo to eat at Izzy’s Pizza in Bend... More

What Is Prayer? YACS Student Writes Winning Essay

The National Day of Prayer was celebrated May 1 around the nation as well as in Yakima, Wash. Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) students, along with public and private students in the Yakima... More

Shine, Baby, Shine Public University Students Learn to Light Up Their Campuses

Two dozen students from the Pacific Northwest's public universities traveled to Central Washington University (CWU) for Shine NW 2003 to learn to light things up. The one-day series of seminars and... More

Hispanic Congregation Granted Church Status

Sabbath was a day of rejoicing when the Hispanic congregation of the Brewster (Wash.) Church was granted full church status on April 26 and 64 baptized adults and youth signed the book as charter... More

Russian Adventist Church in Spokane

Our society is rich in extraordinary individuals, whose energy and outstanding gifts awaken the hearts of people. One of those people is the pastor of the Russian Church in Spokane, Wash., Vladimir... More

Grand Opening for College Place ABC

For many years conference leaders and constituents have realized the inadequacies of the Adventist Book Center (ABC) building in College Place, Wash. All of this changed on April 27, 2003, with the... More

Baptism at Otis Orchards

Family and friends added their support to the five baptismal candidates who joined the Otis Orchards Church on May 17.Each of the four girls were assisted in their baptism by a personal friend who... More

Camp Meeting Focuses on Spiritual Growth

The theme for the recent Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) Camp Meeting in College Place highlighted the miracle of spiritual growth. Both keynote speakers emphasized that spiritual improvement comes... More

An Accidental Organ Scholar

If you ask Lindsey Henriksen how she became interested in studying the organ, she can’t help but chuckle. “That was not at all what I was planning to do,” she says. “I was pre-med!”Henriksen, a 2003... More

New Associate Vice President Chosen

Walla Walla College administration has selected a new associate vice president for academic administration. Clinton A. Valley will officially fill the position in August, replacing the current... More

Evangelism: by Students for Students

When students preach, students listen. With record numbers opening night, the annual In-Tents meetings kicked off its series entitled, “Why Did They Come?” This year’s meetings, presented solely by... More

Dominican Republic Mission Trip Skagit Adventist School

Seven students and four adults from the Skagit Adventist School in Burlington, Wash., went to the Dominican Republic during spring break to help build a church and a school. They also conducted a... More

Blossoming in the Son Washington Women's Spring Day Event

The fourth annual Washington Women's Spring Day Event was held on April 13 at Grace Community Church in Auburn. More than 400 women were encouraged by the speakers to "Blossom in the Son."In the... More

PSAA and Kirkland Elementary Receive New Activity Bus

Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) and Kirkland SDA Elementary (KSDA) had a big surprise in May when the long-awaited activity bus arrived two months early.The new 25-passenger bus is the product... More

Cedarhome Church Lends a Helping Hand

As members left their weekly daytime prayer meeting at Cedarhome Church in Stanwood, Wash., on April 8, a fire truck passed by. One of the members pointed out a huge smoke plume coming from town—the... More

God, the Master Quilter Bellevue Celebrates Women's Ministries

Can you take a timeless hobby and find in it relevance for today's women? Bellevue (Wash.) Church members emphatically say, "Yes!" They celebrated women’s ministries on Sabbath, June 7, by focusing... More

Interactive Easter Program

The Monroe (Wash.) Church enjoyed an interactive Easter Program. Lenard Jaecks, a retired minister, wrote and directed the Easter story with many members involved in portraying the events that led to... More