October 2003

Editorial

There in the Past, Here for the Future

Adventist health care institutions have a long and rich history. In 1878, St. Helena Hospital—located in California’s beautiful Napa Valley—opened its doors and started...

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Fresh Start

A Surefire Way to Adventist Health

While loitering at the magazine rack in Safeway today, I noticed dozens of titles like “Shortcuts to Bigger Biceps and Triceps," “An Easy 4-week Fat-loss Plan," “Speed...

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North Pacific Union

Foxworth Named Portland Police Chief

Derrick Foxworth was named as the Portland, Ore., chief of police on Sept. 2 by Portland's mayor, Vera Katz. Foxworth’s appointment comes after the resignation of the...

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Pacific Northwest Adventists Volunteer for Global Evangelism

When I first saw Bob Marcus, he was preaching in a large tent not far from Dominican Adventist University in the Dominican Republic. Every seat was filled, and people...

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The North Pacific Union Miracle Team: Teenagers Go on “Ultimate” Mission Trip

Be proud North Pacific Union. Your youth were part of a miracle!

It may be hard to believe because it seems like teens are not...

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News

Alaska Camp Meeting Draws Hundreds

Approximately 800 people representing all but six of the 35 Adventist churches or church companies of Alaska attended South Central Camp Meeting Aug. 5–9. Attendees were drawn by the joy of Christian... More

Kuna Church SCUBAs into the Neighborhood

"I loved this year’s [VBS] theme because I love the ocean!” Marilyn Jones said after directing her second Vacation Bible School at Kuna (Idaho) Church in June.The church benefited from the expertise... More

Gem State Adventist Academy Students Spend First Days of School Bonding

An occasional scream pierced the air as Gem State Adventist Academy students came down the zip line as part of the first two days of school. Others took a chance to learn to Jet Ski while still... More

Heyburn Bi-vocational Pastors

You might say the Heyburn Church is a guinea pig, but you won’t find the members complaining. The Idaho Conference has appointed its first bi-vocational pastors, Tom Edie and Jerry Lankford.While... More

Butte VBS Features Edible Crafts

Have you ever thought of making a cute little boat with a mast and a sail and then eating it? That is what the children who attended the Vacation Bible School in Butte, Mont., did this summer. And... More

Havre and Fort Belknap Seminars Welcome New Members

The Havre church and Fort Belknap group in Montana welcomed new members recently. On March 8, Ava Welch joined the Havre Church by profession of faith. She had attended the Ray of Hope seminar... More

Creative Miles City VBS Attracts Kids and Helpers

This summer's Miles City, Mont., nature-oriented Vacation Bible School program, Creation Station, was held in the evening to maximize helpers as well as children in attendance.The “crew chief"... More

Foxworth Named Portland Police Chief

Derrick Foxworth was named as the Portland, Ore., chief of police on Sept. 2 by Portland's mayor, Vera Katz. Foxworth’s appointment comes after the resignation of the former chief, Mark Kroeker.“... More

Pacific Northwest Adventists Volunteer for Global Evangelism

When I first saw Bob Marcus, he was preaching in a large tent not far from Dominican Adventist University in the Dominican Republic. Every seat was filled, and people milled around outside. It was a... More

The North Pacific Union Miracle Team: Teenagers Go on “Ultimate” Mission Trip

Be proud North Pacific Union. Your youth were part of a miracle!It may be hard to believe because it seems like teens are not interested in spiritual things. We don’t understand the video games they... More

PAA's Rock Climbers Tackle Central Oregon

Eighteen students and four sponsors spent a week this summer defying gravity while suspended on the face of the well-known Smith Rocks in central Oregon. Organized by Portland Adventist Academy (PAA... More

Three New Members Join CAA Faculty

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) welcomes three new faculty members this year.Born and raised in Indiana, Anita Peterson attended church school from elementary through college at Southern Adventist... More

New Church in Monterrey, Mexico

This new church was a joint effort, built over a period of four weeks. The Calimesa, Calif., group prepared the slab last fall; the Show Low, Ariz., group started the walls; the Stone Tower (Portland... More

Farming Again at Milo

When Eugene Mitchell, a local career farmer, approached the Milo Adventist Academy maintenance/grounds managers and asked whose job it was to keep up the farm, they responded, “The job’s yours!” At... More

CAA Student Determined To Give

At Columbia Adventist Academy’s fall blood drive in November 2002, junior Tom Wilson was ineligible to give because he did not meet the age eligibility requirement; he was not 17 years old. When... More

Area Annual Church in the Park

Hundreds of Eugene, Springfield and Pleasant Hill, Ore., members gathered with their lawn chairs at Day Island Park on the Willamette River on August 9 for an outdoor worship service.The Springfield... More

Hopewell Celebrates Centennial

This year marks the centennial of the Hopewell Church in Dayton, Ore. A celebration featuring Don Livesay, Oregon Conference president, was held Sept. 20 to mark this milestone.The Hopewell Church... More

Pastor Discovers Unique Way to Witness

"Hey, what’s that sticker mean?"“Cool decal. What is it?”“Is that a Bible?"These are just some of the questions Walter Mancia, Riverside and Stevenson (Wash.) pastor, has encountered after placing a... More

PAA Welcomes New Principal

When Gale Crosby accepted an invitation in July to become the principal of Portland Adventist Academy (PAA), it was with a strong certainty that the academy was where God wanted him to be.With 23... More

50-year Homecoming Weekend Reunion for Pathfinders

More than 100 former Hood River Pathfinders and their families came from as far away as Missouri and Canada in April for a 50-year homecoming weekend planned by long-time Pathfinder staffer Fay... More

Hood View Church Responds To Needs of Sister Church

When four families, including pastoral family Alexei and Elena Novoselov, were displaced by a fire that swept through an apartment building owned by Hood View Church’s sister church in Irkutsk,... More

SCUBA Splashes Down at Columbia Gorge

"It’s spooky in here”...”It’s so dark!”... “What’s that gurgly noise?” These were just some of the comments as youngsters crawled into the belly of the "whale" (black plastic blown up by an electric... More

Bluebird Sabbath

Bluebird Sabbath—What, is there a special Sabbath for Bluebirds? Well in a way there was for Yakima (Wash.) Church's juniors.David Rattray, who enjoys the challenge of inspiring children, makes... More

Wenatchee Teen Raises Funds for the Maasai

Shane Wood, an 18-year-old Cascade Christian Academy senior, organized two lucrative fundraisers this summer to benefit the Maasai population in Kenya, Africa. The money he raised will help drill a... More

Young People Involved in Sonmer Ministries

Three young people from the Pendleton district were involved in Sonmer Ministries this summer. Sonmer (a fusion of "Son" and "summer") workers Shakina Colcord, Joe Radelfinger and Nathan Shaw grew in... More

VBS Children Share with Bangladesh

Children learned the joy of sharing God’s love by bringing 57 small toys for orphans in Bangladesh to the Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure (SCUBA) Vacation Bible School in Pendleton, Ore. One... More

Richie Brower Ordained

Richie Brower Ordained Richie Brower was ordained on June 14 in Spokane, Wash., where he and his wife, Timari, are planting a new church. The ordination was held in the Spokane Central Church... More

Plant Closure in Goldendale Opens Doors for Employment

When an aluminum plant near Goldendale, Wash., closed in March, leaving 700 unemployed in a town of 3,000 and in surrounding Klickitat County, local church members knew they could not sit idly by."... More

Brewster Dives Into God's Word At Vacation Bible School

Brewster Dives Into God's Word At Vacation Bible School A panorama of lifelike divers and colorful sea creatures created by artist Tom Golden transformed the Brewster (Wash.) Church into an “... More

Successful Othello Series Brings Record Baptisms

Memorial Day weekend was certainly memorable at the Othello (Wash.) Church when Lyle Albrecht, evangelist, baptized 15 new members following almost six weeks of prophecy lectures.The baptisms were... More

Walla Walla College's Kraig Scott to Give Organ Recital

Kraig Scott, associate professor of music at Walla Walla College (WWC), will present an organ recital at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, Oct. 12. The recital is at 3 p.m. in... More

Students Lead Innovative Service

It started as a 50-minute, Thursday night worship service in 2001. It was simple, short and inviting, says Jonny Hayasaka, one of its founders. It was run by students, had no sponsor and limited... More

Instructor Honored for Community Service

Linda Emmerson, Walla Walla College (WWC) philosophy instructor, was honored with the 2003 Exchangite of the Year award from the Exchange Club of Walla Walla. The award is given to members who give... More

Food Drive Raises Hunger Awareness Over 10,000 Pounds of Food

Positive Life Radio’s (PLR) Christmas in July food drive on July 25 collected more than 10,000 pounds of food and personal care items. Eight communities in the PLR listening area will benefit.During... More

Positive Life Radio Receives Record Donation

A Portland, Ore., woman recently donated to Positive Life Radio (PLR) a large Christian record collection. Her husband, now deceased, worked for Chapel® Records and received a copy of each record... More

Western Washington Youth Challenge

It’s not your ordinary summer job. You might serve 100 people a day at McDonald’s. You could memorize brands of doors and doorbells at Home Depot or become familiar with a variety of books in a... More

A Perfect Best Friend

"What if you had a perfect best friend"? That was the way Laura Warner, Auburn Adventist Academy junior, began her personal statement. One of the requirements to attend Auburn Adventist Academy is to... More

Prayers Answered at Washington Camp Meeting

In a day when most camp meetings have downsized to long-weekend events, the Washington Conference again mounted a sturdy 10-day convocation, held June 19–28 on the Auburn Adventist Academy campus—... More

Dinner and Live Auction Benefit Polly's Healing Center

Polly’s Healing Center and its supporters held a benefit dinner and live auction at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash., on July 20. Supported by the Breath of Life Church (Seattle, Wash.),... More

Many Baptized at BAYDA’s “Knowin’ Him” Camporee

Many Baptized at BAYDA’s “Knowin’ Him” Camporee "Knowin’ Him Through Heritage, Service, Sacrifice, Worship, and Relationships” was the focus of an international camporee sponsored by the Black... More

Debbie Young Elected National ASI President

Debbie Young of Quiet Moment Ministries, a small supporting ministry in Ypsilanti, Mich., was elected as president of Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) at the national convention held... More

North Pacific Union Woman to be Honored

Nine Adventist women who are making significant contributions to their churches, professions, families and communities will be recognized and celebrated during the 21st Annual Conference of the... More

What’s Good for Justices is Good for all Working Americans The Church’s Office of Legislative Affairs applauds Supreme Court Decision to Accommodate Jewish Jus

What’s Good for Justices is Good for all Working Americans The Church’s Office of Legislative Affairs applauds Supreme Court Decision to Accommodate Jewish Jus Washington DC—For the first time in 28... More