May 2004

Did You Know?

Stories of a Hymn and a Spiritual

It Is Well With My Soul

Horatio G. Spafford was a successful attorney in Chicago, the father of four...

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Editorial

Divinely Inspired Sabbath Schools

My father vividly recalls what it was like growing up on the plains of North Dakota. His was one of the fortunate families to have electricity and therefore a radio, but...

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Fresh Start

The First Church of Hackers

Someday when I’m so rich that Bill Gates hits me up for a loan, I’m going to buy a thousand acres of land. Then I’ll hire some groundskeepers to follow me as I whack a...

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North Pacific Union

Hope Channel Launches Web Site with Broadband Video

Last December, the Adventist Television Network launched the Hope Channel, a 24/7 broadcast designed to reach people searching for Bible truth and the real meaning of...

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Converted Pastors Attend Evangelistic Convention

Converted Pastors Attend Evangelistic Convention The number of other Northwest denominations' pastors becoming Adventists has been increasing recently. Four of these pastors... More

Northwest Teams Target Philippines for Christ

Northwest teams joined others from around the world in the Philippines for Christ evangelistic series during the last two weeks of March. Through the efforts of...

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Perspective

The Rwandan Genocide and the Lessons I’ve Learned

and the Lessons I’ve Learned

Editor's note: Ten years ago about 800,000 people lost their lives in Rwanda when Hutu extremists methodically murdered... More

News

Lending Helping Hands in India

Lending Helping Hands in India Giffard Memorial Hospital (GMH), a Seventh-day Adventist facility located in the village of Nuzvid, Andhra Pradesh, India, was once a thriving medical compound. Built... More

Anchorage Churches Promote CHIP

The Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) once again helped approximately 50 Anchorage residents start a healthier lifestyle during February. Participants lost a combined total of 222.5 pounds,... More

Signing Choir Performs for Palmer Rotarians

Palmer Rotarians were visibly touched by a performance of the Matanuska Valley Adventist School (MVAS) signing choir on March 18. Neil Biloff, pastor and member of the Rotary Club, invited the... More

Youth Spread Gospel Seeds Throughout Entire Town

A crisp afternoon breeze greeted students from Gem State Adventist Academy and nine youth groups as they prepared to reach all the homes, businesses and churches in New Plymouth, Idaho, in a single... More

Members Celebrate with Flames at Meridian Mortgage Burning

With match in hand, Tim Gray, pastor, along with Ed Doherty, head elder, and Les Sevison, treasurer, set ablaze the Meridian (Idaho) Church's mortgage papers on Feb. 7. This 110-member church managed... More

Eastern Oregon Youth Rally

Praise singers led the singing at the Walk in the Light Eastern Oregon Youth Rally on Sabbath, March 13, at the La Grande Church. From left are Heidi Purvis, Jason Chase, Brittany Wood, Cami Aberle... More

The Gospel Road Comes to Fort Belknap

The temperature was below zero, and a bitterly cold, northeast wind was blowing snow into deep drifts on Friday, Feb. 6, much like the preceding two weeks on Montana's Fort Belknap Reservation. But... More

Hope Channel Launches Web Site with Broadband Video

Last December, the Adventist Television Network launched the Hope Channel, a 24/7 broadcast designed to reach people searching for Bible truth and the real meaning of life.Now the Hope Channel has... More

Converted Pastors Attend Evangelistic Convention

Converted Pastors Attend Evangelistic Convention The number of other Northwest denominations' pastors becoming Adventists has been increasing recently. Four of these pastors, including three Native... More

Northwest Teams Target Philippines for Christ

Northwest teams joined others from around the world in the Philippines for Christ evangelistic series during the last two weeks of March. Through the efforts of the Global Evangelism organization... More

Milo Holds Prayer Conference to Connect with God

The Milo Adventist Academy prayer conference is one of the most anticipated events of the school year. About 60 students from around the conference responded to the invitation to visit the Milo... More

The Perfect Mate Described by Columbia Seniors

Columbia Adventist Academy seniors have been studying what makes a great marriage in their marriage and family class. When they were asked to write about their ideal spouse, almost every student... More

LAA Celebrates Freedom with Special Chapel Program

Freedom. It’s something we all have but seldom take the time to truly appreciate. Livingstone Adventist Academy’s students did just that on Feb. 20 during their Freedom Chapel, put on by the school... More

Locker Room Remodeled as Senior Project

Mark Dearing and Trevor Wart, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) seniors, designed, raised money for and remodeled the PAA locker room as their senior project. Dearing and Wart said that they wanted to... More

Test Results at Portland Adventist Academy

Portland Adventist Academy has the honor and distinction of having a student qualify as a possible National Merit Scholarship finalist. This student who wishes to remain anonymous scored in the 99th... More

Special Service Celebrates Children

The Richland (Wash.) Church holds children in high esteem and celebrated the importance of the children in their congregation by having a special Children's Sabbath service.The highlight of the... More

Brewster Hosts Spring Meeting for Adventist Community Services

The Brewster (Wash.) Church hosted the Adventist Community Services (ACS) spring meeting of Upper Columbia Conference's northwest-area ACS federation last month.Nearly 40 people from five ACS... More

Goldendale Awards Scholarships to 12th Graders

Goldendale (Wash.) Church awards $200 scholarships to its graduating seniors in a special presentation. Ron Turner, director of recruitment from Upper Columbia Academy (UCA), was the guest speaker... More

Radio Ministry Impacts Community

The radio ministry of the Upper Columbia Conference is making a wonderful community impact, according to a recent ratings report.Radio stations receive periodic ratings figures, similar to the... More

Church Plant Yields First Fruits

Les and Jennifer Ove were the first newly baptized converts of the lay members' church plant at Athol, Idaho. Retired pastor Ed Card, also known as the “Bible Preacher,” officiated at their outdoor... More

New Things are Developing at Walla Walla College

Shutterbugs can now make a career out of their talent at Walla Walla College (WWC). A photography minor was recently added to the technology department's options, and a new photojournalism... More

Faithful Stewards

It isn’t every day college students have leftover money. Near the end of fall quarter, Barbara Anderson, sophomore biology major, realized she had not even come close to spending the minimum of $462... More

Spanish Congregation Celebrates New Church

More than 100 people came to celebrate the formation of the North Cascade Spanish Church in Burlington, Wash., in April. This fast growing congregation was formed into a company just over a year ago... More

Slowing Down the Fast and the Curious

More than 100 public high school students and 40 volunteer adult staff members spent March 5–7 at Sunset Lake Camp for the annual Washington Conference public high school retreat. This year’s theme... More

Washington Camp Meeting 2004 Dorm Fire Forces Major Changes

Camp meeting each year is a wonderful conference-wide family reunion. It is a time to catch up with friends and family from throughout the conference and the Pacific Northwest. Each year, the... More

Conference Hosts Adventurer Fun Fair

"Come one! Come all! See Scruffy the Clown, play games, win prizes, eat snacks and look at the crafts other clubs have made. It will certainly be an evening to remember!”And that it was.It was a... More

Sequim Churches Pull Together to Benefit Dying Member

"It is through the social relations that Christianity comes in contact with the world.” —Ellen G. White The Richmond family, members of the Sequim (Wash.) Church, received the kind of news on Oct.... More

Leadership Summit Makes SMILES

Since 1996, the North American Division has advocated the development of Tutoring and Mentoring programs in local churches through the YouthNet program. Sandra Brown, the director of the division-... More

A Weekend to Remember

In March an excited group of 38 women met in Cannon Beach, Ore., for the 10th annual Spiritual Women’s Retreat sponsored by Enumclaw Women’s Ministries. Eleven mother-daughter couples were present.... More

Marysville Begins Little Lambs Club

Little Lambs, a group that originated in the Florida Conference, has found its way to Washington State. Our little group, designed specifically for four-year-olds, gives our young kids the... More