December 2004

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Editorial

The Seventh-day Adventist Church and The Great Appointment 1844-2004

1844-2004

I find myself thinking about this editorial as I return from our Church’s 2004 Annual Council. Attending were world leaders representing the...

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Fresh Start

If you Think the World Revolves Around You . . .

They were often dubbed the Three Stooges. But if you talked to them, they would claim to be the Three Messiahs.

Leon, Joseph and Clyde...

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North Pacific Union

North Pacific Missionaries Testify at Maranatha Convention

The inevitable rustlings of a crowd of more than 600 people dissolved into silence at the words of Ken Lauren, family practice physican from Redmond, Wash.

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Maranatha Fast Facts

• The 2004 Convention celebrated the 35th anniversary of the organization.

• Maranatha was founded in 1969 by John Freeman, then a...

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Maranatha Convention Project: Big Lake Youth Camp

More than 100 volunteers occupied Big Lake Youth Camp in Sisters, Ore., Sept. 22–Oct. 7 for the Maranatha Convention mission project. Volunteers, who stayed in RVs or...

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Perspective

One Tuesday in Tura

Last of two parts

We were four nights into our evangelistic meetings in Tura, a city of 60,000 in northeastern India, and things didn’t look too rosy. We...

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News

Real People Serving Real People with Real Needs

Real People Serving Real People with Real Needs You walk through the doors of the hospital’s imaging department filled with anxiety. You’re understandably worried about your tests, and what they... More

Cheri Peters Speaks to Women and Youth

The fifth annual Aleknagik Women’s Retreat was held Sept. 24–27 on Aleknagik Island, which is accessible only by a boat ride from the mouth of Lake Aleknagik. “God feels very close out there away... More

Tentmaker Wanted Native Americans Embrace Adventism

It was a cold and windy day with almost freezing temperatures when Rick Binford, pastor of the Savoonga, Gambel, and Selawik churches, conducted a baptism outside the little Adventist church in... More

Blessings at Idaho Conference Christian Women’s Retreat

Blessings at Idaho Conference Christian Women’s Retreat Approximately 100 women were blessed at a wonderful Christian Women’s Retreat at Camp Ida-Haven in McCall, Idaho, Sept. 10–12. The featured... More

Praise in the Park, An End-of-the-Summer Outreach—Oasis Style

"Why not have church in the park some Sabbath?” thought a father as he ate lunch with his daughter in the park. A few months later, that father was working as the youth director for the Oasis Church... More

Mount Ellis Academy Food Drive Impresses the Community

Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) girls’ club recently hosted a food drive at local grocery stores for the Gallatin County Food Bank. Students decorated boxes, created signs, and made flyers requesting that... More

Why Olivia is at Mount Ellis Academy

I have to admit that at the end of my eighth grade year, Mount Ellis Academy was the last place I ever thought I would be. I’m so glad that I listened to God when He told me to come here. I love... More

North Pacific Missionaries Testify at Maranatha Convention

The inevitable rustlings of a crowd of more than 600 people dissolved into silence at the words of Ken Lauren, family practice physican from Redmond, Wash.“I think I represent a significant number of... More

Maranatha Fast Facts

• The 2004 Convention celebrated the 35th anniversary of the organization.• Maranatha was founded in 1969 by John Freeman, then a resident of Berrien Springs, Michigan.• Over the years, Maranatha has... More

Maranatha Convention Project: Big Lake Youth Camp

More than 100 volunteers occupied Big Lake Youth Camp in Sisters, Ore., Sept. 22–Oct. 7 for the Maranatha Convention mission project. Volunteers, who stayed in RVs or camp cabins for the duration of... More

One Baptism, Five New Students at Prineville Church

As its missionary outreach this year, the Prineville Church decided to sponsor 10 kids to go to Big Lake Youth Camp. Afterward, one of these kids, Tyler, 14, announced his decision to be baptized.... More

How a "Nobody" Became a "Somebody" in Christ

God loves to take nobodies and make them Somebodies. I was a nobody. This is my story.It was December, 1999. We’d planned a Christian New Year's Eve event for the churches in our area. My wife asked... More

Puppet Parade from Grants Pass Goes World-Wide!

A locally produced children's show is going world-wide! The Hope Channel asked KBLN Better Life Television in Grants Pass, Ore., for episodes of the children's Bible-based show "Puppet Parade," which... More

CAA Senior Receives National Merit Commendation For His Academic Excellence

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) senior, Caleb Woodruff, has been named a Commended Student in the 2005 National Merit Scholarship Program. Caleb is the son of John and Carol Woodruff of White Salmon... More

A Day With Hyveth Williams Sponsored by Women's MInistries of Your Bible Speaks Church

Your Bible Speaks (YBS) Church and (Portland) women’s ministries, sponsored a one-day worship and fellowship meeting at the Oregon Conference office on Aug. 21. The featured speaker was Hyveth... More

Oregon Doctor Witnesses Miracles Amid Uncertainty

Stephen Hyland, a U.S. Army Captain and family practice physician, lives every minute in uncertainty. But with that uncertainty, comes opportunity for the miraculous. Stationed in Tikrit, Iraq,... More

Horse Sense Milo's First Annual Gymkhana Games

Milo Adventist Academy’s horse club hosted the first annual Gymkhana Games on Sept. 25. The events included barrel racing, jousting, barrel weaving, and even an obstacle course. Kirk Haley, the boys... More

Finnish Power Walker Baptized in the Willamette Student Shares his Zeal for PAA . . . and God

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) rejoices in the baptism of Derek Lange, a Finnish exchange student who attends PAA. Lange’s trip to Portland actually began 20 years ago when his mother, Brigitta... More

Two Students Baptized at Hood River Church

Two students who attended Mid-Columbia Adventist School have recently been baptized and voted into membership at the Hood River (Ore.) Church. Steve McHan, former Hood River Church pastor, came from... More

Leaves of Autumn Scattered in Illinois Valley

The personal ministries department of the Cave Junction Church has mailed Bible enrollment cards to every resident in the Illinois Valley. The response has been so gratifying that 68 Bible studies... More

Leadership Events End in Successful Outreach

The Brookings (Ore.) Church formed an Outreach Committee as a result of their pastor's attendance at a Leadership Conference in Grants Pass last spring with other church leaders. The newly formed... More

UCA's Technology Lab Gets Updated For Today's Students

UCA's Technology Lab Gets Updated For Today's Students Thanks to the continuing generosity of future-minded alumni and several private foundations, Upper Columbia Academy’s technology department has... More

Youth Take Up Body Building: Building the Body of Christ

Northeast Washington youth learned all about "body building" at the Northeast Washington Camp Meeting at Fruitland July 28–31. Marvin Thorman, Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) math and Bible teacher, led... More

UCA’s New Foundation Funds First Scholarships

UCA’s New Foundation Funds First Scholarships "What you have just been given is both a privilege and a responsibility,” Terry Finney was saying. The 20 Upper Columbia Academy students listening to... More

“Reading Puts Ideas In Motion” Propels Principal on 299-Mile Bike Trip

“Reading Puts Ideas In Motion” Propels Principal on 299-Mile Bike Trip Donald Bryan, Spokane Junior Academy principal, launched a 299-mile bike trip at a “send off” assembly in the school gym on... More

Richland Kids and Families Earn Honors and Enjoy God's Creation Together

The Richland Orca Adventurers and Eager Beavers spent a weekend camping with their families in God's wilderness at the Tucannon Campground area of the Umatilla National Forest, near Dayton, Wash.,... More

Accepting the Call

It is unusual for Peter Trzinski, pastor of the All Nations Adventist Church near Wapato, Wash. to be at a loss for words. But this was the case when he was ordained on Oct. 2. Trzinski was... More

WWVA Seniors Survive the Wild Bonding with Each Other and God

The September air was charged with anticipation when 73 Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) seniors made the five-hour journey to the Idaho wilderness for a course in wilderness survival. For five days... More

Jumpstart to Fitness 5K Salmon Run 2004

Jumpstart to Fitness 5K Salmon Run 2004 The All Nations Center hosted its second annual 5K “Salmon Run” on Sept. 19. Among this year’s 32 entries were a 7-year old, a 75-year old, and one bicyclist... More

New on the WWC Website: "About Face"

Walla Walla College's Website will soon debut a new feature designed to acquaint members of the college family with people they might not meet during the course of their day. "About Face" profiles... More

Walla Walla College Faculty Members Earn Top Degrees

Being a professor does not mean that your days as a student are over. In fact, quite the opposite. The faculty at Walla Walla College continually further their professional knowledge. Most recently,... More

Breath of Life Church Reaches Out to Community

Breath of Life Church Reaches Out to Community The Breath of Life Church took the opportunity this year to network within Seattle's White Center neighborhood as they broadened their efforts to reach... More

Four AAA Seniors Recognized For Top Awards

Successful, hardworking and intelligent—words befitting certain chosen students at Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA). This year AAA has four seniors who have been recognized for their academic... More

Women's Retreat 2004 New Beach Location a Success

Change can be exciting. This year the Washington Women’s Retreat moved to Ocean Shores, Wash., after 20 years in Canada. Apparently the new location in the Washington Conference was attractive.... More

BHAG from and for BHAG Buena Vista Celebrates Expansion

Have you ever heard of a BHAG? The faculty, staff, parents, students, and constituent church members of Buena Vista School in Auburn have. It stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal.Buena Vista recently... More

Skagit Adventist School 's New Addition A Volunteer Effort

Skagit Adventist School (SAS) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new addition to their school building. Dedicated on Sept. 11, this large new addition will help meet the... More

PSAA "Connect" 2004 Spiritual Retreat

Students enjoyed an exciting time at Puget Sound Adventist Academy’s (PSAA) annual Connect retreat held at the Walla Walla College Marine Station at Rosario Beach. They had a great time hiking,... More

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