August 2005

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Bible Facts

• According to Wycliffe International, the Society of Gideons and the International Bible Society, the number of new Bibles...

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Editorial

Adventists, Health and Hewlett Packard Part II

Part II

There have been numerous longevity studies done in the United States and overseas that compare Adventists to the general population. While they...

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Intersections

AUG Letters to the Editor

AUG Letters to the Editor

I was raised as an Adventist and my son elected to be baptized an Adventist. I read this article with interest and some concern as... More

AUG Letters to the Editor

AUG Letters to the Editor

I was raised as an Adventist and my son elected to be baptized an Adventist. I read this article with interest and some concern as... More

Fresh Start

Putting Evangelism on Cruise Control

My brothers didn’t think I could survive an hour of aerobics. I knew they couldn’t. So a friendly wager was on. We were on a cruise ship with some midnight buffets in...

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North Pacific Union

Honor Shown by Native American Tribe

When Native American people take the initiative to conduct an honorary pow wow ceremony for a non-native person, you’ve got to know that person is very special. Thirty...

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Pacific Press Selects Galusha as President

Dale Galusha, currently vice president of sales and ministries for Pacific Press Publishing Association, has been selected as the successor to the current Pacific Press...

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Tamala Newsome Receives Miliken Award

Tamala Newsome, Ball Elementary School principal in Portland, Ore., and member of the University Park Adventist Church, was the latest outstanding educator to be...

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Caring Heart Awards

Seventh-day Adventist school teachers and administrators believe that teaching young people to be actively involved in witnessing and service activities is central to...

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Jesus Christ: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! 29th Regional Convocation

Jesus Christ: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! 29th Regional Convocation JESUS CHRIST: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! That was the theme for the 29th Regional Convocation... More

News

Creating Calm Rachel Russell and the Theory of Mutual Influence

The most stressful aspect of hospitalization often has nothing to do with medical procedures. For some, their bill causes the greatest anxiety. Fortunately, patients at Walla Walla General Hospital... More

Blaze Erupts in Sanctuary Mortgage Goes up in Smoke

A fire which broke out in the sanctuary of the Wasilla Church on May 21, 2005, totally destroyed the paid mortgage held by Alaska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Ken Crawford, Alaska Conference... More

Camp Meeting Draws More Than 500

More than 500 people gathered June 14 to 18 for camp meeting at the familiar south central Alaska site in the trees of the Matanuska valley at the base of the Chugach mountains. George Knight,... More

Gem State Academy Students Assist with Second Annual Drug-prevention Rally

Gem State Academy Students Assist with Second Annual Drug-prevention Rally The MX Power Team program brings together more than 1,100 youth from public and private schools to attend a Motocross Drug... More

Montana and Beyond 59th Regular Constituency Session

Montana Conference delegates overwhelmingly re-elected both John Loor Jr., president, and Myron Iseminger, vice-president, during the conference’s 59th regular constituency session, held June 19 at... More

Cross-Country Blessings

A young lady in a wheelchair. A grandmother attempting to provide the necessities of life for her two granddaughters and herself while living with chronic physical problems. An old car that had seen... More

Honor Shown by Native American Tribe

When Native American people take the initiative to conduct an honorary pow wow ceremony for a non-native person, you’ve got to know that person is very special. Thirty years ago, Verna Clay and her... More

Pacific Press Selects Galusha as President

Dale Galusha, currently vice president of sales and ministries for Pacific Press Publishing Association, has been selected as the successor to the current Pacific Press president, Bob Kyte.Kyte... More

Tamala Newsome Receives Miliken Award

Tamala Newsome, Ball Elementary School principal in Portland, Ore., and member of the University Park Adventist Church, was the latest outstanding educator to be surprised with a $25,000 Miliken... More

Caring Heart Awards

Seventh-day Adventist school teachers and administrators believe that teaching young people to be actively involved in witnessing and service activities is central to Adventist educational goals. The... More

Jesus Christ: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! 29th Regional Convocation

Jesus Christ: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! 29th Regional Convocation JESUS CHRIST: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! That was the theme for the 29th Regional Convocation, held May 12–15, at Camp Berachah... More

Carlos Alvarez Is Baptized

Amid smiles and tears of joy, Carlos Alvarez was baptized by Pat Milligan, Hood River Church pastor, making April 9 a very special Sabbath for his friends and relatives in the Hood River (Ore.)... More

Medford Missions

Medford Church members were blessed by a special Sabbath emphasizing global evangelism.Ron Watts, Southern Asian Division president, gave a stirring message during the church service, and Don Noble,... More

Forestry Builds Faith at Milo

Recognizing the members of Rod Bardell's forestry class at Milo Academy is easy. They’re the ones wearing the orange hard hats and the beaming smiles. They enthusiastically explain their projects to... More

Youth Festival 2005 "A Different Story"

The excitement was contagious as more than 1,000 young people converged at the New Hope Community Church in Clackamas for Youth Festival 2005.Bernie Anderson, Salt Lake City Wasatch Hills Adventist... More

Cave Junction Man Discovers Revelation Speaks Hope

Revelation Speaks Hope with Steve Cook, Oregon Conference evangelist, brought a certain ring of hope into the life of a Cave Junction diamond in the rough, John Bazen.Watching Better Life Television... More

God's Lost-and-found Plan

Elden Leroy, a Newport Church deacon, had lost his full set of church keys and couldn't find them.Riding his bike home from the store one September day, 11-year-old Daryen Ackerman passed the front... More

Churches Campaign to Get 3ABN on Comcast Cable

Since Memorial Day weekend last year when we attended camp meeting at the Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) headquarters in southern Illinois, the Lord has continued to impress me to promote a... More

Better Life Television Station Receives Maranatha Remodel

Better Life Television (KBLN), an Adventist local cable station in southern Oregon, recently received a much-needed expansion to its facilities through Maranatha Volunteers International.From March... More

Planting Seeds of Kindness

Tangent, Ore., residents look forward to May Day when Central Valley Christian School children make their annual pilgrimage of love to their 400–500 neighbors. The outreach has been expanding for... More

Juniors Take Sabbath School to Shut-ins

The Albany (Ore.) Church junior class brings Sabbath School to members who are unable to attend church. They do this the third Sabbath of every month. They go to the members' homes, the hospital or... More

Changes for Walla Walla Valley Academy

At the conclusion of the 2004–05 school year, Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) said goodbye to three of its beloved faculty. Roman Hintz, Rose Marie Walter, and Cheryl Wren have each begun a new... More

Math Camp Where the Fun Multiplies

Math and fun? All in the same sentence? Who ever heard of such a thing? Only those lucky students who attended math camp April 4–8 at Camp MiVoden.Boyde and Laurie Hosey, teachers at Colville Valley... More

Othello Celebrates 50 Years

The Othello Church celebrates its 50-year anniversary Aug. 5–7. Originally organized as a company May 28, 1955, 12 people signed the charter member list to organize the church.The old Presbyterian... More

South Hill Church Remembers Past and Embraces Future

Tthe Spokane South Hill Church gathered in March to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new addition to the church building. The church is bursting at the seams and needs more room to spread out. The... More

Thomas Knoll New UCC Trust Officer

Thomas R. Knoll Sr., Attorney at Law, was recently admitted to the Washington State Bar. On May 4, 2005, he took the Oath of Attorney before Judge Donald W. Schacht of the Superior Court for Walla... More

First CHIP Graduation in Goldendale

Nine people graduated from the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) program in Goldendale, led by Calvin and Faye Fischer.Meetings were held four nights a week for four weeks. Each night a CHIP... More

Upper Columbia Academy Hosts Memorable Graduation Weekend

Upper Columbia Academy Hosts Memorable Graduation Weekend "It’s amazing to see everything running so smoothly on campus when you have so many guests, so many unknowns,” commented one observer of... More

Sabbath School Teacher Honored

Peggy Rudebaugh was recently honored for her years of faithful service as a weekly teacher in the Chelan Church children’s Sabbath School. As a division leader and teacher, Rudebaugh is known for her... More

WWVA Seniors Recognized for Excellence by the Walla Walla Exchange Club

Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) seniors Sydney Boyd and Stephanie Field were selected by the Walla Walla Exchange Club as Youths of the Month. During a spring luncheon at the Elks Lodge, the two... More

Christ Uncensored at InTents 2005

Walla Walla College is an Adventist institution—but that doesn’t mean all attending students are Seventh-day Adventists. Many of them have not made a decision for or against Christ.Giving WWC... More

WWC Breaks Ground for New Administration Building

Walla Walla College held a ceremonial groundbreaking event for its new administration building Saturday afternoon, June 11.The ceremony included recognition and thanks from Jon Dybdahl, college... More

The Power of a Prayer Vigil

In anticipation of an upcoming evangelistic series, the Monroe Church decided to hold an all-night prayer vigil. The church family was invited to participate by attending the event anytime from 7 p.m... More

The Last Supper at Kent

The Last Supper, presented by the Kent Church on March 26, portrayed the last days of Jesus from the Passover meal to the resurrection. Jesus (Brad Jacobson), greeted the congregation, saying, "... More

Lives Are Being Changed at AAA Baptisms 2004–05

Lives are being changed at Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA). Last school year, 22 students committed their lives to Christ and were baptized. The transformation that took place in each person was a... More

Don Keele Award Makes KASN News a Reality

"Good morning, and welcome to KASN News broadcast for today.” This announcement begins another school day here at Kirkland Adventist School as students put on a daily news broadcast complete with... More

Life-Changing Experiences at Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School

Her voice sounded desperate as she pleaded with me to accept her son into our school. It was one of those calls school administrators dread to get. This young man was having trouble academically and... More