September 2006

Did You Know?

Bible Word Scramble

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Editorial

Momentum

Northwest Adventists have always had a penchant for fulfilling the great Gospel Commission. In the late 1800s, they generously contributed to send one of the church’s first mission boats, the ...

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Let's Talk

Let's Talk

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Let's Talk

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Fresh Start

Bogus Bills

Emanuel Ninger’s reputation as a counterfeiter is legendary. Known as “Jim the Penman” (named after a character in a play then running on Broadway), he drew, by hand, $...

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North Pacific Union

Caring Heart Award

The Caring Heart Award is a Christian Service Recognition Award for secondary students who have demonstrated a personal commitment to service and witnessing activities...

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Tumwater Canyon Near Leavenworth Claims Two Lives

Two Adventist women, Meghan Doggett, 21, and Mindy Cosaert, 16, died by drowning in the Wenatchee River near Leavenworth, Washington, on July 15.

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Arthur Lickey: 1921–2006

Arthur Lickey: 1921–2006 Arthur R. Lickey was the North Pacific Union Conference Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) director 1973–86. He died June 1, 2006. He was... More

Northwest Pioneers of Faith

Harold L. Wood Missionary to Alaska

Around the turn of the century, a number of Seventh-day Adventists traveled to Alaska to find wealth and adventure. Walter Sutherland, fourth president of Walla Walla College, along with Theodore...

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News

Teamwork and Expertise Saves Adventist Medical Center Patient

For Jerry and Sharon Kruger, May 3, began as a typical spring day in central Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley. The pair spent the morning working in the yard of their McMinnville home, until... More

We've Come This Far by Faith

We've Come This Far by Faith More than 750 people gathered near Palmer for Alaska's annual Southcentral Camp Meeting July 18–23. "We’ve Come This Far by Faith" was the theme for this year to... More

Summer Camps Alaska Style

"Last year my children came home from a week at Camp Tukuskoya all excited about the fun they had. They loved it and were recommitted spiritually,” said the person on the other end of the line. “I... More

Volunteer Librarian Gave 30 Years to AJA

For more than 30 years, Gloria Oakes has volunteered as Anchorage Junior Academy’s librarian. When she first began, her three children were enrolled at AJA; they graduated and moved on, but Oakes has... More

Gilmore Ordination Reflects Life Journey

Every pastor has a story. Idaho Conference members heard part of Steve Gilmore Sr.’s story at his ordination at camp meeting on June 17. The pastor who presented Steve as a candidate for ordination... More

Timberline Students Honor Teacher and Fund Mission Trips

The students at the Timberline Adventist School in Vale, Ore., showed teacher Cheri DeLaRosa how much they appreciated her during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. They started the week by presenting... More

A New Approach to VBS in Miles City, Montana

This summer the Miles City Church tried something new for Vacation Bible School. ADRA offers a program called Adventure for Kids, which emphasizes the needs of people around the world. Each evening... More

A Family Affair Two Families Baptized in Bridger Church

This story begins with the voice of a young boy saying, “Mom, I want to be baptized.” This simple request prompted his grandmother, Joanne Martin, to learn more about Jesus. She began to study along... More

Service in Action At Libby Adventist Christian School

Students at Libby Adventist Christian School served others in a variety of ways last school year. Early in the year, after Hurricane Katrina, the students baked and sold pumpkin pies to earn almost $... More

Caring Heart Award

The Caring Heart Award is a Christian Service Recognition Award for secondary students who have demonstrated a personal commitment to service and witnessing activities.A junior or senior from each... More

Tumwater Canyon Near Leavenworth Claims Two Lives

Two Adventist women, Meghan Doggett, 21, and Mindy Cosaert, 16, died by drowning in the Wenatchee River near Leavenworth, Washington, on July 15.Cosaert and a friend were crossing the river on an air... More

Arthur Lickey: 1921–2006

Arthur Lickey: 1921–2006 Arthur R. Lickey was the North Pacific Union Conference Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) director 1973–86. He died June 1, 2006. He was tall. Lanky. He wore big... More

Cave Junction Celebrates Baptisms

Cave Junction Church’s newly decorated baptistry, with waterfalls cascading to the blue water, was the colorful setting for the baptism of 12 people.The Madrone Adventist Church School choir sang "... More

Prineville Church Member Awarded Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

Miles Matthews was recognized as a 2005 adult volunteer of the year by Mike Wendel, Prineville mayor, at a ceremony honoring 29 volunteers in Crook County April 4.An active member of the Prineville... More

Going to Guam for God

Recently Joe and Tammi Bullock were baptized by Robert Heisler, pastor, in Williams Creek, near the Williams (Ore.) Church. Joe, a dentist, and Tammi have received a call to go to Guam, and they... More

Spirit Week at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School

Students and teachers at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School took a break this spring from their academics and had some fun participating in Spirit Week.Monday was Hat Day. Instructions: Wear a... More

Christian Radio Station Broadcasting in Tillamook

Earlier this year, Christian radio station KGLS–LP at 99.1 FM in Tillamook, Ore., celebrated one year on the air. With the aim of “Sharing God’s Love by the Sea,” Good Life Radio is staffed by... More

Lassen Creek Camp Meeting

Many people from Oregon and Northern California attended Lassen Creek Camp Meeting in late June. People from as far away as Coos Bay came to worship in the pristine, mountain setting of Lassen Creek... More

Gladstone Park Church Joins Hands With Youth for Jesus

The Gladstone Park Church held a prophecy seminar, Unfolding Revelation, June 16–July 15. They were assisted by students from the Mission College of Evangelism, who are part of a program called Youth... More

Oregon Koreans Minister in Kenya

Hansoo Kim, Eugene Korean Church pastor, and Ken Shou, church head elder and a local physician, along with other team members, spent two weeks in June in Kenya conducting a weeklong evangelistic... More

PAA Health Class Takes Part in Disability Day

Walk a mile in my moccasins is what the old adage says. How often does one have the opportunity to do this? Portland Adventist Academy teacher Linda Johnson decided to give her students this... More

VBS Revived in Oroville

The Oroville (Wash.) Church decided they would like to offer a Vacation Bible School after at least 10 years without doing one. There wasn't a lot of time to prepare, but the church members decided... More

Nicaragua Mission Trip

My family and I have recently returned after an amazing two weeks conducting evangelistic meetings in Nicaragua’s Northwestern Mission, a new mission plant organized by the Adventist Church. The... More

Ten Commandments Shared with the Nez Perce Indians

Gerry Mahn has a passion. His passion is sharing copies of the Ten Commandments with government leaders in the U.S. and overseas. He recently came to the Grangeville (Idaho) Church to talk about his... More

Pend Oreille Valley Honors Earl and Ginger Brockman

Pend Oreille Valley Honors Earl and Ginger Brockman Earl and Ginger Brockman (standing in the middle of the back two rows), teachers at Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School, were honored at a... More

Many Lives Touched At 2006 NW Single Adult Retreat

“The Singles Weekend at MiVoden was one of the best weekends I've had in quite awhile. It was a mountaintop experience.”“It was well-planned weekend. There was lots to do, never a dull moment.... More

Ritzville Company Welcomes Pastor Doug and Marilyn Pond

Doug and Marilyn Pond have recently accepted an assignment to pastor the Ritzville Company. Pond, a native of Washington, was born in Walla Walla. Marilyn was born in Ocean Falls, British Columbia,... More

Yakima Teachers Among America's Who's Who

Yakima Adventist Christian School is proud to announce that six teachers have been selected for the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2006. The teachers were nominated by students who have been... More

He’s Alive Television (KHBA) Moves to Channel 39

He’s Alive Television (KHBA) Moves to Channel 39 Many more viewers in Spokane can now watch He’s Alive Television. On Monday, July 24, the transition was made from channel 52 to 39. This move,... More

Winter Sports Program Popular at Cascade Christian Academy

One of the many perks of living in Wenatchee is that we have Mission Ridge Ski Resort, a world-class ski hill, just 20 minutes from our school parking lot. For more than 30 years, Cascade Christian... More

Ringing in the New Academic Year

It’s nearly that time again. The new academic year at Walla Walla College (WWC) begins Monday, Sept. 25, on the main campus.Returning students will find some things unfamiliar—new college... More

A Time in Thailand Social Work Sabbatical Studies Potential Program

The bond between Walla Walla College and Thailand’s Mission College is growing closer with the possible addition of a social work program in the “Land of Smiles.”Marja McChesney, professor of social... More

Outreach Stories of Faith Told at Washington Camp Meeting

Outreach Stories of Faith Told at Washington Camp Meeting Seventh-day Adventists, primarily from western Washington, gathered in June for 10 days of spiritual enrichment and inspiration, building... More

Welcome to Auburn Adventist Academy

As a new school year begins, Auburn Adventist Academy is delighted to welcome both new and familiar faces to AAA’s faculty.Deborah Turner (whose husband Walter joined the teaching staff last school... More

Churches on Parade Share a Message of Religious Freedom

Churches on Parade Share a Message of Religious Freedom Port Angeles and Sequim, Wash., Seventh-day Adventists spread a message of religious freedom and joy in Christ during a hometown Independence... More

New Coordinators Appointed Grieve and Lewis Begin New Positions

Washington Conference recently welcomed two new ministry coordinators.Omar Grieve has recently accepted a position as Hispanic coordinator for the Washington Conference. Grieve comes with a rich... More