May 2007

Did You Know?

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Editorial

Sweeter as the Years Go By

Someone once quipped, "I didn't know what happiness was until I got married...and then it was too late!" Well, we hear a lot in the news today about "...

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Fresh Start

Wrestling With the Tough Stuff

Rulon Gardner keeps defying the odds. Earlier this year he survived a plane crash in Utah. He swam for more than an hour in 44-degree water before reaching shore and...

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Momentum

Bible Classes and Sabbath School

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.... And the Lord added to the church daily those who...

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North Pacific Union

NAD Youth Ministries Department Hosts First World Prayer Conference Thousands Come to Dallas to "Claim It" in the Name of Jesus

Thousands of young people. Passion. Potential. Prayer. These are a few words to describe the first four-day World Youth Prayer Conference held at the Dallas Convention...

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The New Desire of Ages Mailed to More Than 10,000 Northwest Clergy

Since December, when more than 43,000 North Pacific Union Conference households received a Christmas gift of the newly updated The Desire of Ages, donations...

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Spanish Language Evangelism 2007 Schedule

Evangelism is gaining momentum in the Northwest. Recognizing the need to share the love of Jesus with as many people as possible, the Spanish churches of the North...

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Perspective

To My Dear Husband

It's only been four years now since we said, "I do." How little did we truly know what that meant! When those words leaped from my mouth, wrapped in love and sincerity,...

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News

Medical Imaging Technology Improves Patient Care at AMC

To the average person, single-photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography (SPECT/CT) may sound like technical jargon. But to clinicians at Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland,... More

Tok Concert Warms Church While Outside Temperatures Are 50-Below

With outside temperatures hovering around 50 below, the Tok Church once again warmed the Mukluk folks on the last Sabbath of February. The day started with a warm waffle breakfast. Don Lee Sr., Tok... More

Northwestern Alaska Arctic Camp Meeting Report: Selawik

For the last 10 years Jim Kincaid has organized a late-winter "camp meeting" for Northwestern Alaska. Alaska Conference administrators and selected speakers have flown to most of the villages where... More

Salmon Church Meetings Attracts 52 Visitors and 20 Children

Excitement grew among the members of the Salmon (Idaho) Church as they watched friends, neighbors, spouses and invitees attend the 10-night satellite broadcast of the Most Amazing Prophecies seminar... More

Parks Retires From Eagle Church

Pastor Dennis Parks retired from the ministry on Dec. 1, 2006. He and his wife Geri have been at the Eagle Church for about five years. Their ministry here has been a great asset, and they will be... More

Idaho Youth Help Arizona Church on Spring Break Mission Trip

Idaho Conference youth gave their spring vacation in service to an Arizona church for the second time. Instead of going abroad, the group of 20 students and adult sponsors traveled from Gem State... More

Preparing to ShareHIM

The Montana Conference, in December 2006, entered into an exciting partnership with ShareHIM, a supporting ministry specializing in providing training and tools for lay people and pastors to conduct... More

NAD Youth Ministries Department Hosts First World Prayer Conference Thousands Come to Dallas to "Claim It" in the Name of Jesus

Thousands of young people. Passion. Potential. Prayer. These are a few words to describe the first four-day World Youth Prayer Conference held at the Dallas Convention Center in Texas on Feb. 28–... More

The New Desire of Ages Mailed to More Than 10,000 Northwest Clergy

Since December, when more than 43,000 North Pacific Union Conference households received a Christmas gift of the newly updated The Desire of Ages, donations have continued to come in to help send a... More

Spanish Language Evangelism 2007 Schedule

Evangelism is gaining momentum in the Northwest. Recognizing the need to share the love of Jesus with as many people as possible, the Spanish churches of the North Pacific Union have scheduled more... More

Children in Need Receive "Bags of Love"

Ladies of the Gladstone Park Church are preparing "Bags of Love" for children in need when they meet every third Sunday of the month."Bags of Love" are filled with toys, a stuffed animal, a homemade... More

3ABN Plays Part in Bringing Family to Eugene Church

Well, 3ABN has done it again! At least it had a part in bringing one family to the Eugene Church.The story begins in 2002 when Emmett McCutchenne started working on his doctorate at the University of... More

A Gift of Warmth Sunset Makes 18 Afghans

Members of Sunset Christian Fellowship in Hillsboro, Ore., have been busy putting together afghans to give to those in need. Inspired by the compaign Warm Up America, members have been knitting or... More

Parkhurst House Welcomes MCAS Students

School is about the basics—reading, writing and arithmetic. But it is more than that. It is about learning to face life's challenges, interacting successfully with others and reaching out to people... More

Cookies for a Cow Milo Students Raise Money for a Rwandan Family

"Who has the baking soda?""Can we use your measuring cup?""The next batch of cookies is ready to go in the oven." These are the voices coming from Milo Academy's home economics kitchen one February... More

Columbia Students Finish Second But Leave First Place Impressions

Columbia Adventist Academy's Varsity Knowledge Bowl Team Takes Second Place in the Regional TournamentThe Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) Knowledge Bowl Varsity Team had a fun and rewarding day at... More

Academy Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) Choraliers have been invited to perform at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City. The invitation came from Jackson Berkey, a choral arranger and writer, and... More

Newport Church Hosts Health Seminar

The Newport (Wash.) Church, members of surrounding churches and community visitors were blessed in February with the health ministry of Paul Volk, called New Start Plus. This international health... More

Upper Columbia Academy's Teacher of Excellence Gayle Haeger

Ask any of Gayle Haeger's hundreds of biology students, past or present, if she deserves a teaching award, and the answer will be the same—a resounding yes! On Feb. 24, she was officially recognized... More

And the Winner Is... Blue Mountain Television

Blue Mountain Television recently won two international awards for news coverage of last year’s Columbia Complex Fire.Dan Thesman, station manager and reporter, Lowell Mann, editor, and Dan Pyke,... More

Live Better, Live Longer! Seminar Attracts 52 Participants

The Live Better, Live Longer seminar conducted by Jim and Neva Brackett at the Kettle Falls (Wash.) Church in January had 52 people attending. Seminar participants enjoyed a full-course vegan meal... More

Valley View Church Goes to Mexico For Vacation Bible School

Spring and summer mean mission trips. Last July 2006, the Valley View Church in East Wenatchee sent nine church members to Mezcolitos, a tiny village north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to put on a... More

Hispanic Sunnyside Church Holds Grand Opening

The Hispanic Sunnyside (Wash.) Church had a grand opening Feb. 24. Ramon Canals, North Pacific Union vice president for Hispanic Ministries, had the honor of cutting the ribbon, officially opening... More

Irrigon Church Adds New Members, Repairs Water Damage

The Irrigon Church started 2007 with two blessings: First, Bill Romp joined the church through baptism and his wife, Lila, joined our fellowship by transferring her membership, and second, we moved... More

Brother and Sister Reunited After 71 Years

Jim Harroun always knew that he had a "baby sister somewhere."Lorraine Faye "Jo" Bagshaw (given up for adoption at 4 months old) had been told by her adoptive mother that she had "two brothers... More

New VP for Financial Administration Steve Rose Accepts Position

Walla Walla College (WWC) is pleased to announce that Steve Rose has accepted the position of vice president for financial administration.A graduate of WWC and a certified public accountant, Rose has... More

Exploring the Art of Language WWC Hosts Young Writers' Conference

Walla Walla College’s (WWC) new Administration Building was put to good use recently when the English department hosted the 13th annual Young Writers’ Conference.Thirteen academy students attended... More

Right In Tune Pathfinder Leader Authors New Whistle-making Honor

There's a new Pathfinder honor—Whistles—in the arts, crafts and hobbies category, and Pathfinders in Bonney Lake, Wash., are whistling their congratulations to Barney Shortridge, their co-leader.... More

Message Through Massage Church Holds Health Expo Prior to Evangelistic Meeting

What better place to share information than at a library? The Puyallup Church recently provided health information to the community at the Orting Library multi-purpose room."A health expo is a... More

A Challenge to Give Five Churches Raise $24,000 During Education Rally

Whatcom County in Washington is home to five Adventist churches, and recently these churches joined together for an education rally at Baker View Christian School (BVCS).District pastors Michael... More

Whidbey Students Fly to Museum of Flight

When it comes to field trips for Whidbey Christian School in Oak Harbor, Wash., forget traditional modes of transportation.Six of the school's 11 students, and teacher, Dan Nickolatos, flew from... More

Worldwide Construction Students Devote Vacation to Three Service Projects

Nearly 100 Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) students forfeited three days of classes and spring break—encompassing March 11 to 26—to travel to Ecuador, the Philippines, or Kenya, Africa.The groups... More

Musical Vistas Expanded at Music Clinic

Many students ask recruiter Jondelle McGhee what it's like to attend Auburn Adventist Academy. Her answer: "Come and visit!"As the Washington Conference boarding school, Auburn Academy has the space... More

Cascade Eagles Pathfinders Donate Quilt Proceeds to Locks of Love

The Cascade Eagles Pathfinders, from Burlington, Wash., finished up their Sewing honor by sharing the love.Seven Pathfinder girls earned the Sewing honor by each making a pillowcase, and learning to... More