December 2007

Did You Know?

DEC Did You Know?

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Editorial

Thank You, Dick and Nadine

In a world of change, we tend to look for something or someone we can count on to be stable and steady.

For the past five years, we have...

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Fresh Start

Merry Messy Christmas

Beginning with the January 2001 issue, Karl Haffner has written 84 Fresh Start columns for the GLEANER and this story finishes the series. Karl is leaving his post...

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Momentum

Sharing Him in Big Sky Country

About a year ago, the Montana Conference began working with ShareHIM a ministry directed by Robert Folkenberg Sr., that provides soul-winning training and...

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North Pacific Union

GleanerNOW! Let's Keep in Touch

Career Missionaries

Does someone in your church keep in touch with missionary families who have gone out from your...

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So Easy to Forget

In Washington D.C., two major monuments remind us of two of our country's great presidents—George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Being here, you get the feeling that...

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God So Loved Satellite Evangelism from Boise

Rosa Aguilar was depressed. She says, "I had no hope, I had no peace; I felt empty, alone, rejected. I was in love with Jesus but had many doubts. I could not accept...

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Volunteers Build a New Campus For Thriving Youth Ministry

Project Patch, a ministry dedicated to helping troubled youth, is expanding their outreach. A group of adult volunteers with Maranatha Volunteers International is...

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News

In the Quiet of the Night Meeting the Spiritual Needs of Sleep Lab Patients

"When I saw the huge picture of Jesus on the wall, I felt I belonged at Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH)," said Catherine Zundel, polysomnography technician in the sleep lab.Zundel moved to Walla... More

If You Pray, They Will Come!

I love to open the Word of God and give a Bible study, something I missed when I switched from pastoring to administration. There is nothing as inspiring as leading someone to Jesus, and then... More

Tok Church Members Staff Booths At Women's Health Fair

Residents of the small town of Tok, Alaska, are used to seeing health food displays in Francine Lee's Tok General Store, which is less than 100 miles from the Yukon border between Canada and Alaska.... More

Not Your Sunday Paper Signs of the Times News Box Changes Lives

Thousands of people around the Northwest pick up a Sunday paper each week from a news box in front of a grocery store, gas station or post office. Now many of these same people can also pick up a... More

The Prayers of a Mother and a Brother Spanish Evangelism in Nampa

Roberto Sanchez was baptized on Sabbath, Oct. 27, at the conclusion of a weeklong series of meetings at the Nampa (Idaho) Spanish Church. The series title was "Secretos de la Vida" (Secrets of Life... More

Thompson Helps Form Foundation for Examining Scriptures

Although the topic of inspiration has a long history in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it is one that still leaves a lot of people confused, unsure, or at odds with others within the body of... More

Idaho Women's Retreat Women Inspired, Renewed

JoAnn Davidson, Andrews University theology professor, explored God's love for women in the Bible during the annual Women's Retreat at Camp Ida-Haven, Sept. 7–9. Her amazing insight and comprehension... More

Children Receive Diplomas For Completing KidZone Lessons

Three young people in Miles City received their diplomas from the Voice of Prophecy for completing the new KidZone Bible Guides lessons recently developed and released by The Voice of Prophecy.... More

Is it Legal For School to be This Fun?

It doesn't get much better than a school family learning, worshipping and relaxing together in one of the world's most scenic natural settings. This fall, ninth- through 12th-graders from Mt. Ellis... More

Native American Camp Meeting In Fort Belknap

Native American Camp Meeting 2007, on the Fort Belknap Reservation, featured two speakers and an evening panel discussion.Jim Jenkins, Bozeman/Whitehall district pastor, presented "Him With Me or Me... More

GleanerNOW! Let's Keep in Touch

Career MissionariesDoes someone in your church keep in touch with missionary families who have gone out from your church to an overseas assignment?It doesn't matter if they are church employees,... More

So Easy to Forget

In Washington D.C., two major monuments remind us of two of our country's great presidents—George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Being here, you get the feeling that the human mind needs a lot of... More

God So Loved Satellite Evangelism from Boise

Rosa Aguilar was depressed. She says, "I had no hope, I had no peace; I felt empty, alone, rejected. I was in love with Jesus but had many doubts. I could not accept that it was so easy for Him to... More

Volunteers Build a New Campus For Thriving Youth Ministry

Project Patch, a ministry dedicated to helping troubled youth, is expanding their outreach. A group of adult volunteers with Maranatha Volunteers International is helping to build a staff house and... More

The Flying Blue Jay Milo Student Sets New Speed Record

Jaymann Henry, a junior at Milo Academy, competed in the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge races held at Battle Mountain, Nev., and on Oct. 3, he became the youngest racer ever to build his own... More

Riverside Experiences an Adventure The Bible Adventure Series

What if you could join a safari adventure that traveled not just around the world but all through time too? What if you had the chance to visit the places where Bible stories happened while those... More

Big Lake Accepts Donation From Inmates at Oregon State Penitentiary

Angelina Cameron-Wood, then Abba’s Child coordinator, in the spring of 2006, set about the task of informing the public of Big Lake’s newest camp: Abba’s Child. Abba’s Child is a camp that ministers... More

Prineville Church Reaches Homeless And Elderly in Community

One of the goals of the Prineville Church is to emphasize service to the community and recently, they had two opportunities to do that.First, five Prineville Church members and Jose Galvez,... More

Prison Inmate Finds the Church of His Past

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it" Proverbs 22:6.Sometimes we take a long trip with the world before we realize that things were so good with... More

PAA Young Alumnus Publishes His Own Translation of First John

Early in his senior year at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA), John Moor, a member of the class of 2007, committed to translating the book of First John from its original biblical Greek text to a... More

Coquille Church Hosts Fair Booth, Shares About Health and Radio Ministry

For the second year, the Coquille Church set up a booth at the Coos County Fair July 25–29. Staffed by 17 volunteers, the booth offered a number of resources, including information about the church's... More

CAA Welcomes "New" Staff But Their Faces Sure Are Familiar

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) is well into a busy year, and our enrollment stands at 117, up 10 students from where we ended last year, for which we are thankful. We are also thankful for our... More

Yakima School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a special week at Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) and across the nation, held Oct. 22–26. This week is a tribute to Special Agent (DEA) Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was... More

Constituency Session Survey Part 2

At Upper Columbia Conference’s 75th Constituency Session held Sept. 30 at Upper Columbia Academy the delegates participated in a polling session on a variety of topics, including communication,... More

Colville Valley Family Radio Hosts Open House for New Studio

Colville Valley Family Radio celebrated the completion of their new studio with an open house on a cold, foggy Thursday, Oct. 18.The ribbon-cutting ceremony included Ken LeBrun, Kettle Falls Church... More

Post Falls Church Celebrates Wedding and Baptism

The members of the Post Falls Church closed their fall reaping series, "From Eden to Eden" on Oct. 6 by celebrating a church wedding during the Sabbath service.Orval and Joan Stafford not only had... More

Learning Idaho State History

Three students from the St. Maries Christian School participated in a six-day field trip of Idaho in September in an effort to learn more about Idaho State history. Each student had a parent along.... More

Native American Ministry Growing Northwest Couple Shares Health Message in British Columbia

Leif and Zanna Ove are two Upper Columbia Conference members with a mission. Their passion: to be the hands and feet of Christ among the Native American Indians in the Inland Northwest and beyond. To... More

Beyond the Classroom WWU Nursing Professor Teaches Health in Guatemala

Last spring, Walla Walla University (WWU) associate professor of nursing Sallieanne Brewer got an unexpected phone call. Her cousin, a member of the United Methodist Church of Ocala, Fla., had... More

Power of Prayer Grays Harbor Starts Prayer Ministry at Food Bank

When Cristian Bobocea, Grays Harbor Church pastor, suggested a prayer ministry last spring at the Grays Harbor Adventist Food Bank, Kathleen Abbott, Jo Ann Drake, Patti Kramer and Doris Tsuha eagerly... More

Education is Their Lifeblood PSAA Welcomes New Staff

Education runs deep in their blood and Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) is delighted to welcome four new dedicated staff members to the team.Scott Carlson returned to serve his alma mater as a... More

Auburn Seniors Select Class Leaders, Grow Spiritually

The thundering surf and the somewhat sandy shores of the Puget Sound annually draw seniors from Auburn Adventist Academy. For 14 consecutive years, seniors have come together for a retreat at Fort... More

Learning in Nature Students Participate in Outdoor School

Nearly 200 children and adults participated in Outdoor School at Sunset Lake Camp this fall.Fifth- and sixth-grade students from 11 Washington Conference schools participated with support from... More

Cypress School Hosts a Paint Party

A 10-year-old dream for Cypress recently came true. Bob Grady, president of Seniors in Action for God with Excellence, brought about 25 SAGE volunteers to paint the exterior of four buildings on the... More

'God Must Have Sent You' Seattle Area Volunteers Aid New Orleans

In New Orleans, if your house isn’t boarded up properly, city officials will red tag the home for demolition at the owner’s expense. If the owner can’t pay, the land is repossessed.Such was the... More

Skagit Students Practice Fire Safety

The lower grades at Skagit Adventist School celebrated fire prevention week by discussing safety, drafting an escape route, and putting their plans into action through a safety drill.To start the... More