April 2008

Did You Know?

Did You Know - April 2008

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Editorial

Good Morning, This is God

Recently I was dealing with a complicated, difficult and frustrating situation. I thought, I prayed, I fasted, I counseled.… I laid awake at night.

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Let's Talk

Cultured or Curdled?

I suppose you could chalk it up to collegiate shenanigans. Three boys in a room, barely past the teen years, with an inordinate amount of time on their hands, don't...

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Cultured or Curdled?

I suppose you could chalk it up to collegiate shenanigans. Three boys in a room, barely past the teen years, with an inordinate amount of time on their hands, don't...

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Intersections

FYI - April 2008

Inside Scoop

Richard Hart Named President of Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center...

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North Pacific Union

Executive Committee Report First Quarter 2008

Every quarter the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee, composed of nearly 50 individuals, meets to review policies and reports and make decisions...

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New IT Associate Brings Added Support to Local Conferences

The North Pacific Union Conference welcomes Daniel Cates, who joins the Information Technology Department as an associate director. He brings an impressive record of IT...

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News

Walla Walla General Hospital Adds Place of Peace and Beauty

Step into the Medical Pavilion, the newest building on Walla Walla General Hospital's campus, and you'll immediately feel the difference. From the private changing areas and bathrooms, to the natural... More

Adventist Presence Prominent At Dillingham Health Fair

The morning started early, and participants were out of the house and into the dark and cold before 7 a.m. The fair was waiting.On Feb. 8, the town of Dillingham held their annual health fair in the... More

Arctic Evangelism Defies Winter's Blast

Despite being greeted by frigid Arctic air, on Feb. 11, Brian and Denise Bechthold, Northwest Native evangelists, and Rick Binford, Nome, Gambell and Savvoonga district pastor, landed in Gambell,... More

New Member Eager to Share Jesus

After repeatedly resisting his wife's invitation to attend church, Matt Borino at last decided to attend. "I don't know why I decided to go, but the first time I walked into the Middleton Church, I... More

Emmett Church Shares Unique Backpack Ministry

The Emmett Church women's ministry department is reaching out to children in their town. They have been putting together backpacks containing teddy bears, blankets, coloring books, crayons, paper and... More

Bozeman Prayer Conference Inspires Montana Members

More than 75 people from Montana and North Dakota attended a prayer conference, arranged by Donna Wagner, Montana Conference prayer ministry coordinator. Peter Neri, Indiana Conference ministerial... More

Executive Committee Report First Quarter 2008

Every quarter the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee, composed of nearly 50 individuals, meets to review policies and reports and make decisions necessary to keep the mission of the... More

New IT Associate Brings Added Support to Local Conferences

The North Pacific Union Conference welcomes Daniel Cates, who joins the Information Technology Department as an associate director. He brings an impressive record of IT and networking experience to... More

Columbia Academy Highlights Community Service

Community service is an integral part of campus life at Columbia Adventist Academy. Led by our Campus Ministries Department and Matthew Butte, chaplain, students are out serving their local community... More

Milo Students Lead In Word and Example

Sweet sounds of praise emanated from the sanctuary as students and staff gathered for Milo Academy's student-led Week of Prayer. Jaymann Henry, junior, introduced the theme "We Are His Hands" by... More

Livingstone Senior Class Learns to Pay it Forward

Seniors at Livingstone Adventist Academy recently had an opportunity to "pay it forward," which means doing something nice for someone, with no expectations of anything in return.Each member of the... More

PAA Students Go Green With Christian Ethics

Portland Adventist Academy seniors are leaving behind a legacy of creation care for their school.Les Zollbrecht, PAA philosophy and ethics teacher, helps students think about Christian ethics in the... More

Beaverton Church Young People Active in Ministry

When the Beaverton Church was looking for a youth and young adult leader about three years ago, Rodney Payne II was hired to help start an active ministry for this age-group. At the time, there was... More

Hood River Church Wonders Where'd Everybody Go?

The Hood River Church is small, but lately the attendance seems to be getting even smaller. The reason is because our Pathfinders have been quite active. When I asked Ralph Staley, Hood River... More

Grants Pass Members Thrill to Maranatha Stories

Mission stories inspire us. And that's why the Grants Pass Church members enjoyed hearing stories from Don Noble, Maranatha Volunteers International president, Dick Duerksen, Maranatha assistant to... More

Kelso-Longview Church Burns Mortgage

The Kelso-Longview Church celebrated the end of 2007 by burning their $1,050,000 mortgage earlier than projected.A roaring bonfire greeted members in the parking lot. Dale Beaulieu, Oregon Conference... More

Community Workshop in Grants Pass On Youth Issues

More than 50 professionals from the community along with area families came to the Grants Pass Church to participate in several seminars given by Blondel Senior. Senior, who holds a Ph.D. in... More

Ashland Teenager Engaged in Personal Evangelism

Cousins Matthew Taylor, 13, and Athena Ridge, 14, were recently baptized into the Ashland Church. Matthew was baptized a few months before Athena and helped prepare his older cousin for baptism. He... More

Bonners Ferry Begins Band Ministry

Bob and Charel Anderson, retired music teachers, are too excited about music to stop teaching, so they began a band at the Bonners Ferry Church that meets weekly in the school gym. In four weeks it... More

Upper Columbia Academy Hosts Band Clinic Northwest Students Participate

More than 80 junior academy-age students attended a two-day band clinic at Upper Columbia Academy in February. The clinic is held every two years.The first rehearsal was at noon on Thursday, but as... More

Youth In Action At Inchelium Church

The Inchelium Church youth have been studying and working hard so they can take a lead in the superintendent activities. They have also been conducting the adult class study, dividing up the... More

Constituency Session Survey Part 4 – Family Life and Youth

"Members of the Upper Columbia Conference consider it a priority to educate and mentor their children and youth," says a poll taken at the conference's constituency session September 2007.In the last... More

Sabbath Afternoons Transformed When UCA Students Give Back

Matt Smith, associate pastor and Upper Columbia Academy freshmen Bible teacher, has revitalized a program which is transforming the way students view Sabbath.Smith came to UCA in 2006, bringing with... More

Irrigon Women's Group Receives Award

The Irrigon (Ore.) Church group was recently awarded a plaque for having the largest number of women, 19 in all, attending the 2007 women's retreat at Camp MiVoden.Even though the church is small,... More

Bonners Ferry Church Gathers for a New Year's Communion Service

Communion took on a special significance Jan. 4 as Bonners Ferry (Idaho) Church members arrived to find tables placed in the shape of a cross topped with trays of beautiful fresh fruit and breads.We... More

Yakima's Youngest Committed to Outreach

The commitment of Yakima Adventist Christian School to show concern for the people of the Yakima Valley and the world community can be seen in the activities of even the youngest students.First- and... More

Baptism Kendra LeBrun

Kendra LeBrun was baptized on her 12th birthday, Dec. 8, 2007, at the Northport (Wash.) Church. To prepare for her baptism, she studied the Baptism Manual for Junior Youth, published in the 1960s,... More

Digging Up the Past WWU's Archaeology Lab is Full of History

In the basement of Bowers Hall, one of the oldest buildings at Walla Walla University, is a large room full of broken pottery. All of it dates to eras before Christ.Every other summer, the Madaba... More

First Baptismal Ceremony Held in New Office

The Washington Conference office auditorium was at standing-room capacity at the conclusion of an evangelistic reaping series where a portable baptistery was set up. The early March ceremony... More

Practically Perfect Puyallup Hosts Marriage Seminar

The Puyallup Church recently hosted a marriage seminar with Nancy Van Pelt, popular family life educator."The most rewarding part of my work," Van Pelt says, "is being able to see a couple all the... More

A Godly Gamble Ordained to Gospel Ministry

Matthew Gamble knows about transformed lives—because that’s his story. He grew up in a loving Catholic home, but as his father Bill Gamble says, “Matthew had to discover life his own way.” At the age... More

Puget Sound Adventist Academy Celebrates 10-Year Milestone

Puget Sound Adventist Academy can no longer claim to be the "new" day academy in Washington."Just ten short years ago, our 1998 class was officially recognized as the first graduating class of PSAA... More

Strike Up the Band Auburn Hosts Conference Clinic

Play the music and miss a few notes, or miss the music and play all of the notes." This was one of several music and life principles shared at this spring’s Washington Conference Band Clinic.From... More

World News Briefs - April 2008

GhanaUniversity Completes New Medical BuildingAdventist-owned Valley View University in Ghana is celebrating the completion of a new campus building, thanks to the generous support of several church... More