July 2008

Ask PJ

Ask PJ

QUESTION: Do I have a responsibility to tell a family member or friend if they are doing something wrong?

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Did You Know?

Did You Know July 2008

The Steam Dream

If we could tap into just 5 percent of the geothermal energy under the United States, it would provide enough steam to...

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Editorial

What's the Difference? Our Personal Response

My wife, Sue, was not raised in an Adventist home; but as a young girl her mother did on occasion take her to the local Adventist church. It was enough to whet her...

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Let's Talk

Feed My Sheep

The Master gazed at his protege and smiled, remembering how it had begun.

He recalled the bushy-headed, eager, impulsive young man, in...

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Feed My Sheep

The Master gazed at his protege and smiled, remembering how it had begun.

He recalled the bushy-headed, eager, impulsive young man, in...

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Intersections

FYI July 2008

Associate GC Communication Director Dies

Reger C. Smith Jr., a Seventh-day Adventist musician and designer who...

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North Pacific Union

Delegates Make the Choice At West Coast Youth Congress

Hundreds of delegates from the North Pacific and Pacific unions voiced their opinions on key youth issues and ministries as well as taking part in fellowship, worship...

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Northwest ASI Convention Highlights Youth for Jesus

Adventist-Laymen's Services and Industries Northwest chapter leadership chose a compelling theme—About My Father's Business—for their annual chapter convention held May...

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Perspective

Products in Perspective

God didn't mean a lot to her. And Sabbath? Sabbath—church was expected in her family. However, given a choice, she likely wouldn't go.

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News

The Lord Leads Tillamook Chaplain Follows

Danny Parada is proof the Lord works in mysterious ways.An El Salvador native, Parada and his family lived in Portland for 14 years before moving to Mexico in 1998. After completing a theology degree... More

Anchorage Students Collect Money

Anchorage Junior Academy students are responding to the hunger of the children of South Africa by collecting funds for the North American Division "On Their Own But Not Alone" education project. Some... More

MVAS Museum Project Brings Historical Characters to Life

Palmer Church members and the community had an opportunity to rub shoulders with Queen Elizabeth I at the Living History Museum presented by Sherry Daily, teacher, and the Mat Valley Adventist School... More

Volunteer Teacher Falls in Love With Alaska

Though being paid nothing, Misty Rowe has been fully responsible for a classroom of kindergarten through second-grade students this past year. She was not even given her own place to live. On top of... More

Gem State Gymnastics Team Shines for Jesus

Gymnasts at Gem State Academy use their talents to do more than cartwheels or a bar routine. They use gymnastics to show how Jesus can shine through them.This spring, they traveled to different... More

New Journey for Josh

On that January morning, standing in the church lobby, Josh could not have known the turn his life would take. He and his sister Ka'Lene were in temporary care of a church member because their mom... More

Great Falls Students Create Award-winning Letters

Students at Five Falls Christian School in Great Falls, Mont., are required to send portions of their writing to outside sources for possible publication. This fall, Hannah Curtis and Meranie Vercio... More

Modern Day Dorcas Spreads Joy in Glendive

When I read the story of Dorcas, I can't help thinking about my friend Nancy Groshart, a member of the Glendive Church. Her specialty is helping others, and she does this daily in a variety of ways.... More

Sabbath Featured in Billings Faith in Focus Presentation

The Montana Conference was once again the recipient of a Faith in Focus seminar provided by the North Pacific Union Conference. The purpose of Faith in Focus is to reaffirm truths found in God's Word... More

Mt. Ellis Academy It's all about 'Equip-ment'

When students arrive at Mt. Ellis Academy on registration day, some are shocked to find they will need equipment the first week of school—sleeping bags, tents and other items for a week of outdoor... More

Delegates Make the Choice At West Coast Youth Congress

Hundreds of delegates from the North Pacific and Pacific unions voiced their opinions on key youth issues and ministries as well as taking part in fellowship, worship and service activities at the... More

Northwest ASI Convention Highlights Youth for Jesus

Adventist-Laymen's Services and Industries Northwest chapter leadership chose a compelling theme—About My Father's Business—for their annual chapter convention held May 1–3 in Sun Valley, Idaho.While... More

Mexico Mission Project Shares the Light

Fifteen Oregon Pathfinders and staff, along with Mathisen Mission team members from the White Salmon (Wash.) Church joined together in a mission project at the Mount of Olives Orphanage just south of... More

Education in 'The Glade' Creates Lifetime Memories

The Meadow Glade community in Battle Ground, Wash., is alive and thriving when it comes to Adventist education.Meadow Glade Elementary School and Columbia Adventist Academy are across the street from... More

Canyonville Church Hosts April in 'Paris'

April in Paris was the theme for a special evening hosted by the Canyonville Church’s fellowship team on April 20. Members invited friends to enjoy French cuisine, fellowship and music performed by... More

Milo Takes Its Music On the Road

Laughter filled the early morning air as excited Milo Adventist Academy music students boarded the bus on April 23. MAA's choir, band and bell choir participated on the tour. Their first stop was... More

PAA Plans to Offer College Course Credit

Beginning in the 2008–2009 school year, Portland Adventist Academy students will have the opportunity to earn college credit. PAA will also offer four additional honors and advanced placement classes... More

Gorge Benefit Concert Earns Money for Musician

On Saturday evening, Feb. 23, musicians from the Columbia River Gorge gathered for a benefit concert in Hood River, Ore.On the minds of attendees and performers was Josiah Hill, age 17, a gifted... More

PAA Hosts the Public With Education EXPO

Every year Portland Adventist Academy opens its doors to the public to share its students' best work with family, friends and community members.This year's Education EXPO highlighted work from... More

A Different Kind of School

Picture a young student, not able to climb a hill, carried by an airman. Observe quiet excitement of another as he hides under a camouflage of leaves and a squirrel runs over the top. Try not to lose... More

UCA Students Make Yakima a Mission Trip

The Native American Reservation, run by the All Nations Center in Wapato, Wash., isn’t what one would normally think of for a mission trip, however it proved to be a great opportunity for 18... More

Sandpoint Jr. Academy Awarded Music Grant

Sandpoint Junior Academy teacher, Kristie Creitz, applied to the Idaho Community Foundation for a grant to expand the school's music department. The award they received was for $4,000 from the Gladys... More

Goldendale PATCH Project Praises Pathfinders

Amazing things happen when Pathfinders from 18 clubs throughout the Upper Columbia Conference converge on a small town. In this case the small town was Goldendale, Wash., and their purpose for being... More

Goldendale Teacher Awarded Educator of the Year

Lois Potterton was awarded the Goldendale's Community Educator of the Year Award for excellence in teaching and service to students. Potterton is both the principal and a teacher at the Goldendale... More

Two National Merit Finalists Selected from WWVA

Two four-year seniors from Walla Walla Valley Academy have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists in this year's program.Taylor HermsenTaylor Hermsen, son of Becky and Randy Hermsen of... More

Walla Walla Valley's Music Program Draws Crowds

Walla Walla Valley Academy's string orchestra uses music to minister to and serve others. This year, the 24-member group learned "music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."In... More

Small School, Giant Opportunities At Colville Valley Junior Academy

Colville Valley Junior Academy is a small but great school. One unique aspect of the campus is, it offers three industries—a bakery, a health food store and a carob candy factory—where students work... More

WWU Students Help Community with Cars and Taxes

One of the greatest commissions we have as Christians is to serve. Walla Walla University students are doing that in unique ways.Students of the Technology Department and the WWU School of Business... More

Pathfinders Provide Refreshment to Marathoners

The Cascade Eagles Pathfinders were up before dawn so they could arrive early for the Whidbey Island Marathon held in April.Pathfinders staffed two water stations along the marathon route and near... More

Skagit Valley Continues to Blossom

Perhaps the Northwest’s best-kept secret is tucked away in the Skagit Valley of Burlington, Wash.Skagit Adventist School existed for 20 years as a junior academy before expanding into a senior day... More

Puget Sound Academy Fosters Family Feeling

Puget Sound Adventist Academy, founded in 1996, is distinguished by three factors:Name and Constituency: The name “Puget Sound Adventist Academy” reminds the school who is served—the greater Puget... More

Olympia Students Raise Funds for Orphans

During a chapel program at Olympia Christian School, students were grouped into "families" with upper grades representing parents and lower grades representing children. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has... More

Cedarbrook Teacher Makes an Eternal Difference

At the end of a school day at Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School, I noticed a note on my desk. After my students left, I read, "I want to thank you for everything you have done for me this year,... More

Shelton Valley Trains Tomorrow's Leaders in Service

Shelton Valley Christian School is dedicated to educating tomorrow's Christian leaders in academic excellence and active service.Judy McCain and Kelli Sterling, teachers, with Eileen States, school... More

Western Washington Schools on a Journey to Excellence

Cedarhome Christian students participated for the second time in the LEGO® Robotics program at Walla Walla University and received—for the second time—the top presentation award.The Cascade Eagles... More

Sky Valley Students Discover Jesus

Sky Valley Adventist School put on a spring program at the Startup Church on May 10.The program started with the idea we are born again and went on to walk through the steps of becoming a Christian.... More

God Illustrates Lives at Auburn Adventist Academy

Class vespers, Sabbath School small groups, the Washington Conference youth rally, Journey to Bethlehem, Bible conferences, mission trips, and weeks of prayer all provide a canvas for illustrating... More

Poulsbo Puppeteers Provide a Ministry

Poulsbo Adventist School began a puppet ministry this year as a fun outreach program that would involve even the youngest and shyest students.The ministry began in art class when students made crazy-... More

Skagit Students Fundraise for a Cause

Over a five-day period, the K–12 students at Skagit Adventist School and Academy brought in their pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars for the South Africa Weekend Feeding Program in an... More

SAA Students Serve God At Bamboo School

Fourteen Skagit Adventist Academy students and six adults discovered firsthand the joy of service during a mission trip to Thailand.The Skagit missionaries went to help the Bamboo School, a self-... More

World News Briefs July 2008

ChinaQuake Destroys Adventist ChurchesThe 7.9 magnitude earthquake in May in central China has claimed more than 15,000 lives, including several Adventists. The director of the Chinese Union Mission... More