September 2008

Ask PJ

Ask PJ

QUESTION: How Can I Avoid Temptation?

That question plagues each of us every single day. The Lord's Prayer comes to...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know - September 2008

Labor Day

154.5 million people 16 years of age and older were employed in the U.S. labor force as of May 2008.

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Editorial

Political Overload

For what seems like an eternity we Americans have been inundated by political advertising. Radio and TV ads, flyers and pre-recorded phone messages. Talk show hosts Rush...

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Let's Talk

Beyond Political Overload

In the matter of eating, my wife and I are true opposites. For her, it's the means to an end—fill the empty space and move on. A quick snack, and she's back into action...

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Beyond Political Overload

In the matter of eating, my wife and I are true opposites. For her, it's the means to an end—fill the empty space and move on. A quick snack, and she's back into action...

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Intersections

FYI - September 2008

Have You Seen This?

Auditions for 2009 Pathfinder Camporee Drama Production

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North Pacific Union

Northwest Missionaries of the Blind Reach Beyond the Printed Page

Ruth Edwards is 84 and just joined the Missionaries of the Blind. In fact, she is one of 11 people in the North Pacific Union Conference who belong to the MOB...

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News

ACCION Encontraron Sanidad

Los esposos Angélica y Fernando López nunca habían tenido contacto con la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo. Hasta que un feliz día vieron los anuncios en la televisión para el programa comunitario... More

Adventist Health News Notes

Paradise Camp Fire Closes Hospital for 10 DaysA summer blaze—dubbed the Camp Fire—forced the evacuation and closure of Feather River Hospital in Paradise, Calif., in early July. The fire grazed 53,... More

Alaska Constituents Re-elect Officers And Recognize a New Church

Alaska constituents voted unanimously to re-elect incumbent officers to new four-year terms on Sunday, July 20, in Palmer, Alaska, at the conference's 15th regular constituency session and considered... More

Pastors Ordained At Idaho Camp Meeting

On June 14, two Idaho pastors were ordained to the gospel ministry. Tomm Lemon, with his wife Michelle, pastor the Payette, Cambridge and Weiser congregations. He has also worked at Cloverdale and... More

Gem State Adventist Academy Welcomes New Principal

Peter McPherson, a 1991 graduate of Gem State Adventist Academy, has accepted the invitation of the Operating Board and K–12 Board of Education to become the next GSAA principal. He assumed his... More

Mount Ellis Academy Hosts Summer Homeless Program

Mount Ellis Academy is home to many academy students during the school year, but during one month in the summer, the school decided to open their doors to another group of people—homeless families.... More

Northwest Missionaries of the Blind Reach Beyond the Printed Page

Ruth Edwards is 84 and just joined the Missionaries of the Blind. In fact, she is one of 11 people in the North Pacific Union Conference who belong to the MOB organization.MOB is an outreach... More

Eugene Area Adventists Sponsor Drug-free Rally

Emerald Christian Academy presented "High on Life," a drug- and violence-free rally for more than 200 children and their parents from the Eugene area in June.Christian recording artists Relentless... More

Lents Mission Trip Reveals Spiritual Gifts

Lents Church members discovered hidden talents during a June mission trip to the Dominican Republic. From evangelism to medical work to brick laying, the group of 34 exercised old skills and... More

Oasis Improv Brings in the Unchurched

It's another Saturday night with the True!mprov Troupe. A woman on stage says, "Give me the name of an unlikely charity." Her attentive audience throws back a flurry of responses, "IRS, Microsoft,... More

Northwest Students Complete Leadership Expedition

In mid-July seven academy students from six academies traveled to central Oregon for a Leadership Expedition with Mountain Leadership Institute.Justin Walker and Joni Dickerson from Livingstone... More

Young People Spread Gospel In Silverton and Beyond

The Silverton Church wants to recognize a group of young people who, under the banner of Oregon Youth Challenge, planted “apple seeds” in Silverton and surrounding areas for a whole week. No, not on... More

Kelso-Longview Connects With Vege-burgers

It almost didn't happen, but in the end Annette Koelsch, Kelso-Longview church member, rounded up a crew of more than 75 people to run a vege-burger booth at the annual Go Fourth July 4th celebration... More

Gladstone Camp Meeting Makes Lasting Memories

With his first shot at memory making at the Oregon Conference Camp Meeting, Art Harding, a recently baptized member of the Pleasant Valley congregation, recalls what made an impression on him. “My... More

Clark Fork Church Members Celebrate Freedom

Members of the Clark Fork Church were excited as they put the finishing touches on their patriotic-religious float for the Fourth of July parade in Clark Fork, Idaho. This was the first year the... More

Kamiah Men's Weekend Reaps Spiritual Lessons

The Kamiah Church held a men’s camp out in early June. Men stayed in tents and campers; some even slept in their cars.Dan Cole, pastor, led a discussion titled “Every Man’s Marriage." Men shared... More

Education Sabbaths Build a Godly Heritage

Three years ago, Streams of Light hosted its first education rally in Sandpoint, Idaho. Thirteen rallies later, Upper Columbia Conference was still excited about the education Sabbaths and launched... More

Granger Welcomes Community Children to VBS

The Granger Church held its annual Vacation Bible School in June. More than 50 children ages 4–12 attended. Community children joined church children in singing songs, hearing Bible stories and doing... More

Othello Members Share Ministry in the Park

The "Water People"—that's the nickname given by the community to the Othello Church members. Water bottles, labeled with Bible verses, were given out during Othello's Fourth of July Sun Faire at the... More

Professor's Unexpected Journey Reveals Undaunted Courage

The day before his birthday in June 2007, Ken Wiggins boarded an airplane and prepared for the long flight to Hong Kong. Wiggins and his wife, JoAnn, were headed there to teach; he in mathematics,... More

Music Teacher Receives Statewide Honor

Clarita Burden now has a special honor—and a medal. She was inducted into the Washington State Music Teachers Association Hall of Fame at a banquet in late June. She is the first Lewis County music... More

Graham Teacher Shares Lifetime of Love for Children

At Graham Church, everybody knows Roberta (Bobbi) Eicher: Children give her hugs, parents praise her love for children and leaders marvel at her weekly commitment to 44 years of children's ministry."... More

A Garden Grows in Kirkland

A newly planted idea is growing on the campus of Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School and Puget Sound Adventist Academy.The school has created an outdoor garden where students can experience nature... More

Sequim Builds Relationships Through Community Service

The Sequim Adventist Community Services has been a light to the city of Sequim for many decades. In its early days, excess clothing was sent to Adventist Development and Relief Agency via a... More

Teens Flood Chehalis With Grace and Service

Chehalis resident Roberta was making a snack when authorities told her she had 20 minutes to leave before flood waters engulfed her house. Leaving behind 80 years of memories and memorabilia, Roberta... More

North Cascade Church Catches Spark of Service

The spark of service caught on for a women's Bible study group during a North Cascade Church retreat two years ago. A Skagit Community Action Agency representative was at the retreat and presented a... More

AAA Welcomes New Faculty

With the arrival of a new school year, Auburn Adventist Academy is delighted to welcome new faces to AAA's faculty family. In addition to the new personnel on campus, several other positions have... More

World News Briefs - September 2008

GhanaAdventist University President Receives National HonorSeth Abang Laryea, president of Ghana’s Valley View University, recently received the Order of Volta, one of the nation’s highest civilian... More