August 2009

Did You Know?

Did You Know - August 2009

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Editorial

Is it Legalistic to be Ready?

I recently remembered a parable I first heard from C. Mervyn Maxwell. As I recall, the story involves two fictional characters called Gary and Orville.

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Let's Talk

Of Apricots and Christians

Summertime ... some people think of ocean beach vacations, or anticipate those two scoops of homemade ice cream on the front porch. I think of apricots.

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Of Apricots and Christians

Summertime ... some people think of ocean beach vacations, or anticipate those two scoops of homemade ice cream on the front porch. I think of apricots.

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Intersections

FYI - August 2009

WWU Offers Community College Partnership

Walla Walla University is introducing Homebase, a new residential life and...

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Perspective

Accion- Mensaje de Sandra Juárez, Directora de Esperanza TV

El pastor Ramón Canals, a quien seguramente usted ha visto en nuestro programa Vislumbres de Esperanza, estará presentando el mensaje cada noche en la Red 2009 en...

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A Heavenly Experience NPUC Regional Convocation 2009

The 33rd North Pacific Union Conference Regional Convocation, May 14–17 at Camp Berachah in Auburn, Wash., featured a spirit of praise and joyful communion giving...

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News

Prayer Alerts Change Lives at Tillamook County General Hospital

With the stressors of daily life bearing down, it can be easy to forget — God has the power to help anyone with any problem.That's why employees at Tillamook County General Hospital are making a... More

Adventist Chaplain Promoted to Highest Office

Chaplain Colonel Thomas G. Evans, Hillside-O'Malley member, was recently inducted to the highest chaplaincy office in Alaska. In his new role, he will be supervisory chaplain for all active duty Army... More

Togiak Welcomes New Bible Worker

Wrangler, guide, pilot, octogenarian and front-line missionary to the arctic — Dan Rotthoff has joined the Arctic Mission Adventure team as a Bible worker in the Native village of Togiak, Alaska.... More

Doug and LoWana Blair

Doug and LoWana Blair have chosen to respond to the Savior's call to be missionaries to Bethel, Alaska. They presently attend the Northside Church and have worked in Anchorage for many years. Doug is... More

Men Enjoy May Retreat at Ida-Haven

Men enjoyed fellowship and sharing during their mid-May retreat at Camp Ida-Haven, in McCall, Idaho. They worked together on a project which taught them firsthand how difficult it is to put something... More

Gem State Makes Adventist Education Accessible

Gem State Adventist Academy leaders have been reviewing programs and systems to ensure efficiency, relevancy and effectiveness. As a result, they have developed two new programs for the 2009–2010... More

Montana Members Determine to Bring Harvest Home

On the heels of a week featuring the spiritual highlights of camp meeting and a theme of Bring the Harvest Home, Montana Conference delegates convened Sunday, June 21, in Bozeman, to elect conference... More

CAA Celebrates First Classes in New Building

Graduation was over. But parents, grandparents and friends flocked to Columbia Adventist Academy's Back to School Night, celebrating completion of construction and the beginning of the the big move!... More

A Pair of Baptisms at Cedar Creek

On May 30, the Cedar Creek Church in Woodland, Wash., celebrated the baptisms of Rick Pollard and Josh Lilly. Both men shared with church members how the Holy Spirit led them to make this decision.... More

Hood River Celebrates Finished Project

The Hood River (Ore.) Adventist Church celebrated completion of its recent remodeling project, Sabbath, April 25, with an open house during its 11 o'clock service.Pat and Tami Milligan, former pastor... More

Trey Cherry

Trey Cherry, three years-old, loves Sabbath School. His grandparents, Harold and Naomi Larkin brought him for the first time in January 2009. He thoroughly enjoyed the Kindergarten program and since... More

An Educator with the "Gift of Tongues"

Gale Crosby, Portland Adventist Academy, principal, began his career as a math teacher at Redlands Jr. Academy in 1981. It was the foundation for not only his long career as an education... More

Silverton Celebrates Homecoming

Weeks of planning came to a wonderful culmination on May 16 and 17 when members, former members and friends united for a weekend of special events. Former pastors, Terry Bolton, Carl Rose, interim... More

Friends Helping Friends

Friends Helping Friends Missions is an organization helping young people participate in local mission opportunities. For eight years, they have been taking youth and adults during school breaks to... More

PAA Student Scholarship Graduates Excel

Despite the economic recession, the Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship program and its investors kept over 60 financially challenged students enrolled at PAA this year.Ian Bilinowich was... More

Eugene/Springfield Men Find Breakfast Uplifting

Calling all Christian men! Wouldn’t it be great if there was a time when Christian men could get together and support each other in fellowship and worship? On March 8, that is exactly what happened... More

Gladstone Rejoices with Amazing Discovery Baptisms

The Gladstone Park Church held the three-week evangelistic series, Amazing Discoveries Journey into Eternity, April 17–May 2. Thirty-three students from the Mission College of Evangelism assisted in... More

Bonanza Pathfinder Keeps the Faith

Seventeen years ago, young vivacious Jacqueline Moseley joined the Bonanza (Ore.) Pathfinder Club. She was a bundle of energy. She had a giggle that caused everyone else to join in. She was eager to... More

Yacolt Church Holds Groundbreaking

At 6 o'clock in the evening, May 1, members and friends of the Yacolt Adventist Church gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the church's new location on Parcel Ave. in Yacolt, Wash."This is a... More

Sonbridge Expands Reach

It’s not every day one finds a medical clinic, a thrift store, counseling and community education classes, a TV station and a radio station — all in an Adventist Community Services center. But, that’... More

Members On Fire UCC Camp Meeting Brings Revival

The Upper Columbia Conference Camp Meeting began with beautiful choir music Friday evening June 19, followed by a stirring sermon by Ron Clouzet, Theology professor and director for the North... More

Post Falls Hosts Memorial Day Service

Major Andrew C. Pak, senior Protestant chaplain of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, at Fairchild Air Force base in Spokane, Wash., was the keynote speaker for a special Memorial Day weekend at the Post... More

From Mexico To Wapato A Mission Trip Takes a U-Turn

When the Walla Walla City Church’s mission trip to Mexico fell through this spring, little did they know what God had in store for them.“We had planned to return to Nogales, Mexico, where we built a... More

Crossw@lk Youth Lead River Rescue

The weekend of June 7 was like the previous three — Sunday river rafting with the Wenatchee (Wash.) Adventist Church youth group also known as Crossw@lk. The rafting trip was different in one way... More

Equally Yoked More than two hundred years of marriage and service

The three Gerking siblings count over two hundred years of marriage between them. With that kind of record, Marjie, Darlene, and Duane owe a lot to the solid foundation laid by their parents.It all... More

A Slice of Heaven WWU's Marine Lab is Unforgettable

Since 1954, Walla Walla University has enjoyed ownership of the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory near Anacortes, Wash. WWU's biology majors spend a summer studying marine biology at Rosario and all of... More

Bing and Lizzi Receive Pastoral Commissions

Washington Conference commissioned two pastors in May.Growing up as the youngest of four children in a home where her parents were Seventh-day Adventist converts, Judy (Cuccia) Lizzi never aspired to... More

Spirit of Service AAA's Auto Mech Class Impacts Community

Every evening the sound of students hard at work in Spady Hall's auto mechanic shop echoes throughout Auburn Adventist Academy's campus.Joe McWilliam, instructor, informed his class at the beginning... More

Russian Church Grows Spiritual Gifts

The Tacoma Russian Center for Spiritual Development is one of the newest churches in the Washington Conference.The congregation began as a ministry of the Russian church in Bellevue when a number of... More

Medical Volunteers Treat 3,000 in the Philippines

Greater Seattle Filipino-American Church members completed their seventh medical-dental mission trip to the Philippines this year. The 40-person, Seattle-based medical team, led by Grace Gamponia, a... More

SAGE Volunteers Paint Historic Adventist Village

Since beginning 15 years ago, Seniors in Action for God with Excellence has made a difference in communities locally, nationally and internationally.Recently, nine SAGE volunteers from the Pacific... More

World News Briefs - August 2009

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