September 2012

Editorial

Jane Meets the Adventists

She awoke one morning with the sense that something was telling her to go to church. The problem was that it was Saturday; it seemed churches were all closed. She found...

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Let's Talk

Dust

"Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children." Cory Booker, Trenton, New Jersey, mayor

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Dust

"Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children." Cory Booker, Trenton, New Jersey, mayor

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Intersections

Letters to the Editor

Entertaining Angels

My work the last three years has been transient, 4–6 months in a place, then on to the next one...

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Perspective

ACCION Campestre Familiar Hispano en la Conferencia de Washington El Sorprendente Privilegio de la Familia

La Conferencia de Washington se alegra por haber tenido otro exitoso Campestre Familiar Hispano. Se llevó a cabo durante la semana del 3 al 9 de junio en las escuelas...

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News

Adventist Medical Center Safest Hospital in Portland

At Adventist Health, our mission calls us to demonstrate the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. This means offering safe, quality care to patients who have entrusted us with their lives. Adventist... More

Four Quick Facts

Adventist Medical Center has been nationally recognized as one of America's safest hospitals. Find more at www.AdventistHealthNW.com.The only Portland-area hospital to have zero healthcare-acquired... More

Palmer Church Celebrates Humble Beginnings and Marvelous Miracles

The Palmer Church dedicated its debt-free church and school, Amazing Grace Academy (AGA), during a high Sabbath on April 14 attended by excited members, visitors and former pastors.The Palmer Church... More

Idaho Conference Welcomes New Education Director

Patrick Frey accepted the Idaho Conference call to be its next education director as of July 1. Frey finished his master's in educational administration at Walla Walla University in July. He and his... More

Belgrade Blessing Jar Inspires Special Sabbaths

When I became the pastor of Montana's Belgrade Church in May 2011, my wife and I were graciously given a welcome gift called a "Blessing Jar." We were instructed to write down blessings we received... More

Blessings for Belize Team Brings Multifaceted Ministry to Central America

Heaven provided the blessings and the people of Sunnyside Church in Portland, Ore., provided the financial resources for Blessings for Belize (B4B), a mission endeavor to the northeastern coast of... More

Camp Meeting When You're 10

It’s a good day to be 10 years old. You’re at Gladstone Camp Meeting, outside Portland, Ore., and tonight the Reptile Man will be here!Yes, the adults are having a good time too. You see them... More

Molalla Hosts Bible Buckaroo VBS

The Molalla Church hosted the Bible Buckaroo Vacation Bible School in June. Cindy Hepler, Molalla VBS director, chose this theme again after its popularity four years ago. This year 47 children... More

Ohana Sends Team to Tanzania

Ohana Christian Fellowship in West Linn, Ore., recently sent a mission team to Mbeya, Tanzania, where the team preached the gospel at five different sites daily and held a Vacation Bible School for... More

Oregon Women Enjoy Klamath Falls and Lakeview Retreats

Two May retreats have blessed and inspired women in Lakeview, Ore., and Klamath Falls, Ore.Corleen Johnson, North Pacific Union Conference prayer coordinator, presented the theme "Connected" at the... More

PAA Serves Greater Portland Area

More than 250 Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) students, staff and volunteers joined together for the school's fourth-annual service event, Inside Out. The event further invests in PAA's mission to... More

Safety in Action at the Grants Pass Church

The Grants Pass Church is putting safety into action. Our churches today can be far too relaxed about safety and emergencies. Grants Pass Church is improving upon these issues.What is safety, whom... More

Youth Group Touches Lives at Local Mission

The Gospel Rescue Mission (GRM), which shelters more than 120 homeless men, women and children in Grants Pass, Ore., has shown remarkable vision, godly dedication and unconditional love. It has also... More

Baptism Inspires Members Holding Seminar at Spirit Lake

The baptisms of Jessica and Jonathan Mandigo on the fifth anniversary of the baptisms of their older sisters, Victoria and Moriah, was an inspiration to the members of the Spirit Lake Church. This... More

Campers' Lives Spared in Severe Storm

Vehicles and RVs were crushed by falling trees, and yet miraculously no lives were lost as a windstorm swept through the Sheridan Meadows campgrounds near Republic, Wash., during camp meeting in July... More

Centenarian Still Serves Church

Not every 100-year-old celebrates her birthday doing "business as usual," but Bessie Obert (Freeman) McGuire was at her volunteer post at the Milton Church, in Milton-Freewater, Ore., on her 100th... More

Project Volunteers Make a Difference at UCA

This marked the 13th summer that volunteers have been on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash. Each summer a group of volunteers comes to UCA to work on special projects.... More

Richland Pastor Rides for Diapers

Eric Shadle began a cross-country bike ride July 8 to help raise awareness of the need for diapers all across America. Beginning from the Adventist church in Richland, Wash., where he is the pastor,... More

Traveling for God's Children Brings Blessings Across Conference

If you live in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) there is a good chance you will catch a glimpse of a His Travelers team trekking through your area to a nearby Vacation Bible School or day camp. The... More

Student Employment: An All-around Success

For most Walla Walla University (WWU) students, entering the workforce and going to college are synonymous. To assist students in securing work to help fund their education, and also to help them... More

Bellevue Partners with SAGE Volunteers

A crew of more than 50 people showed up on a Sunday at the Bellevue (Wash.) Church for a special "tape ministry."With tape and ladders, they taped off segments of the church building for a huge... More

Camp Meeting Offers Triple Focus

Washington Adventist Camp Meeting, held June 14–23 in Auburn, Wash., had a triple focus this year: ministry training, evangelism and education."We believe strongly in the power of church members led... More

Donors Rally for Camp Scholarship Fund

It was Friday morning at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash., and the camp administration faced a difficult decision. At the end of business hours that day, Sunset Lake would be forced to turn away... More

Five Auburn Seniors Complete 12 Grades Together

Amid the goodbye hugs and well-wishes of graduation this year stood a few Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) students who had a bit more history than the rest of their class — 12 years of history in fact... More

Green Lake Youth Orchestra Enriches Sabbath Services

The Green Lake Youth Orchestra, formed eight years ago, began with a handful of young string players and three adults.Those little ones are now accomplished young musicians. They rehearse weekly,... More