April 2014

Editorial

Go Ye Therefore

The Great Gospel Commission should be familiar to every Seventh-day Adventist Christian because it is the task heaven has entrusted to His people in preparation for the Second Coming...

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Let's Talk

Endurance

It’s the requisite line of nearly every adventure movie. “I’ll come back for you,” says the courageous hero. “I promise.” And, against all odds, he always does. We script our stories...

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Perspective

How to Pick a Fight

There’s nothing like a good fight.

Growing up in a family with two other brothers, I had fights that were frequent, creative and quite painful. However what made a good fight...

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Confrontation or Collaboration?

Are other Christians our rivals or our friends? In relating to Baptists, Lutherans and Catholics, should we be confrontational or collaborative? Can we participate in community events...

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You Said It

Gratefully Recovering

After serving as pastor, missionary and college Bible teacher, my final 25 years in church employment were as a hospital health educator. Probably the most life-changing experience...

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News

Un Año Bendecido

El 2013 fue un año muy bendecido para los Hispanos en la Asociación del Alto Columbia (Upper Columbia Conference). Nos organizamos para trabajar en equipo. Los diferentes departamentos de la... More

Ted Mackett Receives Crystal Angel Award

Trust is an important factor in a successful patient and physician relationship. Ted Mackett, general surgeon at Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., understands this concept and... More

Williams Ordained in Wrangell

Howard Williams was ordained to the gospel ministry in the presence of his congregation on Sabbath, Feb. 15, in Wrangell. Williams worked for years in South America as pilot, mechanic and lay pastor... More

Women's Ministries Donates Blankets to Bartlett House

Alaska's annual Juneau Women’s Retreat is held at the Shrine of St. Therese each May and provides a serenely beautiful location overlooking Lynn Canal away from the hustle and bustle of city living.... More

Hell and Mr. Fudge Shows in Boise

When Stephen McPherson was Idaho Conference president, the question he often was asked by non-Adventists was, "What happens when I die?" When he discovered that his longtime friend James Wood was co-... More

Enterprise Adventist School Wins iPad Sweepstakes

What are the odds that someone who rarely enters a contest would ever win? Who knows. But that is exactly what happened when a member (name withheld by request) of the Enterprise (Ore.) Church... More

Montana Members Learn to Pray

The Montana Conference family gathered Friday evening, Jan. 31, for the annual Prayer Conference and to listen to Pavel Goia, an Adventist pastor born in communist Romania. The story of Goia’s life... More

Pathfinders Continue Pinewood Derby Tradition

If you were in the vicinity of Mountain View Adventist School (MVAS) in Missoula on Jan. 26 and you did not stop by, you missed out on some incredible Pinewood Derby racing. Attendees had a great... More

PAA Inaugurates Cultural Geography Fair

Students, parents, grandparents, friends and educators recently gathered at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) for its inaugural Cultural Geography Fair.More than 35 seventh- and eighth-grade students... More

Grants Pass School Holds 'Penny War'

Kaleb Lahr, 3, was diagnosed with aortic stenosis after his birth in August 2010. He also was suffering from mild mitral stenosis valve regurgitation and endofibroelastosis (a rare condition). He has... More

Gateway's Cowboy Church Marks One Year

Well, it is not the famous Gaither Gospel Hour, but it sure is close. Gateway Church (Grants Pass) holds Cowboy Church the first Sabbath of each month at 5 p.m., for an hour of old-time country-... More

Molalla Member Honored for 60 Years of Service

The children’s division of Molalla Church presented a 13th Sabbath program during Sabbath School on Dec. 28, 2013. Marge Quade was presented with a certificate of appreciation signed by all the... More

Emerald's Musical Dreams Rise Above the Weather

When snow started covering the Willamette Valley just days before the Emerald Christian Academy (ECA) benefit auction, team leaders, volunteers and teachers started to pray for it to clear enough... More

Music Enhances Grants Pass School, Church Programs

Anyone visiting the Grants Pass Adventist School this academic year has heard the difference. A vibrant music program has developed at over the past several months, to everyone’s delight. Brad... More

Columbia Students Create HeART

Expressing oneself is personal. Making art is personal too. And as we are “created in God’s image,” when the two combine it can result in a reflection of that image through a magical, meaningful new... More

Beaverton Receives 10 Days of Blessings

The Beaverton Church joined churches around the world for 10 Days of Prayer, held Jan. 8–18. Members and guests met together each night at 7 p.m. to pray collectively to God. Prayer was led by James... More

Milo Students From China Expand Their Horizons

Milo Adventist Academy is privileged to have students from several different countries in its English as a Second Language (ESL) program, which has operated for many years.Michelle Candy, who spent... More

Inchelium Hosts 'Life Is Sacred' Prayer Day

High unemployment, peer pressure, loss of hope — whatever may have been the causes, the number of suicides on the Colville (Wash.) Indian Reservation led to an emergency tribal meeting to seek... More

Northport Main Street Cottage Opens for Weekly Outreach

A Northport, Wash., ministry that prepares a weekly free vegan meal for their community held a grand opening on Feb. 6, 2014, for the newly purchased Northport Main Street Cottage, which will be... More

Prayer Transforms Aging Troy Church

A once-dwindling church has made a turnaround through prayer and faith in God’s promises. The Troy (Idaho) Church began with a focus on children. Members purchased a turn-of-the-century Swedish... More

UCA Students Construct Video Studio

What started out as a simple question to a local news station about green screens has transformed the tech lab on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy (UCA). In the spring of 2013, UCA videography... More

A Snowy Grand Opening for New Cafeteria

The grand opening for the new Upper Columbia Academy cafeteria was held Monday, Feb. 24, amid a winter storm that was akin to Christmas. Students and staff alike enjoyed the ribbon-cutting ceremony... More

Students Blessed by Jesus-Centered Event

In the early days of February, snow continued to pack Interstate 90’s Snoqualmie Pass, Wash., as several cars with Walla Walla University (WWU) students journeyed from College Place, Wash., to... More

Educators Focus on Adventist Heritage, Science Beliefs

Washington Conference educators reversed their roles, from teacher to student, in February for a day of training.Timothy G. Standish, Terrie Aamodt and Joe Galusha Jr. spoke to 80 teachers and a... More

Buena Vista Sees God’s Perfect Timing

Buena Vista Adventist Elementary School in Auburn has firsthand experience in God’s promise to provide a solution “even before we ask.”The school recently received an urgent request for tuition... More

Bonney Lake Refocuses Ministry for Church Growth

Bonney Lake Church had a reputation for being a cold and unfriendly church.The church leadership team attended a church-growth practicum and teamed up with Washington Conference in the Partners for... More

Auburn Students Feel Presence of God

There is a special week at Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) when a group of dedicated students speaks to their peers on spiritually relevant issues. This February, 22 students presented beautiful,... More

Elders Called to Be Faithful, Focused and Friendly

Washington Conference hosted its first-ever elders’ retreat in February with more than 100 church elders in attendance.“We want our elders to understand that they are part of our ministry team,” says... More