November 2014

Editorial

The Vision for Adventist Health Care Ministry

I will bring health and healing to the city. I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jer. 33:6

Since the early days of the Seventh-...

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Intersections

Dybdahl Named Gospel Outreach President

Jon Dybdahl has been named president of Gospel Outreach, which is headquartered in College Place, Wash.

“What a privilege to help lead a ministry whose main focus is to spread the message...

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Let's Talk

Belonging

Jim and Harold stood chatting on either side of the fence between their adjoining yards. They’d been best friends forever, and this was where small talk occasionally drifted into deeper waters....

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Perspective

Ellen ... Beyond the Mirror

By the time you read this article, the manuscript for my new book, Ellen White for Teens, will be resting in the capable editorial hands of Pacific Press. I hope. In the meantime, however...

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Twice Thankful

Of all our holidays, perhaps none retains spiritual meaning amid the secularization of society like Thanksgiving. Less spoiled by commercialism and selfishness, Thanksgiving brings out the best in...

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News

Transformando Familias Para la Eternidad-Plan de Evangelismo Laico

El Ministerio Hispano de la Unión del Pacifico Norte, tiene como propósito, además de la predicación del evangelio, la gran tarea de capacitar a la iglesia, con el firme... More

Anchorage Northside Hosts Vacation Bible School

Close your eyes and imagine what it would be like to journey with Moses and the Israelites as they took everything they owned with them into the desert — to have the opportunity to see God... More

Alaska Teachers Enjoy Active Inservice

Thanks to billowing seas, a beautiful sunny weekend, glaciers and icebergs, Alaska Conference teachers received more than a cold shoulder during their fall inservice. Arriving from all parts of... More

Salmon Students Clean Up Community Garden

Students of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School got to participate in a great community service project on Sept. 16. The students worked hard cleaning, weeding, beautifying and harvesting... More

Eastern Idaho District Builds Relationships at the Fair

The churches of Eastern Idaho have often struggled to make lasting connections with the local population in their district. Programs offering vegetarian cooking, smoking cessation and prophecy have... More

Hamilton Holds 'Adventures With Paul' VBS

Hamilton Church had an exciting Vacation Bible School with 47 children attending the "Adventures With Paul" program. There was a nature time each day with Mark Harris as the ranger.... More

Kalispell Features VBS and Wellness

For the first time in many years the Kalispell Church put on a Vacation Bible School this summer. There were a total of 16 volunteers helping from the youth group. On average, 13 children were in... More

PAA’s Class Challenges Teach Character

“Besides introducing our students to Jesus Christ, character development is one of our most important goals,” says Monte Torkelsen, Portland Adventist Academy chaplain. “It means we... More

Oregon Conference Educators Meet for Convention

Near the end of August, all 185 Adventist educators from the Oregon Conference descended on Gladstone for an event that hadn't been held for quite some time: an Oregon Conference Teachers... More

Churches Use Vibrant Life to Reach Others

It has been said that Jesus spent a lot of time healing people. It has also been said, and maybe you have heard it said, that the health message is the right arm of the gospel. Vibrant Life magazine... More

Sharon Church Holds Revival

Carlton P. Byrd, Breath of Life Television Ministries speaker/director and senior pastor of the Oakwood University Church in Huntsville, Ala., spoke for a seven-night revival held Sept. 7–13 at... More

Prineville Provides Health Awareness Screenings

Members of the Prineville Church joined together to conduct the first of hopefully many health awareness screenings for the community. As the personal ministries team had a desire to offer some kind... More

Milo Adventist Academy Welcomes New Staff

God has blessed Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., with new additions to its team. Forrest Miller, who graduated in 2013, has returned to work as an assistant in the maintenance department.... More

Chiloquin Builds a Church

What do 95 degrees Fahrenheit and minus 17 F have in common? Members of the Chiloquin Company, located 35 miles east of Crater Lake National Park on U.S. Route 97, will know the answer. On Aug. 5,... More

Wenatchee Member Turns 100

Earl Bolton, Wenatchee Church member, celebrated his 100th birthday on Oct. 3. The church held a birthday celebration for him on Sabbath, Sept. 27, 2014. Members of the church appreciate... More

All Nations Center Reaches Kids Through Day Camp

It was the cry of their hearts that they could reach the children for Jesus. The team came together from Wapato, Seattle and beyond to hold a two-week Day Camp at the All Nations Center Church in... More

Milton-Stateline Students Learn Leadership Through Service

During the first week of September, students from Milton-Stateline Adventist School in Milton-Freewater, Ore., had the opportunity to learn about leadership through following Christ’s example.... More

Sunnyside Pastor Retires

Pastor Larry Mays' last Sabbath at Sunnyside (Wash.) Church was Aug. 30. In his honor, the church held a goodbye/retirement social on Aug. 24 for the church and community to attend. Mays was... More

North View Adventist Church Breaks Ground

It was a sunny day on Sunday, Sept. 14, for the groundbreaking ceremony for the North View Seventh-day Adventist Church plant in Mead, Wash. Church members came out to enjoy both the historical event... More

Billings Campus to Develop Mental Health Clinic

The Alliance of Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, RiverStone Health and other partners received a $1.5 million federal grant in mid-September that will be awarded over the next three years.... More

Green Lake Youth Serve With Purpose

Partnering with God in His activity in this world can be daunting. There seems to be more want than need and less concern than apath, and the sheer magnitude of inequity can stifle rather than... More

Port Angeles Celebrates the Oldest New Church

Port Angeles Church had a facility that was disproportionate to its needs: classroom space for 120, sanctuary space for 80 and fellowship hall space for 40. Membership would grow to capacity and then... More

'Ain't Nobody Asleep' for AAA Week of Prayer

It’s become a cultural sign of teenagers paying attention when cell phones are pocketed to listen to a presentation. No phones were out and no voices were heard during Auburn Adventist... More

Skagit Valley Assists Project Homeless Connect

Not many are thinking about homelessness on a bright, sunny, warm summer day, but Sept. 11 found North Cascade Church members, Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) juniors and seniors along with three... More