February 2015

Intersections

Here Are Your 2015 General Conference Delegates

Based on the constitutional requirements of the Adventist world church, 21 delegates have been elected by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to represent Northwest...

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Let's Talk

Mystery

"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them?" Psalm 8:3,4 NIV

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Perspective

Go Therefore and Mingle

Most able-bodied 4-year-olds demand assistance opening doors that are too heavy, picking up the host of toys they dumped all over the house and purchasing more of said toys for further dumping in...

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A Memo to Protesters

“What do we want? Dead cops!”

The wish of that angry mob came true in New York City when two peace officers on a crime watch were killed while quietly eating lunch. Their murderer had...

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News

Creciendo en La Esperanza

La Biblia nos enseña esta promesa: "Pues él quería que su pueblo supiera que las riquezas y la gloria de Cristo también son para ustedes, los gentiles. Y el... More

A Clean Bill of Health

In the past 18 months, Mike Widestrom had three major vascular surgeries, and in January he moved to Bali, Indonesia, to teach English — with the blessings of his physicians. ... More

Amazing Grace Academy Holds Toy Drive

For the third year in a row, the students at Amazing Grace Academy in Palmer bought toys for other kids in the community. As part the school’s annual Spirit Week activities, students each... More

Woman of Faith Takes On Arctic Ministry

After working for more than 18 years with the native population on Washington's Yakama Reservation, Viola Kaiser answered the call of the Lord to be a spiritual leader among the native population... More

Meridian Welcomes Weary Travelers

Travelers stopping at the westbound rest area on Interstate 84 near Boise, Idaho, on the Sunday following Thanksgiving were greeted with a free hot drink and a pastry, courtesy of the Meridian Church... More

Community Service Visit Leads to Three Baptisms

Desperately needing food for her family, Tanya Uvay came to the Caldwell Community Services for the first time in early December 2013. Uvay was thrilled to find free clothing, which she took home,... More

Montana Conference Welcomes New Employees

Montana Conference began 2015 with several new staff members in the office. Nathan Shaw is the new accountant and assistant treasurer. He is replacing longtime employee Kristi Rich, who is going... More

Prayer Conference Connects Attendees With God

The Montana Prayer Conference was held at two locations this past fall — Oct. 18, 2014, in Ronan at Glacier View School and Nov. 8, 2014, at the Billings Church. The speakers were Paul... More

PAA Celebrates 'Linda the Legend'

Finishing 44 years of teaching in Adventist education and her 31st year at Portland Adventist Academy, music teacher Linda Neel was celebrated at the last Christmas concert of her career. Surprise... More

LAA Art Lesson Provides Learning and Earning

Over the years Sharon Cutz, fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Livingstone Adventist Academy (LAA) in Salem, has used an opportunity to teach several lessons at once. Her students submitted... More

Fountainview Orchestra and Singers Bless Grants Pass

More than 2,000 people were blessed in Grants Pass through four concerts held over two days by the Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers from Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. The Grants... More

Grants Pass Students 'SERVE'

SERVE (Students Engaged in Reaching out and Evangelism) has been the theme of this year at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School. Also, the idea that “Every Child Deserves to Know... More

Rockwood Church Celebrates 40 Years

Rockwood Adventist Church celebrated its 40th anniversary Sabbath, Oct. 18, with a joyful remembrance of its past and a probing look toward a tentative future. Many former members showed up,... More

Coquille, Bandon Churches Help Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children's project that uses simple gift-filled shoeboxes containing school supplies, toys, necessity items and notes of encouragement to let hurting... More

PAA Students Take Spiritual Lead

Student leaders at Portland Adventist Academy have taken initiative to begin a new Chapel program for Small Groups. Early in the school year, as spiritual direction was being discussed by PAA... More

God Never Gave Up ... Grant Burkhart's Testimony

When I was a little boy, my sisters told me, “Someday, Grant, you’re going to die.” I didn’t believe it for a second. “Dying is for people that get sick, and I ain... More

Christmas Gives Newport Chances to Reach Out

The Newport (Wash.) Church actively participated in the Christmas holiday season in a variety of unique ways. The second annual Carols by the Tree was celebrated by church and community members... More

Spokane Churches Find Unique Ways to Reach Community

What do you get when you combine nine churches, willing hands, buses, billboards and community outreach and then bake them for more than two years with Holy Spirit power? In Spokane, Wash., you get... More

Goldendale Holds First Journey to Bethlehem

The Goldendale (Wash.) Church presented its first Journey to Bethlehem on Dec. 5 and 6, 2014. Guests were greeted and parked, then met their guide in the church foyer. Guides took... More

Siblings Pledge Love to Christ Together

Taylor Sims had committed her life to Jesus Christ at a Pathfinder Camporee in Republic, Wash., seven years ago at age 11. Yet she wanted to seal her commitment with her family present to... More

St. Maries Parade Float Brings Hope

Members of the St. Maries Adventist Church in Idaho planned a float for the local Parade of Lights on Dec. 6, 2014. They wanted to honor the Lord with the theme “Come With Us to Bethlehem.... More

WWU Social Work Professor Models Generosity in Service

In this race of life, “we don’t all start at the same place,” says Janet Ockerman, Walla Walla University (WWU) social work and sociology professor. “That doesn’t... More

Advisory Paves Way Forward for Regional Ministry

The African-American churches in western Washington face many challenges. As a result, the Washington Conference executive committee appointed a regional advisory committee to address these... More

Emerald City Holds TNT Thanksgiving Service

There is a new youthful vitality at Seattle’s Emerald City Community Adventist Church. Starting last spring under the guidance of Hasani Tait, Emerald City Community Church associate pastor, a... More

Maple Valley Celebrates 12 Baptisms in 8 Months

Evangelism is part of the culture of an Adventist church plant in Maple Valley. In fact, their very first ministry activity when they started on March 1, 2014, was to hold a Bible prophecy seminar... More

Intergenerational Ministry Presents Salvation Story

One week after the Journey to Bethlehem (J2B) production in Auburn, the church community sat in the semicircle sanctuary of Auburn Adventist Academy Church and shared their memories and reflections.... More

Kirkland Comes Together for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be together with family, and sometimes this is represented by the family of God coming together to help the community. This is the spirit of Kirkland Church’s fifth... More

Students Engage in Anti-Bullying Conversation

Lenord the Kindly Monster visited grades one through eight at Mountain View Christian School in Sequim, Wash., on Dec. 5 to talk about bullying. Lenord is one of the many puppets that... More

The Christmas Concert That Almost Didn’t Happen

The holiday season has a full lineup of school Christmas concerts. For Northwest Christian School (NCS) in Puyallup, their Christmas concert almost didn’t happen because thieves stole the... More