May 2017

Editorial

Hope Springs Eternal

I never tire of experiencing life-changing, Holy Spirit-inspired miracles. And miracles are what I witnessed as Shawn Boonstra, Voice of Prophecy speaker and director, presented Jesus Speaks Peace...

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Intersections

Just Like Jesus

Salvation for Dummies

The “For Dummies” books have made a ton of money for writers and publishers. There are scores of titles, each one describing complex tasks in simple language. They’re the go-to books for those of...

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North Pacific Union

Northwest Pathfinders Test Their Bible Knowledge in College Place

Pathfinders from 11 clubs across the Pacific Northwest gathered in the Walla Walla University Church in College Place, Wash., on March 11 to test their knowledge of the Bible.

The...

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NPUC Literature Ministries to Refocus

SOULS Northwest, the Bible worker training and literature ministries program sponsored by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) and local conferences within the union since 2012, will be...

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Perspective

Essential Suffering

Nothing heralds a holiday like stores loading their shelves with celebration-specific sweets three months prior to said holiday. The day after Halloween, Christmas candy is placed on display, the...

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My Salvation Army Funeral

Blessed are the peacemakers.

You never know who will show up at a funeral. Men who normally didn’t attend church listened as I eulogized Scottie, one of the regulars at our daily...

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News

Un Ministerio Compartido

Hace un año, justamente en el mes de febrero del 2016, mi esposa, la Pastora Belinda Rodriguez fue llamada a ministrar junto conmigo en el distrito de Vancouver, Wash., en la Conferencia... More

Inspiring Hope Across the Globe: A Story From Sierra Leone

When your mission is rooted in living God’s love, you may find yourself called to cross an ocean to carry out that mission. That’s what happened in the lives of five Tillamook Regional... More

Arctic Women's Retreat Offers 'A Healthier You'

As part of a community initiative to foster improved health and wellness among the women of southwest Alaska, the local women’s ministry team in Dillingham marked the beginning of 2017 by... More

Wrangell Youth Evangelize for God

God has grander plans than we can ever imagine. A 2014 conversation led to Alaska's Wrangell Church doing a Vacation Bible School in Bethel, Alaska. Little did we know where this would lead. Fast... More

Idaho Conference Moves Forward With Mission, Vision

How does an organization like a conference move forward in growing as good stewards of the resources God has gifted to us? One way Idaho Conference administration felt would be helpful was to provide... More

Idaho Camp Meeting Update

We have an inspiring lineup of speakers for camp meeting, June 13–17, 2017, at Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho! Alex Rodriguez, Richard and Jo Ann Davidson, César and... More

Meridian Church Members Tackle Depression in Their Community

To address the rising rate of depression and suicide not only in the nation but also in their community, members of the Meridian (Idaho) Church hosted a nine-part weekly Depression and Anxiety... More

Ronan Church Shares Through 'Soup-er' Bowl

The Ronan Seventh-day Adventist Church “Soup-er" Bowl No. 8 was as exciting as Tom Brady’s performance in the 51st NFL Super Bowl. To create some friendly rivalry the Ronan Church... More

Northwest Pathfinders Test Their Bible Knowledge in College Place

Pathfinders from 11 clubs across the Pacific Northwest gathered in the Walla Walla University Church in College Place, Wash., on March 11 to test their knowledge of the Bible. The regionwide... More

NPUC Literature Ministries to Refocus

SOULS Northwest, the Bible worker training and literature ministries program sponsored by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) and local conferences within the union since 2012, will be phased... More

The Way Forward

The crowd had been watching Jesus perform miracles, preach messages, feed thousands, raise the dead. There was a crush of people on every side of Jesus. There were those who were looking for... More

Sharon Church Hosts 17th 'Lift Every Voice' Concert

About 300 members and individuals from the surrounding community enjoyed the 17th annual Lift Every Voice (LEV) concert, hosted by the Sharon Church in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, March 4. LEV... More

CAA Students Seek Adventure at Home and Away

For Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) students in Battle Ground, Wash., spring break means adventure. With two exciting school trips to choose between, nearly half of the student body took advantage... More

NEWSTART in Grants Pass

Each year NEWSTART for the Family health program is offered in Grants Pass, Ore., and success stories are the result. One such story is that of Judy, a retired Methodist minister. Judy said she had... More

Grants Pass Says 'See You Later' to Martins

Christian Martin performed his final eight baptisms March 25 as leader of the Grants Pass Church. He also offered a prayer of dedication for four children before preparing to transition to... More

Grants Pass Junior/Earliteen Class Explores Sanctuary, Eternal Life

It Took a Miracle What the Grants Pass junior/earliteen Sabbath School kids have learned and understood this quarter about the sanctuary is truly miraculous. We have learned the Israelites never... More

Pathfinder Scholarship Changes Life

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to say that phrase with no doubt in my mind it was true.  But the... More

Hockinson Members Join '10 Days of Prayer'

The Hockinson Heights Church in Brush Prairie, Wash., participated in "10 Days of Prayer" March 5–14, coming together each evening lifting their voices up in praise,... More

UCC Men’s Summit Discusses Year-Round Ministry-Building

Richie Brower, keynote speaker at the Upper Columbia Conference Men’s Summit says, “Let’s build a ministry, not just an event, an annual summit. I want to see a ministry that is... More

UCA Welcomes New Principal for 2017–18 School Year

When Eric Johnson accepted the call to be vice principal for development and alumni relations for Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., this school year, he had no idea what the Lord... More

Heart Health Offered Halfway Around the World

In January of this year, Stan Orser and his son, Taylor, went to India for Healthy Heart India Ministries. Stan Orser gave a report on March to the Post Falls (Idaho) Church about their... More

Goldendale Hosts Journey to Bethlehem

The first weekend in December found nearly all the members of the Goldendale (Wash.) Church actively involved in its third annual Journey to Bethlehem. This is the church’s gift to our... More

Mission Adventure Team Builds Community Center in Mexico

Winter has become a common season to find a group of volunteer-minded individuals leaving Moses Lake, Wash., for Baja California, Mexico. Feb. 7 this year found all 29 of them meeting at their final... More

Journal Club Prepares WWU Students for Graduate Study in STEM Careers

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs are some of the most popular areas of study at Walla Walla University (WWU). Many students use these programs to form a strong... More

Auburn Introduces Academy Day Retreat

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) took on a new approach for Academy Day for prospective students this year by including a weekend retreat at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash. Fifty-six prospective... More

Auburn Builds 15 Years of Philippine Mission Service

For the 15th year over spring break, 48 students from Washington's Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) traveled to the northern Philippines to be missionaries for two weeks. After about 30... More

Social Media Brings Old Topic to Life

Two days before the event, more than 600 people were preregistered for the Voice of Prophecy’s “In Search of Meaning: Archaeology and the Bible” March 3 opening night event in... More