July/August 2018

Intersections

Northwest Member Named Miss Oakwood University 2018

For the first time in 26 years, Miss Oakwood University is from the Pacific Northwest — Kenalia Nichole Cooper, a member of the Sharon Church in Portland, Ore.

Cooper is the only girl out...

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Just Like Jesus

When You Grow Up

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The young man who asked me the question was celebrating his sixth birthday and making some choices that would seriously impact his life.

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North Pacific Union

Caring Heart Award Winners for 2018

Thirteen Northwest academy students were each recipients of the $500 Caring Heart Award scholarship made possible through three-way funding from the North Pacific Union Conference, local...

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GYC Northwest Holds Convention

On March 21–25, 2018, more than 150 young people from across the North Pacific Union gathered at the Village Church in College Place, Wash., for the 2018 Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC)...

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Perspective

Testing Without the Stressing

As I write this latest installment of my monthly column, I am embarked on preparations for my Ph.D. qualifying exams this fall. This means my brain is overloaded with random bits of information...

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You Said It

Right Outside Your Door

My residence is in Washington, but I live in the state of Cognitive Dissonance.

Webster’s defines the term as the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs or attitudes, especially as...

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News

'Un Cierto Lugar'

La historia de Jacob es una historia impresionante. La Biblia nos dice: “Jacob salió de Berseba y se fue a Jarán. Al llegar a cierto lugar, se quedó allí a pasar la... More

Making Knowledgeable Choices

Research shows consumers consider quality, safety and value among the top indicators when shopping for an automobile. The same should be true when selecting a hospital. While having a conversation... More

Anchorage Kids Memorize the Word in Song

“We get to sing the Word,” wrote Hezekiah Acosta in one of his English assignments. “It’s really fun.”  Students at Alaska's Anchorage Junior Academy need to... More

Learning By Restoring

The small engine class at Golden Heart Christian School in Fairbanks, Alaska, had just enough time to finish its major restoration project by the end of the school year. As the vision for the... More

KTSY, Rescue Mission Team Up to Feed Hungry

Radio station KTSY, broadcasting at 89.5 FM, and Boise Rescue Mission had an over-the-top successful fundraiser at the Village in Meridian dining and shopping center on May 15 and 16, 2018. The... More

Montana Conference Dedicates Living Hope Project

With permit in hand, the Living Hope Center building project on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation was dedicated April 28, 2018. Located in Poplar, Mont., the center represents Jesus’ love with a... More

Caring Heart Award Winners for 2018

Thirteen Northwest academy students were each recipients of the $500 Caring Heart Award scholarship made possible through three-way funding from the North Pacific Union Conference, local conferences... More

GYC Northwest Holds Convention

On March 21–25, 2018, more than 150 young people from across the North Pacific Union gathered at the Village Church in College Place, Wash., for the 2018 Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC)... More

PAA Students Provide Relief for Terminal Patient

"You’re loved. You’re cared for. You’re valued." These words can make all the difference to someone facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, months of recovery after a heart... More

Pleasant Valley Pathfinders Post Colors at Division Pathfinder Bible Experience

The roar of the 15-member West Palm Beach (Fla.) Pathfinders drum corps heralded the entrance of Oregon’s Pleasant Valley Pathfinders color guard as they prepared to perform the first-ever flag... More

Central Valley School Impacting Others

The 2017–18 school year focused on impacting others — at least for middle-grade students at Central Valley Christian School in Tangent, Ore. This year, Central Valley’s 16 fifth-... More

Adventists Gain New Ham Licenses

The Stayton (Ore.) Church's amateur (ham) radio class ended on March 22, 2018, by adding six new technician class licenses, with the possibility of seven others to follow on future exam... More

Milo Hosts First STEM Camp

Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., hosted its first STEM Camp April 15–17, 2018. Students in grades seven through 10 from around the Oregon Conference spent three days at Milo focusing... More

Sunnyside Celebrates the Living Last Supper

For about 1,400 years, the Jewish people had celebrated the Passover on an annual basis — sometimes regularly and faithfully, sometimes not. The grand event was intended to be both a reminder... More

Retreat Focuses on 'Triumphant Despite Scars'

“During the weekend of the Hispanic Women's Retreat, 'El Retiro de Damas,' the Lord allowed me to touch the edge of His cloak,” says Angelica Vasquez. Vasquez is one of more... More

'Loma Linda Comes to You' at Valley View Church

It was with high anticipation the Valley View Church awaited the Sabbath services on May 5, 2018, in East Wenatchee, Wash. "Loma Linda Comes to You" was the promise. Through the invitation... More

CCA Returns to Belize

During spring break, 24 Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) students and adults headed back to the King’s Children’s Home (KCH) in Belize to finish a job they started in 2016. It’s... More

Beacon Turns 100

On Sabbath, April 21, 2018, Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, Idaho, celebrated 100 years of Christian education, a huge accomplishment for a small private school. After the celebration, the... More

Teen Pathfinders Offer Helping Hands

In Matt. 25:40, Jesus says, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” This year during spring break, almost 100 teen... More

ASWWU Selects 2018–19 Officers

Congratulations to the new officers for the Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU): Katelyn Folkenberg, president; Evelyn Ouro-Rodrigues, vice president; Lindsey Haffner, spiritual... More

'Is This Thing On?'

Church Leaders Meet With WWU Students for Open Conversation Leaders from the North American Division (NAD) met with Walla Walla University students on campus in College Place, Wash., in May for a... More

Renton Members Deliver Grace for Easter

Desiring to bless their community at Easter, the Renton (Wash.) Church bought $2,000 worth of grocery store gift cards and gave them all away. Their plans for the Easter weekend began along the... More

Ferndale Church Hosts 'Big Deaf Day'

For the first time, church services were presented first for a deaf audience and then for a hearing audience at Ferndale (Wash.) Church on April 28. This was a historic event as deaf and hearing... More

Teacher Marks 44 Years in Same School

“Don’t leave. I need to get my work done!” said one student when they heard their favorite teacher was retiring. The Edmonds (Wash.) Church fellowship room was packed the first... More

Students, Teacher Talk About Favorite School Memories

If you could step into the multigrade (first through eight) classroom at Mountain View Christian School in Sequim, Wash., you would overhear a conversation like this one between Michelle Noonan and... More

Pastor Comissioned as Army Reserve Chaplain

On a late Sabbath afternoon on May 19, 2018, Eddie General, Greater Seattle Filipino-American (Fil-Am) Church pastor, was commissioned into the U.S. Army Chaplain Reserves as a captain. Pastors,... More