News for February 2004

Vibrant Life Gets New Editor

February 01, 2004

Charles Mills, Adventist author and media producer, has taken the helm of Vibrant Life beginning with the January/February 2004 issue as Larry Becker, outgoing editor and eight-year veteran of the health magazine, heads to La Sierra University as public relations director.

Sow 1 Billion

February 01, 2004 / Bettina Krause

Sow 1 Billion is a world-church initiative with an extraordinary goal—to distribute one billion special invitations to study the Bible. Adventist members around the globe of all ages, backgrounds and experiences are being part of this unprecedented effort to connect people with God's word. A mere one-percent response rate will result in 10 million requests for Bible studies.

Students Awarded Scholarships from Independent Colleges of Washington

February 01, 2004 / Tara Jeske

Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) has awarded six Walla Walla College students with scholarships for the 2003–04 academic year.

The Washington Mutual Minority Teachers Award was awarded to Duane Hoori, senior elementary education and Spanish double major from Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, and Elizabeth Razo, senior elementary education major from Walla Walla, Wash., and a graduate of Walla Walla High School. The scholarships, up to $3,000, are awarded to minority students committed to a teaching career.

Auburn Girls Get Blanket "Hugs"

February 01, 2004 / Wilma Bing

How do you help someone from a distance? This was the problem facing the Washington Conference women's ministries department after the recent Auburn dormitory fire destroyed many of the earthly possessions of 81 girls. Wilma Bing, women's ministries director, and her team decided to give warm, snuggly fleece blankets to each of the girls as a way to give them a hug.

AAA Students Lead Tutor Program

February 01, 2004 / Amber Serns

We like to think of Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) as a family, but the true heart of the students was felt recently as more than 45 volunteered to give their time to a newly organized peer-tutor program led by Brian Kittleson, vice principal. When asked why they were so willing to spend all the hours necessary to both be trained and then to actually tutor fellow students, the volunteers unanimously answered, "We just want to help out our friends."

Day of Prayer Marks New Year

February 01, 2004 / Doug Bing

The weather was frightful. The roads were treacherous. The snow was falling. The temperature was frigid. In spite of all the challenges about 400 people braved the elements to attend and be blessed by the Day of Prayer held at Auburn Adventist Academy Church on Jan. 3.