News for July 2004

New Chaplain Shares Hope at Tillamook County General Hospital

July 01, 2004

Danny Parada knows what living the mission of Adventist Health is all about. As the new chaplain at Tillamook County General Hospital (TCGH), he gets plenty of opportunities to minister to patients and staff alike. About half of Parada’s time is devoted to tending to the spiritual needs of hospital patients and staff, while the other half is spent ministering to home care and hospice patients throughout Tillamook County, Ore.

Special Offering Funds WWC Education

July 01, 2004 / Tara Jeske

Every year, churches in the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) collect a special offering to help students pay for their college education. This offering benefits the NPUC grant program at Walla Walla College (WWC), which awards grants to students from the NPUC. Without this program and other private aid, many students would not be able to attend WWC.

This yearly offering is scheduled for July 31. Anyone wishing to help NPUC students receive an Adventist education may contact WWC student financial services at (509) 527-2815.

WWC Students Head to El Salvador for Spring Break Mission

July 01, 2004 / Tara Jeske

While many students spent a week on the beach for spring break, eight Walla Walla College students traveled to the impoverished region of San Juan Opico, El Salvador, to work on a church.

The students raised money for their own airfare, food, lodging and transportation and provided funds for building supplies and local laborers, in addition to volunteering their own time. The participants came from a variety of majors and ranged from freshmen to seniors.

Experiencia Mexicana for Orcas Christian School

July 01, 2004 / Darchelle Worley

Here I am, the day before our missionary students and teachers return to the San Juan Islands and to Orcas Christian School.

The trip has been amazing! We are proud of the students and how they’ve soaked up the culture, devoted their energies to the service projects and, yes, even kept up with math, science and English. (It’s been great fun integrating our mission experience into the curriculum—nature walks, nightly journaling, geography, etc.)

PSAA Music Groups Tour Canada

July 01, 2004 / Sandy Clay

Puget Sound Adventist Academy's (PSAA) 45-voice choir nervously listened to the last-minute instructions of their director, Colleen Brundula, before performing for three music adjudicators at Canada's Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff, Alberta. That afternoon, April 26, Doug Spencer, PSAA's band director, repeated the same procedure with the band members.

PSAA Choir Sings in Victoria for NPUC Educators Conference

July 01, 2004 / Sandy Clay

As the melodious sounds of "Pie Jesu" blessed the ears of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) educators in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on April 17 during the NPUC Educators Conference, Puget Sound Adventist Academy's (PSAA) principal, Doug White, watched with tears of pride in his eyes. Impact, PSAA's 12-member select singing group, had come a long way since its inception at the beginning of the school year.