Christmas is a time to bring the whole family together, to share great fellowship, share great food, make heart-stirring memories all while celebrating the reason for the season. However, oftentimes, bringing the whole family together can also result in a different kind of sharing, a sharing that can run through the whole family like wildfire. The worst diagnosis and the one that can grind the festive activities to a sudden halt is the sharing of the dreaded stomach flu. It hit us hard.
Most days, Tomi Horn doesn’t feel like a missionary.
For the past 25 years, this 2006 Mission Achievement Award recipient has served as a central processing technician at Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH), the Adventist Health hospital in Walla Walla, Wash. She sterilizes medical equipment and prepares instruments in the surgical suites. Virtually anything used in patient care is first cleaned and disinfected by Tomi.
Parents, grandparents and siblings descended upon the Walla Walla College (WWC) campus in late October for a whirlwind of activities centered on Family Weekend.
First held at WWC more than 10 years ago, Family Weekend is an opportunity for parents and other family members to visit their student at college, and catch a glimpse of what modern college life is all about.
Five people have joined the Walla Walla College faculty this year:
Linda Ivy, assistant professor of psychology, completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Oregon. She teaches graduate-level classes in the School of Education and Psychology. Ivy has a son, Chris, and two cats.
A special dietary needs program is one of the services Tacoma Adventist Community Services (TACS) provides.
One family—Daniel, Amy and Camille Evans—have tapped into this program before, and now they are giving back.
Recently, Amy organized “A Day of Caring” to collect food items at Fort Lewis, where Daniel is stationed with the Army. The food drive initially resulted in more than 500 food items, and more items were arriving even after the event.
More than 2,300 Deaf people attended the DeafNation Expo in Seattle, Wash., this fall.
DeafNation travels around the United States, hosting expos in various cities, celebrating Deaf culture.
The North Cascade Church is growing and starting to burst at the seams! The beginners/cradle roll class recently welcomed its 34th regularly attending member.