During this cold, wet and often frozen time of year, those of us who like growing things can hardly wait until spring. In a few short months, those dead, dormant sticks around our homes will leaf out and flower, much to our delight and the culinary satisfaction of an endless variety of deer, bunnies and Northwestern slugs.
Adventist Medical Center recently launched a new wound healing and hyperbaric medicine program to benefit patients with chronic wounds. The new program will be located on Portland hospital’s main campus and will feature hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric therapy is effective in the treatment of a variety of wounds and involves patients entering a specially designed pressurized chamber where they breathe 100 percent oxygen.
Beverly Beem, associate professor of English at Walla Walla College, presented the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Lecture in November. The presentation, entitled “My Soul Is on the Wing for Glory: Voices of Early Adventist Women,” focused on the role women played in Seventh-day Adventist heritage and development as recorded in the Review and Herald between the years of 1850 and 1881.
Pedrito Maynard-Reid, Walla Walla College vice president for spiritual life and mission, was recognized for his outstanding community service at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet.
Seventeen students and seven adults from Auburn Adventist Academy and Lewis County Adventist School spent their Thanksgiving break in the hurricane-hit town of Pearlington, Miss. Spending 54 hours in a bus didn’t dampen the students’ enthusiasm for showing Jesus’ love to the residents of Pearlington.
"Warn your students that what they will encounter here in Mississippi is far worse than they could ever imagine.”
Having watched the news coverage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the PSAA students wanted to go and serve. But despite the warnings, nothing could have prepared them for their first glimpses of the utter devastation they saw.
Skagit Adventist School students in grades K–4 brought their families to a special evening of food, fellowship, and listening to good books.
The evening—with pizza, games, crafts, and stories—promoted literacy in preparation for an upcoming book fair. The best part of the evening for students and parents alike was the option to come in their pajamas and slippers.
The children particularly enjoyed listening to their pastor, Pat Grant, read.
Members of the Auburn Adventist Academy Committee of 100 have made it their goal to share their blessings with the next generation of God’s followers. At a recent meeting, the committee decided to fund every project on the academy’s wish list, for a total of $48,369.