News for April 2006

Let Us Never Forget

May 01, 2006 / Tim Brockman

Some things we just never forget because we learned them from Mom. “I’ll always be your mother,” she used to say and still does. Hearing this was at times the last thing I wanted to hear, but, now, remembering that she will always be my mom is priceless.

First Health-focused Mission Trip Leads to Online Nursing Class

May 01, 2006 / Kristi Spurgeon

The Walla Walla College School of Nursing is offered an online nursing class last quarter, a first for the college. Professors Trudy Klein and Sallieann Brewer taught the elective missions nursing classes to nine students on both the College Place and Portland campuses.

Lucille Krull, School of Nursing dean, says the online class was developed out of the need to prepare nursing students on both campuses for a mission trip to Jamaica, set for July 12–31.

Prospective Students Join Downtown Scavenger Hunt

May 01, 2006 / Kristi Spurgeon

Ready. Set. Search! Attempting to beat the clock, 95 prospective students left the Walla Walla College (WWC) College Place campus to scour downtown Walla Walla for clues while playing a scavenger hunt-style game called “The Amazing Place,” a spin-off of the television show The Amazing Race, which entered its ninth season this year.

Sowing Seeds Lay Leader Organizes Mission Opportunities

May 01, 2006

Elbert James is passionate about involving people in mission work.

A former member of the Emerald City Church in Seattle, James now lives in Florida and serves as a lay mission leader in the Gulf States Conference.

Many people—including several from Washington Conference—join James to minister in Chennai, a town in South India.

Summit Examines Evangelistic Value of Sabbath School

May 01, 2006

Pastors and Sabbath School superintendents from Oregon, Washington and Upper Columbia Conferences rediscovered the evangelistic potential of Sabbath School during the Sabbath School Leadership Summit in March.

This North American Division-sponsored event for the Northwest explored the four goals of Sabbath School—faith, fellowship, community and world mission—in connection to making Sabbath School relevant to today.

Parousia Company Forms in Auburn

May 01, 2006

Washington Conference welcomed the Russian-Ukrainian Parousia group in Auburn, Wash., as a recognized company on March 18.

“There are many people in this Auburn community of every nation, tongue and people,” said John Freedman, Washington Conference president, during the church service. “I’m proud of this church. You could have stayed secure at Auburn City [Church]. But you have stepped out as your own church. We need more churches like this one in the Puget Sound area so we can witness to everyone that God is love.”