News for April 2007

Students Challenge Mediocrity During Spiritual Emphasis Week at AAA

April 01, 2007 / Jondelle McGhee

On fire for God or settling for mediocrity?

Twenty-four student presenters at Auburn Adventist Academy challenged their peers with this theme during a spiritual emphasis week. Through honest, inspiring and powerful presentations, the students shared from their hearts and moved other hearts.

“God wants you to be on fire for Him,” said Laura Hanes, Associated Student Body president. “All of us have a story to tell. You get to decide what’s written. Stand up for Jesus. Don’t be mediocre.”

Teen Heroes Honored for Leadership

April 01, 2007

Washington Conference recently recognized eight teens for their leadership at "Heart of a Hero" Pathfinder teen retreat.

Bremerton Bulldog leaders like the quiet, perceptive leadership of Katie Juergens.

Cascade Eagle, Victoria West, enjoys “going on God’s errands” and participating in Bible Achievement.

Under New Management Everett Indonesian Purchases a Church Home

April 01, 2007

Everett Indonesian Church members understand the admonition to “seek and you will find."

Within days of seeking and praying last October, church leaders found a possible church location just off Interstate 5 at exit 193. After the sale finalized in December 2006, church members began facility renovation. Alex Rantung, the church pastor, said members often worked late into the night to prepare the facilities for the grand opening ceremony in mid-February.

Jerry S. Russell Is New Vice President for Finance

April 01, 2007

Washington Conference welcomed Jerry S. Russell as vice president for finance in March.

Russell is coming to Western Washington from the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference where he served for more than 20 years, first as assistant Adventist Book Center manager and then as associate treasurer.

Russell was born in New York City, grew up in South Lancaster, Mass., attended Takoma Academy in Maryland, and graduated from Southern Adventist University in 1986.

A Page in History Parousia Congregation Officially Organized as a Church

April 01, 2007

The Russian-Ukrainian Parousia congregation in Auburn, Wash., officially became an organized church of Washington Conference in February.

The historical impact is significant for both the congregation and the conference. This is the second Russian church to organize in western Washington, and a third organized church in Tacoma is soon to follow. Leaders in the Russian community hope to soon begin a church in the Everett area.