News for June 2007

First International Tour Steel Drums in Bermuda

June 01, 2007 / Becky Beddoe

Shortly before midnight on March 14, 15 people boarded a quiet plane. The members of the Walla Walla College (WWC) Steel Drum Band drifted off to sleep or into the world of satellite television as the plane flew 3,700 miles from Seattle to Bermuda.

The WWC Steel Drum Band started in October 2002. When the drums were purchased with the help of a generous donation, the group was a dream come true for Brandon Beck, director of the WWC Steel Drum Band.

Cracking Open a Promise Ministry Center Distributes Easter Egg Promises

June 01, 2007 / Rodney Baladad

A woman cradled a colorful plastic Easter egg in her hand when she approached a member of 24/Seven Ministry Center in Bellevue, Wash. She had cracked opened an Easter egg with a Bible promise, a link to the church Web site, and some chocolates the ministry center had distributed. As she read the promise, something touched her heart and she could barely contain herself. Moved by the promise, she came back, tears in her eyes, to request an Easter egg for her daughter.

Starving to Serve Enumclaw Church Youth Fast 30 Hours

June 01, 2007 / Cathie Everett

For most of us it's hard to imagine what it's like to feel true, unrelenting hunger, but youth in Enumclaw have a better understanding of what 852 million malnourished people worldwide experience.

In February, 20 young people and eight adults from the Enumclaw Church raised nearly $4,900 during World Vision's 30-hour famine. Three times a year, this international youth movement specifically focuses on starving out hunger.

"The Best Feeling in the World" PSAA Scholars Build a School

June 01, 2007 / Kathy Fridlund

When a mother in the Dominican Republic decided to offer her children an Adventist education in her home, things started to happen. Word spread about the quality of education her children were receiving, and neighbors began to ask her if their children could attend. Soon the number of students far outnumbered the spaces available in her home, and she moved to the church basement and later to an old and inadequate building.

Washington ABC Part of Vegetarian Food Festival

June 01, 2007 / Karen Schwartz

Washington Adventist Book Center once again participated in VegFest, a large annual vegetarian festival at the Seattle Center.

As VegFest has grown, it has become a tremendous opportunity for witnessing. Thousands of people from a variety of backgrounds attend, brought together by their interest in healthy living.