News for November 2007

Where the Lord Leads New Leadership Comes to Tillamook County General Hospital

November 01, 2007 / Shawna Malvini

When Larry Davy was asked to consider the presidency of Tillamook County General Hospital, his initial reaction was one of surprise. As CEO of Wallowa County Health Care District in northeastern Oregon, he'd seen the completion of a brand-new hospital and had every intention of sticking around for years to come. But he promised to consider the offer.

"I was leaning toward no, unless the Lord really wanted me to," said Davy.

An Inspiration to Me Still WWU Employees Share Stories From Their Lives

November 01, 2007

At the end of every summer, the staff and faculty of Walla Walla University (WWU) get together to prepare for another school year.

At this year's retreat at Camp MiVoden near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, several WWU employees shared stories from their past that have made a difference in their lives.

Two of these storytellers were Annette Melgosa, assistant librarian, and Zdravko Stefanovic, professor of Biblical studies.

Washington Conference Hosts First Event in New Auditorium

November 01, 2007

In September, Washington Conference hosted its first event in the new conference office auditorium.

The auditorium—which seats up to 180—offers a menu of features: natural light, comfortable chairs, training tables or round tables, adjacent kitchen, potential for up to five smaller rooms, separate sound systems and more.

Destination: Shelton Car Show Ministry Popularity Grows

November 01, 2007 / Jennifer Scott

Classic cars, hot rods, and motorcycles knew exactly where to go in August: to the Shelton Valley Show ’n' Shine.

Because of the success of the Shelton Church’s two previous car show events, this year’s Show ’n' Shine was marked on the calendars of some of the Northwest’s most prestigious hot rod clubs such as Good Guys, Cruisin’ magazine and many others.

Celebrating History Tacoma South Side Remembers 100 years

November 01, 2007

Tacoma South Side Church celebrated 100 years of ministry this fall.

“One hundred years ago men and women, led of the Lord, had a vision to see that a message of warning, hope and love be proclaimed to the people of Tacoma,” said David Moench, current pastor.

A Heart for Missions Peru Highlighted at Annual SAGE Convention

November 01, 2007 / Carrol Grady

Peru has a special spot in the hearts of Washington's Seniors in Action for God with Excellence (SAGE).

Two years ago, SAGE built a church in Lima, Peru, conducted four evangelistic meetings and painted four additional churches. Their mission trip included a tour from the Amazon to Lake Titicaca, "In the Footsteps of Ana and Fernando Stahl," led by Charles Teel, La Sierra University religion and society professor and director of the Stahl Center.

A Summer Ministry Vacation Bible Schools Evangelistically Focused

November 01, 2007

Summer months are defined by two ministries—summer camp and Vacation Bible School (VBS)—and both ministries are becoming more mission and evangelistically focused.

Auburn City Church welcomed nearly 100 neighborhood children to "Galilee by the Sea" this summer. VBS helps Auburn City connect with the children of recent immigrants from the Ukraine and Russia and community children of Christian backgrounds.