News for May 2011

From the GLEANER Archives

May 01, 2011

There's a story and mystery behind this photo. It was discovered in the attic of an old house in southwestern Oregon more than a decade ago. Also in the attic was the actual prophetic chart shown in the photo. The chart, still in good condition, was printed by the Review and Herald Publishing Association, copyright 1908. The members who now have this chart would like to give it to family members of the gentleman in the photo, but they need to know who he was.

Letters

May 01, 2011

Kudos to Don Gray

I was glad to hear about the NPUC honoring Don Gray. Don and his wife, Marge, have done such profound work to build the church and win souls.

News

Prest is New Idaho President

David Prest Jr. has accepted the invitation of the Idaho Conference executive committee to become conference president. He will fill the position left open upon Steve McPherson's retirement. Prest graduated from Southern Missionary College in 1982 and has pastored churches in North and South Carolina as well as in Alaska. Since 2001, he has served as the Montana Conference church ministries and trust services director. Prest and his wife, Ellen, have two sons, Jonathan (20) and Michael (15).

International Communications New Major Opens Worldwide Doors

May 01, 2011 / Jennifer Jorgenson

For Cassy Collins, language has always been a passion, but the big question is: What do you do with a language major?

The creation of the international communication major at Walla Walla University fit her interests perfectly, finding the medium where communications and languages collide. This international communication degree combines the best of a mass communication degree and a language degree giving students diverse opportunities.

Larry Dodds Celebrates a Career Dedicated to Mission

May 01, 2011 / Brittany Russell

After almost 40 years of dedicated service at Adventist Health, Larry Dodds, executive vice president and COO, is retiring. While he is looking forward to trading his suit and tie for something better suited for spending time with his grandchildren, he will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends.

“Larry has been a dedicated and skillful leader in our system. We will miss his talents and management acumen,” says Robert G. Carmen, Adventist Health president and CEO.

Donors Fund Campus Improvements

May 01, 2011

Visit Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, Wash., and you'll notice some changes on campus. An avenue of flowering pink cherry trees lines the front roadway, an attractive brick security fence surrounds the front perimeter of campus, and the single-pane windows in Rainier Auditorium are now replaced with wood siding.

Elsewhere on campus, new landscaping adds natural beauty and new boilers provide better and more efficient heating.

Adventists Continue Involvement with VegFest

May 01, 2011

Each year, thousands of people who follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle or who are curious about vegetarian food attend VegFest in Seattle, Wash.

Vegetarians of Washington, one of the largest vegetarian organizations in the United States, produces the annual food festival and involves more than 1,000 volunteers who serve hundreds of vegetarian food samples. Each of the six nutrition and health lecturers at VegFest this year were by Adventist doctors practicing in Western Washington.