News for August 2014

Camp Meeting Goers Step Forward for God in Gladstone

August 28, 2014 / Krissy Barber

July 15 through 19 found the campgrounds in Gladstone buzzing with the 84th year of Gladstone Camp Meeting. Themed "Here Am I ..." the event's seminars and programming were based on the biblical concept of giving ourselves to God in whatever form we are and asking Him to use us as He knows best.

Sunset Lake Miracles

August 28, 2014

God is doing miraculous things at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson on a daily basis. He has taken a group of young adults who have dedicated their summer to God and is transforming lives in a way seldom seen within other traditional forms of evangelism.

David Yeagley, Sunset Lake director, is sharing story snapshots from the summer online. You'll read about campers who are learning about Jesus for the first time, starting to read their very own Bibles, discovering how to pray, experiencing the presence of God and finding out they are not alone in this journey of life.

Romanian Church Embarks on Great 'Wilderness Escape'

August 28, 2014 / Carmella Rosu

This summer the Romanian Church in Portland welcomed children from throughout the community for Vacation Bible School, which took place June 15–19. Over the course of five days, kids were able to retrace the Israelites' steps in their “Wilderness Escape” from Egypt to the Promised Land.

The Heavenly Tradition of Camp Meeting

August 28, 2014 / Heidi Baumgartner

If you take an audience survey at Washington Adventist Camp Meeting, you will discover a large percentage of people who come “by tradition” year after year.

“This is my vacation,” says a 90-year-old lady from Port Orchard. “Camp meeting is the nearest thing to heaven.”

The heavenly package of camp meeting features 10 days of families camping together, attending inspirational meetings, participating in community-building activities and forming common bonds through friendship.

Totem Pole Tells Sunset Lake Story

August 28, 2014 / Heidi Baumgartner

Monte Church once took a two-year course in Native carving. He shared this skill through the years, along with traditional meanings of authentic Native art, through the years at youth camps where he led young people in carving foot-long totem poles.

He had never carved a full-sized totem pole until a year ago, when Sunset Lake Camp commissioned Church to encapsulate the summer camp story in a totem pole. Church, who serves as North Pacific Union Conference native ministry coordinator, installed the finished totem pole on July 8.

Grays Harbor Students Expand Worldview

August 28, 2014 / Marcie Aschenbrenner

Students at Grays Harbor Adventist Christian School in Montesano applied nearly all their senses when learning about Uganda.

Through a presentation by Jean Cader, co-founder of Paradigm Missions, students experienced a “taste” of life in Uganda and the challenges faced by the Karamojong people.

Cader asked students ages 6–14 questions such as: Does the world produce enough food to feed everyone? What are the causes of hunger? What can be done about it?