Vicki Classen, telephone operator for Adventist Health in Portland, Ore., just completed her 100th marathon. This 30-year quest has transformed her health and influenced her family, friends and co-workers.
Randy Thornton, principal of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., was faced with a challenge. Students needed summer jobs in order to be able to return to school in the fall, but there was a smaller budget with which to pay them.
“Creo que el Espíritu Santo me estaba llamando a la Iglesia Adventista.”
Así dijo la hermana Rosa Elena, mientras conversábamos acerca de su experiencia con Cristo; pero, en realidad su vida no siempre estuvo en orden y en paz como lo está actualmente. Ella nos relata que vino a los Estados Unidos varios años atrás; pero, su búsqueda de Dios no había terminado.
More than 30 Northwest-wide educators who specialize in early childhood education and care (ECEC) met together June 25–26 for a workshop at the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office in Ridgefield, Wash. The workshop was coordinated by Golda Pflugrad, NPUC ECEC director.
The fifth- and sixth-graders at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., were busy this past school year, reaching out to their community in several ways.
One of the first things they did was create Family Groups. Each of the three classes split into groups of four or five students each. Students came up with ways they wanted to help their community.
Washington Conference introduced two new vice presidents during camp meeting this year. Craig Carr will serve as vice president for administration, and Craig Mattson will serve as vice president for education.
"Camp meeting time is a good ministry boot camp," says Carr. "I heard many great stories of how God is working in and through the ministries of western Washington."
Ron Halvorsen Jr., Ohio Conference president, has turned down the Montana Conference invitation to serve as its next conference president. Halvorsen was elected by Montana delegates at the June 18 constituency session to replace Merlin Knowles who has retired.
Halvorsen, who served from 2002–2005 as pastor/chaplain at Mount Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Mont., said that both he and his wife, Buffy, believed the Lord still wanted them to continue their ministry in Ohio.
On June 10, 2017, Juan Fresse was introduced as Sunnyside Church’s new associate pastor in Portland, Ore. Fresse joins lead pastor Jonathan Russell and assistant pastor Kara Johnsson. He will assume leadership of Sunnyside’s youth and children’s ministries, being actively involved in mentoring, organizing and leading out in the activities of the young people of Sunnyside Church.
Just 10 minutes before the Rise Against Hunger and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) service project at Washington Adventist Camp Meeting, only 25 volunteers had shown up and signed in.
“We ended up having 175 people here helping us pack 20,000 meals,” says Jodi Iwankiw, local project coordinator.