News for 2017

Viviendo Como Jesús: Con Amor y Compasión

July 20, 2017

“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.

Northwest Early Childhood Educators Gather for Workshop

July 20, 2017

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.

Meadow Glade Fifth- and Sixth-Graders Author Worship Book, Serve Community

July 20, 2017

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 Welcomes New Leaders

July 19, 2017 / Doug Bing

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."

Halvorsen Turns Down Montana Invitation

July 19, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

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.

Sunnyside Church Welcomes New Youth, Children’s Ministry Pastor

July 19, 2017 / Virlys Moller

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.

Camp Meeting Promotes Living Generously

July 18, 2017

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.