News for December 2017

AAA Reaches Community Through Music

December 18, 2017 / Amber Pettey-Torres

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) music teachers have expanded their programs and are taking them into the surrounding community. The department is led by Melia Williams, choral and drama director, and Trenton Russell, instrumental music director. Both have years of experience and have dedicated their lives to their area of expertise.

Washington Churches Celebrate Spirit of Joy and Giving

December 16, 2017 / Katie Henderson

Thanksgiving Blessings

On a Sabbath morning at New Life Adventist Ministry in Fife, Wash., members were talking about how they were going to collect food items, pack them into boxes and determine what families would appreciate the holiday gift.

During the discussion, it came to the members' attention that the church they rent from had been collecting food items — canned food, bread, stuffing and so on — and had too much to use for their ministry.

AMEN Tacoma Meets Community Medical Needs

December 14, 2017 / Heidi Baumgartner

Melody was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in July. She had had cancer previously, it had gone into remission, and then it came back. She started a treatment plan first with radiation and then with plans for chemotherapy.

She went to visit her oncologist, who ended up not being willing to sign off on Melody’s chemo treatment because she had an infected tooth. She told her medical provider she didn’t have dental insurance and couldn’t afford treatment out of pocket.

Collaboration Provides Quality Education

December 11, 2017 / Greg Reseck

The students at Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School (Hadlock, Wash.) and Poulsbo (Wash.) Adventist School spent two days together this fall studying chum salmon runs on the Olympic Peninsula.

The chum salmon can be identified by the molted dark skin and dark vertical blotches as they return to the rivers to begin spawning in the summer or late fall.

Students visited Greg Reseck's farm and enjoyed playing in the barn, taking hayrides and feeding horses.