News for June 2018

'So Which One Do You Believe?'

June 13, 2018 / Karie MacPhee

EDITOR'S NOTE: This perspective from Lincoln City, Ore., no doubt echoes the sentiments of Adventist teachers all across the Northwest. It is yet another reason why we honor and respect dedicated Adventist educators who understand their mission is the Great Commission.

The Procrastinator

June 12, 2018 / Dick Duerksen

Life is all about timing, showing up at the right moment, being there when you’re needed, not getting things done too early or too late.

If you arrive early, people will begin to depend on you rather than discover creative solutions on their own.

If you show up too late, people will consider you undependable and turn to others for support.

Young Adults, Young Leaders

I’m writing some thoughts here from the South Guatemala Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. By the time you read this, more than a month will have passed, but now, during the final few days of March, it’s hot and humid here. Amidst the humidity, though, the songs and colors of a myriad species of birds are enchanting, and the local church members are amazing — kind and gracious to our group of Northwest pastors and students. We have joined with them to bring hope and wholeness to a community of several towns and villages in a largely Roman Catholic area of southern Guatemala.

WWU Athletes Exercise Mental, Physical Abilities

June 08, 2018 / Kim Strobel

Men’s Golf Team Places Third in Conference Championship

The Walla Walla University men’s golf team placed third in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championship tournament at Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Ore., April 23–24, 2018.

The Wolves were in fifth place at the end of the first day of play on Pronghorn’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. In the final round, seniors Brendan Collins and Cole Henderson each put up scores of 78 to help move the Wolves into third place.

ASI Northwest Holds Annual Meeting

June 08, 2018

Under the direction of Fred Cornforth, president, members of the Northwest chapter of Adventist Laymen's Services and Industries (ASI) gathered at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, Wash., April 20–22, 2018, for their annual meeting. They enjoyed inspiring messages from Dick Duerksen, Oregon Conference storycatcher; John McVay, Walla Walla University president; Doug Bing, Washington Conference president; and others.

Members Join Together for UCC Camp Meeting

June 08, 2018

We want to extend a special invitation to you to join us at Upper Columbia Academy for our annual Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting, June 20–23, 2018. 

As we gather together this year, we’ll be focusing on Jesus and the bond we share in Him. It will be a time to share and learn as the family of God.

We’ve been planning all year to bring you enriching seminars, uplifting speakers and encouraging music. It’s our prayer you will be spiritually fed at this important yearly gathering for Upper Columbia Conference.


June 08, 2018

In the May 2018 Gleaner, the Montana Conference news article about Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) on page 16 included a statement regarding an MEA parent that was inadvertently edited to say, "I was given permission to share with you a letter from a UCA parent." The reference to UCA (Upper Columbia Academy) should instead have been to MEA. 

Adventist Health Portland Inspires High School Students

June 08, 2018 / Laurel Rogers

High school students in Portland, Ore., are getting a firsthand look at health care careers thanks to the innovative Student Healthcare Leaders program developed by Terry Johnsson, Adventist Health’s Pacific Northwest Region executive director of mission integration, and funded by the Adventist Health Portland Foundation.

The program’s first 10 students began their health care journey in February 2018. They meet weekly to learn about a specific department of Adventist Health Portland.