We are excited to welcome Brandon O’Neal as our new principal at Portland Adventist Elementary School (PAES). He is joining our school family for the 2017–2018 school year all the way from Texas. Here is what he shared with us recently:
“That was a top-notch performance.”
“The kids’ personalities really shine through their performances.”
“The programs get better every year and this was the best program yet!”
“The students were awesome! Great job.”
These were just a few of the comments made by church members following the Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) Church-in-a-Bus performance on May 6, 2017.
On April 18–20, Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN) held its first free Impact Your Health clinic in Boise, Idaho.
The health event, held at Expo Idaho, provided 1,300 patients with dental, medical, vision and other valuable services during the three-day event.
Hundreds of community members lined the sidewalk, awaiting to enter the building to receive medical services. On the first day of the event, more than 560 registered patients were seen, without turning a single person away. Each patient seen had a different story of how the clinic impacted their life.
Slack season in a ski resort town. Monday night after Easter weekend. Not a good time to schedule a new event, especially one that has to do with a World War II Christian martyr.
How does an organization like a conference move forward in growing as good stewards of the resources God has gifted to us? One way Idaho Conference administration felt would be helpful was to provide employees with resources to be good stewards.
We have an inspiring lineup of speakers for camp meeting, June 13–17, 2017, at Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho! Alex Rodriguez, Richard and Jo Ann Davidson, César and Carolann De León, Jennifer LaMountain, and Stan Patterson are preparing their presentations to share with each of you.
To address the rising rate of depression and suicide not only in the nation but also in their community, members of the Meridian (Idaho) Church hosted a nine-part weekly Depression and Anxiety Recovery video seminar, featuring Neil Nedley, internal medicine physician, Jan. 19–March 16 at the church. Average weekly attendance held strong at about 50, half of whom were visitors.
Sometimes mission projects are difficult for small church congregations. How can only a few people make a difference? The Cambridge (Idaho) Church, with its average attendance of 15, has a heart for serving those in need, so they chose an ambitious project for 2016. The church family decided to raise $5,000 for an item in the ADRA Really Useful Gift Catalog: a water source to transform a village.
With Christmas carols in the background and happy voices in the foreground, our Nampa Women’s Christmas Brunch in Star, Idaho, was happening! Earlier, before the festivities began, the women’s ministries team had arrived and transformed the Heron River Clubhouse into a festive event hall.
With a theme of “Gift of Giving,” attendees entered, placing their gifts of personal care items by the door. These gifts were designated for the Nampa Women’s and Children’s Shelter. Women’s ministries has a desire to minister to others, thus our gift to the shelter.