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:
A beautiful spring day outside — an exciting fun-filled celebration of Pathfinder ministry inside.
The Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair was held May 21 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, Ore. Thirty Pathfinder clubs from around the conference arrived in time to set up their booths displaying the “Trusting God” theme and honors they had worked on throughout the Pathfinder year.
The month of May was an exciting one for the students, friends and families of Cottage Grove Christian School (CGCS) in southern Oregon. The month started off with a family field trip to Wildlife Safari. The students were able to explore the village and have animal encounters with the tigers, cheetahs, lions, bears, giraffes and hippos. It was a great opportunity for the parents to get to spend the day with their students and interact with other parents as well.
Central Valley Christian School (CVCS) in Tangent, Ore., hosted its first off-site dinner and fundraising auction on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Funds were targeted for updated technology in classrooms and around the school. Central Valley hopes to incorporate more digitally based instruction and learning, as well as to partner with remote organizations to bring more outside learning and applications into classrooms. This desire seeks to emphasize the current Oregon Conference priority for classroom instruction of project-based learning.
Livingstone Adventist Academy’s kindergarten class has been working to bridge the gap between our local churches and the school in Salem, Ore. Being a school with seven constituent churches, Livingstone has a daunting task connecting them, but we have been doing our part.
It was the sunny Sabbath afternoon before Easter and had been a year in the making.
Staff at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., have been praying this year for God to use them to make a difference in the lives of their students.
Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) students from Portland, Ore., were honored to join Andrews University (AU), located in Berrien Springs, Mich., for evangelistic outreach to Cuba to help continue the growth of the Adventist Church, despite five decades of government restriction on religion.
On March 30, 2017, the joy of young people serving the Lord was on display at the Grants Pass Church in Grants Pass, Ore., during Pathfinder Sabbath.
Pathfinder Sabbath included the processional, Scripture and prayer, praise music, and drama. Enthusiastic young people communicated God’s love. Highlights of the past year were shared, which included community outreach and evangelism.
Eric Wagner was called to be director late in the Pathfinder year. His leadership skills and rich experience with Pathfinders have made him an ideal choice to fill this position.