Ninety-one children, ages 3–12, traveled to Cactusville, a small mining town in the Wild West, during the Spokane Valley Church’s Vacation Bible School, held July 17–21. Throughout the week, they discovered they were all called by God to be different, to be faithful, to forgive, to serve and to give.
Moses Lake?! Why did you choose Moses Lake, Wash., to live is a question may residents are asked by their friends or relatives. On a clear day we can see Mount Rainier in the distance. We see wonderful sunrises and sunsets almost every day. Our county, Grant, is the largest potato producing county in the world. Do you want me to continue, or do you want to start planning to move here now?
On June 24, 2017, two Adventist churches experienced a rare joint event, a gathering on the lawn of a church member’s home in Clark Fork, Idaho. Clark Fork and Spirit Lake church members, plus a few from Newport and Rathdrum, united for a Sabbath afternoon and evening of special fellowship. Intended as a way to get better acquainted and support one another, 65 young and old participated.
This past April marked the 10th year for the Spokane Valley Adventist Church’s production of Journey to the Cross — an amazing walk-through experience portraying Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
With a cast of more than 250 people from multiple denominations joining together to tell His story, Journey to the Cross has become a tradition that keeps people coming back year after year. This year, about 3,400 people attended — some for the first time and some for the second, fifth or 10th time.
Living in the Pacific Northwest is a special treat. We’re surrounded by beautiful countryside, have a strong economic environment and enjoy a relatively peaceful political climate. But for 30 hours on April 28–29, teenagers at Summit Northwest Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho, experienced a little bit of the challenges that many people face in other parts of the world.
On Sunday, March 19, the Newport (Wash.) Church hosted its second Preparedness Expo in Priest River, Idaho. This free community outreach event teamed the Newport Church with 20 community vendors, eight of whom were Adventist. It was held at the Priest River Junior High School, utilizing the gymnasium, library and 500-seat auditorium.
Post Falls Church members wanted to serve their north Idaho community by providing a series of health events. So, early in January the movie Forks Over Knives was shown at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, housed in a historic old church in the center of town.
Members Alison and Jay Cover have held health classes elsewhere, as they have a passion for people changing lifestyles for better health and longevity. Their own life’s experiences and their occupations in health care made the Covers good fit to oversee this ministry to the community.
Each spring the students at Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Wash., look forward to week of prayer, especially because the high school class and student association chaplains choose the theme and are the speakers. This year’s theme, “God Is Our Lives,” used the first part of John 15:4 (“Live in Me, and I will live in you”) as the theme Scripture and Rend Collective’s “More Than Conquerors” as the theme song.