Auburn Builds 15 Years of Philippine Mission Service

May 02, 2017 / Sienna Hubin

For the 15th year over spring break, 48 students from Washington's Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) traveled to the northern Philippines to be missionaries for two weeks. After about 30 hours of traveling, the group arrived on Tuesday night, March 14, excited and eager to serve the community of Pagudpud. 

Social Media Brings Old Topic to Life

April 20, 2017 / Carrie White

Two days before the event, more than 600 people were preregistered for the Voice of Prophecy’s “In Search of Meaning: Archaeology and the Bible” March 3 opening night event in Puyallup, Wash. The only problem? The venue had just 300 seats.

In an effort to accommodate the hundreds interested in attending, Voice of Prophecy contacted each registrant and asked if they would be willing to switch to an added time slot. Most were happy to help make room for more visitors.

Auburn Students Explore Servant Leadership Topics

March 23, 2017 / McKenna Butler

Student week of prayer is typically a spiritual highlight for an academy campus, and the same is true for Washington's Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA).

“We see the spiritual significance of week of prayer in a very specific way that reminds us of the greater spiritual battles we are in,” says John Soulé, AAA principal. “Any week of prayer is a call for us to continually pray for a spiritual hedge of protection for our students, staff, campus and school families.”

SAGE Sees Miracles en Route to India

March 21, 2017 / Heidi Baumgartner

Two weeks before the SAGE (Seniors in Action for God with Excellence) India trip, someone asked Bob Grady, SAGE president, how were things going. "Great," he replied. "Everything is well-oiled and ready to go."

And then he thought, "Things are just going too smoothly. By experience I know the devil hates mission trips."

Mission trips are a key time to see modern-day miracles, as 34 SAGE members from Washington, Oregon and Colorado recently experienced en route to India. This is SAGE’s 18th mission trip with Maranatha Volunteers International in 20 years.

SAA Senior Wins Essay Competition

March 15, 2017 / Tressa Farnsworth

Do you ever look at successful people and wonder why they appear to be so lucky? Maybe it is that person who always seems to get promoted or perhaps the one who gets straight A’s.

Success doesn’t happen by chance. Jacob Craig, a senior at Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) in Burlington, Wash., recently learned this firsthand.

Earlier this year, one of his teachers asked Craig to submit an application and essay to the Daughters of the American Revolution. The essay question asked, “What are the qualities that make you a good citizen?”

New Chapter of God’s Closet Opens in Monroe

March 12, 2017 / Tracey Gaver

“Thank you for my beautiful clothes!”

“I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t found God’s Closet. My kids need new clothes so badly, and I just don’t have the money.”

Sentiments such as these are the very reason the Monroe Church in western Washington opened a chapter of God’s Closet clothing ministry. “When I saw a video on Facebook about God’s Closet, I knew immediately that we needed this ministry,” says Tracey Gaver, director of the program for Monroe. “The need in our community is so great.”

Mission Creek Students Minister Through Baking

March 09, 2017 / Michael Trethewey

At Mission Creek Christian School in western Washington, the students are learning to live by their motto this year, which is “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” A recent outreach is rising to meet this challenge in unique ways. 

These students have taken complete charge of an artisan bread-baking ministry, dubbed the Bread of Life. After much research and experimentation, the students have perfected cranberry walnut, wheat, raisin and other varieties of artisan bread.

All proceeds from the bread go to help the students on an upcoming mission trip to Iquitos, Peru.

Bible Workers Study With South Sound Residents

February 19, 2017 / Tyler Long

This last winter a team of outreach coordinators — evangelism-trained individuals from SOULS Northwest, SOULS West, Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE), Costa Rica and even Egypt — stepped in to help fill a need in western Washington.

Washington Conference received 1,800 Bible study requests from residents in the South Sound region. Even with more than 200 volunteers assisting in the response, more help was needed. The outreach coordinators are helping 10 of the 19 partner churches who most need Bible study response assistance.