Auburn Introduces Academy Day Retreat

May 03, 2017 / Josie McKey

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) took on a new approach for Academy Day for prospective students this year by including a weekend retreat at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash.

Fifty-six prospective students from Alaska, Oregon, California and Washington joined 12 current AAA students for a weekend retreat that led into a Monday morning campus-based Academy Day.

Amazing Grace Academy Brings Week of Prayer to Togiak

May 02, 2017 / Nic Owens

It’s a cold crisp day in Togiak when we arrive. The bay lies frozen over by the extreme cold of winter, the sun oblique in the sky is making its ascent towards summer.  Most of the students were on their first trip to bush Alaska and one had experienced her first airplane trip. Our group consisted of 2 seniors, 1 junior, 1 sophomore and 2 freshman from Amazing Grace Academy in Palmer.

Idaho Camp Meeting Update

May 02, 2017

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.

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. 

Grants Pass Says 'See You Later' to Martins

May 02, 2017 / Jennifer Burkes

Christian Martin performed his final eight baptisms March 25 as leader of the Grants Pass Church. He also offered a prayer of dedication for four children before preparing to transition to a church in Colorado.

Martin’s final sermon in southern Oregon contained the same passion and energy he brought to Grants Pass only five years earlier. Through times of joy and of sorrow, he slowed down just once in five years — when he sustained two cervical spinal fractures in a tractor accident in June 2015.

UCA Welcomes New Principal for 2017–18 School Year

When Eric Johnson accepted the call to be vice principal for development and alumni relations for Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., this school year, he had no idea what the Lord had planned for his future. John Winslow, current UCA principal, announced earlier this year he felt called to serve the Lord in a pastoral role. That set in motion the process to search for a new principal. When completed, Paul Hoover, Upper Columbia Conference president and chairman of the UCA board, announced Eric Johnson had been voted to serve as the next principal.

Heart Health Offered Halfway Around the World

May 02, 2017 / Jeanne Barrett-Usher

In January of this year, Stan Orser and his son, Taylor, went to India for Healthy Heart India Ministries. Stan Orser gave a report on March to the Post Falls (Idaho) Church about their experiences — and the church was filled to bursting, as so many were eager to hear about this ministry. Even Orser’s parents, Del and Bonnie Orser, were in attendance, after just returning themselves from their own two-month mission trip to India.