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Adventist Health Portland Inspires High School Students

June 08, 2018 / Laurel Rogers

High school students in Portland, Ore., are getting a firsthand look at health care careers thanks to the innovative Student Healthcare Leaders program developed by Terry Johnsson, Adventist Health’s Pacific Northwest Region executive director of mission integration, and funded by the Adventist Health Portland Foundation.

The program’s first 10 students began their health care journey in February 2018. They meet weekly to learn about a specific department of Adventist Health Portland.

2018 Northwest Camp Meetings

Schools are getting out, graduations are happening, which means that camp meetings are soon to arrive. From Alaska to Oregon and everywhere in between, North Pacific Union conferences are preparing for spiritually rejuvenating camp meetings full of fellowship. Plan to attend a camp meeting near you this summer.

Moscow Brings Last Supper to New Life

June 07, 2018 / Karri Walde

What is Agape in Action?

Well, here at the Moscow (Idaho) Church, it is a celebration of Christ’s example of love in action. Natashia McVay, Moscow Church associate pastor, coordinated an amazing replica feast complete with fresh and dried fruit and nuts, challah bread, hummus, and soup brought by members. Each table was richly decorated with reminders of Christ’s crucifixion: thorn crowns, spike nails, clay jars and Mediterranean-themed decorations. One church member had even made a life-size cross.

'I Want to Know More'

June 06, 2018 / Tandi Perkins

I met Toni and Buck at a sandwich shop, as we lamented being stranded in the Anchorage airport. They wore the tired, ragged air of people who had spent the last four days at the airport.

I sat across from them as they finished the last of the soup they were sharing, the whiff of alcohol escaping with every bite. I had nothing to complain about with my two-hour delay compared to their long ordeal in getting back home to St. Mary’s Village in bush Alaska.

PAA Mentorship Club Provides Opportunity

June 06, 2018 / Liesl Vistaunet

Maria Bibb, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) international student program director, knows her students learn English best when they interact with American students in casual and fun ways. That’s why she established an international student mentorship club. This year, the club is building friendships between 35 international students and 50 American students.

UCA Steps Back to the Future With Agriculture

June 06, 2018 / Shelley Bacon

What is green on the inside, metal on the outside and high-tech all over? Why, a container full of microgreens, of course!

Introducing the all-new agriculture program at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash. The era of farms at our Adventist schools was thought to be long past, but in this day of modern agriculture UCA is taking a bold step back into this exciting and growing field. But how does one go about establishing a viable agriculture program in today’s market?

AMEN Everett Builds Partnerships With Community

June 06, 2018 / Katie Henderson

It was 8 p.m., Thursday night, on April 19, 2018, outside the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash., when the first woman camped out the night before the AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism Network) Everett medical clinic opened its doors. By midnight, two people had joined her in waiting to receive free medical, dental and vision services. And then even more people showed up.