Portland Native Honored for Helping Keep Hope Shining Bright

February 04, 2018 / Judy Leach

The city of Portland, Ore., recently recognized Terry Johnsson with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnsson, a Portland native, is Adventist Health's Pacific Northwest Region vice president of mission integration. The award recognizes Johnsson for his commitment to helping communities triumph beyond struggles and challenges.

Sharon Church Closes 2017 and Enters 2018 in Style

February 03, 2018 / Denise Williams

The members of Sharon Church in Portland, Ore., welcomed their new pastor, Garth Dottin, in mid-October 2017, and the celebration did not stop there. They continued by closing out the year with a New Year’s Eve service and celebration that included games, food, a DJ, testimonies and, yes, two baptisms.

Earlier in December, two others joined the church by profession of faith and three others through baptisms. Bringing in the new year of 2018 they again celebrated the amazing power of God with two more baptisms on Jan. 13 — bringing the total recent baptisms to seven.

Primer Encuentro de Grupos Pequeños 2017

February 03, 2018

Encuentro con líderes el viernes y encuentro de Grupos Pequeños el sábado

Conferencia de Washington

 Bajo el lema “Yo y mi casa serviremos a Jehová”, el pasado mes de diciembre se llevó a cabo el primer Encuentro de Grupos Pequeños de las iglesias Hispanas de la Conferencia de Washington.

Más de 100 líderes, representando cada una de nuestras iglesias, se hospedaron en el hotel Best Western de la ciudad de Federal Way el viernes y sábado para recibir seminarios sobre cómo aplicar el método de Cristo en los grupos pequeños.

Kamiah Gives Christ at Christmas

February 02, 2018 / Cathy Law

With guitars, a banjo, voices and enthusiasm, members of the Kamiah Church went old-fashioned caroling in the neighborhood surrounding the church in Idaho. "Littles" (Kamiah Valley's term for preschoolers) and school-age children ran eagerly up to the door to give residents a peppermint-decorated star cookie, a GLOW (Giving Light to Our World) tract that proclaimed "A Gift for You" and a bright red invitation to the church's "Carols for Christ" worship service on Dec. 23, 2017.

Woody Commissioned to Gospel Ministry

February 02, 2018 / Heidi Baumgartner

Washington Conference commissioned Auburn Adventist Academy chaplain Jennifer Woody on Dec. 16, 2017.

A life of ministry is what Woody knows best. Her parents, Richard and Mary Halversen, modeled a life of ministry whether through evangelism or pastoral ministry. All three Halversen children work in ministry — a principal/teacher, pastor and chaplain.

“She was born screaming,” Richard Halversen reminisced during his daughter’s commissioning service, “and she’s continued to use her lungs for God’s glory. God called her to be a proclaimer of good news.”

Oregon Women's Retreat Brings Baptisms

February 01, 2018 / Terrie Leen-Griebel

Terrie Leen Griebel, Oregon Conference women’s ministries coordinator, along with Jane Nicola, Oregon Conference relational ministries administrator assistant, and women’s ministries committee members planned this past year's annual Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat, held Oct. 20–22, 2017, at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Ore.

Hearts Break Over Sudden Loss of Milo Matriarch

February 01, 2018 / Kathy Hernandez

The Milo Adventist Academy family in Days Creek, Ore., is stunned and heartbroken as we grieve the loss of our Milo matriarch, Cheryl Andrieux.

Andrieux suffered a pulmonary embolism on Sabbath morning, Jan. 27, as she prepared for church. Paramedics were able to revive her, but she remained unconscious. She was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore., where she fell asleep in Jesus on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, with her husband, Al, and their daughter, Ellen, at her side. She was 71.