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Transfer Halted ... WWGH to Close July 24

June 20, 2017

The following media release from the Northwest Region office of Adventist Health on Monday, June 19, has announced that the pending plans to transfer control of Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) to Providence Health & Services have been discontinued. This will lead to the closure of WWGH effective July 24, 2017. We encourage Northwest members to add their prayers for all affected by this change: WWGH staff and families, the surrounding churches and wider community ... and even Adventist Health leaders who also feel the loss of this ministry outlet deeply.

Dillingham Men's Retreat Feeds Families

June 20, 2017 / Doni Andregg

“Men’s retreat” generally means a spiritual time of Bible reading, discussion, singing, stories and eating — and maybe some hiking or camping. At the recent Dillingham Men’s Retreat, there were those expected activities plus some additional activities that were uniquely Alaskan.

Montana Constituents Approve New Directions

June 19, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

Montana Conference delegates are a hardy bunch, with a fiercely faithful combination of independence and loyalty. They are also remarkably dedicated — so much so that nearly 250 of them celebrated Father’s Day (June 18, 2017) this year in Bozeman, Mont., perched on the cold comfort of Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) gymnasium folding chairs.

Mattson is New Washington Conference Education VP

June 08, 2017

Craig Mattson will be leaving his role for the past five years as principal of Northwest Christian School in Puyallup, Wash., to become Washington Conference vice president for education. He replaces Archie Harris who is returning to the classroom.

Mattson is no stranger to the Pacific Northwest or Washington Conference. In addition to his recent role in Puyallup, he is a graduate of Auburn Adventist Academy.

Carr Accepts Washington Conference VP Role

June 08, 2017

Craig Carr has accepted the invitation of the Washington Conference executive committee to serve as the new conference vice president of administration. He will fill the position left vacant when Doug Bing became Washington Conference president.

The Heart and Soul of Sacred Work

June 05, 2017 / Judy Leach

Since she was a child, Jessica Lee envisioned one day entering a profession that involved caring for small children. She especially sensed her special connection with babies. Infants, in turn, seemed drawn to her nurturing voice and attentive heart.

With these qualities, it’s no wonder Lee eventually pursued her sacred calling at Walla Walla University’s School of Nursing with a desire to influence care and make a difference in the lives of moms and babies.

Evangelism Partnership Unites South Sound Members

June 05, 2017 / Heidi Baumgartner

It almost didn’t happen. A couple years ago, Washington Conference and Voice of Prophecy began discussing a regionwide evangelism partnership.

One of the prequalifying factors? A venue that could hold a specific capacity had to be solely booked for an entire month and have auxiliary rooms available. All 25 venues contacted in the Seattle area were already booked, too expensive or not interested.

Engineering Professor Returns From Winter Project in Guam

June 04, 2017 / Kyler Alvord

While members of the Walla Walla University (WWU) community struggled their way through mounds of snow and subzero temperatures last winter, Rob Frohne, professor of engineering, enjoyed the tropical climate of Agat, Guam. Frohne spent winter quarter on sabbatical applying his electrical engineering skills at the Adventist World Radio (AWR) shortwave station for the Asia/Pacific region.