Western Washington Students Learn Life Skills

June 05, 2018 / Katie Henderson

“I don’t have that kind of money — I just spent $2!” one fifth-grade student proclaimed as he tried to balance a budget at City Hall. But this wasn’t just any City Hall.

As you walk into Auburn Junior Achievement (JA) BizTown in Auburn, Wash., you will find yourself transported to a small town clustered together in a courtyard with a City Hall and branded businesses. This small town built by Junior Achievement is a way for students to learn about the American enterprise system.

Beloved CAA Icon Rests

June 05, 2018 / Larry Hiday

A beloved teacher passed away Feb. 27, 2018, after a second bout with cancer. During the 30-plus years Reavis Belin taught at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., he became the icon of all the good teachers at the school.

Belin first came to CAA from College View Academy in Lincoln, Neb., in 1979 as the industrial education teacher. One of the things he did to hook students’ interest was build sand rails. Belin loved to use his homemade buggies to get kids interested in many things, and trips to the dunes were just one of them.

Ronan Opens New Glacier View Church

June 05, 2018 / Billee Collins

Having outgrown our former church and with much planning, hard work and fundraising, we were excited to welcome about 160 members and guests to the grand opening of the new Glacier View Church in Ronan, Mont., on March 24, 2018. This beautiful facility, which is an extension of the Glacier View School, will now allow us to better serve our community.

Phillip Newhart, Glacier View Church pastor, gave a brief history of the Ronan Church, which was dedicated in 1967 and has served Lake County for 50 years.

Seven Join Grants Pass Through Baptism

June 05, 2018 / Jennifer Burkes

Following several weeks of Prophecy Unsealed seminars, the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church in welcomed seven new members on March 24, 2018. Through baptism, these seven became part of the body of Christ. Each addition is a blessing and adds to the fullness of this body.

Ed Della Paolera was rebaptized because of a new and improved walk with Jesus. Charlsie Trotter, following a “Seventh-day Adventist diet,” lost 120 pounds.

Las Clínicas Para el Alma llegan a Payette, Idaho

May 17, 2018

“Dígale al pastor que no se detenga de hacer lo que está haciendo para ayudarnos a sanar nuestras heridas emocionales con las enseñanzas de Jesucristo.” Éstas palabras salieron de los labios de una madre soltera para su amiga. Una de las noches ella pidió hablar con el pastor; él y su esposa la escucharon y la orientaron para superar una crisis depresiva que la atormentaba. Gracias al amor de la congregación ella quedó asistiendo a la iglesia. Ahora su amiga Luisa Alva no la trae, ella llega por su cuenta. Ya es de casa.

Pocatello Church Members Learn to Connect With Native Americans

May 15, 2018 / Eve Rusk

A small group of church members gathered at the Pocatello (Idaho) Church on Friday evening, Feb. 2, 2018, to participate in a cross-cultural training seminar, led by Monte Church, retired North Pacific Union Conference Native ministries director. The Pocatello Church is near the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, home to the Shoshone-Bannock tribe. Pocatello Church members have for some time had an interest in reaching out to the Native Americans living on the reservation.

Why Milo?

May 14, 2018 / Kathy Hernandez

Kaitlin Walters, a Milo Academy freshman, writes:

Before I came to Milo, I was depressed and I really just felt unfulfilled. My grades were bad, and my spiritual life was nonexistent. I felt useless, and it seemed I didn't have a purpose in this world. 

Since coming to Milo, I feel much more full of life, and I have grown physically, mentally, academically and spiritually. I am no longer depressed, and I am learning new things every day and how to deal with my feelings, time and grades more effectively. 

Local Heroes Inspire Health, Wholeness and Hope

May 11, 2018 / C.J. Anderson

Each year the Adventist Health Foundation recognizes people in the Portland, Ore., community who give of themselves to meet the needs of others and names them Heroes of the Heart.

Proceeds from this year’s foundation gala benefited the lifesaving services at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular. The generous gifts shared by attendees and the Adventist Health Foundation’s key partners will have an immediate and lasting impact on friends, family and loved ones in the local community.