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Education Joins Sunset Lake Camp for Outdoor School

November 15, 2017 / Katie Henderson

Washington Conference Office of Education joined with Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash., to provide students with a different learning environment early October.

“[Outdoor School] is great for the kids and gets them out of the classroom,” says Leanna Decker, Poulsbo (Wash.) Adventist School teacher. “I wish we could do all education outdoors. Kids love it.”

Fun and educational activities helped students grow in different aspects of their lives, whether it was being patient about catching a fish or learning to work together during team-building activities.

Kettle Falls Develops Video Evangelism

November 14, 2017 / Nancy Dunnewin

"I don't do door to door cold turkey. There has to be other ways to reach people," Mick Dunnewin of Kettle Falls, Wash., stated. "But what can I do?"

Realizing you can reach the world today through media and technology and in an effort to find other ways to witness using his skills and passion for doing videos, Dunnewin gathered a small team together, including Ken LeBrun and Shahbaz Bakhshnia, to make short evangelistic videos. Their first production is called "Into the Looking Glass." Their video "Easy Street?" is nearing completion

Juneau Pathfinders Experience Camporee Blessings

November 14, 2017 / Danny Kim

We almost missed out. We almost lost the chance for three young Pathfinders to publicly choose to follow Jesus, but, by God’s grace, we experienced His blessings.

As the only Pathfinder club from Alaska at the 2017 North Pacific Union Conference Pathfinder Camporee in Twin Falls, Idaho, our Juneau Black Bears were thrilled to represent the Alaska Conference. They received special greetings and attention from other Pathfinders around the Pacific Northwest, but they also recognized how many fellow brothers and sisters they had in other states.

Golf Course to Seminary and Back to School

November 13, 2017 / Larry Hiday

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., has been blessed to have fantastic principals over its 104-year history, and the last three years have been no different with Jeff Jackson and his story of God’s using CAA to shape him for God’s use. When he decided to go back to his first love of teaching, CAA was once again faced with finding a disciple of God to lead His “chosen” school.

God lead in the search process and Gene Heinrich, former pastor at the Rockwood Church in Oregon, with another story of God’s leading, has agreed to step into school administration.

95 Theses for Adventists

November 13, 2017 / Martin Weber

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses helped spark revival and reformation across Europe. We’ve seen a number of 21st-century counterpart declarations. Here’s a sampling of my own list:

Displaying God's True Colors

November 13, 2017 / John Freedman

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. All the vibrant colors of the changing leaves declare the glory of our mighty Creator God. The leaves do not change because the trees are dying. The unique tilt of our spinning planet this time of year brings our northern hemisphere less of the sun’s energy, unleashing a chemical process that changes these colors. And that change brings great beauty.

New Items from the Executive Committee

November 09, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee has formally voted to invite Byron Dulan to become the NPUC vice president for regional affairs, pending his response. He currently serves as the outreach director for the Washington Conference. If Dulan accepts the new role, he will fill an updated NPUC job description which also adds the responsibilities of directing human relations, community services, prison ministry, and disaster preparedness and response. A more in depth article will follow in the event of Dulan’s acceptance.