We are excited to welcome Brandon O’Neal as our new principal at Portland Adventist Elementary School (PAES). He is joining our school family for the 2017–2018 school year all the way from Texas. Here is what he shared with us recently:
When board member John Keighley mentioned holding a blood drive for Summit Northwest Ministries Church in Post Falls, Idaho, Ron Hessel, senior pastor, challenged him to make it happen.
Keighley took the ball and ran with it, holding the first blood drive about three years ago during the Christmas season. The response was so great they did it again at Easter and again the following Christmas.
Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) students from Portland, Ore., were honored to join Andrews University (AU), located in Berrien Springs, Mich., for evangelistic outreach to Cuba to help continue the growth of the Adventist Church, despite five decades of government restriction on religion.
On April 18–20, Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN) held its first free Impact Your Health clinic in Boise, Idaho.
The health event, held at Expo Idaho, provided 1,300 patients with dental, medical, vision and other valuable services during the three-day event.
Hundreds of community members lined the sidewalk, awaiting to enter the building to receive medical services. On the first day of the event, more than 560 registered patients were seen, without turning a single person away. Each patient seen had a different story of how the clinic impacted their life.
Slack season in a ski resort town. Monday night after Easter weekend. Not a good time to schedule a new event, especially one that has to do with a World War II Christian martyr.
En la década de los 80, Dios decidió que era necesario establecer una iglesia adventista del séptimo día en la ciudad de Granger, Wash. El Pastor José Arias fue elegido para dirigir esta linda obra junto a pocas familias que habían aceptado el llamado de Dios para proclamar su mensaje y amor eterno. El grupo recién formado de Granger comenzó rentando un edificio a una iglesia de hermanos pentecostales en el cual tenían los servicios de sábado y miércoles. Después la conferencia vio la necesidad de enviar un ministro para que liderara el grupo y entonces llegó el Pastor Collins.
Camp is one of the best evangelistic tools the church has for reaching young people with the message of Jesus. Camp is a place where we combine our faith, fun and friendships in such a way that children are willing and able to hear the voice of God for themselves. Teaching Jesus through classes, activities and everyday interactions is how we best reach young people through the camping experience.
Twelve-year-old Monica was devastated by the news that her parents were splitting up. She was normally a happy, energetic young lady, but this news destroyed her world.
Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, Idaho, held a fantastic science fair on March 16. Every student in the school worked on a project. They used the scientific method to answer their burning questions. School families as well as many church family members came to see the kids' displays and ask the students questions about their projects.
Students from Olympia (Wash.) Christian School (OCS) and other school partners in the community had a special two-week task in March and April. Olympia area students in kindergarten through grade 12 needed to visit a minimum of five local businesses associated with the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce.
During these visits, students were supposed to ask the business how they use math every day and then answer a math question relevant to their grade level.