Spanish Churches Hold Great Weekend for Greater Future

October 02, 2017 / Daniel Rodriguez

On the weekend of Aug. 18–19, 2017, the youth of the Idaho Conference Spanish churches participated in an event just for them: Youth Impact: Called to Be the Sermon.

This time the event was divided in two parts: one for the Treasure Valley Spanish District and one for the Southeastern Idaho Spanish District. 

PSAA Teacher Builds International Community

October 01, 2017 / Katie Henderson

Howard Munson could have kicked back and had a relaxed vacation to Indonesia. But he didn't.

The history teacher from Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) in Kirkland, Wash., along with his wife, Jeneil Legoh-Munson, went on a summer vacation tour of Adventist schools in Sulawesi, one of four islands in Indonesia.

Adopting a small school in Indonesia and supporting students to attend is a passion and a mission for Munson. He wants schools and school groups to get involved with supporting an international school or student.

Tabernacle Deaf Group Hosts Visitors

October 01, 2017 / Esther Doss

July 8, 2017, was a special Sabbath for the deaf group meeting at the Tabernacle Church in Portland, Ore. Several deaf visitors were in the area as they were on their way to the annual Western Deaf Camp Meeting held at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., which began the next day.

Cancellation Creates Nepalese VBS in the Park

September 30, 2017 / Jennifer Wintermeyer

What would you do with an unexpected gift of time? This summer His Travelers Vacation Bible School taskforce workers had that gift given to them. Here is what they did with it. 

In the midst of their busy summer schedule one church canceled their VBS plans — “leaving in its wake a week’s ‘gift of time,’” explains Patty Marsh, Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) children’s ministries director.

Sunset Lake Camp Hosts Arts Festival

September 30, 2017 / Katie Henderson

Birds chirping, kids laughing and music humming in the background provided a soundtrack to the final week at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash., which featured aquatics, advanced horsemanship and the Festival of the Arts program.

The Festival of the Arts is designed to encourage the musical, artistic and spiritual involvement of children. The program offers many creative outlets, from photography and drama to instrumental, vocal, bell choir, strings and music production.

Bozeman Hosts Messiah's Mansion

September 29, 2017 / Melissa Stuber

How much of your imagination do you use when reading through the Bible? Are you able to picture what it was like to cross the Red Sea on dry ground? What kind of imagery comes to mind when you hear the story of Jericho?

As we read through the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, we have many descriptions of events that took place long ago and some yet to come. For those of us who learn best by visual means, having a life-size model can help bring history to life and give us a glance into a culture we have only read about.

Molalla Holds Cactusville VBS

September 29, 2017 / Helen Shreve

About 25 children attended the evening Vacation Bible School program in June 2017 put on by Cindy Hepler and her team from the Molalla Church in Oregon.

They started each evening at the mine entrance with singing then went to sit on log rounds at the campfire for Bible storees. Cactusville Café was busy serving healthy snacks. At Wildhorse Canyon kids roped a steer, panned for gold, and had wagon and gunny sack races. The children learned to pray and connect with God and answer questions with a nod or shake.

Shine 104.9 Hosts New Outreach

September 28, 2017 / Kathy Marson

Shine 104.9 FM radio hosted its first ever ShineFest in Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane, Wash., Aug. 20, 2017. About 4,500 listeners showed up for an afternoon and evening of testimonies and music from local bands as well as recording artists Matthew West, MercyMe, Matt Maher and Jordan Feliz.