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Milo Hosts 'CROSS Training'

March 21, 2017 / Kathy Hernandez

In February Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., hosted “CROSS Training,” a high school worship conference focused on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in an age of uncertainty. Students came from Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, McMinnville and Salem to join Milo students for the weekend.

Sitka Students Virtually Bike the World

March 20, 2017 / Kallie McCutcheon

“Go faster to finish in 20 minutes!” exclaims Ryan McCutcheon, principal and head teacher at Alaska's Sitka Adventist School, exuberantly, as students pedal briskly to reach their goal. Their goal is located across town in Mexico City, a place they might never travel in their lives, and it is simple: bike 2 miles within 20 minutes.

Rogers Increases Spanish Learning

March 20, 2017 / Holley Bryant

“Adentro afuera arriba abajo siempre estoy feliz.”

These Spanish lyrics to a classic Adventist children’s song float down the hallways at school and even into the homes of Rogers Adventist School (RAS) students in College Place, Wash., and the surrounding area.

This is the fourth year RAS has invited Spanish teachers to share their language and culture with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Teachers have come from Ecuador, Spain and Costa Rica.

Whipple Creek Church Holds Family-Friendly 10 Days of Prayer

March 19, 2017 / Heidi Nelson

We were excited about participating in the General Conference 10 Days of Prayer initiative during the middle of January, but we wanted to make it accessible to our families with children. The theme this year was praying through the sanctuary.

We started each evening with 10–15 minutes of hymns and choruses that prepared us for that night’s message. Then we asked our Sabbath School teachers to prepare a 15-minute children’s story that would help children understand the beautiful meaning symbolized in God’s sanctuary.

Nampa Women's Brunch Focuses on Gift of Giving

March 19, 2017 / Beth Peterson

With Christmas carols in the background and happy voices in the foreground, our Nampa Women’s Christmas Brunch in Star, Idaho, was happening! Earlier, before the festivities began, the women’s ministries team had arrived and transformed the Heron River Clubhouse into a festive event hall.

With a theme of “Gift of Giving,” attendees entered, placing their gifts of personal care items by the door. These gifts were designated for the Nampa Women’s and Children’s Shelter. Women’s ministries has a desire to minister to others, thus our gift to the shelter.

The Touch of God

March 18, 2017 / Dick Duerksen

I was looking for elk hide, enough to make a new set of buckskins for the Fort Bridger Mountain Man rendezvous. A banker friend, who looked like a 1920 fur trapper, recommended I “wander up to St. Maries, Idaho, and see my friend Lars Eidnes. He’s got more leathers than the Hudson Bay Company.”

That’s why I was standing in a fur trader’s warehouse among stacks of every kind of animal skin available in North America.

Thesaurus

March 18, 2017 / Seth Pierce

A couple years ago a man named Tom ruined the game show Jeopardy for everyone in the world. The question, or answer as it happens to be in the game of Jeopardy, posed to the contestants read as follows: In common law, the age of this, signaling adulthood, is presumed to be 14 in boys and 12 in girls. “What is puberty?” would have secured a correct answer and $400.

CAA Friends, Alumni Share Trade Secrets

March 17, 2017 / Stacy Knight

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., is blessed to be a part of a diverse and supportive community and, in turn, sends graduates to become part of that community in many different ways, sharing their talents to bless others. CAA welcomed back more than a dozen of those graduates in February, along with many other supporters of the school, to share with the current students the paths that led them to their careers and the amazing things they do on a daily basis.