Schwinghammer Accepts Oregon Conference VP Invitation

May 03, 2018 / Jonathan Russell

David Schwinghammer accepted an invitation Thursday, April 26, 2018, to become the next vice president for administration for the Oregon Conference. His invitation came after a joint meeting of the conference nominating and executive committees. He will replace Dave Allen, who retires July 1, 2018.   

Buena Vista Grows 'Bee' Scholars

May 03, 2018 / Katie Henderson

Buena Vista Seventh-day Adventist School in Auburn, Wash., has participated in regional education competitions for spelling and geography bees for nearly 20 years and is now adding participation in a history bee.

This year, the school is excited to be sending two students to the King-Snohomish Counties Regional Spelling Bee and National Geographic State Geography Bee and also will be sending its first student to the National History Bee.

Roseburg Junior Academy Students See God Through Each Other

May 03, 2018 / Andrea Jackson

Roseburg (Ore.) Junior Academy began its student week of prayer on March 19, 2018, with second-grader Grace Jackson posing the question to her school, “How do you see God?”

Students then gathered and shared how they see God by creating an artistic mural. This mural was then hung in the hallway at the school so students and staff could keep adding to it as the week progressed. Pictures included family, friends, science, art, pets, music, the Bible and many more things important to the kids and their teachers.

Fil-Am Member Fulfills Mission Dream

May 02, 2018 / Eddie General

Bernadette Polinar has been a baptized member of Greater Seattle (Wash.) Filipino-American (Fil-Am) Church for nearly four years. Since hearing about the mission trips Fil-Am would take every couple of years, she had been dreaming of bringing a mission group to her hometown of Batuan, Bohol, Philippines.

Polinar’s passion for Jesus and sharing God’s love and truth with her extended family convinced her to ask Grace Gamponia, medical mission team coordinator, if the Fil-Am Church would be interested in going to Batuan.

Kirkland Students 'Stop That Drip'

May 02, 2018 / Anika Zebron

Nine students in grades five, six and eight from Kirkland (Wash.) Seventh-day Adventist School (KSDA) placed first in the annual regional robotics competition for First Lego League in February.

After much practice and preparation with their sponsors Dawn Campanello, Verna DeLuna, Corl DeLuna and Steve Mantle, the team made their way to Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place, Wash., to showcase their technical skills, innovation and teamwork.

Volunteer Park Entrepreneur Shares Passion for Missions

May 02, 2018 / Katie Henderson

Eunice Reyes, a local entrepreneur and member of Volunteer Park Church in Seattle, Wash., knew from an early age that she wanted to one day be a part of the fashion industry. In June 2017, Reyes and her cousin, Melissa Reyes, co-founded Le Foodie/The Food Tee, a fashion T-shirt line that allowed the two cousins to share their love of food and fashion.

“I found myself searching for more when I stumbled upon a touching story about a Lebanese woman who designed handbags to provide underprivileged women with work,” says Eunice Reyes.