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BVAS Students Dream Big

September 28, 2017 / Melanie Lawson

The upper grade students of Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) had the opportunity to dream big when the Dream House project was presented to their class.

The Dream House project is something teacher Simon Chung has incorporated into his curriculum and implements in every classroom.    

The Dream House project is oriented toward STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and incorporates several subjects, including math for calculating area, technology for research, writing skills for creating fliers, and engineering and art for integrating design features.

Water for Life Reaches Milestone

September 27, 2017

Water for Life (WFL) International is happy to announce the completion of 100 wells serving people in remote villages of northwest Guatemala. This milestone was passed at the end of the drilling season in April 2017. This means nearly 30,000 people are drinking water every day as a result of the efforts of this charity based in Spokane, Wash.

Listen

September 26, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” — David Augsburger, Caring Enough to Hear and Be Heard

Jim and Jackie are a work in progress. One of the “love languages” dear to Jackie's heart is a partnership with active listening. When she feels heard, she feels loved. It took years for Jim to catch on. But he's figured out she is happiest when she can share her frustrations openly. And he is happiest when she is happy.

Albany Church Youth Share Musical Talents

September 26, 2017 / Wayne Clark

The Albany Church in Oregon is so greatly blessed with a youth group that calls themselves the Bake Four. "Bake" stands for Benjamin, Ashleigh, Kylie and Ethan.

On a typical Sabbath morning we will find this group leading out in song service. On other Sabbath mornings it is a delight for folks to listen as this quartet favor us as they harmonize their voices in special music. On many occasions they can be found performing for neighboring churches. These four are well on their way as ambassadors for Christ.

Along Came a Spider, Part 1

September 26, 2017 / Seth Pierce

Shortly after Angela, Madeline and I moved to Omaha, we experienced a season of horror in our new house. The otherwise pleasant parsonage housing our new little pastoral family took a turn for the worse one morning when I came down the basement stairs. A wolf spider the size of my hand sat there in the middle of the floor, staring at me with its multiple shiny orbs, waiting for me to make the first move.

“Honey!”

“Yes?”

“Take the baby outside.”

"Why?”

“I need to burn the house down.”

Is the Church Going Through?

September 26, 2017 / Martin Weber

"No matter what, the Seventh‑day Adventist Church is going straight through to the kingdom," a veteran leader declared. "Even if the General Conference president and I are the only ones left in the church, I'm staying with the ship."

Amen? First let us pause and consider: What is God’s "ship" of salvation? Is it having our names recorded on the books of the Adventist Church? Or is it the gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of Bible truth for these last days?

A Church Bully Transformed

September 26, 2017 / Martin Weber

America is at war — not just with ISIS but with itself. Civility vaporized during last year’s presidential campaign, and since then our nation has become even nastier. Campuses are convulsed with hate disguised as tolerance. Politics is polarizing friends and even families. What an opportunity for the church to shine the light of Jesus throughout this dark world.