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South District Values Adventurers

December 17, 2017 / Anita Lebold

What would you think if you saw a large group of children and parents flying kites, riding bikes and having a great time in the park on a beautiful fall day? If you guessed “it must be Adventurer Awards Day,” you are correct.

God provided a beautiful day with sunshine, no rain and very little wind for the Upper Columbia Conference South District Adventurers Awards Day on Oct. 22, 2017. Staff, club members and parents came together in Richland, Wash., for the event, hosted by the Richland Orcas.

College Place Village Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary

December 17, 2017 / Donna Casebolt

College Place (Wash.) Village Church members and friends spent Oct. 13 and 14, 2017, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the church's founding. On the church podium furnishings of the era reproduced as authentically as possible the Ragsdale parlor of 1892, where the first members met.

Pastoral staff in traditional dress led the worship hour with a congregation considerably larger than the 36-member group established by R.S. Donnell in early summer of 1892.

PAA Scholarship Auction Raises $103,000

December 16, 2017 / Liesl Vistaunet

A remarkable $103,000 in donations made for a record-breaking night at the Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship (PAASS) Auction. The support reflects a faith and love for Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) as it serves students a Christ-centered and character-driven education in Portland, Ore.

“It was absolutely amazing,” says Jason Bibb, acting PAA principal. “God brought our faithful supporters together to help students through PAASS. He is so good, and He has blessed PAA immensely.”

Washington Churches Celebrate Spirit of Joy and Giving

December 16, 2017 / Katie Henderson

Thanksgiving Blessings

On a Sabbath morning at New Life Adventist Ministry in Fife, Wash., members were talking about how they were going to collect food items, pack them into boxes and determine what families would appreciate the holiday gift.

During the discussion, it came to the members' attention that the church they rent from had been collecting food items — canned food, bread, stuffing and so on — and had too much to use for their ministry.

Un Cuidado Especial de Dios Para Sus Hijos en Alaska

December 15, 2017

Como ustedes se habrán dado cuenta en ediciones pasadas, les estuvimos compartiendo las ricas bendiciones que hemos estado teniendo aquí en Alaska, mediante las campañas evangelistas que se realizaron en Marzo 2016 con el Pastor Luis Mota donde 12 almas se bautizaron, seguidas por las 15 bautismos por la visita del Pr. Inmer Zorilla; y este año 4 bautismos por el Pastor Don West. ¡Es por eso que nos encontramos alabando el nombre de Dios por las obras de su Espíritu aquí en Alaska!

Prison Ministry Volunteers Witness Miracle

December 14, 2017 / Don Blue

Thursday evening began like any other for the Adventist prison ministry volunteers at Walla Walla State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Wash. We quickly began our regular routine. I opened the two lockers assigned to us, then we set up tables, chairs, piano and hymnals. Finally, we gathered together for a time of prayer asking for God's presence and leading during our meeting.

AMEN Tacoma Meets Community Medical Needs

December 14, 2017 / Heidi Baumgartner

Melody was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in July. She had had cancer previously, it had gone into remission, and then it came back. She started a treatment plan first with radiation and then with plans for chemotherapy.

She went to visit her oncologist, who ended up not being willing to sign off on Melody’s chemo treatment because she had an infected tooth. She told her medical provider she didn’t have dental insurance and couldn’t afford treatment out of pocket.