Members of the Beit Shalom Balevav Jewish-Adventist Congregation expressed amazement as they met on Jan. 14. Plans laid months earlier seemed providential as record-breaking cold weather descended on Vancouver, Wash.
Road conditions and 12 inches of snow had forced cancellation of services for the weekend; however, those with four-wheel and all-wheel drive still made their way down to the homeless camp along 12th and King streets in downtown Vancouver.
Alumni, former students, staff and faculty will converge on the campus of Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) in Caldwell, Idaho, March 31–April 2, 2017, to celebrate homecoming. Make your plans to be there.
Choon and Bung Lee bowed and greeted guests at the front door of Seattle (Wash.) Central Korean Church. They made sure each guest received a friendly smile, handshake and a copy of the printed program.
But the Lees weren’t just church greeters; they were the guests of honor. This gathering was their pastoral retirement celebration.
The Sabbath afternoon program started promptly and featured a Korean worship service praising God with thanksgiving. The focus on God’s providence is purposeful.
It was an exciting Sabbath at Post Falls (Idaho) Church on Jan. 21, with a baby dedication and a member joining by profession of faith during the morning service.
Baby Patrick Scott was smiling as Moises Ramirez, Post Falls Church pastor, dedicated him to God, with his parents, Cody and Felicia Scott; his grandmother, Ari Buntain; and his great-grandmother, Barbara Utecht, proudly standing by.
Twelve years ago Albany (Ore.) Church members Curtis and Joy Miller founded a local mission outreach program, which they named Compassion in Action (CIA), providing necessities for the less fortunate citizens of the Albany community. Diapers, formula, receiving blankets and clothing have been provided for babies, especially those with single mothers.
This program flourished and over the years has provided a service for hundreds of the needy in the Albany area.
Valley View Adventist Christian School (Glendive, Mont.) students and teachers spent two half-days on a dinosaur dig last fall at nearby Baisch Ranch. They were instructed to "look low and slow as you go." Soon after beginning their search, a bone was discovered. It took hours to slowly remove it from the ground. The students were excited to be allowed to keep it. Though the bone was probably from an Edmontasaurus, the students immediately named it "Christiansaurus." They are working at school to preserve the bone so it can be displayed for years to come.
There are many ways we can reach out to make a difference in the lives of others. During December, Anchorage Community Seventh-day Adventist Church women’s ministries seized the opportunity to be involved in their local community by becoming the eyes, heart and feet of Jesus outside the walls of their church.
The Cambridge Museum in Idaho has been researching and recording history of Advent Gulch and will be releasing a book about those homesteaders, their church and school, plus items of interest.