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The Cheney Church Is on the Move

March 01, 2003 / Eileen Mallinson

The members of the Cheney Church accepted an offer to sell their church building in November. They transformed the former multipurpose room at the Four Winds Christian Elementary School in Four Lakes into a beautiful sanctuary and moved in.

In spite of the move, evangelism did not take a back seat. In late December the Cheney Church held a baptizm at the Spokane East Central church for Eva Cravens, and Melissa and Emily Falconer. The Cheney Church is on the move for the LORD! •

AnchorPointe Gives a Gift to the Community

March 01, 2003 / Caryn Pierce

Anyone who lives in the Puget Sound area will know that “vacant retail space” has been a prominent feature of the economic recession. After searching in vain for a mall or department store that would allow church members to provide free gift-wrapping as an outreach to the community, AnchorPointe decided to lease an empty storefront across the street from the office space where they worship. Then, what was originally intended to be a weekend “Kindness Event” Dec. 14 and 15, turned into a 10-day run of the most meaningful outreach some had ever participated in.

Monroe Church Sends Missionaries to the World

March 01, 2003 / Debbie Beierle

Monroe, Wash., members gathered for an emotional farewell vespers for two families leaving for mission work in foreign countries.

The Bartel family, John and Sue with children, Steven and Sarah, accepted the challenge of self-supporting mission work in Granada to establish an Adventist television station there.

Seeds for the Harvest

March 01, 2003 / Ivan Cowles

The little church in Forks, Washington, was blessed last fall by hosting a Laurelwood Academy pilot program called “Seeds for the Harvest.” Altogether 27 juniors and seniors and seven staff spent 12 days doing many outreach and community service projects. They ate breakfast and did school work each morning at the church. Then in the afternoon and evening they worked in the community planting seed for Jesus.

Real Issues REAL GOD

March 01, 2003 / Becky Rode

Rally the Troops! Wait, don’t you mean rally the youth? If you had happened upon the Auburn Adventist Academy gymnasium on Jan. 10 and 11, you would have been faced with hundreds of teens hanging out and praising God at the Washington Conference Youth Rally.

Grandma’s House

March 01, 2003 / Harley Miller

“Grandma’s House” is the home missionary outreach project of Stu and Joyce Neal, members of the Chehalis Church. It witnesses and offers practical instruction to mostly unchurched children ages 5 through 10 years of age. The Neal’s ultimate goal is to facilitate the establishment of a lifelong saving relationship between the children and Jesus Christ while developing a “bridge of love” between the community and the arms of Christ. They also help the children develop living skills which might not otherwise be available to them.

Winter Quarter Begins With Week of Prayer

March 01, 2003 / Bradley Nelson

Walla Walla College students, faculty, and staff returning from the Christmas holiday season, were given extra reminders of the importance of prayer during the second week of classes. Week of Prayer, organized by the Associated Students of Walla Walla College (ASWWC), featured a dozen students speaking their hearts during daily chapel services, Friday night vespers, and Sabbath church service.

The Week of Prayer meetings were well attended and were supplemented by daily calls for prayer throughout the day.