Members of the Albany, Ore., Bears Pathfinder youth club report finding great joy and spiritual fulfillment during their long, scenic experience at Glacier National Park, during the North Pacific Union Conference Pathfinder Camporee.
“It was an experience our kids and the adults won’t soon forget,” reports Tammy Hendricks. “We left on a Wednesday evening, drove all night, and arrived at 12:30 p.m. the next day.”
The weekend of Nov. 15-17, 2002, at Milo Adventist Academy was filled with activities involving the family. The activities started Friday evening with a musical vespers, presented by Daniel Cobbs and the group “Eleventh Hour.”
Daniel gave his personal testimony and shared with the students, parents, and staff how important it is to take the right road in life. Immediately after the service, everyone was invited to gather in the student center for refreshments and a time of sharing.
The study of world cultures has led to an arrangement whereby Emerald Christian Academy (ECA) students can help out at Pearl Buck Center, a local support facility for families and children with developmental disabilities.
Emily Smith is shown as she helps a child develop motor skills.
Playing with the children, assisting them in learning skills, and guiding them into healthy social interactions, students visit the center each week for morning sessions.
Angels certainly were working on the hearts of those who attended a recent All Nation’s Angel Seminar, in Wapato, Wash.
More than 120 visitors came, not only to hear the nightly messages, but to see the inside of the newly completed Adventist Center.
The encouraging comment, “We feel comfortable and accepted here,” was often heard by those who have built the facility for the Yakama Native people.
In one of their first outreach events conducted for the Sandpoint, Idaho, community since arriving recently as Adventist pastoral family, Matt Lombard and his wife, Judy, joined forces with local member Nancy Ward to lead a well-attended 9/11 commemorative Prayer Service.
Held at the Sandpoint Middle School, the event attracted 600 attendees, including members of other area churches, vocalists, bagpipers, and the Air Force Band of the Rockies.
“The phone rang this morning and woke us up,” said Keeta and Amanda. It was Pastor Roger Cain reminding them to come to New Member Day.
Twins, Keeta and Amanda arrived early with their noticeably pleased grandmother. They had been baptized the day before at the Spokane Linwood Worship Center.
Randy and Lorie
Walla Walla Valley Academy recently announced election of senior class officers. Shown in back, from left, are Scotty Ray, spiritual vice president; Clark Bassham, sports coordinator, and Crystal Englehart, secretary. In front are Joseph Ringering, executive vice president; Jonathan Thomas, president; Crystal Rose, historian; Raina Chang, social vice president; and Donovan West, sergeant-at-arms.
Jon Dybdahl, Walla Walla College president, challenged Upper Columbia Conference Family Fellowship Festival attendees to “love one another as Christ loved.”
Dybdahl keynoted the annual conference-wide convocation, held at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash., Nov. 8 and 9, 2002.
“If we are in Jesus Christ’s family, then every person in the world is our brother or sister. But we can’t truly love others without experiencing God’s love—a relationship with Him,” said Dybdahl.