Livingstone Adventist Academy Breaks Ground

June 01, 2003 / Ken Magee

From left: Jerry Magee, school board chair; Gil Plubell, the Oregon Conference education superintendent’s special assistant; Don Livesay, Oregon Conference president; Barbara Livesay, Livingstone Adventist Academy (LAA) principal; Rod Lucas, school board vice chair, Kerry Lucas, home and school leader, Virgil Lucas, building committee member, and Dan Neiderman, a staunch supporter of the school, broke ground on a new high school complex March 20, 2003.

Cedar Creek Holds Cooking School

June 01, 2003 / Miriam Kelly

Cedar Creek (Wash.) Church held a cooking school as a community outreach before this spring’s evangelistic meetings. “I am delighted to get these recipes that my family can enjoy,” said new member Marilee Miller.

Christine Fleming coordinated the program and, with Dianne Marshall and Marsha Casassa, demonstrated and prepared the vegetarian recipes. Kay Johnson and Sandra Swanberg presented lectures on healthful living.

Already the husbands of two of last year’s participants have been baptized.

Milo Mission to Belize

June 01, 2003 / Tobi Foster

Thirty-nine people, mostly Milo Adventist Academy students and staff, spent their spring break in Ranchito, Belize, building onto a church and presenting two Vacation Bible Schools each day during an uncharacteristic heatwave.

Spanish Group Experiences Growth

June 01, 2003 / Diana Harrold

Tualatin pastor Perry Melnychenko baptized five members into the Canby (Ore.) Church Spanish group on March 8, 2003. “We found the right church,” said new members Ema Morales, father and daughter Siliberto and Laura Valentin, and spouses Jesus and Fanny Valdez.

These baptisms followed a series of evangelistic meetings held by Rafael Ordonio three evenings a week in February at the church. Six more people are waiting to be baptized.

Albany Women’s Ministries Hosts Victorian Tea

June 01, 2003 / Joy Miller

Formally-dressed waiters escorted 100 ladies to tables cast in the soft glow of many candles for the Albany (Ore.) Church’s fifth annual Victorian Tea. Each of the thirteen hostesses from women’s ministries invited up to nine ladies to the tea, which was held in the church fellowship hall. Several ladies of other denominations attended and became better acquainted with the ladies of the Adventist church.

Kenya Mission Trip

June 01, 2003 / Kim Eastman

Mark Witas, Wenatchee youth pastor, led a team of 39 youth and adults on a mission trip to the Trans-Mara region of Kenya from March 18 through April 1. The group completed a brick-and-mortar church in six days and delivered school supplies, soccer balls and jump ropes to the local children in that area.