What Is Prayer? YACS Student Writes Winning Essay

August 01, 2003 / Susan Bailey

The National Day of Prayer was celebrated May 1 around the nation as well as in Yakima, Wash. Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) students, along with public and private students in the Yakima Valley, were invited to participate by each writing an essay, “What Prayer Means to Me.” This year the overall winner was Saul Dominguez, a sixth grader at YACS and member of the Wapato Spanish Company. Saul was invited to participate in the celebration by reading his essay at the Yakima National Day of Prayer gathering at Sarg Hubbard Park.

Hispanic Congregation Granted Church Status

August 01, 2003 / Verona Schnibbe

Sabbath was a day of rejoicing when the Hispanic congregation of the Brewster (Wash.) Church was granted full church status on April 26 and 64 baptized adults and youth signed the book as charter members.

There to celebrate with recollections was the first pastor, Jeremias Miguel, with wife Sofia. The exciting day included a sermon by Max Torkelsen II, Upper Columbia Conference president, and dedicatory prayers by various conference and local officers and leaders.

Russian Adventist Church in Spokane

August 01, 2003

Our society is rich in extraordinary individuals, whose energy and outstanding gifts awaken the hearts of people. One of those people is the pastor of the Russian Church in Spokane, Wash., Vladimir Titkov.

Two years ago, he came to Spokane at the invitation of the Upper Columbia Conference to establish a Russian church. He was one of the best pastors of Russia, a man of deep biblical knowledge and a very intelligent, educated and talented teacher.

Grand Opening for College Place ABC

August 01, 2003 / Doug Johnson

For many years conference leaders and constituents have realized the inadequacies of the Adventist Book Center (ABC) building in College Place, Wash. All of this changed on April 27, 2003, with the dedication and grand opening of a new ABC building located across the street from the old store.

Baptism at Otis Orchards

August 01, 2003

Family and friends added their support to the five baptismal candidates who joined the Otis Orchards Church on May 17.

Each of the four girls were assisted in their baptism by a personal friend who helped lead them to Jesus: (from left) Brenna Strine by her mother Linda; Katy Lidell by Louanna Henderson, head deaconess; Fawn Schutt by Laura Huggins, youth leader; Kayla Lidell by best friend Fawn Schutt. Mary (Mickey) Brostrom was also baptized by Willard Santee, Post Falls and Otis Orchards district pastor.

Camp Meeting Focuses on Spiritual Growth

August 01, 2003 / Doug Johnson

The theme for the recent Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) Camp Meeting in College Place highlighted the miracle of spiritual growth. Both keynote speakers emphasized that spiritual improvement comes only as a result of a daily relationship with God.