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WWVA Students Mentor Through Friends Program

June 05, 2018 / Elaine Blake Hinshaw

“The friends program is awesome,” says Nate Treadway, a senior at Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place, Wash. “I get to spend time with my buddy, and he always looks forward to it. It’s made me a kinder person to all my fellow classmates and friends.” 

Treadway is not alone. Many of our upper-division students are currently volunteering in the Friends ABC Program in the Walla Walla Valley of southeast Washington.

Western Washington Students Learn Life Skills

June 05, 2018 / Katie Henderson

“I don’t have that kind of money — I just spent $2!” one fifth-grade student proclaimed as he tried to balance a budget at City Hall. But this wasn’t just any City Hall.

As you walk into Auburn Junior Achievement (JA) BizTown in Auburn, Wash., you will find yourself transported to a small town clustered together in a courtyard with a City Hall and branded businesses. This small town built by Junior Achievement is a way for students to learn about the American enterprise system.

Beloved CAA Icon Rests

June 05, 2018 / Larry Hiday

A beloved teacher passed away Feb. 27, 2018, after a second bout with cancer. During the 30-plus years Reavis Belin taught at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., he became the icon of all the good teachers at the school.

Belin first came to CAA from College View Academy in Lincoln, Neb., in 1979 as the industrial education teacher. One of the things he did to hook students’ interest was build sand rails. Belin loved to use his homemade buggies to get kids interested in many things, and trips to the dunes were just one of them.

Ronan Opens New Glacier View Church

June 05, 2018 / Billee Collins

Having outgrown our former church and with much planning, hard work and fundraising, we were excited to welcome about 160 members and guests to the grand opening of the new Glacier View Church in Ronan, Mont., on March 24, 2018. This beautiful facility, which is an extension of the Glacier View School, will now allow us to better serve our community.

Phillip Newhart, Glacier View Church pastor, gave a brief history of the Ronan Church, which was dedicated in 1967 and has served Lake County for 50 years.

Seven Join Grants Pass Through Baptism

June 05, 2018 / Jennifer Burkes

Following several weeks of Prophecy Unsealed seminars, the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church in welcomed seven new members on March 24, 2018. Through baptism, these seven became part of the body of Christ. Each addition is a blessing and adds to the fullness of this body.

Ed Della Paolera was rebaptized because of a new and improved walk with Jesus. Charlsie Trotter, following a “Seventh-day Adventist diet,” lost 120 pounds.

Las Clínicas Para el Alma llegan a Payette, Idaho

May 17, 2018

“Dígale al pastor que no se detenga de hacer lo que está haciendo para ayudarnos a sanar nuestras heridas emocionales con las enseñanzas de Jesucristo.” Éstas palabras salieron de los labios de una madre soltera para su amiga. Una de las noches ella pidió hablar con el pastor; él y su esposa la escucharon y la orientaron para superar una crisis depresiva que la atormentaba. Gracias al amor de la congregación ella quedó asistiendo a la iglesia. Ahora su amiga Luisa Alva no la trae, ella llega por su cuenta. Ya es de casa.