We are excited to welcome Brandon O’Neal as our new principal at Portland Adventist Elementary School (PAES). He is joining our school family for the 2017–2018 school year all the way from Texas. Here is what he shared with us recently:
Richie Brower, keynote speaker at the Upper Columbia Conference Men’s Summit says, “Let’s build a ministry, not just an event, an annual summit. I want to see a ministry that is making an impact in the lives of men throughout the year.”
The weekend talks resonated with the men who felt the call to make warriors for the Lord because they see firsthand in their home communities and churches how leaders are needed. The weekend, themed “Last Day Warriors” and held March 3 to 5 at Camp MiVoden in Hayden, Idaho, even brought two costume-wearing men, dressed like warriors.
Each year NEWSTART for the Family health program is offered in Grants Pass, Ore., and success stories are the result. One such story is that of Judy, a retired Methodist minister. Judy said she had been through the program two years prior. NEWSTART for the Family had helped her health immensely. She enthusiastically told the participants the ways in which this program can work.
The Ronan Seventh-day Adventist Church “Soup-er" Bowl No. 8 was as exciting as Tom Brady’s performance in the 51st NFL Super Bowl.
To create some friendly rivalry the Ronan Church divided the drive into two separate teams. With the same goal in mind, teams set out to collect as many cans of soup for this worthy cause. After all cans were counted and the final tally was in, the Jackson Jackies — for the second year in a row — defeated the Adam’s Anteaters.
Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) took on a new approach for Academy Day for prospective students this year by including a weekend retreat at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash.
Fifty-six prospective students from Alaska, Oregon, California and Washington joined 12 current AAA students for a weekend retreat that led into a Monday morning campus-based Academy Day.
It’s a cold, crisp day in Togiak when we arrive. The bay lies frozen over by the extreme cold of winter, the sun oblique in the sky is making its ascent towards summer. Most of the students were on their first trip to bush Alaska and one had experienced her first airplane trip. Our group consisted of two seniors, one junior, a sophomore and two freshman from Amazing Grace Academy in Palmer.
We have an inspiring lineup of speakers for camp meeting, June 13–17, 2017, at Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho! Alex Rodriguez, Richard and Jo Ann Davidson, César and Carolann De León, Jennifer LaMountain, and Stan Patterson are preparing their presentations to share with each of you.
For the 15th year over spring break, 48 students from Washington's Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) traveled to the northern Philippines to be missionaries for two weeks. After about 30 hours of traveling, the group arrived on Tuesday night, March 14, excited and eager to serve the community of Pagudpud.
Christian Martin performed his final eight baptisms March 25 as leader of the Grants Pass Church. He also offered a prayer of dedication for four children before preparing to transition to a church in Colorado.
Martin’s final sermon in southern Oregon contained the same passion and energy he brought to Grants Pass only five years earlier. Through times of joy and of sorrow, he slowed down just once in five years — when he sustained two cervical spinal fractures in a tractor accident in June 2015.