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Dallas Lay Members Lead 1,900 Africans to Jesus

September 01, 2002 / Ted Torkelson

“By God’s grace, we did it,” sums up the glowing report given at a Dallas, Ore., church service, June 29, by two teams of lay members just returned from a preaching crusade in Africa.

They had responded to an appeal by Robert S. Folkenberg, former General Conference president and now Global Missions director for the Carolina Conference, to join some 90 other teams for blanket coverage of a large area of Kenya.

The meetings capped off weeks of preparatory work by local ministers and lay members.

CAA Names Students of the Year

September 01, 2002

Each year, Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) faculty select a senior male and female as students of the year, chosen because they exemplify the Academy’s mission.

Seniors Brandon Moor and Chelsea Bliss received the award, this spring.

CAA Excels At Project-based Education

September 01, 2002 / Jennifer Vail

All teachers at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) use projects to enhance student learning.

“Project-based assignments are an excellent opportunity for students to use their own interests and talents, by incorporating them into history,” says Shelly Fry, a four-year veteran teacher at the Academy, located near Battle Ground, Wash.

When assigning a project, for example, she gives the students minimal guidelines, encouraging them to bring their own ideas and interests into play.

Laurelwood Students Travel to El Salvador

September 01, 2002 / Cliff Gleason

Eleven Laurelwood students, two staff members, and their pastor recently spent three weeks working, preaching, and teaching in El Salvador.

At Hogar Escuela Adventista orphanage, they built additions onto houses for 150 children, helped at the local Adventist elementary school, and assisted in a clinic.

Hood View Leads Evangelistic Team to Romania

September 01, 2002 / Tim Gobble

A light began to shine deep in the heart of Romania, as a small town of farmers and sheepherders saw the love of Jesus shine through acts of kindness, singing, health ministry, multimedia, and preaching.

Les Zollbrecht, then Hood View Church youth pastor in Boring, Ore., and his wife Marschelle, recently led six Portland Adventist Academy students and four others on a two-week evangelistic journey to Novaci, Romania.

Mid-Columbia School Parades its Mission

September 01, 2002 / Joyce Gallentine

Mid-Columbia Adventist School (MCAS), 60 miles east of Portland, Ore., in beautiful Hood River, is a small school with an average student count of 54.

Mt. Adams appears out its front door, to the north; Mt. Hood graces its backdoor scenery.

Like these volcanic peaks, School spirit runs high, and students and teachers take part in many community activities, among them the town’s Fourth-of-July parades.

Leon Wadsworth, 103 Shines with Father Time

September 01, 2002 / Richard Cook

“How much were soybeans in the early 1900s, Dad?” asked his daughter Vida.

“Three dollars for a 100-pound sack,” replied Leon Wadsworth.

Wadsworth, now 103, was honored as part of a recent Father’s Day celebration at the Gladstone Park Adventist Church, south of Portland, Ore. His daughter-interviewer, Vida Beaulieu, is 71 years old.

“How many centuries have you lived in?” she asked him, continuing the interview.

Milo Presents Awards On Family Weekend

September 01, 2002 / Jenienne Kriegelstein

Theta Tau Alpha, Milo Adventist Academy girls’ club, planned a recent Spring Family Weekend that attracted a full house of family and friends.

Each year, Milo honors a family as a representative of those who give so much to the Academy and this year gave the award to Stan and Elizabeth Brinkley, of Roseburg, Ore.

Their son, Wayne, graduated from Milo this year, and the school will miss their frequent presence and constant willingness to tackle any job and tirelessly stick to it until it is done.