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Health, Hope, And Healing Inspire New Members in the Gorge

March 01, 2003 / Paula Montgomery

They flocked into the Columbia River Gorge last fall like a host of angels—the MEET (Missionary Education and Evangelistic Training) ministry team from Huntingdon, Tenn., directed by Thomas and Laverne Jackson. Numbering nearly a dozen, the team had a mission: to bring health, hope, and healing to the communities served by the Hood River, Ore., and White Salmon, Wash., churches.

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Hood View Members Go on a Guatemalan Mission

March 01, 2003 / Lorraine Juberg

A recent mission project of the Hood View church, Boring, Ore., included raising $17,000, donating tools, and sending volunteers to help repair extensive hurricane damage to a Guatemalan orphanage. Dan Patchin and Sam Pellecer made three trips to Los Piños which is operated by International Children’s Care.

God Opens Doors In Central India

March 01, 2003 / Lutz Binus

“The visit of pastor Lutz Binus and his team has been a rewarding and enlightening experience to all the rural masses in and around Tandur,” noted Mr. John, a college professor in town and a devoted Christian leader. His thank you letter continued, “For more than 20 years no mission outreach has happened in this area. We are excited to see what God is doing in all the villages.” Then he added a personal note: “Years ago our Methodist missionaries were kicked out with rocks and sticks, particularly by the Hindu people of one of the towns, Kukla.

Cookie’s Retreat Center Opens

March 01, 2003

Polly’s Place Ministries, Inc., has opened Cookie’s Retreat Center, a healing retreat for women and children who are victims of Domestic Violence. Founded by Adventists, this center is the only one of its kind on the West Coast. Located in the heart of the Inland Empire, we provide a safe, Christ centered environment where victims find a refuge built on Biblical principles of healing.

What Do You Do with 23 Trumpet Players? UCA Initiates Gifted Musician Scholarship

March 01, 2003 / Linnea Torkelsen

i>. . . and dear Lord, you know that more than half my band is graduating in May. I’m loosing all my trumpets and tubas. I need saxaphone and clarinet players and I don’t know where I’m going to get them. Please provide for my needs in these areas . . . Prayerfully, the Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) band director of 38 years brought his petition to the Lord for the next school year.

The Cheney Church Is on the Move

March 01, 2003 / Eileen Mallinson

The members of the Cheney Church accepted an offer to sell their church building in November. They transformed the former multipurpose room at the Four Winds Christian Elementary School in Four Lakes into a beautiful sanctuary and moved in.

In spite of the move, evangelism did not take a back seat. In late December the Cheney Church held a baptizm at the Spokane East Central church for Eva Cravens, and Melissa and Emily Falconer. The Cheney Church is on the move for the LORD! •