Eastgate Ponders Lifestyle, Spiritual Gifts, Creation

September 01, 2002 / Shirley Peterson

The Walla Walla, Wash., Eastgate Church recently hosted three sets of seminars—on lifestyle change, spiritual gifts, and creationism.

Dan Ngaruiya conducted the lifestyle seminar each Friday evening for a month.

Ngaruiya, who has a master’s degree in social work, has a passion to be an agent for lifestyle change and featured nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, fresh air, rest, and trust in the program.

MiVoden Singles’ Weekend Energizes Campers

September 01, 2002 / Donna Jepson

Singles from around the Northwest and as far away as North Carolina and Minnesota gathered at Camp MiVoden over Memorial Day Weekend.

They will not soon forget the “Pondering from the Energizer Bunny,” presented by speakers Al and Beth Reimche, from the Oregon Conference, where he serves as vice president for administration.

Omak Church Celebrates 80th Anniversary

September 01, 2002 / Jennifer Hoffpauir

Members and visitors—a crowd of about 150—gathered June 22 in Omak, Wash., to celebrate the church’s 80th anniversary.

Bannered by the theme “Welcome Home,” participants traced the Omak congregation’s history back to 1912, when the first Adventist families began meeting in Conconully and Pine Creek.

Several years later, after meetings by evangelists Cady and Munro, R. H. Martin officially organized the church in 1922.

Wapato’s Camp Lakayxitlama Focuses on The Light

September 01, 2002 / Jeanne Barrett

The All Nations Center’s mission in Wapato, Wash., is “to empower all people toward spiritual, physical, and emotional healing through service to the Creator.” By offering a summer day camp this year, members put that philosophy to work among young people, in a fun and challenging environment. For four weeks, in July and August, a total of 85 children enrolled from the Yakama Reservation, with more than 20 different campers participating each week.

Stanfield Group Organized as Adventist Company

September 01, 2002 / Debbie Schuening

Members of the Stanfield, Ore., Adventist congregation celebrated their organization as an official company of Adventist believers, June 1.

Speakers at the event included Max Torkelsen II, Upper Columbia Conference president; Pastor Kevin Wilfley, of the Company’s mother church in nearby Hermiston; and Greg Griffitts, local pastor.

The group began meeting some time ago as a weekly prayer meeting group of Hermiston members who wished to reach out to residents of the neighboring town of Stanfield.

Baseball Duo Hits Witnessing Home Runs

September 01, 2002 / Lori Cockerham

Alex and Cory Hutton, two brothers who attend the Puyallup, Wash., Church, are hitting home runs for Jesus as they play baseball.

Both have been involved for several years in Little League—older brother Alex for seven years, starting with T-ball and working his way up to the majors.

Alex, a talented pitcher and first-baseman, loves baseball, but he and his brother never let it come before their love for Jesus.

Bonney Lake Celebrates Baptisms and Dedications

September 01, 2002 / John Batts

Three candidates were recently baptized at Bonney Lake Adventist Church, in Washington. Shown from bottom left, clockwise, are Jeremy Fiedler, Mariann Biteman, Katrina Fiedler, and Pastor Ken Parker, who baptized them.

Bonney Lake members also celebrated the dedication of babies Joffrey and Seth Biteman, Jonathon Nelson, and Luke Smith. Shown, from left, are Pastor Parker (holding Luke Smith); Luke’s father, Eric Smith; his brother, Jacob Black; and his mother, Brenda Smith. •