Meridian Launches God’s Closet, Overwhelmed by Response

November 16, 2017 / Sandra Blackmer

When Meridian Church pastor Michael Pearson encouraged his church members to prayerfully consider developing acts of kindness projects to reach people in their community, church treasurer Beverly Logan had an idea: Maybe we should organize a God’s Closet.

A local church community services initiative started by lay members in 2009 and supported by North American Division (NAD) Adventist Community Services (ACS), God’s Closet is gaining momentum and being embraced by local churches divisionwide.

Primary Class Sends 100 Bibles to Adventist World Radio

October 13, 2017 / Pam Day

Several months ago, I contacted Adventist World Radio (AWR), which for years has touched so many lives who may never have heard the Three Angels' Messages or the good news of the gospel in any other way.

Nampa Church Hosts Diabetes Workshop

October 12, 2017 / Sue Jester

As a follow-up to the Boise AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism Network) Clinic held in April, the Nampa (Idaho) Church hosted a Diabetes Undone Workshop for eight weeks. Of the 13 participants, five came from the community.

Spanish Churches Hold Great Weekend for Greater Future

October 02, 2017 / Daniel Rodriguez

On the weekend of Aug. 18–19, 2017, the youth of the Idaho Conference Spanish churches participated in an event just for them: Youth Impact: Called to Be the Sermon.

This time the event was divided in two parts: one for the Treasure Valley Spanish District and one for the Southeastern Idaho Spanish District. 

BVAS Students Dream Big

September 28, 2017 / Melanie Lawson

The upper grade students of Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) had the opportunity to dream big when the Dream House project was presented to their class.

The Dream House project is something teacher Simon Chung has incorporated into his curriculum and implements in every classroom.    

The Dream House project is oriented toward STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and incorporates several subjects, including math for calculating area, technology for research, writing skills for creating fliers, and engineering and art for integrating design features.

Camp Meeting Sees Video Miracle

August 16, 2017 / Ryan McCoy

Just before the final meeting of camp meeting with Alex Rodriguez from Voice of Prophecy, Ryan McCoy and the video support team began to go through routine video equipment checks. When McCoy didn't see the normal feed show up on his screen from the platform presentation-capture equipment, he reported the problem to Brian Yarbrough, an audiovisual team member, and he and Rodriguez began troubleshooting. 

Boise Hispanic Group Becomes a Company

July 22, 2017 / Eve Rusk

A new Hispanic company was organized on Sabbath, May 13, 2017, at the Boise Valley Adventist School. This church plant was intentional; members of the area Hispanic churches began planning for it in 2014.

Hilltop Adventist School Sees God Working Every Day

July 08, 2017 / Stewart Lewis

At Hilltop Adventist School, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the best time of our day is when we slow the pace down to praise our heavenly Father for all His many blessings through prayer, praise, Scripture or chimes.

As we reflect on the past few years at our wonderful school, it gives us an incredible feeling of just how the Holy Spirit has moved, has guided and continues to be present in our work, not only with educating young people but, most importantly, leading them to Jesus.

AMEN Clinic Offers Vision for Ministry

June 29, 2017

The sunshine coming through the stained-glass windows patted students’ heads, reassuring us that, indeed, it was morning and God had made it. Oh God, help your child today. Help me serve. Today was setup day for the Idaho AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism Network) Clinic.

La Grande Snap-Its Team Competes in Sacramento Lego Robotics Championship

June 25, 2017 / Melissa Akers

“Three! Two! One!! LEGO!!” These words rang out signaling the start of the missions at the Lego Robotics tournaments. 

For the students of the Snap-Its team from La Grande Adventist Christian School in La Grande, Ore., this was their first experience and getting here had been quite the journey. More than a year before, their teacher saw the benefits of offering a Lego Robotics club at the school. She hoped to give the students an opportunity to expand not only their academic knowledge of math and science but to give them the chance to problem solve and work on teamwork skills.