Every Fourth of July horse lovers and friends from the West Coast gather for camp meeting under a big tent out in God’s second book, nature. This year Cowboy Camp Meeting, hosted by the Adventist Horseman's Association (AHA), was held at Mount Adams Horse Camp in Washington, where there is a beautiful view of the mountain. Campers (and those who came just for Sabbath) enjoyed Eric Brown’s daily messages on the topic of salvation. Brown is the senior pastor of the Coeur d'Alene Church in Idaho.
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More than 30 Northwest-wide educators who specialize in early childhood education and care (ECEC) met together June 25–26 for a workshop at the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office in Ridgefield, Wash. The workshop was coordinated by Golda Pflugrad, NPUC ECEC director.
Much can be accomplished when Christ's followers collaborate on the common mission, when they embrace a set of shared priorities and values in answer to His call.
The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) is taking steps toward a collaborative approach to mission, priorities, core values and strategy.
The melting pot of Adventist members and mission is nowhere more evident than at an Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) convention. That diversity, coupled with a common passion for sharing Christ in the marketplace, was a centerpiece of the recent ASI Northwest (ASI NW) convention held April 21–23 in Boise, Idaho. Chapter leaders James Rafferty, Rick Westermeyer and Fred Cornforth put together a rich menu of speakers and topics germane to the ASI mission.
I really appreciated Martin Weber's "A Sanctuary From Racism" article. When I was a young teen, and my family was living in Alaska, we befriended Caren, an exchange high school student from Kenya who was attending a Catholic high school in Copper Center, Alaska. From time to time she would come to our home in Palmer and spend the weekend with us.
Thank you for the valuable real estate afforded ASI NW in the [March] Gleaner. Know that the Lord will bless this revitalized effort in many ways, with more people touched with the good news!
Fred Cornforth, Boise, Idaho
I was sorry to read that you will not be writing "Let's Talk" in the Gleaner in the future. Just wanted you to know that you will be missed. I always look forward to your column every time I receive an issue. While I know your replacement and look forward to reading his thoughts, I have really enjoyed your pieces because they are always based on some very practical and down-to-earth ideas. Thank you for making the Gleaner a great publication.
Myron Whiting, College Place, Wash.