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.

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.

Cascade Academy Group Tours Historical D.C.

September 01, 2002 / Lauren Brendel

Twenty-three students from Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Wash., recently confronted humidity, blisters, and lots of walking as they studied the nation’s history in Washington, D.C.

Led by Gene and Tonia Roemer, Jim and Tammy Martin, and Mike Prey, they visited FBI headquarters, the Smithsonian, Ford’s Theater, and all major monuments and important buildings.

Irrigon Members Rejoice as Membership Grows

August 01, 2002 / Norma Stahl

Members of the Irrigon, Ore., Church, a small-town congregation on the Columbia River, began praying last summer for six new members in the next 12 months.

Their prayers have been answered, with members to spare.

Mary Hajek

Mary Hajek had attended a Daniel seminar by Pastor Fred Christensen in fall of 1999, but she declined an invitation for further study.

Blue Mountain Television Earns Telly Award

August 01, 2002 / Lynelle Ellis

Blue Mountain Television’s new show, “Escape,” has been honored as a finalist in the 2002 Telly Awards competition.

“Jerry,” the pilot episode of “Escape,” received a bronze finalist Telly in recognition of outstanding non-network TV programming. Telly Awards are some of the most sought-after in the TV, commercial, and video industry.

Village Church Dedicates Digital Cameras

August 01, 2002 / Betty Keller

Ten-plus years ago, a seed was planted in the hearts and minds of pastors and parishioners of the College Place, Wash., Village Church—an idea that has developed into Village Church Television (VCTV) Ministries.

Each week, an all-volunteer technical crew televises the Village Church’s Sabbath worship service, live, through Blue Mountain Broadcasting (a separate, local broadcasting company).

Prayerful Fifth-grader Writes Top Essay

August 01, 2002 / Susan Bailey

Yakima Adventist Christian School’s Spring Week of Spiritual Emphasis was led by students in grades 7-10, who shared their personal Christian experiences and led song services.

As part of the program, students in grades 4-10 were asked to write essays on “What Prayer Means to Me.”

Each was submitted to the Yakima Valley “National Day of Prayer” competition.

Spokane Junior Academy to Relocate

August 01, 2002 / Dave Kay

After much prayer and counsel, Spokane Junior Academy’s (SJA’s) board and constituent church members have voted to move their campus.

Last November, SJA bought a 32-acre track of land about two miles from its current facility, west of the city in a more natural setting. SJA has operated in the Greater Spokane, Wash., area since 1939.

Fundraising to develop the new campus is now under way, as a pay-as-you-go, four-phase project, with construction expected to begin this year.

Camp Meeting Theme Honors Those Who Sacrifice All

August 01, 2002 / Jon Dalrymple

“Scars and Stripes Forever” was this year’s theme for the Upper Columbia Conference annual Camp Meeting, in College Place, Wash., June 12-15.

While pointing to the price Jesus paid to redeem the world from sin, the theme also encompassed a special veterans’ Sabbath program to remember those who paid the price for America’s religious freedom.

Blue Mountain TV Sees Providence at Work

August 01, 2002

Blue Mountain Television, a Christian station serving the Walla Walla area of Eastern Washington, had been raising funds to buy three new Sony digital cameras, valued at $100,000.

A big surprise came in mid-May, however, in the form of an opportunity to save several thousands of dollars off the purchase price.

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