Heart Health Offered Halfway Around the World

May 02, 2017 / Jeanne Barrett-Usher

In January of this year, Stan Orser and his son, Taylor, went to India for Healthy Heart India Ministries. Stan Orser gave a report on March to the Post Falls (Idaho) Church about their experiences — and the church was filled to bursting, as so many were eager to hear about this ministry. Even Orser’s parents, Del and Bonnie Orser, were in attendance, after just returning themselves from their own two-month mission trip to India.

Goldendale Hosts Journey to Bethlehem

May 02, 2017 / Delmarie Null

The first weekend in December found nearly all the members of the Goldendale (Wash.) Church actively involved in its third annual Journey to Bethlehem. This is the church’s gift to our community, and each year more of the area residents come to go through the journey.

Mission Adventure Team Builds Community Center in Mexico

May 01, 2017 / Sandy Larsen

Winter has become a common season to find a group of volunteer-minded individuals leaving Moses Lake, Wash., for Baja California, Mexico. Feb. 7 this year found all 29 of them meeting at their final destination, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Spanish-speaking leaders of the group Mission Adventure, Sandy and Darayl Larsen, are from the Moses Lake Church. These former missionaries have been leading mission teams for 20 years, with the last two in La Paz.

UCA Student Athletes Share Christ

March 23, 2017 / Eric Johnson

At 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, a bus full of student athletes from Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., began their trip to Walla Walla University to compete in the annual Friendship Basketball Tournament. Coach Rob Gettys set the tone for the trip by sharing with the students how important it was for us to represent Christ well both on and off the court and for the team to look for ways they could demonstrate the love of Christ while on this trip.

Join the Great MiVoden Adventure

March 22, 2017 / Jeff Wines

The Great Adventurer

Rogers Increases Spanish Learning

March 20, 2017 / Holley Bryant

“Adentro afuera arriba abajo siempre estoy feliz.”

These Spanish lyrics to a classic Adventist children’s song float down the hallways at school and even into the homes of Rogers Adventist School (RAS) students in College Place, Wash., and the surrounding area.

This is the fourth year RAS has invited Spanish teachers to share their language and culture with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Teachers have come from Ecuador, Spain and Costa Rica.

Community Enjoys 'Dinner With a Doctor'

March 16, 2017 / Bill Skidmore

It’s late Sunday afternoon at Washington's Spokane Valley Church, and “Dinner With a Doctor” will soon begin. However, there is an unusual problem. Although preregistration has been encouraged, there are more attendees showing up than there is space. It looks as if the church may have to put out a sign that reads, “Sorry, No Vacancy.” The three seminar rooms are full. And when the entire group later gathers in the fellowship room, it too will be full to capacity.

Pathfinders Delve Deep Into Scripture

March 13, 2017 / Richie Brower

How would you like to see the young people in your church adding six of Paul’s books to memory? Maybe the entire book of Daniel? That’s just what Pathfinder clubs across the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) have been doing since school began last fall. And they’ll start on the book of Daniel this fall.

WWU Honor Band Allows UCA Musicians to Grow

March 10, 2017 / Timothy Kosaka

Fourteen students and staff from Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., joined musicians from 11 Adventist academies for a weekend of growing through music. Brandon Beck, Walla Walla University professor of music and band director, led this biennial event on the campus of Walla Walla University. An intensive audition process yielded some of the “finest musicians from the country," says Pam Cress, interim chair of the Walla Walla University (WWU) music department.

Teens Reminded of God's Power

March 06, 2017 / Alicia Pope

Imagine a world where teens came together expecting a weekend of worship fun and desire to make Jesus a reality. Teen Retreat 2017 at Camp MiVoden in Hayden Lake, Idaho, was just that.

From all over the Upper Columbia Conference, teens gathered to be reminded of God's power by Dean Kravig, weekend speaker and the band teacher of Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash. His message was anything but blah. Jim Morgan, father of one of the teens, says, "His sermons have been right on."

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