May 2003

Did You Know?

The Almighty Dollar

  • Although more than 85% of Americans with minor children say having a will is important, 74% do not have one.




Placing the Crucifixion on Hold

Jesus was dying on the cross in the most mentally and physically excruciating ordeal any man has ever experienced. Our English word “excruciating” comes from the Latin word...


Fresh Start

Playboy Bunnies and Stewardship

It was a get-rich-quick scheme. Because our newly-planted church family always struggled to meet expenses, one board member suggested, “We have got to figure out how to pay our...



Celebrating Sabbath at Adventist Medical Center

Whether you’re a patient, family member, or on-duty employee, Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., strives to make the Sabbath hours a special and memorable time for all. From singing... More

Winter Camp Meetings Tour Western Alaska

From Anchorage to Gambell, from Barrow to Dillingham, this year’s itinerary took a variety of camp meeting speakers through snow, wind, rain, fog, and sunshine as the Alaska mobile camp meeting made... More

Cold, Clean Fun

With warm hearts, heavy coats, and insulated boots, a group of nine students and three sponsors bucked the spring break migration of scores of Adventist students on mission trips to warmer climates... More

Weiser Maranatha Church Sponsors New Church in Madagascar

Idaho’s Weiser Maranatha Church members sponsored a Global Mission Pioneer worker to begin a new work in a remote, predominately Muslim, fishing village on the northwest coast of Madagascar. The six-... More

Mt. Ellis Academy Senior Becomes Legislature’s Worker Bee

Recently Jeff Clark, four-year senior at Mt. Ellis Academy, had an opportunity to be a House of Representatives page in Helena, Mont. The pages are the worker bees of the capitol, keeping open the... More

Choteau Church Honors 50-year Treasurer

The Choteau, Mont., Church recently honored Margie Nelson for 50 years of service as church treasurer and hailed her dependability and accuracy in keeping records up-to-date. The congregation greatly... More

Young Blood

Cassandra Lemke participated in the first blood drive at Rivergate Adventist Elementary School, Gladstone, Ore. on Feb. 28. Cassie, who turned 17 just a few days before, was so excited that she was... More

Portland Adventist Academy News Notes

• Since 1997, PAA has awarded $1,425,000.00 in personal scholarships to help students needing financial assistance.• For the student week of prayer, student speakers shared experiences from their... More

God through Me Share the Warmth

Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries recently held “God through Me…Share the Warmth” events at the Santa Clara, Sunnyside, Grants Pass, and Astoria churches using the theme of Colossians 4:4-6 NLT:... More

CAA Freshmen Make a Difference

The Columbia Adventist Academy freshman class divided into two groups in February, for an all-day community service experience. Fourteen students bundled up in rain gear, ready to help their... More

Lumberjack Preacher

People of all ages—from 17 to 84—have joined our four mission trips to India. We have found something remarkable about people of any age: When they are willing to put themselves in God’s hands, it is... More

KEEPing Students in Christian Education

The Upper Columbia Conference Kids Educational/Endowment/Scholarship Program (KEEP) committee continues to balance the rising cost of church school tuition with a growing number of students who... More

UCA Students Take Spring Break Mission Trip

Nearly 90 Upper Columbia Academy students spent spring break serving the Lord on overseas mission trips. Through the tremendous donations from 1,000 people totaling $82,000, 59 students went on... More

Irrigon Church Keeps Building

As wind played havoc with existing shingles, Irrigon members talked of the need to put a new roof on the church. The funds were available, but there were not enough hands to complete the job in a... More

Zillah Community Church Practices Servant Evangelism

Touching the hearts of your neighbors in a relevant way can be a real challenge. Doing so in a new way each month adds a layer of complication that the Zillah Community church overcame by focusing on... More

Borneo 2003 Mission to Mentu

Forty-seven students and adults from Spokane and from as far away as Georgia and Canada took a mission trip in March to Borneo. They arrived in the remote jungle village of Mentu to construct a... More

Senior Class Officers Announced

The Walla Walla College graduating class of 2003 elected its senior class officers and sponsors during fall quarter as follows: finance major Chris Santana, from Loveland, Colo., president; business... More

Investing in the Future

For more than 100 years, Walla Walla College has been the setting for life-changing experiences. For many students, college is a launching point for a fulfilling career, the start of life-long... More

PSAA Missionaries Build and Teach in Costa Rica

Tropical rainstorms, flooding and high humidity were just a few of the aspects that made the Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) mission trip to Baatan, Costa Rica, so memorable. Thirty-five... More

New Monroe Church is Latest SAGE Building Project

Who says seniors can’t rough it? Leaving at midnight, Jan. 11, on a red-eye flight from Seattle, 32 SAGE members arrived in hot, humid Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, the next... More

Benefits of My Christian Education

I have been in Christian education all my life. I have also always been involved with the Adventist Church programs. While growing up, I always attended Sabbath school. When I was 10, I was baptized... More

Two New Pastors Welcomed to AnchorPointe

On the first Sabbath of the new year, pastors Steve Leddy and Matthew Gamble met each other and the many members of their new spiritual community, AnchorPointe, for the first time.Steve has... More

From Port Angeles to Ongole An Evangelistic Adventure

A first was registered when Lynne Scherencel from Port Angeles, Washington, was the speaker for a series of evangelistic meetings in Parchuru, Andhra Pradesh, India. Hosting nightly crowds... More