April 2004

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Bible Word-search Genesis Chapter 3

Genesis Chapter 3

This Bible word-search puzzle is published with the hope that as you search for the words in the puzzle, you will be comforted with the...



Whatsoever Things Are Pure

Mark Twain was once asked what he thought of Richard Wagner's music, to which he replied, "Well, it's not as bad as it sounds."



Fresh Start

Praying for the Cameras

As a teen, Phil Donahue dreamed of being a famous TV personality. By the age of 27, he was well on his way to “success.” He worked as a reporter for the national network...



God's Mysterious Ways

It was all black smoke and ringing alarms in Auburn Adventist Academy's girls dorm on that rainy November day. Were the girls still inside? Was anyone stubbornly lying...



The Adventist Health Mission Behind the Scenes

The Adventist Health Mission Behind the Scenes When you enter Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH), you’ll find all the features, technologies and services you would expect from a top-notch... More

Fairbanks Men Form "Ironworkers" for Fun and Service

Fairbanks Men Form "Ironworkers" for Fun and Service When Fairbanks pastor Odea Sigh asked Jerry Potts to be the men’s ministry director for this year, Potts was reluctant. “All I could remember the... More

500-mile Sabbath School Brings Members Together

How do you discuss the Sabbath School lesson when you are the only Adventist family for miles? Rick Pearson and Richard and Ruth deGraaff have Sabbath School together even though they are separated... More

Midtown Members Witness at Fur Rondy

Winter in Anchorage, Alaska—it‘s long, dark and often cold. But downtown comes alive every February during the annual Fur Rendezvous (Fur Rondy), a festival harkening back to the days when trappers,... More

Gem State Helps Teen Grow, Change and Become

About four years ago, Jayce Crandall’s world changed. The house he, his three brothers and parents lived in burned to the ground. For some time there had been domestic difficulties and, for his... More

Idaho Conference Camp Meeting 2004

Join Philip Samaan, our evening speaker, as he presents "Christ’s Way to Pray," emphasizing this year’s theme of "Modeling Jesus." Find out more about the investigative judgment, God's review of... More

A Life Is Changed in Elgin

Leo Bristol was baptized at the Elgin (Ore.) Church by Jack Ferrell on Dec. 27.At age 13, Bristol lost his father, and his life began a downward spiral into crime, drugs and alcohol. By 18, he was... More

MEA Announces 2003–04 Officers

MEA Announces 2003–04 Officers Each semester's student association officers work hard at Mt. Ellis Academy to make the associated student body fun for all students. Their many activities include... More

From Tragedy Comes Triumph for New Member

On Feb. 28 Gail Ereaux was baptized into the Fort Belknap Church on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Her baptism came near the end of an evangelistic series held by Brian and Denise Bechthold,... More

Practice Evangelism Turns Real at Women's Ministries Event

"I have a clearer vision of what God is calling me to do and ideas which, prayerfully, I will use to win souls for Him,” penned one of the 54 attendees at the fourth annual “God through Me” Oregon... More

CAA Students Encourage Children to Stay Tobacco-free

Columbia Adventist Academy’s National Honor Society juniors and seniors divided into four teams and headed to Adventist and other Christian elementary schools in February to encourage kids to avoid... More

Sunset Members Provide Dinner for Men Leaving the Streets

Members of Sunset Christian Fellowship (Beaverton, Ore.) go to the Clark Center in downtown Portland each month to feed approximately 100 men who used to be homeless but are now on track for life off... More

Milo Varsity Teams Make Spiritual Impact

In a world where sports focus on winning at all costs, Milo Adventist Academy still encourages a Christ-like attitude. Whether on or off the court, players integrate Christian principles into all... More

Willamette Pathfinders Earn Honors During One-day Seminar

Willamette District Pathfinders like Jonathon Johnson, pictured here working on a painting for the drawing and painting honor, met at Livingstone Adventist Academy in Salem, Ore., on Feb. 8 for a fun... More

Thailand Trip Challenges Youth to Serve Jesus Daily

Thailand. The word itself seemed unreal to me the whole trip until our plane landed in Bangkok. After that, it quickly became a bona fide experience. I was part of a delegation organized by the... More

Woodland Member Ministers with a Hug and a Smile

Always with a hug and a smile, Kathy Smith of Woodland, Wash., greets people as they come through the church door. A nurse for many years, Smith is willing to give her time and help to others, and... More

Committee Provides Funds for Major PAA Projects

Portland Adventist Academy’s Committee of 100 met recently for their fourth annual meeting and brunch. At that time, they were able to distribute more than $26,000 to various projects requested by... More

Teacher Named in Who's Who for Second Time

Tears were streaming as Joanne Rasco read the letter to her husband, Jim: ”Congratulations. You have been nominated again to be honored in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.“As you may recall you... More

Yakima Teachers Honored by Who's Who

Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) teachers Robert Sanders, Karen Wasiczko and Shirlie White have been selected for inclusion in the eighth edition of Who’s Who Among America's Teachers.... More

UCA’s Lange Honored Twice for Excellence in Teaching

UCA’s Lange Honored Twice for Excellence in Teaching The Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF) recently honored Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) teacher Jerry Lange with the 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award.... More

Republic Church Celebrates 25 Years of Memories

The Republic (Wash.) Church celebrated 25 years of service on Sabbath, Aug. 16, as approximately 50 former members returned for a day of praise, thanks and nostalgia.Rick McCombs had the morning... More

Lay Ministry Blesses Guatemala with Medical, Dental Services

Four lay people from Pasco and Walla Walla, Wash., marked a wonderful adventure on Dec. 1. It was a day that many had worked for, looked forward to and supported. Dick and Marilyn Coughren, with a... More

Milton Welcomes New Members Through Baptisms

The phone rang in the Milton-Freewater (Ore.) Church pastor's office and after, identifying himself, the young man said, "Pastor, I want to be baptized." What music to a pastor's ears! Justin Haney... More

Retreat Inspires Men to Focus on Jesus

The annual Upper Columbia Conference Men's Retreat attracted 110 men to Camp MiVoden Jan. 16–18 and featured the theme, "Sirs, We Would See Jesus.""The weekend was a tremendous blessing that helped... More

Dusting Off the Past Excavating the Lands of the Bible

The ninth year of excavation at the Madaba Plains Project–`Umayri, in Jordan, will begin on June 23. Walla Walla College (WWC) has played a large role in these archaeological excavations and invites... More

WWC Awarded $1 Million Challenge Grant Funds to Benefit Capital Campaign

A Vancouver, Wash., foundation has awarded Walla Walla College a challenge grant toward the Faith in the Vision capital campaign. The Peterson Family Foundation has pledged to donate 50 cents for... More

Summer Session Planned

Summer session at Walla Walla College begins June 21. Many students wish to pursue an area of interest, continue their education, work toward a graduate degree or get a running start on the school... More

Auburn Students Form Fellowship of Believers

More than 40 excited students met in February for the first meeting of the fellowship of the BODY (Band of Devoted Youth). Since that date, this zealous group of spiritual leaders has stayed... More

Pathfinders Experience Homelessness at Sunset Lake Retreat

The kids all waited expectantly for the activities to begin. Little did they know they were in for a surprise. "All right kids, grab a potato, a carrot, an onion, a tin can and let's go eat," the... More

PSAA Alumni Return for Sabbath Reunion

Roughly 30 alumni from all six graduating classes (beginning with 1998) of Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) participated in the sixth annual alumni Sabbath on Feb. 21 on the Kirkland, Wash.,... More

Sunset Lake Joins Children's Hospital in Long-term Partnership

"There are very few coincidences in life," says Craig Heinrich, pastor and Sunset Lake Camp director, reflecting on the revelation that came during a meeting at Children's Hospital and Regional... More

Silverdale Baby Boom Reminds of God's Love

Some of the ladies at the Silverdale Church (Bremerton, Wash.) think twice before approaching the drinking fountain these days. You might say that there is something contagious in it as the... More

Community Services Provides Comfort for Needy Children

Several women from the North Cascade Church (Sedro Wooley, Wash.) have created afghans and caps and put them in a bag with a cuddly teddy bear to create comfort packs for children.Twenty such comfort... More