September 2004

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The Olympics

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that...



They Aren’t My Heroes!

They Aren’t My Heroes! There is something grossly distorted about our American values. When some guy who can dribble, pass or hit a ball gets millions of dollars a year, yet... More

Fresh Start

Gold Medal Faith

Amid all the hoopla surrounding the Olympics, my mind drifts back to the last summer games. That’s when we witnessed what has been dubbed the single greatest upset in...



Managing Diabetes An Empowering New Approach

Managing Diabetes An Empowering New Approach It’s a balmy Tuesday morning in Portland, Ore., and six people who’ve never met are about to sit down and talk about something they all have in common:... More

How We Came to Be so Far

Linda Jiheng, who grew up as a jungle girl in Borneo and now lives in Alaska would like to share her story.“I was born an Adventist in an Adventist village/longhouse that was totally separate at the... More

Motocross Riders Fly High on Life

Vrooommmm! Flying up the dirt course and over the stage, eight motocross riders were greeted with cheers from more than 900 middle- and high-school students gathered at the Malheur County Fairgrounds... More

Mt. Ellis Academy Diversifies

Mt. Ellis Academy has always welcomed students from various corners of the globe. In recent years a number of students from the Caribbean have chosen to winter in Montana. International students... More

Roundup Church Hosts Exercise Seminar

The Roundup (Mont.) Church hosted a two-day exercise seminar at the the Roundup Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home in July.The class was taught by Kim Unterseher and Jenda Jones. Unterseher holds a... More

Suspicious Fire Damages Gresham Church

Charles Downing, Gresham (Ore.) Church head deacon, received a jolting phone call at 1:46 a.m. on July 22. Someone had just broken into the church, and the motion-detector sensors were activated.... More

Salem Volunteers Present Public Diabetes Program

Volunteers from four Adventist churches in the Salem, Ore., area recently conducted a Wellspring diabetes program for the public at the Adventist Community Services Center coordinated by Merlin... More

Valley View Celebrates Baptisms

JaLynn Cheri Berglund, Noelle Elena Mailand and Taylor Rae Higdon publicly declared their decision to follow their Lord’s example by being baptized into the Valley View Church (Medford, Ore.)... More

Milo Students Desert Campus to Provide Church Services

Milo Adventist Academy students went to nearly 30 churches last year in small groups to lead entire church services with the guidance and support of academy staff members."I enjoy giving sermons... More

RVAS Students Choose Mission Experience as Class Trip

This year the 10th-grade class from Rogue Valley Adventist School (RVAS) chose to go on a mission trip to Fiji rather than to the traditional theme park for their class trip.Each student raised two-... More

Woodland Juniors Honor Mothers

The junior class of the Woodland (Wash.) Spanish Company presented the worship service for Mother’s Day. After the message “El Amor de las Madres” ("A Mother's Love”), each child presented his or her... More

Hillsboro Primaries Bring Creation into 3-D

Hillsboro Church primary children thought it would be fun to create a three-dimensional representation of creation, the topic of the lessons for first quarter 2004. Over the course of 13 Sabbaths... More

Gladstone Camp Meeting Impacts People of All Ages

Gladstone Camp Meeting provides an exciting time for friends and families to come together for fellowship and spiritual rejuvenation every July. This year was no exception.Featured evening speaker... More

All Nations Center Hosts Native Camp Meeting

"Really great," "Awesome!" and "Wow!" were some of the comments from the Native American Gathering held in June at the All Nations Center (Toppenish, Wash.). Guests came from Canada, Idaho, Oregon... More

UCA Welcomes New Principal

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) announced recently that Jeff Bovee has accepted the invitation to serve as principal.Bovee brings to his position the fresh perspective of one who has spent the last nine... More

Goldendale Celebrates Hawaiian-style Graduation

Elizabeth Fischer (left) celebrated in Hawaiian style as the sole eighth-grade graduate of Goldendale Adventist School. Fischer, her teachers Clinton and Esther Cummings (also pictured), and other... More

Brewster Gets Face-lift Thanks to Spokane Valley Youth

The Brewster (Wash.) Church sparkles with renewal thanks to a mission-minded crew of volunteer teens, pre-teens and several adults from the Spokane Valley Church who descended on Hospital Hill with... More

Ellensburg CHIP Graduates Healthy by Choice, Not by Chance

After extensive lifestyle education, 27 individuals graduated from the initial Ellensburg (Wash.) CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) seminar on May 23 at the First Lutheran Church. Twenty-... More

Tri-City Students Learn Oral Health from Country Haven Students

The fifth- through 10th-grade students at Tri-City Jr. Academy in Pasco, Wash., were given a thought-provoking lesson in October 2003 on oral health by the dental-assisting class of Country Haven... More

A Look Back

For more than a century, Walla Walla College (WWC) students have been making their mark in the world, and they start before they ever leave campus.Two seniors recently placed first and second in an... More

Everson Opens Family Learning Center

Everson Opens Family Learning Center The sign in front of the Everson (Wash.) Church welcomes guests and members alike with the words, "The Neighborhood Church That Cares About You.” It’s written in... More

Celebrating Freedom of Worship

Celebrating Freedom of Worship To remind others of the sometimes-forgotten dimension of our freedom—our freedom to worship—the churches of Clallam County, Wash., created an entry celebrating... More

Enumclaw Members Take Jesus to Philippines

Enumclaw members with Bob Stephan, their pastor, and Dennis Meidinger, a physician, traveled as missionaries to Card Badien on Cebu Island, Philippines, in April to present multimedia Evangelistic... More

Orcas Residents Get May Day Surprises Thanks to OCS Outreach

Knock, knock…“Happy May Day!” As a kid I remember hanging flowers on my friends' and neighbors' doors, ringing the doorbell, then running to hide as I watched their reaction.For several years, Orcas... More

Auburn Student Leaders Learn Skills While Serving Peers

There are numerous opportunities for leadership at Auburn Adventist Academy, and the students take their jobs very seriously and dedicate much of their free time to them. The student clubs, class... More

Youth Rally Draws Multidenominational Crowd

More than 300 youth attended the "Are You Really Free?" youth rally May 7–8 at the Burlington (Wash.) High School. Organized and emceed by Marcoe Belmonte, North Cascade Church youth pastor, the... More

Edmonds Reaches Out in Faith

The Adventist Church in Edmonds, Wash., is guided by its statement of purpose: “Our mission is to lead people into a maturing new life in Jesus Christ.” Venturing into new territory, the church... More

Conference on Human Rights Organized by Adventist Organization

Conference on Human Rights Organized by Adventist Organization In the first conference of its kind, leaders of national human rights organizations addressed Adventist attorneys and law students from... More