February 2005

Did You Know?

The Environment and You

1. If Americans recycled all their unwanted junk mail, how many trees could be saved?

A. 100,000

B. 100...



Thank You, Camp Staff

As a former camp director, I can attest to the quality and value of our youth and family camp programs.

There are at least five reasons...


Fresh Start

Camp Church

"John, Jacob Jingleheimer ..." It’s been 30 years, but I still remember my mind drifting amidst the chorus of campers as the bus rumbled down the Blue Ridge Parkway....


North Pacific Union

Academy Bible Conference 2004

The 2004 Academy Bible Conference was held at Camp MiVoden, Hayden Lake, Idaho. This annual event draws students from all of our academies and public high schools across...



Art Illustrates Adventist Health's Mission

Art Illustrates Adventist Health's Mission Most corporations write their mission statements on paper and file them away, often leaving customers unaware of the company’s purpose and driving force.... More

American Far-West Frontier Mission Post Nome, Alaska

Each Friday the Nome Adventist School upper-grade students move out of their classroom and set up the room for church. While the church members and students would rather not make this move each week... More

Anchorage Pathfinders Give Holiday Food Baskets

Rather than going trick-or-treating, Anchorage area Pathfinders brought holiday cheer to a number of Anchorage families through the gift of food collected by the Pathfinders in class A dress uniform... More

Christmas Carols Across Alaska

What would Christmas be without the traditional school Christmas program? Across Alaska, nervous students practiced lines and songs and prepared backdrops for their annual Christmas programs. Whether... More

BVAS Students Named President's Challenge State Champions

BVAS Students Named President's Challenge State Champions "Please accept my congratulations for your school being honored as a President’s Challenge State Champion,” said a letter from Idaho... More

From Prison to Praise

Leo Bristol was born in 1965, and grew up with lots of love from his mother and father. At the age of 13 he lost his father, and Leo’s life began a downward spiral of crime, drugs and alcohol. By the... More

Brain Games 2004 Finishes with Many Winners

Two bells dinged almost simultaneously as Morgan Bailey and Andrew Schnell faced off to answer the question—Where did William Shakespeare hold many of his plays?—that would break the tie and decide... More

Giant Schnauzers Preach Sermons

Joy Mathews brought Zion and Lovely, two world-champion giant Schnauzers, to Adventist Christian School in Idaho Falls on Oct. 1. Students sat in awe as Joy demonstrated Zion and Lovely's abilities... More

Hope, Faith, and Miracles in Libby

"A gym for our school? That would be nice, but remember we are a small school with only seven students and very few financial resources. But maybe there is a way.”Such were the comments and thoughts... More

Academy Bible Conference 2004

The 2004 Academy Bible Conference was held at Camp MiVoden, Hayden Lake, Idaho. This annual event draws students from all of our academies and public high schools across the Northwest.This is an... More

PJ's Place

A. Not being gifted with a sense of rhythm—this body will never zig or zag, tango, waltz, or jig—I have not given the question very much thought. There are several biblical references to dancing.... More

Northwest Whitecoat Reunion

One hundred twenty-five former U.S. Army Operation Whitecoat volunteers and their families converged at the Rockwood Church in Gresham, Ore., on Nov. 12–13, 2004, for the first Northwest Whitecoat... More

Friendship Group Sponsors Activities

Every summer, Adventist Widowed of Oregon, a friendship group for people who have lost their spouses, sponsors many exciting events. Last summer's activities included a luau at the Old Spaghetti... More

Do You Know Who That Baby Is?

The Kelso-Longview Community Church has enjoyed one of its best Christmas seasons ever with their outdoor reenactment of Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. Now... More

Baptized at the Age of 100

Ray Yelick, age 100, was recently baptized at the Meadow Glade Church. He celebrated his 100th birthday on May 18, 2004.Ray, a resident of Colonial House, an assisted-living facility in Battle Ground... More

Albany Recognizes Faithful Service

In a special award ceremony on Oct. 9, a very surprised Ed Marshall was recognized for his many years of faithful service to the Albany (Ore.) Church. Master of ceremonies John Murray provided an... More

Oregon Conference Pastor Wowed in India

Our trip to India was one Wow! after another. The traffic, the heat, the people, the hundreds of baptisms, the daily manifestations of God’s power at work, all of these and more leave me searching... More

PAA Student Holds Revival Meetings

For his senior project, Sheldon Parris wanted to do something for his fellow Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) students. In collaboration with Les Zollbrecht, PAA chaplain, Parris prepared and... More

Milo Juniors Recognized Junior Recognition Weekend Attracts Parents and Friends

Junior recognition is a weekend of events put on by Milo Academy's junior class. This year it began Friday, Dec. 3, with a vespers program, continued Sabbath with Sabbath School and Sunset... More

Richland Church Retreats to Set Goals

The Richland Church members, instead of going on their usual retreat, journeyed to Camp MiVoden on Hayden Lake in Idaho for the weekend of Nov. 12–14, 2004, with the expressed purpose to advance and... More

Alumni Weekend at Cascade Christian Academy

The Wenatchee Church and Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) acknowledged their alumni on Oct. 31. The last weekend in October has been designated as alumni weekend for CCA so the other alumni weekends... More

Irrigon Church Celebrates 30 Years

Oct. 9 seemed months away to be planning our 30-year anniversary celebration of the Irrigon Adventist Church reopening. After weeks of phoning, letter writing, advertising and searching the Internet... More

From Laundromat to Church School

Early in July life became exciting and hectic for the members of the St. Maries (Idaho) Church. On July 12, the church in business session voted to start a school as an outreach to the community. A... More

UCA Teachers Listed in Who's Who

Two of Upper Columbia Academy’s faculty members, Jerry Lange and Chuck Paulson, were listed in the 2004 edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.Students who have been listed in Who’s Who Among... More

Omak Man Joins His Wife in Baptism —50 Years Later

Virgil Crewes was baptized at the Omak Church by Pastor David Woodruff. Two other men, Bill Kitterman and Michael Horton, became Adventist Christians through profession of faith.Crewes’ wife, Carole... More

A New Trust Officer for College Place

Thomas Knoll Sr. comes to the position of trust officer for the College Place office with a rich background in trust services. For the past 20 years, he has served as the director of the department... More

An Unexpected Career Change A Life-changing Experience

An Unexpected Career Change A Life-changing Experience In 2000, Michaelynn Paul was a wife, mother, and nurse, working 12-hour shifts, when she told God she wasn’t happy. She enjoyed her job at... More

The Princess Code and Changed Lives

Every Wednesday afternoon the Puyallup (Wash.) Church turns its youth room into a youth recreation center. Called GAMEsTATION, about 30 students from Kalles Junior High School drop by to play games,... More

PSAA Students Serve in Fiji

Thirty-three students from Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) and 18 adults spent Thanksgiving vacation building a 30-by-60-foot concrete block church in Waimicia, Fiji. The project included doing... More

Lynnwood Spanish Church Is Organized

The Lynnwood Spanish Church began as a dream in the fall of 2001. A number of dedicated members had the idea that a new church should be planted in the Lynnwood area. In August of that year, 20... More

God-Inspired Miracles at AAA

The future of many church schools rests on the shoulders of the people who find it in their hearts to support the schools financially. At Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) we have come a long way with... More

Maranatha Church Celebrates Twenty-fifth Anniversary

The Maranatha Church was organized on Nov. 10, 1979, after 56 members of the Spruce Street Church volunteered to accept the mission of evangelizing South Seattle’s Rainier Valley. On Sept. 22, 1984,... More

Washington Conference Adventurer Family Campout

From all across Western Washington and even a few other states, families gathered together for the Washington Conference Adventurer Family Campout last September. Hosted at Sunset Lake Camp, this... More

A Time to Celebrate Adventist Education

The value of Adventist Christian education was certainly affirmed by North Puget Adventist Junior Academy/Skagit Adventist School’s 40th anniversary celebration weekend. As past and present students... More

9-1-1 Public Servants Honored

The Shelton Church invited members of the fire, sheriff, and police departments to participate in worship on Sabbath, Sept. 11, 2004, and to publicly accept thanks for the wonderful work they do for... More

Church President Says Each Tsunami Victim is 'Precious' to God

"In the midst of this pain and suffering, these people are not forgotten by God. Each one is precious to Him," said Pastor Jan Paulsen, world president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in a... More