October 2005

Did You Know?

How Can We Help?

Information about a disaster such as Hurricane Katrina develops so rapidly that a monthly magazine cannot print relevant news in a timely manner. That is why the GLEANER...



The Heart of Health Care

Nurses are at the heart of health care. They are the warm smile in the morning and the comforting touch at night. They have the uncanny...


Fresh Start

A Marriage Made in Heaven

Paul Harvey shared the true story of a woman who called the Butterball Turkey Company hot line that was set up to answer consumer questions about preparing turkeys. This...



Women of Alaska's Interior Blessed by Retreat

During the spring of 2004, the Fairbanks women’s ministry group chose to host annual retreats for the women of Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction, Tok, and all other Alaskan women who choose to... More

Arctic Mission Adventure Bringing Hope and Heaven to Alaska's Natives

Ken Crawford’s voice gets passionate when he speaks of bringing hope, healing and the love of Jesus to the native people of Alaska.The Crawfords started their ministry 25 years ago as task-force... More

New Radio Station Launched for the Magic Valley

Recently, Twin Falls community leaders and new listeners filled the Twin Falls conference room at the Shilo Suites Hotel to dedicate a new Christian radio station for the Magic Valley. 88.1 FM, KTFY... More

Gem State Academy Beautifies Camp Ida-Haven

In what has become an awesome yearly tradition, buses headed north to Camp Ida-Haven, located on Payette Lake in McCall, to spend time in orientation, service, fun and fellowship. The big service... More

Nampa Church Goes Outdoors

More than 50 children, sporting biblical costumes, enjoyed a week at the Jerusalem Market Place Vacation Bible School, presented by the Nampa Church Aug. 1–6.Many of the children were non-church... More

Update on Fort Belknap Adventist School

Things are looking good at Fort Belknap Adventist School. Church friends helped set up and fill book shelves. We started the school year with five students.After breakfast, we head into the church... More

Climbing for Katrina Mt. Ellis Academy Students Climb for Hope

Every labor day since the 1930s, MEA students have climbed Mt. Ellis, and climbing 3,000 vertical feet to the peak this year was no different. When Hurricane Katrina struck, the decision was made to... More


NoeoQuest When Mark Kooy, fine arts and communication instructor at Portland Adventist Academy, organized some spring break student mission trips, he felt there was something missing. Kooy was... More

Who's New at Milo? Milo Welcomes Its New Staff Members

Milo Adventist Academy welcomes Edwin and Stephanie Johnson from Campion Academy in Colorado. Edwin teaches English and global studies and has already brightened the campus with his dry humor.... More

Church Renovation Task Completed

Meeting the challenge of a two-year plan to renovate their church building, the Redmond (Oregon) Church successfully completed the task in July 2005.Begun under the leadership of Del Greibel, Redmond... More

Fuel for Fathers

"Free gas? What's the catch? Are you serious? What do we do?" These questions and others like them were heard frequently on Fathers' Day this past June from 10 a.m. to noon right here in Roseburg.... More

New Brookings Adventist Church

Approximately 150 people attended the first worship services held in the newly-built church on Sabbath, June 25, 2005. Don Livesay, Oregon Conference president, was the guest speaker.Easily seen from... More

Soul Shapers

"Soul Shapers” was the theme for Oregon Conference administrators and teachers at the fall in-service meetings. The office of education provided a copy of Soul Shapers, authored by Jim Roy, former... More

Neighbor's Witness Results in Baptism

Neighbor's Witness Results in Baptism The Yoncalla Church had a reason to be joyful when 13-year-old Samantha Hill, known to them as Sammy, was baptized on May 14. Sammy comes from a non-Christian... More

TurningPoint Celebrates Second Anniversary

The first Sabbath of 2005 was TurningPoint Adventist Community Church's second anniversary. Members celebrated with a weekend of prayer and thanksgiving.Sabbath morning's service included an... More

Columbia Adventist Academy Expands for the Future New Classroom Building To Be Built

Columbia Adventist Academy Expands for the Future New Classroom Building To Be Built Columbia Adventist Academy friends and alumni know that staff and students have dreamed for many years to have a... More

Camp Meeting 2005

Traditionally, camp meeting season is “the” time for Adventist family and friends to reunite in one location for fellowship and spiritual renewal. This year was no exception.In the Oregon Conference... More

Baptized in a Spa!

Elaine Kubler became a Seventh-day Adventist Christian 30 years ago. Ever since, she has prayed for her husband, Howard Kubler, but Friday night ball games were too important to him.Two years ago,... More

God's Leading in Athol Church

For the past four or five years, our faithful group of worshipers has been sharing the Little White Church in Athol, Idaho, with another protestant congregation. We longed to have a church of our own... More

From Depression to Joy in Jesus

Nicholas Clement grew up in an Adventist Christian home. As a child, a lot of what his parents taught him about the Bible he either didn’t understand, or it scared him.As he grew older, Clement went... More

Miracles at He's Alive Television

He’s Alive Television recently received a direct answer to prayer. The staff had been perplexed for several months about how to solve a problem. The station needed quality programming but didn’t have... More

Sabbath School Leaders Build Strong Tower

We started building the tower the first Sabbath in January 2005, in the Walla Walla City Church primary one division. We told the kids we were going to build the "Tower of Babel." It was built with 2... More

UCA Student Leaders Launch School-Year Theme

Using Phil. 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Upper Columbia Academy student leaders have chosen “No Limits” as the school theme for this year.“There are two messages... More

Pasco Riverview Church Helps Community Christmas Project Turns Dreams into Reality

Betty Cummings is a member of Riverview Church in Pasco, Wash. She works as a public-health nurse for the Spanish community in the Tri-Cities area, and has seen first-hand the needs of families with... More

Walla Walla Valley Academy Expands Its Curriculum

During the new school year, Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) is expanding its curriculum in the English, math and science departments. The added courses will help "cover a full spectrum of student... More

NW Singles Spiritual-Renewal Retreat 2005

The Northwest Singles Spiritual-Renewal Retreat was held on Memorial Day weekend at the beautiful Camp MiVoden Retreat Center, located at Hayden Lake, Idaho.The singles were greeted at the... More

Summer Day Camp 2005 At All Nations Center

Three days of survival camping with 16 campers between the ages of 11 and 13. Latrines instead of toilets, and only a glacial creek for bathing. Does it sound like fun yet? If you could ask many of... More

Friendship Evangelism at Its Best

Ginger Gregg, of Goldendale, Wash., met Calvin and Faye Fischer at an inter-denominational Bible study several months ago. Gregg noticed that the Fischers had a more “in depth” understanding of the... More

WWC Places in Top Tier in Annual National Rankings

Walla Walla College again ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities according to U.S. News & World Report’s edition of “America’s Best Colleges.”The magazine places WWC 37th out of... More

Christmas in July Food Drive Raises Hunger Awareness

Christmas came early to nine communities in eastern Washington as Positive Life Radio’s “Christmas in July” food drive brought in nearly 17,000 pounds of food and personal care items.“The last few... More

Sunset Lake Touches Lives

Every summer camp experience has its defining moment. Mine came at the end of a tough week at Sunset Lake Camp. Day after day there had been an endless parade of people and problems to deal with. At... More

Winlock on the Move

What happens when a small church seeks to be empowered by the Holy Spirit? Ask anyone at the Winlock Church. The church is situated on 14 beautiful acres of land overlooking SR 306 just north of... More

Auburn Adventist Academy Celebrates Increased Enrollment

Enrollment is up at Auburn Adventist Academy with 317 students filling the hallways and classrooms each day. “I really like Auburn,” says Elizabeth Altman, one of the 137 new students at AAA. “I... More

Prayers and Hard Work Rejuvenate Federal Way Church

For six months, the Federal Way Church was without a pastor. Regularly attending members gathered after services to pray for a new leader, pray for the church, and pray for former and current members... More

Chehalis Spanish Company Formed

Chester Schurch, Chehalis Church pastor, along with dedicated church members envisioned a Spanish-speaking church in the Chehalis and Centralia area. The Chehalis Church owned a second church... More

Washington Conference Welcomes New Associate Educational Superintendent

Denise White is the new Washington Conference associate educational superintendent. White comes from the Northern California Conference where she most recently served as the Pleasant Hill Academy... More