February 2006

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Short-Term Missions

Short-term mission trips provide opportunities for many people to make service a part of their lives. People may journey to countries outside the borders of North...



The Winnable War

One of the most familiar texts to Adventists in the entire Bible is Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness...


Fresh Start

Go out Like a Light

Recently, I saw a clip from the movie, "About Schmidt." Although I haven’t seen the movie and can’t endorse it, I understand that Jack Nicholson stars as Warren Schmidt...


Let's Talk

Is Your Church Dormant?

During this cold, wet and often frozen time of year, those of us who like growing things can hardly wait until spring. In a few short months, those dead, dormant sticks...


North Pacific Union

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Dear Northwest Members:

I want to personally tell you how much I appreciate your unselfish response to the recent disasters faced by our...



Dear Dr. Patzer:

On behalf of the Arkansas-Louisiana and the Southwest Region conferences, I want to thank you for the very generous...


Northwest Members Give $269,000 for Katrina Relief

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our minds to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. —Barbara Bush

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Northwest Pioneers of Faith

Harry Orchard An Assassin Who Found God

Tucked away in the mountains of northern Idaho is a beautiful valley that hid for many years one of the richest silver deposits in the world. In the mid-1880s, gold miners discovered this bonanza...



Adventist Health News Notes

Adventist Medical Center recently launched a new wound healing and hyperbaric medicine program to benefit patients with chronic wounds. The new program will be located on Portland hospital’s main... More

Knitting Frenzy

Students in grades six to eight at Anchorage Junior Academy began knitting hats on looms to give to the children at Kid's Kitchen during the Christmas season. Yarn donations, and some hats made by... More

AJA Presents "Storybook of Jesus" Christmas Program

Anchorage Junior Academy broke from their traditional Christmas program and presented a walk-through "Storybook of Jesus" in eight chapters. As family and friends lined up in the entrance eager to... More

Arctic Missions Adventure Update

Annual Northwest Alaska Missions Offering: Northwest members gave more than $33,000 for the Alaska Conference mission outreach to the native villages. Praise God for the blessing of God through His... More

Train Ride Unites Church and School

Here comes the Bible train chugging 'round the bend …These words were carried through the air on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, as students from Eagle Adventist Christian School sang their school theme... More

General Youth Conference A Pastor's Perspective

As a pastor and teacher of Seventh-day Adventist youth, I have never experienced anything like the General Youth Conference. Anticipated attendance was around 2,000. Sabbath’s attendance of close to... More

Honoring Thelma Clark

Thelma Clark, 87, was recently honored by the Vale (Oregon) Adventist Church as she retired from 54 continuous years as church clerk. She was presented with a special plaque made for the occasion.... More

Youth Conference Inspires Students for the New Year

In the few final days of 2005, I had the opportunity to meet with youth my age at the 4th annual General Youth Conference (GYC), held in Chattanooga, Tenn. While enjoying lectures and workshops from... More

Now He Walks with the Lord Gospel Concert Leads to Baptism

When Connie Batiuk became good friends with Jeff Strait, she tried to think of a good way to introduce him to her church, the Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the first Sabbath of... More

Pastor Appreciation

Members of the Lewistown congregation had a pastor appreciation presentation for the pastoral family on Sabbath, Oct. 16, 2005. Karl Johnson, church elder, presented Elmer, Marie, Naomi and Hannah... More

Mountain View Students Host Dinner

The students of Mountain View Adventist School in Missoula hosted the second annual Senior's Banquet in honor of the older, wiser members of our church. We were also privileged to have some of the... More

Sidebar 1

Dear Northwest Members:I want to personally tell you how much I appreciate your unselfish response to the recent disasters faced by our brothers and sisters in the South.I am convinced that God has... More


Dear Dr. Patzer:On behalf of the Arkansas-Louisiana and the Southwest Region conferences, I want to thank you for the very generous offerings your members have given to assist with the impact of... More

Northwest Members Give $269,000 for Katrina Relief

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our minds to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. —Barbara BushTrouble brings out the worst in some people,... More

Project Oregon

"Is there anything KBLN Better Life Television can do that 3ABN can’t?” This question came to me on Sept. 2, 2005, while I was praying about the future of KBLN and considering what to do next. We had... More

Oregon Conference Special Constituency Session

Notice is hereby given by the Oregon Conference Executive Committee that a special constituency session of Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be held at the Holden Convention Center at... More

A Different Kind of Christmas

The theme chosen by the students and their teacher at The Dalles Adventist School was "A Different Kind of Christmas." But when they chose the theme, they didn't realize how different it would become... More

Christmas Shoe Boxes

We had a wonderful sharing and giving time wrapping presents for the kids of all 70 Share House residents. Share House provides shelter, food and emergency services through a network of four shelters... More

How God Used Cockroaches

Marilyn Atteberry had a problem. She had never had a problem like this before. She was so embarrassed and frustrated. She had awful cockroaches in her house!She called several pest-control companies... More

Light Bearers Ministry Celebrates Groundbreaking

Light Bearers Ministry, currently based in Malo, Wash., broke ground on Nov. 8, 2005, for their new headquarters in Jasper, Ore. “We’ve outgrown our present location,” says Ty Gibson, co-director/... More

Les Zollbrecht Ordained

The chapel at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) was filled to overflowing on Sabbath, Nov. 19, 2005, as Les Zollbrecht was ordained to gospel ministry. “This is a recognition of what God has already... More

Saying YES! to Dreams

Dear YES Council,Thank you very much for the funds you provided for our education here …. That helped me a lot, as my family struggles financially at the moment. I really appreciate that. May the... More

Convocation Kicks off Depression-recovery Program

Instead of functioning as a mini-camp meeting experience, the 2005 Central Oregon Convocation was designed as the kick-off event for a community outreach program.Neil Nedley, M.D., as the main... More

The Spirit of Giving

The Gladstone Park Church gave to hurricane Rita victims at Thanksgiving and to Salvation Army's needy children for Christmas.Fifty-five Thanksgiving baskets were given out to families whose names... More

"Prophecy Fulfilled" Russian Evangelism in Portland

The Russian Group in Portland hosted a three-week evangelistic campaign from Nov.12 to Dec. 3, 2005, at the Lents Adventist Church’s activity center that featured Kasap Gennadiy, a pastor visiting... More

Christmas at Milo Students Adopt Community Children for Christmas

Children from the community’s elementary schools poured into Milo’s student center on Dec. 10, 2005, to enjoy games, food, and fun at a Christmas party hosted especially for them by the student... More

God Works Miracles Through Bonners Ferry Team

A team of 10, seven from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, two from Clark Fork, Idaho, and one from Denver, Colo., joined with the Fjarli Team #10 in India. In cooperation with Maranatha Volunteers International... More

Youth Give Up Christmas Vacation to Serve Survivors of the Gulf Coast Hurricanes

Three months after the devastation of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Gulf States are still in chaos. Despite efforts of Federal Emergency Management Agency, local governments, and countless... More

UCA's Music Building Is Named "Lange Hall"

In honor of Jerry Lange’s 38 years of teaching music at Upper Columbia Academy, the student council initiated a move to name the music building “Lange Hall.” The announcement, which came as a... More

This Inn Always Has Room

The Spokane Central Church members of women's ministries shared their blessings with the less fortunate this holiday by giving gift bags filled with much-needed items to the homeless women of the... More

Destination: Peru Mission Trip Is Life-changing

Destination: Peru Mission Trip Is Life-changing Peru trip 2005 enabled our group of 16 youth and adults from Life Sources Community Church in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, to join forces with a medical team... More

Pathfinders Help With Operation Harvest

A couple of weeks prior to Oct. 15, 2005, signs started cropping up all over Yakima advertising Operation Harvest, an annual city-wide food drive. This is the fifth year the Yakima Braves Pathfinder... More

Chamber of Commerce Honors Pedrito Maynard-Reid for Years of Outstanding Community Service

Pedrito Maynard-Reid, Walla Walla College vice president for spiritual life and mission, was recognized for his outstanding community service at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce annual... More

Distinguished Faculty Lecture Focuses on Women in Early Adventist History

Beverly Beem, associate professor of English at Walla Walla College, presented the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Lecture in November. The presentation, entitled “My Soul Is on the Wing for Glory: Voices... More

Mississippi Missionaries Washington Teens Spend Vacation Helping Disaster Relief Effort

Seventeen students and seven adults from Auburn Adventist Academy and Lewis County Adventist School spent their Thanksgiving break in the hurricane-hit town of Pearlington, Miss. Spending 54 hours in... More

Sharing the Good News Forks Church Supports Friendship Evangelism in Queets

The Dames—Ron, a steam engineer, and Delphine, a psychiatric nurse—aren’t trained as evangelists, but they have a heart for people.This missionary-minded couple first teamed up with the mission-... More

Maggie’s Mystery Box

Maggie’s Mystery Box When Maggie Arnett, 8, saw the suffering and destruction from Hurricane Katrina, she heard God’s call to help. Maggie began her fundraising efforts at her front door with a... More

Health Lectures at Tacoma Korean Lead to 10 Bible studies

Health lectures at Tacoma Korean Church served as the gateway to Bible studies for 10 people. The week-long evangelistic series in early December 2005 featured Sang-Ku Lee, health specialist and... More

Tastes of the World LCAS Holds Unique Fundraiser

Tastes of the World LCAS Holds Unique Fundraiser Guests of the Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS) cooking class learned the secrets of cooking curry dishes from around the world. Nyantara Leno, a... More

Seeking the Spirit 2006 Spanish Lay Congress

Nearly 350 Spanish-speaking members assembled on Dec. 3, 2005, in the Puget Sound Adventist Academy gymnasium for an outreach training session with speaker Jose Angel Fuentes.The annual Spanish Lay... More

Washington Conference Session

Notice is hereby given that the 58th Regular Session of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene in the Auburn Academy Church, Auburn, Wash., on Sunday, April 9, 2006, at 9:30... More

Blessed Beyond Measure Record Giving by AAA Committee of 100

Members of the Auburn Adventist Academy Committee of 100 have made it their goal to share their blessings with the next generation of God’s followers. At a recent meeting, the committee decided to... More

An Evening of Reading

Skagit Adventist School students in grades K–4 brought their families to a special evening of food, fellowship, and listening to good books.The evening—with pizza, games, crafts, and stories—promoted... More

Grateful Stories and Thankful Hearts PSAA Students Assist in Hurricane Recovery

"Warn your students that what they will encounter here in Mississippi is far worse than they could ever imagine.”Having watched the news coverage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the... More