June 2006

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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Editorial Sidebar

In April, Jere Patzer was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He has been undergoing treatment through Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland. He and his wife, Sue, wished to...


Shopping at Wal-Mart on Sabbath

A few Sabbaths ago, Sue and I were headed to Seattle for appointments. With rain pouring down, our windshield wipers were a definite necessity. Then we heard it, thump,...


Fresh Start

Family Records

Some years ago my wife, Cherié, and I aspired to getting in the Guiness Book of World Records. Actually I’m not sure there’s a category for our feat, but if...


Let's Talk

Let’s Talk

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North Pacific Union

Tell the Love of Jesus . . . Tell Them Now!

This year’s Northwest ASI Spring Fellowship weekend was filled with amazing stories. Members told the group how the Lord provided opportunities for them to share the...


Bolivia Harvest 2006 Northwest Missionaries Share Jesus

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) sponsored an evangelistic campaign in Bolivia March 9–25. Teams from Northwest churches preached at 30 sites around Santa Cruz...


Northwest Pioneers of Faith

Pioneer Minister in the Northwest Daniel T. Fero

During the 1870s and 1880s, the General Conference transferred at least 12 ministers from the East to the Pacific Northwest to help establish an Adventist presence in this remote mission field. A...



Gone Fishing

The brooding mind of Peter matches the darkness as he flings the net into the shadowy waters of the night. In his mind self-condemnation is nudged on by the accusing...



Beyond Hospital Walls Bringing Hope to Our Communities

Adventist Health’s mission extends far beyond the walls of our facilities and reaches into the communities we serve. Whether it is a program designed to reach out to area seniors or a group of... More

Palmer Church Welcomes New Pastor Dave and Veronica Crocket Move to Alaska

Members of the Palmer Church welcomed their new pastoral team, Dave and Veronica (Milward) Crocket, in April. Before getting his ministerial degree, Dave spent 15 years in the construction trade as a... More

Frigid Temperatures Don't Stop Baptism

When Geraldine Felder-Noongwook gingerly entered the steaming waters of the outdoor baptismal tank in Savoonga, Alaska, on March 25, the thermometer read five degrees! A relative of one of the... More

Alaska Students Shine At LEGO Robotics Meet

Teams of students from Nome and Anchorage traveled to Walla Walla College in April to participate in the college-sponsored LEGO Robotics regional competition. However, the five-member team... More

April Fools' Day Delight

When the residents of the small eastern Oregon town of Cove awoke on Sabbath, April Fools' Day, they had a surprise. There was 1 to 2 inches of snow on the ground. But there was another pleasant... More

Parma Church Celebrates 100 Years

The members of the Parma (Idaho) Church celebrated their 100th year on March 11, 2006.Joining in the celebration were several ministers who had been pastors of the church, from left: (front)... More

Four Teens and 1,400 Books Enterprise Church Library Moved in 30 Minutes

Need cheerful and energetic helpers? Ask your youth to help. Four teen members of the Enterprise (Ore.) Church hauled approximately 1,400 books up steep stairs to the new library location in about 30... More

New Pastor at Kuna Church

The Kuna Church welcomed their new pastoral team, Randy and Suzette (Owens) Maxwell, in January.Before becoming the pastor of the Kuna Church, Maxwell served as the creative director for advertising... More

The Georgia Howard Story

A little more than two years ago the Lord impressed Richard and Sharron Rudig to start a Bible school in Libby, Mont. With the approval of the Libby Church and its pastor, Donavan Kack, the Rudigs... More

New Pastor at MEA Church

Last fall, Mt. Ellis Academy Church welcomed a new pastor. Douglas Elsey, a native of Hampshire, London, transferred from California where he was the senior pastor of the Yucaipa Church. Elsey is... More

Tell the Love of Jesus . . . Tell Them Now!

This year’s Northwest ASI Spring Fellowship weekend was filled with amazing stories. Members told the group how the Lord provided opportunities for them to share the love of Jesus with people around... More

Bolivia Harvest 2006 Northwest Missionaries Share Jesus

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) sponsored an evangelistic campaign in Bolivia March 9–25. Teams from Northwest churches preached at 30 sites around Santa Cruz the first week. Jere Patzer,... More

Tepic Mission Trip Students from Milo in Mexico for Two Weeks

Milo Adventist Academy's mission trip to Tepic, Mexico, was two memorable weeks of work, prayer, evangelism, and naturally, some play. During spring break in March, 25 students flew from Portland to... More

100 Years of Service 100 Years of Blessings at Meadow Glade

Meadow Glade Church celebrated its centennial during the morning church service on Sabbath, March 18, 2006, with Jan Paulsen, General Conference president, as the special guest speaker.In the foyer... More

Northwest Mission Team Goes to Tanzania Hundreds Baptized, Provided With Medical Care

Last summer, a team of 30 people, including pastors, teachers and medical staff flew from Portland to Kigoma, Tanzania, to conduct evangelistic meetings, build a school and provide medical services.... More

Ngo Ordained In Portland Vietnamese Church

Cuong Duy Ngo was ordained on Sabbath, March 4. The service was held at the Portland Vietnamese Church where Ngo serves with the support of his wife, Nga.Ngo came to the U.S. at 19 looking to follow... More

Spring Break Mission Trips PAA Students Travel the World to Serve

Weary but excited, 31 Portland Adventist Academy students returned from mission trips all around the world. Spanning from India to Bolivia, Peru to Ethiopia, these students spent spring break helping... More

Teen Mission Adventurers Leave Footprints for God's Love In Brewster and Beyond

They descended on Brewster—almost 100 ready-to-serve Pathfinders and a couple dozen adults eager to leave a trail of kindness and plant footsteps of progress during a weeklong Teen Mission Adventure.... More

Miracle Money Helps Man Fulfill Pledge to Positive Life Radio

Opening the morning mail for KEEH radio station revealed an unusually fat envelope. After finding more than $300 in 5- 10- and 20-dollar bills I called the donor to make sure he had not sent his bank... More

After Many Days Jerry Clemm Finally Finds What He's Been Looking For

From the time that Jerry Clemm was a young boy, the question of the Sabbath has been on his mind. He remembers asking his mother why people went to church on Sunday when the calendar shows Saturday... More

Three Friends Share Their Hair Tri-City Junior Academy Girls Give Their Long Hair Away

Three years ago, second-grader Selena English saw a news segment on the Today show about Locks of Love, an organization which takes donated hair to make wigs. The wigs are then donated to children... More

Five UCA Seniors Named as Spokane Scholars

Upper Columbia Academy was pleased to participate again this year in the Spokane Scholars Banquet, an event put on by area businesses and executives to honor and encourage academic excellence.Every... More

Let's All Be Engineers! Robots Make Science Fun at WWC

Ready. Set. LEGO! Five teams from Oregon and Alaska battled it out during the FIRST LEGO League Challenge hosted by the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering in partnership with the Adventist... More

New WWC President Announced John McVay Takes Office in September

John McVay has accepted the invitation of the Walla Walla College (WWC) Board of Trustees to become the 23rd president, following Jon Dybdahl’s retirement in August. “We are delighted to accept the... More

Trust Services and Estate Planning Expands Services

Trust Services and Estate Planning has arranged with three law firms who specialize in advanced estate planning to offer additional services to clients in Washington Conference.“We have recognized... More

Love of Life Leadership Summit Equips Lay Leaders

Leadership development is a hot topic in society because it's elusive and puzzling. Effective leadership is desired in companies, communities and universities.Based on this concept, two Washington... More

"It's All About Jesus" Spiritual Emphasis Guides Washington Conference Business Session

All officers and departmental directors were re-elected during the 57th session of Washington Conference on Sunday, April 9.John Freedman, Washington Conference president, asked delegates from the... More

Welcome to Enterprise Village This Town Is Run by Fifth-Graders

The village hummed with activity. Business owners sold apparel, office supplies, sports equipment and more. The local TV station aired interviews with villagers and guests. The medical clinic made... More

2006 Graduates Changed by Auburn Adventist Academy Experience

For 2006 graduates, Auburn Adventist Academy is a caring environment that fosters a love for God and others. And the academy has greatly changed their lives.“I came to Auburn as a shy and timid girl... More

Experience the Victory Washington Conference Pathfinders Participate in Annual Fair

Pathfinders from 21 clubs in Washington Conference gathered for an annual fair where they displayed skills that they learned throughout the year. They were given various awards and certificates.... More