October 2006

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Dedicated to Quality and Compassion

Presently, I am experiencing a side of health care that I never have before. As vice chairman of Adventist Health’s Board of Directors, I’ve had the privilege of being...


Let's Talk

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Fresh Start

Love Likewise

Maxwell Maltz tells the story of a man who’d been severely injured while attempting to rescue his parents from a fire. His heroic efforts proved to be in vain, though....


North Pacific Union

Christmas in July Raises Hunger Awareness

Santa hats on a day when the temperature topped 100 degrees might seem a bit out of place. But not if you are familiar with Positive Life Radio’s “Christmas in July”...


Northwest Pioneers of Faith

Joseph Hermanus Warrington Laurence Pioneer Black Adventist Evangelist and Pastor

Joseph Hermanus Warrington Laurence was a pioneer minister all his life. He lost his father soon after his birth on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, in 1885, and was raised by his mother and...



New Plane and Hangar For Dillingham Area Mission Work

Paul Karmy, of Burleson, Texas, read in the Adventist World Aviation (AWA) newsletter that an airplane was needed in Bristol Bay to serve the needs of the native people there. After discussing the... More

Togiak Gets New Church

Volunteers from Milton-Freewater, Ore., descended on Togiak, Alaska, on July 25. Over the course of the next month more than 25 volunteers came to work for at least a week before returning to their... More

Desert View Christian School Graduation First Student Completing all Eight Grades

Desert View Christian School (DVCS) in Mountain Home, Idaho, held its graduation celebration in honor of graduate Megan Fesler, the first student to complete all eight grades in the school.This is... More

Idaho Constituents Vote to Secure GSAA Future

Since 1918, Adventist Christian secondary education in the Idaho Conference has been all about our youth. At a special constituency session on May 21, 328 delegates from around the conference met at... More

Pacific Press® Touches the Lives Of People in Peru

Pacific Press® Publishing Association (PPPA) in Nampa, Idaho, sent a team of 14 people to Iquitos, Peru, for two weeks in July. The group helped volunteers from the People of Peru Project renovate a... More

SonTreasure Island Comes to Caldwell

Children across the Treasure Valley went on an island adventure to SonTreasure Island, held at the Caldwell (Idaho) Church the week of June 26. Kids discovered God's love from examining I Corinthians... More

Great Falls Church Dedicates New Sanctuary

The Great Falls Church dedicated their new sanctuary on Sabbath, April 8. The church family moved into the Fellowship Hall during Ron Halvorsen’s Revelation seminars held last October. Attendance... More

A Good Year At Blodgett View Christian School

Blodgett View Christian School (BVCS), in Hamilton, Mont., joined the communities in the Bitterroot Valley for a parade to celebrate the discovery expedition of Lewis and Clark. We used this... More

The Whole World Needs His Blood Jim Kyle Donates the Gift of Life

An urgent call for blood donors went out during the 1943 Montana Camp Meeting, and 17-year-old Jim Kyle responded. Since that time Kyle has donated more than 20 gallons of blood, and the Red Cross... More

Christmas in July Raises Hunger Awareness

Santa hats on a day when the temperature topped 100 degrees might seem a bit out of place. But not if you are familiar with Positive Life Radio’s “Christmas in July” food drive. This year, the July... More

More Than a Backpack Adventist Community Service Center Makes Up 300 Packs

“The kids can’t wait to see what’s in the paper bag, and the parents are overwhelmed when they see the backpacks.” Volunteer Bonnie Blair describes the reactions she sees as she distributes 59 packs... More

Corwins Honored for Improving Family Life

Harvey and Kathy Corwin, former Oregon Conference family life department directors, were honored on July 23 with the Distinguished Service Award at the Adventist Family Conference. The conference was... More

The Start of School

And so it begins. Another beautiful day at Portland Adventist Academy. The start of the 2006–07 school year. You can feel the excitement in the air. You can see the anticipation on faces. Can you... More

"Feature Church" Program Connects Church and School

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) has been expanding a program with the goal of connecting the next generation to the churches in the area. "Feature Church" is a student-run church service that... More

The First Southern Oregon Women's Retreat A Success!

Cloudy skies and cool temperatures couldn’t dampen the spirits of the approximately 90 women who met together for the first Southern Oregon Women’s Retreat at Milo Academy on June 9-11. A winning... More

Survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields Speaks at Gresham and Lents Churches

Setan Lee, from Cambodia, told his story to members of the Gresham and Lents churches. He shared that when he was 17, he had plans to study medicine in Paris the following year. All of that changed... More

National Geographic Photographer Presents "The Secrets of Longevity" at Oregon Conference Church

"Residents of Okinawa, Sardinia and Loma Linda, Calif., live longer, healthier lives than just about anyone else on Earth. What do they know that the rest of us don't?”With a simple question, the... More

Finance Committee Chair Raises More Than $14,000 During Ironman Triathlon

Inspired by his parents’ active lifestyle, Rob White was always athletic. He played basketball at Portland Adventist Academy and at Walla Walla College. After college, he started doing duathlons and... More

Met Debt PAA Lines Up at the Starting Line

Constituent churches met at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) to witness a high point in the school’s history Aug. 22. But before we get to that, you should hear what led to this moment of celebration... More

Shady Point Church Finds A Refreshing Way To Share the Good News

For their July outreach activity the Shady Point Church provided a refreshing service for spectators at the Independence Day parade in Eagle Point, Ore. Bill Lynch’s pickup was part of the parade,... More

Vacation Bible School Brings Families to Church

The happy voices of many children filled the sanctuary of the Cave Junction Church at the 2006 Vacation Bible School graduation.The children were on the edge of their seats as Pastor Verne, alias... More

Upper Columbia's "Attitude"

Upper Columbia's "Attitude" "ATTITUDE: It’s Your Choice” was the theme the Upper Columbia Academy’s student association officers chose for the 2006–07 school year, and it was enthusiastically shared... More

WWVA Starts Its 120th Year

It's back to school in the Walla Walla Valley. On Aug. 27, 2006, Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) registered 228 students for the 120th year of continuous Adventist secondary education in the valley... More

New Volunteer Program Starts at YACS

Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) relies on volunteers to help in a number of ways with the students and their activities. Since it is important that they receive the proper training, the... More

Small Church Makes Big Impact in India

The Touchet Church in Southeastern Washington only has 50 members, but they have a sense of mission. One family who attends the Touchet Church became short-term missionaries to several villages in... More

Familiar Faces in New Roles at Conference Office

Although they are not new to Upper Columbia Conference, two new faces can be seen in the office in Spokane.Cheri Corder joins the conference office team to lead the Sabbath School, Vacation Bible... More

South Hill Church Hosts Block Party

The Spokane South Hill Church hosted a neighborhood block party on a Sunday afternoon in August. More than 1,000 flyers were handed out inviting the neighbors closest to the church to the free event... More

Faces of Worship

New students entering Walla Walla College (WWC) this fall are faced with many decisions. Beyond class schedules, significant others, and how much to study for that biology test, students may also... More

Alaska Adventures A Chance for PSAA to Share Talent and Take In the Beauty

Alaska Adventures A Chance for PSAA to Share Talent and Take In the Beauty Puget Sound Adventist Academy’s (PSAA) singing group, Impact, witnessed to hundreds of people in Alaska this summer. The 18... More

Powered Up for Ministry Kent Church Hosts Hands-on Personal Ministries Program

There’s a buzz around Washington Conference after members from 12 area churches attended the “Plug into the Power” personal ministries leadership training session at Kent Church. “Personal ministries... More

Setting the Stage Ministry Group Reaches Out to Young Adults in Seattle

Corner coffee shops and bars line the streets of Seattle, but none offer a comfortable, open environment that shares the love of Jesus.The young adult group, called The Well, of 24-Seven Ministry... More

Student Officers Lead the Way at AAA

With the 2006–07 school year off and running, the Associated Student Body (ASB) officers of Auburn Adventist Academy are energized about possibilities and plans for the future.“I want everyone to be... More

A Place to Belong Campers Make Decisions to Belong to Jesus

More than 1,000 campers from across the Northwest made Sunset Lake Camp a part of their summer plans.They came to enjoy a number of new on- and off-site activities, including remote control cars, a... More

End of Summer Convocation Church Hosts Mini Camp Meeting

For the third year, Tacoma South Side Church has combined the elements of summer—pleasant memories, nurturing friendships and worshipping God—to host an end-of-summer convocation for area churches.... More

Twila Paris Performs in Olympia

Twila Paris Performs in Olympia Transformation Life Center (TLC) in downtown Olympia, Wash., invited the community to attend a Twila Paris concert at their church. Paris, a popular Christian... More

Youth Challenge Young People Discover the Power of Two

Following the biblical model to go out, do ministry and bless a house, 19 young people went this summer into the Camano/Stanwood/Marysville, Silverdale/Bremerton, Tacoma, and Sequim/Port Angeles... More

Grays Harbor Member Saves Lives, Honored as Hero

Last summer, John Patterson Jr., a Grays Harbor Church member, rescued a family of three from a burning vehicle west of Olympia. For his heroic efforts, Patterson was honored at the Washington State... More