September 2007

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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That's A Great Story...Zeke!

There are a few people who are naturals when it comes to sharing their faith. You know the type. People like Willie Witness who is sitting on the bus when someone says...


Fresh Start

The Paralytic and a Shingle Mom

His world was a 4- by 6-foot mat. He couldn't walk, swim, work or play. He was dependent on friends to feed him, carry him, clothe him, clean him and turn him over to...



Momentum Text

". . . When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately" (Acts 18:26, last part, NIV).

'It's God's House'

"My husband Steve and I wanted to give Bible studies in our home, but we lived in a really tiny mobile home with a leaky roof and were embarrassed to invite people...


North Pacific Union

Solar Bibles Carry Great Promise

Global Mission enthusiasts will be intrigued with a new project envisioned by Bruce Johnston, retired North Pacific Union Conference president and Medford (Ore.) Church...


Forever Grateful

The first two verses of Psalm 18 truly represent my feelings toward my God and you, my friends, "I will love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my...



Christmas in July

Her eyes were riveted to the clock as she waited, timecard in hand, to end her shift. She would escape the torment of this dysfunctional torture chamber called work and...



Preserving Spiritual Care

Adventist Health is committed to treating the whole person—body, mind and spirit. Because of this philosophy, chaplains are an integral part of the care team, working side by side with doctors,... More

Camp Meeting Offers Training to Fight Depression

"One of the best camp meetings ever. I was so blessed!" "I am so excited to see the potential of all the laypeople of Alaska getting involved in this program. Now! Let's get to work!" These were some... More

Men's Retreat in Alaska Wilderness

It was only after I'd survived the first half-dozen hog wallows on the trail into the Alaska Men's Retreat that I began to really understand that this wasn't just romantic, guidebook Alaska—I was hip... More

Staddon Assumes Treasury Duties

In January 2007, Sharon Staddon became the new treasurer for the Alaska Conference administrative team.Staddon, a certified public accountant in Nebraska, has owned her own accounting firm since 2004... More

Alaska Mission History, 1896–1983 Book Becomes a Reality

After a lifetime of collecting articles, books, photos, and personal notes and letters, Nadine Hansen, Alaska Conference office secretary and wife of Joseph Hansen, Alaska Mission president from 1961... More

New Executive Secretary Joins Alaska's Administrative Team

Alaska welcomes Edward Dunn as the new Alaska Conference executive secretary. Dunn and his wife Cheryl are moving to Alaska from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, where he was pastor of the Kelowna... More

Idaho Conference Members Train Others To Evangelize and Retain Members

Evangelism—it used to be the responsibility of the professionals. But several dozen Idaho Conference members now have the know-how to put on a series themselves.On Sabbath, July 21, the Payette... More

Miracles in Idaho Falls

Because of low enrollment, the Idaho Conference was suggesting closing Adventist Christian School. That's when the Idaho Falls' "faithful few" took the problem to the Lord. Hilda Evans, one of our... More

Soul-winning Training Provides Momentum for Idaho

Karen Lewis, Rocky Mountain Conference lay Bible worker program director, spoke to more than 50 Idaho conference members July 26–28 about using friendship and an open and honest approach to present... More

Bozeman Area Churches Host Homeless

Several churches in the Bozeman area have, for the second year, opened their doors and hearts to help provide comfortable places for homeless families to stay. The Mt. Ellis, Bozeman and Belgrade... More

The Biggest Cowboy Camp Meeting Yet!

The third annual Cowboy Camp Meeting at Elk Springs Ranch near Florence, Mont., was ushered in by clear blue skies, bright sunshine and happy faces.First-nighters were treated to generous helpings of... More

The Courage of A Neighbor Helps Lead Man to Christ

The Lewistown Church held evangelistic meetings this spring. As a result, on June 9, Zeke Kleinsasser was baptized and became a member of the Lewistown Church.Here's more of his story: Kleinsasser... More

Solar Bibles Carry Great Promise

Global Mission enthusiasts will be intrigued with a new project envisioned by Bruce Johnston, retired North Pacific Union Conference president and Medford (Ore.) Church member. It's called the Solar... More

Forever Grateful

The first two verses of Psalm 18 truly represent my feelings toward my God and you, my friends, "I will love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God,... More

Gladstone Camp Meeting 2007 Rain Dampens Tents and Seats, but Not Spirits

Rain threatened to curtail this year's Gladstone Camp Meeting crowds as it began on Tuesday, July 17. People were seen wearing garbage bags as raincoats and creating tarpaulin canopies over and... More

Evangelism Training Camp Inspires Teens and Young Adults

"Fun." "That was great!" "I'm ready to do that again."Those are not usually words used to describe a training camp. Work, drudgery and sweat are more common descriptions. But those who participated... More

Mega Oregon Culminates at Hispanic Convocation

What would happen if the Adventist church did not do evangelism?Flor was ready to commit suicide. Her husband had just recently kicked her out of their home. When she was at her lowest she received a... More

Unique Gifts and a Heart for Service

"This is what we're here for—to be of help and to serve others," says Florence Bell, leader of the staff at the Dorcas Boutique on the Gladstone Campground. The Dorcas Boutique shared a building this... More

God Provides the Way God Blesses Milo Students for Stepping Out in Faith

Adán Lopez might seem like the average 19-year-old, but his story is truly miraculous. Every year at Gladstone Camp Meeting, Milo Adventist Academy has a display showing pictures of all the exciting... More

Grants Pass Community Service 'Dorcas' Is a Shining Light

As people enter the Dorcas building, a feeling of friendliness, comfort and joy greets them. Each department is well-marked with attractive signs and flowers. The children's department is decorated... More

PAA Begins Broadcasting Digitally

Our Adventist legacy demonstrates a rich relationship with broadcast communications. It is with this in mind that Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) offers a new class in Digital Broadcasting.Mark Kooy... More

Sharon Church Inspirational Choir Shares Heaven

The Sharon Church Inspirational Choir has been busy carrying out the theme of the choir for this year—Staying Ready for Heaven in 2007. Many times we get so busy focusing on things of this world that... More

Sunshine and Blue Skies For Southern Oregon Women's Retreat

Sunshine and blue skies greeted the more than 75 ladies as they crossed the covered bridge spanning the Umpqua River in June onto the beautiful Milo Academy campus to enjoy the second annual Southern... More

Anxiously Waiting

Have you ever known someone who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church but has never seen the inside an Adventist church, and probably never will? The Falls City Church has a member who... More

Sheridan Meadows Hosts Inaugural Camp Meeting

The first Northeastern Washington Camp Meeting was held at the beautiful, newly purchased Sheridan Meadows campgrounds. What was formerly a 55-acre golf course is located about 5 miles west of... More

New Hispanic Coordinator Joins Upper Columbia Conference

A new Hispanic coordinator, Walter Pintos Schmidt, recently started work for the Upper Columbia Conference. He and his wife, Liliana, and their two children, Karel and Nikolas, moved here from... More

Yakima Mission to Guatemala

"The girl I sent to Guatemala was not the same girl who came back." These were the words of the father of a non-Adventist girl when she returned from helping to build a church in Ixobel, Guatemala.... More

3ABN Brings a Family to Church In Irrigon, Ore.

Jesse and Kimberly James moved to Umatilla, Ore., with their family recently. Not only were they new in the area and not acquainted with many people, but Kimberly also had the cable TV canceled,... More

Baptisms at Spirit Lake, Idaho

Michael Collins and Sharon Erickson were baptized in the Spirit Lake Church on succeeding Sabbaths, Collins on the last Sabbath of 2006 and Erickson on the first Sabbath of 2007.Collins, 12, had... More

All Nations Center Involved in Community Outreach

The Bible says, "And three thousand were added to their number that day" (Acts 2:41, NIV). Can you imagine that happening today in your local Seventh-day Adventist Church? Everyone would want to know... More

If You Bake it, They Will Come WWC Student Hears God's Calling

In 2004, while participating in the Walla Walla College (WWC) summer language program in Greece, Steven Binus had a dream. He saw himself in a bakery, pounding dough and telling people about the... More

A Place to Belong Sunset Lake Camp Celebrates 50 Years of Camping Excellence

A horse with its young rider wandered off the path. When the accompanying wrangler saw the problem, she calmed the girl down, guided the horse back and said, "Just like horses drift off the path, we... More

Hilda's Brigade Arlington Church Participates in Cancer Walk

When Hilda Pouli, a member of the Arlington Church, recently lost her battle with cancer, Arlington members knew they wanted to do something to honor Hilda's battle.Kathy Patrick, another Arlington... More

A Better Plan God Leads the Lives of Two Ministers

Eric Williams thought being a pastor would be boring—that is, until he started working at summer camp and discovered that Christianity could be "very, very fun.""I started getting addicted to... More

A Spiritual Feast Port Angeles Church Distributes Literature

During the national Ten Commandments Day in May, the Port Angeles Church obtained permission from a major retailer to set up an outdoor display at their entrance.In two afternoons, members... More

Loving God, Loving People Rick Quast Retires

Rick Quast, a pastor with more than 40 years of experience, is looking forward to "wandering" with his wife, Linda, in their retirement. "On Sabbath mornings, we'll get up and say, ‘Where will we go... More

KACS Radio Ministry Raises Friends, Not Just Funds

The Adventist radio station serving the I-5 corridor between Longview and Tacoma, Wash., recently held an on-air friendraiser drive.Cameron Beierle, station manager of independently-operated 90.5... More

Graham Celebrates 25 years with Sanctuary Dedication

A dream from the 1960s for a church in Graham, Wash., became a reality in the 1980s, and the church recently celebrated its 25th birthday with a church sanctuary dedication. Walt Lively, a Graham... More

Historic Weekend First Hispanic Camp Meeting Held in Washington Conference

Washington Conference Hispanic Ministries presented its first three-day Hispanic Camp Meeting in June. More than 1,000 members attended Sabbath morning.Armando Miranda, General Conference vice... More

Fin de Semana Histórico Se Llevó a Cabo el Primer Campestre Hispano en la Conferencia de Washington

El Departamento del Ministerio Hispano de la Conferencia de Washington tuvo el orgullo de presentar su primer Campestre Hispano de tres días en el mes de Junio.Más de 1,000 miembros asistieron el... More

Joining the Family Auburn Adventist Academy Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) is happy to announce the arrival of six new faculty.Francisco Brito, of Fife, Wash., has a bachelor's in religion and a minor in Spanish and will teach Spanish at the... More