October 2007

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Building a Legacy, Tweaking a Dream

If you've ever built anything—a house, a business, even a model plane—you know that building takes time, energy and commitment. Sometimes things go exactly as planned...


Fresh Start

When Adventist Health Calls

Over the past four months our family has been anguishing over some job offers—three of which we considered seriously. The thought of eventually leaving our beloved...



Praying for Rain

The members of the Salmon (Idaho) Church were excited as the appointed 10 days (June 27–July 7) of Operation Global Rain approached. Operation Global Rain was a 10-day...



Tok Church Conducts Quest for Truth VBS

Shauna Lee of the Tok Church, located near the end of the Alaska Highway toward Delta Junction, believed that leading kids to search for truth was the best way to wait for the birth of her child.... More

Kincaids Launch Faith Ministry in Kotzebue

Jim and Linda Kincaid have once again demonstrated their passion for Adventist Native Ministries in bush Alaska by quitting their respective jobs as Alaska Conference executive secretary and... More

Do You Have a Spirit of Adventure?

Are you open to living in a native culture in the Arctic, or a remote town in Southeast Alaska?Do you have a heart of service for helping hurting young people? Are you self-motivated and do you long... More

Camp Lorraine Bursting at the Seams

What do you do when you plan for about 25 campers and 74 show up? Panic? No way! At least not if you are part of the staff of Alaska Camps under the direction of Laurie Hosey. For three years, Laurie... More

Middleton Church Breaks Ground

Members of the Middleton Church along with community dignitaries gathered on Wednesday afternoon, May 2, to break ground for a new church with special gold-painted shovels. The rain cleared just long... More

Avalanche Ranch Comes to Caldwell

Children across the Treasure Valley took a walk through Avalanche Ranch, held at Caldwell Church July 16–20. The Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School program provided fun, memorable Bible-learning... More

A Friendship Brings Woman to Christ

Ruth Berthleson, 89 and a charter member of the Dillon Church, is a great example of how the gift of friendship can lead someone to know Jesus. Ruth's home is right behind the "Calf-A" restaurant,... More

Ronan District Welcomes New Pastoral Couple Long Wait Ends

Members of the Ronan District, consisting of the Ronan, Hot Springs and Plains churches, were finally able to welcome Pastor Kevin and Carrie Miller in May. This ended the yearlong wait after former... More

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

"Eric Jensen, Eric Jensen, Eric Jensen” was the chant at the conclusion of a well-received one-week workshop Teaching with the Brain in Mind. Nationally renowned speaker Eric Jensen focused on what... More

New Faces at PAA

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) is delighted to introduce two new staff members.Chris Jones is the new vice principal for finance. He comes to us from Meadow Glade Elementary School in Battle Ground... More

Mission to Alaska Hood River Group Travels Far to Bring Joy

On July 22, a group of 12 friends started a long journey, traveling by van from Hood River, Ore., to Camp Lorraine, located on the small island of Vank in Alaska. It took three days—including 13... More

CAA Teams with LLU for Summer Geology Course

What could possibly prompt six teenagers to meet at school at 5 a.m. during their summer vacation to travel in a van for 22 hours straight?The answer to that question for several Columbia Adventist... More

People to People Ministries Promotes a Healthier Community

Through a new program called the Urban Health Project, People to People Ministries Inc. is telling people about major chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer. The Urban Health Project (... More

New Staff at Milo Bringing promise for a great new year

Jeff and Amy Deming return to Oregon to work at Milo. Previously the youth director of the Illinois Conference, Jeff is the new school counselor and Bible teacher. He also team-teaches the class... More

Oregon Youth Challenge

Oregon Youth Challenge was very busy even though the team was much smaller than usual this summer. They began in the area surrounding the Portland Convention Center where Shawn Boonstra will be... More

Jesus–The Water of Life Church Parade Float

On July 4, the Shady Point Church participated in the annual Fourth of July parade in Eagle Point.This was the second year the church was part of the parade. A truck decorated and loaded with water... More

Creation Seminar Builds Bridges for Hockinson Heights Church

Adventist physician and creation seminar presenter Doug Newton, Walla Walla General Hospital medical director of the Emergency Center, didn't know what to expect as he prepared to present his seminar... More

Running Forward Prineville Adventist Church

Members of the Prineville Church recently participated in the "Haulin' Aspen Trail Half Marathon" in Bend, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 12. Six of the seven participants are first-time half marathoners who... More

UCC Vacation Bible Schools Reach 1,500 Children

"You mean… God died?!"The little boy was visibly shaken. His Vacation Bible School teacher, portraying a woman lingering near the tomb of Jesus, had urged the children into the darkened room. Only “... More

Setting Up Messiah's Mansion

It takes many people to put together Messiah's Mansion, but not nearly the number it took to set up the original tabernacle and its furnishings during the time of Moses.Forty volunteers from the... More

Baptism at Sun Lakes State Park

Two baptisms celebrate the end of the year for the Othello Adventurer Club. Members of the Othello (Wash.) Church always enjoy their annual church campout at Sun Lakes State Park. This year was extra... More

New Name Walla Walla University Church Begins New Chapter

The Walla Walla College Church marked the beginning of a new chapter in the church's more than 60-year history with a special program on Sept. 1, celebrating the changing of its name. In conjunction... More

Ministry in Mexico WWU Graduates Reach Out Across the Border

"The walls are cardboard. They sleep on nail-studded 2x4s on top of buckets. Sticks hold up thin plastic—trash bags, basically—and people live under them. It's really dark. Light comes in from holes... More

A Church Plant Grows in Eastside

Over cornbread, beans and peach pie, a group of Korean Americans met together with a church planting coach to discuss how to plant a church. This accomplished group of young professionals no longer... More

Youth Challenge Meets the Challenge

Washington Conference leaders offered a challenge to Youth Challenge, the summer literature evangelism program, a couple summers ago.“The focus of Youth Challenge had been to distribute the maximum... More

The Little School That Did! PAS Opens School Year in New Building

A week before Poulsbo Adventist School (PAS) classes began, the school held a ribbon-cutting, recognition and dedication ceremony for the new facilities. In the 23-year history of the school, this... More

Riding the Extra Mile AAA Freshman Makes a Difference

It's not every day that you find someone willing to exchange leg cramps, sore muscles, and utter exhaustion for the benefit of complete strangers, but that is just the case for 15-year-old Zack... More

Public Vs. Private School The Debate for Innocence

I visit public schools a lot to see my "church kids," and I’ve come to appreciate all the committed, hard-working educators. In fact, my wife works for the Anacortes public school system and my... More

New Chapter, Same Purpose Northwest Christian School Prepares for New Facility

After serving the Puyallup community as Nelson Crane Christian School for more than 50 years, the eight-grade school recently changed its name to Northwest Christian School.Along with the name change... More

'If I Ever Decide to Become a Member...'

"If I ever decide to become a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church, Pastor, you are the one I will want to talk to, OK?"These words were spoken 20 years ago by Warren Jeffries to Gary Ellis,... More

A Stitch in Time Ministry Stitches Handiwork for Mission Field

Bellingham Church recently began Fancy Work Friends as a way for people with knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint and quilting interests to work on projects, learn a new skill and develop... More