May 2008

Ask PJ

Do you always practice what you preach?

The thing I love about teenagers is you get right to the point. You leave no wiggle room to hedge or fudge!

So here's my answer: "No...


Did You Know?

Did You Know? - May

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God Doesn't Forget Prodigals And Neither Should We

My wife's mother grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, eating Rusketts and Protose, attending the Battle Creek Tabernacle and 12 years of Battle Creek Academy, and...


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Can You Spare Any Change?

Change is all around us this time of year. Bulbs are sprouting, politicians are spouting, and I've added a few more gray hairs to my thinning thatch. I do not always...


Can You Spare Any Change?

Change is all around us this time of year. Bulbs are sprouting, politicians are spouting, and I've added a few more gray hairs to my thinning thatch. I do not always...



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News Notes

Employees in Walla Walla Saw Red in FebruaryMore than 85 percent of Walla Walla General Hospital employees "went red" Feb. 1 to show support for women and the fight against heart disease.Wear Red Day... More

Samoans Organize Church Consecrate New Facility

It was a dream, and on Sabbath, Feb. 9, the dream came true. In 2001, when Lauilo Poua moved to Anchorage, Alaska, as the pastor of the 37-member group, he dreamed one day they would have their own... More

Pathfinder Teams Excel in Bible Achievement

Idaho Conference Pathfinders have been exercising their knowledge of the Bible in two recent competitions, and one team is headed on to compete at the North American Division level in Berrien Springs... More

Eagle Church Rejoices With Fleming Family Baptism

Three years ago, Sophia and Patrick Fleming enrolled two of their four children in the Eagle Adventist Christian School. And what a wonderful result the decision brought. On March 15, the Flemings... More

Conference Tests New Honor

More than 100 Idaho Conference Pathfinders, staff and family gathered on Feb. 16 at the Caldwell Adventist Elementary School to evaluate a proposed new honor on the life of Jesus. Idaho Conference... More

Lewistown Juniors and Teens Raise Money to Aid India

Junior and teen members of the Lewistown Church held a fundraiser this past year to help the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. The class of five arranged for a spaghetti dinner, complete with... More

Belgrade Church Members Reach Out to the World

Belgrade Church members are helping with mission projects in Mexico and Bangladesh.In Bangladesh, church members are actively helping support Bangla Hope, a ministry which helps orphaned children... More

Medford Teenagers Share Witness And Solar Bibles With India

Recently, at age 82, I had the opportunity to go with more than 20 teenagers from Medford Rogue Valley Adventist School on a mission trip to India. This was my ninth mission to India, but I have... More

Sunnyside Church Presents Living Tableau In Last Supper Re-enactment

The lights go down, the church is dark. In the packed pews, the people cease their anticipatory chatter and squint at shadowy figures positioning themselves on stage.Silence. Total silence.And then a... More

Hood View Open House Showcases Student Projects

Hood View Junior Academy hosted an open house and curriculum fair Feb. 21. In the kindergarten classroom, students and parents dissected owl pellets while the first-grade class showed off their 100th... More

Revelation Speaks Peace To Portland and Beyond

More than two years of planning by It Is Written and the members and staff of the Oregon Conference proved to be a success as the two groups teamed together for meetings at the Oregon Convention... More

Kelso-Longview Easter Musical Draws Thousands

Easter weekend was a busy and special time for the Kelso-Longview (Wash.) Church. The church produced and performed the 10th annual Easter musical-drama Journey to the Cross.Nearly three months... More

Lewiston and Clarkston Churches Host Recovery Seminars

The Lewiston and Clarkston churches hosted an outreach event targeting addicts and their families. Cheri Peters, guest speaker, came and talked to several groups about her recovery from a life of... More

Northwest Men Reach the Summit

The scene is chaotic. Tables are overturned and on their sides, forming barricades, marshmallows fly through the air making their targets and others miss and cover the floor, voices count to 20 while... More

Ellensburg Women and Pathfinders Prepare Bags of Love

The Ellensburg (Wash.) Church women's ministry team and several Pathfinders are reaching children in their community through the Bags of Love project. This project reaches children whose parents are... More

Borneo Churches Blessed By UCA Student Builders

Nearly 50 Upper Columbia Academy students arrived in Sarawak, Borneo, in March to assist in the building of two churches for the Iban people. The group arrived in Kuching and from there flew to Sibu... More

Spokane Valley Presents Journey to the Cross

More than 1,200 guests, 200 actors, numerous musicians, three nights, and one goal—to experience the Journey to the Cross, a journey through the final scenes of Jesus' life. After 10 hours of... More

WWU Appoints Carlson VP for Advancement

Dennis N. Carlson has been named vice president for university advancement at Walla Walla University and will lead all fundraising and alumni relations programs."Carlson brings excellent, proven... More

Officers Lead Senior Class Toward First WWU Graduation

In September 2007, Walla Walla College, as it had been known since its founding in 1892, changed its name to Walla Walla University. This means the class of 2008 is the first class to graduate from... More

Arlington Cooks Up a Ministry

Their ministry in Arlington, Wash., began with a cookbook.Dawn Hainey and Kathy Patrick wanted to feature vegetarian recipes made by cooks in the church as a resource for sharing member-to-member,... More

Cedarbrook Students Adopt a Road

Twice a year, students in grades five to eight at Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School in Port Hadlock, Wash., serve their community through a road clean-up project. Every person who turns onto... More

Vegetarian Classes Attract Public to Healthy Lifestyle

Heather Reseck is a registered dietitian with a mission—to simplify healthful, vegetarian cooking while keeping recipes tasty and nutritious.Each year, Reseck and a team of family and church members... More

Bellingham Church Members Foster Culture of Service

The Bellingham Church has a culture of caring and involving people of all ages. The church works throughout the year to make a difference in the community and in the lives of young people.One purpose... More

24-Seven Ministry Helps Homeless in Seattle

Outreach and community service are "hip" at 24-Seven Ministry Center on the campus of Bellevue Community College. Once a month for more than a year, a group of 24-Seven volunteers help with food... More

Emerald City Church Hosts UNCF Workshop and Fundraiser

The United Negro College Fund held a master's musician workshop and college scholarship fundraiser at the Emerald City Community Church in March.UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 65,... More

PSAA Students Serve God As Community Volunteers

Part of Adventist education is to teach the act of serving God by serving others. Puget Sound Adventist Academy students experienced the satisfaction of helping the community during a recent school-... More

North Cascade Kids Contribute to ADRA Projects

Children at the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., are learning how to help people around the world.The Primary II Sabbath School class, for children grades 3–4, chose to apply their mission... More

World News Briefs - May

Italy20 Years of Religious FreedomSeventh-day Adventist representatives join Italy’s prime minister in celebrating the 20th anniversary of a law legalizing independent relations between the church... More