March 2009

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Did You Know - March 2009

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When God is in Control

In the spring of 1975, I was eagerly finishing my course work at Walla Walla College, anticipating graduation and thinking about the next phase of my life.

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It's All in How You Slice It

If you showed me a waffle and offered me half, I would reply, "It depends on how you slice it." Here's why.

I was the youngest of...


It's All in How You Slice It

If you showed me a waffle and offered me half, I would reply, "It depends on how you slice it." Here's why.

I was the youngest of...



FYI - March, 2009

Northwest Ministry Leaders Recognized

Several Northwest Adventists were recognized for ministry work at the 2009...



Care Continues Despite Winter Weather

An epic snowstorm ravaged the Walla Walla Valley in December 2008, putting a crimp on most activities—but not patient care at Walla Walla General Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash.With many people unable... More

Arctic Mission Adventurers Receive Bible Worker Training

With more than 250 remote Native villages in Alaska, the Alaska Conference is intentional in its efforts to train and place lay workers in the areas beyond the reach of pastors. In January, 13 people... More

Family Promise Fosters Hope One Family's Story

Johnny White was on his way to pick up Maria and Gavin Lee, their two-and-a-half-year-old son, from a baby shower for Maria when he totaled the truck in a snowy motor vehicle accident. Maria was... More

Sitka Teacher Rings Chimes in Tobago

The Mt. Pleasant Adventist Church had a problem. In their small West Indies' town on the island of Tobago, illiteracy and drugs are rampant. Unwilling to lose youth, church leaders made a plan:... More

Gem State Academy Students Learn Family Living Skills

Gem State Adventist Academy students have many opportunities to learn family living skills. For a few weeks senior Bible class focuses on marriage and family. In one activity the seniors care for... More

Weiser Ladies Prepare Bags for Foster Children

Women in Weiser, Idaho, have an outreach project making bags for foster children, which contain a handmade quilt, stuffed toys, personal items, coloring books, crayons and other toys. Usually, when a... More

New Havre Church Opens

More than 94 church and community members came together on Sabbath, Jan. 24, to mark the opening of a new church building and to welcome a new pastoral family to the Havre, Mont., congregation. The... More

Ronan Church Members Serve Their Community

Ronan Church members have been singing at St. Luke's Nursing Home one Sabbath a month for the last six years. Russ Jenkins, head deacon, started this tradition. Jenkins also involves members with... More

Bonanza Youth Bring Holiday Help

The Bonanza Pathfinders and Adventurers provided Thanksgiving boxes and fruit baskets for 20 families. For one family this was their last Thanksgiving together as the father had only a few weeks to... More

Campmeeting Earliteens Win Award

Earliteens attending camp meeting last summer in Gladstone, Ore., received an award in December 2008, from the City of Gladstone. Wade Byers, Gladstone mayor, and Frank Grace, Gladstone chief of... More

Milo Reads the B-I-B-L-E

It’s a fantastic sight to walk through the administration building at Milo Academy and see students reading Bibles. If you walk into the Campus Ministries office, you might find a group of seven or... More

Oregon Congregation Raises $15,000 to Build “One-Day” Churches

This is the answer we have been waiting for!" exclaim church leaders around the globe. According to Maranatha's data, more than 100,000 Seventh-day Adventist congregations do not have permanent... More

PAA Students Certified for Disaster Response

The Oregon Conference community outreach department inspired Portland Adventist Academy students to join in Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS-DR) for Oregon, the Pacific Northwest... More

Pathfinder TLTs Gather for Annual Convention

It’s not often you find an equal number of teens and adults in the same place, working together, for the same goal. However, this was the case Jan. 23–25, at Camp Harlow just outside of Eugene, Ore.... More

Poster Child

For the second year in a row, a student from Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School in Hood River, Ore., was a winner in the 2008 Lions Peace Poster contest.Madison Baird, an eighth-grade student,... More

Rivergate Honors Veterans With Music and More

While most children have no school on Veteran’s Day, students of Rivergate Adventist Elementary in Gladstone, Ore., spent the day a little differently. In keeping with a school tradition reaching... More

Teams Respond to Winter Storms

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response leaders in the Oregon Conference are responding to requests for help following widespread flooding and significant snow damage in Clatskanie, Columbia... More

Moses Lake Church To Start Building Soon

On Oct. 5, 2008, local members and officials from the Upper Columbia Conference met to set in motion the construction of a new Moses Lake Church facility next to the existing Crestview Christian... More

Positive Life Radio Listeners Stand in the Gap

More than 300 Positive Life Radio listeners pledged $40,000 during a three-and-a-half hour special fund-raising broadcast on Jan. 28.Like many other Christian ministries, Positive Life Radio has felt... More

Upper Columbia Conference Leases a Temporary Office

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Upper Columbia Conference received the key to a temporary location for the office. The search took several weeks of looking at available space and negotiating a lease... More

UCC Welcomes Folkenberg Jr. as New President

Robert Folkenberg Jr. accepted the call to serve as the Upper Columbia Conference president Tuesday, Feb. 3. He plans to assume his new responsibilities in mid-March."My wife, Audrey, and I are very... More Returns Home

January marked the beginning of a new ministry phase for Following a decision last year by It Is Written to discontinue its association with this global outreach ministry, the Upper... More

Virtual Field Trip With NASA!

To reach out to their community, the Colville Valley Junior Academy is providing several virtual field trips on space and other science topics. The first one, held Jan. 16, attracted 22 guest... More

Singing in the Rain Cornerstone Christian School Performs

On Veteran's Day, Bonners Ferry Cornerstone Christian School students honored veterans by singing "America the Beautiful" in less than beautiful weather. Led by Dennis Shelton, principal, on the... More

UCA Plays At Spokane's Fox Theater

On Saturday, Jan. 10, Upper Columbia Academy performed their postponed Christmas concert, A Savior From on High, in the Fox Theatre in Spokane, Wash.Although rescheduled, the concert attracted more... More

Soul Harmony Jaime Jorge Plays

Jaime Jorge came to the Tri-Cities on Dec. 6, 2008, and played a Christmas concert to a packed house. Members and visitors filled the sanctuary at the Kennewick (Wash.) Church, eager to hear the... More

WWU Students Make a Difference In Their Backyard

Walla Walla University's School of Theology requires all theology majors to spend one year with a pastor mentor within the Walla Walla Valley.Joseph Radelfinger, senior theology and mass... More

Adventists Respond To Storms

Pathfinder teens recently helped with flood recovery efforts in South Prairie, Wash., by filling sandbags and shoveling mud—both tiring, but rewarding tasks.“I really enjoyed working with all the... More

Auburn Embraces Diversity

From ice-capped mountain villages to quiet lotus gardens, sandy desert towns to tree-top jungle homes, the world is full of colorful cultures, customs, and communities. Nestled in the foothills of... More

Healthy Cooking Attracts Community

Linda Gleim, Ferndale Church member, noticed a growing list of health-related prayer requests and felt God prompting her to begin a cooking school to teach people healthy ways to prepare food.Her... More

Shelton Opens Child Care Center

Shelton Valley Christian School, established in 1901, is a small elementary school that has faced its ups and downs in enrollment over the years yet continued its commitment to educating young people... More

Snohomish Welcomes Four Members

The Tolt River had just receded from a flood when Larry Lesher stepped into the rushing waters with tethered, retired pastor, Leonard Klein, for baptism."Everything out there [in the world] is utter... More

Youth Live Loud in Seattle

Mike Yankowski remembers sitting in a fast food restaurant, hungry, with no money, eavesdropping on a Christian Bible study group, and waiting for the group of Christians to share a meal with him and... More

World News Briefs - March 2009

Russia3ABN Launches Russian ChannelThe Three Angels Broadcasting Network successfully launched the first Seventh-day Adventist Russian TV channel. The channel features 24-hour Christian Russian-... More