June 2009

Did You Know?

Did You Know - June 2009

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Fast Food Gardens... Billions Underserved

In my childhood, the drive-through was still a mystery, and the Golden Arches hadn't yet wrapped their arms around every neighborhood. "Grandmother's Pies" and "Mother's...


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A Virtual Blessing

It's an early Sabbath morning as I write this. My favorite time to sit quietly and absorb the presence of God. An open Bible, a challenging book, a thoughtful article,...


A Virtual Blessing

It's an early Sabbath morning as I write this. My favorite time to sit quietly and absorb the presence of God. An open Bible, a challenging book, a thoughtful article,...



FYI June 2009

Oakwood Repeats as Honda All-Star Champions

A group of Seventh-day Adventist students from Oakwood University are...



Accion Un sueño se hace realidad

La conferencia de Upper Columbia celebró por primera vez un retiro de damas Hispanas en el hotel Clarion de Richland, Abril 17–19. Lo que antes fue un sueño se ha vuelto...


Remembering Bruce Johnston

Bruce Johnston, longtime educator, evangelist and church administrator, died quietly at home in Medford, Ore., April 6, 2009, at age 83.

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Adventist Health News Notes

Tillamook Community Volunteer Program Celebrates 10th AnniversaryFaith In Action, a volunteer program serving the chronically ill, disabled and elderly throughout Tillamook (Ore.) County, marked its... More

Palmer Members Celebrate Purim Festival

Wearing exotic costumes, members of the Palmer (Alaska) Church celebrated the second annual Purim festival, a joyous, noisy Jewish feast commemorating the brave and beautiful Queen Esther.For the... More

Tok Youth Leads Harvest in Hispaniola

Tok (Alaska) Church is used to having the coldest temperatures in the winter for the North American Division but members there are still feeling the warmth from helping to sponsor Betty C. C. on her... More

From Alaska to Africa

Don Bliss, in charge of truck maintenance at Klondike Concrete in Chugiak, Alaska, heard about the ShareHIM campaign being held in Tanzania, East Africa. Bliss still doesn't quite know how he got... More

Gem State Honors Mr. Blue

At the recent Gem State Adventist Academy homecoming, Ray Blue received a standing ovation as Steve McPherson, Idaho Conference president, presented him with the Distinguished Service Award.Blue... More

Man Fixes Baptistery Before Being Baptized

The Ontario (Ore.) Church has had several baptisms since moving into their new church.However each had to be done under difficult conditions. Members and another who wanted to be a member began a... More

Kis Brings Faith in Focus at MEA

"Be perfect as your Father is perfect" was the challenge Miroslav Kis, Andrews University theology professor, gave to those who attended the April 3–4 Faith in Focus weekend at Mount Ellis Academy.... More

Montana Churches Join for a Sabbath Delight

March 21 brought a special district Sabbath to Libby, Mont. Members of the Libby, Trout Creek and Eureka Churches joined together for a Sabbath seminar. More than 100 people attended from the three... More

Bank Robbery Gives ECA an Opportunity

Pleasant Hill is a quiet, close-knit community just south of Eugene, Ore., where Emerald Christian Academy is located. ECA strives to live their mission statement in the local community by sharing... More

Better Life Goes on the Air in Astoria

On March 26 Better Life Broadcasting Network turned on the switch for television broadcasting in the Astoria, Ore., area. The broadcast coverage extends north into Long Beach, Wash., and south to... More

CAA Selects New Honor Society Inductees

Columbia Adventist Academy held its annual new inductee ceremony for the National Honor Society on April 22.New inductees include: Ryan Ashton, sophomore; Sarah Davis, senior; Marissa Harris,... More

Milo Students Share Real-Time Jesus

Student week of prayer gave Daniel Dahlman III a new perspective on his fellow students. "God has done amazing things in their lives," he says. Rianne Margart adds, "I really liked that kids went up... More

Ohana Women Search for Hidden Pearl

Seek and Find—In Search of the Hidden Pearl (—Proverbs 31), was the theme for a teen retreat organized by the Ohana Christian Fellowship of Seventh-day Adventists in West Linn, Ore. The young women's... More

PAA Sponsors Third Trip for Gulf Coast Relief

Portland Adventist Academy continued a three-year tradition by sending students to the Gulf coast of Mississippi for a Katrina relief mission trip this spring.PAA worked again with His Hands and Feet... More

This 96-Year-Old is Serious About Evangelism

Leona Miller, a 96-year-old member of the Canyonville (Ore.) Church has found her niche in evangelism. About three years ago, she began handing out copies of The Great Controversy at store fronts,... More

Volunteers Spend Spring Vacation at an Orphanage

For many students and teachers, the words, "spring vacation" translate to going on a mission trip.This spring break, Elaina Mathisen, Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School kindergarten teacher,... More

Pancakes, Fruits and Juice Anyone?

Pancakes, fruit, and juice anyone? Students in the Rogue Valley Adventist School's HOPE (Helping Others Praise Eternally) Bible class heard fellow students at school were lucky if they were getting... More

A Dream Comes True UCC Holds First Hispanic Weekend Retreat

What once was a dream became reality as the first Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Women’s Ministry Weekend Retreat was held at the Richland, Wash., Clarion Convention Center, April 17–19. But it... More

Local Talent Recognized At SonScreen Film Festival

The Upper Columbia Conference was well represented at the 2009 SonScreen Film Festival held April 16–18. There were three entries from Walla Walla University, and two of the seven entries from... More

Merry-Go-Round Helps Prevent Infant Deaths

A merry-go-round built and installed by Spokane (Wash.) volunteers this year is preventing infant deaths in the village of La Canoa, Guatemala. In this village of nearly 400 people, three babies died... More

Rogers Celebrates New Wind Turbine

Nearly 100 students, including about 20 first- and second-graders at Rogers Adventist Elementary in College Place, Wash., came to school on Thursday, March 12, shovels in hand, ready to dig and... More

WWVA Day Hosts Student Visitors

WWVA Day on Friday, April 3, was a great success with more than 70 prospective students visiting the campus. Natalie Slusarenko, junior class president, gave the opening worship talk, sharing her... More

Old-fashioned Camp Meeting Miracles at Sheridan Meadows

Old-fashioned camp meeting goers may be a rare breed, but they are not extinct. For 24 years, hardy souls drove into the wilderness to enjoy the Northeast Washington Camp Meeting, held on rented... More

WWU Students Volunteer for Hands-on Learning in Zimbabwe

What's the best way to learn how to manage a business? Hands-on experience does it every time. Rebecca Parshall, Walla Walla University junior humanities major, and Ryan Eggers, 2007 engineering... More

Northwest Christian School Benefits from Volunteer Service

Volunteers formed a crucial foundation in building the new Northwest Christian School campus in Puyallup, Wash.To help manage construction costs, the building committee evaluated where volunteers... More

Pathfinders Raise Funds for Oshkosh Camporee

This August, 430 young people and sponsors from Washington Conference will join Pathfinder clubs from around the world for the International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis.Pathfinders from 11... More

Reid Introduces Faith and Finance Curriculum

Ed Reid, stewardship director for the Adventist church in North America, presented Faith and Finance, a brand-new stewardship seminar, in Auburn in early April.Nearly 60 people attended in the... More

Retreat Inspires Bible Workers and Prayer Warriors

Trained Bible workers and prayer warriors networked with each other, honed their ministry skills, and recommitted to sharing their faith during the annual Impact Your World retreat. Approximately 100... More

Women Fund Meals for Orphans

Zimbabwe is wracked with crises: 90 percent unemployment, drought, disease, infrastructure breakdown and starvation.In this environment, Paula Leen, missionary, seeks to provide food, medical care... More

Auburn Senior Gets a Glimpse of University Life

University Days at Walla Walla University gives students a chance to get acquainted with the campus, interview for jobs, apply for scholarships and meet new people. In early April, Auburn Adventist... More

World News Briefs - June Web Only

Because this section doesn't amount to much without its page design, it is not available here. You can see the World News Briefs page for this month by looking in the print edition of GLEANER or by... More