July 2009

Did You Know?

Did You Know - July 2009

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Proof in the Pudding

I started my church school experience in a one-room school in the basement of the Jamestown Church in North Dakota—twenty-one kids representing six of the eight grades...


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An Encouraging Word

Bruce was a failure. That's what he'd overheard the fifth-grade teacher say. Another strike against him. Times were rough at school and home. His mom, attempting to...


An Encouraging Word

Bruce was a failure. That's what he'd overheard the fifth-grade teacher say. Another strike against him. Times were rough at school and home. His mom, attempting to...



FYI July 2009

Montana ABC Closes

Pacific Press® retail closed its Montana Adventist Book Center on June 21, 2009. Service will...



Acción El evangelio es como una 'enfermedad' que cuando se contagia no reconoce antibiótico

La iglesia de Vancouver, Washington es una iglesia especial. Hace apenas 4 años, se reunían menos de 20 personas en el culto del Sábado. Bajo el liderazgo del pastor...



Defining Moments, Touching Lives: Pre-med Students Help Hospice Patients

In the face of death, volunteers at Adventist Medical Center seek the meanings of life. Their purpose is to honor the dying and comfort the surviving, but in the end, all are blessed.By taking part... More

Northwest Women's Ministries Announces New Directors

NPUC Conferences' women's ministries directors for 2009–2010 are as follows:Wilma Bing/Washington32229 Weyerhaeuser Way SouthFederal Way, WA 98001(253) 681-6008 (o)(206) 963-7011 (c)Wilma.bing@wc.... More

Dillingham Experiences a Pizza Miracle

The Dillingham Adventist School is a mission school in "bush" Alaska, located about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage in Bristol Bay. Only two students come from Adventist homes, and almost half the... More

Kodiak Church Launches Fishers of Men Ministry

Kodiak, Alaska, is a wild, scenic and unspoiled island, known locally as "The Hawaii of Alaska." Members of the tiny Kodiak Seventh-day Adventist Church recently launched a ministry to plant a church... More

Amazing Adventures Attracts Salmon Children

Twelve-year-old Miranda didn't know what to expect. When Lorraine and Eddie Hamilton showed up to invite her to Amazing Adventures she wasn't sure. But she came the first night.The first night's... More

Spiritual Renaissance Builds Momentum

The 2008–2009 spiritual renaissance at Gem State Adventist Academy continues this summer as students fan out across the conference and beyond to share Jesus.Samiu Moala, senior, will be a speaker for... More

Timberline Students Win Poster Awards

Three Timberline Adventist Elementary School students were winners in the 11th-annual poster contest for the Fair Housing Council of Oregon. Cody Davis, third-grade student, received first prize and... More

Nampa Church 16th annual Spring Music Concert

On May 2, church members, friends, relatives and others stepped out of the cold rain and into a warm sanctuary for Nampa's 16th Annual Spring Music Concert. Participants were greeted by Ervin Furne,... More

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Speaks at Mount Ellis Academy

During the month of April, Greg Mortenson, best-selling author of Three Cups of Tea, spoke to the students and church community of Mount Ellis Academy and Elementary Schools. Mortenson has dedicated... More

Milo Student Discovers the Greater Good

When Milo Adventist Academy announced plans for a mission trip to Mexico this year, I was excited. It would be my last mission trip as a high school student. A group of my friends and I planned to go... More

Bald Butte Survives Close Shave for Worthy Cause

Matthew Butte, principal and Jay Pierce, athletic director, both very important people around Columbia Adventist Academy, have been showing off their new looks around campus.At a dinner auction and... More

CAA Selects Students-of-the-Year

At Awards Night 2009, Columbia Adventist Academy seniors Brett Jackson and Kelsi Williams were presented with Student-of-the-Year awards.Every spring, the faculty and staff vote on the senior boy and... More

Livingstone Student's Testimony Impacts Classmate

When Michelle Collum's aunt first suggested she attend Livingstone Adventist Academy for ninth grade, Cullum was skeptical. She had always attended public school and knew nothing about Adventists.... More

PAA Credits Feeder Schools for High Test Scores

Portland Adventist Academy administrators attribute high test scores to Portland area Adventist elementary schools and families committed to Adventist education.Gale Crosby, PAA principal, thanked... More

PAA Students Find Service Impacts Hearts

Before graduation, Portland Adventist Academy held its first all-school service day. The entire student body, staff, parents and community members participated in the event.Volunteers were divided... More

PAES Welcomes Pastor Pat Milligan

Portland Adventist Elementary School welcomed Pat Milligan, pastor, to the campus for a Week of Prayer April 27–May 1. Milligan arrived this past school year to assume pastoral leadership of the... More

The Kelso-Longview Community Celebrates Easter

Eleven years ago, the Kelso-Longview, Wash. Adventist Church (in the Oregon Conference) presented a musical drama, Journey to the Cross, which engaged their community. In the years since, Journey to... More

Coeur d'Alene Hosts Streams of Light Education Rally

L. Roo McKenzie, Loma Linda Academy’s head principal, captivated those attending the Streams of Light education rally in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Sabbath, April 18, 2009.Streams of Light, the Upper... More

East Wenatchee Health Classes Draw a Crowd

Tantalizing aromas greeted each participant enrolled in the Live Longer, Live Better classes offered at the Valley View Adventist Church in East Wenatchee, Wash. From Jan. through Mar., Brenda... More

Merritt Receives Student-of-the-Year Award

Stephanie Merritt, Walla Walla Valley Academy senior, is the recipient of the Walla Walla Valley Exchange Club's Student-of-the-Year award. She has attended WWVA the past three years. Merritt has... More

Orofino Holds Gardening Seminar

David Stottlemyer, former La Sierra University agriculture instructor, shared with more than 70 gardeners and potential gardeners how to maximize the gardening experience Sunday afternoon, April 26,... More

Spokane Valley Portrays Journey to the Cross

Nearly 3,000 people attended Journey to the Cross, an outdoor Easter pageant presented by the Spokane Valley Adventist Church, April 10–12. In its second year, the pageant attendance more than... More

WWVA Reaches Out to the Community

Walla Walla Valley Academy reaches out to the community in multiple ways.One outreach this year included Cliff Dolph's freshman English class. Dolph had students visit and interview senior citizens... More

Adventist-Christian Fellowship's Mission Trip to Kauai

From December 2008 through January 2009, members and sponsors of the Moscow-Pullman Adventist-Christian Fellowship Collegiate Club spent approximately 10 days on a mission trip in Kauai, Hawaii.The... More

A Life of Learning WWU's Oldest Student Turns 99

Most people count down the days to graduation from college with excitement and impatience. Desires to get out into the "real world" and experience life as an adult with a degree—getting a job,... More

Auburn Cooks Up Innovative Education

Chef hats, white aprons, bright smiles and delicious foods. Culinary Arts is one of Auburn Adventist Academy's newest innovative education programs–offered to prepare students for their future."Our... More

GRAPH: State of Washington Conference Schools, 2008-2009

In Washington there are 22—dynamic schools (one boarding academy, one day academy, two K–12 schools, two K–10 schools, and 16 K–8 schools.)148—Dedicated Teachers1503—Enthusiastic Students in grades K... More

School Campuses Improve Learning Facilities

School facilities across Washington Conference are expanding, moving and improving."How we keep up our schools says a lot about Adventist Christian Education," says Lon Gruesbeck, Washington... More

Students Learn Art of Service

As educators teach academics, they also strive to mold young people for ministry and service. Here's a report of service activities in Washington Conference schools:At Baker View Christian School in... More

White Earns Doctorate

Denise White, Washington Conference associate superintendent of schools, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at La Sierra University in May, and received her degree in education... More

World News Briefs - July 2009

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