September 2009

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Did You Know - September 2009

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The Media and the Message

"Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth — to every nation, tribe, tongue, and...


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Bloom Boldly

It was a perfect day for golf: A brilliant blue sky and gentle breeze. The lush fairway lined with majestic trees beckoned me to begin. I could clearly see the flag...


Bloom Boldly

It was a perfect day for golf: A brilliant blue sky and gentle breeze. The lush fairway lined with majestic trees beckoned me to begin. I could clearly see the flag...



FYI - September 2009

LLU offers new MPH in lifestyle medicine

Students are enrolling in a new degree at Loma Linda University School of...




La vida de María no había sido fácil. Como esposa y madre se habia esforzado por ser una esposa y madre fiel. Con abnegada dedicación y esfuerzo había criado a sus hijos...


Oregon Law Protects Workers Religious Freedom

On Thursday, July 16, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed Senate Bill 786, the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act, into law, clarifying the responsibility of...



Adventist Health News Notes

Pavilion Opens at Adventist Medical CenterAdventist Medical Center, in Portland, Ore., recently held a grand opening event for its new pavilion, drawing hundreds of attendees. The celebration... More

Blairs Respond to Bethel Call

Doug and LoWana Blair have chosen to be missionaries in Bethel, Alaska. They presently attend the Northside Church and have worked in Anchorage for many years. Doug was an estimator for a large... More

Media Plan Will Share the Light

Alaska's media ministry has always combined human ingenuity and unmistakable divine miracles. Currently three successful radio stations are beaming the Adventist message to Tok, Wrangell and... More

Teeter-tottering Between Good and Evil

At age 14, I stepped in front of my father's rifle. He was pointing it and mumbling, "I'll kill any policeman who dares to come take me away." I jumped in front of him, and he threw his rifle down.... More

Vacation Bible School in John Day

Camp E.D.G.E. — Experience and Discover God Everywhere — was the theme for the Vacation Bible School in John Day, Ore., June 22–26. Camp E.D.G.E. is an action-packed expedition, teaching kids their... More

Super Heroes Discovered at Camp Paxson

Campers arrived at Camp Paxson on Seeley Lake, in Mont., in record numbers again this June ready for a week of fun-filled activity. Besides the usual water sports, archery and crafts, there were... More

An “At Home Mission” with a Vision

Sometimes mission fields can be found right here in the United States. For the second year in a row, a group from the Village Church in Berrien Springs, Mich., chose to make the Fort Peck Indian... More

Havre Members Enjoy Annual Church in the Mountains

Havre (Mont.) Church members enjoyed Sabbath services at the Conrad Nystrom Ranch, in the Bear Paw Mountains, the first Sabbath in July. This event coincides with the annual Nystrom family reunion... More

Better Life Camp Meeting In One Accord

Better Life Broadcasting Network held their second annual camp meeting at Milo Adventist Academy, June 12–14. Nestled in the secluded pines of Days Creek, Ore., nearly a thousand people attended... More

Eugene Korean Members Find Leper Colony Converts

Between June 23–July 2, HanSoo Kim, pastor of the Eugene (Ore.) Korean Church, and three elders traveled to Shandong Province of China. They visited two leper villages and baptized 65 new members.Of... More

Forest Grove K.I.D.S. Conduct Church Service

June 6, 2009, the Forest Grove (Ore.) Church was treated to partial participation in a lesson presented by the Kids in Discipleship class. After the children's choir finished presenting special music... More

Frank Hansen: Class of 1950

Frank Hansen first attended Columbia Academy as a freshman in 1946. He graduated in 1950. Some would probably remember him as a little on the wild side and somewhat rebellious.After graduation, Frank... More

Gladstone Members Revel in River Excursion

Seven members of the Gladstone Park (Ore.) Church enjoyed kayaking over Memorial Day weekend by embarking at the North Santiam River at Lebanon, Ore., and then floating down the Willamette before... More

Milo Announces Spiritual Theme

In reflecting upon the blessings of the past year, Milo Adventist Academy's leadership spent a portion of the summer planning the theme and mission for the year ahead.Under the direction of Randy... More

PAA Graduate Receives Prestigious Scholarship

Dana Yoon, Portland Adventist Academy graduate, was named one of Pacific Union College's five Maxwell Scholars for the 2009–2010 school year. This prestigious award, named in honor of Malcolm Maxwell... More

Small Lassen Creek Camp Meeting Delivers Great Blessings

Lassen Creek Camp Meeting began in 2002 in a National Forest camp ground. George White, then Lakeview (Ore.) pastor; Larry Cole, Lakeview head elder; and Bruce Blume, Alturas (Calif.) Adventist... More

Student Paintings Featured at Cornell Gallery

Artwork produced by the Tualatin Valley Junior Academy students, in Hillsboro, Ore., will be featured at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology gallery in Ithaca, N.Y., this fall. The art show opened Aug. 13... More

Sunset Christian Fellowship at Home in Silicon Forest

Nestled in the heart of the silicon forest in Hillsboro, Ore., is the new home of Sunset Christian Fellowship.Hillsboro is known as a high tech corridor, consisting of companies like Intel and... More

North Valley Receives Grant for Community Garden

The North Valley Church, in Merlin, Ore., received a grant from the Oregon Conference Office of Community Outreach for the development of a community garden. Its purpose is to assist needy families... More

Pastor's Last Sabbath

Sabbath, June 27 was a very special day, spilled with some regrets at the Hood River (Ore.) Church. It was the last day Charles Brown, pastor, and his wife, Margie would worship with us as interim... More

Coos Bay Church Enjoys Special Concert

We were blessed with special music by the Eternal Ring bell ringers and Praise Spectrum choir for Vespers Friday, April 17 and church service April 18. The 22 bell ringers and choir exhibit college-... More

Blue Mountain TV Takes Second Channel Digital

Blue Mountain Television's Channel 21, located atop Pikes Peak, Ore., is no longer broadcasting in analog, following the July 19 transition to a digital signal.The viewer-supported Christian... More

Seeing Jesus Through Children's Eyes

A Vacation Bible School, Creation Camp, was recently held on the reservation near Plummer, Idaho. Diana Pierce, VBS coordinator, says, "Native Americans already believe in the Creator so that was our... More

Sheridan Meadows Camp Meeting

With nearly a hundred people in attendance during the week and more than 400 on the weekend, Sheridan Meadows Camp Meeting, in Republic, Wash., is a growing family camp meeting."The family atmosphere... More

UCC Hispanic Camp Meeting Sharing the Mission

The Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Camp Meeting, July 17–18, in College Place, Wash., featured speakers Robert Folkenberg Jr., UCC president; Ramon Canals, NPUC vice president for Hispanic... More

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Excellence in Thought WWU Students Learn With the World's Best Scholars

Since 1994, Walla Walla University has been connected with one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world: Oxford University. Every year, up to four students are accepted to spend... More

Re:Frame Seattle Leaders Examine Postmodern Culture and Ministry

Leaders and members in Washington Conference explored cultural shifts in relation to ministry through two sets of presentations on postmodernism. In April, Ty Gibson, Light Bearers Ministry co-... More

Spiritual Revival Marks Camp Meeting

Spiritual revival marked Washington Adventist Camp Meeting in June as attendees prayed for the Holy Spirit.Speakers — from Dan Bentzinger, Washington Conference evangelist, and Shawn Boonstra, It Is... More

AAA Welcomes New Faculty A Campus Committed to Christ

Auburn Adventist Academy is pleased to welcome the arrival of seven new faculty members to our team.Marvin Mitchell, from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has accepted the position of interim principal. In... More

Youth Experience Joy of Service

Working together, spending time with friends, and service were rolled together into one weekend at the Local Teen Mission Trip in July.Fifty-four teens and chaperones descended on Chehalis, Wash.,... More

White Center Grows as a Church

White Center Spanish Church, in Seattle, Wash., is the fastest growing church in the Northwest — and it didn't exist before December 2007.Eighteen people from area Spanish churches fasted 23 hours a... More

World News Briefs - September 2009

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