September 2010


Unity Amid Diversity

When you stand, as I did recently, in the midst of tens of thousands from every corner of the world, you cannot escape the realization that Seventh-day Adventists are...


Let's Talk

Press Together

When the flood reached the old structure, something wonderful happened.

In our small community, not everyone had agreed with the...


Press Together

When the flood reached the old structure, something wonderful happened.

In our small community, not everyone had agreed with the...




Another Take on Tolkien

I appreciate the use of a quotation from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings book (...



Monte Church Retires

Monte Church, who has served North Pacific Union Conference native ministries for more than...


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Milagroso Nacimiento de una Iglesia Juvenil en Hillsboro

Los planes comenzaron a finales del año 2009. El momento había llegado para que, "The Rock", una iglesia plantada por la iglesia Adventista Hispana de Hillsboro, se...



Quality Speaks to Mission at Adventist Medical Center

Dennis, a successful businessman, was devastated upon learning his position was being eliminated as a result of the economy. A few days later, the Portland, Ore., resident suffered a stress-induced... More

Alaska Women's Retreat Fosters Outreach

This year's annual Alaska Conference Women's Ministries Retreat was held April 2–4 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. More than 162 women attended the meeting, including four 89-year-olds... More

Cloverdale Members Catch the Spirit

A major exterior makeover for the Cloverdale Church, in Boise, Idaho, was the mission during 2009. What the church didn’t plan on was the overwhelming volunteer response by its membership. “Catch the... More

Idaho Conference Hires K–12 Recruiter

The Idaho Conference recently hired Tom Sherwood to assist the 13 elementary schools and Gem State Adventist Academy with their recruitment efforts.Sherwood has a bachelor's degree in theology from... More

Wolf Point Company Hosts Live With Hope

May 7–29 the Wolf Point Company hosted a Live With Hope seminar with Thai Nguyen as the presenter. Nguyen is from Vietnam and has been a Bible worker with the Wolf Point Company for nearly a year.... More

Sabbath Keepers Go the Extra Mile

The weekend of June 11–13 found bikers from around the United States and Canada riding into Baker City, Ore., for the annual Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally. The majority of the riders came to ride... More

PAA Prepares Campus for New School Building

Preparation for Portland Adventist Academy's new school building is a visible reality and the campus is changing is big ways.While the projected groundbreaking ceremonies for phase one won't take... More

LeMert Steps in as New Sunnyside Pastor

Following a year of prayerful searching, the Sunnyside Church in Portland, Ore., is very happy to welcome Scott LeMert to the position of senior pastor. LeMert and his wife, Dorothy, took up their... More

Valley View VBS Goes to Egypt

When you think of Egypt, what comes to mind — a hot desert, slaves and mummies? For many at the Valley View Church, in Medford, Ore., Egypt brings back thoughts of a wonderful week of Vacation Bible... More

Concert in the Park Benefits Canyonville ACS

On June 6, nearly 100 music lovers from Canyonville, Ore., and surrounding communities enjoyed a concert in the park featuring more than 30 local performers. Musicians donating their time and talents... More

Gladstone Park VBS SonQuest

Vacation Bible School was held at Gladstone Park Church June 21–25.Gospel Light's SonQuest Rain Forest was chosen as a fun approach to teaching our children of God's love and important lessons taught... More

Milo's MG Masterpiece

The IT department at Milo Academy encourages creativity and personal projects as a way to grow. Even though three year senior Tad Freeman from Lebanon, Oregon, was not in metals or woods class, he... More

Teaching Service at UCA

The Upper Columbia Academy family believes God is waiting for "the spirit of service to take possession of the whole church ... everyone working for Him according to his own ability ... if a... More

Post Falls Church Reaches Out to ICC Children

Six-year-old Alyssa Branson, a Kindergarten member at the Post Falls (Idaho) Church, went on a mission trip to the Philippines in May.When her Sabbath School class heard Alyssa and her mother were... More

Young Adults Discover Evangelism Works

The Wenatchee (Wash.) Church Sabbath School class was very content following the same pattern of Sabbath-keeping week after week. Each week they would pray as a group over family, church, school and... More

His Travelers Take VBS On The Road

In a small church, sometimes it's a challenge to hold and organize a large event like Vacation Bible School. This year, Upper Columbia Conference decided to do something to help their small churches... More

Love Awakens Love New Member Added to Rathdrum Church

“Is this Mr. Orser?” The voice asked. “Why, yes,” Del answered, wondering who was calling. He certainly wasn’t prepared for the next question, “Would you be willing to study the Bible with me?” That... More

Skiers and Snowboarders Ride for a Cause

On the evening of March 21, skiers and snowboarders from Oregon, Washington and Idaho participated in the first Jam 4 Cans hosted by Summit Northwest Ministries. The primary event was a rail jam that... More


In the Steps of PaulDedication to ScholarshipShakespeare and WWU

WWU Students Tackle International Business Hands-on

I wanted to experience being out of my comfort zone, and I wanted to learn more about another culture, so I decided to go to China."These are the words of Chris Maravilla, Walla Walla University... More

The Big Picture of Ministry

Washington Conference continues its commitment to Adventist Christian Education by investing in quality teacher development.Discover

Summer Campers Discover Jesus

A counselor instructed her campers to write a letter to God. After a few minutes, one girl wrote, “Dear God, I don’t know if you’re listening or not, but my counselor talks about you all the time and... More

Camp Meeting Inspires Active Evangelism

This June at Washington Adventist Camp Meeting, attendees of all ages found inspiration to "Go Take Jesus to the World" through daily presentations, afternoon workshops and evening sermons."The most... More

AAA Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Schedules are set, lockers are organized and the ringing bell in the hall announces the start of a new school year. As the 2010–2011 academic calendar begins, Auburn Adventist Academy is delighted to... More

The Investment Heard 'Round the World Primary Students Raise Funds for AWR

Primary I and II students from the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., raised more than $700 for Adventist World Radio this year.Students pulled weeds, cleaned houses, vacuumed cars and did... More

Burning to Build LCAS Builds a New Facility in Same Location

Lewis County (Wash.) Adventist School was burned to the ground on Sunday, June 27 — on purpose. It wasn't too many hours before the 57-year-old structure, under the supervision of local fire... More