November 2010


Transparent as Sunlight

I don't know whether it was more of a threat, a taunt or an accusation, but in my formative years I remember calling out across the school playground, "Liar, liar, pants...


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Losing Our Marbles

The old church was a monument to hardwood — the chairs, the floor, all polished to a mirror finish that amplified every squeak, footstep and whisper. It was an unlikely...


Losing Our Marbles

The old church was a monument to hardwood — the chairs, the floor, all polished to a mirror finish that amplified every squeak, footstep and whisper. It was an unlikely...




Belated Reflections on an Editorial

I was just reading Max Torkelsen's editorial in the August 2009 issue of the...



144,000 Votes Make Mt. Ellis a Winner

Mount Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Mont., finished 10th among nationwide schools...



Iglesia Hispana de Nampa inaugurará nuevo edificio

En el verano del año 2007, poco antes de que la economía empezara a desacelerar, un representante de la Ciudad de Nampa, Estado de Idaho, buscaba asiduamente al pastor...


Northwest News NW Member Cruise Alaska

"Fabulous!" "A foretaste of heavenly beauty!" "What a great experience!" and similar remarks came during the week of Aug. 15–22, as 91 members of various Seventh-day...



Have you ever had something happen to you that was very inspirational but you're not sure how to share it with others — or even if you should? Maybe an inner voice is...


The Elder Emeritus

I never knew his last name. Like Peter, James, John and Paul, it never seemed to matter. He was no longer young, but in his later eighties. His wife had died and he had...



Adventist Health News Notes

Larry Dodds Announces RetirementLarry Dodds, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Adventist Health, recently announced plans to retire effective May 2011, ending his nearly 40-year... More

Lifestyle Check at the Alaska State Fair

The Alaska State Fair, home of record-setting giant vegetables and beautiful flower gardens, is nestled in the heart of the Chugach Mountains in the fertile Matanuska-Susitna Valley just an hour's... More

GSAA Megabook Story

Reina Navarrete attended public school for first through ninth grade. The summer of 2009 she worked with the Magabook program and earned some scholarship monies, which enabled her to enroll at Gem... More

GSAA's Commitment: No Student Turned Away!

Gem State Adventist Academy has a radical commitment for 2010–2011: No Student Turned Away for Financial Reasons. Why? Because these are not normal times, and our teens need the safety GSAA provides.... More

Pathfinder Camporee 2010

What do you do when the temperatures are dipping into the freezing zone and the Pathfinder club is getting started for the year? You go camping, of course.Montana Pathfinders braved cold nights and... More

Sentinels Pathfinder Club Learns About Loyalty

On a hot Friday afternoon in July, the Five Falls Sentinels Pathfinder Club from Great Falls, Mont., headed into the Little Belt Mountains for their summer campout. The theme for this year’s campout... More

Strawberry Feed for the Women of Montana

Women attending the Montana Camp Meeting made their way over to a strawberry feed being held at the conference office nearby. Women's ministries sponsored the event on Friday, June 18, at 5 p.m.... More

Rogue Valley Adopts New Logo Welcomes Business Manager

Rogue Valley Adventist Academy has two new changes to announce for the 2010–2011 year.A New LogoThe academy has adopted a new logo to reflect the vision of the school. "Redemption is such a vital... More

Baptisms Follow The Dalles Youth Park Evangelism

An amazing adventure in God’s Word was promised to local youth, ages 9–12, in The Dalles, Ore., during the last two weeks of June. An amazing adventure it was, not only for the youth, but for 17... More

A Birthday Party Becomes a Reunion

It all started with organizer Marilyn Hoag Puccinelli, who thought it would be fun to celebrate several of her classmates' 70th birthdays this year. It turned into a Vincent Hill School reunion.VHS,... More

PAA Boys' Retreat Teaching Boys to Become Men

Portland Adventist Academy treated the boys in the junior class to a weekend in the wilderness with Mountain Leadership Institute.The purpose of the retreat was to inspire leadership and to give each... More

Avalanche Ranch in Redmond Oregon

The Redmond (Ore.) Church held an evening Vacation Bible School in August this year. The theme was Avalanche Ranch. More than 21 children and 18 helpers participated in the adventure, which included... More

Crater Lake Vacation

For past and current members of the Gladstone Park (Ore.) Church, Crater Lake National Park has been a place where they vacation together. Members met together this Aug. 5–15.Park rangers explained... More

Afterglow is More Than a Milo Tradition

The traditional Afterglow at Milo Adventist Academy has always included a group of students and staff who voluntarily stay after vespers on Friday night to sing songs and fellowship together.This... More

Parrables and Witnessing With Puppets

Aleida Quick, a teacher, loves to use puppets in her teaching. Two years ago, she helped the students make marionettes for the Christmas program. She has many animal puppets she uses for calendar... More

MiVoden Celebrates 70 Years of Ministry

Former staff, directors and caretakers of Camp MiVoden converged on Hayden Lake from Sept. 10–12 to celebrate 70 years of summer camp ministry. Throughout the weekend, Maple Auditorium was filled... More

Oroville Celebrates Baptisms

Sabbath afternoon, Sept. 4, the Oroville (Wash.) Church congregation, along with visitors from nearby churches, joined in joyful anthems of praise at the baptism of two new converts.Shelle Harrelson... More

Vacation Bible School at Oroville Church

Vacation Bible School in Oroville, Wash., featured a study of the kings and queens of the Bible. The throne room had a red carpet entryway for the royalty, flags, brightly colored royal drapes and a... More

CCA Gets Involved in Haiti Relief Efforts

"Mr. Harris, can we not wear our uniforms?" This request is not uncommon, but what came next, and who the request came from, was. The request came from Susan Whitely, fourth-grade teacher. Her class... More

WWVA Graduate Accepted into West Point

While pouring through some of his grandfather's old books, Andrew Scott began cultivating an interest in attending the prestigious military academy at West Point during the summer between his... More

'Signs of the Times' Rally Attracts 600 in Spokane

More than 600 people attended the 'Signs of the Times' Rally held by Spokane (Wash.) area churches on Sept. 11. The event was designed to answer people's questions regarding recent events in the... More

UCA Spiritual Kickoff Empty? Be Filled!

Upper Columbia Academy students and staff gathered at the UCA fire bowl at the beginning of the first Sabbath of the school year to kick off the spiritual theme for the year: "Empty? Be Filled." With... More

Oroville Baby Dedication

For many people, the date "9/11" holds frightening memories of the terror that was inflicted on our nation a few years ago. However, that date holds some very happy memories for the Oroville (Wash.)... More

H.O.P.E. Helping Other People Everywhere

A bunch of excited Upper Columbia Academy students board the bus at the flag pole on the morning of Sept. 8 to travel to their respective service projects. Classes were not held that day so the... More

Baptism Requests Rising at Camp MiVoden

When they hear the words "summer camp," most people think of waterskiing, canoeing, horseback riding and other fun, outdoor activities in a safe and caring environment. But have you ever thought of... More

The Fruit of the Spirit in Yakima YACS Word of the Month

Yakima Adventist Christian School started off the year with a unique focus on scripture, specifically the fruits of the Spirit. Each month this year, they are highlighting a different fruit. “The... More

White Hot Passion WWU President, Students, ShareHim in Malaysia

"Pam and I have just completed one of the most amazing experiences of our lives; I must give you a report while our passion is still white hot." So begins an e-mail from John McVay, Walla Walla... More

More WWU News Box

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Church Finds Common Ground at Farmer's Market

A delegation from the Tacoma (Wash.) Central Church met earlier this year with the mayor of Tacoma to talk about the needs of the city where the mayor indicated how she wanted to promote healthy... More

The Big Picture of Ministry

Washington Conference is thankful for people who are involved in ministry in their local church, school and community.Discover

Volunteers Serve for Jesus in Tacoma

More than 320 people from across western Washington signed up for an afternoon of service in Tacoma and Lakewood, Wash., at the end of August."This is a great event for our conference," says Michael... More

AAA Students Receive Spiritual Tune-Up

Drive through any town and you will most likely find somewhere to tune up your car. Through Auburn Adventist Academy's Fall Week of Prayer, students were able to go through a spiritual tune-up.Week... More

Youth Rush Students Experience God on the Frontlines

Nineteen young people knocked on 100,000 doors in Western Washington this summer as part of the Youth Rush literature evangelism program. The student literature evangelists distributed 11,170 books... More

Deckers Experience Realities and Rewards of Mission Work

Transformation Life Center in Olympia, Wash., and Auburn City Church, in Auburn, Wash., were recently privileged to have former pastoral couple Tom and Gladys Decker and their children, Trei and... More