January 2011


The Handiwork of God

The story broke on November 12. A woman and her son, cleaning out a house in a London suburb, come across an old, dusty vase. Is it just a cheap imitation of the real...


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"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other." — Eric Hoffer

During Friday evenings in my...



"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other." — Eric Hoffer

During Friday evenings in my...




McPherson to Retire

Stephen L. McPherson, Idaho Conference president since 1988, announced his plans to retire as of Jan. 1, 2011, at the November conference executive...


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Shame on You!

My thoughts (regarding "WWVA Graduate Accepted into West Point," November 2010) are in no way to take...



The Elder Emeritus

I never knew his last name. Like Peter, James, John and Paul, it never seemed to matter. As Ed walked the aisles of the assisted living care home in Salem, Oregon, he...



Tu Eres Mi Brother

Los hispanos de 2da generación son el grupo que menos asiste a la iglesia en Norteamérica. Son nuestros hermanos, nuestros hijos, nuestros amigos. Es muy posible que puedas pensar en... More

Spiritual Care Highlighted at Walla Walla General Hospital

Lydia had been full of life and active in her church. But now she was frustrated. She had lost her hearing and speech to throat cancer and was in the hospital with a disease that had also taken her... More

Octogenarian Missionary Makes an Appeal

Dan Rotthoff, a missionary in Arctic Alaska, has dedicated the rest of his life to winning souls to Jesus. He has just finished his second year in Togiak, Alaska, a small village on the Bering Sea.... More

Juneau Youth Ask "MIQ"

The Juneau (Alaska) Church just completed "Most Important Questions" with Doug Batchelor. From Oct. 8–16, 2010, young people came to the Juneau Church each night for supper, fellowship and then study... More

KTSY Evolves with Barefoot Media Ministry

With 20 years of history in Idaho's Treasure Valley, the KTSY radio team is developing a new vision and a new story under the leadership of Brian Yeager, general manager.A New VisionWith the... More

Caldwell Flames Pathfinders Sponsor Food Drive

This past October, the Caldwell (Idaho) Flames Pathfinder Club sponsored a food drive in the Caldwell community. Pathfinders passed out bags in several areas of the city and collected them the... More

Butte is Mad about Marriage

"Are you madly in love or just plain mad?" That was the question asked by Mike and Gayle Tucker, of Faith for Today, as they conducted a marriage workshop the weekend of Sept. 17, 2010, at the Butte... More

New Pastoral Team for Hot Springs and Ronan

After a brief interim without a pastor, the Hot Springs/Ronan district welcomed the pastoral team of Bill and Sue Smith on Sept. 25, 2010. Church members are very grateful to John Loor Jr., former... More

Happy Birthday, Elder Knapp!

This past summer Richard Knapp, long-time pastor in the Montana Conference, celebrated his 87th birthday. The Belgrade Adventist Church held a party in his honor in October.Knapp began his pastoral... More

Hood View Junior Academy Celebrates Veteran's Day

On Nov. 11, 2010, students at Hood View Junior Academy joined the annual Veteran's Day parade in Estacada, Ore. Dressed in red, white and blue, preschool and kindergarten students who couldn't make... More

The Antioch Project Connects with Bible-Study Interests

In 2010 People to People Ministries Inc. launched an outreach program that hires Bible workers to work with churches in the Portland, Ore., area. For more than 30 years, PPM has been involved in... More

He Knows My Name Oregon Christian Women's Retreat 2010

For many women, the idea that the God of all Heaven and earth knows their names is a profound and touching new thought. This was the theme at the 2010 Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat, held in... More

Milo Miracles

Tim Riesenberger, a Seattle, Wash., physician, led Milo Adventist Academy's Fall Week of Prayer, building around the theme that everyone needs a heart transplant.Sharing his own testimony of coming... More

Whitecoat Veterans Meet for Reunion

Have you ever heard of Operation Whitecoat? More than 2,300 United States Army men, many of them Seventh-day Adventists, serving from 1954 through 1973 volunteered to place their lives in harm's way... More

Columbia Academy's Thanksgiving "Fun Raising"

If "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones" (Prov. 17:22), then there was a wealth of health and not a single dry bone at Columbia Adventist Academy's second... More

Airplane Witnessing

Last October, our return flight from Chicago, Ill., my wife and I sat by a young man who had the window seat. "What are you doing in the Northwest?" we asked. The young man said he was from India and... More

Worship In Pink Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness

October was breast cancer awareness month and the Sharon (Portland, Ore.) Church Women’s Ministries celebrated by joining the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate and various churches around the... More

Leadership Class Connects WWVA Students with Community

“Charitable organizations really need consistent help” is the mantra behind Tyler Anderson’s new community leadership class.Anderson, who teaches history at Walla Walla Valley Academy (Wash.), wanted... More

Troy Features Prophecy Seminar

Lights ... Camera ... Action! With prayer and preparation the Troy (Idaho) Church was ready for the Bible Prophecy Seminar presented by Dennis Nickel, their local pastor. It had been many years since... More

Financial Miracles God provides for students at UCA

Debbie Nelson, Upper Columbia Academy financial vice principal, pulled down a large three-ring binder marked with a bunch of tiny yellow sticky notes. She flipped to one of the marked pages. Pointing... More

WWVA Offers Aviation Class Students learn about aircraft in a hands-on way

Last year Walla Walla Valley Academy was given the opportunity by aviation professors at Walla Walla University to help in restoring and partially rebuilding a Pietenpol Air Camper for class credit.... More

God's Sneaky Plans Change Student's Direction

Determined to serve abroad for a year, Bryson Bechtel, a junior computer engineering major, took the required missions class and mentally prepared for the journey. However, no single location really... More

The Big Picture of Ministry

Start the New Year with prayer. Pray with purpose. Pray for your family, your church, your pastor, your community. Pray for breakthroughs in life.Discover morewashingtonconference.org

Kirkland Teacher Wins Spirit 105.3 Contest

Heather Andersen, a teacher at Kirkland (Wash.) Seventh-day Adventist School, entered her song "My Heart Is Your Home" in Spirit 105.3's Local Music Project.The Local Music Project searches for... More

Two Pastors Ordained in Washington

Within a two-week period, two pastors and long-time friends — Adrian Petreaca and Cristian Bobocea — were ordained to gospel ministry.Petreaca grew up in Romania in an Adventist home with parents who... More

Baker View Students Meet an American Hero

So you think your life is tough? Imagine you're 22 years old, your fighter plane is on fire and you've got to bail out over enemy territory.Meet Joe Moser. Moser recently visited Baker View Christian... More

Breakthrough Transforms Tacoma Area

A 7-year-old boy was having some problems at school, and his mother looked up the phone number for the local Adventist church. They met with the pastor at the church office to talk about Jesus, and... More

Penny by Penny AAA Raises Funds for Food Bank

Four classes, four buckets and a lot of coins; this year, students from Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, Wash., found a creative way to raise money and help the Auburn Food Bank.It all started... More