October 2011


Ryan White Story

We were just finishing supper when the phone rang. The voice was filled with emotion. Could I come please right away and anoint the baby in the pediatric intensive care...


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It's a setting beyond the ken of an Average Joe. The 6,000-plus-square-foot home commands a hilltop view of a valley and snow-capped mountains beyond. A bright red BMW...



It's a setting beyond the ken of an Average Joe. The 6,000-plus-square-foot home commands a hilltop view of a valley and snow-capped mountains beyond. A bright red BMW...



From the GLEANER Archives Are You in This Photograph?

Here's a big group of people at some auspicious event and place. Were you in this photograph? Do you know someone who was? Do you have any idea where it might have...


News Notes

Pifher Returns to the Northwest

Gordon Pifher has accepted an invitation by the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee to become the NPUC director of...



Mike Jones Wonders: Why Don't We Raise the Dead?

"Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 10:8 (and presumably you and...



Report Misses a Few Facts

[In the Ad Hoc Mission Advisory Group report contained in the September GLEANER...



A Collaborative 'War' Strategy To Bring Hope and Wholeness to Our Communities

Our North America Division territory is at war — spiritual warfare. Can you see the signs? Mean-spirited politics? Personal addictions of every sort? Satanic...


ASI Convention Draws Record Numbers

Record numbers of attendees and exhibitors participated in the 2011 Adventist-laymen's Services & Industries International Convention Aug. 3–6 at the Sacramento (...



ACCION Idaho: Oportunidades y Desafíos

Hasta hace poco, Nelson entendía que su suerte estaba escrita en cemento: Trabajar duro en los soleados campos de Jerome, región agrícola y ganadera de unos veintiún mil habitantes ubicada al... More

Summer Fun at Camp Lorraine

Forty-five children just completed seven days of fun-filled activities at Camp Lorraine. This rustic camp is located in southeast Alaska, a 30-minute boat ride from the town of Wrangell, Alaska. Camp... More

Health and the Gospel

In March of this year I, as a companion, attended the NEWSTART Lifestyle Change Institute at Weimar, Calif. As a result, I have lost 20 pounds and have an increase in energy. Now as health and... More

Happenings at Eagle Church

The Eagle (Idaho) Church has been busy the past few months. Some of the congregation's highlights include:Dedication and BaptismsJuly 9 was a high day in the Eagle Church with the dedication of Nolan... More

Montana Holds Baptisms

The Montana Conference has experienced some special baptisms these past few months.Kalispell ChurchJune 4 was a special day for the Kalispell (Mont.) Church. Caleb and Seth Reeves, along with Logan... More

Milo Academy: News for the New Year

The 2011–2012 school year brings exciting new things to Milo Adventist Academy.The new spiritual theme is “Stand Up. Stand Firm,” taken from I Corinthians 16:13, which says, “Be on your guard; stand... More

Baptism At Gladstone Park

Angela Whitbeck was baptized by Bob Uhrig, pastor, at the Gladstone (Ore.) Park Church during the Sabbath worship hour on July 23.Whitbeck says, "I started attending Gladstone Park in 2008 with Mike... More

General Conference Shoots TV Commercials on Gladstone Campus

The General Conference is in the process of printing an updated version of The Great Controversy entitled The Great Hope. This version is only a portion of the original book, intended for the non-... More

PAA Block Party Grows in Size and Purpose

Portland Adventist Academy connected with neighbors at its fifth-annual Block Party, where the school and guests donated more than 300 pounds of food to Portland Adventist Community Services.The free... More

Pathfinder Leaders Convention Focus on Teens

It was a gorgeous summertime weekend at the Gladstone Park Conference Center as Pathfinder leaders from around the Oregon Conference and beyond came for the annual Leadership Training. The theme for... More

In-Service Held by Webinar

The Oregon Conference education department conducted their teacher in-service meeting on Aug. 11. This year the meeting was conducted via live video streaming.Nineteen speakers presented from a... More

More Blessed to Give than to Receive Seniors Donate Trip Funds

This year, as hard economic times got tougher, a Milo Adventist Academy senior student had to go home because of past unpaid tuition with no hope of further payments. Another senior proposed that... More

Newly Ordained to the Gospel Ministry

David "Dayv" Lounsbury was ordained on May 28, at the Spokane (Wash.) Central Church. This occasion is a significant occasion in his spiritual journey. Lounsbury was born and raised in Yakima, Wash.... More

Dayton Day Camp Connecting Kids With Christ

The Dayton (Wash.) Adventist Church struggled for years making a significant impact in their community. Time and again they tried reaching their neighbors but kept finding closed doors. That’s when... More

Wenatchee Remembers

Sam Knutson, Wenatchee, Wash., businessman, believes collective memory is as important to a church as short-term memory is to an individual, so he proposed a Sabbath for "Remembering.""A person with... More

St. Maries Church Family Rejoices over Baptism

On July 9, John Peirce, pastor, had the pleasure of baptizing Filip Slansky in the St. Joe River in St. Maries, Idaho. Slansky is from the Czech Republic. He came back this summer to visit his former... More

KJV Celebrates 400 Years Seminars and Events Planned at WWU

It is the 400th anniversary of the King James Version translation of the Bible. Walla Walla University's history department, the English department, the School of Theology and the University Church... More

Building Bridges Hispanic Youth Explore Engineering and Sciences

In August, Walla Walla University and Bonneville Power Administration co-hosted a weeklong science and engineering camp for local high school students. Ten campers in the Hispanic Youth Exploring... More

The Big Picture of Ministry

Hometown missionaries made a difference in Seattle and Tacoma through service and witnessing projects. How are you sharing your faith?Discover Morewashingtonconference.org

Educators Seek Jesus as School Year Begins

Adventist educators from western Washington met in early August for teacher in-service meetings.These two-day meetings offered 125 educators an introduction to a new education leadership team,... More

Auburn Students Install Solar Panels

Auburn Adventist Academy engineering students recently designed mounting hardware and adjustable linkage to install a commercial solar power three-phase electrical system on campus as a part of... More

Summer Campers Discover Sacred Space

Sunset Lake (Wash.) Camp volunteers and staff built, painted, sewed and assembled a full-size replica of the wilderness sanctuary to incorporate into the summertime program, where daily worship times... More

Vacation Bible School Teaches Children About God's Love

Vacation Bible School is a well-loved component of summertime evangelism in western Washington.This is Chase Smith's third year at the Bellevue (Wash.) Church VBS, and he was full of energy for all... More