June 2012


Adventist Chaplains Carry Good News

We're used to seeing our pastors on Sabbaths and at prayer meetings, funerals, camp meetings and other spiritual events. We even expect to see Adventist pastors in...


Editors' Note

Aside from his current role at Walla Walla University, Darold Bigger is retired as a Rear Admiral, Chaplain Corps, United States Navy. His last military assignment as...


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Tim Tebow

Thank you for Max's article about Tim Tebow ["Finishing Strong," May 2012], especially noting the "little...


Alaska's Revive! Series Will Reach North America

The Voice of Prophecy-sponsored Reach Alaska evangelistic event reaches its culmination during June. One of the most intensive and intentional Adventist evangelistic...



Heinz 57, Entrepreneur, Tithe-payer 1844–­1919

"In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty." — Proverbs 14:23 (NASB)

"At age six, young Henry started helping...



ACCION ¿Cual Es Tu Iglesia?

Desde el año 2009 la iglesia Adventista de McMinnville, ha desarrollado un programa intencional de evangelismo a través del servicio a la comunidad. Nosotros, como iglesia, entendimos que para poder... More

Adventist Health: Saving Hearts and Minds in the Northwest

When a heart attack or stroke hits, every minute counts. Getting immediate medical attention can mean the difference between life and death. That is why Adventist Health hospitals in the Pacific... More

Literature Table Reaches Tourists in Talkeetna

A small table is reaching the world as thousands of tourists pass through tiny Talkeetna, Alaska, each summer on their way to see Mount McKinley. Self-supporting Adventist missionary-colporteurs are... More

Alaska Youth Attend GYC

Ketchikan (Alaska) Adventist youth Kendall Axelson, Lacey Axelson and Liesel Ervin, and their chaperone, Wanda Axelson, attended the 2011 Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC) conference in Houston,... More

GSAA Students Sponsor 11-Year-Old

Savannah Byard, a sophomore at Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) in Caldwell, Idaho, says, "God put it in my heart to go on the Peru mission trip, but I knew that I could never raise the $2,500."... More

John Day Church Celebrates Baptism

Daniel Davis was baptized Feb. 11 by Tony Brandon at the John Day (Ore.) Church."I wanted to be baptized because I heard of baptism, wondered what it was, and looked it up, and asked my parents about... More

'Pathfinders vs. Wild'

Pathfinder vs. Wild was the theme for Montana's second-annual Pathfinder fair, held April 13–15 at the Skyler Ranch just outside of Great Falls, Mont. Pathfinders from five of the conference's eight... More

CHIP Trains Leaders to Reach Their Communities

There are few things in this life that bring greater satisfaction than engaging with heavenly agencies to extend the healing ministry of Jesus.During the past 20 years, hundreds of Adventist churches... More

Northwest Adventist Federal Credit Union Celebrates 50 Years

The Northwest Adventist Federal Credit Union in Portland, Ore., celebrated 50 years of service on March 14 at Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore. More than 178 guests came to have dinner... More

Milo Redefines Christianity for International Student

Jinny Kim says that in Korea, where she comes from, many people do not consider the Adventist Church to be a Christian church.Adventists are known to have church on Saturday and translate the Bible... More

Newly Baptized Members Share Testimonies In Their Own Words

The Junction City (Ore.) Church recently added five new members through baptism. Here are excerpts from their personal testimonies:Teresa Harwood: "When I was about to get baptized, I felt something... More

Journey to the Cross Brings the Easter Story to Kelso-Longview

The good news of God's salvation was again spread to the communities of Kelso and Longview, Wash., and beyond, as more than 2,000 people came to the Kelso-Longview Church to experience Journey to the... More

God Blesses as HVJA Claims His Promise

Staff and supporters of Hood View Junior Academy (HVJA) in Boring, Ore., saw the unthinkable happen on Feb. 4.For 10 years, HVJA sat under an umbrella of debt due to a building project. Year after... More

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow CAA Student Donates Hair

What's the story behind a beautiful, reserved sophomore at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) being the brunt of name-calling? First, Diana Palomera gets called Troy Polamalu (the Samoan professional... More

Milo Reaches Out to India

One of three mission trips held by Milo Adventist Academy (Days Creek, Ore.) during spring break was to Sundarban Island, India.The group planned to preach in five different villages and present a... More

Sharon Church Honors a Matriarch

One of the earliest members of Sharon Church (Portland, Ore.), Marie Crane, enjoyed the company of nearly her entire family on Sabbath, April 14, as they honored the exemplary Christian life that she... More

Follow the Lamb Easter Dramatization in Gladstone Park

Easter weekend, the Gladstone Park Church led out in the second presentation of Follow the Lamb, a dramatization and musical portraying the final events of Christ's life and His resurrection. Held in... More

UCA Students Benefit from TIP Program

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., is preparing to enter its third year of the Tuition Incentive Plus (TIP) program. The program is designed to make Adventist education more affordable... More

Uniformed Master Guides Take Over Pasco Riverview Church

The Pasco (Wash.) Riverview Church service was led by the Pathfinder Master Guide class on Sabbath, March 10.A highlight was a speaking choir, focusing on celebrating Jesus’ soon return. The morning... More

Small Church Reaches Kids for Jesus

Where do you begin when your church hasn’t held a Vacation Bible School (VBS) for more than 12 years? Where do you find the leadership, the program resources and materials needed? That’s what the... More

Pastors Discuss Elephant in the Room

Pastors and Bible workers from across the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) met recently to talk about the proverbial elephant in the room. The issue at hand is that many churches across North America... More

Easter Outreach Events Reach Thousands and Plants Seeds for the Kingdom

The doors of the Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) Church opened Easter weekend to receive more than 700 people who came to experience The Borrowed Tomb, an Easter musical. With a cast of more than 50 people,... More

Cle Elum Member Awarded Eagle Scout

A Court of Honor was held Jan. 28 at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Church to present Arill Bartrand, a Cle Elum (Wash.) Church member, with the rank of Eagle Scout. This is the highest rank that can be... More

Longtime Math Professor Recognized With Prestigious Award

Walla Walla University (WWU) math professor Tom Thompson received the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in the... More

Anchor of Selfless Service Alice Hansen Retires After 44 Years

When Alice Hansen was baptized four months before attending Walla Walla University her sophomore year, she had no idea God would lead her to a 44-year career as an administrative assistant for the... More

Prison Ministry Leaders Explore Best Practices

Eighty leaders from the Washington, Oregon and Upper Columbia conferences assembled in Gladstone, Ore., in mid-April for a prison ministry retreat.The retreat featured classes such as prisoner re-... More

Smart Cooking Teaches Healthy Choices

Smart Cooking for Life, a one-day cooking and health seminar, features plant-based cooking demonstrations, diverse health lectures and booths with a variety of area resources to assist attendees on... More

New Pathfinder Club Defines Purpose

The Lacey (Wash.) Church needed a Pathfinder club, and church members Edward and Jennifer Case took on this challenge about a year ago.Jennifer Case attended a camp meeting class, How to Start a... More

The Big Picture of Ministry

Join us for ‘Holy Spirit Shine on Us’ by watching the Washington Adventist Camp Meeting auditorium live stream from June 14–23.Discover more:washingtonconference.org

Mission Trip Helps Auburn International Student Overcome Fears

Christine Kim, a sophomore international student at Auburn (Wash.) Adventist Academy (AAA), has a few fears in life.One trip, a few helpful friends and a perfect opportunity to get to know Jesus... More

Stewardship Summit Focuses on Spiritual Growth

The traditional finance-focused stewardship definition for Adventists was redefined at the Blessings Above & Beyond Stewardship Summit in April."Stewardship is about a relationship with Jesus,"... More