February 2014


Adventist Health Welcomes New Leaders

New Corporate President

Scott Reiner, Adventist Health executive vice president and COO, has been appointed president to succeed Robert G. Carmen, who announced his intent to...


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I was out of my league and didn’t know it. Piloting a 50-foot monstrosity had mandated a written test and one cursory drive around the block. As a college-age taskforce volunteer I...



Crossing the Generational Divide, Part 2

In Jesus' day the younger generation wrestled with their relationship to their elders and the reality of what God expected:

And he said to them, "You have a fine way of...



Sembradores de Iglesias

“El método evangelístico más eficaz debajo del cielo es sembrar iglesias,” (C. Peter Wagner).La única confianza para seguir el mandato de “Id y haced discípulos” de Mateo 28, es la autoridad de Jesús... More

Love in a Cup: Walla General Hospital Brings Care to Caregivers

At Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH), amidst the hustle and bustle of hospital life, you can also find a spa-like environment — a room with soft lighting that makes the space look like a vacation... More

Relationship Ministry Extends Beyond Prison Walls

When Steve Steenmeyer accepted the call to lead the Hillside O’Malley Church’s correctional ministry in Anchorage, Alaska, he did so with the intent of instituting correspondence Bible studies in... More

BVAS Supports Mozambique School

Each year during the holiday season, Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) families support an outreach in the community. Past outreach ministries have included adopting needy families, collecting... More

Longtime Montana Employee Retires

There is joy and there is sorrow, excitement and anticipation, yet dread and perhaps a bit of agony. It isn’t unusual for people to leave one workforce for another or even retire, but few leave who... More

Father, Husband Makes Radical Transformation

He pulls headphones out of his plug-pierced ears and begins to tell his story. “I like rap,” says Ken Acquin, a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Happy Valley and the father of a Portland Adventist... More

McMinnville Members Open Pantries, Pocketbooks

McMinnville Church members opened their pantries and pocketbooks for the 15th year in a row to feed the less fortunate in their community through a special service held the Sabbath before... More

Columbia Adventist Academy Pursues Full-Time Philanthropy

One of Webster’s definitions of philanthropy is “the desire to promote the welfare of others.” And that makes the activities of this past fall at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground,... More

Coquille Church Participates in Operation Christmas Child Project

Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children's project that uses simple gift-filled shoeboxes containing school supplies, toys, necessities and notes of encouragement to let hurting children... More

Sonshine Christian School Adopts, Cleans Park

When Florence, Ore., opened the adoption process this summer for people and organizations to take on responsibility for cleaning and maintaining local parks, Sonshine Christian School responded,... More

Sharon Church Celebrates Homecoming

Following the Lord's command to "go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled" (Luke 14:23, KJV), Sharon Church celebrated its second annual... More

Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School Reopens

After being closed for one year, Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School (POVAS), located in Oldtown, Idaho, has rebounded and opened its doors again this school year. It boasts of an enrollment of 13... More

All Nations Center Celebrates Baptism

It was a high Sabbath at All Nations Center in Wapato, Wash., for Baldomar Zamudio. Donna Harding, junior leader, and Zamudio's mother, Blanca, spoke of Zamudio's love of Jesus and his spiritual... More

Crestview Celebrates Giving Thanks Dinner

More than 80 people filled the Moses Lake Church multipurpose room for a special lunch at Crestview Christian School’s (CCS) home and school association hosted a lunch for students in... More

Kettle Falls Hosts Dinner With the Doctor

The Kettle Falls, Wash., community was blanketed with door-hanger invitations for Dinner With the Doctor. On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2013, the beautifully decorated church fellowship room was... More

Moses Lake Tumbleweeds Spread Seeds for Jesus

A chilly night in October found tumbleweeds scattered over the streets of Moses Lake, Wash. — not spiky, prickly plants, of course, but cheerful, energetic Adventurers spreading seeds of love for... More

Handshake Turns Into Sharing Opportunity

Richard Kurtz, Milton Church (Milton-Freewater, Ore.) outreach coordinator, was visiting a friend in the hospital. On his way out, he noticed a security officer walking down the hall toward him.... More

Pendleton Women's Ministries Create Wreaths

The Pendleton (Ore.) Church’s Women's Ministries group met Nov. 14, 2013, and enjoyed fellowship, a fun outreach and small group prayer. The event included supper followed by a Thanksgiving... More

Milton-Stateline Adventist School Holds Talent Show and Silent Auction

Several hundred people packed into the Milton-Stateline Adventist School in Milton-Freewater, Ore., for an evening of entertainment. Each of the 40 participants auditioned for a spot in the school... More

Walla Walla University Church Names Senior Pastor

Alex Bryan has accepted the invitation to once again lead the Walla Walla University Church. Bryan will return to serve as the church’s senior pastor.“Certainly, I am among those who will welcome... More

Student Body Organization Celebrates Centennial

Happy birthday, Associated Students of Walla Walla University! The year 2014 marks the 100th birthday of ASWWU.  What started in 1914 as a small effort to involve students in campus life is... More

Living God's Mission

Ever felt fearful in sharing your faith? The disciples did. The disciples were locked away in a room, trembling in fear, after the death of Jesus. Mary Magdalene came to the fearful team with the... More

Reuniting Alumni and Reigniting Adventist Schools

Whether you are an alumnus of an Adventist elementary school, junior academy, academy or university, you are invited to emerge with joy to reunite and reignite your alma mater."Alle, Alle auch sind... More

Washington Conference Session

Notice is hereby given that the 59th Regular Session of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at Auburn Adventist Academy Church, Auburn, Washington, on Sunday, April 6,... More

Kirkland Community Comes 'Together for Thanksgiving'

"Does it cost money?" asked a single mother.The family photos were free — along with everything else on the Sunday before Thanksgiving at Kirkland Church. On this day each year, Kirkland Church opens... More

Monroe Church Succeeds Using Acts 2 Ministry Model

Monroe Church members feel like they are winners with the numbers 78, 268 and 8 because they see how God is giving them victory. The numbers are merely a reminder that Christ’s method of ministry... More

Lacey Cooks Host Holiday Cooking Class

When Lacey Church members invited their community to join them in Tuttle Hall, next to the church, for the evenings of Nov. 12 and 19, 2013, they were pleased with the interest in holiday vegetarian... More