June 2014


Heroes the Game

In Brief: Heroes the Game is a trivia game designed to test and teach Bible knowledge. To play the game, select at least seven "heroes" to answer questions about. During...


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Bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.  Isaiah 33:16

It was a mission trip that brought this to mind. There at the humble home of my host family, the first...



Dude, Where's My Ark?

Noah's ark has always been a story of God's grace and human survival — not a shipwreck of human stupidity.

So, when the movie Noah recently splashed down...


Why Children Leave the Church, Part 1

What shall it profit a pastor to save the whole city for Christ but lose his or her own children? While many kids grow up healthy and happy in the parsonage, many others are slamming...


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God's Measurement of Success

When I graduated from high school, I already had two years of college classes under my belt. Having participated in Washington State’s Running Start program, all of my prerequisites...



Anchorage bajo el lema "Revive la llama"

Desde la llegada del pastor nuevo en septiembre de 2013, la obra hispana se encuentra en constante crecimiento. La Iglesia Hispana de Anchorage es una congregación relativamente pequeña... More

Adventist Health Leaders Come Together for Mission Day

Adventist Health has a legacy in mission focus and whole-person care that has stood strong through many changing health care policies and uncertain financial times. The reason for this is Adventist... More

Anchorage Northside Tries Round Table Evangelism

King Arthur is remembered for his round table that elevated his knights to equal status and allowed them to speak in counsel. This type of leadership certainly was revolutionary for his time, and... More

Treasure Valley Finds God's Providence in 1042GP

Have you ever heard of a tax return called a 1042GP? We had heard of a 1040EZ but never a 1042GP. We were about to have a clear understanding. We had kicked the new school year off like the last... More

Pocatello Sees Membership Growth

Eastern Idaho is particularly difficult to reach, as the population is dominated by non-Christians and other denominations. Without direct leading from the Holy Spirit, the population has little... More

Ronan Food Banks Score Big at Souper Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks weren’t the only ones to put up big numbers on Super Bowl Sunday. The Ronan Church enjoyed its most successful Souper Bowl ever, collecting 4,004 cans of soup to split... More

Pathfinders Match Biblical Wits With Conference Staff

Montana’s Pathfinder Bible Experience this year wasn’t the usual nail-biting, breath-holding competition to determine the best clubs. Pathfinders began their study of 2 Samuel several... More

Klamath Falls Holds Prophecy Seminar

The Klamath Falls Church was blessed with a four-week prophecy seminar presented by Jason Morgan, a North Pacific Union evangelist, as part of its ongoing discipleship ministry. From the end of... More

Grants Pass Welcomes New Member

The Grants Pass Church experienced a most moving moment during the April 5 service. Bea LaVigne discovered Better Life Television quite by accident, drawn to its Bible teachings and Christ-... More

Celebrity Chef Visits Roseburg Church

The Roseburg Church Better Living Center was filled to capacity as renowned chef Mark Anthony began his cooking demonstration on Sunday, April 13. Mouths watered as aromas began drifting from the... More

Salem Central Welcomes New Pastoral Family

The Salem Central Church is happy to welcome Ben Barcenas Jr. and his wife, Becky, along with their two sons, Caleb and Andrew, as the church's new pastoral family. Barcenas began his ministry... More

OAMC Performs 20th Spring Festival

The Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus (OAMC) celebrated its 20th Annual Spring Festival with two concerts at Sunnyside Church in Portland, Ore., on Sabbath, April 5. OAMC’s director, David... More

Mission Trip Improves Campus Security

A joint mission trip between the Seventh-day Adventist Community Church of Vancouver, Wash., and Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., held March 20–30, 2014, grew the 9-... More

Kelso-Longview Hosts Journey to Hope

Journey to Hope, an evangelistic series with Becki Rogers, started with 137 adults crowding into the fellowship hall of the Kelso-Longview Church on Friday evening, Feb. 28. As people kept streaming... More

Eric Molstead Scholarship Fund

Eric Molstead, an accomplished pilot and an aero maintenance director, knew airplanes backward and forward, inside and out. So it was natural that he flew an airplane to his 25th class reunion at... More

'The Journey' Comes to Spokane Valley

For seven years, I’ve shared with my chiropractor the big event our church does, Journey to the Cross (J2C). He was always interested, but this year he came. As a cast member in the first scene... More

Kettle Falls Runs Successful Discover Bible School

Eighty students graduated in 2013 from the many courses offered at the Kettle Falls Discover Bible School. Currently, more than 400 enrollees take the various courses offered, which include Focus on... More

'Such an Army of Youth' Provides Newport Worship Service

April 12, a sunny Sabbath, was Youth Day at the Newport (Wash.) Church. The young people were engaged in every aspect of the worship service, including picking up the offering, giving the... More

WWVA String Orchestra Reaches Out

Benjamin Gish conducts the string orchestra from Walla Walla Valley Academy while Pedro Bautista-Peraza prepares communion on April 6 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Walla Walla,... More

Yakima Doctor's Life Celebrated

A celebration of life service was held for Jay Randall Sloop on April 26 at the Yakima Church. Family and friends packed the church to remember the gentle, fun-loving and godly doctor who disappeared... More

Tri-City Adventist School Holds Math Fun Fair

On a brisk March evening the gymnasium at Tri-City Adventist School in Pasco, Wash., was abuzz with eager elementary and middle school students and their families. The excitement was generated by the... More

Lego Tournament Draws 18 Teams

The Plastique Bots of Pasco, Wash., took home the Champion’s Award at the April 13 First Lego League Regional Robotics Challenge. Team members Luke Irvine, Andrew Irvine, Isaac Baik, Joe... More

Engineering School Introduces Global Humanitarian Engineering Program

The Walla Walla University (WWU) Edward F. Cross School of Engineering will offer a global humanitarian engineering emphasis program beginning this fall. Students in the program will complete core... More

PSAA Presents 'Power of the Cross'

On Sabbath, April 19, 2014, the Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) Chorale presented The Power of the Cross, a musical production written by Mark Hayes and directed by Estyn Goss at the nearby... More

Oso Landslide Generates Acts of Compassion

A tragic landslide in Oso, Wash., claimed lives, destroyed property and gained widespread media coverage in mid-March. It also revealed hearts of compassion. The Adventist Church, on a corporate... More

Becky Meharry Joins Washington Education Team

The education leadership team for Washington Conference is welcoming Becky Meharry as associate superintendent. Meharry has 23 years of teaching and leadership experience in elementary schools with... More

The Work Continues

More than 300 delegates, representing the entire membership of the Washington Conference, gathered Sunday, April 6, at the Auburn Academy Church for the 59th constituency session. All three... More