September 2014


Hendrickson Steps In as Registrar

Deborah Hendrickson, most recently vice principal and registrar at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., is the new North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) certification...


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“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” — Winston Churchill

It’s late in the evening, and my attention is...



Spirit-Filled Joy Generates Revival

Since “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace ...” (Gal. 5:22), joy is both an indicator and a vindicator of genuine revival and reformation.

On Pentecost, when our...


Ten Free Ways to Appreciate Your Pastor ... Without Making It Awkward

Next month is the 20th annual Pastor Appreciation Month. Lists, like this one, show up this time of year to guilt generous parishioners into forking over vacations, cars and new wardrobes to their...



Compartir a Jesús es Todo

“Compartir a Jesús es Todo” es el lema de las caravanas de entrenamiento regional en Upper Columbia Conference durante el 2014. En esta segunda ocasión las jornadas de... More

Health by Word of Mouse

Whether you are at the airport, in line at the grocery store or in a hospital waiting room, nearly everybody is focused on their smartphones or tablet-surfing the Web and scrolling their personalized... More

Baptism Stalls on Runway

Even baptisms can be a little different in Alaska's outback. The junior campers at Camp Tukuskoya, the Adventist youth camp in Big Lake, Alaska, had the special privilege of witnessing three... More

Alaska Holds Interior Camp Meeting

Alaska's Interior Camp Meeting was a blessing to many. "I am going to be chewing on those sermons for a while,” said one attendee. Because of the challenge of distances, the Alaska... More

Gem State Adventist Academy Opens Garden Stand

Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) Gardens in Caldwell recently opened the Garden Stand, featuring produce organically grown on eight acres of donated garden space. Glen Rick, GSAA Gardens manager... More

Enterprise and Elgin Welcome New Pastoral Couple

The Enterprise and Elgin churches in Oregon are excited to welcome new pastoral couple Jonathan and Erica DeWeber. Jonathan has Pacific Northwest roots and appreciates the outdoor opportunities... More

Camp Paxson 2014 Provides Unbelievable Week

Even though the weather tried to put a damper on Montana's summer camp this year, 56 energetic campers had an unbelievable week. As the staff and support crew set up camp on Sunday afternoon,... More

Lewistown Celebrates Baptism

The Lewistown Church had a beautiful baptismal service on Jan. 4 as Hank Slining of Lewistown was welcomed into their congregation. A couple of years ago, Slining attended evangelistic meetings... More

Romanian Church Embarks on Great 'Wilderness Escape'

This summer the Romanian Church in Portland welcomed children from throughout the community for Vacation Bible School, which took place June 15–19. Over the course of five days, kids were able... More

Camp Meeting Goers Step Forward for God in Gladstone

July 15 through 19 found the campgrounds in Gladstone buzzing with the 84th year of Gladstone Camp Meeting. Themed "Here Am I ..." the event's seminars and programming were based on the... More

Lakeview Church Hosts Baptisms

Lakeview (Ore.) Church enjoyed a high Sabbath on June 14 as four people confirmed their commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ through baptism. Each came to know the Lord by different paths. Sharon... More

PAA’s Senior Project Builds Skills for 21st Century

Portland Adventist Academy’s (PAA) senior project challenges seniors to use interests like beekeeping and music-writing to develop skills that will serve the 21st century. “The senior... More

Grants Pass Learns About Healthier Living

More than 100 people packed the Bear Hotel in Grants Pass on June 2 to hear Marcel Wiggers speak about reversing diabetes naturally. Attendance proved that, as diabetes rates in the United States... More

The Beach Comes to Gladstone Park Church

Max Patterson Park was the site of the Gladstone Park Church's Vacation Bible School, held June 23–27. The program was a treasure-hunting adventure in the Caribbean islands.... More

Teen Has Zeal for Missions

Caleb Rittenour hails from a quiet corner of north Idaho. He is 16 years old, the middle sibling of five, all home-schooled by their mother. Caleb is a junior deacon at the Spirit Lake Church in... More

Spokane Youth Help Feed Homeless Children

If you had visited Spokane Valley (Wash.) Church on Wednesday evenings or the Spokane (Wash.) Valley Adventist School on Thursday mornings, you would have heard the snappy rustling of paper bags... More

UCA Foundation Founder Retires

Tom Stanyer, Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) class of 1950 and a founder of Upper Columbia Academy Foundation, recently stepped down after serving the foundation for more than a decade — first as... More

Salty Christians

Teaching His followers how to live in their communities, Jesus told them, “Be salty and to be like a light shining on a hill.” A thousand years before this, King Solomon said, “... More

West Plains Breaks Ground

West Plains Community Seventh-day Adventist Church held a groundbreaking ceremony July 20 on their property at 815 Craig Road in  Airway Heights, Wash. Attendees wrote their names on rocks that... More

Track and Field Comes to Cascade Christian Academy

“You know that many runners enter a race and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win! Athletes work hard to win a crown that cannot last, but we do it for a crown that will last forever... More

Alumnus Brings Musical Legacy to Life

A box of reel-to-reel audio tapes sits untouched in a forgotten closet. Crisp, typewritten letters read “Pacific Union College, 1962” and “Walla Walla College, 1966,”... More

Sunset Lake Miracles

God is doing miraculous things at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson on a daily basis. He has taken a group of young adults who have dedicated their summer to God and is transforming lives in a way seldom... More

The Heavenly Tradition of Camp Meeting

If you take an audience survey at Washington Adventist Camp Meeting, you will discover a large percentage of people who come “by tradition” year after year. “This is my vacation... More

Teens Impact Lewis County

With serving hearts, 32 western Washington teens and chaperones volunteered for this year’s Local Teen Mission (LTM) Trip in July. They returned to Lewis County with a mission to... More

Grays Harbor Students Expand Worldview

Students at Grays Harbor Adventist Christian School in Montesano applied nearly all their senses when learning about Uganda. Through a presentation by Jean Cader, co-founder of Paradigm Missions,... More

Totem Pole Tells Sunset Lake Story

Monte Church once took a two-year course in Native carving. He shared this skill through the years, along with traditional meanings of authentic Native art, through the years at youth camps where he... More

Enumclaw Gives Bibles to Panama

Brett Lains loves his Bible so much that, after a serious accident 12 years ago, the first thing he asked for in the hospital was his Bible. He also wants to learn Hebrew and Greek, “the... More