December 2014


Recovery Weekend Faces Addiction Head-on

In a precedent-setting event held Oct. 3–5 at the Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore., nearly 100 individuals gathered for the first Adventist Recovery Ministries training event to be...


The Envelope Please!

At the Society of Adventist Communicators convention held Oct. 16–18 in Jacksonville, Fla., the Gleaner, designed by Matthew McVane of Guildhouse Group in Walla Walla, Wash., received the...


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“Now abideth faith, hope and charity. And the greatest of these is charity.” I Cor. 13:13

Charity begins at home, so the old saw goes. This year, though, it seemed to begin under a cascade...



A Shameful Christmas Story

Faithfulness to God can disrupt your life and defame your reputation. That’s our Christmas story today.

The celebrated virgin told the announcing angel, “Behold, I am the servant of the...


Accidental Pagans

The greatest Christmas card ever bestowed upon me had gilded edges, dazzling red and green accents, and the following message:

“Jesus is the reason for the season!” TRUE!




Cumbre de Líderes 2014–2015

“Sin embargo, algunos fueron tercos y no quisieron creer, y le hablaron mal del Camino a toda la gente. Entonces Pablo los dejó y se fue con los seguidores de Jesús a una escuela... More

Meeting Needs Through CREATION Health

Health is the gracious gift of God, but achieving and maintaining a healthful lifestyle isn’t easy. To help individuals take ownership of their health and integrate it within the context of... More

Juneau Sees Another Miracle

The Juneau Adventist Christian School had needed a new playground for many years. The school board and Juneau Church members have been praying for and wishing this playground would become a... More

Anchorage Spanish Church Rides Outreach Wave

Summer 2014 was quite a busy one for the Anchorage Spanish congregation. The church was visited in June by Andres Portés, evangelist for the Southwest Region Conference and speaker for the... More

Meridian Members Help Peruvian Kids

When 12 students from the Adventist-run Jerusalen Elementary School in Iquitos, Peru, were baptized Aug. 22, retired Pacific Press Publishing Association employee Chuck Bobst felt God was affirming... More

Butte Holds 'Revolution' Seminar

"Hurry, we need more chairs!" exclaimed Tom Russell, Butte Church member, as he recruited members to help him due to the overflow of visitors lined up for registration. The joy and energy... More

CAA Stays Knee-Deep in Prayers

It’s often easy to get wrapped up in the day to day of academics, sports and other extracurricular school activities and forget that there is a battle for hearts going on at all times: “... More

Theology Students Connect With Lents Members, Community

Amy Moreno and Andrew Nixon, Andrews University master’s degree students, preached Seventh-day Adventist fundamental beliefs in a Christ-centered way Sept. 9 to Oct. 4 at the Lents Church in... More

Sunnyside Helps Family Find Home of Their Own

The apartment was nice, but empty — no beds, no furniture, no food, none of the trappings that make a home. But the boys didn’t want to leave, so air mattresses were found, along with... More

Member Ministers, Helps People

Have you heard the slogan from the Oregon Conference — “Members in Ministry”? We would like to share the story of a member who for more than 30 years has been involved in ministry.... More

Member Serves Same Church for 87 Years

So how long have you served at your church? Donald Sargeant was born April 11, 1927, in a cute little house in Hopewell, Ore., only about a half mile from the now-111-year-old Hopewell Church, which... More

Milo Adventist Academy Students Follow ‘In His Steps’ on Neighbor Day

Milo Adventist Academy students chose “In His Steps” as the theme for this school year and put it into action during student week of prayer, Sept. 8–12. Twice daily the youth... More

Kilgore Pastoral Ministry Affirmed

Surrounded by collegues, family and mentors, Ryan Kilgore was ordained for ministry in the Seventh-day Adventish Church on Oct. 4 in Brewster, Wash., during a ceremony that highlighted God's... More

He's Alive TV Recounts Influence of Christian TV

Like lighthouse rays shining through the mist, God’s Word and influence over the air waves bring hope and change. He’s Alive TV (KHBA) in Spokane, Wash., loves learning how God is using... More

St. Maries Christian School Gives and Receives Blessings

One of the biggest challenges for St. Maries Christian School in Idaho has been its necessary move into a shop at the Shadowy River Mall. Space for desks and storage is limited, and the parking lot... More

Volunteers Essential in Disaster Cleanup

When the Brewster Church in Washington invited people to help clean up after a wildfire roared by this summer, church members weren’t sure how many would come. They asked for people with... More

WWU Students Welcomed at Longest Table

Now a tradition at the Walla Walla University Church, the congregation welcomed students back the first Sabbath of the school year with the Longest Table. Because the University Church exists... More

Adventist Vets Take Honor Flight

Ken Silver from the Northside Church (Walla Walla, Wash.) and Paul Hellie from the University Church (College Place, Wash.), both Korean War veterans, flew to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8 for a two-... More

Ministry Restores Lives

More than four years ago, Bill Pond would not have considered doing prison ministry. But somehow that changed when he moved to Ritzville, Wash. He heard of the need for more volunteers and decided to... More

Walla Walla Valley Medical Society Sponsors Physician-Shadowing Pilot Program

Pre-medicine students from Walla Walla University (WWU), Whitman College and Walla Walla Community College can now participate in a new physician-shadowing pilot program in the Walla Walla Valley.... More

Prayer-Walkers 'Build the Walls' at Auburn Adventist Academy

Dorena Roberts remembers ignoring God’s shoving to start prayer-walking because she viewed herself as more of a helper and not a leader. As a mother, pastor’s wife and nurse, Roberts... More

American and Chinese Educators Exchange Ideas

Earlier this year Chinese educators invited American educators to conduct an in-service training session for teachers in the Yuhang School District in Hangzhou, China. Lon Gruesbeck, Washington... More

Sabbath Keepers Forms New Puget Sound Chapter

A new Sabbath Keepers motorcycle ministry has formed in the Seattle area. Sabbath Keepers is a Christian motorcycle ministry committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and the seventh-day... More

Community Shows Support for Northwest Christian’s Music Program

Students at Northwest Christian School (NCS) in Puyallup heartily belted out the lyrics to “I’m in the Lord’s Army” and “How Great Is Our God” in the midst of... More