March 2015


Pass the Baton

The very air in the stadium feels electric with anticipation. Fans, 100,000 of them, sit forward, awaiting the starting gun, as you and the other athletes prepare to run the race. Ahead of you,...



Millennials and the Church

As churches around the Northwest turn an additional focus toward integrating young adults into church mission, consider these graphics.

One graphic reveals the huge disparity between age...


Let's Talk


I remember it all so well: the smells, the sounds, the anticipation.

Once upon a time, hard though it may be for some to imagine, salt-of-the-earth Adventists occasionally gathered in dark...




The ghosts of dead stories haunt everyone.

I write this after the devastating loss of Super Bowl XLIX. Seattle is reeling from what every major news source calls “the worst play-call in...


Interacting With an Atheist

“Would you mind if we had a little fun at your expense?” Paul, a Christian, teased his atheist brother, Ron.        

“As long as you know I’ll counterattack,” Ron replied, relishing one of...



El Campestre Hispano Convoca a Sus Miembros

Los miembros adventistas desde Omak, Wasington, hasta Hermiston, Oregon, y de todas partes entre medio se reunieron en Pasco, Washington, el 10 de enero del 2015, en ocasión del... More

Employees Set Example for LivingWell

The mission of Adventist Health is to share God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing, which influences the way team members care for their communities as well as... More

Wrangell VBS Shares the 'One Thing'

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed — or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it... More

Long Creek Hosts Community Christmas Dinner

Sixty people met at the fellowship hall of the Long Creek (Ore.) Church Dec. 10, 2014, for a communitywide Christmas dinner and fellowship.  Larry and Anita Griffith prepared... More

Enterprise Kids Serve Seniors' Lunch

At 10:30 a.m. on the first Monday of the month when school is in session, two or three students from the upper grades of the Enterprise Seventh-day Adventist School arrive at... More

Hamilton Pathfinders Hold Successful Food Drive

Hamilton Pathfinders have usually collected can goods for charity from their own town. This year they decided to do something different and go to the nearby town of Corvallis, Mont.... More

Stevensville Hosts Thanksgiving Feast

Stevensville Church members determined to do something special for their community. They decided to host a harvest and thanksgiving dinner. They put posters up all around town and... More

Ten Freshmen Receive Full Scholarships to Milo Adventist Academy

Oregon Conference Educational Superintendent Gale Crosby contacted Randy Thornton, Milo Adventist Academy principal, with some unbelievable news. An anonymous donor was willing to sponsor an... More

Milo Opens New Equestrian Center

Milo Adventist Academy horses are no longer housed in greenhouses turned into makeshift barns in Days Creek. The new barn, created in the former Thunderbird wood factory, has 15 stalls, a... More

Sauser Wins MGAES School Geographic Bee

Abby Sauser, a sixth-grade student at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 9. The school bee,... More

CAA Loves From the Inside Out

These things I command you that you love one another. — John 15:17 Ellen White said, “In the highest sense the work of education and the work of redemption are one, for in education,... More

Falls City Teen Baptized

Thirteen-year-old Cody L. Rushing was baptized on Sabbath, Jan. 10, by Lary Brown, Falls City Church pastor. Rushing began attending the Falls City Church with his grandmother... More

Sunnyside Hosts 33rd Annual Family Christmas Program

Sunnyside’s 33rd annual Family Christmas Program was presented to a packed sanctuary on Dec. 19, 2014. Jonathan Russell, Sunnyside Church associate pastor, welcomed the audience and... More

Oasis Church Focuses Attention on LaVida Mission

The Oasis Church in Vancouver, Wash., is helping the LaVida Mission in New Mexico. It began with an earnest prayer that led to multiple ways to help the LaVida. Kim Sellberg, community services co... More

North View Hosts 'Dinner With the Doctor'

The savory smells of a bountiful dinner greeted visitors seeking to return books at the North Spokane (Wash.) Library on Sunday, Jan. 25. While they might have been looking for another great... More

ACS Supports Regional Distribution Center

A speaker defined a shocking reality: “Imagine a burn the size of the state of Connecticut — then you can begin to realize the loss from the Carlton Complex Fire in Okanogan County last... More

Students Celebrate at Sheriff's Department

Jan. 23, 2015, marked the 100th Centennial Celebration of Benewah County. There was another celebration underway as well. Caleb Nelson and Myles Nelson, students at the St. Maries (Idaho)... More

Hayden Lake Members Become Local Medical Missionaries

“The highlight of my summer was the opportunity to be a medical missionary,” says Debby Maniscalco. “I do not have a medical background, yet I was able to participate in an... More

Hispanic Camp Meeting Brings Members Together

Adventist members from Omak, Wash., to Hermiston, Ore., and all parts in between gathered in Pasco, Wash., on Jan. 10, 2015, for the Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Camp Meeting.... More

Aerospace Engineers Help Launch Senior Projects

The Walla Walla University School of Engineering is collaborating with local and national companies to create opportunities for internships, senior projects and career paths for engineering students... More

A Time of Transition by Faith

The Israelites were emerging on the other side of their 40-year journey to through the wilderness. They had strong times of trusting God and weak moments of ignoring God. Through generations of... More

Youth Move Onward in Relationship with Jesus

Students from the Auburn area lead out in worship at the 2015 Washington Conference Youth Rally held at Sunset Lake in Wilkeson on Jan. 17, 2015. More than 300 youth from across the... More

Northwest Christian Finalizes International Partnership

Northwest Christian School (NCS) in Puyallup finalized in January an international sister-school relationship with Wonju Sahmyook Middle School in an agreement that began a year ago. School... More

Auburn Students Experience Joy of Giving

What would you do if someone gave you $20 with instructions to invest in a cause that enhances someone’s life? Victor Moore sat in Bible class at Auburn Adventist Academy and heard Jeff... More

Auburn Adventist Book Center Seeks New Owner

The Adventist Book Center (ABC) based in Auburn, Wash., is moving into a new chapter of its business history as it seeks a new owner. Its current owner, Washington Conference, regained... More