April 2015

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I was more than shocked. I was grieved. But I shouldn’t have been surprised. There on Facebook was a forwarded post from a church member that featured a racially charged message about our nation’s...



Why the Pre-Advent Judgment?

Since God already knows who believers are, why have a judgment in heaven before Jesus comes? Adventists often get asked that when explaining our unique beliefs.

We can point to Revelation...


Highlighting Heresy

The first time I read the book of Job, I highlighted most of it.

I was so impressed with the theological insights of Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar and Elihu concerning the suffering of their...



Tillamook Doctors Donate to Local Food Bank

In a living expression of the Adventist Health mission to share God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing, Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC) health care providers... More

Midnight Son Church Launches Youth Programs

The Midnight Son Church in Kenai started two children’s programs on Jan. 14. The first one is the Midnight Son Adventist Youth Society, for ages 12–18, directed by Crystal Sumner. The... More

Alaska Teachers Explore Core Values

During their February retreat in Anchorage, Alaska Conference teachers were challenged by Gary Dodge, General Conference planned giving director, and by a frigid trip to the Anchorage Zoo. Dodge... More

Alaska Holds Camp Meetings With a Twist

Camp meetings in the winter? Strange concept, but it works well in the Last Frontier. The Alaska Conference actually holds six winter and spring camp meetings in different areas of this vast and... More

Caldwell Hispanic Company Organizes

The Caldwell Hispanic Company was officially organized on Sabbath afternoon, Jan. 24. More than 150 attended the standing-room-only afternoon service, with more than 70 attendees signing as charter... More

Three Teams Tackle Pathfinder Bible Experience

Three prepared teams took part in the Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) on Feb. 21. The Gallatin Grizzlies had two teams, and the Billings Rimrockers made up the third team. The... More

Montana Youth Race in Pinewood Derby

A record number of people attended the Pinewood Derby this year, which was held at Mountain View Elementary in Missoula on Jan. 25. The registration started at 9 a.m. and went until a little... More

MythBuster Series Breaks Myths in Christianity

“All right! Let’s break into our small groups now for discussion.” All around the room, church members and nonmembers alike turn to face each other. Round tables scattered... More

Students Show Courage at Milo's Prayer Retreat

Thirty teenagers at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek volunteered to sleep on a wood floor and skip three meals during the student association (SA) Prayer Weekend. SA sponsors Dale and Darla Milam... More

Riverside Holds 'I Love My School Day'

Students, teachers and staff at Riverside Christian School in Washougal, Wash., participated in "I Love My School Day" on Jan. 28. The kids spent the week prior to this sharing... More

Eugene Reaches Community With Cooking Classes

Brian Igarta, a chef, along with his his wife, Crystal DuBoyce, and daughter, Skye, have been living in Lane County for the past two years. Originally from Hawaii, Brian is a professionally... More

Child Empties Piggy Bank for a PAA Mission Trip

The story of a little child’s donation for a Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) mission trip has been rippling through the halls of PAA and the hearts of many. PAA students raise funds for the... More

Well-Lived Life Remembered in Grants Pass

Remembering Olive Watson A few short weeks after turning 106 years old, Olive Watson went to her rest in Jesus on Feb. 10, 2015. She was joyfully remembered by friends and family at the Grants... More

Oregon Pathfinders Hold TLT Convention

It was a damp weekend Jan. 30–Feb. 2 in the forest of Camp Adams near Molalla as 127 people converged for the annual Oregon Pathfinders TLT (Teen Leadership Training) Convention. However,... More

Holiday Bus Outreach Yields Disciples

If you think growing disciples is challenging and scary, consider the remarkably simple yet effective outreach members of the Stateline Church in Milton-Freewater, Ore., are doing. ... More

Spirit Lake Reaches Out Through Cooking

Community outreach starts with healthful approaches to cooking at the Spirit Lake (Idaho) Church. Several church members have formed a food prep crew and are having a great time welcoming new... More

Community Thrift Store Features New Outreach

If you haven't been in the Bonners Ferry (Idaho) Adventist Community Thrift Store recently, you may not know about the latest development. A Glorystar satellite system has been installed to... More

Teens Discover Jesus Lakeside

What do you get when you combine a pickup load of lumber scraps with lots of energetic Pathfinder teenagers and fire? Attendees to the Upper Columbia Conference teen Pathfinder retreat, held in... More

WWU Students Find Rewarding Employment at Animal Shelter

Walla Walla University (WWU) provides a variety of state-funded student employment opportunities both on campus and in the community. Students perform work related to their major fields of study, and... More

Gig Harbor Lives by God's Grace

Gig Harbor Adventist Fellowship (GHAF) began in 2009, sponsored by North Hill Adventist Fellowship in Edgewood. Since then, GHAF has been growing and maturing while pursuing its mission of “... More

LCAS Students Show Love to Grandparents

The next best thing to going to grandma’s house for lunch is having your grandparents come to school for lunch with you. Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS) in Chehalis, Wash., once... More

Cedarbrook Students Expand Their STEM Education

Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School might be a small school, but its 15 students there are doing big things. This small school on the Olympic Peninsula is associated with other schools... More

Music Festival Finds Notes of Harmony

The out-of-tune cacophony of instruments warming up signals the start of a music festival rehearsal session. With a carefully trained ear, conductor Craig Mohr helps the flutes and saxophones, in... More

Motorcycle Ministry Bikes With a Purpose

Members of the Sabbath Keepers Motorcycle Ministry (SKMM) have a big heart for service. When they heard that the annual charity teddy bear motorcycle run for Auburn Medical Center was canceled for... More