November 2015


New Book for Sharing at Trade Shows

When a private donor came to Max Torkelsen, North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) president, with an idea about a new witnessing tool, Torkelsen was eager to listen.

The concept was simple...


An Urgent Call for a Ministry Couple

If you are, or you know of, a retired married couple willing and eager to give at least two years to a very special Native American community, this call is for you. Monte Church, North Pacific...


Hundreds Attend NPUC Children's Leadership Conference

“The best event of this sort I’ve ever attended.”

“Every session has been so helpful.”

These were just a couple of the comments overheard during this year’s North Pacific Union...


Hudson to Initiate NPUC Creation Resource Center

Stan Hudson, who has served as pastor of the Moscow (Idaho) and Pullman (Wash.) churches, will soon take on a new role, developing a North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) Creation Resource Center...


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The bell rings, books slam shut, doors burst open and a flood of little feet hit the pavement. It’s recess time.

I remember it well — a release from boredom, the outdoor exuberance, team...



Thanksgiving for Jesus in the Psalms

Above all the blessings for which we may praise God this Thanksgiving season is the gift of Jesus Himself. Although we can’t see Him (yet), we find Him everywhere in Scripture, including the...



This past summer my friend Christian gave unto me every writer’s dream — a crazy story. Not just a crazy story: a multilayered bonanza of bizarre bonkers so delightful my typing fingers tremble at...



Llamados Para Servir

Los especialistas en el área comentan que hay diferentes factores que determinan nuestra conducta. Dentro de estos factores podemos encontrar por ejemplo la cultura. Por naturaleza los... More

Limb Preservation Team Provides Multidisciplinary Treatment for Diabetes Patients

At Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore., modern medical technology paired with a whole-person approach to health is saving patients' toes, feet, legs and hands — every day.... More

Juneau Students Live Social Studies Lesson

American history is the topic of the year for social studies at Juneau Adventist Christian School, and the students had a living lesson the very first week of school. The students gathered on... More

Eagle River Youth Give Back

The year is three-fourths over, but the youth at Eagle River Valley Church aren’t even halfway finished with community involvement. The youth started with their community outreach in January... More

Cloverdale Hosts Prayer Concert

Randy Maxwell, Kuna Church pastor and Idaho Conference prayer ministries coordinator, led a concert of prayer at the Cloverdale Church in Boise on Sept. 23, the eve of Pope Francis’ historic... More

Women Embrace the Abundant Life

I have never been a “girly girl.” My sisters and I liked playing football, baseball, kickball. We liked competing with the boys. I don’t really like drinking tea either. I had more... More

Adventist Education Thrives in Eagle

Adventist Christian education is alive and well in Eagle. The Eagle Adventist Christian School and Preschool have a combined enrollment of 41, with 21 in preschool and kindergarten. The school has... More

Heartland Gets Radio Miracle

A couple of years ago, the Lewistown/Roundup District pastor received a phone call from a man he had never seen or heard of before. Richard Thomas informed the pastor the FCC was... More

Havre District Welcomes New Pastor

Merlin Knowles, Montana Conference president, presented a new pastoral family to the Havre District on Sabbath, Aug. 29. It had been more than 11 months since the former pastor had been called... More

Adventist Horseman’s Association

Memories of special places, people and times: We all have them. One of these came at the end of July for Denise and me. We were asked to participate in the Adventist Horseman’s Association (... More

New Faces, New Classes Come to CAA

“Sing unto the LORD a new song; for He hath done marvellous things" (Ps. 98:1). Each new school year offers the opportunity for new beginnings and Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in... More

VBS Kids Plug Into God's Power

The Salem Central Church VBS was held Aug. 10–14, for ages 5–12. Twenty-eight children on average attended each day. The event was run by Angela Estrada, with help from the... More

Coquille Members Pack Boxes for Operation Christmas Child

The Coquille Church packed 64 boxes for Operation Christmas Child during its first children's packing party for the year. A generous church member gave Sally McSherry $2,000 to be his personal... More

Singles Enjoy Spiritual Retreat

McMinnville Chuch sponsored a spiritual retreat for Adventist singles at Camp Magruder on the Oregon Coast in August. Caryl Tallon, McMinnville SDA Singles president, organized the event, with... More

Gateway Church Offers County Fair Pit Stop

The Pee Wee Pit Stop booth was a huge hit with families at the Josephine County Fair this year. Volunteers from Gateway Church in Grants Pass, Ore., set up and staffed the booth, which provided... More

Oregon Conference Pathfinders Converge for Camporee

More than 700 pathfinders of all ages gathered at the Skamania County Fairgrounds the weekend of Sept. 11–13 in Stevenson, Wash., for the annual Oregon Conference Pathfinder Camporee.... More

Christ’s Method Alone ...

A five-day free health seminar, entitled “From Sickness to Health,” featuring Rico Hill as presenter and Calvin Howell and Elicia Kalua as food sample chefs and vegan banquet... More

PAA Introduces New Classes, Dual-Credit Courses

At Portland Adventist Academy, new classes like 2-D animation, American Sign Language (ASL) and music appreciation are broadening students’ minds. In addition, new dual-credit classes... More

Maranatha Volunteers Award Scholarship to Milo Student

Every year young people from all different walks of life come to Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek to continue their education. They come not only for academics, but also for a family atmosphere... More

Garden Feeds Community

Rick and Cindy Wilson of Grants Pass, Ore., have a “growing” ministry. Each year they prepare a large garden that feeds their family, their church and their community. The Wilsons... More

Milo Adventist Academy Escapes Wildfire

Flames leaped from tree tops sending a huge column of smoke billowing from the ridge just south of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek on July 30. The Stouts Creek Fire, which was first reported at... More

Students Learn Leadership Skills

During the second week of September, students from Milton Stateline Adventist School departed for their annual leadership trip in what for many was a “new” form of transportation: covered... More

Northwest Fire Recovery

Washington wildfires broke all-time records this summer, according to Tom Vilsack, U.S. secretary of agriculture. Oregon and Washington were among the hardest hit states this year, with hundreds of... More

Social Media Helps Students Attend UCA

It was a simple Facebook post this summer: “Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) registration opens tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. There are TWENTY kids who are on the 'Waiting for a Miracle'... More

Church and School Team Up for VBS

For the second summer now, Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) and the Wenatchee (Wash.) Church have teamed up to provide a Vacation Bible School program for the local community. This year’s theme... More

Rittenbach Shares Spiritual Lessons Learned From Running

“I run to stay healthy,” says Gary Rittenbach, Walla Walla University (WWU) academic computing director. “People think our bodies are like cars, but they’re not. They don... More

Youth Rush Produces E-Book

Participants in Washington Youth Rush produced a 32-page e-book about their answers to prayer and divine appointments while ministering door to door in western Washington. “We wrote it with... More

Sequim Members Package Healthy Meals for Kids

Sequim Church members, through their Adventist Community Service (ACS) program, have been providing food and clothes for adults for many years and, in a recent development, are now... More

Music Program Develops Young Talent

A school without music is like the sun without warmth; it’s nice enough, but you are always left wanting more. That’s how Trent Russell felt during his sophomore year of high school... More

Auburn Finds Solid Ground

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) is back on solid ground after five years of struggling with declining enrollment and financial challenges. Washington Conference executive committee prayed about... More

Big Picture of Ministry

Involvement in Pathfinders is on the rise this year. More than 550 Pathfinders and adults attended the Washington Conference Pathfinder Camporee in September, representing the largest conference... More

70 Years of Ministry Celebrated

Fred and Minnie Hurd opened up their home one summer day in 1944 for a group of fellow church members from Seattle Central Church (and beyond) to discuss their noninvolvement in church other... More

PSAA Connects With Students

Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) students celebrated the start to the 2015–2016 school year in traditional style with a three-day trip up to Walla Walla University’s Rosario... More