January 2016

About this issue:

In the January 2016 Gleaner read about four Walla Walla University students who are finding their life focus as they train to become a positive channel of light to the world. 

Intersections

January 07, 2016
The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Ellen G. White’s death in 1915. To … read more

Intersections

January 05, 2016
How many youth and young adults does it take to make a successful first-ever North … read more

Let's Talk

February 13, 2016 | Steve Vistaunet
“If I am voted in as pastor of this church,” said the prospective pastor to the search … read more

Perspective

January 15, 2016 | Seth Pierce
I hate bad endings — I always feel violated and like someone owes me an apology. I paid … read more

Perspective

January 09, 2016 | Martin Weber
Seventh-day Adventism parachuted onto the public square through the presidential … read more

You Said It

January 08, 2016 | Jason Morgan
Does the early church’s method of evangelism really work in the progressive, postmodern … read more

News

Acción

January 12, 2016 | David Paczka
Después de un verano muy bendecido, habiendo recibido la visita del Pastor Alejandro … read more

Adventist Health

January 13, 2016 | Mary Faith Bell
On a stormy night in November, Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC) serves dinner … read more

Alaska Conference

January 19, 2016 | Jim Kincaid
On a recent Sabbath afternoon, the newly arrived missionaries to Selawik, Dennis and … read more

Alaska Conference

January 11, 2016 | Jan Kiele
Sabbath afternoon, Nov. 14, 2015, found the Eagle River Valley Church family engaged in … read more

Idaho Conference

January 25, 2016 | Marilyn Purcell
What began with a question five years ago about community outreach has blossomed into a … read more

Idaho Conference

January 20, 2016
Hispanic Ministry Report “Lord, grant that the fire of my heart may melt the lead in my … read more

Idaho Conference

January 05, 2016 | Marilyn Purcell
Oct. 31, 1517, 33-year-old Martin Luther made the final decision to post his 95 theses … read more

Idaho Conference

January 05, 2016 | Brian Yeager
Jennifer didn’t want to live anymore. Plagued for years, blaming herself for her baby’s … read more

Montana Conference

January 12, 2016 | Don Ritterskamp
On the evening of Aug. 10, 2015, while wind gusts ripped out trees, started numerous … read more

Oregon Conference

January 31, 2016 | April McNeil
Prineville is a small town with a small Adventist congregation. The church's beautiful … read more

Oregon Conference

January 21, 2016 | Charlene Bennett
Sept. 26, 2015, was a very special Sabbath at Salem Central Church in Oregon as 13 … read more

Oregon Conference

January 19, 2016 | Rachel Scribner
Ken Smith is the first-grade teacher that one college student thanked for her full-ride … read more

Oregon Conference

January 14, 2016 | Liesl Vistaunet
You’d never guess that Will Howard has a fear of heights. He scampers spiderlike up and … read more

Oregon Conference

January 11, 2016 | Denise Williams
Autumn is known to be the mellower season, but at Sharon Church in Portland, the season … read more

Oregon Conference

January 08, 2016 | Kathy Hernandez
In a world where life seems to be increasing in complexity, confusion and even chaos, … read more

Oregon Conference

January 05, 2016 | Jennifer Burkes
It has been an extraordinary year at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School. In … read more

Oregon Conference

January 03, 2016 | Stan Hatkoff
For the past eight years, Linda Waagen’s sixth-grade class at Portland Adventist … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 21, 2016 | Tamara Michalenko Terry
More than 20 individuals were honored at the Upper Columbia Conference Adventist … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 19, 2016 | Terry McLeod
Focusing on the life of Christ can always be a transforming experience, and recently … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 14, 2016 | Marilyn Jorgensen
When the Spokane Valley Adventist School (SVAS) sent in their required information to … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 10, 2016 | Tamara Michalenko Terry
Almost 200 women and young women were rejuvenated at the Upper Columbia Conference … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 07, 2016 | Kathy Marson
The Pasco (Wash.) Ephesus Church is proactive about including millennials in their … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 05, 2016 | Jay Wintermeyer
“That’s amazing!” “I’ve never seen that before.” “How does that work?” These were … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 03, 2016 | Elaine Blake Hinshaw
Eric Anderson, Walla Walla Valley Adventist Schools (WWVAS) band director and one of … read more

Washington Conference

January 29, 2016
Fundraising expert Lilya Wagner led nonprofit ministry leaders in a work session about … read more

Washington Conference

January 21, 2016 | Jason Morgan
The gospel of Matthew is filled with many soul-winning examples in the life and … read more

Washington Conference

January 15, 2016 | Nohelani Jarnes
Puget Sound Adventist Deaf Ministries in Seattle, Wash., invited a few visitors to come … read more

Washington Conference

January 13, 2016
When Melinda Newell decided to enroll her home-schooled son, Samuel, as a freshman at … read more

Washington Conference

January 10, 2016 | Anika Zebron
The Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) National Honor Society (NHS) chapter recently … read more

Washington Conference

January 05, 2016
Ask students about who likes to win an award, and nearly every hand will go up in the … read more