July 2016

About this issue:

Our July Gleaner features 14 stellar students who are their schools’ Caring Heart Award winners for 2016. They represent the best characteristics of Adventist education.

Editorial

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Plubell
I have been to many Adventist academies in recent years for school evaluation visits. … read more

Intersections

August 23, 2016
Generational Translators? Silliness abounds in our labels of people groups. Now it’s … read more

Intersections

Golda Pflugrad has accepted the invitation to serve the North Pacific Union Conference … read more

Let's Talk

August 30, 2016 | Steve Vistaunet
A few years ago, I did the unlikely improbable impossibility. That's descriptive, not … read more

North Pacific Union

August 26, 2016
Editor's Note: This article was written recently by Michael Jensen, Walla Walla … read more

Perspective

August 31, 2016 | Seth Pierce
I debated on placing a lot of qualifications on this article. You know, things like, “ … read more

Perspective

August 30, 2016 | Martin Weber
Rule No. 1 for law enforcement chaplains is to never interfere with an arrest. But one … read more

You Said It

September 22, 2016 | Mike Jones
I’m asked this question frequently by those who are not active in a church. In case you … read more

News

Acción

August 19, 2016
Presentar a un Dios REAL, en una iglesia RELEVANTE, con personas RELACIONABLES son los … read more

Adventist Health

August 19, 2016 | Laurel Rogers
Northwest Adventists have a long history of providing quality higher education in … read more

Alaska Conference

August 19, 2016 | Jason Morgan
Alaska’s Bristol Bay supports the world’s largest salmon fishing runs, which attract … read more

Alaska Conference

August 19, 2016 | Ken Crawford
It was a celebratory high Sabbath for the members of the Tok Church when Ken Crawford, … read more

Alaska Conference

August 18, 2016 | Rick Jordan
Spring break seems to be the right time to take a mission trip. That is doubly true … read more

Idaho Conference

August 19, 2016 | Shirley Maxwell
From Feb. 20 to March 12, the Nampa Church hosted the Discover Prophecy Seminar with … read more

Idaho Conference

June 21, 2016 | Melanie Lawson
Neither bifocals nor a prescription have been needed to improve the vision of Boise … read more

Montana Conference

August 21, 2016 | Seth Ellis
During the reign of King Saul in Israel, Samuel secretly anointed David while his … read more

Montana Conference

August 19, 2016 | Lanette Hetrick
The Montana Conference prayer ministry coordinator, Donna Wagner, organized the 2016 … read more

North Pacific Union

August 26, 2016
Editor's Note: This article was written recently by Michael Jensen, Walla Walla … read more

Oregon Conference

August 22, 2016 | Liesl Vistaunet
“I want to change the conversation from grades to proficiency,” says Rita Barrett, … read more

Oregon Conference

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Burkes
Ninth-grade students at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School accepted a … read more

Oregon Conference

August 21, 2016 | Warren Rushold
From the day his mother enrolled him in Little Dribblers basketball at age 4, the sport … read more

Oregon Conference

August 21, 2016 | Rachel Blackburn
Integrating science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) in school curriculum … read more

Oregon Conference

August 20, 2016 | Keith Bowman
Ground has broken at Livingstone Adventist Academy as a new building project takes … read more

Oregon Conference

August 20, 2016 | Cynthia Ward
The basketball season for high school starts way before the school year begins. There … read more

Oregon Conference

August 19, 2016 | Gary McLain
It's called the Solidarity Wall. "The point of the project is to allow students to … read more

Oregon Conference

July 11, 2016 | Kathy Hernandez
An all-organic and non-GMO agriculture program is being developed at Milo Adventist … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Hoffpauir
It has been an amazing year for Team Terabyte from Omak Adventist Christian School in … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 21, 2016 | Susan Mizushima
When Paula Oltman retired, she had a dream of sharing her love for violin with the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 21, 2016 | Chris Duckett
It’s so neat to see how God works “for the good” (Rom. 8:28) and “makes everything … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 20, 2016 | Kelly Kwon
In a world of change and adversity, Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) in Yakima … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 20, 2016 | Tanya McCombs
Brewster Adventist Christian School, a small prekindergarten to eighth-grade school … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 20, 2016 | Ruth Lenz
“I will never again doubt that I am very privileged,” says Abigail Pedersen, a student … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 20, 2016 | Erma Lee
Tri-City Adventist School (TCAS) in Pasco, Wash., has undergone and is undergoing some … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 18, 2016 | Crystal Oltman
Parents and friends flocked to the Milton-Stateline Adventist School (MSAS) gymnasium … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 26, 2016 | Tamara Michalenko Terry
The gift of music is a powerful tool to reach hearts and minds in ways the spoken word … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 10, 2016 | Jay Wintermeyer
Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, Idaho, celebrates a tradition each spring, and … read more

Walla Walla University

August 22, 2016 | Kim Strobel
Walla Walla College opened its doors for the first day of classes in 1892 with 80 … read more

Washington Conference

August 23, 2016
Legendary physics, engineering and woodworking teacher Tom Allen is retiring from … read more

Washington Conference

August 23, 2016 | Stacy Tejel
Yutong "Kevin" Tan arrived from Beijing, China, with a determination that would allow … read more

Washington Conference

August 22, 2016 | Anika Zebron
There are myriad options when it comes to receiving an education these days. One of … read more

Washington Conference

August 21, 2016
Two large black and red trunks arrived at Skagit Adventist Academy’s history classes in … read more

Washington Conference

August 21, 2016
My name is Emily Cushing. I am 17 years old now. I went to Grays Harbor Adventist … read more

Washington Conference

August 21, 2016 | Gerry Lindsay
“Thanks for listening, and thanks for supporting OCS.” That’s the sign-off for Olympia … read more

Washington Conference

August 20, 2016 | Marilyn Jordan
Common sense dictates there is a connection between exercise and better health, and … read more

Washington Conference

August 18, 2016 | Gina Hubin
During their recent history tour to Seattle, Wash., Buena Vista Elementary School … read more