October 2016



Fired Up About 'Fired'

I loved, loved, loved the article “Four Things Church Members...


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The experience comes back to me whenever I tighten a bolt or lid.

During one long-ago collegiate year, I was piloting my 1974 Chevy Vega GT along a twisting mountain road when I felt...


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ASI Northwest Members Gather

More than 150 ASI (Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries) Northwest chapter members and guests gathered at Eagle Crest resort April 21–24 for their annual meeting, themed "In Christ Alone"...



Cultural Plagiarists

One of the most shocking items on the market today can be found in the Christian bookstore. I first encountered this product years ago in the campus bookstore of Andrews University, and its...


I Just Can't Forgive Myself

“Maybe God will forgive me for what I did, but I can’t seem to forgive myself.”

We’ve all heard that lament and probably voiced it after some serious failure. But here’s good news: We are...


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Good People

It’s a sense that had been creeping up on me for a year or more. But I’d never given it tongue. And then, a few months ago, like a bubble ready to burst, it blew onto my mental screen that caused...



El Renacimiento de la Iglesia de Weiser

“En cada avivamiento hay un nuevo énfasis del carácter misionero de la iglesia. Ella regresa al Calvario y mira al mundo a través de los ojos de Cristo”—John... More

Alaska Men's Retreat Hosts World Church President

Deep in the mountains of central Alaska, 13 miles off of the main road, is a place where men from all backgrounds journey for fellowship and spiritual revival. Each year Kent Sandvik, of Palmer,... More

Camp Lorraine Hosts Camp Meeting

Our Southeast Alaska Camp Meeting was a wonderful success. Our camp meeting takes place on Vank Island, at Camp Lorraine. Camp Lorraine is just a few miles by boat from Wrangell. Many come from... More

Arctic Mission Worker Ends Her Adventure

Viola Kaiser joined the Alaska Conference as an Arctic Mission Adventure (AMA) volunteer in November 2014. As a single woman in remote Alaska, she has experienced quite a culture shock as well... More

Nampa VBS Takes Kids on Joseph’s Journey

The Nampa Church held its annual Vacation Bible School June 27–July 1, using Group's Egypt program. Steve and Dawn Creitz directed the program, and Steve designed the hieroglyphic... More

Touching the Tetons

It’s one of those narrow, meandering paths through the sagebrush that seem to lead to nowhere. Few people will venture down this path away from the convenience of their cars. But a quarter... More

Havre Church Welcomes New Member

There was much rejoicing in the Havre Church on July 20 when Gretchen Hintz publically proclaimed her commitment to her Savior by being baptized. She has shared her story of fleeing a drug culture... More

New Radio Tower Raised in Kalispell

The new Kalispell Church complex has a new radio station tower. The entire project has been one miracle after another. If our faith faltered, God's promises did not. It’s yet another lesson... More

ASI Northwest Members Gather

More than 150 ASI (Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries) Northwest chapter members and guests gathered at Eagle Crest resort April 21–24 for their annual meeting, themed "In... More

Cottage Grove Opens New School

It was near the end of the 2014 school year that the members of the Cottage Grove Church began envisioning having an elementary school. It had been more than 30 years since an Adventist... More

Milo Welcomes New Staff

Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek has welcomed several outstanding additions to its team for the 2016–2017 school year.  Milo's “new” head chef, Janrry... More

Grants Pass Adventist School Welcomes New Staff

The Grants Pass Adventist School (GPAS) began the school year on Aug. 24 with an official designation as a junior academy. The school celebrates more than 100 years of service in 2016 and once... More

Springfield VBS Brings Egypt to Oregon

Lutz Binus, Springfield (Ore.) Church pastor, brought the Adventist and local community children along on a journey of the life of Joseph for our Vacation Bible School week this summer. Set in Egypt... More

PAA Welcomes New Teachers

Portland Adventist Academy welcomed new teachers this fall. Naomi Woods leads PAA’s music department. After earning her bachelor’s degree in music education with a religion minor from... More

Romanian Members Reach Out to Community

The Health’s Secrets health exposition was held May 13–28 at the Portland Romanian Church. The health exposition was born out of the need to proclaim the everlasting gospel and the... More

Redmond Members Enjoy Wonderful Wilderness Wednesdays

This summer, Norman Versteeg, Redmond Church pastor, wondered how to give the church family's children a chance to enjoy the beauty of central Oregon's wildnerness. Versteeg went... More

UCA Families Walk by Faith for Adventist Education

"We want our son/daughter at UCA. We are just not sure how we can swing it financially." It is a phrase we hear almost every year at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash. Many... More

Pasco Feeds the Homeless

Last autumn, Mike Johns prayed and asked God how he could be closer to Him. God told him to go into Kennewick, Wash., and find a homeless man.  Johns did just that. He began visiting this man... More

UCA Welcomes New Staff, Taskforce Volunteers

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., is excited to the welcome new staff and taskforce volunteers to the campus. “The Lord has really blessed us this year,” says John Winslow,... More

Umatilla Reservation Offers a Mission Close to Home

Did you know there are mission fields very close to the Walla Walla Valley? One of them is, ironically, in Mission, Ore., which is less than 40 miles from Walla Walla, Wash. In this Native American... More

Spokane Central Receives Compassion Model Church Grant

Central Church in Spokane, Wash., received a check for $15,000 on Aug. 13 to encourage Discovery Junction to continue making a difference in the community. According to Dayv Lounsbury,... More

Freshman Engineering Students Create Solutions to Real-World Problems

Freshman engineering students don’t often get to work on real-world problems, but last spring Don Riley’s Introduction to Engineering class at Walla Walla University did just that using... More

Q and A With Auburn's Principal

Every new school year brings anticipation and excitement, and this is particularly true for the 97th school year at Auburn Adventist Academy. Principal John Soulé shares a few highlights in... More

Sunset Lake Welcomes International Campers

It was Julie’s first time at camp. She had traveled from China, halfway around the world, to attend a week at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson. She was one of nearly 100 students who attended... More

Grays Harbor Students Like Giving

On Aug. 18, after a leadership luncheon to prepare for the new school year, seventh- and eighth-graders from the Grays Harbor School delivered items to a homeless camp. The students from the... More

Wildfire Conference Alight With God's Glory

More than 100 young adults attended Start a Wildfire conference, held at Auburn Adventist Academy Aug. 12–13. Pastors Randy Maxwell and Matthew Kirk led interactive group discussions that... More