January 2017


Faith for the Future

Dec. 7, 1892, was a banner day for 103 eager scholars enrolled for the first day of classes at the newly established Walla Walla College. Some of our current Northwest members have family ties to...



WWU School of Business Looks to the Future

The Walla Walla University School of Business is growing. Performance metrics routinely confirm the quality of the program, and employers applaud the skills of our student interns and graduates....


Let's Talk


It was entitled “A Noseworthy Issue.” The title of the first Let’s Talk column in...




It is a cruel fact of life that clothes wear out — even the ones we like best. We sadly say goodbye to our favorite sneakers when they fall apart, grieve the miniature version of that special...


Six Suggestions for a Happy New Year

“Happy New Year” is a dubious prospect for the world in 2017. But for us who cherish God’s promise of a new heaven and a new earth, the trials of this present evil age are a prelude to the eternal...



Evangelismo Distrital en el Valle de Walla Walla

Durante la semana del 17 al 24 de septiembre del corriente las iglesias hispanas del Valle de Walla Walla tuvieron una campaña de evangelismo distrital. Nuestro orador invitado fue Cecilio... More

Adventist Medical Center’s Annual Celebration of Thanksgiving

Autumn in Portland, Ore., offers many reasons to give thanks — the return of the rainy season, hot drinks, generous spirits, good music. For each of the past eight years, Adventist... More

Members Feed Juneau the Bread of Life

The Juneau (Alaska) Church family supports their community by volunteering at the Glory Hole, a local soup kitchen/homeless shelter. Every fourth Sunday of the month, volunteers participate... More

'Diabetes Undone' Comes to Wasilla

Wes Youngberg, a practicing clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist in Temecula, Calif., came to the Wasilla Church Oct. 7–8, 2016, to kick off a Diabetes Undone seminar.... More

Local School Honors Veterans

Caldwell Adventist Elementary School (CAES) honored 23 local veterans with a special program on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016. The veterans represented all five branches of military service and... More

Primary Sabbath School Class Supports Local Homeless Shelter

Last summer, the Missoula Church primary Sabbath School teacher, Earl [Redacted], asked his class a question: “Who do we know that we could share Jesus with?” The class discussed... More

Students Get Involved in Kalispell

Valley Adventist Christian School has adopted 2 miles of highway just south of Kalispell, Montana. This project has been a mission activity of the students for several years. Each year brings... More

CAA’s Life With Christ Students 'Do Something'

Eleven Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) students from Battle Ground, Wash., gave up a week of their own classes and activities to present week of prayer at Tri-City Adventist School in Pasco, Wash.... More

PAA Project-Based Learning Aims to Help Solve Water Crisis

Portland Adventist Academy teacher Frank Jin has a passion for science and a heart for mission. Jin wants to see his students’ education being put to practical and meaningful use. So he... More

Grants Pass Reaches Out During First Friday

It was Friday night, Nov. 4 — opening night for the movie Hacksaw Ridge. Reports and Facebook posts revealed this film could be a tool to bring the Seventh-day Adventist Church... More

Apple Festival Returns to Riverside Christian School

The 26th annual Riverside Christian School Apple Festival was held in Washougal, Wash., on Oct. 9. Church members and school families volunteered for weeks to prepare for the largest school... More

Answered Prayers Lead to Milo

Diana Quiroz, a sophomore at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., was raised in an Adventist Christian home in southern California. She knew her Bible well and went to church at least... More

McMinnville's Pastor Appreciation Month

This year, for Pastor’s Appreciation Month, members of the McMinnville (Ore.) Church pulled on their overalls and straw hats, tuned up their guitars and fiddles, and laid out a huge spread of... More

Children Lead Church Service in Troy

The future of our church is in the hands of our children. Teaching them at a young age to love and honor God with their words and actions should be one of our greatest goals as a church family.... More

UCA ASB Encourages Christmas Joy

For the past two years, Associated Student Body (ASB) officers at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., have decorated the Campbell Administration Building for Christmas. Bright lights... More

WWVA Students Volunteer in Community

Connecting with the larger community in Washington's Walla Walla Valley is a priority for Walla Walla Valley Academy students each year. Whether a part of the formalized service learning process... More

Cascade Christian Academy Embraces 1 Tim. 4:12

At the beginning of each year, Stephanie Gates, Cascade Christian Academy’s (CCA) principal, chooses a verse from the Bible as a theme to set the tone for the new school year. This year’s... More

UCA Students Learn by Digging Potatoes

Fred Riffel’s Upper Columbia Academy Bible class went to the field by the school to dig potatoes on Oct. 4, 2016. It was a cold morning. But in spite of cold hands and dirty fingers,... More

FoundationONE Elects New President

FoundationONE is pleased to announce Mindy Weber, a 1985 graduate of Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., was elected president during the annual meeting on Sept. 29, 2016. ... More

Auburn Student Encourages Families of Autism

Nadia Diaz, 18, walked out of the library and down the hallway to her classroom with purpose. But it wasn’t just any classroom. This was a local Auburn, Wash., elementary school classroom... More

Pastor Blends Civilian, Military Life

Gary Snyder, wing chaplain for McChord Field in Washington, sent Ryan Neill, chaplain, to read a specific letter at a marriage retreat for military couples that pastor and chaplain Scott Tyman... More

Bellingham Prepares for City Growth

Thirty years ago, Bellingham Church members dreamed of having a church facility located on the same property as the school. But it wasn’t feasible then. The dream is becoming a reality... More