March 2017



I wasn’t the only one. Countless children through the centuries had tried it and failed. I was ignorant of such odds.

As I recall, my mother had refused to grant some childish request, and...




Thanks for 'Let's Talk' Memories

I was sorry to read that you will not be writing "Let's Talk" in the Gleaner in the future. Just wanted you to know...


Just Like Jesus

The Touch of God

I was looking for elk hide, enough to make a new set of buckskins for the Fort Bridger Mountain Man rendezvous. A banker friend, who looked like a 1920 fur trapper, recommended I “wander up to St...


North Pacific Union

ASI Northwest: Fresh Direction, Expanded Vision

You know you’ve arrived as an organization when everyone recognizes you by an acronym. Read NFL, CSI, FBI or NASA in a sentence, and you’re likely to know exactly what’s meant without...




A couple years ago a man named Tom ruined the game show Jeopardy for everyone in the world. The question, or answer as it happens to be in the game of Jeopardy, posed to the...


A Prophetic Question

In his stark and somber inaugural address, President Donald Trump vowed to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the...



Banquete Hispano Ministerial Navideño de la NPUC

El martes 13 de diciembre del año pasado los pastores de la obra Hispana, sus cónyuges y sus hijos, fueron agasajados y honrados al ser invitados al primer banquete Hispano navide... More

Spritual Care Volunteers Provide Comfort, Support for Portland Surgery Patients

A Prayerful Companion The mission of Adventist Health calls each team member to care for patients and guests in unique and personal ways. This emphasis on faith leads team members to serve the... More

Anchorage Women Reach Out to Elderly

There are many ways we can reach out to make a difference in the lives of others. During December, Anchorage Community Seventh-day Adventist Church women’s ministries seized the opportunity to... More

2017 Gem State Adventist Academy Homecoming

Alumni, former students, staff and faculty will converge on the campus of Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) in Caldwell, Idaho, March 31–April 2, 2017, to celebrate homecoming. Make your plans... More

Help Needed for Advent Gulch History Project

The Cambridge Museum in Idaho has been researching and recording history of Advent Gulch and will be releasing a book about those homesteaders, their church and school, plus items of interest. A... More

Valley View Students Hunt Dinosaurs

Valley View Adventist Christian School (Glendive, Mont.) students and teachers spent two half-days on a dinosaur dig last fall at nearby Baisch Ranch. They were instructed to "look low and slow... More

Montana Welcomes New Outreach, Youth Rush Leader

Carsten Moutray is the new outreach coordinator and Youth Rush director for the Montana Conference. He studied at SOULS (Seventh-day Adventist Outreach and Leadership School) West as a Bible... More

ASI Northwest: Fresh Direction, Expanded Vision

You know you’ve arrived as an organization when everyone recognizes you by an acronym. Read NFL, CSI, FBI or NASA in a sentence, and you’re likely to know exactly what’s meant... More

TVA Students Learn to Have Servant Hearts

Kids have big hearts — hearts much like Jesus’ heart. Their compassion, generosity and love for others knows no bounds. That made the first- and second-grade students at Tualatin Valley... More

Log Truck Makes Christmas Eve Visit to McMinnville Church

It's not surprising that Sabbath, Dec. 24, 2016, was full of festive activities at the McMinnvilLe (Ore.) Church, since it was Christmas Eve. One of the highlights was hanging our gifts on... More

Unexpected Adventure Leads to Milo

Daniela Quiroz, a senior at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., had many great experiences and wonderful memories growing up in an Adventist Christian home, but as she grew older she began to... More

Prineville Reaches Out to Homeless, Needy

Friendship Meals, a sack-lunch ministry aptly named by Tifonna Wilson, was launched in June 2016 to serve the homeless and the needy in the Prineville, Ore., community. The team prepares sack... More

Ministering to Tomorrow’s Leaders

The June mountain air was charged with a contagious energy of enthusiasm and anticipation as 100 young adults filled the carpeted upstairs lounge of the Big Lake Youth Camp (BLYC) lodge.... More

Members Offer Hot Breakfast During Record Cold

Members of the Beit Shalom Balevav Jewish-Adventist Congregation expressed amazement as they met on Jan. 14. Plans laid months earlier seemed providential as record-breaking cold weather descended on... More

Albany Church Gathers ‘Coats For Folks’

Twelve years ago Albany (Ore.) Church members Curtis and Joy Miller founded a local mission outreach program, which they named Compassion in Action (CIA), providing necessities for the less... More

40 Days of Prayer Ends in Camp Meeting

Can you imagine an outreach event that lasts for more than 40 days? That’s exactly what happened with the 2017 Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Camp Meeting this year, but it probably isn... More

Voices Join Together for UCA Choral Clinic

It was well worth the drive on snowy and icy roads to hear the Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) Choral Clinic finale performance on Jan. 19 in Spangle, Wash. Students from around the Pacific Northwest... More

Kamiah Comes Together for 'Ten Days of Prayer'

Though some of the worst weather conditions of the winter occurred in Kamiah, Idaho, during the Ten Days of Prayer — with record snowfall, subzero temperatures and ice — members of the... More

Sounds of Christmas Fill Hayden Lake Church

The sounds of Christmas were in the air Dec. 17, 2016, at the Hayden Lake Church in Hayden, Idaho, as members hosted their annual Christmas musical program for the church and community. A large... More

Post Falls Church Hosts Special Sabbath

It was an exciting Sabbath at Post Falls (Idaho) Church on Jan. 21, with a baby dedication and a member joining by profession of faith during the morning service. Baby Patrick Scott was smiling as... More

2017 Senior Class Officers

The Walla Walla University senior class of 2017 has elected officers for the main campus and the nursing campus in Portland, Ore. College Place Campus (Front row, from left) Paul Dybdahl,... More

Cosaert Named President of Adventist Theological Society

Carl Cosaert, Walla Walla University professor of biblical studies, was named president of the Adventist Theological Society (ATS) in November 2016 following a two-year term as president-elect. He... More

Bible Workers Study With South Sound Residents

This last winter a team of outreach coordinators — evangelism-trained individuals from SOULS Northwest, SOULS West, Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE), Costa Rica and even Egypt... More

Dulan’s Passion for Personal Ministries Recognized

When Excellence in Ministry awards were distributed at the North American Division’s Adventist Ministries Convention in Tucson, Ariz., Byron Dulan’s name was among the recognized ministry... More

Yelm Youth Share Acts of Kindness

Cara Hilde had a customer come to the fuel station kiosk window to set a fuel prepay. Before he could say an amount, a group of five young people approached, said they were from the local Adventist... More

Kirkland Supports Foster Families With Food

Grades kindergarten through eighth at Kirkland (Wash.) Seventh-day Adventist School (KSDA) joined together this winter to gather donations for Hand in Hand, an organization that "... More

Retiring Pastor Celebrated

Choon and Bung Lee bowed and greeted guests at the front door of Seattle (Wash.) Central Korean Church. They made sure each guest received a friendly smile, handshake and a copy of the printed... More

San Juan Members Share Christ's Love

Church members of the San Juan Islands in Washington's Puget Sound have been busy sharing the love of Christ with their communities through warm drinks, hot meals and helpful hammers. During... More