October 2017


Living God's Love

Predicting what health care in America will look like as we move into the future is like trying to walk outside during a hurricane. The winds of debate are strong, outcomes often unpredictable....




Relational or Not?

I have been reading over your August edition and can’t help but share my assessment of two articles. The editorial [...


Just Like Jesus

No Goats in Heaven

I’m not sure what God has against goats, but it looks like they’ll be missing in the New Earth. Sheep make it, but no goats.

Jesus' own words are recorded in Matt. 25:31: “When the Son of...



Breaking Bob: The $50,000 Bake Sale

During my family vacation in California this summer, I received a text from my associate pastor informing me Bob, an outstanding long-time member of our church, wanted to have a bake sale the...


Good News About Hell

What’s happening with the Seventh-day Adventist Church? Members worldwide are worried about this month’s Annual Council, where global representatives will debate what should happen to elected...



Bendiciones en Alaska

Las bendiciones del cielo continúan fluyendo entre los miembros de la iglesia hispana en Anchorage, Alaska, con la adición de nuevos miembros, esfuerzos, y un entusiasmo e interé... More

Alaska Conference Gets 'Face-Lift'

The Alaska Conference has been blessed to have Howard Williams and his wife, Charleen, lead the efforts of a much-needed remodel of its offices, which has not been updated since the conference opened... More

Northside VBS Makes Bible Fun

How many of you are inventors? Can you imagine inventions and God in the same sentence? If you can, then you should have been at Northside Church in Anchorage, Alaska, during the end of... More

Alaska Teachers' Meetings Bring Educators Together

Alaska educators gathered during August at the conference office in Anchorage for their biannual teachers’ meeting. The new school year brought numerous changes to the teaching team, with... More

Spanish Churches Hold Great Weekend for Greater Future

On the weekend of Aug. 18–19, 2017, the youth of the Idaho Conference Spanish churches participated in an event just for them: Youth Impact: Called to Be the Sermon. This time the event was... More

BVAS Students Dream Big

The upper grade students of Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) had the opportunity to dream big when the Dream House project was presented to their class. The Dream House project is something... More

Montana Youth Rush 2017

The canvassing work is a seed-planting ministry. Most of the time, we don’t see much results from the work we have done. But since this is the third consecutive year Montana Youth Rush has been... More

Bozeman Hosts Messiah's Mansion

How much of your imagination do you use when reading through the Bible? Are you able to picture what it was like to cross the Red Sea on dry ground? What kind of imagery comes to mind when you hear... More

Ramirez Says 'Yes' to Montana Conference Presidency

Elden Ramirez has accepted the invitation of the Montana Conference board of directors to serve as conference president. Ramirez, who has directed the North American Division (NAD) Office of... More

PAA Serves Farm-to-Table Lunches

It’s the first day of school at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) in Portland, Ore. Students are lined up for lunch and their pick of vegan or cheese lasagna, both stuffed with spinach, carrots... More

Milo Academy Hosts Firefighters

In early August, lightning strikes ignited more than a dozen wildfires east of Milo Adventist Academy near Tiller, Ore. Milo provided the firefighters an ideal location to set up camp near the fires... More

Hundreds Receive Care at Impact Your Health Event in Portland

Take one gymnasium; add carpet to cover the hardwood floor; bring in folding tables, 55 dental chairs (for hygiene, anesthesia and surgery); add a very long and complicated table for supplies and... More

Tabernacle Deaf Group Hosts Visitors

July 8, 2017, was a special Sabbath for the deaf group meeting at the Tabernacle Church in Portland, Ore. Several deaf visitors were in the area as they were on their way to the annual Western... More

TVA Teacher Participates in BirdSleuth Advisory Board

Near the end of the 2016–17 school year, Phil Kahler, Tualatin Valley Academy (TVA) science teacher for grades seven through 10, flew to Ithaca, N.Y., where he participated in the BirdSleuth... More

First Week at UCA Sets Tone for Year

The beginning of each school year is a defining time. At Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., the precedent has been set for Jesus to be the focus throughout the entire year.... More

Cancellation Creates Nepalese VBS in the Park

What would you do with an unexpected gift of time? This summer His Travelers Vacation Bible School taskforce workers had that gift given to them. Here is what they did with it.  In the midst... More

Shine 104.9 Hosts New Outreach

Shine 104.9 FM radio hosted its first ever ShineFest in Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane, Wash., Aug. 20, 2017. About 4,500 listeners showed up for an afternoon and evening of testimonies and... More

Water for Life Reaches Milestone

Water for Life (WFL) International is happy to announce the completion of 100 wells serving people in remote villages of northwest Guatemala. This milestone was passed at the end of the drilling... More

'Journey to the Cross' Changes Lives

This past April marked the 10th year for the Spokane Valley Adventist Church’s production of Journey to the Cross — an amazing walk-through experience portraying Jesus’ life, death... More

WWU Students Ignite Spark in Peruvian Villages

Breathing is hard at 13,000 feet. Anything is hard really, but regions like the Peruvian Andes serve as a testament to humankind’s will to survive. Indigenous communities continue to live at... More

AAA Welcomes New Educators

Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, Wash., is welcoming new teachers and administration to the faculty family. Peter Fackenthall, Auburn’s new principal, is no stranger to the school’s... More

FEJA Enjoys Sunset Lake Camp Retreat

The Federation of Adventist Youth (FEJA) recently had a retreat with more than 100 youth at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash., enjoying spiritual enrichment and fun activities. The seminars and... More

PSAA Teacher Builds International Community

Howard Munson could have kicked back and had a relaxed vacation to Indonesia. But he didn't. The history teacher from Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) in Kirkland, Wash., along with his... More

Sunset Lake Camp Hosts Arts Festival

Birds chirping, kids laughing and music humming in the background provided a soundtrack to the final week at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash., which featured aquatics, advanced horsemanship and... More