November 2017


Displaying God's True Colors

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. All the vibrant colors of the changing leaves declare the glory of our mighty Creator God. The leaves do not change because the trees are dying. The...




English Translation Needed

I do not understand most Spanish. And I would venture that some Spanish-speaking members do not understand English very well. Would it be possible to print the...


Just Like Jesus

God's Clean Plate Club

It is easy to hate. Almost enjoyable to look down my nose and remember your sins with disdain.

"However," God says, "my goal is not hatred, but love. Not memories of horror, but glimpses...



95 Theses for Adventists

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses helped spark revival and reformation across Europe. We’ve seen a number of 21st-century counterpart declarations. Here’s a sampling of my own list...


Along Came a Spider, Part 2

Well, after our bake sale break last month, it is time to pick up where we left off in discussing the proliferation of false teachers running around the world and how it is they continue to be...



NPUC Retiro de Pastores Hispanos

“Gracias a Dios y a Uds. crecí espiritualmente.” “El retiro fue de gran bendición para mi vida.” “Fue muy corto.” “Aprendí... More

Emotional Wellness Center Opens in Portland

What sets Adventist Health apart from most other health systems in the nation is a care philosophy that treats not only the physical needs of patients but also their emotional and spiritual needs... More

Missionaries Extend Alaska Adventist Radio Outreach

Ever since H.M.S. Richards took to the air waves in the United States and Adventist World Radio started taking the Three Angels Messages to the world via short wave radio, others have been sending... More

Anonymous Mission Group Overhauls Camp Tukuskoya

A mission group, which prefers to remain anonymous, invested four working days this summer in restoring and upgrading Camp Tukuskoya, near Big Lake, Alaska.  From the board-and-batten... More

Primary Class Sends 100 Bibles to Adventist World Radio

Several months ago, I contacted Adventist World Radio (AWR), which for years has touched so many lives who may never have heard the Three Angels' Messages or the good news of the gospel in any... More

Nampa Church Hosts Diabetes Workshop

As a follow-up to the Boise AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism Network) Clinic held in April, the Nampa (Idaho) Church hosted a Diabetes Undone Workshop for eight weeks. Of the 13 participants, five... More

Hamilton Holds a Prayer Conference

Sabbath, Sept. 23, 2017, found the Hamilton Church filled with about 175 members and guests representing 12 Adventist churches from Montana and three from other states. They were all eager... More

Montana Women Enjoy 'From Broken to Beautiful' Women's Retreat

Ladies from across Montana met at the Stage Stop Inn in Choteau, Sept. 8–10, 2017, for the Montana Christian Women's Retreat. Forest fires saturated the skies in dense smoke outside, but... More

ACS DR and Kalispell Pathfinders Help Fire Victims

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) and Kalispell Pathfinders collaborated in assembling cooking kits for fire victims in northwest Montana. According to our ACS/... More

Andrieux Honored for 50 Years of Service

Gale Crosby, Oregon Conference education superintendent, and Randy Thornton, Milo Adventist Academy principal, honored Milo veteran educator Al Andrieux on Oct. 7, 2017, during Milo's alumni... More

God Called, Appointed and Commissioned

The evening of Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, members of Sunnyside Church in Portland, Ore., along with friends and family from near and far, gathered for the commissioning service for Kara Dale Johnsson,... More

Profession of Faith Brings New Member to Hockinson Heights

Joanna Knecht was voted into the Hockinson Heights Church in Brush Prairie, Wash., on Sept. 9, 2017, by profession of faith. Knecht was raised as a seventh-generation Adventist. She was baptized... More

Oregon Delegates Elect Officers to Five-Year Terms

More than 400 Oregon Conference delegates have elected their current team of four officers to newly expanded five-year terms. Dan Linrud has been returned as president, Dave Allen as vice president... More

Pathfinder Teens Create, Lead Sports Camp

Three teen Pathfinders from Pleasant Valley Church (PVC) in Happy Valley, Ore., took their vision for using a free sports camp as a way to reach their community for Christ and brought it to reality... More

Scripture Memorization Challenge Accepted or Hiding Scripture in Your Heart

When the elders of the South Hill Church in Spokane, Wash., launched their Scripture memory project, it set the whole church buzzing. The challenge was this: If you will learn a chapter from the... More

Upper Columbia Makes Difference in Houston

A few weeks ago, a group of six individuals from Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) flew to Houston, Texas, to help with the relief efforts there. Hurricane Harvey uprooted thousands of families,... More

CCA Students Hit the Road

The high school staff and students of Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) in Wenatchee, Wash., enjoyed their annual Trip Week, Sept. 5–8. While Trip Week is a wonderful opportunity for students to... More

Upper Columbia Academy Honors Veterans

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., began its recent homecoming weekend by honoring Vietnam-era military veterans with a special monument dedication Sept. 29, 2017. More than 200... More

Health Ministries Bridges Church, Community in Hayden Lake

The Hayden Lake Church in Hayden, Idaho, has been using health ministries as a bridging activity to reach the community before their fall evangelistic meetings. It started last April with a four-... More

Camp MiVoden Holds Staff Reunion

On the weekend of Sept. 21–24, 2017, former Camp MiVoden staff and their families rolled in to Camp MiVoden in Hayden Lake, Idaho, and enjoyed a short version of summer camp. The weekend... More

Two New Vice Presidents Join WWU Administrative Team

Walla Walla University (WWU) has welcomed Volker R. Henning as the new vice president for academic administration and Doug Tilstra as the new vice president for student life. Leading Faith-Based... More

Kirkland Ministry Hackathon Begins

Linden Goffar has a dream of bringing together developers and nondevelopers alike to accelerate ministry through technology. And he is doing something about it! At the end of September, Goffar... More

Washington Leaders Retreat to Advance

For the first time, Washington Conference invited its administrators, directors, associates and interns to a leadership retreat at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory near Anacortes, Wash., for three... More

A Cathedral of Service

On Saturday afternoon, Volunteer Park Church members stood under the Alaskan Way Viaduct with our recently acquainted friends. They received a few hygiene kits packed 30 minutes earlier by our... More

Maranatha Launches Free Legal Clinic

Community advocate Carolyn Brown knows all about sandwich making, homeless feeding and community networking. “After 14 years of feeding the homeless downtown [in Seattle, Wash.], I’ve... More

Intergenerational Sabbath School Introduced in Auburn

Sabbath School at Auburn Adventist Academy Church has taken on a new look for the 2017–2018 school year. Titled “The Second Act,” the new intergenerational Sabbath School helps to... More

Pathfinders Help Bring about Lacey Baptisms

Little did the Lacey (Wash.) Church Swordbearer Pathfinder Club and Jason Canfield, Lacey Church pastor, know that, when they decided to sing Christmas carols in the adjacent neighborhood last... More