May 2018


Young Adults, Young Leaders

I’m writing some thoughts here from the South Guatemala Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. By the time you read this, more than a month will have passed, but now, during the final few...



Growing Young

"Growing Young" is a term being heard frequently around some Northwest Adventist churches. It tops the list of current priorities for the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC). In last month’s...


Just Like Jesus

The Procrastinator

Life is all about timing, showing up at the right moment, being there when you’re needed, not getting things done too early or too late.

If you arrive early, people will begin to depend on...




Several years ago, I preached a sermon on grace at one of our colleges. After the message a concerned student approached me and said, "I really appreciated your talk on grace. But, if time would...


Almost Killed ... Again

Forty-seven years ago, a car accident almost killed me while driving to a Bible study. Last week that happened again. What lessons are there for survivors of such close calls?

The summer...


You Said It

'So Which One Do You Believe?'

EDITOR'S NOTE: This perspective from Lincoln City, Ore., no doubt echoes the sentiments of Adventist teachers all across the Northwest. It is yet another reason why we honor and...



Llamados a Ser Como Jesus

Este retiro anual es para hermanos y hermanas en posición de liderazgo eclesiástico voluntario en nuestro territorio. Se realiza en Camp MiVoden el tercer fin de semana de marzo y tiene... More

Local Heroes Inspire Health, Wholeness and Hope

Each year the Adventist Health Foundation recognizes people in the Portland, Ore., community who give of themselves to meet the needs of others and names them Heroes of the Heart. Proceeds from... More

Alaska Youth Feed Homeless

The youth of the Alaska Samoan Church in Anchorage, Alaska, have been active in past outreach programs such as visiting the sick, donating clothes and necessities for those in need, and... More

Togiak Puts Love in Action

The Togiak Church had a clothing giveaway on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Togiak is a small village in southwest Alaska with a population of just over 800 people. While there are stores in the community,... More

BVAS Rallies to Support Family

Romans 12:13 was a continuing theme for the students, staff, families of Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS), and members of the Cloverdale Church in Boise, Idaho, after learning the needs of one... More

Boise Valley Adventist School Becomes Debt-Free

Several years ago, Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) accumulated a debt to the Idaho Conference. The debt came during a recession in the economy, and the Idaho Conference was generous enough to... More

Ski the Summit: A Unique Combination of Youth Outreach and Adventure

Boom, thud, boom. The muffled noise woke me from my sleep. The wind was howling, and the thermometer in my house said it was -12 degrees outside. The muffled pounding sound was from the Bridger Ski... More

MEA Donors Change Lives Through Generous Financial Support

For the past three years, I have been witness to God’s incredible blessings at Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman, Mont. I have seen blessings in the form of many people who support our... More

Why Milo?

Kaitlin Walters, a Milo Academy freshman, writes: Before I came to Milo, I was depressed and I really just felt unfulfilled. My grades were bad, and my spiritual life was nonexistent. I ... More

PAA Responds to Gen Z Research

Today’s teenagers are being called the first “post-Christian” generation in America. That’s according to a new Barna Group research study, which reports the percentage of... More

Three Grants Pass Teachers Receive EXSEED Grants

The Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School and the community of Grants Pass, Ore., are proud of the school's three EXSEED grant recipients. Amy Whitchurch, Bridget Cline and Sheryl... More

Oregon Conference Pathfinder Bible Experience

Eight Pathfinder clubs participated in the conference-level of Pathfinder Bible Experience at the Pleasant Hill Church in Pleasant Hill, Ore. on Feb. 24, 2018. These clubs included teams from Fort... More

MGAES Students Enjoy Learning, Outreach

At Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., students have many opportunities to participate in unique and cutting-edge education while serving the Savior in the local... More

Roseburg Junior Academy Students See God Through Each Other

Roseburg (Ore.) Junior Academy began its student week of prayer on March 19, 2018, with second-grader Grace Jackson posing the question to her school, “How do you see God?” Students... More

Medieval Adventure Comes to Tualatin Valley Academy

Students in Kimberly Clifton’s fifth-grade class at Tualatin Valley Academy in Hillsboro, Ore., got to combine learning with a lot of fun this school year thanks to her innovative teaching... More

CAA Experiences Old Memories, New Gym and Answered Prayers

“Learning” and “meeting the mission of Seventh-day Adventist Christian education” are not isolated to classroom experiences but can take place wherever intentional effort has... More

Rogers Seventh-Graders Win Engineering Challenge

You have 100 sheets of regular-weight copy paper and one roll of scotch tape. Can you create a tower that independently stands at least 60 inches tall and can bear the weight of six tennis balls?... More

Learn God’s Design at UCA

A new class was added to Upper Columbia Academy this year: anatomy and physiology dual credit (APDC), which is taught by Judy Castrejón. The course is offered with the coordination of Walla... More

Amen Chapter Opens in Upper Columbia Conference

Health ministry in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) continues to be influenced by former health director and obstetrician Jay Sloop. His untimely death in Kiev, Ukraine, in May 2013 was a sad time for... More

Harris Junior Academy Gives Back

The 2017–2018 school year has been a year of giving back at Harris Junior Academy (HJA) in Pendleton, Ore. In the fall, the students collected items and filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas... More

WWVA Focuses on Community Connection and Service

One of the core values students at Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) in College Place, Wash., embrace is connecting and serving their community. It is exciting to see students discover how their... More

God’s Got His Running Shoes On

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord … will not grow tired or weary … but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength … they will run and... More

God's Oil Still Flows in La Paz

It was just a small bottle of oil. Maybe a couple of ounces and not as much as the widow had. But it was enough. It was all they needed. Land had been secured in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico,... More

A Valuable and Significant Journey

The Walla Walla University community gathered last month in our campus church sanctuary in a challenging context. A few days before, university administrators began exploring reports of a social... More

Big Picture of Ministry

Hearts of Gold Hearts of Gold Dinner Auction set a record-breaking attendance level and raised $201,185 for Auburn Adventist Academy student scholarships. Fundraising Intensive Twenty-five... More

Forest Park Students Build to Learn

Intense concentration — interrupted by bouts of discussion, redesign and testing — took over the Forest Park Adventist Christian School (FPACS) gymnasium in Everett, Wash., on March... More

Sky Valley Students Excited to Serve

The last Friday of every month, students at Sky Valley Adventist School in Monroe, Wash., come together to make 60 lunches for Take the Next Step, a local organization that offers assistance to low-... More

Buena Vista Grows 'Bee' Scholars

Buena Vista Seventh-day Adventist School in Auburn, Wash., has participated in regional education competitions for spelling and geography bees for nearly 20 years and is now adding... More

Fil-Am Member Fulfills Mission Dream

Bernadette Polinar has been a baptized member of Greater Seattle (Wash.) Filipino-American (Fil-Am) Church for nearly four years. Since hearing about the mission trips Fil-Am would take every couple... More

Kirkland Students 'Stop That Drip'

Nine students in grades five, six and eight from Kirkland (Wash.) Seventh-day Adventist School (KSDA) placed first in the annual regional robotics competition for First Lego League in February.... More

Volunteer Park Entrepreneur Shares Passion for Missions

Eunice Reyes, a local entrepreneur and member of Volunteer Park Church in Seattle, Wash., knew from an early age that she wanted to one day be a part of the fashion industry. In June 2017, Reyes and... More

Auburn Students Serve During Spring Break

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) in Auburn, Wash., sent two student groups during spring break around the world to serve in Belize and the Philippines. The first group of 30 students spent 12 days... More

Grays Harbor Students Serve Homeless Community

Grays Harbor Adventist Christian School students prepared meals for the homeless in Grays Harbor County, Wash., this past winter. With the coordination and assistance from their teacher,... More