September 2018

About this issue:

Slava Tishin, a Soviet Army officer, had the future of his whole family impacted by Operation Bearhug, an evangelistic initiative of the North Pacific Union Conference in the early 1990s. Read his story and that of several others whose lives were changed by these efforts more than two decades ago.

More Features

August 29, 2018 | Phil White
While growing up during the height of the Cold War, I came to view Russia and Russians … read more
August 29, 2018 | Anthony White
No matter where the team went during their 2018 trip, they were generously fed by … read more

Editorial

August 28, 2018 | Bill McClendon
Several years ago, my wife and I had the privilege to plant a new church in Tulsa, Okla … read more

Intersections

September 01, 2018 | Chuck Burkeen
One of the marks of a healthy organization is its ability to identify and address … read more

Just Like Jesus

September 01, 2018 | Dick Duerksen
Sin is choosing to go my way rather than God’s way. Sin is living like I know better. … read more

Perspective

August 25, 2018 | Seth Pierce
Recently I watched a TED Talk during which organizational consultant Yves Morieux … read more

Perspective

August 25, 2018 | Martin Weber
A newly baptized Adventist phoned our home, distraught about a Bible study promoted in … read more

News

Acción

August 31, 2018
El Campamento Pionero, en Palmer, Alaska, proporcionó el fondo perfecto para la más … read more

Adventist Health

August 31, 2018 | C.J. Anderson
Most people experience pain, stress, anxiety and confusion when entering a hospital. … read more

Alaska Conference

July 09, 2018 | Carl Butler Jr.
Youth led worship their way on May 5, 2018, at the Eagle River Church in Eagle River, … read more

Idaho Conference

August 22, 2018 | Melanie Lawson
For several years, Project Impact has been synonymous with Idaho's Boise Valley … read more

Montana Conference

August 27, 2018 | Norma Trent
Finally, after the hail, the rain and the floods, there was a reason to celebrate in … read more

Montana Conference

August 23, 2018 | Norma Trent
Montana is a beautiful state. For a few hours on June 8, 2018, the Roundup Church in … read more

Montana Conference

August 23, 2018 | Norma Trent
Spring and summer months brought a flurry of active ministry opportunities to the … read more

Montana Conference

August 23, 2018 | Norma Trent
On May 24, 2018, the Roundup (Mont.) Church sponsored a Better Vision Better Hope free … read more

Montana Conference

July 12, 2018
On April 20, the Adventist Education Foundation (AEF) board voted to pledge up to $100, … read more

Oregon Conference

September 03, 2018 | Tami Beaty
On July 12, 2018, the Sandy (Ore.) Church continued its tradition of participating in … read more

Oregon Conference

August 30, 2018 | Jeff Birth
There is a new landmark on the Milo Academy campus in Days Creek, Ore. When you cross … read more

Oregon Conference

August 27, 2018 | Dick Duerksen
Camp meeting. It was never really about camping. Through the years, thousands of God’s … read more

Oregon Conference

August 24, 2018 | Dick Duerksen
It began with a simple request, “Could I have a drink of water?” That progressed to, “ … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

September 02, 2018 | Shelley Bacon
Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., will be adding a required internship … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 30, 2018 | Jay Wintermeyer
Minner Labrador Jr. joined the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) team as president in … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 28, 2018 | Megan McCormick
"Come to the table. Come join the sinners who have been redeemed. Take your place … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 24, 2018 | Gayle Haeger
“What can I do this summer?” is a question some kids ask when school ends and the first … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 24, 2018 | Matthew Vixie
Are you wise? Some of us can be wise in our own eyes, but Ten Times Wiser was a program … read more

Walla Walla University

September 04, 2018
To get college life started off on the right foot, WWU freshmen have the opportunity to … read more

Walla Walla University

September 04, 2018
Yara Fernandez has her eyes set on giving back to the field of health care. After … read more

Washington Conference

August 27, 2018 | Katie Henderson
Family, friends, western Washington pastors and Washington Conference leaders filled … read more

Washington Conference

August 26, 2018 | Marie Koreti Toilolo
Tacoma (Wash.) Samoa-Tokelau, Samoan Southside (Tacoma) and Des Moines (Wash.) Samoan … read more

Washington Conference

August 23, 2018 | Heidi Baumgartner
The guest services phone line rang consistently before and during Washington Adventist … read more

Washington Conference

July 18, 2018 | Katie Henderson
What if camp was the only place you could really reconnect with your friends? What if … read more