November 2018


A Mission Lesson From Adventist Health

Adventist Health leadership, staff and employees are ministers for Christ in our Seventh-day Adventist Church. Adventist Health, our partner in ministry, has committed and dedicated itself to be...



Lang to Fill New NPUC Youth Ministry Role

Rob Lang has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to become NPUC director of youth ministry. He comes to this position from a similar role at...


Just Like Jesus

I Want

This was not my plan for today.

  • I want a slice of raspberry cheesecake.
  • I want a box of Legos with directions to create a Hogwarts castle.
  • I want a new car, one...


Thanksgiving Without the Gospel

Throughout childhood, I suffered guilt and despair despite sincerity of spiritual caregivers. Church school teachers warned that only perfectly Christlike children qualify for heaven. While God...


Life in the 'Fidgetal Age'

In 1934 George Herbert Mead (and later with the help of Harold Blumer) created a communication theory known as symbolic interactionism. The essential idea is that people assign meaning to objects...


You Said It

God’s Provision at Sheridan Meadows

At Sheridan Meadows, the Adventist retreat center near Republic, Wash., work was beginning to prepare for Northeast Washington Camp Meeting. A local contractor was hauling gravel and making our...



La Iglesia Hispana de Milwaukie Ofrece Evangelismo Familiar: 'Conéctate y Vive Mejor'

Bajo el liderazgo de su fiel pastor, Benjamín Tello, la iglesia Hispana de Milwaukie se ha propuesto ministrar de una manera practica, a las necesidades actuales de su comunidad Hispana local... More

Southeast Alaska Camp Meeting Attendees Are 'Called to Missions'

Planning for the Alaska Southeast Camp Meeting on Vank Island started early this year. A planning committee gathered that included several young adults. From their suggestions was born the theme... More

Caldwell Church Holds Block Party

Fun and friendship were shared at the first block party ever at the Caldwell Church in Idaho on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. About 150 neighbors and church members attended the event, which was sponsored by... More

Nursing Student Gets Big Surprise

The Cloverdale Church in Boise, Idaho, along with the Mace family, stunned one of their members by providing her with a new car on May 19, 2018. Troy Haagenson, Cloverdale Church pastor, had just... More

MEA Comes Alive Through Visitors’ Eyes

Recently my wife and I decided to visit some of the historic and scenic sites in the states of Montana and Wyoming. As we traveled Interstate 90 and neared Bozeman, Mont., we saw to the right the... More

Big Lake Gets Blessed by U.S. Marines

One hot afternoon last summer a couple of U.S. Marines showed up at the front gate of Big Lake Youth Camp in Sisters, Ore., with a request: “Our platoon is working on a project over at Fish... More

Milo Welcomes New Staff

Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., is happy to welcome eight new staff members to the Milo family for the 2018–2019 school year. Mark and Cheryl Alder are engineers from Palmer,... More

Upper Columbia Holds Digging Deeper Retreat

May 18–20, 2018, marked the third young adult Digging Deeper Retreat at Camp MiVoden in Hayden, Idaho, and the sixth retreat in Upper Columbia Conference. It was truly a spiritually and... More

Cascade Christian Academy Welcomes Five New Teachers

With the retirement of longtime resident teachers Shannon Fisher and Gene Roemer and the move of Jason and Marita McLin to Palmer, Alaska, Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) in Wenatchee, Wash., was... More

Moscow Members Fill Totes for Victims

This spring the Moscow (Idaho) Church had an adopt-a-tote drive to fill homemade, reversible tote bags with personal care items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash and deodorant. The bags... More

KMEI-FM Comes Back to Life

KMEI 97.3 FM, was established by dedicated church members and God's blessing in Kamiah, Idaho, in 2005. Destroyed by a wildfire in 2015, the station has been raised from the ashes. ... More

Experiential Learning Enhances Student Marketability

As the new employer relations coordinator in the Walla Walla University Student Development Center (SDC), Darel Harwell works to provide experiential learning opportunities for students. “... More

Students Enjoy Outdoor Adventures With ASWWU

Backpacking, climbing and biking excursions headline the 2018–19 schedule for the ASWWU Outdoors division of the Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU). For students who can... More

AAA Welcomes Familiar, New Faculty

As Auburn Adventist Academy embarks on its 100th academic year, there are some familiar and new faculty faces on campus. Alumni Brandon Richards, ’03, and Kilikina (Vega) Richards, ’02... More

Samoan Generations Learn Together

“Jesus on the main line … . You can call Him up and tell Him want you want.” It’s praise singing time at the Pacific Northwest Samoan Camp Meeting. Adults, teenagers and... More

Beccai Called to Ministry

Andreas Beccai never envisioned himself becoming a pastor, even though the Holy Spirit kept nudging him in that direction. Born in Accra, Ghana, Beccai moved to Reading, England, at age 7 with his... More

Pathfinders Discover Talents for Ministry

How are you using your individual talents for ministry? More than 400 Pathfinders at the Washington Conference Camporee held at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson were challenged to explore how they can... More

Brito Ordained to Gospel Ministry

Francisco Brito was a young boy in the Dominican Republic when he first met Jesus. “From that day, Jesus and His love seized my heart and became the only and sufficient motivation for my... More