December 2018


His Story, Our Story

Long ago, on the Judean hills surrounding the city of Bethlehem, a small group of blue-collar laborers were on the night shift. Conscientious, curious and honest, they believed in God and hoped...



An Appeal for Unity in Christ

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following statement represents the majority view of the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee, which voted 34-2 for approval at its regular meeting on November...


Just Like Jesus

What If

Yesterday Herod’s troops murdered my son. “He might be the Fake King,” they said, “so Herod, the Real King, says all pretenders must die. Tough deal.”

They tore him from my...



No Itinerary, Only a Promise

I once read a story about a young cartographer who returned to his ancestral village to create the first map of the area. When he completed his work and the beautiful new map was crafted, he...


He Came, He Loved, He Conquered

Who’s afraid of a nursing infant? Herod, one of two despots in the Christmas story. The infamous ruler recognized in baby Jesus a genuine threat to his kingdom of coercion.




Líderes de Grupos Pequeños y Laicos en la Conferencia de Upper Columbia

Reciben el entrenamiento de Vida: GPS El pastor Tony Anobile, vice presidente para ministerios multilingues en la División Norteamericana y la oficina de ministerios Hispanos dirigida por... More

Wrangell Stays Faithful to God's Calling Through VBS

Each year Alaska's Wrangell Church members conduct Vacation Bible School throughout Alaska as part of their church outreach. The summer of 2018 was full of mountaintop experiences and low valleys... More

Alaska Celebrates Yupik Bible Recording

Wycliffe Bible Translators sent two young linguists, David and Mitzi Shinen, to Gambell in 1959. There, they learned the language for a few years and started to translate the New Testament of the... More

Treasure Valley Sees New Day in School Advertising

As the leaves blew across the grass in the fall of 2015, three pastors — Randy Maxwell, Don Driver and Troy Haagenson — sat down in the music room of the Boise Valley Adventist School to... More

Radio Ministry Spreads Three Angels in Roundup

The radio ministry in Roundup, Mont., continues to reach the community and outlying areas with Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) programs and a weekly, locally produced show.  A small... More

Billings Gets 'Shot in the Arm'

Visitors and members of the Adventist church in Billings, Mont., received a proverbial evangelistic "shot in the arm" from Jim Howard, on Sabbath, Oct. 6, 2018. A convocation entitled... More

Falls City Celebrates Baptism

Virginia Elaine Webb was baptized Oct. 6, 2018, in the Falls City Church by Lary Brown, pastor. It was a very special day, as her 95-year-old mother, who had prayed for her all her life and was from... More

PAA Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Students enrolled in Spanish classes at Oregon’s Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) celebrated Hispanic Heritage and Cultures Month (mid-September through mid-October) through events, contests... More

Women Gather in Redmond for Retreat

Women from the Northwest attended the Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat Oct. 12–14, 2018, at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Ore. “Up From the Ordinary” was the theme... More

Riverside Christian School Hosts 28th Annual Apple Festival

The 28th annual Riverside Christian School Apple Festival was held in Washougal, Wash., on Oct. 14, 2018. As in the years past, church and school volunteers spent two Sundays making apple pies and... More

Milo Creates Project Blessed Hope

Tragedy struck the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5, 2017. Twenty-six people were killed and 20 injured in a church shooting. The news spread like wildfire and soon reached a... More

Pastor Serves Through Crises

When Greg Griffitts got into the patrol car for the first time in Hermiston, Ore., he didn’t know he’d be sitting in many more police vehicles in the future. After all, it’s not the... More

Pathfinders Learn of God's Reckless Love

It was my first camporee. Not only was this my first camporee, it was my first Pathfinder event period. Having never been a Pathfinder, I really wasn’t sure what to expect in our gathering... More

Interdisciplinary Project Kicks Off the Year at UCA

“When students write about something deeply personal and meaningful, they write well,” says Michelle Melendy, counselor and English teacher at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle,... More

Hundreds of Small Groups Form in UCC

A recipe for a successful weekend conference is to make it convenient for the attendees. But God’s recipe was different in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) recently. This is a busy season... More

Spokane Develops Free Dental/Medical Clinic

Spokane’s Better Living Center in eastern Washington has been part of the local Adventist church’s outreach to the community since 1976, when an auto parts store was purchased and... More

Goldendale Church Burns a Mortgage

The Goldendale (Wash.) Church members voted  in 2012 to build a multipurpose building. Our fellowship hall was much too crowded. We also needed a place where we could hold outreach programs such... More

Kettle Falls Holds VBS

Vacation Bible School, held from June 25–29 at the Kettle Falls (Wash.) Church, had 28–36 children attending. With adult/teen/parent helpers, attendance reached a total of 56. Says... More

Monique Finds God through Hardship

When Monique was 5 years old, her family moved from Corvallis, Ore., to the Pacific Coast resort town of Ixtapa, Mexico, where her dad got a job driving a tour bus. The family moved in with her... More

Diversity: Our Commitment in Action

Walla Walla University (WWU) is on an important journey, one that brings focus to our mission statement, which affirms that “every person is created in the image of God as a being of... More

WWU Welcomes 12 New Faculty

Walla Walla University is pleased to introduce 12 new members of the university faculty: (front row, from left) Amanda Lewis, assistant professor of social work; Licci Zemleduch, instructor in... More

WWU Nursing Professor Presents Lecture About Chronic Pain

Kari Firestone, Walla Walla University (WWU) professor of nursing and associate dean of the WWU School of Nursing, presented the annual WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecture in November on the WWU campus... More

Growing Together in Jesus

Together in the last five years, we joined in prayer and ministry to reach western Washington with the distinctive, Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness. We desire to... More

Washington Conference Session Notice

Notice is hereby given that the 60th Regular Session of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at Auburn Adventist Academy Church, Auburn, Wash., on Sunday, April 28, 2019,... More

Singing Unites Whatcom Generations

Singing “When the Saints Go Marching In” with gusto and with rhythm instruments in hand, children of the Bellingham, Wash., area enter a local rehabilitation center. They gather into... More

Bellingham Celebrates 125 Years of Serving Well

This year, Adventists are marking 125 years of ministry in Bellingham, Wash., with the completion of a new church facility on the sister ministry campus of Baker View Christian School. When... More

Auburn Donors Continue Generous Legacy

When Nadia Diaz was a freshman at Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA), she heard about the Committee of 100 that funds special academic projects. “I saw joining as an opportunity for me to learn... More

Deaf Adventists Encouraged to Share Gospel

The lights flicker for attention. Conversation continues. Leaders motion for attention repeatedly. Forty people in the room finally settle down. Church begins with a familiar ebb and flow. And yet... More

Outdoor School Partners With Pathfinders and Adventurers

What is your favorite thing about outdoor school? If you were to ask a student, many of them would say they loved fishing, the lake, interacting with the horses, or even getting to touch an alligator... More

Public High School Students Find Spiritual Retreat

Fifty-five public high school students spent a late October weekend at the first public high school retreat in several years at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash. Between retreat activities, Will... More