July/August 2020

About this issue:

Here in the Northwest, Adventist education has not gone unscathed by the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, there remains a silver lining through the rapid shift to emergency remote learning. Adventist teachers approach education as a ministry — even when their classrooms are ripped away. Read more about the shift and many more amazing stories from our Northwest schools.

More Features

June 29, 2020 | Education
Thirteen Northwest academy students received the $500 Caring Heart Award scholarship … read more

Editorial

July 02, 2020 | Education | Jay Wintermeyer
I read a study recently that theorized how the loss of education during World War II … read more

North Pacific Union

July 02, 2020 | Education | Dennis Plubell
Who knew the evening news during spring of 2020 would be dominated by reports with … read more

Perspective

The past two and a half months have been some of the most challenging months of … read more

Perspective

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most … read more

News

Acción

June 28, 2020 | Church | Carolann De León
Amazing things happen when women connect to their life purpose and mission as disciples … read more

Acción

June 28, 2020 | Church | Carolann De León
Cosas increíbles suceden cuando las mujeres se conectan con su propósito y misión como … read more

Adventist Health

May 28, 2020 | Health | Terry Johnsson
When Adventist Health Portland took in their first patient with the new coronavirus ( … read more

Alaska Conference

Until recently, there was no mention of coronavirus in Selawik, Alaska. Edna Estrella, … read more

Alaska Conference

Ladies in Fairbanks, Alaska, worked together to sew and assemble 100 hygiene kits for … read more

Alaska Conference

COVID-19 has drastically changed how each one of us interact within our community. … read more

Idaho Conference

June 07, 2020 | Church | Stephen McCandless
After the worship service at Wood River Valley Church in Hailey on Feb. 1, 2020, head … read more

Idaho Conference

May 14, 2020 | Education | Melanie Lawson
Boise Valley Adventist School embarked on an adventure in the fall of 2018 to become a … read more

Montana Conference

June 21, 2020 | Education | James Stuart
I woke up this morning with an image in my head. I had been listening to some music I … read more

Montana Conference

June 17, 2020 | Education | Mayra Lindberg, et al.
Our Montana Conference teachers have been focusing on student-centered learning this … read more

North Pacific Union

July 02, 2020 | Education | Dennis Plubell
Who knew the evening news during spring of 2020 would be dominated by reports with … read more

Oregon Conference

July 04, 2020 | Education
Affirmed by God and His Timing I've always wanted to bring people closer to God. There … read more

Oregon Conference

July 01, 2020 | Church | Jonathan Russell, et al.
It’s almost camp meeting time! Are you ready? Because of the pandemic restrictions, … read more

Oregon Conference

June 29, 2020 | Education | Tiarra Wood
Journey Christian School in Kelso, Washington, is an encouraging community full of … read more

Oregon Conference

June 26, 2020 | Education | Liesl Vistaunet
“He prepared the way before we could even imagine it,” says Mechelle Peinado, Portland … read more

Oregon Conference

Students in Jennifer Wendt’s first and second grade classroom in Oregon's Tualatin … read more

Oregon Conference

June 23, 2020 | Education | Kayla Collins
During the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, social distancing brought on a whole new set … read more

Oregon Conference

June 19, 2020 | Education | Andrea Jackson
In a time when the world has basically shut down and our schools have dramatically … read more

Oregon Conference

June 13, 2020 | Church | Tawny Sportsman
On Friday, May 8, 2020, six members of the Sweet Home Church arrived at the church … read more

Oregon Conference

June 11, 2020 | Church | Linda Foxworth
Mother's Day has always been a special day at Sharon Church as the church celebrates … read more

Oregon Conference

June 08, 2020 | Education | Larry Hiday
This has been quite an historic year for seniors, and at Columbia Adventist Academy in … read more

Oregon Conference

May 28, 2020 | Church | Dick Duerksen, et al.
The 116 mph winds were far stronger than anyone had expected, sprinting down the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 01, 2020 | Education | Ryan Irwin
While growing up, I loved playing outside and getting my hands dirty. I could play … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 28, 2020 | Education | Shannon Whidden
For more than three quarters of a century, Harris Junior Academy in Pendleton, Oregon … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 26, 2020 | Education | Michelle Melendy
Statistics indicate 50% of students will struggle with mental health issues during … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 24, 2020 | Education | Darla Shupe
Each year at Spokane Valley Adventist School students are involved in a variety of fine … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 20, 2020 | Education | Betty Farley
Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place, Washington, received word after school on … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 15, 2020 | Education | Karista Bradley
Three 11-year-old girls in eastern Oregon are already making an impact in their … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 10, 2020 | Education | Holley Bryant
Like every school across the nation, Rogers Adventist School in College Place, … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

Our food pantries are on the front line of relieving food insecurity for our community … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 14, 2020 | Education | Stephanie Gates
Google Classroom, FlipGrid, Quizlet, Google Meets … all these were things that were not … read more

Walla Walla University

June 29, 2020 | Education | Kim Strobel
Dave Thomas, professor of practical theology and apologetics and former dean of the … read more

Walla Walla University

June 25, 2020 | Education | Kim Strobel
Walla Walla University will welcome students back to its campuses in fall for the 2020– … read more

Walla Walla University

June 24, 2020 | Education | Kim Strobel
Karen Clausen-Brown, associate professor of English, has been selected to receive the … read more

Walla Walla University

June 20, 2020 | Education | Kim Strobel
The Walla Walla University campus family gathered online on May 19, 2020, to celebrate … read more

Washington Conference

June 30, 2020 | Education | Gina Hubin
The world experienced a special empathy with high school and college seniors when the … read more

Washington Conference

June 27, 2020 | Education | Josephine Baird-Nye
On the brink of retirement, you might think a 37-year teaching veteran would flinch at … read more

Washington Conference

June 25, 2020 | Education | Karen Carlton
The day began like any typical school day with staff worship — only it wasn’t typical … read more

Washington Conference

June 21, 2020 | Education | Sharron Schwartz
Science and art have been combined throughout the years for enhanced student learning. … read more

Washington Conference

June 16, 2020 | Education | LaVonne Long
The halls of Skagit Adventist Academy in Burlington, Washington, were still humming … read more