Eastgate Ponders Lifestyle, Spiritual Gifts, Creation

September 01, 2002 | Shirley Peterson

The Walla Walla, Wash., Eastgate Church recently hosted three sets of seminars—on lifestyle change, spiritual gifts, and creationism.

Dan Ngaruiya conducted the lifestyle seminar each Friday evening for a month.

Ngaruiya, who has a master’s degree in social work, has a passion to be an agent for lifestyle change and featured nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, fresh air, rest, and trust in the program.

He concluded each session with a practical demonstration, ranging from sampling tea to making several types of juices.


Kevin and Stephanie Renshaw led out in “Connections,” a seminar to help Christians identify their special gifts and how to best use them in church ministries.


Doug Newton, M.D., a creationism scholar and expert on the biblical flood, led out in a weekend seminar on creationism.

During the seminar, he displayed many artifacts and replicas and kept things lively and interesting by sharing samples with the audience. •