News for January 2003

Milo Celebrates Family Weekend

January 01, 2003 / Kay Dickey

The weekend of Nov. 15-17, 2002, at Milo Adventist Academy was filled with activities involving the family. The activities started Friday evening with a musical vespers, presented by Daniel Cobbs and the group “Eleventh Hour.”

Daniel gave his personal testimony and shared with the students, parents, and staff how important it is to take the right road in life. Immediately after the service, everyone was invited to gather in the student center for refreshments and a time of sharing.

Albany Pathfinders Bear Up Well at Camporee

January 01, 2003 / Tammy Hendricks

Members of the Albany, Ore., Bears Pathfinder youth club report finding great joy and spiritual fulfillment during their long, scenic experience at Glacier National Park, during the North Pacific Union Conference Pathfinder Camporee.

“It was an experience our kids and the adults won’t soon forget,” reports Tammy Hendricks. “We left on a Wednesday evening, drove all night, and arrived at 12:30 p.m. the next day.”

Good news from India!

January 01, 2003 / Miriam Kelly

As Weldon Mattison served as recent interim pastor at the Cedar Creek/Woodland Adventist churches, members were touched by his account of India’s need for chapels and voted to raise funds to build one.

Dorothy Watts, who lives and works in India, sent an inspiring letter and photos of evangelistic services recently sponsored in the city of Munsunur by the two Washington congregations. Fifty-eight were baptized during the meetings.

Laurelwood Alumni Donate $80,000

January 01, 2003 / Nancy Paulson

Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the formation of Laurelwood Alumni’s T Dub Club (named for the late Principal T. W. Walters).

Mostly comprising of alumni from 1946-1954, the Club has had camp-outs once or twice a year, and attendance has grown from 12 to 92.

The annual gatherings, held at Gladstone Campground, have become soul-winning tools, as alumni have remembered the God of their youth.

Salem Central Church Dedicates Teachers

January 01, 2003

Salem Central Adventist Church came alive with music, Scripture, and the spoken word as teachers of Livingstone Junior Academy were dedicated for the current school year.

Dennis Plubell, associate director of education for the North Pacific Union, and Gale Crosby, associate superintendent of education for the Oregon Conference, participated in the service.

Music was provided by the Salem Orchestra, Girls’ Quintet, and Youth Handbell Choir.

CAA Turns Out For Service

January 01, 2003 / Marcus Brotherton

Paintbrushes, shovels, rakes, and strong backs recently became curriculum tools, as 99 students from Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) participated in an all-school, community service day.

Principal Berit von Pohle said the purpose of the yearly project is to help students understand ways they can make an impact in the area.

Oregon Youth Team Travels to Remote Alaska

January 01, 2003 / Jennifer Jorgenson

For the third consecutive summer, last year my family and I participated in a mission trip to Saint Lawrence Island, in Alaska.

Some ask me if it was an exciting trip; all I can say is that “exciting” is an understatement. Primitive transportation, plumbing (if you’re lucky), prices soaring, limited communication—all describe the villages where we worked.

Great Falls Hosts Weekend Reunion

January 01, 2003 / Ethel Iverson

Members of the Great Falls Church recently hosted a reunion of former members from the 1940s, including some who traveled in from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Alaska, and Canada.

The Labor Day Weekend reunion began on Friday evening, as approximately 40 former members, friends, and current members met for family worship and fellowship.