Principal Inspires Mid-Columbia Baptisms

Dale Milam, Mid-Columbia Jr. Academy principal, announced about a year ago that he would be willing to stay after school to teach additional Bible studies to anyone interested. The two boys who responded were Christopher Hill and Milam’s own son, Eric.

The boys' two families are close friends, so the Bible studies were held at Milam’s home on Friday evenings. After many serious and enjoyable hours searching the scriptures, both boys decided to be baptized. They wanted the special event to be on their birthdays the following summer.

Christopher Hill wanted a special place for his baptism and chose Kingsley Reservoir close to the foothills of Mt. Hood. His uncle, Lyn Bryson, McMinnville (Ore.) Church pastor, officiated for the baptism, which was held on Hill's birthday, July 1.

Eric Milam chose to be baptized on his birthday, July 27, in the Hood River (Ore.) Church by Pat Milligan, pastor.

Christopher and Eric are exemplary young teenagers and are now junior deacons in the church.

June 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference