Danny Parada knows what living the mission of Adventist Health is all about. As the new chaplain at Tillamook County General Hospital (TCGH), he gets plenty of opportunities to minister to patients and staff alike. About half of Parada’s time is devoted to tending to the spiritual needs of hospital patients and staff, while the other half is spent ministering to home care and hospice patients throughout Tillamook County, Ore.
Every year, churches in the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) collect a special offering to help students pay for their college education. This offering benefits the NPUC grant program at Walla Walla College (WWC), which awards grants to students from the NPUC. Without this program and other private aid, many students would not be able to attend WWC.
This yearly offering is scheduled for July 31. Anyone wishing to help NPUC students receive an Adventist education may contact WWC student financial services at (509) 527-2815.
While many students spent a week on the beach for spring break, eight Walla Walla College students traveled to the impoverished region of San Juan Opico, El Salvador, to work on a church.
The students raised money for their own airfare, food, lodging and transportation and provided funds for building supplies and local laborers, in addition to volunteering their own time. The participants came from a variety of majors and ranged from freshmen to seniors.
Here I am, the day before our missionary students and teachers return to the San Juan Islands and to Orcas Christian School.
The trip has been amazing! We are proud of the students and how they’ve soaked up the culture, devoted their energies to the service projects and, yes, even kept up with math, science and English. (It’s been great fun integrating our mission experience into the curriculum—nature walks, nightly journaling, geography, etc.)
Puget Sound Adventist Academy's (PSAA) 45-voice choir nervously listened to the last-minute instructions of their director, Colleen Brundula, before performing for three music adjudicators at Canada's Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff, Alberta. That afternoon, April 26, Doug Spencer, PSAA's band director, repeated the same procedure with the band members.
A youth-led evangelistic series will begin Oct. 22 in Auburn, Wash. A team of students from Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) will be in charge of planning, performing, greeting, providing childcare and speaking throughout the entire event.
As the melodious sounds of "Pie Jesu" blessed the ears of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) educators in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on April 17 during the NPUC Educators Conference, Puget Sound Adventist Academy's (PSAA) principal, Doug White, watched with tears of pride in his eyes. Impact, PSAA's 12-member select singing group, had come a long way since its inception at the beginning of the school year.