Walla Walla College’s Students in Free Enterprise team and the Blue Mountain Chapter of the American Red Cross teamed up to launch a new Web site for the chapter.
“We’re very excited about the new Web site,” says Terry Hackney, Blue Mountain Chapter executive director. “It will help us communicate better with the community.”
The sound of strings filled the air, and master teachers filled Walla Walla College buildings as the college hosted the Walla Walla Suzuki Institute.
The WWSI is an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to study the art of string playing using the philosophy and teaching techniques recommended by Shinichi Suzuki. The Suzuki Method encourages young children to play their instruments by imitation, not by reading music. The method also stresses parental involvement.
The Olympia Christian School Bell Choir kicked off a campaign to build a new school by presenting a concert titled, “Possibilities,” on April 23. “I had no idea what the response would be,” says director Anita McKown, “but I felt God impressing me to present the concert and leave the results with Him.” One of the results was a freewill offering of $17,000.
After a year without camp meeting, it was wonderful to have a full 10-day camp meeting this year on the campus of Auburn Academy. While the dorm was still not finished and construction continued on the new family and consumer science building, the meetings went forward.
Auburn Adventist Academy opened its doors to the 2005–06 school year Aug. 21. As students arrived on campus, a variety of new places and faces greeted them. Over the summer, two buildings were completed, including the girls' dormitory and the family consumer science center.
As girls moved into the dorm, they were excited about the spacious rooms, brand new grand piano, and beautiful lobby area, not to mention a bathroom in each dorm room, a recreation area, and card access keys.
Washington Conference recently held it’s first women’s retreat for the rapidly growing Spanish membership. The retreat, held May 14 at the Holiday Inn in Renton, Wash., was planned to accommodate 140 women. However, more than 175 women registered and attended the event.
It was a lovely Sabbath morning on May 14 when the members of the Zillah (Wash.) Community Church handed out free bottles of water to hot, thirsty people during the annual Zillah Days Parade.
In the past, the Zillah Community Church closed their doors during the Zillah Days Parade because the roads coming and going from the church are closed for the parade. About three years ago, the members decided to do something for the community during this time, since the parade goes right by the church.
What is a 1942 GMC military truck drilling rig with an Oregon company's name on it doing at an Adventist school in rural Guatemala? It is drilling wells for International Children's Care. The drilling project is a result of the providence of God and the efforts of several dedicated families in the Upper Columbia Conference.