Christmas came early to nine communities in eastern Washington as Positive Life Radio’s “Christmas in July” food drive brought in nearly 17,000 pounds of food and personal care items.
Walla Walla College again ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities according to U.S. News & World Report’s edition of “America’s Best Colleges.”
The magazine places WWC 37th out of 65 other top-tier schools in the category of “Best Universities—Master’s” in the western region of the United States.
Denise White is the new Washington Conference associate educational superintendent. White comes from the Northern California Conference where she most recently served as the Pleasant Hill Academy principal.
White has a rich heritage of being educated in the Adventist school system and serving in schools throughout our denomination. She has experience in both elementary and secondary education.
We welcome Denise and her husband Frank, who joined us in July.
Chester Schurch, Chehalis Church pastor, along with dedicated church members envisioned a Spanish-speaking church in the Chehalis and Centralia area. The Chehalis Church owned a second church building with a parsonage that they were willing to donate to a group willing to start working among the Spanish people in the region.
For six months, the Federal Way Church was without a pastor. Regularly attending members gathered after services to pray for a new leader, pray for the church, and pray for former and current members and their families. Four months later in answer to prayer, Federal Way was blessed with a leader who shared their same passionate vision.
Enrollment is up at Auburn Adventist Academy with 317 students filling the hallways and classrooms each day. “I really like Auburn,” says Elizabeth Altman, one of the 137 new students at AAA. “I always planned on coming to AAA, since my parents graduated from Auburn. Now that I’m here and have met lots of really nice students and teachers, I am even more excited about high school.”
What happens when a small church seeks to be empowered by the Holy Spirit? Ask anyone at the Winlock Church. The church is situated on 14 beautiful acres of land overlooking SR 306 just north of Winlock, Wash. The Winlock Church awakened to the simple realization that it must become significant in the community or just fade away. This wonderful small, but very willing congregation set to praying and seeking the Lord’s will for their lives and their community outreach.
Every summer camp experience has its defining moment. Mine came at the end of a tough week at Sunset Lake Camp. Day after day there had been an endless parade of people and problems to deal with. At times I wondered how we could ever impact these campers for Christ. But every morning the staff prayed for God to work through our weaknesses.
Ginger Gregg, of Goldendale, Wash., met Calvin and Faye Fischer at an inter-denominational Bible study several months ago. Gregg noticed that the Fischers had a more “in depth” understanding of the Bible than other Christians and began asking them questions. This developed into another Bible study and friendship.