News for October 2005

WWC Places in Top Tier in Annual National Rankings

October 01, 2005 / Kristi Spurgeon

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.

Washington Conference Welcomes New Associate Educational Superintendent

October 01, 2005 / Doug Bing

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.

Chehalis Spanish Company Formed

October 01, 2005 / Doug Bing

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.

Prayers and Hard Work Rejuvenate Federal Way Church

October 01, 2005 / Isabelle Page

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.

Auburn Adventist Academy Celebrates Increased Enrollment

October 01, 2005 / Jondelle McGhee

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.”

Winlock on the Move

October 01, 2005 / Hal Gates

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.

Sunset Lake Touches Lives

October 01, 2005 / David Yeagley

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.

Friendship Evangelism at Its Best

October 01, 2005 / Elaine Kubler

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.