News for 2008

Does God really expect me to do what He asks?

December 01, 2008

I think about the dad who had something to give his young son and asked him to hold out his hand. "Why?" asked the little boy with his hands firmly clasped behind his back. The father repeated his request, but the son kept asking "why"—and missed out on the treat his dad wanted to give him.

The Bible says in James 1:17 (NIV) "Every good and perfect gift is from...the Father." But we sometimes worry that He might ask something of us that we are not going to like.

ACCION Rodeada de Comida, Pero con Hambre

December 01, 2008 / Ramon Canals

Día tras día Elvira Betánces entraba y salía del restaurante Time for Soup en el área de Bellevue. Como empleada de este restaurante ella estaba acostumbrada a tratar con mucha gente. Muchos de los clientes del restaurante la conocían. Cada día hacía lo mismo. Parecería que su vida era una simple rutina de levantarse temprano en la mañana y dirigirse al trabajo para el día siguiente hacer lo mismo. Pero este día no fue igual. De aquí en adelante todo iba a cambiar.

Remembering Jere...

December 01, 2008

"A prince in Israel has fallen! He left like he lived. Quietly. Graciously. With gentle dignity. Without demands or harsh words or even a frown, he surrendered himself, a tired gentleman and statesman, into the waiting arms of his Savior. Good-bye, Jere! See you in the morning!" —Lonnie Melashenko, The Voice of Prophecy


FYI December 2008

December 01, 2008

WWU Accepted Into NAIA

Walla Walla University has been accepted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The application was approved by the NAIA Council of Presidents in September.

Low-cost Technology Brings Gospel to Bush Alaska Brings Gospel to Bush Alaska

December 01, 2008 / John Kriegelstein

Judi and Gavin Thompson have a passion for getting the gospel into Alaska's Native villages—a vast mission field crying for hope within North America. Alcoholism and suicide are rampant in remote villages accessible only by air. And, with more than 250 villages in bush Alaska with populations less than 1,000, it would take close to two years to visit them all, even if you flew to a new village every other day! Furthermore, fuel prices as high as $10.00 per gallon, make that prohibitive. Fewer than 10 of these villages have any known Adventist presence.

Engineers Without Borders Minister in Honduras

December 01, 2008

In September, a team from the Walla Walla University chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Honduras to visit and help a school in Luis Garcia, as well as the community.

"The trip was a great technical success," says John Hawkins, president of the WWU EWB chapter. "We collected helpful data and made personal connections crucial to the success of our project."

Deryl Jones Retires From Adventist Medical Center

December 01, 2008 / Shawna Malvini

At the close of the year, Deryl Jones will say goodbye to Adventist Medical Center. After 22 years in the organization, the president and CEO announced his retirement plans in October.

According to Larry D. Dodds, AMC board chairman, executive vice president and COO of Adventist Health, Tom A. Russell, AMC senior vice president will succeed Jones in the role.