Coeur d'Alene Hosts Streams of Light Education Rally

L. Roo McKenzie, Loma Linda Academy’s head principal, captivated those attending the Streams of Light education rally in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Sabbath, April 18, 2009.

Streams of Light, the Upper Columbia Conference capital campaign to raise money for KEEP, Camp MiVoden, and church planting, sponsored the event with the UCC Education Department.

“Satan is desperate to get our children,” says McKenzie. “Let us form a godly coalition against the devil!

"Our homes, churches and schools must unite in providing a godly environment for children to grow up in. If one fails, a child is wide open to spiritual attack.

"The wrong environment can mean the difference between life and death, whether for a sweater (shrunken in the dryer), a Bible (doused in water), or a child. But only about 50 percent of Adventist children are in Adventist schools and home schools. They are daily exposed to things that could permanently damage their faith.

“How can we go back to our Father, in the judgment, if the children He gave us are not with us?” says McKenzie. “Every child that opens the womb has the price tag of Calvary around him or her.”

McKenzie’s sermon finished an inspiring morning of testimonies and music by area children and their families. Following potluck, McKenzie, Gary Hopkins and Barbara Frohne presented afternoon seminars while children enjoyed activities geared for them. A concert featuring musicians from Upper Columbia Academy, Walla Walla University and Coeur d’Alene ended the day.

UCC has approved the second three-year cycle of education rallies for 2009–2011. McKenzie will join the next event in Yakima, Wash., on October 17, 2009. For more information, visit