News for February 2010

God Got His Lawn Mower Back

February 01, 2010

When someone stole a riding lawn mower from the storage shed at the Yelm (Wash.) Adventist Church on or around March 11 last year, they didn't reckon on divine intervention. Di Chappell, church office manager, related this story to the GLEANER.

Feeling moved to use the new church sign, a church member put out the plea on the church's outdoor signboard on Friday the 13th.

Letter Box February

February 01, 2010

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Letters February

February 01, 2010

I will get to the point. Why is the NPUC wasting financial resources by spending money on sending out The Great Controversy to members? I am not alone in this question. We already have many copies and do not need another. I am not sure what the goal of this was. However well meaning, we have so many greater needs. This is just another reason on the list of why members have a hard time giving generous support to the church.

Cynthia, via e-mail

ACCION Los Secretos de la Vida Traen Esperanza a Miles de Personas

February 01, 2010

Esperanza tenía todo a su favor. Tenía una familia hermosa, bonita casa, excelente salud y un restaurante Mexicano muy exitoso y próspero. Ella trabajaba largas horas para mantener su negocio a flote pero aunque sentía que aparentemente tenía todo a su favor todavía sentía que le faltaba algo. Ella sentía que su vida necesitaba tener más propósito. Se sentía vacía, sola y hambrienta espiritualmente. Ella sabía que necesitaba a Dios en su vida pero no tenía tiempo para El.

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February 01, 2010

Churches Will Target Haiti Relief February 6

Many of the 470 churches Haiti's Adventist members worship in are now in ruins.

A special offering for "Haiti Disaster Relief (SDA)" will be taken on Sabbath, February 6, throughout the North American Division. Instead of ADRA funds which must be used for general needs, this offering will go directly to help devastated Adventist churches and members in Haiti.

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February 01, 2010

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Portland Embraces WWU Nursing Students

February 01, 2010

Last fall, Jonathan Russell, pastor, felt God telling him there was something to be done in Portland, Ore. Not sure how it applied to him, he kept quiet about it. Until he was offered a call. He accepted the position at Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portland, and after his first sermon there a church member approached him with an idea.

Washington Conference Session

February 01, 2010

Notice is hereby given that the 58th Regular Session of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists® will convene in Auburn Adventist Academy Church, Auburn, Washington, on Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 9:30 a.m.