News for July 2012

Vancouver Hosts 'Hands On' Gardening Workshop

August 01, 2012 / Marilyn Puccinelli

Master gardener and agriculturist Lynn Hoag, who operates and has made a lifelong study and practice of Ellen White's planting methods, held a "Hands On" Gardening Workshop at the request of the Vancouver (Wash.) Adventist Community Church, May 20–23.

Despite a rainy day, more than 70 attended this outreach ministry, including church members, community members and children.

Grants Pass Celebrates Baptisms

August 01, 2012 / Jennifer Burkes

The Grants Pass (Ore.) Church celebrated six baptisms on May 5. Family and friends filled the sanctuary on a beautiful Sabbath morning to witness this blessing. Marvin Clark, pastor, performed the baptisms, providing a brief story about each baptismal candidate.

Peter Cousland was invited by a friend to church one Sabbath. He quickly saw the love and truth for which he had been searching and now thanks Jesus for never leaving or forsaking him.

God Blesses Investment Project

August 01, 2012 / Irene Hill

Luther Behney shared one Sabbath that he had been discouraged with his investment project. He couldn't seem to raise any money for missions. He had a few cans in his house and decided to collect some more to raise a few cents for Jesus.

While visiting his wife one day at the Hood River (Ore.) Care Center, he saw many cans being thrown away. As Behney picked up the discarded cans, a worker asked him if he wanted a "few more." Behney gladly accepted.

From Disaster to a Man of Purpose

August 01, 2012 / Sharon Mathiesen

As Lynn Bryson, a long-time McMinnville (Ore.) Church pastor, walked into the seminary building of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., this spring, his mind flashed back to March 26, 1986, when he was a 24-year-old seminary student on a mission trip to Mexico.

A Very Special Graduate Gets Diploma at Last

August 01, 2012 / Liesl Vistaunet

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) opened its doors as the Doremus Union School for the first time in the fall of 1910 in Portland, Ore. Two months later, a child was born to the young Blair family.

They named him Orville Blair. When he was ready for school, the family made sacrifices in order to give him an Adventist education.