News for April 2014

Mid-Columbia Students Travel to Washington D.C.

April 24, 2014 / Joyce Gallentine

A special event takes place every year at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School (MCACS) in Hood River. Peter Hardy, MCACS principal, plans a field trip for his ninth- and 10th-graders to one of two locations, either San Diego, Calif., or Washington, D.C. This year they went to Washington D.C.

A Festival of Inconsistency

April 24, 2014 / Seth Pierce

Several years ago I was at an International Fair hosted by the local community college where diverse groups manned booths in order to inform, convert, sell to or — in the case of the booth where I spent the most time — feed people. I had just finished an ice cream bar when I was asked to hand out flyers promoting upcoming revival meetings at our church to those running the booths.

Sacred Ruts

April 24, 2014 / Martin Weber

During the good old days of the American pioneers, the Oregon Trail was the best route to the great Northwest. But not for long. Better roads and vehicles provided new ways and means of transportation, ultimately resulting in travel on Interstate 86 and Interstate 84.

The mission never changed: “Westward ho!” But methods of achieving it needed constant updating and upgrading. Last year when moving to North Pacific Union from Mid-America Union in Nebraska, Darlene and I didn’t rent a covered wagon. We cruised across the Cascades in our Camry.

Togiak Baptisms, Dedications Expand Church Family

April 22, 2014 / Chad Angasan

In late September 2013, the Williams family asked to have two of their children baptized, so Chad Angasan, Togiak Church pastor, started the Native New Day Bible studies with them. Both Carmen and Corina Williams were happy to get to know Jesus on such an intimate level; they were learning that Jesus doesn’t live in a box some call "church." During these studies, Jesus was becoming a community of friends, a circle of trust and companionship to both of them.

Pathfinders Pay It Forward in Moses Lake

April 22, 2014 / Kathy Marson

Much can be accomplished with volunteer labor. Just ask the teens who volunteered to join a local mission trip, the Teen Pathfinder Mission Adventure. This local outreach to Moses Lake, Wash., began the first Sunday of spring break.

Sandy Church Provides Training and Treats

April 22, 2014 / Veronica Crockett

Lunchtime on March 1 found almost 60 hungry participants enjoying a special afternoon presentation focused on “Plant-Based Comfort Foods.” Dick and Carol Hanson led out, providing lectures, videos and personal experiences. Attendees from two area churches and the community enjoyed grilled “cheese” sandwiches, chips and dips, candy, cobbler and ice cream, and other delicious and healthful samples.

Nampa Man Is Finally Home

April 17, 2014 / Shirley Maxwell

Tom Teague's baptism on March 1 by Chris Evenson, Nampa Church pastor, marked the end of a long spiritual search and the beginning of a new life in Christ. Teague was raised in the Catholic church but left that fellowship after graduating from high school. For 12 years he chose not to embrace any other religious body. After meeting two brothers who were members of Christ’s Church, he was baptized and remained a member for six years.