News for June 2015

A Foundation of Belief

June 29, 2015 / John Soule

Adventist Christian education is a necessary foundation for any society to succeed. The values, beliefs and knowledge imparted in the classroom allow Adventist young people to be equipped for their careers and prepared for citizenship in heaven. The failure to educate our young people is equal to failing our society.              

Adventist education is unique in that a lot of the leaders in our church culture have been educated in our system, including our present teachers. When our world church grows and changes, we do not lose the foundation on which we base our beliefs.

Bellevue/Kirkland Sojourners Take First Place at Pathfinder Bible Experience

June 24, 2015 / Teresa Joy

After nearly a year of studying the book of Matthew, memorization and grueling team practice, five Bellevue/Kirkland Sojourners Pathfinders team members score a first place at the North American Division (NAD) finals for Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE), held in Keene, Texas.

“It was a lot of work but all of it was fun,” says 10-year-old Brian Rojas, a fifth-grader and the youngest team member who was competing in the event for the first time. “The only thing I missed was a little homework." He plans to stay with the Sojourners club and compete over the next four years. 

Forest Park Students Grow in Faith

June 18, 2015 / Linda Taber

Excited students from Forest Park Adventist Christian School in Everett, Wash., begin filtering into the Marysville (Wash.) Church early on Sabbath, April 25. On this day the students would see the results from their many hours of preparation. Although nervous, students were ready to present every aspect of the worship service.

Skagit Makes Bread

June 16, 2015 / Aaron Mountain

Discussions may be necessary, but the class of 2017 at Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) in Burlington, Wash., wants action. They wanted to take the classroom discussion and move it to action by giving back to the community.

Run2Educate Features a Day of Run, Fun and Sun

June 12, 2015 / Gina Hubin

More than 150 eager runners and walkers, from ages 2 to 85, lined up on May 3 for a race course that wound through the countryside around rural Auburn and offered many gorgeous views of Mount Rainier.

This picture-perfect day highlighted Run2Educate, a special fundraising event hosted by Buena Vista Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School. The event featured 10K and 5K races and a Kids Fun Run.

Science Becomes 'Full-Contact Sport' at SAA

June 09, 2015 / Aaron Mountain

The Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) science program in Burlington, Wash., became “full-contact” this year as the majority of the school participated in a wide variety of science field trips. The activities ranged from plankton fishing to indoor skydiving. During each field trip, the object was to get a hands-on experience in science.

PSAA Works Hard in Peru

June 09, 2015 / Anika Zebron

After 18 hours of travel, 44 weary travelers from Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) in Kirkland, Wash., stumbled into a misty airport in Iquitos, Peru. They peered out of windows fogged with humidity to get their first glimpse of where they would be spending the next 14 days on a mission and travel adventure with the People of Peru Project (POPP).