News for October 2016

Adventist Mission Alive and Well in Helena

October 25, 2016 / Carol Hudson

The Helena Church held a Hope in the Word evangelistic seminar March 17–April 29, 2016. Ben Moore, Helena Church pastor, presented 25 sermons covering Adventist doctrine and coming events.

More than 80 people attended the opening meeting. By the third night, the attendance rose to 83.

Construction Begins on Long Creek Church

October 25, 2016 / Leland Spencer

The new Long Creek (Ore.) Church construction seemed more real on Aug. 2, 2016, than any time during the preceding months of preparation and discussion. Kelly Kilby at the controls of his 305 CR Caterpillar excavator took the first bite of dirt for the digging of the foundation.

Several were on hand to witness the event. As the digging progressed, local citizens and church members have come by to cheer on the work and assist with building concrete forms and free advice.

Matriarch of the Pullman Church Turns 99

October 25, 2016

Gail Sampson celebrated her 99th birthday July 30 at her longtime home in Pullman, Wash. Though no longer able to attend church, she keeps up with what is going on, prays for church and community members, and freely gives her opinion on church and community matters.

Meridian Member Named National Merit Finalist

October 25, 2016

Justin Daniel Wiley, son of Craig and Cheryl Wiley of Caldwell, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Justin served as senior class president of and graduated with the class of 2016 from Fountainview Academy in British Columbia, Canada.

He will attend Andrews University under a full-tuition scholarship, majoring in mechanical engineering. Justin enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing, wakeboarding, playing the cello, HAM radio and all things related to aviation.

Cheryl Wiley, Meridian Church member

Medford Church Celebrates Birthdays, Summer and Baptisms

October 25, 2016 / Valerie Lepage

A special evening took place on June 12 at the Medford Church to celebrate 21 of church members who have reached and exceeded a milestone of 90 years of life. Honorees included: Harold Ballard, 91; Arlean Bechtel, 91; Margaret Blankenship, 93; Dorothea Bom, 92; Burnadine Bratton, 90; Gladys Burrill, 97; Betty Derrick, 94; Marian Dewey, 94; Verna Easton, 97; Cliff Fellows, 93; Maxine Fellows, 93; Clarence Hayward, 91; Marian Isaac, 97; Dora McKinnis, 94; Bert Mehling, 90; Eugene Mitchell, 90; Bertie Shollenburg, 90; Alma Sizemore, 92; Doris Stringer, 94; Clara Tall, 92; and Ruth Weir, 91.

Q and A With Auburn's Principal

October 25, 2016

Every new school year brings anticipation and excitement, and this is particularly true for the 97th school year at Auburn Adventist Academy. Principal John Soulé shares a few highlights in this beginning-of-the-year interview.

Who is new to Auburn’s team?

Brian Barnhurst comes from California and brings certifications in math, welding, industrial technology and automotive technology. This allows Barnhurst to train and certify students so they can be workplace-ready.

Sunset Lake Welcomes International Campers

October 25, 2016 / David Yeagley

It was Julie’s first time at camp. She had traveled from China, halfway around the world, to attend a week at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson. She was one of nearly 100 students who attended the camp as a part of a cultural exchange program sponsored in part by the Washington International Student Experience (WISE) program.

For Julie, the experience was overwhelming. She seldom smiled and showed little emotion. For most of the week, she never spoke more than a single word of English at a time. Her counselor wondered if anything was getting through.

Cottage Grove Opens New School

October 25, 2016

It was near the end of the 2014 school year that the members of the Cottage Grove Church began envisioning having an elementary school. It had been more than 30 years since an Adventist school had been operated in Cottage Grove. With no Christian options past kindergarten available in the community, it was time to change that.