News for September 2017

Sunset Lake Camp Hosts Arts Festival

September 30, 2017 / Katie Henderson

Birds chirping, kids laughing and music humming in the background provided a soundtrack to the final week at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash., which featured aquatics, advanced horsemanship and the Festival of the Arts program.

The Festival of the Arts is designed to encourage the musical, artistic and spiritual involvement of children. The program offers many creative outlets, from photography and drama to instrumental, vocal, bell choir, strings and music production.

Bozeman Hosts Messiah's Mansion

September 29, 2017 / Melissa Stuber

How much of your imagination do you use when reading through the Bible? Are you able to picture what it was like to cross the Red Sea on dry ground? What kind of imagery comes to mind when you hear the story of Jericho?

As we read through the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, we have many descriptions of events that took place long ago and some yet to come. For those of us who learn best by visual means, having a life-size model can help bring history to life and give us a glance into a culture we have only read about.

Molalla Holds Cactusville VBS

September 29, 2017 / Helen Shreve

About 25 children attended the evening Vacation Bible School program in June 2017 put on by Cindy Hepler and her team from the Molalla Church in Oregon.

They started each evening at the mine entrance with singing then went to sit on log rounds at the campfire for Bible storees. Cactusville Café was busy serving healthy snacks. At Wildhorse Canyon kids roped a steer, panned for gold, and had wagon and gunny sack races. The children learned to pray and connect with God and answer questions with a nod or shake.

Shine 104.9 Hosts New Outreach

September 28, 2017 / Kathy Marson

Shine 104.9 FM radio hosted its first ever ShineFest in Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane, Wash., Aug. 20, 2017. About 4,500 listeners showed up for an afternoon and evening of testimonies and music from local bands as well as recording artists Matthew West, MercyMe, Matt Maher and Jordan Feliz.

BVAS Students Dream Big

September 28, 2017 / Melanie Lawson

The upper grade students of Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) had the opportunity to dream big when the Dream House project was presented to their class.

The Dream House project is something teacher Simon Chung has incorporated into his curriculum and implements in every classroom.    

The Dream House project is oriented toward STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and incorporates several subjects, including math for calculating area, technology for research, writing skills for creating fliers, and engineering and art for integrating design features.

Water for Life Reaches Milestone

September 27, 2017

Water for Life (WFL) International is happy to announce the completion of 100 wells serving people in remote villages of northwest Guatemala. This milestone was passed at the end of the drilling season in April 2017. This means nearly 30,000 people are drinking water every day as a result of the efforts of this charity based in Spokane, Wash.


September 26, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” — David Augsburger, Caring Enough to Hear and Be Heard

Jim and Jackie are a work in progress. One of the “love languages” dear to Jackie's heart is a partnership with active listening. When she feels heard, she feels loved. It took years for Jim to catch on. But he's figured out she is happiest when she can share her frustrations openly. And he is happiest when she is happy.