The roar of the 15-member West Palm Beach (Fla.) Pathfinders drum corps heralded the entrance of Oregon’s Pleasant Valley Pathfinders color guard as they prepared to perform the first-ever flag presentation and posting for the 2018 North American Division-level Pathfinder Bible Experience (NAD PBE) event, held April 21 in Florida.
Led by teen Pathfinder Timothy Fullard-Leo, the color guard was part of the three PBE teams from Pleasant Valley Church, each of which qualified for the largest NAD PBE ever. This year’s PBE focused on the books of Esther and Daniel.
The 2017–18 school year focused on impacting others — at least for middle-grade students at Central Valley Christian School in Tangent, Ore. This year, Central Valley’s 16 fifth- through eighth-grade students collaborated with other classrooms in their school, with constituent churches, and with organizations locally and internationally to impact those most vulnerable among us: children.
The Stayton (Ore.) Church's amateur (ham) radio class ended on March 22, 2018, by adding six new technician class licenses, with the possibility of seven others to follow on future exam dates. Everyone had a great time, and we learned a lot. Some are even looking forward to the next step, the general license, so that they can gain access to additional radio band privileges.
Next comes some radio equipment, lots of practice, and a communication future that includes fun and community service.
Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., hosted its first STEM Camp April 15–17, 2018. Students in grades seven through 10 from around the Oregon Conference spent three days at Milo focusing on workshops and presentations related to science, technology, engineering and math.
For about 1,400 years, the Jewish people had celebrated the Passover on an annual basis — sometimes regularly and faithfully, sometimes not. The grand event was intended to be both a reminder of deliverance from slavery in Egypt and a foreshadowing of the gift of God’s Lamb as a sacrifice for sins. But did the Jews understand?
While on Earth, Jesus had repeatedly tried to help the disciples understand what was going to happen; twice He had foretold He would be betrayed into the hands of His enemies and be crucified, but He would rise from the dead on the third day.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This perspective from Lincoln City, Ore., no doubt echoes the sentiments of Adventist teachers all across the Northwest. It is yet another reason why we honor and respect dedicated Adventist educators who understand their mission is the Great Commission.
Maria Bibb, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) international student program director, knows her students learn English best when they interact with American students in casual and fun ways. That’s why she established an international student mentorship club. This year, the club is building friendships between 35 international students and 50 American students.
The North Valley Church garden in Merlin, Ore., was bursting April 8–10, 2018, with gardeners ready to learn and absorb special gardening techniques from master gardener Lynn Hoag from Sun Country Gardens in Placerville, Calif.