Long ago, on the Judean hills surrounding the city of Bethlehem, a small group of blue-collar laborers were on the night shift. Conscientious, curious and honest, they believed in God and hoped for the soon coming deliverer of Israel. On this night, God granted them the privilege of being a part of the most important story in the universe.
Everett (Wash.) Indonesian American Church was excited to host a community Bible prophecy seminar in September 2018.
Each Friday night during a vespers-style program, Eddy Saerang, Everett Indonesian Church personal ministry leader, led his audience through four chapters of Daniel.
Virginia Elaine Webb was baptized Oct. 6, 2018, in the Falls City Church by Lary Brown, pastor. It was a very special day, as her 95-year-old mother, who had prayed for her all her life and was from the Palmer (Alaska) Church, was present along with all four of Webb's children with their families.
Singing “When the Saints Go Marching In” with gusto and with rhythm instruments in hand, children of the Bellingham, Wash., area enter a local rehabilitation center. They gather into formation and then offer to share their instruments with the residents so they too can sing and play along.
When Greg Griffitts got into the patrol car for the first time in Hermiston, Ore., he didn’t know he’d be sitting in many more police vehicles in the future. After all, it’s not the most common hangout for an Adventist pastor.
Almost five years ago, Griffitts was approached by another pastor friend who had been serving as a police chaplain. “Greg, I think you would really enjoy chaplaincy,” his friend said.
The Trout Creek (Mont.) Church annual harvest party was held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2018, at Ray Langford’s ranch. The community was invited to give church members an opportunity to get to know their neighbors and learn how we can meet their needs. More than 100 attended from the surrounding area, some from as far away as 80 miles.
Students enrolled in Spanish classes at Oregon’s Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) celebrated Hispanic Heritage and Cultures Month (mid-September through mid-October) through events, contests and special cultural experiences supported by the school’s chapter of the national Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH), an honor society for students learning Spanish.