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Beccai Called to Ministry

October 31, 2018 / Katie Henderson

Andreas Beccai never envisioned himself becoming a pastor, even though the Holy Spirit kept nudging him in that direction.

Born in Accra, Ghana, Beccai moved to Reading, England, at age 7 with his family. Intending to go into a different career field, he earned a law and business undergraduate degree from Keele University in Staffordshire. After graduation, Beccai visited with a Christian entrepreneur he had known, and the man told him how he’d always envisioned Beccai as a pastor. Those words rekindled the Holy Spirit's prompts.

KMEI-FM Comes Back to Life

October 30, 2018 / Cathy Law

KMEI 97.3 FM, was established by dedicated church members and God's blessing in Kamiah, Idaho, in 2005. Destroyed by a wildfire in 2015, the station has been raised from the ashes.  

Nursing Student Gets Big Surprise

October 30, 2018 / Martin Casper

The Cloverdale Church in Boise, Idaho, along with the Mace family, stunned one of their members by providing her with a new car on May 19, 2018.

Troy Haagenson, Cloverdale Church pastor, had just finished leading an inspiring Sabbath service. People had assembled outside the church, in excited anticipation of witnessing how God had led with one of our own members in need.

Big Lake Gets Blessed by U.S. Marines

October 29, 2018 / Dick Duerksen

One hot afternoon last summer a couple of U.S. Marines showed up at the front gate of Big Lake Youth Camp in Sisters, Ore., with a request: “Our platoon is working on a project over at Fish Lake this month. The team is hot and tired. Is there any chance we could come over and have a barbecue on your beach as a day off?”

“Our camp culture says that we try to find ways to say yes,” says Les Zollbrecht, Big Lake Youth Camp director. “That’s what we do — find a way to say yes so everyone can experience a love so compelling.”

Pathfinders Discover Talents for Ministry

October 29, 2018 / Katie Henderson

How are you using your individual talents for ministry? More than 400 Pathfinders at the Washington Conference Camporee held at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson were challenged to explore how they can use their individual talents for ministry. Camporee coincided with the World Pathfinder Day and 68th anniversary of Pathfinders.

A Mission Lesson From Adventist Health

October 23, 2018 / John Freedman

Adventist Health leadership, staff and employees are ministers for Christ in our Seventh-day Adventist Church. Adventist Health, our partner in ministry, has committed and dedicated itself to be one of the best health care delivery systems in its territory. This lofty goal has pushed the organization to make many changes on its journey toward excellence.

GC Executive Committee Approves Compliance Process

October 16, 2018

During its Annual Council business meeting on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, the General Conference (GC) executive committee voted 185 to 124 (with two abstentions) to approve a plan to seek uniform policy compliance throughout the world church.

Oregon Conference Requests GC Adherence to Tithe Policy

October 05, 2018

A letter sent October 2, 2018, to the General Conference (GC) by the Oregon Conference requests that world church leadership adhere to approved policy regarding tithe funds returned directly to the GC. The letter from Dan Linrud, Oregon Conference president, to Ted N.C. Wilson, GC president, is in response to a directive action taken by the Oregon Conference Executive Committee on Aug. 30.