Trout Creek Church Sponsors Annual Harvest Party

January 12, 2019 / Martha Petty / Church, Trout Creek

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.

Cracker's Family

Cracker was born 38 years ago to a homeless couple. Born on a street, in a corner by the door of an abandoned building. He entered the world with nothing, except bright red hair and brilliant white skin.

Cracker’s not his real name, but it's the name he uses in the street.

Cracker came to our church because we’re planted on the street. One wall has windows that look right out into the sidewalk. Our floor is old linoleum, and our chairs are plastic. We serve coffee and tea in paper cups and delicious-looking treats on small paper plates.

PAA Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

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.

Our Greatest Sin

“Thank God Almighty, we're free at last!"

Who could forget that stirring declaration of Martin Luther King Jr., born 90 years ago this January? King’s speech inspired a cheering crowd of one-quarter million in our nation’s capital. Their march on Washington is a landmark of American history and a big reason to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which this year falls on Jan. 21.

Pathfinders Learn of God's Reckless Love

January 11, 2019 / Pathfinders, Love, Youth

It was my first camporee. Not only was this my first camporee, it was my first Pathfinder event period.

Having never been a Pathfinder, I really wasn’t sure what to expect in our gathering at Camp Fife near Goose Prairie, Wash. I had this vision in my head of strict uniforms and marching (which I’m told comes at Pathfinder Fair). However, what I actually saw was groups of kids from a wide variety of backgrounds enjoying nature and learning about Christ.

WWU Nursing Professor Presents Lecture About Chronic Pain

January 11, 2019 / Kim Strobel / Education, lecture

Kari Firestone, Walla Walla University (WWU) professor of nursing and associate dean of the WWU School of Nursing, presented the annual WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecture in November on the WWU campus.

Firestone’s lecture, “Lost voices: A biopsychosocial perspective on chronic pain,” addressed the significant health problem of chronic pain in the United States and issues such as what is chronic pain; can thoughts, emotions and behaviors really influence pain; and how can we challenge long-held assumptions about chronic pain and approaches to treatment.

Is God Casting His Vote?

January 10, 2019 / Stan Hudson / Church, ordination

I, like you, have been fascinated to watch the various machinations within our church over the ordination of women. Americans love a good fight, especially when the cause is a righteous one. Of course, all sides in this are righteous. Hmmm ... .

Women Gather in Redmond for Retreat

Women from the Northwest attended the Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat Oct. 12–14, 2018, at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Ore.

“Up From the Ordinary” was the theme for this year’s retreat with Jean Boonstra, Voice of Prophecy associate speaker, as the keynote speaker telling stories of unordinary women in the Bible who were used by God to do extraordinary missions.