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Solid on the Sabbath

November 01, 2002

Jonathan and Laura Griffith took a bold stand for the Sabbath that nearly cost him his job at Honeywell Electronics. But through much prayer and the help of the North Pacific Union Conference Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department, he was able not only to keep his job and the Sabbath, but was assigned the daytime shift he had always wanted.

New Member in Newport

November 01, 2002

Pastor Lenny Atkins recently baptized Cherie Hargrave and Lisa Malakowsky at the Newport, Wash., Church.

Already a member in good standing, Hargrave wished to recommit her life to Christ. A new convert to Adventism, Malakowsky diligently studied the Bible for some time with local member Charlene Furman and the Atkinses. •

Nothing Impossible

November 01, 2002 / Jana Gardner

St. Maries, Idaho, Adventist Church members recently celebrated the baptism of Guy Gardner, on the banks of the beautiful St. Joe River.

For the past three years, Gardner had been studying the Amazing Facts Bible Studies and learning from church members about the love of God.

Student Literature Evangelists Help Change Lives

November 01, 2002 / Tara Vinyard

Thirty-one students this summer took to the streets of Tacoma and Olympia, Wash. As members of Western Washington Youth Challenge, a summer magabook-sales ministry, participants lived out the Great Commission by taking the gospel door-to-door, teaching prophecy seminars, and offering church services.

At the beginning of the summer, the team developed a mission statement to guide it in spreading the gospel: “Continually surrender ourselves to God. Connect those in spiritual need to Jesus. Inspire believers to a life of service.”

WindWorks Fellowship Maintains High Profile in Olympia

November 01, 2002 / Dennis McKown

On Saturday, July 20, WindWorks Fellowship of Seventh-day Adventists took to the streets of Olympia and handed out more than 1,700 bottles of chilled water, prior to the annual Lakefair Parade.

On a day when temperatures reached the mid-80s, the water received a tremendous response from awaiting spectators. Each bottle had a label that read: “Yes...it really is free! We hope this small gift brings some light into your day. It’s a simple way of saying that God loves you —no strings attached!”

Washington Conference Elects Bing as Administration VP

November 01, 2002 / Phil White

The Washington Conference Executive Committee has elected Doug Bing vice president for administration, a position vacated when John Freedman was elected president.

Bing is a 1986 graduate of Union College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in theology and a bachelor of science degree in business. He received a master of divinity degree from Andrews University in 1988.

Chehalis Members Dedicate New Church

November 01, 2002 / Harley Miller

Chehalis, Wash., members have dedicated their new church building.

Participating in the mortgage shredding were Loren Cooper, head elder, and Mark Remboldt, Washington Conference vice president for finance.

Construction on the seven-acre site two miles west of Chehalis began under the direction of William Hammond and Tex Ladish, building committee chairman and construction superintendent, in spring of 1994.

Reflections on September 11

November 01, 2002 / Michele Engle

“It’s Sept. 11—a year later. Am I distraught? Does the memory of Terrible Tuesday haunt me? No, and why? Because I have seen the glory of the American people tonight. I have seen the glory of God upon His children.