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.
For several years, Project Impact has been synonymous with Idaho's Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS). It is comprised of two words — project, a collaborative effort to achieve a goal, and impact, having a strong effect on someone. Project Impact is an activity started as a way to serve people and organizations right in the community and is an excellent opportunity to honor what God has called His people to do in the Great Commission of Matt. 28:16–20.
Radio station KTSY, broadcasting at 89.5 FM, and Boise Rescue Mission had an over-the-top successful fundraiser at the Village in Meridian dining and shopping center on May 15 and 16, 2018. The fundraiser, Summer of Hope, is all about feeding the hungry during the summer months, especially when the giving is much lower in the summer time.
A small group of church members gathered at the Pocatello (Idaho) Church on Friday evening, Feb. 2, 2018, to participate in a cross-cultural training seminar, led by Monte Church, retired North Pacific Union Conference Native ministries director. The Pocatello Church is near the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, home to the Shoshone-Bannock tribe. Pocatello Church members have for some time had an interest in reaching out to the Native Americans living on the reservation.
Romans 12:13 was a continuing theme for the students, staff, families of Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS), and members of the Cloverdale Church in Boise, Idaho, after learning the needs of one school family.
The events of a Wednesday in January and days to follow would change the life of the Smith* family. “Kyle* is never absent, and I worried that something might be wrong when he didn’t show up for school,” recalls Kyle’s teacher, Stacee Campbell.
Carol and Samantha came to Idaho's Middleton Church for the first time Sept. 20, 2016, after they received a postcard from an It Is Written mailing. They asked for Bible studies and studied with the local pastor, Alvin Schnell, and his wife, Coral, for four months.
Even before they were baptized on Jan. 28, 2017, Carol and Samantha were on fire for the Lord, sharing the gospel and helping those less fortunate than themselves. They are hardworking, caring young women who come into contact with many people through their cleaning business.
Several years ago, Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) accumulated a debt to the Idaho Conference. The debt came during a recession in the economy, and the Idaho Conference was generous enough to carry the school through hard times. Once the school was back on its feet, the school was encumbered with a large debt.
As with most small congregations, the availability of resources for community service activities such as food boxes, clothing for the needy, cash for other needs, etc., is often limited. When the Middleton Church’s Community Services fund reached a low of $14.58 early last year, the director and the board decided a yard/bake sale could be a viable source for adding to the fund.
In 2003, Hope’s Door Shelter in Caldwell, Idaho, began as a response to the horrific murder of Angie Leon at the hands of her abusive husband. The shelter was opened as a sanctuary for victims of domestic violence to seek refuge before more lives could be taken. It is the only domestic shelter from violence specific to women and children in Canyon County and is part of the nonprofit Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV).