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.
“Do you want a truck?” That was a question I had never been asked before. I had the idea in the back of my mind for some time — the idea to fix up a vehicle to give to someone in our community — but didn’t know how to go about it. Then the Lord dropped the opportunity in our lap.
A member of our church family moved to another city and offered the church a truck. He thought maybe someone could use it. It was an old work truck that had seen its better days, but we accepted it and took on the challenge of fixing it up to give away.
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.