Milo Enlists In Fire-fighting Effort

September 01, 2002 / Rod Bardell

When a forest fire starts, it takes many people and days of work to put it out.

To work efficiently, they must set up fire camps—as they did in July on the campus of Milo Adventist Academy.

Crews use these camps for making maps, developing strategies, forecasting weather, maintaining vehicles, allocating equipment, and providing hot meals, showers, rest, and sleep facilities for firefighters serving 12-hour shifts. Such camps are ideally set up in large fields, near the fires.

PAA Student Leader Baptized at Graduation

September 01, 2002 / Ann Axt

During Portland Adventist Academy’s (PAA’s) graduation weekend, Senior Class member Katee Hickerson was baptized and joined the Adventist Church.

One of her teachers, Pastor Jim Robertson, performed the ceremony, as her relatives, friends, and classmates looked on.

Hickerson is one of many students who has found deepening religious conviction while attending PAA. For the past seven years, PAA has scheduled once-a-month church services on campus, where students and staff share Jesus with others.

Another KEEP Mystery...Stay Tuned!

September 01, 2002 / Shelley Bacon

Kimberly faced a huge dilemma last Christmas. She wanted the very best for her eight-year-old son Cody. And Cody wanted to stay in his Christian school—wanted to so badly that when Mom asked him what he would like for Christmas, he replied, “I want to stay at Rogers School.”

But an unexpected broken promise had left Kimberly with a large unpaid balance at the school. A decision would have to be made. Cody would have to give up his beloved school with his Christian friends and teachers—unless God worked a miracle.

Cascade Academy Group Tours Historical D.C.

September 01, 2002 / Lauren Brendel

Twenty-three students from Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Wash., recently confronted humidity, blisters, and lots of walking as they studied the nation’s history in Washington, D.C.

Led by Gene and Tonia Roemer, Jim and Tammy Martin, and Mike Prey, they visited FBI headquarters, the Smithsonian, Ford’s Theater, and all major monuments and important buildings.

Eastgate Ponders Lifestyle, Spiritual Gifts, Creation

September 01, 2002 / Shirley Peterson

The Walla Walla, Wash., Eastgate Church recently hosted three sets of seminars—on lifestyle change, spiritual gifts, and creationism.

Dan Ngaruiya conducted the lifestyle seminar each Friday evening for a month.

Ngaruiya, who has a master’s degree in social work, has a passion to be an agent for lifestyle change and featured nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, fresh air, rest, and trust in the program.

MiVoden Singles’ Weekend Energizes Campers

September 01, 2002 / Donna Jepson

Singles from around the Northwest and as far away as North Carolina and Minnesota gathered at Camp MiVoden over Memorial Day Weekend.

They will not soon forget the “Pondering from the Energizer Bunny,” presented by speakers Al and Beth Reimche, from the Oregon Conference, where he serves as vice president for administration.

Omak Church Celebrates 80th Anniversary

September 01, 2002 / Jennifer Hoffpauir

Members and visitors—a crowd of about 150—gathered June 22 in Omak, Wash., to celebrate the church’s 80th anniversary.

Bannered by the theme “Welcome Home,” participants traced the Omak congregation’s history back to 1912, when the first Adventist families began meeting in Conconully and Pine Creek.

Several years later, after meetings by evangelists Cady and Munro, R. H. Martin officially organized the church in 1922.

Wapato’s Camp Lakayxitlama Focuses on The Light

September 01, 2002 / Jeanne Barrett

The All Nations Center’s mission in Wapato, Wash., is “to empower all people toward spiritual, physical, and emotional healing through service to the Creator.” By offering a summer day camp this year, members put that philosophy to work among young people, in a fun and challenging environment. For four weeks, in July and August, a total of 85 children enrolled from the Yakama Reservation, with more than 20 different campers participating each week.