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Bible Readings for June 2023
Teach Your Children to Pray
Baumgartner to Lead NPUC Communication Team
former Upper Columbia Conference executive secretary
By Doug Johnson
Northwestern Adventism Timeline
Charles L. Boyd Taking Adventism to the Puget Sound
When Isaac Van Horn, the Northwest’s first Adventist minister, left the region the denominational leaders asked Charles L. Boyd to take his place as president of the North Pacific Conference with its five churches and 123 members. Boyd was previou...
A Missionary Family for the Northwest Isaac and Adelia Van Horn
A small group of Seventh-day Adventists formed in the Walla Walla Valley in the late 1860s. Because they were nearly 1,000 miles from the nearest Adventist church or minister, they soon wrote the headquarters of the young denomination requesting a...
Harold L. Wood Missionary to Alaska
Around the turn of the century, a number of Seventh-day Adventists traveled to Alaska to find wealth and adventure. Walter Sutherland, fourth president of Walla Walla College, along with Theodore Andrews, a teacher at the college, quit their jobs ...
Caroline Maxson Wood A Gifted Musician in a Remote Frontier
At the young age of 16, Caroline Maxson married James Franklin Wood and the newlyweds along with Caroline’s parents, Stephen and Lois Maxson, moved to the frontier of Nebraska. In 1859, the two families purchased covered wagons and headed to the P...
Alonzo T. Jones From Indian Fighter to Adventist Preacher
At the age of 20, Alonzo T. Jones left his home in Rockhill, Ohio, and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in the Southwest before being transferred to Fort Vancouver in the Northwest. In January 1873, his company was transferred to northern...
Pioneer Minister in the Northwest Daniel T. Fero
During the 1870s and 1880s, the General Conference transferred at least 12 ministers from the East to the Pacific Northwest to help establish an Adventist presence in this remote mission field. A few of these missionary ministers were Isaac Van Ho...
Thomas H. Starbuck Early Willamette Valley Leader
The spread of the Adventist message throughout the Pacific Northwest can be traced back to the blessings of God and the dedication and hard work of individuals like Thomas H. Starbuck. Through his life he served as a church elder, builder of both ...
Helen Conard Early Adventist Educator
Whether you live in the Willamette Valley, the interior of Alaska, downtown Seattle or eastern Montana, chances are you spent several years in a small town in eastern Washington called College Place. The reason is simple—Walla Walla College.
J.W. Watt Taking Adventism to the Big Sky Country
By the mid-1880s, the Seventh-day Adventist Church had established a presence in the eastern (Great Plains) and western (West Coast) portions of the American West, but was just beginning to target the more challenging regions—like the Catholic-dom...