July/August 2021

About this issue:

There is nothing ideal about students and teachers forced to cope with remote learning as so many have been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, Adventist education across the Northwest experienced many unexpected blessings despite the challenging learning environment this past year. This issue highlights some of the educational silver linings found amidst the pandemic pain.

More Features

June 30, 2021 | Education | Jay Wintermeyer
Remote learning has challenged students, teachers and parents alike. And yet, these new … read more
June 30, 2021 | Youth
Fourteen Northwest academy students received the $500 Caring Heart Award scholarship … read more

Editorial

July 03, 2021 | Education | Dennis Plubell
A monumental event like the coronavirus pandemic changes our individual and community … read more

North Pacific Union

The North Pacific Union Conference executive committee recently voted to focus more … read more

Perspective

“Are you having a midlife crisis?” my co-worker asked. That’s kind of personal, I … read more

Perspective

July 01, 2021 | perspective | LaVonne Long
When I was 7 years old, my parents began attending a Seventh-day Adventist Church … read more

Perspective

June 28, 2021 | perspective | Kevin McGill
There is no fear in love because perfect love casts out all fear …. — 1 John 4:18 Our … read more

News

Acción

July 04, 2021 | Church
Undoubtedly, the last year has been a dark chapter in history. Hundreds of thousands of … read more

Acción

July 04, 2021 | Church
Sin duda alguna, podríamos decir que el ultimo año ha sido un capítulo oscuro en … read more

Adventist Health

June 24, 2021 | Health | C.J. Anderson
The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly difficult for the people on the front … read more

Alaska Conference

July 01, 2021 | Education | Jane Bador
What can get students excited to read? Have a reading marathon! Golden Heart Christian … read more

Alaska Conference

June 29, 2021 | Education | Jim Jensen
Students, family and faculty gathered May 25, 2021 to celebrate the first graduating … read more

Alaska Conference

June 26, 2021 | Church | Tandi Perkins
“Please pray for my family!” “Wishing everyone a happy Sabbath. Any prayer requests?” “ … read more

Idaho Conference

July 09, 2021 | Church | Cheri Gatton
It’s exciting and humbling to dedicate something to the Lord. May 1, 2021, was a … read more

Idaho Conference

July 06, 2021 | Church | Jay Wintermeyer
The Idaho conference has plans in place for a major membership drive in the fall of … read more

Idaho Conference

July 02, 2021 | Education | Marta Stone
Last school year, at Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho, Ever Perez, Bible … read more

Idaho Conference

June 28, 2021 | Education | Melanie Lawson
Boise Valley Adventist School in Boise, Idaho, marked the end of an era with the … read more

Montana Conference

June 25, 2021 | Youth | Renae Young
Inspirational stories of our youth shared in public platforms of the Adventist church … read more

Montana Conference

June 18, 2021 | Education | Maurita Crew
Sometimes our plans don’t match up with God’s plans. As the population grew in the … read more

North Pacific Union

The North Pacific Union Conference executive committee recently voted to focus more … read more

Oregon Conference

July 10, 2021 | Education | Tiarra Wood
As the 2020–2021 school year approached, pandemic uncertainty worried teachers and … read more

Oregon Conference

July 08, 2021 | Education | Christina Orozco-Acosta, et al.
At Tualatin Valley Academy in Hillsboro, Oregon, students are learning life skills are … read more

Oregon Conference

July 06, 2021 | Education | James Hall
To say the 2020–2021 school year was anything but a wild roller coaster would be doing … read more

Oregon Conference

July 05, 2021 | Education | Andrea Jackson
At Roseburg Christian Academy in Roseburg, Oregon, the sustaining catch phrase of the … read more

Oregon Conference

July 03, 2021 | Education | Liesl Vistaunet
Portland Adventist Academy senior Keeley Phillips hopes to do a lot of kayaking this … read more

Oregon Conference

July 02, 2021 | Education | Jenny Neil
Did you know one in five kids in central Oregon experiences food insecurity? During … read more

Oregon Conference

June 29, 2021 | Education | Nancy Reed
Due to a variety of circumstances, Scappoose Adventist School in Scappoose, Oregon, … read more

Oregon Conference

June 26, 2021 | Education | Larry Hiday
Biology students from Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Washington, … read more

Oregon Conference

June 18, 2021 | Education | Rodney Janssen
Since the start of Livingstone Adventist Academy in 1898, the mission has been to teach … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 09, 2021 | Education | Donivan Andregg
Schools navigated the COVID-19 disappointments and struggles with flexibility and … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 07, 2021 | Education | Becky Caswell
Car doors flew open and Harris Junior Academy third-eigth graders tumbled into the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 04, 2021 | Education | Makena Horton
Students, teachers and volunteers gathered at Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 02, 2021 | Education | Dustin Jones
The Upper Columbia Academy board and Upper Columbia Conference welcome Jeff “P.J.” … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 01, 2021 | Church | Makena Horton
The Spokane Slavic Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Spokane, Washington, has seen … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 28, 2021 | Youth | Makena Horton
The COVID-19 pandemic has created multiple unprecedented circumstances. While some are … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 24, 2021 | Education | Cliff Dolph
Walla Walla Valley Academy’s National Honor Society led the student body in putting … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 24, 2021 | Church | Patti Schultz
Reflecting on this difficult past year, the Coeur d’Alene Adventist Church members … read more

Walla Walla University

July 06, 2021 | Education | Kim Strobel
A new class offered by the Walla Walla University School of Business and in partnership … read more

Walla Walla University

July 03, 2021 | Education | Jodi Wagner
You may notice new faces on your church’s ministerial team, thanks to two programs … read more

Washington Conference

July 10, 2021 | Education
Auburn Adventist Academy, in Auburn, Washington, is also a home for many students. This … read more

Washington Conference

July 07, 2021 | Education | Daniel Patton
Lewis County Adventist School, in Chehalis, Washington, has a new face behind the … read more

Washington Conference

July 06, 2021 | Education | Adria Hay
“And our prayer request is that we make it through the school year without having to go … read more

Washington Conference

July 05, 2021 | Education | Craig Mattson
Baker View Christian School in Bellingham, Washington, closed its doors three years ago … read more

Washington Conference

July 04, 2021 | Education | Rachele Deininger
The theme at Kitsap Adventist Christian School in Bremerton, Washington, last school … read more

Washington Conference

July 01, 2021 | Education | Josephine Baird-Nye
In a year of uncertainty and canceled plans, the faculty and staff of Puget Sound … read more

Washington Conference

June 30, 2021 | Education | David Morgan
At Buena Vista Seventh-day Adventist School in Auburn, Washington, first grade teacher … read more

Washington Conference

June 27, 2021 | Education
Music is an integral part of learning at Olympia Christian School, in Olympia, … read more