January/February 2022

About this issue:

Many parents and students feel pressure when making education choices. Sometimes, the simplest gestures or the grandest miracles can show God’s calling. In this issue, discover 10 reasons Adventist Education is a good choice. Also, meet six students who felt guided to Walla Walla University on their unique path to Adventist education.

More Features

December 25, 2021 | Education | Jay Wintermeyer
Adventist education provides families and students with a robust learning platform. … read more
December 25, 2021 | Education | Ingrid Slikkers
Psychologists frequently use the words “toxic stress” to describe what prolonged … read more
December 25, 2021 | Education | Carly Haeger
Imagine you're in a doctor’s exam room. You see an exhausted middle-aged woman walk in … read more
December 25, 2021 | Education | Becky Meharry
The Adventist educational system serves more than 1.9 million students each year. We've … read more

Editorial

December 21, 2021 | Church | John Freedman
For many years, I've done a review of my life on New Year's Day. Like many people, I’ve … read more

North Pacific Union

November 01, 2021 | Church | Jay Wintermeyer
More than two hundred people gathered at the Wenatchee Adventist Church Saturday, Oct. … read more

Perspective

December 24, 2021 | Education | LaVonne Long
Adventist education is very special to me and my family. Honestly, it changed my family … read more

Perspective

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world,” said Austrian-British … read more

Perspective

December 22, 2021 | Church | Kevin McGill
"He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to … read more

News

Acción

Despite the cloud of COVID-19 still hanging over our churches, more than 40 individuals … read more

Adventist Health

December 22, 2021 | Health | Kim Strobel
Adventist Health Board Chair John Freedman announced in October that Kerry Heinrich … read more

Alaska Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Wendell Downs
On July 24, 2021, during the Sabbath morning offering appeal, Alaska Conference camp … read more

Alaska Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Cindy Dasher
Golden Heart Christian School in Fairbanks, Alaska has been operating since the 1950s. … read more

Alaska Conference

December 15, 2021 | Education | Karen Carlton
On Sept. 24, 2021, the entire student body from Amazing Grace Academy in Palmer, Alaska … read more

Idaho Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Brendy Lindsay
Enterprise Christian School in Enterprise, Oregon, a small school in a rural area, … read more

Idaho Conference

December 22, 2021 | Mission and Outreach | Don Klinger
The Holy Spirit is being poured out in the Idaho Conference through Operation … read more

Idaho Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Marta Stone
Lacy Huston, a Gem State Adventist Academy senior, came to the boarding school as a … read more

Montana Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Matthew Lukens
For me, weekends are an oasis from the regular grind of the week. One particular … read more

Montana Conference

December 22, 2021 | Mission and Outreach | Kate Humphrey
On Oct. 1, 2021, Montana's Townsend Church hosted a free vision care clinic called … read more

North Pacific Union

November 01, 2021 | Church | Jay Wintermeyer
More than two hundred people gathered at the Wenatchee Adventist Church Saturday, Oct. … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Larry Hiday
At the heart of the Columbia Adventist Academy campus is a water tower. But the true … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Marla Danielson
The Forest Grove Church in Oregon drew closer to God and each through the many … read more

Oregon Conference

The sudden closure of churches throughout Oregon in March of 2020, due to the deadly … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Mission and Outreach | Don Surrett
Several members of the La Pine Church have found a creative way to give to those in … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Sean Kootsey
“But it happened so long ago.” “The textbook is so boring.” These are not uncommon … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Jana Edige
On Nov. 10, 2021, in honor of Veterans Day, Madras Christian School students were … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Jennifer Burkes, et al.
The Grants Pass Adventist School recently welcomed Shirley Allen, Oregon Conference … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Melinda Holland
The halls rang with laughter and conversation at Pleasant Valley Church on Saturday … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Katrina Koch
Nearly every October for the last 25 years, Livingstone Adventist Academy students have … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Amanda Nawara
In the Fall of 2017, the Oregon Department of Transportation informed Central Valley … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Jonathan Russell
On Oct. 21, 2021, the Oregon Conference Executive Committee elected Pastor Jana Lee as … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Dick Duerksen
“We’ve been looking for a new way to get involved with our community,” said Roscoe … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church
The Albany Church was blessed to host a series of evangelistic seminars during the … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Jonathan Russell
Twelve-year-old Shirley Giles looked around her church, marveling at the adults who had … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Jonathan Russell
On Oct. 21, 2021, the Oregon Conference Executive Committee took the following … read more

Oregon Conference

December 15, 2021 | Education | Andrea Jackson
The clucking sounds of chickens float on the breeze outside the kindergarten classroom … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 06, 2022 | Mission and Outreach | Makena Horton
Shine 104.9 (KEEH) raised $258,752 at their annual Fall Sharathon event in October 2021 … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Michael Lee
Stephanie Gonzales was standing in line at Subway ordering lunch one afternoon, when … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Kristy Plata
The past couple of years have been a long exercise in persistence and resourcefulness. … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Monte Fisher
In October 2021, Palisades Christian Academy in Spokane, Washington, held a ribbon … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Andrew Bigelow
Following the 2019–20 school year and the impacts of COVID-19, the Yakima Adventist … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Holley Bryant
Rogers Adventist School organizers were at the Martin Field Track setting up for a … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

When teachers Dave and Ulena Robinson came to Goldendale Adventist Christian School in … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church
The Davenport Church's "Showers of Blessings" booth won a blue ribbon at the Hunters … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Terry McLeod
During the last weekend of September, Summit Northwest Ministries held their second … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Cathy Law
The Kamiah Church in Idaho presented Journey out of Darkness and Into the Light, a … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 06, 2021 | Church | Makena Horton
After much prayer and waiting on the Lord, David Jamieson, Church of the Valley pastor … read more

Washington Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
Have you noticed that attendance is significantly down in your local church? You aren’t … read more

Washington Conference

December 22, 2021 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
Washington Conference is pleased to introduce two ministry leaders: Derek Lane as … read more

Washington Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Mary Ann Barrett
Baker View Christian School in Bellingham, Washington has experienced an incredible … read more

Washington Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Josephine Baird
Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, Puget Sound Adventist Academy, in … read more

Washington Conference

December 22, 2021 | Education | Mercy Mvundura
Lewis County Adventist School, located in Chehalis, Wash., is witnessing a 20% … read more

Washington Conference

December 22, 2021 | Mission and Outreach | Regina Beal
Like most churches, the Startup Church in Sultan, Wash., was challenged by pandemic … read more

Washington Conference

December 15, 2021 | Education | LaVonne Long
It's already the third school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's not been easy. In … read more

Washington Conference

December 15, 2021 | Education | Lucille Nelson
Recently, a class from the Forest Park Adventist Christian School walked to a nearby … read more

Washington Conference

November 16, 2021 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
Church planters have audacious dreams: where there are currently 7,000 Adventist … read more