Tenth Annual Brody Award In Wenatchee Church

The Wenatchee Adventist church presented its annual “Brody Award” in a November church service. The first award was given to Elmer and Lila Brody in 1992 for their lifelong commitment to the Wenatchee community through the Adventist Community Service Center. It has evolved in the last ten years to include members of the community who have made a difference in the lives of those around them. This year two groups were recognized.

Cindy Phillippi was honored as one of the founders of The Good Grief Center. This community service focuses on the resolution of children’s grief and extends to the surviving adult relatives, to help them support the healing process. They provide programs for children of all ages, ranges from three to 18.

Also recognized, the Locomotive Ministry inspired by Rod and Gayle Lasher, members of the Wenatchee Church. After seeing an article about a homeless project that Upper Columbia Academy was doing, Gayle and Rod started a project in Wenatchee. Since October 2000 they’ve provided hot meals and sack lunches in the locomotive park every Sabbath afternoon. The group that it serves varies. Today there are 4 committed teams that participate in the program.

Featured in: February 2003