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Gig Harbor Youth Serve, Pray for Their City

May 24, 2017 2:00 pm

Gig Harbor Youth Serve, Pray for Their City “Seek the peace and prosperity of the city … pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Jer. 29:7 On a drizzly Sabbath morning in March, the youth from Washington's Gig Harbor Adventist Fellowship (GHAF) traded the warmth and comfort of their regular meeting room for a wet and chilly walk through downtown Gig Harbor. Instead of their regular Bible study class, they picked up trash from the sidewalks and street gutters, stopping several places along the way to pray for the city. Read more

PAA Students Experience Scripture Through Wisdom Journals

May 24, 2017 10:00 am

PAA Students Experience Scripture Through Wisdom Journals “This week has been stressful,” says Ally Anunciado, a Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) senior. “I have a test that is really worrying me. But I’ve been planning a hike with friends and thinking about it reminds me that soon I’ll get to be in God’s creation. That’s why I drew this.” She shows a simple but beautiful drawing featuring a quote from John Muir about retreating to the mountains. Read more

Essential Suffering

May 23, 2017 4:22 pm

Essential Suffering Nothing heralds a holiday like stores loading their shelves with celebration-specific sweets three months prior to said holiday. The day after Halloween, Christmas candy is placed on display, the day after Christmas we are treated to Valentine’s Day candy, and after V-Day sugary Easter goodness glistens and beckons for us to consume it. My personal favorite is Cadbury’s chocolate eggs. The bite-sized chocolate covered in a crisp candy shell. The texture of that candy shell crunching in my mouth is a delight I wait the entire year for. Read more

My Salvation Army Funeral

May 23, 2017 4:15 pm

My Salvation Army Funeral Blessed are the peacemakers. You never know who will show up at a funeral. Men who normally didn’t attend church listened as I eulogized Scottie, one of the regulars at our daily homeless ministry before he drank himself to death. His buddies were scattered throughout the Salvation Army chapel for the memorial service, along with my clergy colleagues in the community. Scottie was of infinite value to God and to us, I explained to the group. Suddenly, Sam’s drunken hollering interrupted. Read more

Hope Springs Eternal

May 23, 2017 4:11 pm

Hope Springs Eternal I never tire of experiencing life-changing, Holy Spirit-inspired miracles. And miracles are what I witnessed as Shawn Boonstra, Voice of Prophecy speaker and director, presented Jesus Speaks Peace recently at the Washington State Fairgrounds. God moved powerfully during these meetings. Several hundred good interests responded positively, undergirded by many volunteer prayer partners. During the short time I was there, I watched three joyful baptisms. Read more

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