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A New Church Grows in Maple Valley

Jul 15, 2014 12:24 pm

A New Church Grows in Maple Valley Nemaia Faletogo felt God calling him to present a Bible prophecy seminar for his church in Burien last fall. God kept prompting him to do something more, in addition to his full-time job, and he began planting a church in Maple Valley with a core group of five families. Maple Valley Church began on March 1. By March 14, members began their first Bible prophecy series. From a handful of people who initially attended this church, this growing congregation now has 35–40 people regularly attending church services. Read more

Sherwood Trust Awards $20,000 to KGTS

Jul 15, 2014 12:24 pm

Sherwood Trust Awards $20,000 to KGTS A gift from Sherwood Trust caps a major initiative to improve the broadcast of KGTS, the network hub for Positive Life Radio. The Walla Walla, Wash., foundation granted $20,000 to the Walla Walla University radio station to purchase and install two antennas on Pikes Peak, which overlooks the Walla Walla Valley from the Oregon side. These improvements will bring broadcast transmission up to current industry standard.  Read more

Graduate Earns Second WWU Degree 75 Years After First

Jul 15, 2014 12:24 pm

Graduate Earns Second WWU Degree 75 Years After First Walla Walla University's oldest student ever received an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in history during the June 14 commencement ceremony. Effie Pampaian, a 1939 WWU graduate, has been attending university classes since 1999. University president John McVay presented Pampaian with a diploma, congratulating her in front of an audience of more than 400 fellow graduates plus family and friends attending the outdoor ceremony. In addition to the distinction of being WWU's oldest student at age 104, she was also WWU's first female theology graduate. Read more

Medford Church Women’s Ministry Holds Annual Tea

Jul 13, 2014 1:37 pm

Medford Church Women’s Ministry Holds Annual Tea Every year the women, teens and girls of the Medford Church and their friends gather for uplifting fellowship, beautiful music and scrumptious food. Accordingly, Medford Church women’s ministry held its annual ladies' tea on May 4. The theme this year was "Musical Hearts." Thirty of the approximately 135 attendees were non-Adventist. Three brave men even dressed up all the way to red bow ties to escort guests to their table and handle the sound system. Read more

Is Camp Meeting Worth It?

Jul 13, 2014 1:37 pm

Is Camp Meeting Worth It? Amid the pre-camp meeting duties, I was sitting in the new Upper Columbia Academy cafeteria enjoying the great food when a discussion started between two pastors at my table about whether or not camp meeting was “worth it.” The dialogue went something like this: One pastor said, “Camp meeting costs a lot of money. We are not being good stewards of money when we hold this event every year. Think of all the ways we can win souls to Jesus that cost less.” Read more

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