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The Cedar Creek Bible Smugglers
Dick Duerksen
February 13, 2020

As they were preparing to leave Rwanda, a local pastor asked if they might have some extra space in their suitcases. “For Bibles and Ellen White books and hymnals,” he said. “We have a group of Rwandan refugees living in Michigan and they would like to have these books in their home language. Could you take some with you?”

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Gene Heinrich Academy Administrator of the Year
Dick Duerksen
February 6, 2020

Just two years ago Pastor Gene was a beloved pastor in the Oregon Conference, enjoying his mission and place in God’s ministry. When asked to consider becoming an academy principal he said, “That is something I have never considered, but I will pray about it”.

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The Dalles Members Celebrate Progress on New Church
Communication
February 6, 2020

“Yesterday the four large HVAC units were delivered and set into place at our new church building. The electricians plan to start next week. The miracle continues to unfold on the hill.”

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Brandon O'Neal Elementary Administrator of the Year
Dick Duerksen
February 6, 2020

The first sign Brandon hung up after walking into Portland Adventist Elementary School was “All Means All.” He has stuck with that mantra for the past three years as he advocates for serving all students and putting them first in all of the decisions made at the school.

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Bethany Edmundson Teaching-Principal of the Year
Dick Duerksen
January 31, 2020

Plunging into her role as teaching-principal, no matter how many hours she works, or how many projects she is tackling, every person who walks into the school is greeted by her wide smile and gracious heart.


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Where Grace Lives
Dick Duerksen
January 16, 2020

Partway through the sermon, Eddie walked in the church door, storming in like a point guard on a fast break. Eddie arrived screaming.

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The Pilot
Dick Duerksen
December 19, 2019

By Dick Duerksen …as I remember Cliff Carpenter telling me the story during a church potluck in Stayton, Oregon.

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Seaside Remembers Pastor Bill Smith
Dick Duerksen
November 26, 2019

The Seaside church was ready to become a vibrant Christian community, ready to be a beacon of hope in the community, and ready to build a new church. But, they didn’t realize any of that until January of 2016 when Elder Bill Smith arrived as their “interim” pastor.

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Boots 'n Bibles
Dick Duerksen
November 15, 2019

“I’ve already had three people welcome me, and this place already feels like home.”

That’s how folks feel Sabbath afternoon when they worship with Boots 'n Bibles at the Gateway Seventh-day Adventist Church on the edge of Grants Pass, Oregon.

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Modern Miracles
Dick Duerksen
October 24, 2019

What does it take for God to perform a miracle for the ages?