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Quality Time
Rob Zama
June 17, 2021

I love being a father. My 7-year-old daughter Sarah is the joy of my life! At first it was hard, and I’ll admit, there were times when there were times when I didn’t know what I was doing.

Education
Bob Johnson, PAA Mathematics Teacher, Retires After 39 Years of Teaching
McKenzie Wallace
June 10, 2021

Bob Johnson, a mathematics teacher at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA), is retiring this June 2021 after 39 years of teaching. Initially, Johnson had planned on a career in medicine, but after a year at Loma Linda University, he decided he wanted to teach.

Education
PAES Teacher Nancy Stinson Retires after 37 years in Education
McKenzie Wallace
June 3, 2021

This June 2021, Portland Adventist Elementary School (PAES) will bid farewell to a pillar of their institution, Nancy Stinson, as she retires. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Stinson began her first full year of teaching at PAES and remained there for the rest of her 37-year career.

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Gladstone Camp Meeting 2021 Update
Communication
May 27, 2021

While there are still a lot of details coming together for this year's camp meeting, here's what we tell you right now and some of the things you have to look forward to!

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WWU Announces Plans for Modified Commencement Programs
Communication
May 24, 2021

Walla Walla University announced Thursday afternoon, May 20, in a campus-wide e-mail from the university’s president, John McVay, that it will host four smaller, in-person commencement programs on its College Place, Wash., campus during the weekend of June 11-13, 2021.

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The Singing Drum
Dick Duerksen
May 21, 2021

The village of Falgunjoy is in East Satnala in the far northeastern Indian state of Tripura. A company of Seventh-day Adventist believers meet here, in the small frame house of one of the members. They have Bibles and a few hymn books, and they love to sing songs about Jesus and heaven. However, they had no musical instruments to guide the singing.

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Finding Camp Meeting Community in a Pandemic
Jonathan Russell
May 20, 2021

My first real memory of camp meeting in Oregon was through the service window of the Snack Shack. I was an awkward kid from the Midwest who had no idea what camp meeting was all about. But if you were at Gladstone in 1995, there’s a good chance I handed your Pronto Pups and Shamburgers to you through the window. I didn’t know much. Yet even through that tiny window into the camp meeting world, I could see the connection, the camaraderie, the joy that came from Gladstone Camp Meeting.

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Outreach Ministries Director Tom L. Evans Accepts New Role in Tennessee
Communication
May 20, 2021

Dr. Tom L. Evans, Oregon Conference Outreach Ministries director, has accepted an invitation to serve as CEO of Child Impact International (CII), headquartered in Ooltewah, Tenn. He will conclude his responsibilities in Oregon on August 1. 

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NAD to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Symposium
Communication
May 13, 2021

On May 15, 2021, the North American Division will broadcast this symposium on COVID-19 vaccines. Healthcare professionals, communication experts, and church theologians will gather to help make sure church members are well informed when deciding whether to take the vaccine.

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Oregon Conference Welcomes Pastor Rick Jordan as Associate Ministerial Director
Jonathan Russell
April 29, 2021

“These past several months have been extremely stressful for pastors and church leaders as we’ve tried to navigate a pandemic situation for which none of us have ever prepared.  With the addition of Elder Rick Jordan to our Ministerial team, we will be able to provide more support to our pastoral staff as we negotiate the steps toward reopening our churches and re-engaging our communities."