Grandview Prayers: This week we are praying for our school in Grandview, generic seek Washington, buy buy a small town about half-an-hour west of Tri-Cities. This is a one-teacher school with Richard Peterson leading out as principal/teacher, assisted by a teacher aide. They also have a pre-school program with a number of teachers to maintain a vibrant program.

They are praising the Lord for the following:

  1. The many students that they have, 15 in 1st – 8th and 21 in pre-school.
  2. The supportive parents and churches.
  3. The caring staff.

They ask for prayer for:

  1. Continued growth of the student body.
  2. Spiritual growth for students.
  3. God’s blessing on their finances for next year and the remainder of this school year.

Pastor John Lomacang along with his wife Angela, will speak and present their testimony/concert at the Blue Mt. Valley Adventist Church, Hwy 11, Athena, OR, Dec 5 and 6, 2014.   

Dec 5:  6:30pm   Sunday Mask
Dec 6:  10:30am  Unclean Spirits – Session 1
12:30am  Fellowship Luncheon
2:00pm  Unclean Spirits – Session 2
5:00pm  Soup/Bread served
5:30pm  Testimony of  John and his wife Angela and Concert

ADRA Joins the Ebola Fight: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is joining efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa by educating thousands of people on how to prevent the virus from spreading, delivering food to tens of thousands, and shipping medical equipment to partner hospitals in Sierra Leone. Andrew McChesney shares more details in an Adventist Review article.

Celebrate With Thanks: You are invited to attend “A Celebration of Thanks Unto the Lord,” Saturday, November 29 at  11:30 a.m. at the West Central Multi Cultural SDA Church in Spokane. Call 509-533-0751 for more information.

How Healthy Are You? Are you as healthy as you think? Come and find out at at health expo at the West Central Multi-Cultural SDA Church in Spokane, November 30 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The event will feature: information and testing on the eight laws of health, blood pressure screening, hydrotherapy, chair massage and more. Call 509-533-0751 for more information.

A Top Performer Recognized: Walla Walla General Hospital has been recognized for performance excellence in the Reduction of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU Stage II+) and Reduction of Injury Falls by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes, the nation’s first nurse quality indicators database. Find out more about their award at their website.

NPUC Nears 100,000 Member Mark: Seventh-day Adventist Church members within the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) territory are steadily climbing toward the 100,000 member mark. The latest figures released this week, reflecting statistics of this year’s third quarter at the end of September, show 99,271 NPUC members. Adults 30–59 years of age made up the largest membership segment (45%), with seniors 60+ (30%) and young adults 19–29 (11%) following. In the most “unchurched” area of North America, Adventist members per capita ranged from a ratio of 1 member for every 251 (1:251) persons in Montana to a 1:74 ratio in Upper Columbia Conference — the most favorable ranking across the country.

What are You Doing for the Holidays? The holidays are nearly here and around the Northwest, members are planning various community outreach events. While we can’t be everywhere at once, the Gleaner would love to know what events your church is planning so we can share those with members in your area. Take a few minutes to write us a note with a few details (what, when, where, and any contact information) and we would be happy to include your event in our holiday round up.