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  • Covered with Tattoos

    The man who came to the door was covered with tattoos from his neck to his hands. He used quite colorful language and didn’t look very friendly to say the least. He was not what you would think of as a prime Bible study candidate...
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  • I Think You Have The Truth!

    Jim and Lorrie Chaney's 18-year journey to find the “Truth" led them to the Adventist church and a new home...
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  • New Life By The Lake

    They were yelling at each other and making lots of noise and obviously drunk. I really didn't want to go and talk to them and I was praying that God would help me because I knew I couldn't do it by myself.
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  • The Greatest Spirit Visits A Spokane Powwow

    When I heard there was a Native American Powwow at the downtown Spokane Riverfront Park, and that some of our Native American church members would have a booth there, I knew I wanted to be there too.
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  • Glow in the Dark

    Did you know the best time to knock on doors is just around the corner? Our yearly GLOW In the Dark event is coming soon fast upon us, and you don’t want to miss this.
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  • The Bible Reading Cat

    When I arrived at the house and knocked, a lady came to the door, but she seemed a bit disturbed when I said I was delivering a Bible study that Angel requested. “There is no one here by that name,” she said.
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  • Homerun for Heaven

    He wanted to reach out to them, but more often than not, they influenced him for the worse.
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  • Lost My Memory, Found a Friend

    As I was gathering my things for the day, I couldn’t find my thumb drive that had several class assignments on it. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a divine appointment!
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  • Appointment at the Pump

    Over the last few months I’ve been convicted that our literature is extremely powerful and can be exactly what a person needs at just the right time. This was powerfully brought home to me at the gas pump.
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  • Starting Over

    Where do you begin when your church hasn’t held a Vacation Bible School for over 12 years? Where do you find the leadership, the program resources and materials needed? That’s what the Irrigon Church wrestled with.
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  • Elephant in the Room

    Pastors and Bible workers from across the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) met in early April to talk about the proverbial elephant in the room.
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  • 2012 Easter Outreach Events

    Several other Upper Columbia Conference churches held community outreach events Easter weekend that brought thousands from the community.
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  • Sharing Truth at the Sunday Church

    In order to share the truth of Jesus Christ, you have to go where people are searching for Jesus. That's why Jonathan Geraci felt impressed to attend a community Bible study in his town.
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  • The Power of a Personal Visit

    Working as a Bible Worker Coordinator has taught me that one of the greatest needs people have is to feel loved, cared for, and that they matter to someone. It doesn’t take much money or even much time.
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  • When Jesus Touches Your Life

    Alexander Leyva was just like any other man. He had hopes, ambition and the desire to be loved by family and friends. But life didn't turn out the way he had hoped it would.
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  • I Know Why You're Here

    After we stepped in the door we introduced ourselves and began our community survey. But instead of answering the first question Frank said,
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  • Flat Tire Friendship

    Have you ever invited someone to church and, after their visit, discovered there was no further interest? Did you feel discouraged and less motivated to invite someone else? If so, this story is for you.
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  • Youth Rush Students Touch Lives for Christ

    For the past two years, the Upper Columbia Conference has hosted a summer youth ministry called Youth Rush. Youth Rush is an experience of a lifetime, not soon to be forgotten.
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  • Dayton Day Camp Connects Kids With Christ

    The Dayton (Wash.) Church struggled for years making a significant impact in their community. They tried reaching their neighbors but kept finding closed doors. That’s when they decided to try something different.
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  • Let's Gather at the River

    Brian and Cori Brophy commemorated their new life in Jesus Christ last Sabbath during a baptismal ceremony at the Spokane River.
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  • Keep a Sharp Focus

    In the same way that trying to see without glasses causes headaches, trying to serve God without a clear focus causes distraction and weakens our effect. Read more.
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  • On Par For God

    When “Share Your Table” was announced I really pondered how I could be involved. How were we supposed to invite someone over to share a meal with us when all we saw was closed doors?
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  • An Adventure With God

    What an adventure it is to be a missionary. You never know what you'll end up doing when you go to work for God!
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  • New Office

    The Upper Columbia Conference recently moved into its new administrative offices. The facility replaces the building that was burned in December of 2008. Along with the new facility is a new mailing address.
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  • SHINE Bible Training School

    Upper Columbia Conference and the North Pacific Union Conference announced a new Bible worker training school. The new training is scheduled to begin this fall in Spokane.
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  • Sharing Their New Life

    For 12 years Corey had been struggling with alcohol and had wanted to quit but each time he tried, he was in pure misery and could not quit. One morning Corey woke up on the floor
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  • Consumed With Christ

    New Testament believers shared the present truth message of a crucified and resurrected Lord with hundreds of thousands. In the face of overwhelming obstacles, these praying believers proclaimed the gospel.
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  • Post Falls Church Health Outreach

    Post Falls folks heartily received the health and vegetarian cooking classes in a row sponsored by the Post Falls Church in Post Falls, Idaho. Sixty-five people attended the live vegetarian cooking show.
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  • Truth, But No Action

    Carol Bryan, Bible Worker Coordinator for the Spokane Valley Adventist Church, wasn't always excited about being a member or sharing her faith, but God changed her life when she started focusing on Jesus.
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  • Large Turnout at Vegetarian Cooking School

    Members of the Ritzville Adventist Church were excited to see a big turnout at their “Healthy Helper” cooking school. They’ve held cooking schools in the past but have never seen ...
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  • From Hollywood to Bible Worker

    Working in Hollywood as a camera assistant, Jon Jennette wanted a new direction for his life. He felt he was wasting his life away but wasn’t sure what to do. Not exactly seeking for anything religious,
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  • God Grabs Harden's Heart

    What does it take for God to grab your heart? For Marcus Harden, the Bible Worker coordinator for Wenatchee Abundant Life, Valley View and Cashmere churches, it took ...
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  • Truth Starved!

    Remember the first time you heard “The Truth.” Did your eyebrows rise? Did you get a lump in your throat? Did you shake your head symbolizing how you could have missed seeing “The Truth” before?
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  • Where's Our Daughter?

    This week we received a letter from parents whose daughter went missing after serving on our Youth Rush team. Read on to find out the divine outcome to this story.
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  • The Ripple Effect

    Jed Genson has noticed an interesting phenomenon in his work as a Bible Worker Coordinator. Jed and Jodi Genson are a team at Riverview Adventist Church in Pasco.
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  • Gentle Appeals

    A young man working in the Spokane area this summer with our Youth Rush literature evangelism program arrived at a door and had an unexpected result. His personal conviction spoke louder than any vocal appeal.
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  • Todd & Eugina Parker

    Todd Parker, like many Seventh-day Adventists, was born into an Adventist home. He grew up knowing our beliefs, however things never really became personal.
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  • Working With An Angel

    When Steven Shaffer decided to sell Christian books for his summer job he knew it would be a good experience. What he didn't know was how thrilling it would be to realize that his coworker was an angel from heaven.
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  • Ping-Pong Evangelism

    Who would have imagined that table tennis would be a drawing card for people seeking community and the deeper things in life? Evangelism is more than just Bible studies. It's about relationships.
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  • What Could Happen?

    Have you ever considered the pros and cons of sharing your faith with others? What would happen if you started speaking out for Christ instead of just living  a Christian lifestyle?
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  • God Uses Couple to Ignite Deer park Church

    Joel and Nicole Haywood enjoy their position as Bible worker coordinators for the Deer Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. Each following different paths to come to this point in their lives.
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