The unexpected text came just before our Sunday morning worship service began.  Our local World Gospel Mission missionary friends, Randy & Chris Amberman, were inviting our church to join their church in singing Christmas carols and ringing the Salvation Army kettle be...

Check out a this video from our ESL students at Ciudad De Refufio (City of Refuge) posted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0vKfb1G0Pk&feature=youtu.be

Lights! Lights! And, more lights! Lights are as much a part of Christmas as the tree, nativity scenes, eggnog, etc. This is fitting since light was a big part of the first Christmas. We are told that the glory of the Lord “shone” all around the shepherds. The star guid...

A Denominational Purpose Until Jesus Comes

This coming summer in Portland we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our denomination. A significant milestone such as this invites us to not only reflect on God’s past faithfulness but also seeks to refocus our role in God’s mi...

Did you know that at one time in history salt was one of the greatest commodities in trade? You’ve probably heard the phrase “worth your salt,” which means to be worth your pay. Did you know the word “salary” actually comes from the Latin word for salt because it was o...

What’s Missing? The Power Source.

“Sit down and don’t move! Stay right here until I tell you to move!” I had had enough of my children climbing and hiding in the clothes racks while Lynda was trying on dresses. I was not going to tolerate my children acting, as my mothe...

We have a dear American missionary friend who years ago married a Bolivian man.  Before they were married, he met his wife’s father and they spent a day together. Her fiancé didn’t speak English, but her father spoke Spanish.  At the end of the day, she asked him how i...

A Tribute to Dr. Don Hohensee,

The Dean of Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry 2000-2017

The idea of the school was first germinated from the Pacific Conference Board of Ministry based on guidelines from the Discipline which allowed for an alternate plan for seminary...

A Fresh New Encounter with God!

“You know we have done this before and nothing ever changed.” This was a man’s response to his pastor’s new presentation of a church mission and vision statement. The pastor and leaders in his church had spent several months of talking an...

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