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The One Project Comes to Seattle


By: Jaci Shankel

More Than 40 WWU Students to Attend

On Monday, Feb. 10, Seventh-day Adventists and other Christians from around the world will gather in Seattle, Wash. for the One Project. The One Project is a 48-hour gathering designed to bring people together and, as described by the organization's mission statement, "celebrate the supremacy of Jesus in the Seventh-day Adventist church" and to "make Jesus the focus of every aspect of our lives."

The idea for the One Project began as a meeting of seven pastors, who had gathered to reflect on questions they had in their lives. They vowed to continue doing so once a year, inviting groups to join in, and eventually being adopted as an official ministry by both Walla Walla University and Andrews University. Now, hundreds of people attend the meetings, hoping to re-focus their lives on Christ. 

More than 40 WWU students are attending the Seattle event. 

According to the organization's website, the idea of the One Project is based on the relationship between Jesus and his disciple John. John lived for a personal relationship with Jesus, and, "while imprisoned on the island of Patmos declared, 'Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!' This beautiful vision, recorded in Revelation 5:12, is where our passion stems from." 

Speakers for this gathering include Alex Bryan, Randy Roberts, Sam Leonor, and Tim Gillespie, among many others. Five of the speakers are WWU graduates: Tommy Poole, Paddy McCoy, Karl Haffner, Garrett Speyer, and Tyler Stewart. 

Events will also be held this year at international locations including Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, and New Zealand. The next gathering in the U.S. will be held Nov. 7-9, 2014, at La Sierra University in Riverside, Calif.

For more information, visit

If you would like to join and watch the One project, it will be streamed live 8:00am PST on the Hope Channel website. This Monday and Tuesday (Feb 10-11):

1. Register here to get the code so you can watch it for free. Print or view the Journal for the experience here.


Published February 9, 2014.

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