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October 4, 2018

We value (A)dventist education, (C)oaching leaders,
(T)otally involving members in ministry, & (S)piritually growing in Jesus. This is Washington ACTS!

A Totally Involved Family

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Does your family ever have annual reunions? My family traditionally gathers together in July. Every second weekend of July, we would visit with one side of my grandparents' family and the third weekend we would visit with the other side of my grandparents' family! This was a pretty big deal for my family!

As a child, it was great. There were lots of other children there to run and play with and the adults would sit reminiscing on old times, catching up on the happenings of the past year. Of course, there was a table laden with everyone’s favorite dish. I still remember one aunt who would bring a scrumptious fresh strawberry pie every year.

Thinking back on those times, I’m amazed at the variety of people that were there: Lawyers, doctors, and teachers all mingling in with farmers, welders, and manufacturing workers. In their normal day-to-day life, they came from completely different worlds and circles of society. Yet they were family. At the family reunion they easily mingled, laughed and talked. They all contributed to the feast and to the cleaning up after the feast. They helped each other with their children. The interaction between them would pick up like they had never been apart. They were all together and totally involved as a family.

Keep reading to see how Doug connects his family reunion experience with being totally involved as a church!
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190 Students at Outdoor School

Outdoor School has a new component this year! This week, 190 fifth- and sixth-grade students from Washington Conference have the opportunity to earn Pathfinder honors in horses, mammals, animals tracks, rocks and minerals, and canoeing!

“I love getting the schools together and watching them bond with each other,” says Craig Mattson, Washington Conference vice president for education. “My favorite part is fishing with them. Some of the kids haven’t ever been fishing and it’s fun to see their joy of catching and releasing their first fish.”

Outdoor School, held at Sunset Lake Camp, is focusing on the creation week and challenging students to discover how the world around them relates to their lives.
See More Outdoor School Photos on Facebook!

Call Your Family to Prayer

Families and singles throughout Washington Conference are invited to join “The Altar Project” from October 12 to November 10! We will be spending 30 days of prayer to re-prioritize the pursuit of God in our homes, schools, and churches. Experience spiritual revival through the restoration of family worship, and see how it alters your spiritual growth!
Learn More About The Altar Project
Annual Council Call to Prayer

Conflict Beautiful

If you’ve ever longed for a beautifully designed, expertly crafted edition of the Conflict of the Ages, we would like to introduce you to The Conflict Beautiful. 

The Conflict Beautiful is a complete redesign of one of Ellen G. White’s most beloved collections, The Conflict of the Ages. This five-volume set spans the history of the world from a biblical perspective, all the way from its creation through to its future restoration—all while reinforcing Christ’s beautiful character of love.

Could you or someone you know benefit from these beautiful books? Maybe a younger family member or someone who has tried to read The Conflict of Ages and has been frustrated with an older style of language? These books are available on a Kickstarter campaign and have a selection of options for you to support!
Learn More About Conflict Beautiful!

Meet & Greet

Washington Conference leaders would like to say hello to you at one (or more) of these upcoming events. When you see them, please mention this "hello invitation" from Washington ACTS!
Oct. 6 | Doug Bing at  Fall Classic Weekend at Walla Walla University
Oct. 13 | Craig Carr at South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship
Oct. 27 | Craig Carr at Forest Park Adventist Church in Everett
Oct. 27 | Doug Bing & Jerry Russell at Big Deaf Day in Puyallup
Oct. 27 | Doug Bing at Hispanic Prayer Emphasis Day in Federal Way

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President: Doug Bing. VP Administration: Craig Carr.
VP Finance: Jerry Russell. VP Education: Craig Mattson.
Managing Editor: Heidi Baumgartner  Contributing Editor: Katie Henderson

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