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July 4, 2019

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

A Different Way of Doing Things

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is found in Judges 3 starting in verse 12. The Israelites had started a pattern of serving God and then falling away. Then another country would oppress them, and they would cry out to God and He would send deliverance.

In this particular story we see the same pattern. In Judges 3:15 it says that they “cried out to the Lord and he gave them a deliverer - Ehud, a left-handed man.” That is why I like the story. I am left handed and from an early age I’ve had to learn to do things differently than the majority of the world. Since most people are right handed there were very few that could teach me how to do certain things. As a child there were also comments from others who would watch me do things to ask me how I did things like that.

Well, the story of Ehud teaches a couple of things...

Continue reading to see Doug's insights to the story of Ehud!

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Happy Independence Day!

We encourage you to pray for God's protection over our country and pray that you stay safe as you travel to spend time with your family and friends this holiday weekend.

In observance of Independence Day, the conference office is closed today and many of our ministry leaders are on vacation. We will be back on Monday, July 8!

Retired Couple Named Community Heroes

Fred and Mary Lou Haskell were sitting in the audience of a community awards banquet when Mary Lou realized something: “Fred, they are talking about us!”

Earlier this summer, the Haskells who are in their mid-80s were two of four White River Community Champion Award honorees for 2019.

The White River Communities Families First Coalition — with about 200 community service representatives — started the award in 2011 to recognize people, businesses, organizations and churches who start something and see it through on behalf of the community.

For the Haskells, they are part of a long-running church outreach in Bonney Lake, Wash., that has been serving local families for more than 30 years and currently helps nearly 90 families a month with clothing, hygiene items and household commodities. They started leading their community service project six years ago.

Continue reading to see how the Haskell's have been impacting the community with the Bonney Lake Church!

Read the Haskell's Story!

Operation Full House

This summer, Sunset Lake Camp is taking an intentional step to reach the marginalized members of our community. As a leader in your community you are perfectly positioned to help us make a difference in the greater Puget Sound region. Operation Full House is a plan which will allow us to offer a week of camp to underprivileged children at a deeply discounted rate. Here is how it works!
One week before the scheduled start of any camp week we will open up all of our empty beds for Operation Full House. We will then be able to offer these spots for only $175! This is roughly a 60% discount over regular fees. These rates will be available for children in your sphere of influence who could never afford a week of camp.

To access these fees, please contact us with the names of the children you would like to register and reference for Operation Full House. We can then contact these families and make the proper arrangements. Space will be limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. For families with challenging financial circumstances, you may wish to help sponsor them.
Please contact us today by calling 360-829-0311 or by emailing! Thank you for partnering with us.
Get Started By Emailing Sunset Lake Camp!

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!
July 6 | Doug Bing visiting Volunteer Park Church in Seattle
July 20 | Craig Carr preaching at Elma Church in Elma
July 27 | Doug Bing preaching at Federal Way Hispanic Church in Federal Way

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Copyright © 2019 Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, All rights reserved.
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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