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July 12, 2018
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Believe in the Ultimate Stumbling Block

By Eric Davis, Washington Conference associate treasurer

Like most cats, Oliver is an expert in getting into anything and everything possible. Unfortunately, he often does not understand his limits or always listen to directions.

One morning the young tabby kitten spotted a squirrel outside the window. Oliver just knew he needed to play with that squirrel. So, he kept pushing at the screen in the open window until it dislodged. He jumped from the second story down to the lawn below. By then the squirrel had disappeared!

The nosy cat ended up frightened but uninjured, with a wounded sense of pride.

Have you ever interfered in someone’s life, only to find out later that it would have been best to stay out of it? We will often say things to other church members with good intentions, only to find out later that we have overstepped our bounds and into their personal walk with Christ. Sometimes we can become a stumbling block. This can lead to great pain, and we realize that we have only made the problem larger and/or made a fool of ourselves just like Oliver did with the squirrel!

Let's see what scripture says!
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Mission to Alaska Update

A group of Washington Conference teens have been busy during their mission week in Alaska! We invited Alaska church members to come visit the camp as the teens gave short devotionals for morning worship, participated in helping with camp activities, and experiencing hands-on ministry! Continue to pray for the ministry we'll be providing at Camp Tukuskoya along with Centralia Adventist Church!

Look for more reports via the Washington Conference Youth Department Facebook group!


Children's Ministry Leadership Growth

Sometimes new ideas come easy and sometimes they don't! Say Yes to Jesus Children's Leadership Training at Sunset Lake Camp, August 24-26, will give you the opportunity to develop a strong support network for children's ministry, share and gain new ideas for Sabbath School, gain valuable resources, and enjoy interactive activities learning about divisions!

Early bird registration is $65 and has been extended until July 25! Don't miss this exciting weekend full of leadership growth!
Click Now to Register for "Say Yes to Jesus!"

Welcoming Two Auditing Summer Interns!

The Washington Conference treasury department is welcoming Marshall Lepiane, left, and Joey Terry, right, to the treasury team as auditing interns for the summer! You may have met them during their first week of internship at #WACampMeeting! Marshall and Joey are hard at work applying their auditing knowledge and skills for the Adventist churches and schools in western Washington. We love growing young leaders!

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