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April 11, 2019

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

The Perfect Seat

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Do you have a favorite seat that you like to sit in? Several months ago, I was attending a rather large meeting and I usually like to sit towards the middle or back of the room. However, I arrived a bit later than normal that day and when I entered the room, those seats were taken.

I quickly scanned the room to locate the next best option. Soon I spotted a great spot. It wasn’t that close to the front and had a clear view of the stage. I quickly made my way to the spot and wondered why was this spot still open. It seemed like a perfect seat.

I settled into the seat and started to read the material for the meeting. The meeting started and I realized that my seat was far from perfect. I had not realized that there was a beam that was clearly obstructing the view of the screen. I spent the rest of the meeting leaning to view the screen so that I could keep up with the presentations. It was not the perfect seat.

Today in my private time with God I read about the perfect seat in the entire world.

Continue reading to see how Doug connects his experience with "the perfect seat" to God's perfect seat!

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Reserve Your Campsite for #WACampMeeting!

What's your favorite family memory at Camp Meeting? There are Conference Tents and RV sites still available to make more fun family memories during #WACampMeeting this June 14-22! Reserve your Conference tent, Dry RV site, Partial RV site, Full RV site, or join the Dorm Wait List TODAY at!
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Prison Ministry Volunteers Share Their Personal Testimonies

This past Tuesday, we had a group of special guests stop by all the way from Nashville, Tenn., for our weekly morning worship. Members of the "Don't Follow Me" ministry were on their way to the Northwest Prison Ministry Retreat in Gladstone, Ore., when Colette Newer, Outreach Ministries director, invited them to share their testimonies at Tuesday's worship.

"Don't Follow Me is an anti-drug, alcohol, crime prevention, and intervention organization. It is composed of men and women who have previously served time in the Tennessee Department of Correction, but who are now on parole or probation. The overarching purpose of this organization is to educate young people with regards to the detriments of alcohol, drugs, and criminal behavior. It is dualistic in its purpose in that it serves as a youth support group, and as a community support organization." (

"A traumatic moment in someone's life can trigger a bad decision that leads them down the wrong path," shared one volunteer.

These powerful testimonies from four former offenders shared the different moments in their lives that caused them to go down the wrong path in life.
Learn More About "Don't Follow Me" Ministry!

Over 300 Attend Women's Spring Day

Over 300 ladies from western Washington joined guest speaker Dr. Andrea King for Women’s Spring Day this past Sabbath! King focused on the story of Esther and how she had a queen hiding within her.

“We were made who we are because God said so!” says King. “There is a Queen in you."

Join SAGE for a Reformation Tour!

Seniors in Action for God with Excellence (SAGE) would like to personally invite you to join them on a European Reformation with Oberammergau Tour in Germany on August 6-17, 2020! On this tour, you’ll see amazing sites with others who also desire an inspirational, faith-based journey. It’s a vacation that will leave you with many memories of a once-in-a-decade and a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Angela Pierce, Washington Conference SAGE administrative assistant, at (253) 681.6008 or by email at
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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!
Apr. 11 | Leaders at Delegate Information Meeting in Seattle
Apr. 13 | Leaders at Delegate Information Meeting (Spanish) in Federal Way

Apr. 17-18 | Craig Mattson leads the K-12 Board of Education Meeting & Principals' Council in Federal Way
Apr. 19 | Craig Carr will attend Journey to the Cross at Auburn Academy Church
Apr. 19-20 | Doug Bing will attend ASI Northwest in College Place, Wash.

Apr. 21-24 | Craig Mattson will be at AAA's Accreditation Evaluation in Auburn
Apr. 26 | Craig Carr will attend Deaf Ministries Vespers at Puyallup Church
Apr. 27 | Doug Bing will preach at Monroe Adventist Church
Apr. 28 | Leaders at Constituency Session in Auburn
Apr. 29 | Craig Mattson & Educators at K-12 Teacher Inservice

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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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