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April 25, 2019

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Frozen in Fear

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Is there a family vacation memory that stands out the most to you? My first family vacation, my parents decided that we should go camping in Colorado. For a 10-year-old boy who’d never been to Colorado or camping, this sounded like a great idea! It sounded like a magical place with mountains stretching to the sky, gushing streams, and forest animals lurking in the woods. I was ready to go!

The day we left, we headed west and by the end of the day we could see the massive mountains filling the horizon. Mind you we were only used to the flat, treeless farmlands of Kansas. When we arrived at our campground, my parents told us we were visiting the Royal Gorge the next day. I didn’t know what it was at the time but it sounded exciting!

But the next day when we came to the bridge at the gorge, I saw something that I’d never seen before: Cliffs going straight down! I peeked over the edge and felt fear welling up in my throat. I bravely stepped out 20 feet onto the bridge. But as I looked down through the half inch cracks of the boards to the valley below I couldn’t take another step. I was done!

Continue reading to see how Doug connects his childhood experience with how God stays with us in difficult times!
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Praying for Constituency Session

Church business meetings are a time for respectful conversation, a time where leaders and delegates come prayerfully together to share ministry reports of how God has been working in western Washington and discuss agenda items and suggested changes to the Constitution and Bylaws.

We invite you to join us in prayer today for this important meeting on Sunday, April 28, as leaders and delegates make God-driven decisions to continue growing in western Washington.

Your Chance to Join the #WACampMeeting Security Team!

Are you a person who enjoys helping people and will be at #WACampMeeting this June 14-22? The Camp Meeting Security team is looking for dedicated individuals to join their team to provide great customer service to both campers and guests. You need to be at least 18 years-old, be a member in good standing with your local church, be willing to work with people, and work 6 to 8-hour shift. Basic duties include patrolling the Academy grounds, helping find lost children, providing directions to guests, and helping park cars.

If interested or would like to know more information, please contact Jeff Keating via email or by phone at (253) 880-4646.
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Gods Closet Serves Lacey Community

Last week, Gods Closet in Lacey, Wash., and 28 community volunteers served 201 families, received 28 Bible Study interests, and also received 30 prayer requests at their shop day at Olympia Christian School! Gods Closet is one of many non-profit groups in western Washington providing free community resources to help underprivileged families provide for their growing children with basic need items and clothes.
Connect with Gods Closet in Lacey!

May 4 :: Prison Ministry Sabbath

Outreach Ministries would like to invite those who are involved or interested in Prison Ministry for a Prison Ministry Sabbath on May 4, at the Puyallup Church! Floyd Marshall, Washington Adventist Prison Ministry Fellowship coordinator, will be leading the worship service with:
  • Testimonies from former inmates who experienced God's transformation while incarcerated
  • Updates on ministries taking place in the conference including the development of the HOPE Transitional House in Tacoma
  • And an inside look at ministering to men and women living behind bars.
Click to See A Flyer for Prison Ministry Sabbath!

Apr. 27 :: Evensong Worship in Chehalis

Chehalis Adventist Church would like to invite you to an evening of hymns and organ music inspired by the Book of Revelations chapters 4-5 this Sabbath, April 27, at 7 pm. Bring your friends and family!
Connect with Chehalis Church!

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. 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

May 1-2
| Craig Mattson & Educators at Whidbey School Accreditation
May 3 | Craig Carr & Craig Mattson at Auburn Adventist Academy Golf Tournament
May 4
| Craig Carr will preach at Monroe Adventist Church
May 4 | Doug Bing & Craig Carr will attend Pastor Victor Rodriguez's Ordination at Chehalis Church
May 5-8 | Craig Mattson & Educators at Gem State Academy Accreditation

May 11
| Craig Carr will preach at Arlington Adventist Church

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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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