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August 30, 2018
We value (A)dventist education, (C)oaching leaders,
(T)otally involving members in ministry, & (S)piritually growing in Jesus. This is Washington ACTS!

God's Miracle Grow

By Craig Carr, Washington Conference vice president

Have you ever wondered how we can be farmers for God in today's world?

While spending time with Jesus one morning, I was struck by the thought of our role in sharing the gospel with those around us and the role of God’s Spirit.

As in the Parable of the Sower, Jesus likens the new birth experience to tiny seeds planted in the ground.
 
And (Jesus) said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” - Mark 4:26-29, NKJV

Continue reading to see how Craig connects the Parable of the Sower to planting seeds for God today!
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:: THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON
FROM TYLER LONG

Western Washington Evangelism Report


This summer has been a busy time for evangelism! In the last couple of months, leaders have been attending continuing education seminars, giving Bible studies, hosting an AMEN clinic in Port Orchard, and much more!

Here are some quick facts!
  • 25 Churches are signed up for BibleStudyOffer.com
  • A BibleStudyOffer.com training will be offered this fall
  • AMEN Port Orchard served over 250 residents with free healthcare
  • Washington Conference is praying for church plants in 12 areas
  • 5 pastors attended the Church Planting Boot Camp in Florida
  • 15+ outreach/campaigns are planned for this fall

There are opportunities everywhere to witness for God! Where is God calling you to share His love?

Teen Devotional Has Local Connection


Natalie Dorland, former Puyallup associate pastor and current seminary student at Andrews University, has fulfilled a lifelong dream to write a book!

Here I Am is a daily devotional for teens, helping them recognize their potential for greatness with God.

With God, there is no age discrimination. As with Samuel, God often calls youth to do big things for Him. In fact, throughout the Bible, and throughout history, God has chosen young people to be His torchbearers, forging a path for truth to flourish.

Pick up at copy of "Here I am" for teens in your life! You'll soon find this devotional available at Auburn ABC.
Find an E-Copy of "Here I Am!"

WISE Builds International Connections!


The Washington International Student Experience (WISE) is an innovative program that has continued to grow over the years. In western Washington alone, there are 5 partner schools that have 11 sister schools in Korea and China!
 
"I was in 4th grade when I started attending Buena Vista and living with my host family. I gained two brothers and a sister. I love my host family," says Kevin Jung, a WISE student. "This summer, I had an opportunity to share my culture with my classmate who visited Korea. My friend was able to visit with my family and we had a great time sightseeing. I have many memories with my friends and my host family."

The sharing of cultures and the family relationships that WISE students experience with their host families are invaluable moments that enrich Adventist Education.
See the New WISE Website!

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!

Sept. 8 | Doug Bing at International Sabbath at Tacoma Central
Oct. 26-27 | Conference Leaders at Fall Big Deaf Day at Puyallup SDA 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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