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January 31, 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 Speed of a Sloth

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Have you ever watched a sloth? Boring isn’t it. Sorry for those that love this slow-moving animal. I have met people who just think sloths are wonderful creatures but I am not so sure. Once in a zoo I stood by the enclosure where two sloths were housed because I wanted to see if they ever even moved. That turned into a waste of time because they just didn’t move! I guess they have a different way of thinking and speed to them means something totally different than what the rest of us thinks about.

At times I want things to move along. I sit in meetings that run long or sit in traffic and I just want it to be finished or to get moving. I sometimes get bored with a book that I am reading and just want to get to the end to see what happens. One thing that I would really like to happen as well is for Jesus to come.

Continue reading to see how Doug compares the speed of the sloth to the speed of God!
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Spread the Good News of God's Word!


Ready for a change and transformation in your walk with God? We want to invite you to take the "28 for 1,000" challenge starting February 1 as we read through the 28 chapters of Acts. That's one chapter a day for every day of the month!

In Washington Conference, there are currently 429 Bible studies taking place. We want to challenge you to find someone to study Acts with and pray that we can see 1,000 Bible studies happen in western Washington. We believe that connecting with God's Word brings about transformation and that transformation will encourage us to share the Good News. Let's spread the Good News of God's Word!

Watch a Video Invitation to '28 for 1,000!'

By Young Adults for Young Adults

This past weekend, nearly 140 young adults from western Washington and beyond attended the first-ever Washington Conference Young Adult Retreat!

The retreat, lead by a core group of young adults, focused on bringing a young adult community together and empowering them to be an active part of ministry in their local churches and communities.

"We are losing ground every day and Jesus has said, 'I want to invite you to be a part of the ministry,'" says Dustin Serns, Port Orchard Church pastor. "God brought the right people to this first retreat to be a part of that bigger ministry."

Another young adult retreat is already planned for August 16-18!
Save the Date!

Men’s Day

Join your brothers in Christ for Men's Day this Sabbath, February 2 at 10 am at the Auburn Adventist Academy Chapel. Speakers Darold and Barbara Bigger will share the tragic event in their lives that they had to process and how they came to forgiveness. Lunch will be provided.
Get Directions to Men's Day!

Hope for HOPE House

HOPE House continues to build towards their goal of finishing the transitional housing this year with many new updates! Construction updates include:
  1. New front siding installed over windows by front and side doors
  2. New front and side doors
  3. New plumbing and plumbing fixtures
  4. New electrical wiring to include fire sprinkler installation and re-wiring of the building. 

Next Step: Furnishings
In-kind donations to furnish the building are being accepted! Anything from bedding, to dishes, pots and pans to microwave, and other necessary house-type items will be welcomed (excluding stove, refrigerator and cabinetry). 
If you would like to make an in-kind donation, click the button below to contact Evelyn Tyman, Furnishings Committee Chair, for the most current needs list. To make a monetary donation, visit the HOPE House web page. All donations  go directly to HOPE House. 
Give to HOPE House!
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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!
Feb. 2 | Craig Mattson visiting Living Vine Seattle Korean Church in Auburn
Feb. 2 | Craig Carr speaking at Cedarhome Church in Stanwood
Feb. 2 | Doug Bing speaking at Bellevue Church in Bellevue
Feb. 2 | Craig Carr giving devotional thought at Sunset Lake Alumni Retreat in Wilkeson
Feb. 5 | Craig Mattson meeting with lawmakers about education legislation in Olympia
Feb. 9 | Doug Bing speaking at Monroe Church in Monroe
Feb. 16 | Craig Carr & Doug Bing at Pathfinder Bible Experience in Auburn
Feb. 22 | Doug Bing speaking at Chapel at Buena Vista Adventist School in Auburn
Feb. 23 | Craig Carr speaking at Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church in Orcas
Feb. 23 | Doug Bing speaking at Fil-AM Greater Seattle Church in Seattle
Mar. 2 | Craig Carr speaking at South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship in Tacoma
Mar. 2 | Leaders attending the AAA Music Festival in Auburn

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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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