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February 7, 2019

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(T)otally involving members in ministry, & (S)piritually growing in Jesus. This is Washington ACTS!

On Trial for God

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

What would you say if you were on trial for your life? You have heard the accusations against you and it is now your time to speak in your own defense. What would you say? Would you beg for your life? Would you deny the accusations against you?

In reading Acts 7 today as part of the 28 for 1,000 prayer and Bible study challenge, I read about the life and trial of Stephan. As you may remember Stephan was one of the first deacons in the early church to help make sure that everyone was treated fairly. The Bible describes Stephan in Acts 6 as a man full of faith and power and someone who performed mighty wonders. Soon he had attracted the attention of the Sanhedrin who didn’t like his methods or his message. Acts 7 is the story of his trial and where Stephan the opportunity to speak in his own defense.

What does he do? He gives a wonderful history lesson of the Jewish people and how God had led all throughout the past.

Continue reading to see how Doug connects the faithfulness of Stephan to God's faithfulness to us.

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Men's Day Emphasizes the Power of Forgiveness

During this past weekend, Dr. Darold Bigger and his wife Barbara shared the story of the tragic murder of their daughter and how they learned to forgive.

"Dr. Darold Bigger's presentation was a powerful message on the power of forgiveness," says Doug Bing, Washington Conference president.

Many others who attended were equally moved by the story of forgiveness. During the afternoon, men had the opportunity to attend breakout sessions with an emphasis on forgiveness and included a session with Cheri Fletcher on the importance of a father's role in a daughter's life.
Find a Copy of "A Time to Forgive" by Dr. Darold Bigger

More Snow to Come!

Are you ready for another snowstorm? The weather forecast is calling for more snow and snow showers over the next 10 days! Prepare your family ahead of time and be a good neighbor to help minimize the impact of a power loss by doing a few of the following:

  • Pick up a few extra groceries (canned goods, etc.) and supplies (candles, flashlights, batteries, etc.) in case you can't make it to the store.
  • Double check your preparedness plans in case the power goes out.
  • Check in on your neighbors to make sure they're doing alright through the snowstorm.
  • Read the manual and be cautious when using generators.

Stay safe and warm during these snowy days!

Read More About Being Prepared!

FEJA :: Extending God's Kingdom

Youth from Hispanic Churches and beyond gathered together at the Auburn Adventist Academy gym for the FEJA Youth Rally this past weekend! Pastor David Salazar, Washington Conference Youth director, spoke of the importance of focusing on God and his kingdom, not a nation and it’s leaders.

"When you are about God's kingdom, Jesus tells us to expect hatred in return for us loving," says Salazar. "When confrontation, hatred, ridicule, isolation or persecution come to you, that which is inside of you will be revealed."

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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. 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
Mar. 9 | Doug Bing speaking at Poulsbo Adventist Church in Poulsbo

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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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