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June 6, 2019

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A New Name

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

This past week was a bittersweet time for our family. For the past six years, an international student named Luke Han has lived in our home. He came to us while he was in seventh grade and this year he graduated from Auburn Adventist Academy. When he arrived, he barely understood or spoke English. But when he left he was fully conversant in English as well as understanding of the American way of life.

He was truly a part of our family. He had learned to clean his room and his bathroom. He learned to cook and take household responsibilities. He had learned how to study and apply himself in the academic world. He had learned about family worship. Having been raised as an only child he also learned how to interact with his new American siblings.

When Monday after graduation came, it was time for him to return home to Korea on a permanent basis. It was a sad day. He was shedding tears and we of course were as well. I am not good with that kind of goodbye.

I drove him to where we were meeting the academy bus that would take him to the airport. As we waited with other international students, one of his friends started to talk with him as she could tell that Luke was upset and sad. After a little bit she said to him, "You can call yourself Luke Bing Han."

Continue reading to see how Doug connects the story of a new name to the name Jesus promises us!

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June 14-22 | Join Us At #WACampMeeting!

#WACampMeeting starts next Friday! Immerse yourself in a time for spiritual renewal, personal prayer time, and daily seminars from our fantastic Camp Meeting speakers: Dan Jackson, Dr. David Smith, Brant Berglin, Bill McClendon, and Dr. Sung Kwon!

This year, there are three tracks for trainings and workshops: Spiritual Growth, Leadership Development, and Health & Wholeness! Discipleship Workshops focused on Health & Wholeness include:
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Discover all the #WACampMeeting ministry activities, Discipleship workshops, Day of Ministry trainings, featured speakers, division activities and more in the digital Camp Meeting program guide!

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June 7-9 :: Campestre Hispano 2019

ACOMPAÑANOS ESTE FIN DE SEMANA! Campestre Hispano en la Academia Adventista de Auburn. No te lo pierdas.

Join Hispanic Ministries for Campestre Hispano this weekend on June 7-9 on the campus of Auburn Adventist Academy!
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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!
June 7-8 | Craig Mattson will attend Orcas Schools Graduations in Eastsound
June 7-9 | Conference Leaders will attend Spanish Camp Meeting in Auburn

June 14-22 | Conference Leaders attending #WACampMeeting in Auburn
June 24-29 | Conference Leaders attending NAD Samoan Camp Meeting 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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