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April 4, 2019

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

When God Whispers

By Heidi Baumgartner, Washington Conference communication director

Sometimes like an infant whimpers and cries, my soul cries out to God.
And then He whispers back through His word.

I remember my 5-pound flour sack baby. Some high schools have crying baby dolls for their family life curriculum units for a more authentic experience. But mine didn't cry. It did leak, though!

My flour sack baby, as I recall, had taped-on yarn hair and drawn-on clothes, and it was wrapped in clear packing tape — especially at the seams. Twenty-ish years ago in my class assignment, I didn't grasp the enormity of parenthood.

But now I have a new perspective. Baby cries no longer scare me. I cherish the coos, mews, chortles, wails, grunts, and other baby sounds my little son makes.

Baby is talking. I try to listen.
God is talking. I am trying to listen.

Keep Reading!

Blue Zones are Back in the News

Every so often, the topic of Adventists and Dan Buettner's research on Blue Zones comes back into public media. This week, NBC News BETTER is featuring a synopsis of Buettner's research. Stories like this are a good reminder for us to evaluate our health habits, set new challenges, and invite others to live with better health.
Read about "Living Longer"
Watch a video invitation from Rich Aguilera to this family-friendly event!


Dinosaurs: What Does the Bible Say?

Discover how dinosaurs fit into the Bible with Rich Aguilera, the “Mud Guy,” from April 5-7 in Burlington, Auburn, or Chehalis! This will be an amazing live show with special effects, prizes and surprises that will keep you and your kids on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

Pathfinder Clubs who attend will receive the dinosaur honor path, a souvenir fossil, and an event trading pin for each club member!

Get your tickets NOW!

Invite Your Friends on a Journey

The Easter story is one of epic choices: for bad, for good, for better.

Watch the story unfold at Journey to the Cross, a dramatic Easter musical, this April 18-21 in Auburn.

Invite your neighbors and friends to come with you! Tickets are $8 per person (flat fee).
Journey to the Cross Tickets NOW Available!

Delegate Information Meetings Underway

As we prepare for our upcoming 60th constituency session, Washington Conference is hosting a number of Delegate Information Meetings so our church, school, and ministry representatives are well-informed and prepared for conducting business on April 28. Already, Delegate Information Meetings were held in Bremerton and North Cascade. There are five more sessions with locations in Chehalis, Kirkland, Emerald City (Seattle), and two in Federal Way (English and Spanish).

We'd like to say thank you to our delegates for investing time and effort in preparing for constituency session. And thank you, all, for your prayers!
See the List of Delegate Info Meeting Locations

A Day of Prayer and Pause for His Presence

Church business needs to be surrounded in prayer. Ahead of our 60th Constituency Session on April 28, Washington Conference is inviting all churches to observe a moment of silent petition on Sabbath, April 27.

We ask that you take this time of agreement in prayer to ask for the Father’s presence, power, and provision for our delegates and leaders at this important meeting.

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. 5 | Craig Mattson will be at Northwest Christian School for Chapel
Apr. 6 | Craig Carr will speak at Centralia SDA Church in Centralia
Apr. 6 | Craig Carr will visit Fire Rekindled at South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship

Apr. 7-10 | Craig Mattson will be at PSAA's Accreditation Evaluation in Kirkland
Apr. 8 | Leaders at Delegate Information Meeting in Chehalis
Apr. 9 | Leaders at Delegate Information Meeting (English) in Federal Way
Apr. 10 | Leaders at Delegate Information Meeting in Kirkland
Apr. 11 | Leaders at Delegate Information Meeting in Seattle
Apr. 13 | Leaders at Delegate Information Meeting (Spanish) in Federal Way

Apr. 17-18 | Craig Mattson leads the K-12 Board of Education Meeting & Principals' Council in Federal Way
Apr. 19 | Craig Carr will attend Journey to the Cross at Auburn Academy Church
Apr. 19-20 | Doug Bing will attend ASI Northwest in College Place, Wash.

Apr. 21-24 | Craig Mattson will be at AAA's Accreditation Evaluation in Auburn
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

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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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