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March 7, 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 Ladder

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Have you ever gone to the gym and seen a machine called Jacob's Ladder? My gym where I exercise has a couple Jacob's Ladder machines that consists of a series of wooden bars that keep moving on a continuous loop and the angle is quite steep. The idea is that you are to climb these bars like you would a ladder. The only issue is that the ladder doesn’t come to an end. It is a high intensity workout and when it’s all over you will most certainly be sweating. You may even be wondering why exactly you have just put yourself through such a grueling test of your body.

Today I read the story of Jacob’s ladder in Genesis 28. Jacob, if you remember correctly, had stolen his brother’s blessing and his brother Esau was not happy and was planning to kill him. Jacob had to get out of town. He was being sent away from everything he had ever known to a land he had never been. He finds himself ready to settle down for the night and found a stone that he thought my serve as a pillow.

Continue reading to see Doug's comparison to the exercise machine of Jacob's Ladder to the Biblical Jacob's Ladder!

Keep Reading!
:: THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON

Camp Meeting Lodging Reservations are OPEN!


#WACampMeeting Online Lodging Reservations are OPEN for you to reserve Partial RV, Dry RV, and Conference Tent areas! Visit washingtonconference.org/campmeeting to reserve now!

For questions regarding lodging at Camp Meeting, please email Gayle Lasher at guests@waconference.org.

Reserve Your Loding Now!

"Large Committee" - When is it?

To prepare for the 60th Regular Constituency Session, the "Large Committee" will be held on Sunday, March 31, at Auburn Adventist Academy Church for elected individuals from each church to select the members of the nominating committee.

Click to See A Schedule for Constituency Session!

NW Prison Ministries Convention


Maintain a healthy ministry for those affected by incarceration by sharpening your skills and perspective at the NW Prison Ministry Convention this April 12-14 in Gladstone, Ore. This event has become a much anticipated event for Prison Ministry volunteers, leaders and supporters. Speakers share rich content for learning and encouragement. Make sure you and others that you know who are interested in Prison Ministry are there!

Seminar presentations include:
  • Jail Ministry
  • Avoiding and Managing Manipulation
  • Transitional Housing
  • Equipping Local Congregations to Receive Returning Citizens
  • Following the Rules
  • What Makes a Healthy Volunteer?

Early bird registration ends this Monday, March 11! For more information, call Pattric Parris at the NPUC Prison Ministry Department at 360-857-7033.
Click to See a Flyer!
Regist for NW Prison Ministries Convention NOW!

A Strong Foundation for Education


This past February, our education leaders were actively working to build a stronger foundation for Adventist Education by either lobbying in Olympia to reform bills related to private schools or attending a Encounter Bible training to learn better ways to teach the new Bible curriculum to our students.

Peter Fackenthall, along with many other education leaders, recently went to Olympia for the annual WFIS Advocacy Retreat. During their two day experience, the team worked together to review more than 114 bills that relate to private schools that are currently in Legislature on the topics of school safety, curriculum, and early learning! As they reviewed these bills, they prepared to present at prescheduled meetings with Representatives and Senators at the Capitol the next day!

In February, a few of our western Washington education leaders and teachers attended an Encounter Bible curriculum education training in Ontario, Calif. to get a better picture on how to teach the new Bible curriculum! They were even featured in Engage, an online newsletter from the NAD Adventist Education department!
Read the Feature from Engage Magazine!
FROM ADVENTIST WORLD RADIO

This Week's Offering Benefits Adventist World Radio!


"I listen to your broadcast very patiently and carefully," read the letter from an Adventist World Radio listener in Asia. "I was stone hearted, but after listening to your word, here has been a change in my life. Please pray for me."

By generously supporting the AWR annual offering this Sabbath, you will be a partner in bring God's love to those who need it most. For a closer look at AWR, go to YouTube.com/awrweb or Facebook.com/awr360
Learn More About Adventist World Radio!

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!
 
Mar. 7 | Craig Mattson giving Chapel Presentation at Orcas Christian School in Eastsound
Mar. 9 | Doug Bing speaking at Poulsbo Adventist Church in Poulsbo
Mar. 10 | Leaders at Hearts of Gold Dinner & Auction in Auburn
Mar. 11-13 | Doug Bing at NPUC Presidents Council
Mar. 11-12
| Craig Mattson at Lewis Count Adventist School Accreditation in Chehalis
Mar. 16 | Doug Bing speaking at Arlington Adventist Church in Arlington
Mar. 16 | Craig Carr visiting Eastside SDA Fellowship in Kirkland
Mar. 23 | Doug Bing speaking at Southcenter Church in Des Moines
Mar. 24-27 | Craig Carr & Jerry Russell at Beyond the Bottom Line Conference
Mar. 31
| Craig Carr hosting Large Committee Meeting at Auburn Adventist  Academy Church
Mar. 31 | Doug Bing, Craig Carr, & Jerry Russell previewing HOPE House in Tacoma
Apr. 6 | Craig Carr speaking at Centralia SDA Church in Centralia

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Copyright © 2019 Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, All rights reserved.
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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