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August 1, 2019

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

Speak, Lord, for your servant hears

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Mrs. Burbach was my elementary school teacher for grades 2-4. She was a quite spoken lady but with a quiet intensity about her. She, like many teachers, believed in memory verses. 

There was one character in the Bible that she seemed to love, and I remember to this day her talks regarding the prophet Samuel. She spent time talking about the call of Samuel when he was a young person asleep at night and heard God’s voice.

One of the memory verses I still remember is in 1 Samuel 3:9 — “Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.”

But there's another important life lesson and Bible verse that I remember...
Keep Reading!

Gibbs, Goose, Kaylee & God

“I’d like you to meet Kaylee and Gibbs,” David Yeagley, known as Pastor Dave at Sunset Lake Camp, announces to campers at Monday morning line call. “Kaylee and Gibbs are here to listen to you this week if you need someone to talk with.”

Kaylee and Gibbs then greet each cabin. Kaylee Sewell is a recent social work graduate from Walla Walla University. Gibbs is a well-behaved, two-year-old russet toned golden retriever with a specific mission: to break down barriers.

“Gibbs is a good opener,” Sewell says. “Anywhere I go, Gibbs goes with me. He helps campers calm down and open up to talk. Campers will often call out, “Hi Gibbs and Goose!” (Goose is a stuffed toy that Gibbs carries around.)

Sewell is piloting a social worker role at Sunset Lake Camp. In previous times, campers primarily dealt with feelings of homesickness when they came to camp. Now, the issues are bigger. Much bigger.
See What God's Doing Through Kaylee & Gibbs!

Big Thanks From Texas

Marshall Gonzales, Texas Adventist Community Services (ACS) director, called this week to say "Thank you" to Washington Conference members for the donations you sent to help people at our southern borders. You are welcome to follow along with the latest news about ACS efforts and see your gifts at work through the Texas ACS Facebook page. There are still ways for you to offer Border Assistance, including a new online donation option!
See Your Border Assistance At Work!

Adventists Encourage Responsible Immunization

This week on July 28, new MMR immunization exemption laws for school and child care attendance went into effect in the State of Washington.

The Seventh-day Adventist church and school system encourages responsible immunization and has no faith-based reason to discourage immunization. As a church, school and healthcare system, we care about the safety, health and well being of our students, families, employees and community.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church adopted an official statement on immunizations in 2015, and you are welcome to read it below.
Official Statement on Immunizations

"The Whole Life" Health Coach Partner Training

For every 10 people you see worldwide, 9.5 have health problems and are in need of help.

What if you could do something to heal them? What if you could help without having a medical degree? What if in helping them, you could bring them to Jesus?

Meet Josh Vasquez. For the last five years, God has put a burden on his heart to heal through simple means that heal the entire person.

Join Josh on August 25 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Washington Conference Auditorium in Federal Way to learn how you can be a Health Coach Partner to share “The Whole Life.”
Learn More About "The Whole Life"

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!

Aug 3 | Craig Carr introducing Ron Preast at Cedarhome Church in Stanwood

Aug 10 | Craig Carr preaching at Puyallup Church in Puyallup
Aug 12-17 | Conference Leaders attending Oshkosh Camporee in Wisconsin

Aug 21 | Craig Mattson attending Teaching Excellence Workshop
Aug 22 | Craig Mattson leading Teachers' In-Service
Aug 24 |
Doug Bing preaching at South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship
Aug 26 | Craig Mattson visiting schools during the First Day of School

Aug 30 | Craig Carr visiting Family Adventure Camp at Sunset Lake Camp
Aug 31 | Craig Carr preaching at True Vine Group in Seattle

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President: Doug Bing. VP Administration: Craig Carr.
VP Finance: Jerry Russell. VP Education: Craig Mattson.
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