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May 30, 2019

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Dealing with Shock & Awe

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

When the United States first attacked Iraq a number of years ago, they used the term “shock and awe” to describe the first waves of bombings that took place that day on Baghdad and other locations. For those who watched the coverage, you easily understood why the term was used as the military power that was being directed at Iraq was overwhelming. If you agreed with the war or not, you could see that the powerful weaponry that was being used was causing overwhelming destruction as well as something that would cause a significant mental impact on the Iraqi people.

In my morning reading today, I read the following verse about how God said to deal with the shock and awe of those who may want to be at war with you. In Deuteronomy 20:1 it states, “When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.”

There are several things to take away from this scripture.

Continue reading to see Doug's insights to Deuteronomy 20:1!
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"Why Should I Care Who Gets My Stuff" :: Part 1

Why Should I Care Who Gets My Stuff?

Have you ever heard someone say "Everyone needs a will" and thought to yourself "Why do I care who gets my stuff when I die. I'll be dead!" In this short video series, planned giving experts share their thoughts on why everyone should care about what happens to their belongings, and even some ideas on how you can be a blessing to others by putting a plan in place.

This video is apart of a 12-part series on philanthropy in which experts from across the United States and Canada answer commonly asked questions about planned giving and charitable estate planning. These videos were produced by the Planned Giving & Trust Services Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Get connected with a planned giving officer in your area, visit!
Watch Part 2 of "Why Should I Care Who Gets My Stuff?"

We Need #WACampMeeting Volunteers

Do you have a heart for service? Discover three ways you can be involved at camp meeting this June 14-22!
  • Health Fair Volunteers :: Are you a community member or a medical professional interested in volunteering for the new One-Day Health Fair? Washington Conference Health Ministries is looking for you! If interested in volunteering, please contact Elida Jerez by calling (253) 681-6008 or emailing!

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  • Certified Lifeguards :: Are you or someone you know a certified lifeguard looking for a week-long summer job? Joe Underhill, camp meeting pool manager, is searching for certified lifeguards to work at #WACampMeeting! If you or someone you know is qualified and interested, please email Joe Underhill!
  • Camp Meeting Security :: The Camp Meeting Security team is looking for dedicated individuals to join their team to provide great customer service to both campers and guests. You need to be at least 18 years old, be a member in good standing with your local church, be willing to work with people, and work 6 to 8-hour shift. Basic duties include patrolling the Academy grounds, helping find lost children, providing directions to guests, and helping park cars. If interested or would like to know more information, please contact Jeff Keating via email or by phone at (253) 880-4646.

It's Graduation Season!

This last couple of weeks has been a busy time for our Adventist schools, educators, and students as they prepare for graduation from Kindergarten, 8th grade, and academy! We are so proud of these growing young Adventists as they continue to achieve life goals and grow to become disciples of Christ.

The five 8th grade graduates from Forest Park Adventist School have a great aim as they prepare for academy, "In our hands we hold today; in our dreams we hold tomorrow; in our faith we hold forever."

Connect with an Adventist School!

June 14-22 | Join Us At #WACampMeeting!

#WACampMeeting is coming soon this June 14-22! 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 Spiritual Growth include:
  • The Old Testament and the Book of Revelation with Brant Berglin
  • How to Share the Gospel with Latter-day Saints with Pastor Jason Canfield
  • Bring Back the Glory: Prayer & Revival with Randy Maxwell
  • Reclaiming Our Wounded with Pastor Richard Kurtz
  • A Hike through Spiritual Take-Aways from the Pacific Crest Trail with Sheri Crooker
  • The Gospel of John with Pastor Bill Roberts
  • Islam, Last Day Events and Your Muslim Neighbor with Pastor Tim Roosenberg

Just Released :: Digital Program Guide

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!

Reserve Your #WACampMeeting Lodging!

Get ready to camp at #WACampMeeting! Reserve your Conference Tent or (Dry, Partial, or Full) RV site TODAY at!
See the #WACampMeeting Digital Program Guide TODAY!
Reserve Your #WACampMeeting Lodging TODAY!

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!
May 30 | Craig Carr will attend Olympia Christian School Graduation
May 30 | Doug Bing will attend Skagit School Graduation in Burlington
May 30 | Jerry Russell will attend Poulsbo School Graduation in Poulsbo
May 30 | Craig Mattson will attend Buena Vista Graduation in Auburn

May 31 | Doug Bing will attend Auburn Adventist Academy Graduation
May 31 - Jun. 2 | Jerry Russell will attend Auburn Adventist Academy Graduation

June 1-2 | Doug Bing will preach at 24-Seven Church in Bellevue
June 1-2 | Conference Leaders will attend Auburn Adventist Academy Graduation
June 4 | Craig Mattson will attend AAA End of Year Banquet in Auburn
June 4 | Doug Bing will attend Grays Harbor Graduation in Montesano
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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