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May 24, 2018
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Refocusing Prayer

by Heidi Baumgartner, Washington Conference communication director

I’ve gone through many dry periods in my life when my prayers sounded the same, felt the same, and seemed to give the same results. You’ve likely had a similar chapter of life, or maybe multiple chapters like this.

I thought as a writerly type that prayer journals would be the answer. While cleaning house and trying to minimize recently, I found no less than 5 incomplete prayer journals starting from about age 10. That early journal is sweet and special…and slightly embarrassing! The teenage one was the worst one with the embarrassment factor and I still can’t bring myself to flip through those pages. Then there is the college edition, the first job edition, and the prayer group edition. I really did try prayer journaling!

Prayer journaling seemed like the essential tool of a good prayer warrior! And I felt guilty or that I was failing somehow because prayer journals didn’t click for me. The only time it kind of worked for me was when I had a prayer partner who I called once or twice a month. I kept a journal mostly because I had accountability! She did it, so I did it.

Perhaps the reason I struggled most with prayer journaling was because the focus was on me, not on our God.

And then a breakthrough happened.
Continue Reading in the Growing Leaders Blog!

Join a #WACampMeeting workshop on June 18-22, Monday-Friday!


There are a selection of workshops to attend on June 18-22, Monday-Friday! Learn to be a better disciple in Jesus, grow in your faith, improve your health, and create healthy relationships. These are 75-minute long workshops held at 9:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 4 pm. Recordings are available from many of the classes!

Workshops include:

  • Service oriented classes
  • Digital discipleship classes
  • Spiritual growth classes
  • Health, grieving, and comforting classes
  • Growing leadership classes
  • And more!
Explore the #WACampMeeting Digital Program Guide!

Find a Job at #WACampMeeting

There are two job opportunities for you at #WACampMeeting this year!
  1. The Camp Meeting Security team is looking for some energetic and committed people to work at Camp Meeting this year. The main duty of a Camp Meeting Security Officer is one of customer service. We help people find their way around the Camp Meeting grounds, help find lost children, shuttle guests between meetings, assist with parking, and occasional crowd control duties. This is a paid position and you must be at least 18 years old, but no previous security experience is necessary - just a willingness to help people! If interested, please contact Jeff Keating at 253-880-4646 or
  2. Are you good with kids? Pastor Natalie Dorland is looking for people to work for a week at #WACampMeeting in the Kindergarten Department leading kids to different stations. This is an easy paid position! Background screening is required. If interested, please contact Natalie Dorland at

Get to Know the #WACampMeeting Speakers!

Please join us in Auburn from Friday, June 15, through Sabbath, June 23, for a family-friendly week of spiritual growth and Christian community.

Our featured speakers this year are:

  • First Weekend: Ron Halvorsen, Jr., Ohio Conference president
  • Early Mornings: Randy Maxwell, Renton (Wash.) pastor and author
  • Mid-Mornings: Dr. Ryan Hayes, Andrews University Chemistry Professor
  • Monday Night: Doug Bing, Washington Conference president
  • Weeknights (Tues-Thurs): Harold Alomia, College View (Neb.) pastor
  • Second Weekend: Dr. Fredrick Russell, Atlanta Berean (Ga.) pastor

Livestream will be available for keynote presentations in Rainier Auditorium on weekends at 11 am and on weekdays at 7 pm, on both Facebook Live and Youtube.
Click to Explore More #WACampMeeting Speakers!

Dental Care at #WACampMeeting

Don't have access to dental care? The Dental Van will be onsite offering exams, x-rays, composite fillings and extractions for the homeless, elderly, veterans, underemployed, underinsured and uninsured, on Monday (June 18), Wednesday (June 20), Friday (June 22) between 10 am to 4 pm during #WACampMeeting on June 15-23!

Sign in at the Dental Van reception table!
Explore the #WACampMeeting Digital Program Guide!

Rise Against Hunger is back at #WACampMeeting!

Last year at #WACampMeeting, we had children, youth, parents, and grandparents come together for an amazing service opportunity to package 20,000 meals for third-world countries. This project is coming back again by popular demand! Participant t-shirts will be available for the first 100 volunteers!

Participant sign in begins Sunday, June 17, at 10:40 am. Volunteers may come at 9:30 am for set up and stay "late" to help with tear down!
Explore the #WACampMeeting Digital Program Guide!

Tithe & Offering Giving Guide

How do I tithe? How do I fill out a giving envelope? Where does my tithe go? These are a few questions answered in the new Tithe & Offering Giving Guide tri-fold from the Washington Conference Stewardship department, to help you learn more about tithing!
Click to Find Tithing Answers!

Meet & Greet

Washington Conference president, Doug Bing, would like to say hello to you at one (or more) of these upcoming events. When you see him, please mention this "hello invitation" from Washington ACTS!

May 25  | North Cascade youth vespers in Burlington
May 26  | Refuge Church in Seattle
May 26  | Samoan Advisory & Baptismal Celebration (Afternoon in Auburn
June 1-2 | AAA Graduation in Auburn
June 2 | Bremerton Spanish (Morning) in Bremerton
June 8-9  | Spanish Camp Meeting (Campestre Hispano) in Auburn
June 15-23 | Washington Adventist Camp Meeting in Auburn

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