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May 9, 2019

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Dealing With Snakes In Your Life

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

I am not a huge lover of snakes. I have played with them when around other people, so they won’t know that I don’t like them, and I have held them for long periods of time. However, I would never choose to be around them. Wilma, my wife of 36 years, had one rule for our new marriage: no snakes in the house. Well that was quite easy to follow!

During my childhood, one particular experience with a snake stands out in my mind. I was playing with several of the neighborhood children outdoors and as we were walking towards the park we came upon a large 5-foot snake. Being children, the snake seemed to be 7-8 feet long at the time.

We surrounded the snake as it tried to escape, and it did what most snakes will do. It coiled up into a defensive position with its tail sticking up and shaking back and forth and its head came up ready to strike. This had all the appearances to us of being a rattlesnake. One of us raced home to tell my mother.

We were screaming and hollering, and soon other children were surrounding the snake too. My mother came racing from the house with a garden hoe in hand. Then my quiet unassuming mother transformed into one of the most aggressive humans I think I had seen in my short life.

Continue reading to see how Doug connects his childhood memory to the story of the Israelites and the Bronze Snake!

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Orcas Christian School Receives Scholarship Donation Matching!

Every $1 donated in the month of May will become $10 for Orcas Christian School thanks to the generous support of a prominent media company (up to $60,000). If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to help ensure equitable access to quality education on Orcas Island, you can make a donation at or contact our office at (360) 376-6683.

If you choose to make a donation through our website, please indicate that the money should be deposited into our Student Scholarship Fund in Payment Notes.

Thank you for supporting Adventist Christian Education!

Donate to the OCS Student Scholarship Fund!

Join Us at #WACampMeeting!

Are you excited for #WACampMeeting this June 14-22? We are! This year, we are focusing on Growing Spiritually and Praying Continually as we strengthen our relationship with Christ and reconnect with one another.

Join us for exciting activities, workshops and trainings:
  • CPR Training
  • Mobile Communications
  • Starting a Health Ministry
  • One-Day Health Fair
  • Family Fest
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Morning fitness class
  • Music classes
  • and much more!

Reserve Your #WACampMeeting Lodging!

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

Auburn Adventist Academy Turns 100!

Within a school's history are many individual stories, and this is especially true with the centennial celebration for Auburn Adventist Academy. Throughout its 100 years of service, Auburn graduated 8,000 students and trained hundreds more. Many families have generations of connections!

The Case family, for example, has four generations of graduates: Matriarch Ella Mae Wyatt Case graduated in 1941. Her son Ronald graduated in 1961. Her grandsons Edward and Brian graduated in 1989 and 1993, respectively. The fourth generation will graduate in June when great granddaughter Stephanie receives her diploma. Ron and his wife Joan brought a four-generation photo to alumni weekend!

What's your Auburn story? We'd love to hear your experience!
Share Your Auburn Story!

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 11 | Craig Carr will preach at Arlington Adventist Church
May 14 | Conference Leaders will be at Spring Pastors' Meeting at Washington Conference
May 15 | Conference Leaders will be at NPUC Leadership Training at Washington Conference

May 17-18 | Doug Bing will attend NPUC Regional Convocation in Gladstone, Ore.

May 25 | Doug Bing will preach at Chehalis Adventist Church

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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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