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February 28, 2019

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

Paul and the Snake

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

My wife doesn’t care for snakes. One thing she made me promise before we were married is that we would never have pet snakes or lizards in our house. I am not a huge fan of snakes myself and I was in love and so that was an easy promise to make! I have heard of many stories about escaped snakes in people’s homes and there is just something about the idea of having a snake loose in the house that is rather disconcerting to me.

My experiences with snakes have been limited: I played with little snakes that I would catch when I was young, have found it interesting to be around boa constrictors and other snakes at zoos, and have even been around rattlesnakes in the wild. Rattlesnakes plain scare me and I have no desire to have them anywhere close to me!

In today’s 28 for 1,000 reading of Acts 28, it brings you to the story of when Paul was shipwrecked. In Acts 28:3-5 you see that once they made it to shore everyone pitched in to make a fire...

Continue reading to see how Doug connects the story of Paul and the snake in Acts 28 to meeting the needs of our community!
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#WACampMeeting Online Lodging Reservations Open Tuesday, March 5!

Camp Meeting is a favorite experience for families to grow spiritually. You are invited to attend and experience #WACampMeeting this June 14-22, 2019! Featured speakers include Dan Jackson, Sung Kwon, David Smith, Brant Berglin, and Bill McClendon. Plus, there is family-friendly programs for all ages!

Online Lodging Reservations open Tuesday, March 5, at for you to reserve Partial RV, Dry RV and Conference Tent areas! If you have any questions, please email
Stay Connected With #WACampMeeting!

Your Personal Invitation to Music Fest


We invite you to join us for a concert with over 600 musically talented students at the Washington Conference Music Festival this Sabbath at 11 am & 6 pm at Auburn Adventist Academy!

Let's match the number of students in attendance and fill the Rainier Auditorium in support of these fantastic scholars!

Get Directions to Auburn Adventist Academy!

This Week's Offering Goes to Local Church Ministries

What causes erosion? The gentle and incessant lapping of water, the prevailing westerly winds, the action of rain and snow beating down—all have their effect. When roots or foundations aren’t deeply secure, the elements slowly but surely wreak disintegration, and sand, rocks, and even structures topple into the lake.

This process is exactly what happens when little indiscretions and the world’s influences begin eating away at our Christian foundation. We don’t notice the erosion until it’s too late. That is why we are encouraged with these words: “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him” (Col. 2:6, 7). It is the daily commitment and attention to your root system that will keep your life standing tall and strong.

This Sabbath's offering is for Local Church Ministries. Help us help others come to Jesus and stay close to Him. And prevent spiritual erosion!

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. 1 | Craig Carr at Welcome Vespers at Washington Conference Music Festival in Auburn
Mar. 2 | Craig Carr speaking at South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship in Tacoma
Mar. 2 | David Salazar speaking at Monroe Church in Monroe
Mar. 2 | Leaders attending the Washington Conference Music Festival in Auburn
Mar. 4 | Craig Mattson chairing an accreditation committee at Grays Harbor School in Montesano
Mar. 5-6 | Craig Mattson attending Teacher Evaluation Training at Oregon Conference
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. 16 | Doug Bing speaking at Arlington Adventist Church in Arlington
Mar. 23 | Doug Bing speaking at Southcenter Church in Des Moines
Mar. 24-27 | Craig Carr & Jerry Russell at Beyond the Bottom Line Conference

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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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