S.S.A.W.S

Slavic School Association of Washington State

To encourage directors, embolden teachers, and inspire students!

S.S.A.W.S

Slavic School Association of Washington State

PURSUE2019

Join us on the 2nd of November

Have you noticed that in today’s society of cultural relativism, tolerance and acceptance, the word of God has been watered down to something completely unrecognizable? The question is, can you recognize the truth? Is the truth evident in your surroundings? Are your friends living out God’s truth? Are you? 

Prepare yourself to be challenged by the timeless truth of God’s word, the basics and wisdom of the bible, and our Christian faith. Something that seems so basic, is life changing! How does one pursue God in today’s society? 

As Samuel is about to choose David as the next king of Israel, God reminds Samuel of something very important; “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” 1st Samuel 16:7.

 

 

 Throughout the scriptures, God seems to care a lot more about the unseen state that is in us, rather than what everyone else sees. While we judge each other on what is seen in our behavior and appearance, God looks deep in us, to see what no one else sees. This is the place in us that holds what we love most, what we crave, what we are so passionate for, what motivates us. This is what defines us, whether we acknowledge it or not; our lives are motivated by our hearts. What we love, what we pursue determines how we live.

In 2ndTimothy 2:22 it says to “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” To pursue means to chase with your whole heart and mind. So what are you pursuing? Is it Jesus Christ? Is it walking in righteousness? Is it truth? 

 

 

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 John 5:5

Trained & Passionate Event Speakers

  We are thankful to our speakers, Daniel Gorbun and Peter Pipchenko as our event speakers this year. 

 

 

 

Daniel is from one of our local churches – Church of Blessing. He works with young adults and is passionate to witness young people thrive relationally in all walks of life. His desire is to love people into a relationship with God. His central prayer through the years has been that God’s love would influence the broken and the lost, and to equip the church to reach beyond the walls. He is often invited to speak at conferences as well as our local Bible College. 

Daniel Gorbun

Daniel Gorbun

Peter Pipchenko

Peter Pipchenko

Peter is from Vancouver, WA. He primarily works with teens ages 14-15, and has been for the past 10 years. Peter is passionate about teens and to empower them to grow to their maximum potential. He is often invited to speak at camps, conferences and youth gatherings. Peter is married to the love of his life, and they are raising 4 wonderful children.