ACTS to disband

Dear Friends, 

2020 has certainly been a year of unprecedented times and incredible opportunity. As the Board of Directors for ACTS, we have spent the past several months in deep prayer and conversation, seeking wisdom from God and counsel from those more experienced and knowledgeable than we are. We are thankful for a ministry, founded by Joe Martin, that has seen 31 years of meeting the needs and reaching the hearts of our local kids. Beautiful volunteers joined this team, many donors and churches have provided support and facilities, and countless lives have been changed. The ministry of ACTS has made a mark in this community. 

That being said, we realize that there are seasons in life and seasons in ministry. This past year we have walked through a change in leadership, coupled with countless complications brought on by COVID-19 and not being able to do the ministry we so love to do. Through many months of discussion and 40+ days of corporate prayer, we have reached a difficult and momentous decision. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of the ACTS ministry, which includes ceasing the pursuit of building the Gorge Youth Center. 

This decision has been hard, but we have peace that it is the right step. We are now working through details with legal, financial, and spiritual advisors to bring all aspects of ACTS to a smooth and timely closure. Our biggest desire is to bring God glory as we work through the steps of this process. 

Thank you for joining us on this journey and for walking with us as we close this sweet ministry and ask God to bring others forward to reach the youth of The Dalles with the message of Jesus. 


Alex Maia, Susan Bull, Garth Miller, Linda Miller, Beki Duke – The ACTS Board of Directors 

P.O Box 1011, The Dalles OR 97058 541-298-4277