PSAA Students Jump To Help Farmer

The call came on Tuesday morning. Claudia Bahnmiller, a Monroe (Wash.) Church member, contacted Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) with a plea for help. One of her neighbors had just been diagnosed with cancer. He had a wife, an infant, a farm to manage and, with fall ending soon, crops to harvest and get to market. His health condition made it impossible for him to complete all the necessary work.

Bahnmiller knew that PSAA was active in outreach projects and called to ask for help. The students and staff reacted quickly and with efficiency. That Friday, Doug White, principal, and 23 students traveled to Monroe to assist the farmer. Students helped babysit the infant, cleaned the house, washed windows, got crops ready for market and made signs for a roadside market.

“Serving the community is a foundation of our mission statement at PSAA," said White. “Our students love being able to give.” This “instant outreach” will now become an ongoing ministry to that farmer in Monroe.

December 01, 2003 / Washington Conference