PSAA Students Involved in Ministry

August 01, 2011 | Raschelle Casebier

Puget Sound Adventist Academy students in Kirkland, Wash., are discovering new ways to reach out to their fellow students, their community and the world. Many of these ministries are established directly by the students.

Natalie Dorland, next year's senior class president, created two ministries, including an on-campus bulletin board where anyone can leave encouraging notes for weekly featured students and a Facebook page where Dorland posts Bible verses, both dedicated to and encouraging her peers.

Students also conducted Weeks of Prayer at nearby schools in addition to the three Student Weeks of Prayer at their own school. In the community, the students prepare and serve meals for the homeless.

The outreach continues with the band and choir groups performing their musical ministries at different churches. The Impact group, the select singing group, performs in Pacific Northwest churches year-round in addition to touring and performing in Europe this summer.

The students also brought their ministries worldwide with the Belize mission trip, where nearly 45 students went to Bullettree, Belize, last winter.

"We built a school with three rooms, conducted a Vacation Bible School and took kids each night to conduct a radio show," says Howard Munson, PSAA teacher.

Munson and PSAA students, faculty and alumni also joined a trip to Haiti this summer to build orphanages and schools, distribute food, build water supply systems, and provide medical care. Trip reports are available at