Auburn Students Show Christianity in Action
Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) participated in their second annual Community Service Day on Oct. 14. All students and staff helped improve the community with 14 projects at eight locations.
“Service Day gave the students a sense of what a community is,” says Jennifer Woody, AAA co-chaplain and one of the Service Day coordinators. “They recognized ways to serve in their own backyards and saw the importance of giving up their day to serve someone else.”
Students planted trees to enhance the beauty of neighborhoods, volunteered at a local library, picked up trash, weeded, painted and cleaned to benefit the community and show Christianity in action.
“We plan a community service day, first and foremost, because Jesus said to ‘go,’” says Tom Decker, AAA principal. “It was a good day to connect with our community.”
The day of service also involved seventh- and eighth-grade students from Buena Vista Elementary School in Auburn and Northwest Christian School in Puyallup.
Students left the physical appearance of the community looking nice, and they left an impression on the people with their hard work and kindness. Students worked hard to contribute to the local community by coming together as one student body for a day of service.
“Everyone was working together as one to make the community better,” says Joshua Huh, Associated Student Body president. “This day helped us as students to unite and realize the necessity of service.”