Students at Grays Harbor Adventist Christian School (GHACS) are learning to use their time wisely to bless humanity.
The service theme is woven throughout the curriculum for this multi-grade school in Montesano, Wash., where students are encouraged to develop their talents and be a blessing to others.
When the students finish their assignments, they can make gifts to give out at the local food bank, create cheer cards or bookmarks to brighten someone's day, or knit warm hats for people in need.
Several upper-grade students from the school attended the conference-wide service project in September 2011 in Kirkland, Wash. Before the Christmas holiday, the students made candy leis to distribute at the Grays Harbor Adventist Food Bank to the children of clients.
In January, the students sang at a local nursing home and then gave out handcrafted cards and bookmarks with Bible verses on them.
"It gave me a leap of joy to sing to them," wrote one student in a journal response after the singing outreach service project.
GHACS appreciates the support from its local churches and the Washington Conference for encouraging its youth to learn the joy of service and to pursue a life-work of helping others.