Baker View Grows Volunteer Network

December 22, 2021 | Education | Mary Ann Barrett

Baker View Christian School in Bellingham, Washington has experienced an incredible downpour of blessings. 

After a temporary three-year closure, BVCS reopened in August 2021 with eleven students. The school is serving the educational needs of a diverse group of families in Whatcom County this year.

One of the biggest challenges in reopening the school was reestablishing a support network of volunteers. But God's love for BVCS poured out abundantly through the hands and feet of His people.

The school’s many needs continue to be fulfilled by faithful members of the Bellingham Church. One member volunteered to lay the new flooring for the school hallways. One of the Sabbath school teachers visits weekly and is now known as the “Friday story lady.” 

Volunteers come to teach Spanish, guitar, percussion and woodworking. Others provide and prepare food for hot lunches.

Today’s pressures can often put a lot on young families, and sometimes, in the morning rush, a lunch is forgotten at home. So, the Bellingham Adventist Community Services leader planned a food drive for the school. It inspired the school’s first food pantry — a pantry that is never empty.

Transportation issues impacted the attendance of a significant number of students. The school van wasn't operational yet, so a family stepped up and offered the use of their car. Someone else volunteered to drive students each day.

Day after day, the Baker View School is blessed by a close, involved church family. With a heart for Adventist Christian education, the Bellingham members are living and breathing showers of blessings. 

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8 NIV).