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GACS Students Live Out School Motto

Wednesday afternoons often find fifth- through eighth-graders of Goldendale Adventist Christian School living out their school motto — Love, Prepare, Serve — by sharing Jesus’ love in works of service within the little community and surrounding area of Goldendale, Washington.

As a small three-room school, GACS equips and challenges each student to reach his or her potential spiritually, academically, socially and physically.

Students spend their Wednesday afternoons serving the community in a variety of ways, including stacking wood, weeding the yard of Great Goldendale Chamber of Commerce, assembling cabinets for an elderly person, washing chairs at Goldendale Grange Hall for upcoming mission fundraisers, singing and doing crafts with the residents of New Hope Farms — a place where intellectually or developmentally disabled adults can call home.

Occasionally, students will hand out little packets of encouragement including Bible verses, Glow tracts and school information to local businesses. In addition to Wednesday afternoon service, GACS built a Candy Cane Lane parade float. During the parade, hundreds of little packets of encouragement were placed in the hands of onlookers.

Learning to love, prepare and serve others is the motto to live by, and students at GACS do that every day.

Featured in: March/April 2024