youngest Pathfinders were soon living the Pathfinder song: “Oh, we are the Pathfinders strong, servants
of God are we, faithful as we march along in kindness, truth, and purity.” When leaving the grocery
store, they encountered a lady whose car was disabled in the middle of the road. Ms. Kristel moved her
vehicle to a safe place and parked. All 3 jumped out, offered their assistance, and helped to move the
car out of traffic. Back on the road, all campers were soon on site and putting up their tents.
A moonlight hike on a cool night, cold temperatures to sleep in, and we’re off to the start of a wonderful
weekend! The SAIL Pathfinders learned how to look in nature for a wide variety of things that God
created. They learned about helping each other to adjust to unfamiliar circumstances. And they learned
that camp food doesn’t have to be boring or routine.
The staff did their part to help the kids learn how to do the tasks they were asked to do. And they
provided a worship service centered on the rivers in the Bible. They read a book on the life of Joseph
Bates. They made opportunities for the Pathfinders to share what they were thankful for and what they
The Sabbath was brought to a beautiful close as they ended their hike along the Colorado River. They
came upon a family who were fishing. A large catch of blue and yellow catfish was inspected and then
they were asked who they were and why they were there. Different ones proudly shared that we were
the SAIL Pathfinders and that we were there to learn about the wonders of the world that God made.
One of the young men seemed delighted that we were there and that we believed God had created the
world. He and his mother began to share their story with us. Then they started asking about the birds
they had seen and wondered about. As we prepared to leave, they thanked us for stopping to talk to
them, telling us that we didn’t have to leave so soon.
The Pathfinders will have many pictures to post showing all the host of wonders they discovered during
the weekend. They have many memories to share, and lessons learned. As staff, we are so proud of the
group of young people who make up this club. Pathfinders and the Seventh-day Adventist Church were
represented well, and God blessed us all in the events of this weekend.
(More pictures coming soon!)