Pathfinders Gather for First In-Person Fair in Years

After three years of not being able to meet for the end-of-year Pathfinder Fair, the Oregon Conference Pathfinders came together in-person at Three Sisters Adventist School in Bend, Oregon for a wonderful day of celebration.

More than 350 Pathfinders and staff gathered on Sunday, May 15, 2022, under the sunny, central Oregon skies to recognize various accomplishments from the past year, to demonstrate various skills learned and to joyfully spend time together again. The Oregon Conference Pathfinder leadership team, consisting of area coordinators from throughout the state, worked diligently to make the event a reality.

Pathfinders were not only able to celebrate the accomplishments of others, but also enjoy games, activities and great food. More than that, young people and leaders alike got to spend quality time in fellowship, enjoying the outdoors and catching up with friends.

A few young people honored during the festivities of the day included Gabe Fullard-Leo, Cassie Janani, Matthew Beaty, Joseph McWilliam, Khiun Paw and Quentin Ulloa. Through four years of hard work, training, service and dedication to youth ministry, they made it through the Teen Leadership Training program.

These new graduates of the TLT program were awarded their TLT patch and chord, and pinned by their mentor, Rachel Scribner, conference TLT coordinator.

Two teams from the Pleasant Valley Club were also recognized for their hard work, landing them at the North American Division-level Pathfinder Bible Experience, an accomplishment that takes a countless number of hours studying and reviewing God’s Word.

Last, but, absolutely not least, nearly 20 Pathfinders who were baptized in the last couple of years were recognized, celebrated and prayed over.

The Oregon Conference Pathfinder team is especially grateful to all the local club directors, staff and parents who invest so much of their time and energy to provide these opportunities for their young people. They’re looking forward to how God might use Pathfinder ministry this next year to assist parents in helping our young people grow in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and men.

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