Greetings Pathfinders!

Another year has passed, and we are once again celebrating a new World Pathfinder Day! 

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to understanding young people and training its youth for leadership and service to humanity. The Pathfinder Club is a church-centered spiritual-recreational-activity program designed for young people 10 to 15 years of age. “Pathfindering” appeals to this age group because its program features activities that meet their needs and interests. Much of the Pathfinder Club program is built around physical action. This is because youth from 10 to 15 years of age are in a fast-growing physical stage of development. It is filled with action, adventure, challenge, and group activities, and provides opportunities for the development of new attitudes and skills that produce personal growth, team or community spirit, and a sense of loyalty and respect for God, His Creation, and His church.

The whole philosophy of “Pathfindering” is built on the premise that “children learn best by example, rather than precept.” As they see leaders and parents’ model spiritual and social values, they too will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitudes, and determination to excel in all their various pursuits. May this World Pathfinder Day Give an opportunity for the development of leadership by encouraging club members to work together and share in leadership responsibility. This will teach them to learn the lessons of obedience, discipline, resourcefulness, patriotism, and the processes of group dynamics.

Seek to foster the harmonious development of the physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual life of the Pathfinder. The invigoration of mind and body, the fostering of an unselfish spirit, and the attention to recreational and cultural activities will provide a stimulus for personal growth and act as an outlet for that restless energy, which is so often a destructive source of danger to the young person.

We are so excited and thrilled to have another opportunity to celebrate together.  With the world returning to its previous ways, we are now faced with new challenges and tribulations after the last few years. We can sometimes find ourselves asking how we can face the problems in our lives and in our communities. Do we have to face it alone? An answer can be to GO WITH JESUS. He is our rock, our strength, and our light. With Jesus by our side, we can face anything that may come our way and build a path for others to follow. By Going with Jesus, we can weather any storm, climb any mountain, and face giants that may appear in our path.  He helps us remember that when we GO WITH JESUS we are never alone.

I hope you enjoy the joyful celebration of this important movement. Make your stand and GO WITH JESUS so the whole world will know we are never alone. HAPPY WORLD PATHFINDER DAY!