Hood River Church Wonders Where'd Everybody Go?
The Hood River Church is small, but lately the attendance seems to be getting even smaller. The reason is because our Pathfinders have been quite active. When I asked Ralph Staley, Hood River Pathfinder director, what they have been up to, here's the summary he gave me:
"In January, we went snow camping at Clark Creek on Mt. Hood. The following weekend was Teen Leadership Training at Camp Harlow in Eugene with two new TLT leaders from our club. The next weekend was Pathfinder Sabbath at the Hood River Church, and the last two weekends of February we had another Pathfinder Sabbath at White Salmon Church and a beach campout in Tillamook, Ore." Following the beach outing, leaders also planned a Mexico mission trip for TLTs and their friends to help build a home for orphans."
"We do activities like these to help keep the kids interested in the church and Pathfinders," Staley says. "There are also several children who have joined the club who don't even attend church, which is a great way to reach out to the community."