Adventurers and Pathfinders at Deer Park Church

June 01, 2007 | Annette Ross

"With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon coming Savior might be carried to the whole world! How soon might the end come—the end of suffering and sorrow and sin!" Education, 271.

We believe Ellen G. White's statement at the Deer Park Church. There is an active Adventurers Club of 18 members, ages 4 to 9 under the direction of Candy Minden.

The Deer Park Mountaineers Pathfinder Club is very active with 20 members under the direction of Arlita and Ken Parr. This past year a number of our young people have gone on mission trips in the U.S. and overseas.

Members had a special treat on Pathfinder and Adventurer Sabbath March 17. Aaron Morrill, 11, of our Pathfinder group who goes to Countryside Church, spoke. Morrill went to Guatemala on a mission trip to help dig wells and build churches and reservoirs. In the evenings a series of meetings was held with Morrill speaking through an interpreter. On March 19 he spoke to the church giving the same message with one of our Spanish-speaking members interpreting into Spanish, as had been done in Guatemala. The message was a clear and beautiful explanation of the plan of salvation, eloquent in its simplicity. What an example for the adults who listened! Many of our young people plan to go again this year on mission trips in the U.S. and abroad.