A Pathfinder is Baptized MCACS Teachers a Strong Influence

Teachers and Pathfinder leaders helped to bring about what happened on Feb. 24: Michael Esquivel was baptized by Pat Milligan, Hood River Church pastor.

Michael, 13, is the youngest of four children. His siblings were baptized when they were about the same age. It all started at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School.

Michael is fortunate that many adults have had a positive influence in his life. In kindergarten, Michael got off to a good start in Bible, beginning math and reading, with Elaina Mathisen as teacher. Other influential teachers have been Gail Hill, Darla Milam, and Dale Milam, the school principal at that time. With Peter Hardy, the current principal, and Bobbie DeWeber, his teacher, Michael has continued to study and grow.

Michael has been part of the Pathfinder club where Gary Halbasch and Ralph Staley, co-directors, included special spiritual times on their frequent weekend campouts. Michael's Pathfinder club friends attended his baptism in full uniform.

July 01, 2007 / Oregon Conference