Baptism at Sun Lakes State Park
Two baptisms celebrate the end of the year for the Othello Adventurer Club. Members of the Othello (Wash.) Church always enjoy their annual church campout at Sun Lakes State Park. This year was extra special with the baptism of Abby Steffler and Katelyn Johnson. Wayne Hicks, Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder/Adventurer director, baptized the girls in the cold lake waters on June 23 following a church service at the picnic tables that included Hicks' dog Rufus.
Eloyce Mundall, Adventurer leader, had studied the baptismal lessons with Abby. Abby's grandparents, Kevin and Gail Johnson, faithfully bring a pew full of grandchildren, including Abby, to church each Sabbath and to Adventurers meetings. Abby's parents were among the many friends and family who witnessed the baptism on this beautiful sunny day.
Katelyn Johnson, newly bridged from Adventurers to Pathfinders at Investiture, had studied with her parents, Larry and Cindy Johnson, Pathfinders leaders. Pathfinders and Adventurers, in uniform, provided an honor guard during the baptismal service.
Immediately after the baptism, Mundall beamed, "This [baptism] is what makes all the work in Adventurers and Pathfinders so worthwhile."