Cascade Eagles Soar at Pathfinder Bible Achievement

August 01, 2012 | Kathy West

The Cascade Eagles Pathfinder Bible Achievement Team from Burlington, Wash., received first place at the final division event held at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Mich., on April 21.

The team recognized that even though they put in hours of study time, it was God who helped them remember what they had learned and blessed their efforts.

This was the fourth and final event of the year for Bible Achievement and the highlight of a wonderful trip to Illinois, Indiana and Michigan for the team and parents too.

Pathfinder Bible Achievement is a great opportunity for children to learn more about the God of the Bible. Each team consists of six Pathfinders in grades 5–10. This year, teams studied the book of Isaiah and the associated material in the Adventist Bible Commentary. At area-, conference- and union-level events, they answered in-depth questions that showed their knowledge of the subject material, qualifying them for the final event.

Only nine Pathfinder Bible Achievement teams qualified to participate at Andrews University this year. They came from various parts of North America, including Canada, to participate in the event. Each team was hoping to show the judges they had the right answers for 90 increasingly difficult questions.

It was inspiring to watch these youth work together to achieve their dreams. Hopefully many more teams will qualify next year. Lots of excitement to study the Bible is expected. This is a way to encourage young people to put God's Word into their hearts and minds.