NPUC Pathfinder Bible Experience 2016

March 17, 2016 | Heidi Baumgartner

There’s no question the 11 Northwest Pathfinder teams who qualified for the union-level Pathfinder Bible Experience on March 12 worked hard preparing for a Bible quiz on the book of Exodus and the related portion of the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary. One team’s story, though, stands out.

Six months ago, Jennifer Hubbard, Pathfinder Bible Experience coordinator for Washington's Chehalis Mountaineers club, had never heard of Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE). Once she found out more details, she immediately involved seven 9- to 11-year-olds in her club.

The Mountaineers PBE team met twice a week on Wednesday nights and Sabbath afternoons to study, practice and prepare. The team of six participants (plus an alternate) memorized passages of Scripture and took home individual homework assignments.

"This team memorized all 40 chapters," says Hubbard. "All seven members have committed to next year, and we have a second team signed up for next year as well."

Church members rallied around to support the young team and encourage them in their quest to memorize facts, figures and details from Exodus. One young man on the team even recited a chapter of Exodus for a Chehalis worship service.

When the union-level Pathfinder Bible Experience results were announced after a round of 90 questions, the Chehalis Mountaineers were among eight teams who qualified for the division-level round. The division-level Pathfinder Bible Experience was held April 15–16 in Prescott, Ariz.

Union-Level Pathfinder Bible Experience Results

Eleven Northwest Pathfinder teams qualified to advance to the union-level Pathfinder Bible Experience held March 12 in Chehalis. Here are the results after teams answered 90 questions on the book of Exodus and the related portions of the Bible Commentary. First-place teams were qualified to advance to the North American Division-level Pathfinder Bible Experience held in Prescott.

First Place:

  • Fort Vancouver — Oregon club
  • Cascade Eagles — Washington club
  • Pleasant Valley Sinai Summiters — Oregon club
  • Pend Orielle Valley Wildcats — Upper Columbia club
  • Chehalis Mountaineers — Washington club
  • Wind Valley Arrows — Upper Columbia club
  • Pleasant Valley Lightning Panthers — Oregon Club
  • Hayden Lake Ponderosa — Upper Columbia club

Second Place:

  • Walla Walla Sunrise — Upper Columbia club

Third Place:

  • Golden Eagles — Idaho club
  • Caldwell Flames — Idaho club

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