South District Values Adventurers
What would you think if you saw a large group of children and parents flying kites, riding bikes and having a great time in the park on a beautiful fall day? If you guessed “it must be Adventurer Awards Day,” you are correct.
God provided a beautiful day with sunshine, no rain and very little wind for the Upper Columbia Conference South District Adventurers Awards Day on Oct. 22, 2017. Staff, club members and parents came together in Richland, Wash., for the event, hosted by the Richland Orcas.
They started their time together at the Richland Church with a special worship talk during which Celeste Graves shared a story about a special family pet that was lost. The dog experienced all kinds of adventures, even getting arrested, before being found. Graves shared how the family prayed for their pet. The whole time God watched over the dog, guided the family in their search and finally brought their pet home safely home.
Graves reminded attendees that, as much as God cared for and watched over this dog, He loves each Adventurer even more. She shared Luke 12:6–7: “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
Members from the Richland Orcas held the pledge and law banners as the entire group repeated the Pledge of Allegiance and the Adventure Pledge and Law. Members of the Wenatchee Spanish Soldaditos de Jesus Club led the singing, engaging the group in praise in both English and Spanish.
The Adventurers continued their learning with a variety of award classes, including road safety, Bible royalty, beads, cooking, potatoes, down on the farm and puppets. It was exciting to learn together.
After lunch the participants headed down to Leslie Grove Park to enjoy the outdoors. The club members rode their bikes and trikes in the park, threw gliders and flew kites. Some of the cyclists completed an approximately 5-mile ride from Leslie Groves Park to Howard Ammon Park and back.
After riding and playing, the club members drank some apple cider from the store and made some fresh apple cider with the cider press.
It was a fun and action-packed day developing our relationships with Jesus and each other. It was a very special day for God’s most valued treasures.