TT oday, the Pathfinder Club program fulfills an important role within the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ecuador, since the activities it hosts helps many young people learn to have a life more connected with God, to work as a team, and to share a message of love and hope with the world.
Pathfinder camporees are designed to help Pathfinders strengthen their leadership and grow spiritually, physically, and mentally, without forgetting that it is a meeting where they can meditate on the main objective: that other people come to know about God.
This year everything changed and the face-to-face camps would not take place due to COVID-19; however, that was not an impediment for various Pathfinder clubs in northern Ecuador (Ecuatoriana Mission of the North - MEN)--they were able to enjoy the camps online .
From August 28 to 30, different districts such as Magdalena, south of Quito; Carapungo north of Quito, Orellana district in Coca, located in the northeast of the country, among others, took an active part and added around 670 Pathfinders who attended the virtual camp. Attendees enjoyed the many activities and interactions through the platforms.
“It is very important to have events that can unite young people, even despite the limitations,” says Erika Alvarado, leader of Pathfinders in the city of Orellana. “The Lord is good and allows us to use technological means to continue doing our part.”
The youth ministry department of MEN highlights that the main objective is to get all the clubs to work together and share evangelism techniques using their special God-given abilities. That is why the members of the Pathfinder Clubs witnessed the fruit of sharing Jesus. The result was ten people who gave their lives to God through baptism. The event was a great motivation for everyone to be a part of evangelism month.