This year marks the celebration of the 72nd anniversary of Pathfinders across the globe. In the South Western Angola Union (SWAU), the celebrations were held at Igreja Adventista Central in Huambo, the second biggest city in Angola, under the motto “I am going to change the world.” About 3,000 Pathfinders marched in the streets of Huambo against adolescent suicide.
The march by these Pathfinders was aimed at awakening young people and children about the main factors and risks that lead to suicide and preventive measures and interventions. The civic march, which started at Igreja Adventista Central and ended in the park adjacent to the Osvaldo de Jesus Serra Van-Dunem Pavilion, was an awareness campaign against adolescent suicide, which has seen the world losing so many of our young people at a tender age. The Bible is very clear regarding us having life. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and have it in abundance” (John 10:10, GNV).
The community awareness displayed by these Pathfinders was indeed a wake-up call to their peers, that despite all the current challenges they face in the world, God is still their Father and has their best interest at heart.
The original verision of this article was published on the South African-Indian Ocean news website, Adventist Echo.