by Dave and Susie Workman
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, February 11, 2014 - On Sabbath Jan. 18, 2014, The POV Wildcats, Ponderosa Pathfinders, and Lake City Eagles from the North Lakes District Pathfinder were joined by Palouse Hills Pathfinder club from the Snake River District at the Coeur d’Alene Church for the first level of the four level Pathfinder Bible Experience NAD Bible Bowl program.
Pathfinders studied this year's book, Second Samuel, in preparation for Area level testing. Wayne Hicks, Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder director, served as the Quizmaster asking a series of 45 questions before a five minute break followed by an additional 45 questions.
The Pathfinder Bible Experience team can have up to six members plus one alternate. Teams, along with their coach, spend many hours studying in preparation for the Experience.
To see Pathfinders from grades five through grade ten study and learn the Word of God is truly exciting. And, such in depth study of the Bible will help them in their lives of service and in sharing the love of Jesus.
Three of the teams that tested earned the right to move on to Conference level Pathfinder Bible Experience testing that will be held at the Spokane Valley Church on Feb. 22, 2014. Each level of testing gets more difficult as you move from Area, Conference, and Union levels on to Division level testing.
As her team prepares for the upcoming Conference level event Bev Mayfield, coach and Pathfinder director of the POV Wildcats wrote, "Each of the members is studying more diligently, intently, and cohesively than they had in the five months prior to this. If we wanted to get young people studying God's word, this has spurred them on.”
The North Lakes and Snake River Districts are looking forward to the next level where they will join a total of seven teams for conference level PBE testing.