In Celebration of 65 Years of Pathfindering

In Celebration of 65 Years of Pathfindering


Each year, the third Sabbath in September is designated as World Pathfinder Day. This year is significant, as pathfinders around the world are celebrating the Pathfinder Club’s 65th anniversary as an official arm of the youth ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist church. The theme chosen to celebrate this milestone is “Courageous Pathfinders, Full of Faith, Determination, and Bravery.”

The embryo for Adventist youth ministry, in general, began in 1879. Pathfinders as an organization for junior youth began to take shape as early as the 192Os with the first Pathfinder Club being established in 1927. However, it was in 1950 that the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists officially adopted the Pathfinder program for the world church.

As we celebrate 65 years of training our young people to be bold trailblazers for Christ, I commend the Pathfinder leaders from the Atlantic Caribbean Union for their commitment and dedication to leading and directing the Pathfinder ministry in their respective areas. Further, I encourage all our pathfinders, by God’s grace, to truly live the words of the Pathfinder song “Oh, we are the Pathfinders strong,” unwavering in your purpose to be courageous, faithful, and determined young people for Christ.

Happy Birthday Pathfinders! May God continue to bless you abundantly.

Andrew Burrows
Youth Ministries Director
Atlantic Caribbean Union