One hundred forty students were inducted and accepted into the Pathfinder program of Ekamai International School on August 31, 2020, at the Milne Auditorium. Unique to the Seventh-day Adventist institutions, pathfindering conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs, and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club, which is designed for children ages 10-15. With nearly 2 million members around the world, the church-run club accepts any youth who promises to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law regardless of their church affiliation.
Speaking before a thrilled audience of elementary and middle school students, Pastor Chris Tawmonggood, Youth Director of Thailand Adventist Mission, challenged everyone to observe the “new normal.” He further explained that this new normal represents Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Nature, Oxygen, Rest, Moral, Air, and Learning new things where God would lead. “Bring this new normal for your family and friends. Share all this information to others so they too will have a better life,” Pastor Chris motivated everyone. “If you have God, you can be a good citizen and help your country, and I would like to encourage you to live your life according to what the Bible teaches you, and you will never go wrong,” he concluded.
Newly inducted Pathfinders publicly committed and pledged to obey the law of the club. They were also handed with a pin signifying their entry into the active world of skill development with topics covering arts and crafts, aquatics, nature, household arts, community service, recreation, spiritual growth, health, and vocational training.
Congratulations, and welcome to the Pathfinder Club in EIS, where growth and learning are synonymous with fun and adventure!
By: Evangeline Tan-Alvez