Years ago before PF existed there was a desire in the hearts of the staff to reach the students of this generation. The vision was to allow students to escape the fast paced world we all live in and place them into a somewhat foreign environment for them. The heart was not that someone wanted to build a camp but that someone wanted to impact students lives in a different way that involved students getting out of there comfort zones and into Gods grand creation that they sometimes miss because they are sending a text message or watching a movie. Have you ever just taken time and set in the quiet stillness of Gods creation and listened? Many times we don’t stop and take notice of what is around us. The heart of PF is to guide students into a deeper understanding of who God is and who they are. Take some time and do an experiment. Go sit outside, it could be the city or the country and listen. Focus on God and who He is. He loves you and He created this amazing earth under our feet. Realize that God is big and although we are small He knows every detail of you, right down to the number of hairs on your head. When you get that moment you will understand just one of the reasons PF exists.
More to come....
Friday, September 18, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Hello all and welcome to the Pathfinders Camp blog! It has been an amazing trek to get to this point. Actually, Pathfinders started with trekking on the AT (Appalachian Trail). When we first began we were doing backpacking trips on the AT with amazing youth groups and really whichever students wanted to go. We wanted to see students lives changed and empowered by learning that God loved them and that He had a plan for their lives. It's so amazing to think now the Lord has blessed us with a beautiful camp with a bunkhouse, lake, ropes course, paintball courses and most of all the amazing campers that come and allow us to be a part of their lives. Welcome to Pathfinders and we hope that you enjoy the story of our trek. Stay tuned for more stories, updates, and craziness!