Calexico Mission School Students Return for In-Person Classes
After a year of remote learning, many of Calexico Mission School students are crossing the international border once again to learn together. With a few adjustments to their on-campus routines, CMS welcomed elementary students back a week before their spring break and welcomed junior high and high school students back starting April 19.
In their new configuration, students participate in all their activities—from classes to recess to lunch—in cohorts. Hand sanitizer stations, temperature checks, and desk partitions are all in place, as well as webcams to engage the students who continue to tune in remotely. Teachers and students alike are grateful to be back together, and enthusiasm fills every hall.
Seth Katada is back on campus doing what he loves best: working as the school’s athletic director and junior high Bible teacher. “I’m ecstatic,” Katada said. “Probably the happiest person here.” Despite the challenges of teaching in a hybrid classroom, he and his fellow teachers are thrilled to be able to once again help students learn and grow on their Calexico campus.
Pacific Union Teams Represent at NAD Pathfinder Bible Experience Finals
Affectionately called the “Bible Bowl,” the Pathfinder Bible Experience Finals took place virtually in mid-April. To prepare, six-member teams from local Pathfinder clubs study one book of the Bible and memorize large portions of Scripture. Six Pacific Union club teams made it to the North American Division Finals after completing the Area, Conference, and Union levels. Here are our six teams that placed first or second in the Division Finals.
Pacific Union Finalists —
Central Calif. Conference
The Ark and Visalia Pioneers Team Salty – 1st place
Northern Calif. Conference
Maranatha Emmanuel Team Guerreros de la Fe – 1st place
Southern California Conference
Tamarind Tigers – 2nd place
Whittier English Team Alpha – 1st place
Tucson Spanish Central Thunder – 1st place
West Valley Maranatha Team A – 1st place
A big congratulations to ALL of our Pathfinders in the Pacific Union who participated in the Pathfinder Bible Experience! We’re proud of every single one of you!
New Location for International Pathfinder Camporee
In January, the 2024 International Camporee Executive Advisory Committee voted two things: a change of location for the 2024 “Believe the Promise” Camporee from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to Gillette, Wyoming; and new dates of August 5-11, 2024.
Leoni Meadows Summer Camp Returns
If you or a family member are interested in attending a camp at Leoni Meadows this summer, act fast!
“We are almost sold out,” said Craig Heinrich, executive director of the camp and retreat center. “If you’re interested in coming to camp, take a look at the website. There are a few spots open here and there.”
Heinrich and his summer team are eager for camp to begin. After missing a whole season last year, the staff at Leoni Meadows are ready and anxious to have their friends back at camp. We can’t wait to see how God will bless Leoni this summer.
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“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
– Mark 11:24