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For the first time ever two Pathfinder Bible Experience teams from the Rocky Mountain Conference are advancing to the North American Division level in Orlando this April.
The Campion Church Loveland Cougars and Aurora Hispanic Church Las Aguilas (Eagles) joined twenty-two other Pathfinder Bible Experience teams on February 17 in Lincoln Nebraska, to test their knowledge against 90 questions on the books of Esther, Daniel, and the SDA Bible Commentary for both books.
For more than two hours, each team put their heads together to recall answers for one-point true/false questions and 6-8 point fill-in-the-blank questions requiring complete recall. Both teams scored 90 percent or above to qualify for a first-place finish allowing them to move on to the North American Division level.
The NAD is the highest level of testing for the teams where as many as 100 teams from across the United States and the United Kingdom come together to compete. For the first time, the Las Aguilas team made it past the Mid-America Union level. It is the fourth time for the Cougars.
"As exciting and rewarding as placement at this level is, the real excitement and satisfaction is leading a team through God’s Word and watching them grow in wisdom, statue, and favor with God," shares Phyllis Zimmerman, team coach.
Zimmerman believes that the primary reason all teams across the Rocky Mountain Conference should participate is not only for the fun, comradery, discipline, confidence and skills that the Pathfinder develops from the process of study, but for the love and excitement that both coach and players obtain for the Word of God and His working in the lives of His people at that period of history (Daniel and Esther) and today (you and I). "It is the ultimate reward to ignite a love for the Word of God. We encourage and invite other Pathfinder Ministries to join in this experience" Zimmerman emphasizes.
-- RMCNews with Phyllis Zimmerman; photo of Pathfinders representing the winning teams by Phyllis Zimmerman