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Chesapeake Conference Pathfinders Rise to the Challenge at PBE Finals
The PBE finals for the North American Division were held from April 21-22 in Tampa, Fla.
Four Chesapeake Conference Pathfinder clubs showcased their Bible knowledge and hard work during the North American Division finals of the Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) held in Tampa, Fla., from April 21-22. The team from the Atholton (Columbia, Md.) church secured a first-place designation during the event, while teams from the Martinsburg (W.Va.), Triadelphia (Clarksville, Md.), and Westminster (Md.) churches all earned second place.
PBE is the official Bible study program for Pathfinders in the North American Division. Annually, teams composed of six club members delve into a specific book of the Bible and commit large portions of Scripture to memory. This year, the event focused on the Gospel of John and brought together teams from various regions who had successfully progressed through conference and union-level competitions.
Kenia Reyes, Youth and Young Adult Ministries director for Chesapeake Conference, expressed her excitement and admiration for the exceptional performance of the conference’s Pathfinder teams. “I’m really impressed that these teams worked so hard and made it so far,” she said.
Reyes also praised the local Pathfinder leaders for their phenomenal work in their churches, which helped the Pathfinders develop a passion for studying and memorizing Scripture. She emphasized the importance of their dedication and support, which played a crucial role in the teams’ success at the PBE finals.