Thousands Of Kids On Parade At Toowoomba Showgrounds

8,200 Pacific kids and leaders have taken up camping in Toowoomba this week. 

Toowoomba showgrounds has become the site for the biggest-ever Adventist Church gathering of 10-15 year olds from all the territories in the South Pacific Division – Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

From 6-11 January, there will be marching, water activities and inspirational evening music, drama and talks from the massive 14-metre high stage custom-built for the event.  The iThirst Pathfinder Camporee  was formally opened by Mayor of  Toowoomba Regional Council, Cr Paul Antonio on Tuesday, January 6th. Other dignitaries present, included world, regional and national leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The South Pacific director of Adventist Youth, Pastor Nick Kross, said that for more than a century Pathfinders has been helping 10 to 15 year old boys and girls develop outdoor and life skills in a safe and positive Christian atmosphere.

Pathfinders is an initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a worldwide church of 18 million baptised members.

Submitted by:
Kent Kingston
Communications Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

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