RECORD ATTENDANCE: Largest ever IAD Pathfinder Camporee brought more than 20,000. In a mega Investiture Service more than 1,000 Pathfinders received insignias of various AY classes; 260 were baptized.Fellowship and inspiration, witnessing, worship and commitment opportunities, events showcasing skills learned in Pathfinder honor classes, and a variety of recreational activities were components.
TO CONQUER GIANTS: IAD Pathfinders from 34 countries participated in the marching drills to showcase their abilities and be trained to conquer their giants.Each speaker challenged and impacted the lives of the Pathfinders while focusing each message in various aspects on the theme “Conquering Giants.”
FORMER IAD YOUTH DIRECTORS HONORED: (from right) Israel Leito, Alfredo García-Marenko, Eliezer Meléndez, and Bernardo Rodríguez received a tribute and a souvenir with 34 national flags from Benjamín Carballo (left), camporee director, for their combined legacy of more than 130 years of youth leadership and more than 30 years of service as youth directors of the Inter-American Division. Hilda Montero (not pictured) was also recognized for serving as office assistant for each one of them.The 20,000-plus crowd affirmed their decision to conquer all opposing giants in the name of the Lord, while shouting in Spanish these words from Jeremiah 20:11: “Mas Jehová está conmigo como poderoso gigante” (“But the Lord is with me like a powerful giant”).