The Truth 2 Freedom Pathfinder Camporee of the Mid-America Union is off to a rousing start in Custer, South Dakota. Not even a rain shower during the opening-night talk by Thomas L. Lemon, president of the Mid-America Union, could dampen the spirits of campers.

This morning (Thursday) the sun smiled upon the high school football field where Pathfinders gathered for worship, organized by the Minnesota Conference. Youth director Jeff Wines led singing and president Ed Barnett presented the devotional. He recalled seeing a large hawk swoop down into the bushes and snatch a baby rabbit away to destruction. Barnett warned his listeners that the devil is likewise out to destroy their lives—that’s the bad news. The good news is that they can find safety from the enemy by choosing for themselves a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Afterward,Pathfinders loaded up on school buses to embark on field trips to their choice of destinations among the many nearby natural attractions, including Mammoth Site Hot Springs, Harney Peak (with an elevation of 7,242 feet), Crazy Horse Monument and Museum, Sylvan Lake Park, Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park. Some Pathfinders will even be gold prospecting along a creek near Calumite Mine.

Photo: Ryan Teller


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