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The Baptism of Gabriel Wilkerson

New Birth In Baptism 

On 8/26/2023, Gabriel Wilkerson became the newest member of the Breath Of Life SDA church and was publicly immersed in the water to demonstrate his commitment to follow Jesus’s example through Baptism. We celebrate with his family and pray that he will continue on trusting God as he serves his country as a member of the US Air Force.
Four years ago, at the International Pathfinder Camporee, Gabriel and his mother searched for a Teen Leadership Training program bring offered by a Pathfinder Club in the DC Metro area. They found the Beltsville Broncos Club in the Potomac Conference. Gabriel had completed his Guide level and wanted to do more and receive Christian Leadership Training. He brought his three younger brothers to join the  club with him. The commitment he demonstrated throughout this four year program has been exemplary. Two years ago he also began his Master Guide Journey  with the club counselors. Towards the end of this journey, his study of the Master Guide requirements, combined with his collective study, and Pathfinder experiences with his counselors over these many years helped him realize the importance baptism. He understood that making the very public declaration to follow the examples of Jesus begins with baptism. This is the link to witness a new birth for yourself: Gabriel’s Baptism
We are looking forward to continue our journey with him and his brothers as mentors and family no matter where this life takes them. May the God of peace protect and keep him safe throughout all his life journeys, so that he may continue to be a powerful witness to the supreme power of the living God of Creation.


July 11 Directors’ Meeting

Welcome to 2021-2022 Pathfinder Year

July 1 is the beginning of our 2021-2022 Pathfinder Year.  It was good to have our club directors and their deputies join us for our July 11 directors’ meeting. Pastor Sherilyn O’Ffill and the Potomac Conference Coordinators are looking forward to a wonderful and challenging year filled with many opportunities to share Jesus Christ with your Pathfinders. We are posting the full video of the meeting here for you to review so club directors can successfully plan the 2021-2022 Pathfinder Year.
As information becomes available, it will be added to new posts on this website, so check-in for updates.

Directors Meeting Power Point – Director_Meeting_2021

Directors Meeting PDF – Director_Meeting_2021

Master Guide Training- Oct 17, 2020

To all of our Coordinators, Pathfinder Directors, and interested Master Guides to be:

You are Invited to our Next Master Guide Training Opportunity

Who:   Anyone in need of training in pursuit of their Master Guide

What:  Child Development (This will be taught in 2 sessions. Please see info below)

The seminar will be provided in English and Spanish

Where:     Virtually using Zoom (details to follow) – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

When:       Sabbath afternoon, October 17th, 2020 3:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Child Development – The first session will be geared to Master Guides working with or planning to work with Pathfinders ages 10-12. From 3 PM to 5 PM – English and Spanish Sessions

Child Development – The second session will be geared to Master Guides working with or planning to work with Pathfinders ages 13-15. From 5:15 PM -7:15 PM – English and Spanish Sessions

Homework for all interested: Please fill out the form at the bottom of this message to PRE-REGISTER.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 by the end of the day.

To be clear, you will NOT be able to attend if you have NOT pre-registered as instructed above.

There is no cost associated with attending these seminars. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Snaith at or (703) 577-3985.


Kevin Snaith

A todos nuestros Coordinadores, Directores de Conquistadores y a todos los interesados en convertirse en Guías Mayores,

Oro para que todos estén y sigan en salud durante este tiempo único de distanciamiento social, aunque no estamos listos aun para reunirnos en personas, estamos disponibles y seguimos apoyando las clases para futuros Guías Mayores travez de su programa virtualmente.

Te estamos invitando a las siguiente oportunidades de entrenamiento de Guías Mayores:

Quienes: Cualquier que este en la necesidad de completar su programa a ser Guía Mayor

El Que: Desarrollo del niño(este sera ensenado en dos secciones. Por favor siga la información que sigue a continuación).

este seminario sera ensenado en ingles y español

Donde: De manera virtual usando la plataforma de zoom(siga los detalles). PRE – REGISTRASION ES REQUERIDA.

Cuando: La tarde del sábado 17 de octubre 3:00pm a 7:15pm

El desarrollo del niño – sección 1- estaba abarcando las edades de conquistadores de 10-12 años sera de 3pm a 5:00pm ambas secciones, ingles y español.

El desarrollo del niño – secciones 2 – estaba abarcando las edades de 13-15 años y sera de 5:15pm – 7:15pm ambas secciones, ingles y español.

Por favor complete el formulario al final de este mensaje para PRE-REGISTRARSE.

La fecha limite para la registration es el Miércoles 14 de octubre del 2020 antes del final día.

Aclarando algo: si usted no va a participar no tiene que hace pre – registrasion como se indica arriba.

No hay ningunead costo asociado a estos seminarios, si tiene alguna pregunta por favor comuníquese con Kevin Snaith al o al (703) 577-3985.


Kevin Snaith

It Starts With Me

It Starts With ME

2020 Potomac Pathfinders Camporee Logo

Friday Night Worship


Here are the placements for the Sabbath afternoon Scavenger Hunt.

Most Creative Photo – Wheaton Spanish – Team 4

Most Creative Team Name – Fredricksburg – Team 9 (Reasonable Amount of TP)

Most Items Completed – Seabrook – Team 1

Most Teams Participating – Capital Spanish – 18 teams

Top Scoring Clubs:
1st Place – Seabrook – average 165 points

2nd Place – Fredricksburg – average 142 points

3rd Place – Wheaton Spanish – average 136 points

Top Scoring Teams:

Seabrook – Team 1 – 240 points

Beltsville – Matiras + Ezekiel – 235 points

Beltsville – Illangovan + Alec – 215 points


Bread Dough Honor


Here is the Bread Dough honor worksheet


Ingredients List:  Please have the following items available and ready to use during our presentation.

1 – 2 Cups           Flour

½ Cup                    Salt

½ Cup                    Water

Food Coloring


Paper Plate

Mixing Bowl

Paper Towel

After the honor time is over, you will need access to an oven or some other way of getting your art completely dry before you paint and/or seal it.


1 – Attached is the worksheet for the honor.  It is a fillable PDF so if you want, you can open it and type in your answers in the fields provided.  This is so that you can show both your completed worksheet and your finished projects to your director or counselor.  Once you do this they will be able to get the honor patch to you.

2 – PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS AN ADULT nearby while you are in this session.  This is for your safety and so that they can help you with parts of this honor process which might be more difficult and/or riskier (a hot oven).


Chris Walker’s Memorial

 Hello everyone,

Chris Walker’s Memorial will be broadcasted live from his Facebook account on Sunday August 9th. Please join us here at 4pm eastern time.

YouTube Broadcast
This is the link to the YouTube channel where the memorial will also be livestreamed. Please share with anyone who is not friends with Chris on facebook or does not have access to facebook

They might be testing the livestream equipment, so you might see the video start before then.

Here is the link to The YouTube tribute to Chris  I hope you enjoy it.

Posted on Facebook by Martha Kigernelson.

Christopher Alexander Walker was an amazing person whom many people loved and considered a close friend. Despite serious struggles with Sickle Cell Disease, he accomplished a great deal in his too-short life. His academic successes were impressive, but eclipsed by his achievements in youth ministry. His service to youth was as integral to him as breathing. He was a person who radiated joy and humor and warmth. He also understood the challenges of young people and knew how to connect with and support teens. He loved people and kept in touch with so many who needed that connection. He perceived needs and found ways to meet them, often putting people together with others who had the needed skills or resources. He chose to be joyful and grateful every day despite chronic and often severe pain. His faith was his foundation and he showed the world what the love of Jesus looks like in person. His influence will live on in those who were fortunate to share his life.