Harrison Prep. seeking to Make Impact through the Sapphire Club

  •   France Chambers, Communication Director
  •  Friday, November 9, 2018

With a student population of approximately 200, the Harrison Memorial Preparatory School has been attracting a significant number of its pupils to the Sapphire Pathfinder Club at School.

 

Since 2016, the school has been shaping young leaders and engaging parents of both Adventist and non-Adventist members with its own Pathfinder programme.

 

“We had our induction service with about 80 members" explained Mrs. Sonlin “We have, since then, participated in activities that take place Conference-wide. We had our first Pathfinder Day Celebration with the Kings Church and it was a real success.  Teachers, as well as parents, are very excited about having the club and the children are enjoying it,” exclaimed the pleased Club Director.

 

On June 30, 2018, the School celebrated the first batch of 38 invested Adventurers, who were among the over 300 children, who received badges of recognition as Adventurers in the Parish of St. James on that day. In a similar service, in October of this year, 26 Pathfinders were recognized as invested members of the Programme.

 

The increasing levels of the students' participation serve as an encouragement to the school’s leadership. School’s Principal is also excited about the impact that this extra-curricular activity has been having along with the potential for evangelistic outcomes.

 

“It has made the institution justly proud,” said Joan Brevitt, the School’s principal  “the club has captured students from Adventist and non-Adventists homes. The parents are very supportive and proud of their children; participating in church activities and the investiture services. Through the club, we are hoping to reach the wider community, spreading and sharing God’s word. The club also visits other schools to conduct devotional exercises and engage in prayer walks,” stressed the Principal. She went on to note the preparation for leadership that the program provides for the youngsters.

 

The Pathfinder’s Club is a Training Programme designed by the Seventh-day Adventist World Church to cater to the spiritual, mental and physical development of children ages four through fifteen. As part of the Club’s Community Outreach Ministry, it also facilitates non-members of the Church to be a part of its weekly training.

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