On Sabbath June 30, 2018, Three Hundred and Two (302) Adventurers from the Parish of St. James were adorned by Master Guides with their scarves, insignias, and class pins, indicating their successful matriculation to the next level of training in the Adventurer’s Club.
The emblems were adorned to the young Clubites during an Investiture Service held at the Orange Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Parish of St. James and presided over by the newly elected Youth Ministries Director of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Christopher Harvey.
“Today was a tremendous day for our young people, and in particular our Adventurers,” said the beaming Harvey. “It was really a joy to see the extent to which our Youth Leaders, Coordinators and all of the stakeholders including our parents rallied to prepare them for this Investiture Service.”
The recent Investiture now brings the total number of invested Adventurers in St. James to four hundred and eighteen (418), as earlier this year one hundred and sixteen (116) were also invested.
Harvey, who was presiding over his first Investiture Service in his new capacity, found the experience a humbling and enjoyable one. He also paid tribute to Pastor Vincent Rose (former Youth Ministries Director of the WJC), for having laid the foundation for this the largest Investiture Service in the history of the Conference. “I really want to express my gratitude to Pastor Rose for having paved the way and for establishing the base for which I am now privileged to build on,” ended the grateful Youth Ministries Director.
The Adventurer’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 to nine. As part of the Club’s Community Outreach Ministry, it also facilitates non-members of the Church be a part of its weekly training.