Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) is an annual event the Southern Union participates in and is very excited about. Hundreds of teams from across the nation participate, but only the most well-versed and learned make it to the final round. This past April, for the first time in the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference history, one of its teams made it all the way! The Murfreesboro, Tenn., Armor Bearers came home with a first place ranking at the national level!
Cindy, 13, and Sophie, 11, Barreda are sisters who were on the winning team. They reflect on their accomplishments: “There are always spiritual rewards from studying God’s Word, but this experience made it more motivating, especially knowing that our Conference would be very happy with our outcome,” Cindy Barreda shared. “I felt extremely excited, and jumped up with all my teammates!” said Sophia Barreda. In connection to how PBE has influenced her spiritual life, she added, “Even though this PBE season has ended, I will continue to read the Bible, and will do so for the rest of my life.”
As you can imagine, it took motivation, tenacity, and determination to obtain this hard-earned result. It is exciting that the young people are saturating their minds with God’s Word. They are soaking it up and anxious to learn more — an experience worth having!
The trip to Chicago, Ill., for the national finals would not have been possible without the generous support and donations from friends, church family, and the Conference. For this, the team and staff are extremely grateful and give God the glory!
Kentucky-Tennessee | August 2017