Teen Mission Adventure

by Kathy Marson

Teens working on one of the projects, which is to build a walking trail for a women's shelter.
Sorting clothing at Cleone's is a fun way to serve, according to the teens who were there.

Spangle, Wash., March 26, 2013 - The first Sunday of spring break Teen Pathfinders convened at Upper Columbia Academy to begin a week of service to Cheney, Airway Heights and the Spokane community.

Monday morning found ten teams of teens traveling to many locations. Their projects are to reroof a house; sort and give out food and clothing at a Cleone's Closet in Airway Heights; build a greenhouse and a walking trail for a ladies shelter; build three raised garden beds for the seniors of Harvard Park, as well as a trail from Harvard Park’s sidewalk into the beautiful wooded area that neighbors the community.

Some of the teen Pathfinders come every year but for some it was a new adventure. At Cleone’s Thrift Story one of the workers said the teens did such a great job. She asked the kids how long they had known each other because they had such a good camaraderie. When they told her they had just met the night before, she was amazed.

This is the 17th year for the Teen Mission Adventure and 94 teens are participating this year. In one week they hope to accomplish an amazing amount of “good” for the community. Multiply that by 17 and imagine the miracles God has done through these teens.

Teen Mission Adventure is an outreach of the Pathfinder clubs in Upper Columbia Conference.