by Kathy Marson
Walla Walla, Wash., April 22, 2015 - Picture 170 Adventurer kids together, enjoying a 45-minute worship talk, without getting bored. It was Adventurer Family Fun Day at the Walla Walla City Church and the kids were not just listening to Daniel Perrin for worship time, they were copying everything he did.
He was teaching them how to be a disciple, saying things like, “no brownies please, I want more peas.” As he and hundreds of kids were jumping like monkeys, he suddenly disappeared off the edge of the stage. He ran around to the other side of the stage and asked them why they stopped copying him. They said, “We can’t see you!”
Daniel taught the Adventurers that even when they cannot see Jesus, they can still follow him through reading the Bible and through prayer. It was a lesson on discipleship that they and their staff and parents, will not forget.
Throughout the day Adventurers enjoyed games, learning songs, creating prayer journals and went through nine booths that all focused on one ingredient of being a disciple of Jesus. “Daniel was amazing,” said Lita Fenton, who is the head coordinator for Adventurers. “He connected with the kids and held their attention to the end of worship.” Lita has a great team that helps with Adventurer clubs and putting on Adventurer Family Fun Day. Wayne Hicks, UCC director; Anita Lebold & Everly Batuik, South District coordinators; Arlita Parr, North District coordinator.
Adventurers can look forward to next year’s theme which is “Tell me the Story of Jesus.” The Adventurer program is designed to support parents in assisting children with the challenging task of developing fully as followers of Christ in today’s world. Children in grades one through four are eligible to join. There are over 17 clubs in Upper Columbia Conference. For more information, go to: http://uccsda.org/Adventurers.