July 9, 2014
Take a look at these great PathwayConnect groups from around the world! If you'd like to send us your group photo, you can do so through a message or post on our Facebook page.
Ladonna Gedeborg felt an instant connection with the other members in the Burley, Idaho, 31+ group. “After I left that first night, I felt like I had a room full of instant friends!”
The friendship goes beyond the classroom for this gathering group. They support each other by celebrating birthdays, attending important recitals, and sharing other exciting moments of their lives. It wasn’t long before Ladonna felt like the people in her group were like members of her family. “Gathering is fun,” Ladonna said. “It almost feels like Family Home Evening!”
Sum Chavez’s favorite thing about meeting with his group on Thursday nights at the Lima, Peru, PathwayConnect site was that they were able to grow together in their knowledge through the Spirit. “Learning in PathwayConnect is not just secular; the amazing thing is that we can feel the Spirit. It makes learning so different.” Although PathwayConnect ended for Sum’s group in April, they still stay in contact and support one another.
Sonnet-Hope Beal’s favorite thing about gathering is the unity she feels with the other members in her group from Littleton, Colorado. “That helps all of us because we aren’t afraid to speak up, and no one gets turned down for a ‘dumb question.'”
This group also tries to go out to dinner together once a semester. Sonnet-Hope says, “We aren’t just classmates; we are all friends, too.”
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Comment on "How Do You Gather?"
I love seeing our pathway groups around the world. All these students look so happy and are gaining an education along the way. I’ve met some students and they enjoy coming weekly to the gatherings to see their friends and develop those relationships. They support and help each other.
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