A large group of impoverished children gave their lives to Jesus at a Peruvian Bible camp hosted by UK-based ministry Siloam Christian Ministries. The camp was facilitated among the communities living in extremely poor slum areas of Peru’s capital city, Lima, and resulted in some 27 kids placing their hope and trust in Christ.
According to Christian Today, 66 kids attended the camp, most of whom came from single-parent families and broken homes. The young people, who were aged between 12 and 16 participated in activities including games and craft activities, but they also took part transformative Bible studies. The result of this Biblical teaching, it seems, was absolutely staggering and holds eternal significance.
“It takes about three days for youngsters to really express how they feel about themselves and their difficult home situations,” explained Camp director Margot Alzamora. “Our caring teachers and counselors are trained to engage with the children and the issues they face.”
Aptly, the camp’s theme was “Our Eternal Father,” with students being reminded that no matter what their earthly experience, they have a heavenly father who loves them dearly. “Our ethos is to reach out with the Gospel wherever needed most,” added Richard Norton, director of Siloam UK. “That is why we chose to partner with local believers for our first-ever Bible Camp in Peru.”
According to its website, Siloam seeks to minister the gospel “through the delivery of our projects in over 18 countries around the world” and engages in compassion projects on several continents.
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“Our goal is to meet people’s needs by bringing medical aid, education and social relief, in partnership with local workers,” the organization noted.
Siloam works in several countries across the globe, including India, Ghana, Portugal and the Philippines.
(H/T: Christian Today)