More than 50 children and young adults from the Pucallpa, Tocache, and Huánuco regions of Peru gathered for a four-day camp called God’s Not Dead. The Peru Central East District Nazarene Youth International hosted the camp 2-5 August in Huánuco.
The main discussion topics were forgiveness, God’s love, and salvation. The camp also featured a forum on current events in the country that taught the campers how to engage in present social issues.
District Superintendent Cesar Arroyo, National Communications Coordinator Oscar Suárez, North Peru District NYI President Daniel Huamanchumo, and sociologist Richard Diego served as camp speakers.
“The campers experienced beautiful moments of praise and worship as they listened to the speakers preach the Word of God, and many campers personally experienced God’s forgiveness and salvation,” Suárez said.
Several students explained that it was worth all the effort to get to camp because God touched their lives in a way that gave them the strength to continue living as disciples of Christ in their own communities.
“I am grateful for God’s faithfulness,” said Carlos Osores, district NYI vice president. “By speaking to our lives through the speakers, by touching the hearts of young people and moving them to repentance. It was an event that will mark the history of the Church of the Nazarene in our Central East District. Honor and glory be to our God.”