This summer (winter in the U.S. and U.K.), the Anglican youth ministry hosted weekend camps for its teenagers (“adolesentes,” ages 12-17) and young adults (“jovenes,” ages 17-25) throughout Peru.
At a camp for teens in Lima, the theme was “Adoradores en el Espiritu y Verdad,” or Worship in the Spirit and Truth.
Using the story of the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:1-42), the youth talked about how to worship God in various aspects of their lives–in their family lives, out in their communities, and in their spiritual lives–by studying the Bible, going to church, participating in the eucharist, and constantly maintaining a relationship with God.
They were encouraged to see that, beyond believing in God, they need to worship him through their everyday actions.
Teens and young adults from our churches in the southern region of Peru enjoyed a camp in Arequipa.
For this camp, the theme was “Sal y Luz del Mundo,” or Salt and Light of the World.
Throughout the camp, the youth broke into small groups to talk about bringing their faith into their everyday lives and being Jesus to their families and communities.
In a wonderful example of leaders being raised up from local churches, this group of youth from our church in Juliaca (Santa María Magdalena) and two churches in Arequipa (San Lucas and Cristo Redentor) were elected to serve on next year’s leadership team in the southern region of Peru.
And throughout the camp, there was plenty of time to relax, play some games, and have fun.