We’ve had an awesome few days! We just got back from the coast where we helped out with a youth camp (part of the money we raised went towards putting on this camp). Most Peruvian youth don’t have the opportunity to go on retreats so they were super excited! We spent 2 days at a retreat center on the beach playing games, rockin’ some spanish worship, and growing through great teaching.
A local pastor and worship group shared their gifts with us as well. Its really amazing to see and hear God’s people respond to Him in another language. It reminds us that God is a GLOBAL GOD! Both our worship team and the local musicians shared music, and Nate spoke as well on Sunday. After his talk 2 students gave their life to Christ! It was great to see the local church leadership following up and going past the language barrier we experienced.
We divided up into 4 teams: Rojo, Verde, Azul, y Amarillo. Each team competed in various sports and events to gain points. Team Verde won (Nate’s team…go figure). The kids loved it when we taught them how to play Kajabe Can Can…Zach’s outfit pretty much sums up the experience…Pure adrenaline! And as you can see as well, Ryan looks like a giant! (Take a look at the pics below).
Its been awesome to see our group develop relationships with the students! Even though we struggle with verbal communication, there are so many other ways for us to connect. Friendships are being formed…Its gonna be a great week for sure!
Tommorrow we start building new homes for those who lost theirs in the 2007 earthquake. It will be tiring work, but a great chance for us to bond with the family and hopefully share our faith both verbally and through our actions.
Thanks for the posts too! Keep checking back and we’ll see you tomorrow night!