(Peru CNSAM). After 99 years of being established as the Church of the Nazarene in the country, the first camp for pastors’ children was held from July 31 to August 4, 2013. An estimate of 120 young people between the ages of 11 and 25 participated.
The camp was an initiative of the Peru Field Office through Segundo Rimarachin and Oscar Medina whose hearts were stirred to provide this opportunity. The activity was very well-received by the pastors’ children. They felt valued by the national church and as a special generation.
Many of the participants cried each night at the altar while seeking revival in their lives. God ministered to them in different ways, and they left their burdens and problems before God’s presence. Some youth received counseling. Others were reconciled to each other, and others had special encounters with God. During one night of the camp the worship team was led by pastors’ kids. An anointing was felt that night that is difficult to explain. God took control of everything and many dedicated their lives as they had never done before. One of the participants said that he had never felt the presence of God in such a real way. Another shared that his live was so full of problems that he felt it would be better to leave this world, but now he gives thanks to God for his father, and now he is able to understand and value his father’s pastoral work.
The event was motivation to look at the needs of these youth and begin planning a second camp of this type in Peru, hoping to double the attendance. Also, in June 2014 a camp for pastors’ children will be held in Pilar, Argentina. For more information contact José David Acosta (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Source: José David Acosta, Regional Coordinator of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.
Translation: Jennifer Edjerton.