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Twin Lakes in Peru 2010

PERU | Monday, 18 January 2010 | Views [395]

Crafts is always fun and they are so proud of what they make!

Crafts is always fun and they are so proud of what they make!

It was a week full of smiles, laughter, singing, and sharing the love of God!  What a blessing and special time for us here in Peru.  January 4 to 7, 2010, Twin Lakes and First Presbyterian Church of Jackson sent a team to Trujillo and for the third year in a row we held a summer camp for kids.  Ages ranged from 6 to 13 and we had 165 campers!  18 Peruvians were translators or counselors.  6 Peruvians provided music and singing for our assemblies.  We also had a Peruvian Camp Director and assistant.  It was a wonderful time of ministering to the children of Peru and also building relationships among the camp staff—both American and Peruvian. 


The kids came from our 3 churches – Larco, Arevelo, and Wichanzao – and also the albergue (orphanage) here in town.  Finally, 13 missionary kids were able to enjoy a taste of home with summer camping in Peru!  It was a special time for our churches to work together also.  This is the only project all year where we can work together – all churches – with a team from the United States.  It provides a wonderful time of fellowship and growth as church members work side by side with their sisters and brothers from other churches here in Trujillo as well as Americans.  This year’s theme was David and Goliath.  We talked about how God looks at a man’s heart—not what is on the outside.  This was reiterated through object lessons at each activity, the evangelism tent, and through our songs and lessons each day at Assembly. 


The kids began their day with Assembly (this includes, prayer, singing, and having fun), then rotated throughout 5 activates and also enjoyed lunch during one hour of the activities.  Our activities included sports, pool, super fun games, archery/face painting and evangelism tent/crafts.  One day we enjoyed horseback riding also during the sport period.  Needless to say, the pool was often the favorite of all the kids and counselors alike!  Our Assembly time was great fun and encouraging as we learned about Saul, David and Goliath.  And how God used the kings, but Jesus is king of our hearts. 


It was a very special week and we are excited about the growth of camp.  Each year it has been bigger and bigger.  We are already planning for next year here in Peru and in the States.  It is a huge undertaking to pull off this camp and it has been exciting to see how God prepares the way for everything to fall into place and has continued to bless the camp each year.


On Friday after 4 days of camp, the team was able to enjoy a tour of the ministries Peru Mission is involved in and do an impromptu VBS in Clementina—one of our church plants from Wichanzao.  It was incredible to see the turnout at Clementina.  We think we had almost 50 kids in the church to hear the story of David and Goliath, sing songs and enjoy a time of playing futbol!  It was a great way to cap off an amazing week!  Thank you so much First Presbyterian Church and Twin Lakes for sending down 21 amazing people to minister to the kids of Peru and along the way, the counselors and others involved.  It was a great start to 2010 and we cannot wait until 2011.

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