Last week we were blessed to see the results of your prayers and investment. Team Peru had the opportunity to host a camp for young people from all across the Lima region. Bro. Mark Rader headed up the planning and did an excellent job of reaching out to the other churches and doing all the logistical planning for the event. Our camp was held about three hours away in the beautiful mountains of Huaral.
Bro. Ricky and Zaida Torres came from First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, to run the camp and to preach the evening services. Our week was full of fun and activities, along with an incredible spirit. The Lord’s presence was obvious from the beginning in the staff and campers alike. What a pleasure it was to see the young people singing the Psalms and being convicted by the preaching of God’s Word. We had no doubt that your prayers were with us, as God did things far beyond our capacity in the hearts of 116 campers and 44 counselors alike.
For the week, there were 96 young people who made decisions, some making multiple decisions for Christ: 6 trusted Christ as Saviour, 36 decided to live as soul winners, 29 decided to give up worldly music, 30 decided to remain pure until their wedding day, 13 made the decision to serve the Lord full-time, 12 made the decision to serve the Lord with their lives, 6 decided to give up harmful friendships, and 3 made the decision to follow the Lord in believer’s baptism.
Thank you again for allowing us to make an eternal difference, not just in our churches, but across the country of Peru. Please continue to pray for these young people as they take the next step of service in their local churches and some to seminary. I have had several follow-up messages of the young people affecting the others in their churches. One pastor now has 25 young people in his discipleship class. Another pastor talks of the young people showing up every day to win souls, clean the church, and preach in the streets. Each pastor present is amazed at what the Lord is doing in his church through the effect of the young people from camp. Thank you so much for the prayers that made this possible.
On the heels of camp, my family and I will be flying to Monterrey, Mexico, to help out in their national Pastors’ Conference. Immediately upon our return, we’ll have the chance to serve in a national conference here in Lima, as well as our annual Youth Conference. Please pray that the Lord will continue to stir souls to salvation and believers to service.
Thank you for allowing us to represent you all here in Lima, Peru.
His for souls,
Zach and Karin Foust
Zach, C.J. and Logan