Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Campamento del Profesionales 2017

Our bus trip to Huaral, Lima from Huancayo provided us with some great views. Peru is experiencing  floods and extreme weather conditions this year. This makes traveling more difficult and much longer with different routes. 

 Jon and Matthew were invited to help at the Single adults camp in the coast of Peru.  We arrived to the camp early to get everything set-up before registration began.

 The camp lasted four days with four special speakers. Jon was able to preach on the first day along with devotionals during the camp and counseling.

 Jon directed the group games and competitions for the camp.

 Matthew was a great help in the activities. Last year he was sick and needed rest.

 The obstacle course was a fun challenge for the two teams.

 Steal the bacon game is always fun and a little dangerous but thankfully nobody was hurt this year.

 We had over 200 campers and 40 helpers from the church to make this a great time at camp.

 Water games are enjoyed even more with the Summer heat.

 The last evening presents a fancy banquet for a lasting memory.

 Jon gives the last devotional at the camp with a sore throat and after losing his voice.
 Matthew plays basketball with some of the other camp helpers.
 The Blue team puts together one last team cheer.

 The blue team had the lead in points for the first two days but the red team came back and won the overall points for the week. Congratulations to the RED TEAM!

 The camp workers from Iglesia Bautista de Horeb all wore their green camp shirts for a group picture.

 Soccer during the free times was always enjoyed by Peruvians.
 Our trip from the camp provided a beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
 Our bus trip back to Huancayo was even longer than usual. The bus stopped for an unexpected break due to the extended time of the trip and at an altitude of over 15,000 feet, when Jon got off the bus and after climbing stairs, felt dizzy and was looking for a chair to adapt to the altitude. He fainted and fell to the floor just before reaching the chair. He could hear the Peruvians talking but was not able to respond for a few minutes. After five minutes, he was up and walking and thanking all those who showed compassion. Makes a good story and funny memory for Matthew to share with others.
 Traffic and flooding made the trip long. Praising the Lord for safety and protection throughout.