Siloam Christian Ministries held its first ever Bible camp in Peru where dozens of young people gave their life to Christ.
The UK-based ministry focused the camp on underprivileged youths living in Comas, a district of capital city Lima that has tried hard to leave its slum origins behind.
In total, 66 children came from around the district to take part in the Bible camp. They were aged between 12 and 16 and in addition to playing games and enjoying craft activities, the youngsters took part in Bible studies and worship time together.
Siloam said that most of the youths taking part were from one-parent or dysfunctional families and this was taken into consideration by the local partners who helped run the camp.
Camp director Margot Alzamora said the Bible teachers were specially trained to engage in discussions with the youths during the camp about the challenges they face in their day-to-day lives.
'It takes about three days for youngsters to really express how they feel about themselves and their difficult home situations,' said Mrs Alzamora. 'Our caring teachers and counsellors are trained to engage with the children and the issues they face.'
The camp was held under the theme of 'Our Eternal Father' with the aim of helping the youths find a greater hope for their lives beyond their current circumstances.
According to Siloam, 27 young people made a decision for Christ during the camp.
'Our ethos is to reach out with the Gospel wherever needed most,' said Richard Norton, director of Siloam UK.
'That is why we chose to partner with local believers for our first-ever Bible Camp in Peru.'