[Photo courtesy of the South American Division]
Peru | Francesco Marquina

More than 12,000 young people from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in northern Peru participated in the Caleb Online Mission digital evangelism campaign. The goal of the program was sharing “A voice of Hope.” Neither the COVID-19 pandemic, or social isolation, managed to quench the creativity and enthusiasm of the Adventist young people participating in the first evangelism campaign totally online in northern Peru.

During the week of July 25 to August 1, more than 4,000 video conference rooms were opened simultaneously, flooding the Internet every night. Gathered in these rooms and in groups, thousands of Bible students, family members, neighbors, coworkers, and guests of the Caleb team members shared moments of praise, prayer, and an evangelistic message provided by one of the team members.

In addition, as part of the evangelism week activities, each Caleb team was encouraged to deliver a basic food kit to those participants who were in a struggling due to the pandemic. As a result, more than 10,000 people benefited in the midst of the crisis. Despite the virtual environment, the Calebs sought to promote human interaction among the participants.
As part of the programming of this project, on Saturday morning, August 1, baptisms were held in the different regions of northern Peru. The baptisms were held following the corresponding health protocols of the region. In the afternoon, a program of celebration and was held.

This program was broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, in which all the experiences were shared. The missionary challenges for the second part of the year were launched, because as they said, “the mission is not in quarantine!”

This article was originally published on the South American Division’s Spanish site

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