Leaders of the Bolivian Union and guests in the Closing program of Caleb Online 2020. (Photo Via Zoom)
Bolivia | Emerson Apaza

From July 1 through 11, more than 4,900 young people, formed into 326 groups and 80 preaching centers gathered together digitally for the Caleb Online project. The digital missionary event, sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bolivia, ended with 3200 people studying the bible and 299 baptisms.

Youth Ministries director for the Adventist Church in Bolivia, Rubén Santos Chura, indicated this project was started because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the purpose of continuing with the missionary volunteer project carried out by young people. Chura pointed out that at the beginning they had a goal of reaching 3,000 young people, however, they were amazed when they reached approximately 5,000 participants.

Among the activities carried out by the Calebs, three stand out: the first refers to a spiritual strengthening with the “First God” program, which asked participants to seek God in the early hours of the morning,. In the program, the participants gathered at 5 and 6 in the morning to pray and study the Bible.

The second activity was asking the Calebs to provide Bible studies to their interested friends and meeting daily challenges on health, well-being and ingenuity, which were then published on the event's social networks.

Finally, the 'Calebs' carried out online evangelism campaigns, where 80 preaching centers were formed throughout different virtual platforms.

The Caleb Online 2020 project ended on July 11 with an inspiring program. The goal of the Caleb’s online program was to continue carrying the message of hope and salvation to family and friends who do not know Jesus through social networks and virtual platforms. The group is also preparing for the evangelism campaigns of July and September.

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

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