Wednesday, June 30
In June, from all corners of the Region, leaders came to Arequipa, Peru, for a great event of motivation, strategy, consecration, and evangelism, known throughout the years as Iberoamerica.
It's a leadership conference, but usually some lay people also come for a time of training and inspiration.
This year it was a special time for launching the new Regional initiative - the DIM (Disciples in Ministry). This initiative focus on the discipleship of the more than 200,000 Nazarenes in South America in a ministry that serves the local church where they are members. We have 9 ministries in the Region with materials produced for training: Missions, Sunday School and Discipleship, Lay Pastors, Communications and Literature, Compassion, Youth, Evangelism, Women Ministries. But the issue is not only having the materials available, but to integrate them in a system that helps the laity in discovering, committing to, and receive training for an active ministry in the church.
This event closed with an evangelistic event over the weekend called "Love Extreme". In partnership with Extreme Nazarene Ministries, a mega evangelistic revival was planned in the city of Arequipa, Peru. More than 8,000 adults came to listen the evangelist Nick Vujicic, and the volunteers registered more than 1,000 decisions for Christ with all the contact information so that these new Christians could be visited the following week to consolidate their decision.
The icing on the cake of the event was the service where the new projects for Extreme were presented for the coming years. Several youth and adults, from South America and North America, responded to the call of involving themselves in these projects as volunteer missionaries.
See more pictures here.