- August 10, 2010
- By Caitlyn Barbee
We spent the past week at the 34th Marcha Evangelizador camp, founded by the Convencion Nacional Bautista de Venezuela. People of all ages came from all over Venezuela to attend the camp that focuses on evangelism and discipleship training. The vision of the camp is Joshua 3:5, where the Scripture says: “Then Joshua said to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.’”
About 210 people consecrated themselves in order to reach Venezuela for Christ. Participants of the camp, called marchistas, then were appointed to four states in Venezuela and are anxiously awaiting the Lord to reveals his wonders in Venezuela.
At the camp, the majority of each day was spent listening to sermons about how to evangelize and the importance of discipleship, as well as attending a prayer seminar. The Marchistas were divided into small groups to discuss the lectures, act out hypothetical situations using evangelism methods, and to pray for and encourage one another. Training also included how to reach out to the subcultures emerging in Venezuela.
The last night, 25 people from a town in south Venezuela came to share their testimonies. They had accepted Christ last year during the crusade and were ready to make new disciples.
Caitlyn Barbee, a student at the University of Texas at Arlington, is serving as a student missionary correspondent in Venezuela with Go Now Missions.