Greetings from Trujillo!
Yesterday (Friday) was a special day for me in Trujillo. We have dear friends, Pastor Primitivo and Daisy Garey, whom we have not seen in several years. Maria and I were able to spend a few hours with the Gareys yesterday, and learned that both have had major health issues. Primitivo has diabetes resulting in renal failure. And Daisy was suffering from an infection that the doctors had been unable to diagnose. Her health had deteriorated to the point she could hardly function. Daisy’s story is a miracle. They ran tests to confirm her infection, but could not identify it. They wanted to hospitalize her for further diagnosis and treatment, but because of Primitivo’s health issues she declined the hospitalization. She cried out to God and he gave her assurance that her malady was over, and when she went for follow-up , all tests were negative. She has been fine since.
Primitivo, on the other hand, is in dialysis three times a week and very week. Prior to beginning dialysis he almost died three times while waiting to begin the treatments. Aside from leaving their home for dialysis, Primitivo has remained home pretty much all the time. However, with a little coaxing and lots of encouragement, he agreed to allow us to take him to lunch. Then, following lunch, he wanted to take a walk in the plaza where the restaurant is located. It’s been a long, long time since he wanted to do something like that. Please pray that we will see his miracle of healing while we are here in Trujillo. I will be preaching at their church Sunday evening before going back to Lima.
Last night in the conference the speaker preached on the Prodigal Son. Then our driver, who is a worship leader in one of the churches here, brought us back to the hotel, accompanied by his wife and sister-in-law. As we arrived at the hotel the sister-in-law, Amanda, said the message had convicted her and she had left God. She planned to return to her Father at today’s service and be restored to relationship with Him. I told her that the Father was waiting to kill the fatted calf and throw a party in her honor and asked her if she’d like to go again and come home. When she said, “Yes,” Maria prayed for her and Amanda was restored. Praise God!
Today I will preach twice and preside at an ordination service. God has put an apostolic message for today’s sessions in my heart. I thank you for your prayers as we conclude the conference today, knowing that you are making a difference. I’ll try post a message tonight or tomorrow with an update on today’s meetings. I expect great things!