Second Peru Report: Reunion with friends and an Reunion with Father

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!

God bless.

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About Pastor Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon is a husband, father, grandfather, pastor, missionary and with his wife, Marsha, an author. Jim and Marsha are founders of God's Blueprint for Marriage, a ministry based on the experiences they had during reconciliation and restoration of their tumultuous marriage that would have ended in divorce, had it not been for God's intervention. Their marriage workshop called, not surprisingly, "God's Blueprint for Marriage" shares details of their failing marriage and, more importantly, the lessons they learned during the restoration process. Their book, "God's Blueprint for Marriage", is available through their web site, www.godsblueprint.info Jim is Missions and Small Groups Pastor at their church, Word of Life Fellowship. He and Marsha have a strong ministry presence in Peru, where he is a leader in the Evangelical Church of Christ of Peru, a Peruvian denomination. And Marsha is founder of Mujeres de Valor (Women of Worth), a ministry helping women in Peru find their place in service to God. They also work with Victory Bible College-Peru and Victory Fellowship of Ministries, organizations dedicated to training and supporting pastors and church leaders in that nation. Their two sons, Michael and Jeffrey, are also in ministry, Jeffrey full time as Youth Pastor of their church. Additionally they have a number of "adopted" sons and daughters, many of whom are in ministry as well. Jim is a professional storm chaser. You can hear him during severe weather in NW Arkansas on 40/29.
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