Greetings in Jesus’ Wonderful Name!
Our newsletters about our work in Peru have been few and far between because our trips to Peru have been few and far between as well during the past few years. We made no trips in 2012, and I went alone in November of last year. That trip was my first to stray from the coast of Peru and inland to Tarapoto, a beautiful area on the cusp of the Amazon jungle. There I presented a “Signs and Wonders in the Marketplace Evangelism Workshop” at a pastors conference for about twenty pastors and church leaders from that area and from the depths of the jungle. I have presented the “Signs and Wonders” workshop several times in Peru. And I’m still amazed at how God manifests His presence and power, as conference attenders grasp the concept of ministering under the anointing and direction of the Holy Spirit.
I met some wonderful people while in Tarapoto, and I hope I can go back soon, with Marsha at my side. But our next trip is to Trujillo, north of Lima, on the coast, twelve hours by bus, or 1 ½ hours by air. We will be speaking at the Evangelical Church of Christ of Peru’s annual Pastors and Leaders Conference. For several years, now, I have been serving as a denominational leader, and it is such a critical time in the life of the Evangelical Church of Christ. We believe strongly that we should be there for this conference to lend support to the leadership of the denomination in their quest to hold on to the freedoms in Christ they have found, and not return to old bondages of the past
We have other friends in ministry in Trujillo, and plan to spend time with them. Among them is Joel Savage, from our old church in Tulsa. Joel and his wife are on the front line, having just established a Christian school there. We also plan to see Pastor Primitivo and Daisy Garey, dear friends since our first trip to Peru in 2000, as well as other pastors in the Trujillo area. We will also spend a few days in Lima, ministering in churches there with our spiritual sons and daughters and their families, among them Jose and Raquel Vicente, and Jose and Marlene Navarro.
I have begun shopping for airfare. To date, airfare, including travel to Trujillo, is about $2700, which is the greatest expense for our trip. With lodging and meals our total expenses will be about $3500. Additionally, we would like to help provide meals for the several hundred pastors and church leaders who will be attending the conference. Please prayerfully consider helping us financially.
We can always tell when we have strong prayer support, and we ask that your prayers be a part of that support. As much as we appreciate your financial support, we appreciate your prayer support even more.
I will post online periodic updates from Peru as time and Internet access permit. If you’d like to receive those reports directly to your email, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for partnering with us on this trip. People in Peru are coming to Christ in large numbers, and your part to play through your prayers and financial support is vitally important. Your gifts of support can be sent to Word of Life Fellowship, 808 SW 14th Street, Bentonville AR 72712. Please designate “Peru-Dixons”.
Dios te bendiga (God bless you)!
Jim and Marsha Dixon