August 10, 2017
Many Come Forward for Prayer in Peru
From the Superintendent's DESK
As the Peru camp meeting continued on Thursday and Friday of last week, our team in Cajamarca sent this update of the services:
On Thursday, Sam Ajayi presented the Bible teaching on consecration using the example of Hannah, taken from 1 Samuel 1:20-28. Hannah prayed for a son and then brought the child, Samuel, to the Temple, dedicating him to the Lord. Brother Sam emphasized that after salvation, consecration is necessary for a deeper relationship with God.
Eight-month-old Evora continues to be a star; the little girls all want to “care for her” during the services, and the young boys are fascinated with her toys! She has been very good natured while being passed around, and is a great addition to our team.
In Friday’s service, we heard testimonies from Steve Mixer and Shade Ajayi. Then Maria Santos, whose husband is the pastor of our Bella Vista and Yana Cancha churches, testified to the miracle that brought her to the Lord. When her young daughter became seriously ill, a Christian woman encouraged her that God could heal the child. They prayed and God did heal her. Through that situation, Sister Maria gave her life to the Lord.
For the sermon, Brother Sam spoke on spiritual determination, opening with Genesis 15:7-11 where Abram laid out a sacrifice to God and then protected it from the birds by driving them away. Similarly, we must maintain endurance and determination to combat the obstacles that would hinder us from realizing the spiritual goals that the Lord has set for us.
Brother Sam closed the message with the wonderful words of Romans 8:35, 37-39, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Following the altar service, those who wished to be anointed and receive prayer for healing were invited to come forward, and at least twenty-five did so.
The altar services have been very encouraging with everyone going to prayer at the close of the meetings, and as a result, we have felt a wonderful presence of the Lord during this camp meeting.
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