Sam Ajayi arrived in Peru last week and first went to Chiclayo to the house of Augustin Cueva-Quiroz, Peru District Superintendent. He said he was surprised when his wife, Nuñez Rodas Maria, answered the door. She had been diagnosed over a year ago with stage-two cancer of the stomach and her health had deteriorated to the point that she was bedridden. Prayer was requested for her at the Portland headquarters, and the purpose of Brother Sam’s visit to their house was to pray for her. He was pleased to find her up and about, and commented, “Though she still requires much improvement, this is an indication that the Lord is answering prayer!”
Next, Brother Sam went to Guadalupe to make preparations for a weekend of special meetings scheduled to follow the upcoming camp meeting in Cajamarca.
There, he met with a core group of the congregation to discuss the details, and was encouraged to find that the saints are “gearing up for revival!” When given the option of four days of meetings or three, they all chose four, and they have already been inviting people—most of whom are Catholic. In addition, a good number said they hope to attend the camp meeting in Cajamarca as well.
Two of those planning to attend the camp meeting were a young couple who had traveled from Piura, a four-hour drive away. About eight months ago, the husband was in a diving accident and is now a quadriplegic. His prognosis was dismal at first, but five months ago he received salvation and the Lord has helped him to improve greatly. He knows that nothing is impossible for God, and is looking forward to more of His healing touch.
In addition to the business meeting, a church service was held. The message was taken from John 15:1-6, which speaks of abiding in Christ. It was emphasized that a personal relationship with Jesus, beginning with salvation, is necessary to live holy in this life and spend eternity in Heaven. A good altar service followed with tears shed, and many stepped forward to be anointed and prayer for.
Brother Sam has now arrived safely home. He asked that we continue to pray for the work in South America. Of the people of Guadalupe, he said they live in a vast valley, and the saints there are looking to the Lord to fill that valley with His Word, Spirit, and might.