Winning souls and ministering to believers
Silvana Pizarro, who joined Climbing For Christ, was moved by God to come from her home in the Lima area to know more about His vineyard in Chalhua and beyond. We recognize that the harvest is ripe and the workers or few, so we rejoice in the willingness of this sister to serve in the Cordillera Blanca Range.
Silvana was a blessing to many – believers and those who came to the Lord – according to Jaime Servat, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru. “Just when we entered the house of Alisson and her grandmother Teresa, they were glad to know Silvana,” Jaime said in his monthly report for November. “We also met a daughter of a new believer (22-year-old Yarita).”
Yarita was one of several people – some new to Chalhua – who accepted Jesus after outreach by Jaime and Silvana.
Yarita, left, talking for the first time to Jesus, with Silvana, right.
(Photos by Jaime Servat)
When Alisson, our precious little sister (whom we believe the Lord used to burden our hearts for the village of Chalhua during Mission: Peru 2011), came home from school that day in mid-November, Silvana was sharing the Word with grandmother Teresa and grandfather Eleazar. Jaime and Silvana delivered some Christian literature and gifts for this dear family.
In addition to ministering to old and new believers, alike, Jaime met with Pastor Ezequiel to check on the construction of the church. “He showed me the mud-covered bricks around the building and the roof,” Jaime said about the C4C-funded building.
Jaime said Pastor Ezequiel will soon work on plastering the interior of the second floor of the church.
From the church, Jaime and Silvana went to visit David, a young man for whom Alisson had been praying. David received Jesus and he was given a New Testament.
David receiving a New Testament from Silvana and Alisson.
“David told us that he is a new son of God and will read His Word with interest. Hallelujah!” Jaime said.
In another village, where Jaime had gone to take care of some Chalhua church construction business, he said: “I met some Christians who I knew back in time and they asked me for prayer because their babies were (ill).” Others were also sick. Jaime anointed them and prayed. Then he went to minister to other families with many children.
Silvana praying for 67-year-old Maria Cruz.
“Also, we went to the Mashco rural area, where we visited new believers (evangelized by) the Mission: Peru 2013 team (in July),” Jaime said, referring to Climbing For Christ staff member Jordan Rowley and his brother, Justin, from Rochester, NY, USA. “We met the widow Laura, who asked us to pray for her mother who was suffering eye and head pains. Silvana presented the Lord Jesus and Maria Cruz accepted His salvation and we anointed to pray for healing.”
They visited another new believer who suffered a witchcraft attack. Again, anointing and praying for healing. “The next day she was better and we promised to continue to pray,” Jaime said.
“I could see how sister Silvana was used by God to minister to people, especially kids and women. So hallelujah!”
After his short, but fruitful time in the field, Jaime returned to Lima for more medical appointments. Jaime has endured health issues for some time and C4C supported his recent surgery. He continues to follow up with treatment. We pray for the Great Physician’s healing hand to be on our brother, who continues to serve faithfully.
Between doctor visits, Jaime said, “I had some meetings to pray and pass time in fellowship with C4C member Angel Domingo and Silvana.”
“Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” – Colossians 3:24 (ESV)