Meet “Dianne Petrey”

Dianne has been a Christian for forty-two years and is still finding her way in her walk with God.  She has a blessed life, with family, grandchildren and friends.  She hasn’t always had the spiritual maturity that one would expect in a ‘seasoned’ Christian.

Having lost her dad at an early age, her conventional childhood turned into a life of rebellion.  The one and only thing that was consistent in her life was God.  She walked away, several times, but God held on.  She shut God out, but He didn’t let go.

You’ll find Dianne on the mission fields of Peru or serving the elderly as a professional caregiver.

Dianne serves on the Evangelism Explosion team at her church and loves visiting the elderly in local nursing homes.  She’s sold out for Christ! 


     

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Dianne’s Faith Story

Borne into Ruby and Walter Walker’s family, I was the youngest of 8 children.  My mom, who was the rock of the family, always made sure I went to Church and Sunday School.

I met Jesus on a cold night in our little Baptist church revival in school-house hollow.  I was desperate and seeking God.  I had lost my dad when I was only ten years old.

My mom did the best she could, but I rebelled after a year of living for Jesus.  But Jesus never let go of me.  After several years of rebellion, three marriages and two kids, I surrendered and gave my life back to Jesus.

Jesus never gave up on me and I now know God has great plans for my life.  I recently left a 32-year career in IT to serve the elderly as a fulltime caregiver and have never been happier.

My passion is in missions and serving people.  When I was at my lowest, Jesus was there.  When I gave up on any hope of a normal life, Jesus was there.  I owe my life to Him and am ready to go wherever He sends me.

 


Mission Possible

Dianne has been journaling throughout her adult life, adding blogging in the last few years.

This is her first published book and she is determined to continue writing, revealing her humanness, on her journey with God.

Writing “Mission Possible” allowed her to expose her spiritual maturity as her dependence on God increased.  She shares how she trusted in God, looking to Him for purpose and perspective instead of comfort and convenience, and how God’s goodness and grace are always there in every circumstance.

Although rebellious after losing her dad at the age of ten, her mother never gave up on Dianne, and was an unwavering and steady Christian influence.

Dianne will tell you that life as a Christian is not always easy, but the blessings and miracles along the way are worth every heartache, disappointment or tragedy in life.

Her first mission trip, and the journey to get there, gave Dianne a determination to live out the life of a Christian as God commands; to be His hands and feet.

She knows that enjoying a relationship with God, being confident of where she’s spending eternity, and living in day-to-day fellowship with Him is far greater than any opposition she may face.