Describe what the Lord has called you to do & the commitment you have made to answer that call:
Missions, whether it’s at home or abroad, is the greatest call that anyone can possibly have. To be a preacher of the gospel, to make disciples, to plant churches, to make Christ’s name great, to have an impact on time and eternity, to not waste our lives…these are the things that God has called us to do.
God has opened up doors for our family to serve Him in the northern jungles of Peru where we are focused on evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Much of my time is spent traveling from village to village along Huallaga River open-air preaching, doing hut to hut gospel visits and building up the new believers.
Tell us about the people you minister to:
We are working with villagers in the Amazonian rainforest. 95% of Peru’s jungle people are not tribal; they are normal mestizos and almost no one is going them with the message of salvation. There are thousands of villages along the shores of remote jungle rivers, and many of them are without churches, without a gospel witness and without Bibles. These people are not half-naked natives who speak an unknown dialect, but normals Spanish-speaking, civilized Peruvians. Very few missionaries, if any, are focused on reaching them with the gospel.
What are the challenges you face in your mission field?
We face many challenges as we preach the gospel. One has been that of superstition. It is often very difficult for the jungle people to look past their ancestral beliefs to see the light of Christ’s love that offers freedom from the dark side of the jungle. Legends, animism and witchcraft have a tight hold on many who live in this area.
Another big challenge is in developing Peruvian leadership in the assemblies. It is our desire to invest in and raise up capable leaders who can carry on the work in an effective way. There is a real lack of godly men everywhere and if the work is to go on the men are going to have to stand up and come to maturity in Christ.
How can we pray for you?
Please pray for our plans to being a Bible institute. After 15 years of working in Peru we see a tremendous need to provide better training for assembly leaders. We want to equip preachers, teachers and evangelists who can effectively go out and make Christ’s name great everywhere – men who are able to make disciples and to multiply themselves in ministry [2 Timothy 2:2]. We want them to have a passion for God and for missions. Our hope is that this Bible institute would be instrumental in raising up Peruvians who would, in turn, take the gospel out to these countless, unreached villages here in the jungle.
Describe any financial/material needs of the ministry:
We are in the midst of building the infrastructure for our Bible institute. There are dorms to furnish, books to buy, bathrooms to install, a kitchen to build and wires to hook into the electrical panel. This is all a huge endeavor, but we have already seen God provide for the initial steps of buying our property and building a structure. We need about $20,000 more to get things ready for our starting date of March 6th.
It has been amazing to see God provide for our financial and material needs over the years. Hudson Taylor said, “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” It’s true, and it’s exciting to watch as the Lord supplies our every need!
What is something you would like to challenge us with?
Many people would say, “Don’t take risks, be cautious, be careful.” That kind of thinking has debilitated many Christians, and they end up living a wasted life. John Wesley said, “Give me 100 men who fear nothing but sin in their own life and want no one but God and God alone. I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of God upon earth.” The point is – God uses men who trust in Him and walk in righteousness.
We are living in difficult, yet exciting times. There are giants everywhere: the giant of false doctrine, the giant of postmodernism, the giant of evolutionary thinking, the giant of the homosexual agenda and the giant of a rebellious world that has rejected its Creator. What are we to do?….Preach the gospel! Evangelize! Time is short; the stakes are high… Yet brethren everywhere are sleeping… They have disappeared, they are uninvolved, they are missing in action… Let’s change that! Let’s hear Goliath’s cry: “Give me a man!” And let’s run to fight in the Lord’s battle! It starts with a return to evangelism.
What is your favorite verse/quote?
C.H. Spurgeon said, “If sinners will be damned, at least them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let no one go there unwarned and un-prayed for.”
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ, yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung that I might win Christ and be found in Him. | Philippians 3:7-8
What is the best/preferred method of sending monetary gifts for the purpose of this ministry?
Christian Missions in Many Lands! You can make check out to CMML, and then on a separate sheet of paper request that your money be sent to Micah and Amy Tuttle in Peru. CMML will forward 100% of your gift to our account.
Please visit our blog at The Tuttle Tribe.
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