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Teen Camp In Western Iowa!

Father's day was a good reminder of the great responsibility and privilege that the Lord has given to me as the dad of six children. I thank the Lord for the kids that He has blessed Amy and I with! I've been struck lately with the fact that fatherlessness is one of the biggest contributing factors to the brokenness that we see in our society today. Please pray for me as a husband and father. When I get this right all other ministries seem to fall into place.

After a great Father's day celebration I drove across the state to "Iowa Bible Camp" which decided to remain open and functioning, even in the midst of COVID-19 concerns! Praise the Lord that there are still a few camps that haven't shut down.... And praise the Lord that no one got sick! The week served as a major fork in the road for the teens who attended. In the mornings I preached about our spiritual battle and in the evenings I gave gospel messages. It is absolutely amazing how the world the flesh and the devil are doing everything they can to brainwash a younger generation. Their only hope is the gospel and a firm foundation on Gods word! Please pray for the campers that heard the messages.... each one having so much potential to be a useful instruments in the Masters hands....

The Lord really did great things in the hearts of many of the young people! On Tuesday it became evident that there were a lot sin and addiction issues, but then there seemed to be a breakthrough on Wednesday. On Thursday night the Lord brought a lot of conviction and repentance..... It's hard to explain what happened but God really did something special! There was a lot of brokenness and restoration as many campers were confessing sin, getting alone with God and responding to the gospel. God is worthy of our praise!!!!

Missions quote for the day by Hudson Taylor: “Oh that God would make hell so real to us that we cannot rest, heaven so real that we must have men there, Christ so real that our supreme motive and aim shall be to make the man of sorrows the man of joy by the conversion to Him of many”

Micah for the Tuttle's

COVID-19 has greatly changed our calendar! Almost every speaking engagement that was on the schedule from March through September has been cancelled. Despite the huge changes in ministry we have stayed very busy. Amy has been working hard to start a homeschool website to teach families that have never done it before and aren't sure how to face the upcoming school year. We've both been speaking on a lot of zoom and virtual meetings. And I've been doing plenty of evangelism.

It's amazing how fragile our world is and how quickly our sense of "security" can be taken away from us! Weather it's coronavirus, or social injustice, or the economic crisis, nearly everyone, everywhere has been impacted by the issues of our day. As a result, the social upheaval surrounding us has driven many people to a greater openness about spiritual things. The harvest for souls is ripe... maybe more than ever before! Many are searching for answers and as people slowly come out of quarantine, we have a golden opportunity to take the gospel to them!

In an attempt to seize the moment, I've been going out daily to do evangelistic questionnaires and the resulting gospel conversations have been fantastic!!! This method provides one of the easiest ways to start a spiritual dialogue with almost anybody. I’m always trying to develop new questionnaires that have to do with current events and I've found that people usually enjoy participating in them if I do it in a friendly and respectful way. These questionnaires deal with the current "hot topics" and they all work great to create engaging conversations! Each day I try to grab a friend and face-mask and then we head to a park where we approach total strangers and say something like: “Hello, we're going around conducting a questionnaire about “coronavirus and religion” would you like to participate?” Surprisingly, most people say: "Sure" and immediately we are on the path to a good gospel conversation!

The Coronavirus questionnaire goes like this:
"Would you say that coronavirus is real news or fake news?"
"If there was a vaccine against coronavirus would you take it?"
"Do you think that we should open up the economy or keep it shut down?"
"Do you think there could be serious consequences if we ignore coronavirus?"

"Now we're going to apply the same questions to religion, Ready?"

"Would you say that religion is real news or fake news?"
"If there was a vaccine against sin would you take it?"
"Do you think its better to open up to spiritual things or to stay shut down?"
"Do you think there could be serious consequences for ignoring the sin pandemic?"

"That's it! Thanks for participating in this questionnaire!"

If the person we are speaking with seems interested in continuing the dialogue I go on by asking the famous evangelism explosion question: "If you were to die today and you were to walk up to heavens gate and God asks you: 'Why should I let you into my heaven?' What would you say?" These conversations can go in many different directions and I never want to "force the issue" but at the same time I usually end up being able to share a clear gospel message in a loving way. Nothing better than that!

Please pray for us as we continue to go out into the highways and byways with these questionnaires and try to create gospel conversations everywhere we go!

Micah for the Tuttle’s

Revival In Times Of Crisis!

A month ago we flew from Peru back to the USA and almost simultaneously we watched the world transform before our very eyes! When we landed in Miami I preached 12 times in 10 days but then our very full calendar became very empty as camps and conferences and bible studies and churches began to cancel their meetings. It's amazing to see how our world has been totally shaken in just a few weeks! We are so fragile! Borders are closed. Hospitals are full. Panic has griped the world. Millions of people have lost their jobs. The stock market has crashed. And the world is facing a financial crisis.

After our travel calendar got wiped out, our "ZOOM" calendar began to fill up. Amy has been leading a bi-weekly women's study on-line for about a month and a half now and after she taught me how to use ZOOM I've become somewhat of a "virtual preacher" :) Last Sunday I preached in Portland Oregon, and then on Monday I went to Bangelor India and preached there. Today I'm preaching in Dubuque Iowa and tomorrow I'll be in Lima Peru. On Friday and Saturday I'll be preaching in Seattle Washington. Then on Sunday morning I'll preach in Pittsburg Pennsylvania after which I'll go back to Seattle to preach one more message to the saints there. All of this is happening without even leaving our house! While it's not quite the same as being there in person, it is great to have this technology and use it to get God's word out to as many people as possible! Please pray for us with all of these new opportunities!

These truly are amazing times in history and we should ask ourselves: "Is God sounding forth a wakeup call to the nations?" Things like pandemics happen in a broken and fallen world but maybe this is more than just a virus..... Maybe God is sending us small "birth pains" as a warning of bigger things to come... Which way will we go? What will we do? In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we see Gods blueprint for revival. The only way to make America great again is through humility, prayer and repentance! What will we choose? Revival or ruin? God has sent us a warning.... its called “COVID 19”.... The alarm is sounding forth. The United States needs to turn to the Lord while He may be found! But national revival always starts with personal revival. Where are you at spiritually speaking? Will you respond to his call? We cannot see renewal without revival and we cannot see revival without repentance. Return to God! This is the only way to open heaven. It's the only way to open Gods eyes and His ears and His heart. It's time to seek Gods face!

Missions quote for the day by Elisabeth Elliot: "We want to avoid suffering, death, sin and ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world that God himself visited to redeem. We receive His poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others."

Micah for the Tuttle's

February Tuttle-tidbits

There are so many events and ministries that we took part in last month that it's hard to know where to begin. There were children's meetings, open air meetings and church meetings. There were baptisms, discipleship adventures and family outings. There were thermal springs to visit, marriage conferences to give and Bible training courses to teach. It was a full and very exciting February!

There's nothing better than swinging from vines like Tarzan in the jungle with a bunch of village kids! This was just one of the many exciting kids events that we participated in last month. Some of these children will grow to be the leaders of their communities, and churches. It has been a great joy to do children's meetings from village to village and to share the love of Christ with as many of them as we can. Please pray for the many kids that we were able to impact with the gospel in several villages during the course of the last few weeks.

While visiting the neighboring town of Yurimaguas I took some of the brothers into the market to do some evangelism. I walked up to a man and his son and started a friendly gospel conversation using my evangecube..... before I knew it there were about 40 kids crowded around to see what I had in my hand. After a ten minute message to the kids, many adults started listening in... So I jumped up on a table and began to sound forth Gods word with all the vocal cords I could give it. It was awesome! A hush kinda went out across the market as people were trying to listen from afar. After my voice was gone I handed it over to some of the young men with me and they took it from there. Please pray that the Lord would use His word that went forth that afternoon!

There is no greater joy for a parent than to see your children walking in the truth. We thank the Lord that our kids are following the Lord and desiring to be obedient to Him. Mya is our fifth child and the latest to profess faith in Christ. Last Sunday it was a great honor to baptize her before many witnesses from our Tarapoto church. What a great symbol of identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection! Please pray for Mya as she grows in her relationship with the Lord!

Nearly twelve years ago the Lord used us to start the assembly in Tarapoto. The body of believers have gone through many hard things. People have come and gone. Many have professed faith in Christ. Some have fallen away and some have changed churches but others have continued on and are serving the Lord with their gifts and abilities right there where they were planted. We thank the Lord for each member of this local body of believers. They are precious souls and it is always a huge joy to visit them and take part in much mutual encouragement!

It's always great to do a group workout on the shores of a jungle creek in front of a thermal hot spring! We did two unforgettable river trips last month. On the first I took eight brothers with me and on the second I took six brothers and six sisters. On the first trip we visited three villages and on the second we visited four. Both trips were full of evangelism and teaching and kids ministries.... and adventure. A huge thanks to doctor John Gill from Pitsburg who set up medical clinics in each village and blessed so many people with his expertise, medicine and spiritual encouragement!

Everyone in the family enjoyed being back in Tarapoto and being with old friends and visiting the churches. We thank the Lord for the amazing kids that God has given to us. They are such a blessing and help in the ministry. The only sad thing about this trip is that we didn't have Javen and Cullen with us. Many of the Peruvian brothers and asked about them and have missed them greatly. It was interesting to see Bria and Josiah step up and take on the role that Javen and Cullen had when they were going on river trips with me and when they were involved in the youth ministry. They grow up fast!

One of the most important events that the churches put on each year is something called: "Capacitation Biblica". Brothers and sisters come from all the surrounding villages to do intensive bible study for two weeks. On the classroom side of things, I had the privilege of teaching through the book of Revelation and then on the practical side of things I got to take the students out to do evangelism each day. It was a super valuable couple of days as these students are key future leaders. Please pray that these students would continue to dedicated their time and hard work in the study of God's word.

Amy and I had a fantastic Valentines day! We were able to separate February 14th, in its entirety, to one big long date. Strong marriages make strong families which make strong churches which make strong communities. Marriage must be worked at, it must be nurtured, it must be invested in. There is a major need everywhere to strengthen this God-ordained institution. Please pray for us as we desire to cultivate a Christ-centered, thriving relationship and then, in turn, help others in this area.

Missions quote for the day by C.H Spurgeon: "I wish that our ministry -mine especially- might be tied and tethered to the cross. I would have no other subject to set before you but Jesus only"

Micah for the Tuttle's

As our boat motored down the turbulent, chocolate-colored waters of the Huallaga river it was absolutely stunning to take in the vibrant colors of the amazonian rain forest. Six guys were with me and we were on our way to visit three different villages over the course of five days. We ended up having a "fantastic" time in every sense of the word. The best part of the trip was the opportunity to seek the Lord together as we read large portions of scripture out-loud, spent precious times in prayer and sang praises to our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The best discipleship always happens along the way as you seek the Lord with younger believers and then give them opportunities to do ministry after you've set the example. In each village we had kids meetings, open air meetings, church meetings and home bible studies. We did jungle treks, swam with piranhas, ate interesting foods and slept on boarded floors. Each one of the guys took on their given responsibilities with much gusto.... Yes, it was Fantastic!!!

The little kids in every village are such a delight to work with! They always come running, full of energy and excitement to the organized "horita feliz" which we did in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Usually these meetings consists of a game, then a memory verse, then a bible lesson, then some songs and finally, some kind of snack with a drink. These children are the future and we must invest in them! Usually by the end of our first kids meeting the ninos are hanging all over us and soaking up every second of attention that we can give them. It is a great honor that, in nearly every village, there is some little boy that's been named after me: "Miqueas"! I'm praying that the Lord would raise up many of these kids to be faithful witnesses for Him for many years to come.

One afternoon, in-between meetings, a group of villagers took us on a hike to see a beautiful cascade that poured into a deep pool of dark, foreboding waters.... We were hot and sweaty... and the water looked good... So I jumped in! The villagers that had taken us on the hike were quite alarmed about this but after they saw that the piranhas, alligators and boas didn't do anything to me they all started to jump in too. We had a blast jumping off rocks, swimming and refreshing ourselves. The view looked like something you might have seen in the garden of Eden! Absolutely spectacular!

Open air preaching works quite well in the villages and I try to make it a priority to sound forth the gospel in the main square everywhere I go. There is nothing better than thundering God's word over the ripe harvest fields and to rain down His warnings and His love on the general public. This is what we did in every village and there were professions of faith and recommitments to Christ each time God's word went out! Please pray for these new brothers and sisters in these pueblos.

There was no way to communicate with these particular villages to let them know ahead of time that we were coming. Nevertheless, the brothers and sisters dropped everything to received us with much love and hospitality! When we unexpectedly arrived they were so overjoyed to see us that they sprang into action, spreading the word to everyone to come out to the gospel meetings. In two of the villages they slaughtered the few chickens that they had in their possession and cooked up a feast for us. In the other village one of the brothers set out on an all-night hunt so that he could bring us a tasty jungle rat for breakfast. The outpouring of love was very humbling! It's amazing to be part of the universal body of Christ!

Missions quote for the day by C.T Studd: "Christ's call is to save the lost, not the stiff-necked; He came not to call scoffers but sinners to repentance; not to build and furnish comfortable chapels, churches, and cathedrals at home in which to rock Christian professors to sleep by means of clever essays, stereotyped prayers, and artistic musical performances, but to capture men from the devil's clutches and the very jaws of Hell. This can be accomplished only by a red-hot, unconventional, unfettered devotion, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the Lord Jesus Christ."

Micah for the Tuttle's

During the course of this last month it has been more evident than ever that we are in a spiritual battle! The end of the ages has come upon us and the devil senses it. He is targeting men, husbands, fathers and especially leaders of ministries. We have recently seen one of our closest friends and co-workers go down hard. It has served as a huge warning... "Stand firm against the schemes of the devil.... Put on the full armor of God!"

In the midst of the raging battle the Lord has opened many opportunities to infiltrate enemy territory. Please pray for us as we look to Christ while on the front lines and in all of our upcoming travels. We take these opportunities very seriously and very much desire your intersession on our behalf. Here is our "Special-Ops" schedule for the next four months.

January 12-17 Intensive marriage retreat in Branson MO.
January 20 The Tuttle-Tribe flies to Peru!
January 21-26 Construction work on the Tarapoto Bible institute
January 27-31 Missions trip along the lower Huallaga river
Feb 1-7 Evangelism and teaching in Tarapoto
Feb 8-13 Missions trip along the upper Chipurahna river
Feb 14-16 Special Valentines weekend with Amy!
Feb 17-29 Training course for the jungle leaders in Yurimaguas
March 1-3 Packing and preparing for travel back to the USA
March 6-15 South Florida missions conference.
March 27-29 Westby WI "7 Billion Reasons Why" conference
April 12-15 Amy speaks at a Women's retreat at Shiloh camp near Seattle WA.
April 17-19 Northgate Bible Chapel retreat at Lakeside camp near Seattle WA.
April 24-26 Mens retreat at Eagle Fern Camp near Portland OR.

This last month provided many open doors to make Christ's name great. The following three paragraphs contain information on some of the most exciting spiritual military operations that we have recently taken part in.

1. A Christmas day evangelistic banquet with 400 Indian Hindus: On December 25th Amy and I and the kids went to Des Moines to share the Christmas story from the Bible at a dinner for the Hindu community of central Iowa. I was able to preach a straight forward gospel message to hundreds of east Indians. It was a spectacular chance to share the love of Christ with a big crowd of precious souls that had never heard it before. Afterward I spent a few hours in great personal discussions with many interested people. If I would have preached that same exclusive message of salvation in Christ alone in the north of India on a street corner I could have been stoned to death. The Lord has truly brought the foreign mission field to the USA! As ambassadors for Christ we must take advantage of the unique times in which we live! Please pray for those who heard the message that day and are still wrestling with the biblical truths that were laid on their hearts.

2. A New years conference with about 1000 brothers and sisters from all over the USA. The day after our epic gospel meeting with the Iowan Hindu’s we traveled to Murfreesboro Tennessee where we had the opportunity to share in the ministry at the "Believers Rise Up Conference". It was a fantastic chance to impact a good crowd of young people and then later share about the importance of discipleship with the adults. Our whole family had a good time as we were all encouraged and challenged by the brothers and sisters that were there. Please pray that the Lord would spark a burning desire in the hearts of His people to take risks for our great God and His great cause while trying to do evangelism and make disciples.

3. A gospel presentation to 30 students at one of the secular universities in Dubuque. A friend of a friend who teaches at one of the local non christian universities in town heard that we were missionaries to Peru for many years so he asked if I would come and teach a cross-cultural relations class to a group of students who were preparing to do a "social work missions trip" to Lima. I told him that I would love to teach the class but with the understanding that I would give it from a Christian missionary perspective. The atheist professor was fine with this stipulation and just like that I had the unique opportunity to share the gospel with a bunch of non-believing college students in a social work case study venue. The message was very well received (even though many thought I was crazy) and it led to many great questions and discussions throughout the class. Please pray that these students would investigate the claims of Jesus and come to a saving faith in Him.

Missions quote for the day by C.S Lewis: "There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan."

Micah for the Tuttle’s

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! God took on flesh and blood and came to earth to make things right! That means we've got both good news and bad news. The good news is “God is here”.... The bad news is: “God is here”.... the same truth is both good news and bad news..... it just depends on what side of that truth you find yourself. If you are surrendered to Christ this is great news..... He’s your Savior! But if you’re rebelling against Him.... this news is terrifying..... He’s your judge!

I'll be preaching this good news, bad news message in different ways and different places this holiday season. Please pray for me as I proclaim the gospel to about 400 Indian Hindus on Christmas day in Des Moines IA! What an opportunity! After we spend December 25th with our Indian friends in central Iowa we will head to Murfreesboro TN for a conference where I'll be speaking to the youth and teaching on discipleship. From there, Amy and I will head to Branson MO for a marriage retreat and then finally in mid January we all head to Peru for two months! Can't wait to see how the Lord will teach us and use us in all these places!

Missions quote for the day by C.S Lewis: "The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God."

Micah for the Tuttle's

November Tuttle-Tidbits

We are living the dream! What a joy to do ministry from place to place with my wife and kids at my side! Over the course of the last two months our family has experienced a real whirlwind of travel as I have been preaching, teaching and doing evangelism in the places where God has opened doors for us. We have been given opportunities to make Gods name great in NYC, Greensboro NC, San Fransisco CA, Baltimore MD, Plumbsteadville PA, Pittsburg PA, Omaha NB, Nashville TN, Guttenburg IA and Dubuque IA. So many things can be said about what the Lord did and how He is working in each of those places but it would take a whole book to put them all in print.

As we travel across the continent there are many encouraging things that we've seen God doing but at the same time its shocking to see how North America is rapidly turning away from the Lord and from His word! As I feel overwhelmed with a sense of urgency to get into the battle I ask myself what can be done? The answer that always comes to mind is "Pray and Preach... Pray and Preach" .... So pray and preach is what I do.

Probably the most important event that I participated in during the past two months took place in San Jose CA where I went to a five day long prayer meeting. Twelve men came together from different places around the country to simply pray. An Airbnb house was rented and we basically prayed all day every day. We put a map of North America on the floor, got on our knees around it and prayed for hours that the Lord would spark revival in the land. It was a special and powerful couple of days as we sought our great God and asked that he would do great things.

Amy and I see our ministry as an all out effort toward preaching the gospel and inspiring missions with urgency anywhere and everywhere we can..... We are grateful for God's clear direction and the busy schedule that He has given us with itinerant work in the USA and beyond. We thank the Lord that He has opened up many doors for us to preach His word and to encourage His people.

We do not have a salary and we do not work for a company or any kind of an organization. We remain CMML missionaries that are commended from Eastgate Bible Chapel in Oregon and we simply depend on the Lord to provide for us through His people so that we can dedicate a full time effort to missions in the States. Thank you to all of you who pray and give. It is greatly needed!

Missions quote for the day by Jim Elliot: "Father, make me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me."

Micah for the Tuttle's

Bogota Colombia
Last week Amy traveled to Bogota to help Brian and Sharon Killins pack up and prepare for a move. The Killins have been faithful missionaries to Colombia for forty years and the Lord has used them to plant more than 20 churches in and around Bogota. They have had a tremendous impact on so many lives in so many ways over the course of so much time. The house church movement that they started, began in their apartment in 1978 and then spread across the city. Now, due to new ownership of their building they have been forced to look for a new place to live. Packing up after living somewhere for so many years can be difficult!... So Amy and her good friend Betsy went to the rescue! Amy and Betsy brought good cheer, motivation and a tireless work ethic to help get the job done. It was a whirlwind trip of just five days but the Lord used Amy greatly for the help and encouragement of these dear missionary friends. May the Lord raise up more missionaries like the Killins!

Day Break Point Bible Camp
We spent Labor Day weekend on Anvil Island near Vancouver B.C. About 130 young people showed up for this college and career retreat where I preached several messages on revival. We had a great time meeting new people and encouraging one another in Gods word. The scenery was incredible and the fellowship was even better. The Lord was really working in many hearts and some of our most precious moments were spent with individuals in conversation about the person of Christ. It is my prayer that the Lord would raise up a new generation of bold believers that would give everything to make His name great among the nations!

Share the gospel with everything that moves!
In between our latest trips and over the course of the last two weeks I’ve been able to form an evangelism team here in Dubuque. A great core group of gospel-workers has come together and we have been able to share the love of Christ with many lost souls... It has been exciting to see the Lord work as we've gone out two by two passing out tracts, doing questionnaires and preaching the gospel in downtown Dubuque. Several contacts have been made and a few bible studies have even been started! Please pray for this work. It is so encouraging to see many college students jumping into this ministry with zeal and fervor! May we be guilty of "turning the world upside down" (Acts 17:6).

The Tuttle-tribe
We are so thankful for the wonderful family that the Lord has given to us! Javen and Cullen have begun their third year at Emmaus. Both of them have befriended some pretty high quality girls whom you can see in the picture below! Bria and Josiah are driving with their permits now and are very involved in their youth-group. Mya just turned twelve years old and is really growing up! Ellia is five years old and is a pro at bringing joy and happiness to everyone she talks to. Homeschool is a big part of life for Bria, Josiah, Mya and Ellia. Please pray for them as they learn and grow and come closer to the Lord with each passing day.

Missions quote of the day by George W. Peters: "Our God is a God of Missions. He wills missions, He commands missions. He demands missions. He made missions possible through His Son. He made missions actual in the sending of the Holy Spirit."

Micah for the Tuttle's

While walking through the huge crowds of people at the fair last Saturday we decided to strike up a gospel conversation with a few cowboys… boots and hats and chaps and all. They were sitting on a bench sipping beer and taking in some sunshine when I walked up and asked them if they would like to participate in a questionnaire about family perspectives. Immediately it was evident that they were totally drunk… but they were also totally interested in the questionnaire! Three of their sober friends gathered around and also agreed to participate. So we dove into the questions:

1. Someone has said that the family is the basic unit of society. Would you agree?
2. How would you define a family?
3. What do you think is the most important element in keeping families together?
4. Do you think religion plays an important part in raising children?
5. Were you raised in any kind of a religious environment? Did that up-bringing help/hurt you?

We had some great conversation about questions 1-3 and then when we got to #4 one of my drunk cowboy friends said: “I’m an atheist”. I responded: “Oh, how interesting, why?” In a classic drunken stupor he slurred his words while mixing them with all kinds of cursing and cussing but at the same time communicating that “God wouldn't approve of all the wars that have been fought in the name of religion” to which I responded: “I agree…. but let me tell you something: You’re not an atheist” He said: “Yes I am” I said: “No you're not” He said: “Yes I am” I said: “No you're not”. After about a minute of this back and forth he was exhausted and finally said: “I’m not?”

I responded: “No, you’re not an atheist… you know that God exists…. you just don't believe in religion… I actually don't believe in religion either…. religion is mans attempt to get close to God but biblical Christianity teaches that God did everything to come close to man and now He offers us a relationship not religion.” At this point the two drunk cowboys exchanged a surprised look and then they gave each other a big high five. The rest of the group started asking some really good questions and we had an amazing conversation for about 15 more minutes. Finally I put my arm around the atheist (who wasn’t) and I said: “can I read you a verse?” He said: “Sure” So I read 1 Cor 6:10. “Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

I looked into his eyes with love and I said: “Cowboy, you're drunk…. You heard the verse. I’m worried about you…. What are you going to do on judgment day?” He looked at me and with tears rolling down his cheeks he said: “I don't know… What can I do?” I replied: “Look at the next verse! You can be washed! You can be sanctified, you can be forgiven in the name of the Lord Jesus. Your only hope is Jesus man! What are you going to do with Jesus?” My atheist cowboy friend gave me a big hug and just kept repeating “That’s what I need… That’s what I need.”

While this whole thing probably looked quite comical with the hugging drunk cowboy, it actually really was a serious moment for him and the rest of his buddies. Everyone of those hardened guys (some were drunk and some were sober) wanted to hear more about Jesus! Please pray for those cowboys and for the hundreds of others that heard the gospel last week at the fair!

Our whole family had a blast at the Testify camp where I taught evangelism to 40 valiant evangelists. After preparing in the classroom we went out and actually did it. The above story is just one of many awesome conversations that we had as we tried to share the gospel with everything that moved at the fair. Please pray that the Lord would raise up and inspire more evangelists to take the gospel into every corner of our dark and needy world.

Missions quote for the day by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:16 "Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel."

Next up: Micah preaches at a college/career retreat on Anvil Island in BC Canada (8/30-9/3) Amy travels to Bogota Colombia to help long time missionaries and friends Brian and Sharon Killins (9/3-9-7)

Micah for the Tuttle's