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My Micah's Ministry

**Originally posted on Manifold Musings of a Missionary Mom blog which has been moved here: A Pilgrim's Project

My husband is very cool. He is a missionary. He knows Jesus. He LOVES to share. Micah is an evangelist.

Every couple of months Micah rounds up several young guys to accompany him, they load up the Tuttle Trooper, and drive several miles out into the Andes mountains of Peru. We're talking about some pretty isolated places, while some places you can get to with a 4x4 vehicle, others you could only arrive at by donkey. Out there in these places he finds a regular sized group gathered of poor campesino people who want to know more about following Jesus. These gatherings are planned ahead of time to take place several times a year in different places. Many of them are the leaders of their small isolated churches, while others are just people who are hungry for more truth from God's Word.

Once at the "conferences", they usually stay 2-3 days depending on how long it takes to get there. The sleeping arrangements are "roughing it" to say the least, and the food is quite simple. Sometimes they sleep on benches, other times on the dirt floor, or just outside. But every time Micah comes back, he is very encouraged by the men's response to what they've learned. What fun to see people excited to hear God's truth!

This time around, Micah told us about the plates and plates of rice and lentils they gave him. Just when he managed to down one plate... they gave him another. Their feelings would be hurt if he turned them down, so on he trudged. Let me vouch for him here, it isn't that the food is bad, it is just SO plain. No meat, no sauce, no salt, no lime, no flavor. Just rice, just lentils. He is so brave! As usual, he was astounded at these campesino men. They are much smaller than he is, and yet they eat WAY more!

Another interesting thing he told us was, while he was sitting next to one of the guys he took with him, his buddy found a scorpion in his stuff!! Yikes. The campesinos went on to tell him the scorpion's sting is about 5x worse than a severe bee-sting! Does not sound pleasant. After asking around, just about everyone who had come to the conference could attest to being stung by one of these scorpions. This news somewhat dissuaded my kids from wanting to go "next time".

This is just a little bit of what my husband does as a missionary, for those of you who are interested.


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Monday, May 1, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Anonymous (

Yikes! Scorpions in the food! Here in Colorado we have scorpions too but never in the food--just one on the kitchen floor last summer!

I will be bookmarking your blog and will be back to visit!


Monday, May 1, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by nsremom (

I loved hearing about the every day workings of a missionary. That's something I obviously don't do but love hearing about....That sounds corny, but I'm inspired by stories of people doing the everyday things while all the while...those things are extraordinary if you dwell on them. Cool guy you've got.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - Thanks for the enlightenment!

Posted by EEEEMommy (

I do appreciate hearing how mission work is actually accomplished!
I've always had a heart for missions, but the Lord has never sent me on a mission trip (physically anyway)...maybe someday, I keep praying!

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by CTdittmar (

Really enjoyed hearing all of this. It's wonderful to have brave and adventurous men who love to serve the Lord Jesus. What a gift to have a husband who is surrendured to Christ! How exciting to support him in his endeavors!

Friday, May 5, 2006 - eating

Posted by Jimmie (

Yeah, how do they do that? Chinese folks are the same. Tiny, tiny, but man can they eat! And the whole forcing you to eat more. OH, man! I'm about to explode and they just keep piling it on. Here they will use their own chopsticks go chose food and put it in MY bowl. I'm used to it now.

Glad you're bragging on your man. So neat o! Thanks for doing what you do.


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