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Earthquake in Peru

Many of you have read or heard about the recent seismic activity in Peru that has caused many deaths and much devastation. We have been in contact with many of you who are wondering if this affected the area we are involved with in Peru. Both the cities of Cajamarca and Trujillo were graciously spared (they are both farther north from where the earthquakes hit), although our friends the Elliots (in Trujillo) said that they did feel the quake.
We also have received e-mails from the missionaries that are working in these particular areas and have heard that miraculously, despite the fact that many homes of believers have been destroyed, all the believers in connection with the missionaries' churches have been accounted for so far. There is much devastation, and recovery will take a LONG time. That said, if you feel led to give directly to some of the Peruvian believers for reconstruction of their houses and food for their families, please contact me by e-mail and I can direct you to how to send money directly to the missionaries or Peruvian workers involved. Please pray that the believers in these areas will be a shining light to those grieving and suffering great loss in this area. Micah is just about crawling out of his skin wishing he could be down there ministering and talking to people in their time of great need.
Here are some pictures borrowed from BBC and ABC news describing what's happened.

The quake left more than 500 people dead and thousands homeless in the Ica region, south of the capital, Lima.

The focus is now on recovering bodies and getting supplies to those most in need, while security patrols against looters have been stepped up.

Countries across Latin America - including Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Chile - have been sending relief supplies. The US, Canada, Spain, Italy and France have also provided aid.

Long queues formed in Pisco on Monday as aid groups distributed water, food and clothing.

"People are no longer sleeping in their homes. They are going to parks, fields and open ground because aftershocks are happening all the time," Yerma Canales told AP.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - Untitled Comment

Posted by momanna98 (
Wow. Those are some crazy pictures. Glad to hear everyone you know is safe.
Sorry to hear about your Grandpa.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - Untitled Comment

Posted by nsremom (
I can imagine how hard it is for you guys to not be there!

Torrential Evangelism!!

We have some exciting news, Friends and Family!

Sirens began to blare throughout Dubuque, an urgent tornado watch had
just been issued. The 400 people attending the Emmaus Iron Sharpens
Iron conference were herded down into bowels of the school. The tornado
had touched down about 20 miles northwest of our town and was headed our
way (so said the news). As soon as I heard what was going on I knew
that all of Dubuque would be sitting on the edge of their seats and the
conditions would be prime for some serious evangelism. Once I had made
sure that Amy and the kids were safe I grabbed a friend and we went out
to do some door-to-door. As evangelists we must make the most of
current events… and this was really current!

My friend Mike and I went through the pouring down rain across the
street and knocked at the first house. A middle-aged angry looking man
with his two pit-bulls answered the door. I could see his TV in the
living room was tuned to the tornado watch and so I said, "Sir, as
you know there is a tornado headed our way and my friend and I are
interested in hearing what people's thoughts are." I continued,
"Are you a bit worried?" He said, "Yeah I'm worried.
Anyone that's watching the news has to be worried." Then I
asked, "If that tornado hits Dubuque, destroys your house and kills
you, where do you think you would spend eternity?" He gave me an
incredulous look and said, "A tornado is headed our way, you guys
are soaking wet and you're knocking on doors talking about
eternity?!" I said, "What better time?"

After that we were able to fully share the gospel with this guy. He was
extremely open to spiritual things despite his appearance, and I'm
sure that the conversation would never have been possible without the
help of a tornado scare. Our time ended with the man being very
convicted, my friend and I being very wet and the tornado being very

And now on a very different note we are excited to let you know of our
upcoming plans. School is done and we are gearing up to go back to
Peru. We have decided to delay our trip 2 months and we'll be back
in Peru after the baby is born, around the middle of September. In the
mean time I (Micah) will take a trip to Peru to teach at IBEM (the Bible
Institute) and also to find a house for our family to settle into when
we all arrive. In these next three months we will be working, packing,
wrapping up ministries and visiting the Portland, OR area. See our next
letter for dates and details. Please pray for us as we gear up for
these next few very busy months.

Micah for the Tuttle's

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - Untitled Comment

Posted by momanna98 (
Wait a minute. Baby??? Did I miss something??

Headin' south of the border!

Micah and I are going to Mexico!

I'm very excited, we've never been to Mexico. We know TONS of people from Mexico, and have always wanted to go. We are chaperones for a mission trip with students from Emmaus Bible College over Spring Break. There will be 16 of us all together. Micah will be speaking at a youth conference and doing a workshop on evangelism.

My mom is coming to be with the kiddos! So, Micah tells me it will be like a second honeymoon.

You can pray for safety, health and that the Gospel would become more well known.


Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - Hiya Amy!

Posted by deedeeuk (
What fun! Will be praying that you have a great time and get a bit of that 'second honeymoon' time too!! I've joined the EBC alumni blog and am having a great time trying to catch up with everyone and everything that has been going on there for the past 14 years since I left! (yeah right!) Anyway, feeling a bit closer to Emmaus lately, say hi to the marble chapel for me? Lots of special God times in there long ago!

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - Untitled Comment

Posted by drewsfamilytx (
Hola Amy!

What a great combo-- spreading the gospel, visiting a new place AND spending time with hubby sans kids-- well, at least LITTLE kids! :-)


Thursday, March 8, 2007 - Untitled Comment

Posted by SandBetweenMyToes (
I hope you have a terrific time in Mexico, and that much is accomplished for the gospel. My husband and oldest daughter will be headed to Guatemala in June. I'd love to go, but it's not meant to be this year.
Your little girl is adorable.

Sunday, March 11, 2007 - mexico

Posted by luvmy2mks (
blessings on your trip! hope the 2nd honeymoon gets to happen, too :-) mary

Friday, April 20, 2007 - Mexico

Posted by momofsix (
Come back with lots of pictures. I look forward to seeing them.