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Flood Relief

Dear brothers and sisters,
Please watch the following video and imagine that this was your dining room and kitchen.

The months of February and March bring extra rains here to the northern jungles of Peru. This year has been the worst in recent memory for many of the villages along the Huallaga river.

Many of the pueblos are completely flooded and the people are facing very difficult times because of the loss of their crops. Rice, Yucca, and plantains are the food staples here and most of those crops have been destroyed by the excessive flooding. The main source of food and income for these people would have been harvested within two weeks time... but it is now gone... swept down the river.

Last week I visited "Papa Playa" (one of the key villages that I visit on my regular circuit). This pueblo is suffering worse than the others because of it's low elevation and has been under water for about three weeks now. The church in Papa Playa is one of the biggest and strongest in the area with about 50 members, all of whom are suffering great losses.  Please pray for these people at this difficult time.

I hope to take a truck load of rice and plantains to the believers in Papa Playa soon.  If you would like to help in the provision of some basic staples for the needy Christians in this village you can contribute by sending funds to Christian Missions in Many Lands Inc. P.O. Box 13, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-0013. On a separate piece of paper* indicate, ATTN: Micah and Amy Tuttle in Peru and that the money is for Flood Relief (*for tax reasons, we ask that you please don't write any notation on the check itself). 

Missions quote for the day from Amy Carmichael:  
"You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving."

-Micah for the Tuttle's


At March 26, 2013 at 10:22 AM Joshua and Stephanie said...

That is unbelievable. Please keep us updated. We are praying.

At March 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM Larry Henley said...

I see donations may be made online at the CMML website, may be specified for the Tuttles, but not for flood relief. Money will get to you quicker (I suppose) but does that method work well for you or is a check better?

At March 28, 2013 at 3:28 AM MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Wow. Praying for these people! Ditto the question about online donations mentioned above.

At March 28, 2013 at 9:08 AM amy in peru said...

Larry and Marsha,
Thank you for asking about how to help! We receive all donations sent during any month (check by mail or online) in a lump sum at the end of the month. We plan to send the truck(s) full of provisions before then, confident that the Lord will abundantly provide the means to do so!

So, if contributing online works better, by all means do so!

The 'flood relief' designation when sending in a check to CMML, is really only pertinent to sizeable sums (for tax reasons), or to make sure the money is actually applied to flood relief as opposed to our general ministry expenses. So if either of those scenarios apply, perhaps a check in the mail to CMML would be better. But, really either way is fine. We're not worried. :)

Thanks so much for your prayers and support!

At March 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM amy in peru said...

p.s. Also, regardless of how donations are sent, one should expect to receive a tax-deductible receipt from CMML. Feel free to contact them via the website if you have any questions about that. :)



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