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"The Dream Team"

"Those who were scattered went everywhere preaching......  They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with great boldness!" 

"If everyone on this planet was like you Christians this world would be a much better place."  Those were the words of one of our church neighbors as he observed the missions team that visited us last week.  He had seen the love of Christ demonstrated in the medical clinic, illustrated in the children's bible meetings,  worked out in the construction project and preached in the open air.  What a testimony!  We thank God that Christ's name was exalted as this work was accomplished.

Sixteen believers from First Colony Bible Chapel in Houston Texas came to visit us for eight days.  The team was made up of four doctors, four construction workers, four preachers and four Vacation Bible School teachers.  I keep wanting to call them the "Dream Team" because of how helpful they were.  They were not only a tremendous blessing to our family, but also to the believers and unbelievers here in this part of the Peruvian jungle.

Many of the believers in our assembly here teamed up with the Americans and helped to make this project happen.  The construction guys built a deck and also financed a concrete floor.  The medical doctors attended to about 700 people while giving away, literally, tens of thousands of dollars worth of medicine and eye glasses.  The Vacation Bible School teachers taught the word to about 350 kids.  While all this was going on the preachers passed out tracts and preached the gospel in the church building, in the open air and from door to door.  I can't begin to describe how big this was.....  An absolutely incredible time of ministry!

The first few days were spent ministering to the people in our city (Tarapoto) and the last few days were spent in Huimbayoc (a village down river).  We didn't sleep very much and there was hardly time to eat but that didn't stop us from having a great time together.  It was a whirlwind week of work, play, ministry and encouragement.  We thank God for the opportunity that He has given us to serve Him here in the jungles of Peru and for the great servants He sends to encourage and help us!

Missions quote for the day:  "Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist." — Oswald J. Smith

-Micah for the Tuttle's      


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