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A visit to Shauwi-land

Last week the Lord blessed me with a really unique opportunity to preach for a few days among the Shauwi people who live along the shores of the Paranapura and Yanayacu rivers. We drove for 3 hours in our Isuzu Trooper, then we jumped into a boat and motored up river for about an hour more. After walking the last half-hour stretch we finally arrived at the village of "San Roque". Upon arrival I was informed that they had scheduled me to teach four, two hour sessions each day and the topics were: #1 courtship and #2 the government of the antichrist. Wow! Im not sure if they thought those two subjects were related or not but.... I tried my best on each one :) In the end, forty hours of preaching in extreme heat really took it out of me!



Each afternoon there were a few spare moments to play soccer and/or volleyball, explore the jungle and cool off in the creek. Believers and unbelievers alike, came from 5 different villages to hear the word, so I tried to get to know as many people as possible especially the leaders of the churches represented. I gave out hymnals to almost everyone and study bibles to the men that seemed the most serious about learning and preaching. There was plenty of yucca spit juice to drink and chicken to eat so we didn't starve to death (although I did lose a few pounds). On the last day of the event everyone went down to the creek where I preached and baptized 22 new believers! It was a tremendous time of ministry and opportunity to help these precious brothers and sisters in Christ. Please pray for the Shauwi!

Missions quote for the day: "As for you, always be sober minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." (2 Tim 4:5).

Micah for the Tuttle's






2 comments:

At August 22, 2016 at 1:05 PM Kevin n Faith Geiger said...

Wonderful to hear what the Lord is doing in Peru.
Keep On Keepin On!

 
At August 27, 2016 at 1:45 PM Anonymous said...

Micah - Great to hear about the work there in Peru! I have been following you and your family for a few years now - so encouraging :) Would you ever consider having a small group of young men come down to tag along for a week or so and see first hand what you do? Thanks! John Kinlaw - johnkinlaw@hotmail.com

 

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