I am excited to introduce you today to my guest, Amy. An American dwelling in Peru with her husband and family, she is living out the call to shine Christ's light there. Enjoy her story.
Recently, Micah had been seriously growing up in the LORD. He had started reading his Bible like nobody's business, memorizing whole books and even became known as 'the Bible boat' on the job site where he was an electrician. In those early years we frequented a certain Mexican restaurant and became friends with a handful of Mexicans who worked there. Ever eager to start our own evangelistic Bible study, it suddenly occurred to us one evening to ask 'Miguel' if he'd be interested... everything sort of snowballed from there. He invited friends, we bought bi-lingual Bibles, several of them trusted Christ, we stumbled along in broken Spanish. 2 years passed. We continued on. We bore 2 children. We bought a house. Life was exciting, but about to take exhilarating to a whole new level.
Reflective one evening, Micah stood on the deck of our newly purchased home, "I can't stand the idea that all I'm working so hard to build [wiring multi-million dollar homes] is one day just going to burn up. I want to build something that will last for eternity."
Those were the words that changed everything.
After a year of waiting, wondering, deliberating, in 2001 supported by our local church elders, we moved to Peru for a year. We were supported by our own savings and a handful of individuals who had faith that somehow God would use two youngsters who were shockingly ill-prepared for ministry. We were young and full of hope that in fact God would use us.
It is such a strong passion of ours that people draw near to the Living God. We'd love to share our adventures with you! If you'd like to know more please read our blogs or e-mail us! We love making new friends! We love giving glory to God for what He is doing!
amy in peru
http://thetuttletribe.blogspot.com/ - ministry website/blog
http://apilgrimsproject.blogspot.com - my personal blog
Isn't it a great story . . . a family simply willing to follow Jesus wherever He is going and enjoying the adventure!
I'm thankful Amy was willing to take the time to share here, and I asked her how we could help her family. I encourage you to take a look and see what YOU can do! Come alongside and shine Christ's light too! Support others where you cannot go.