After our morning service, we went to San Pedro Market in Cusco to evangelize. Wehrner preached in the open-air. They are celebrating Carnival here and everyone was spraying foam, throwing water balloons, and dumping buckets of water on anyone. Everyone is fair game during this celebration. I saw nicely dressed old ladies get completely covered in white foam so you could hardly see their clothes. We thought we may have picked a bad time for Wehrner to stand up with a microphone and preach. Somehow, the people did not do anything to Wehrner. I, on the other hand, got sprayed twice. We had good conversations after Wehrner finished. It may have seemed that no one was listening but you can never discount the authority of the Word of God as it goes out verbally through the open-air. It is sharp and it always finds it's God ordained mark.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Whenever I think that I am doing something good, I only need to pick up a biography of a saint of old and shortly I realize that I'm a worm. It is so humbling and necessary to read good biographies of men of old that God has used greatly. God has used George Muller, Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd, Hudson Taylor, C.T. Studd, John Wesley, John Calvin and countless others to greatly humble and encourage me. Today I don't have to read a biography to have this same humbling, yet encouraging experience. I only need to look to the "George Whitefield" of Peru, Micah Tuttle. Micah took over the ministry of Bert Elliot and now works with around 70 villages in the Amazon jungle. He preaches more than anyone I know who is living on earth right now and most of it is in the open-air. He has countless stories of the dangers of the jungles and witches showing up to curse and cast-spells on him. Here is an excerpt from his blog:
January has been very busy! I preached 52 times this month. All of those messages have been in different settings and to different kinds of people. I kept thinking of the prophet Jeremiah who said: "God's word was in my heart like a burning fire, it was shut up in my bones, I was weary of holding it back and I could not." We must press on! We must preach the word in season and out of season!
He has a zeal and fire in his bones like I have never seen before. Not only does he have a huge ministry and is being used by God so tremendously, he is completely dedicated to his family first. He is a great husband and father to his five, soon to be six children.
If you want to learn more about Micah and his family and be very humbled and encouraged, check out his blog and facebook page.
- See more at: http://thetuttletribe.blogspot.com
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Things are a little different in Peru than in the United States. A new man in our church, Hartur, invited Wehrner to preach at his work. Hartur works at something similar to a highway department, which is building a new highway in and outside of Cusco. Each morning the work crew has a charla (a meeting to start the day), at which Wehrner was given 20 minutes to talk. He preached the gospel to everyone and we gave out a tract and book to each worker. I was thinking that this would be next to impossible to do in the States. Surely someone would complain that their rights were being violated and then Wehrner would have been put in jail for hate speech, that is, for preaching the gospel. We praise God for the opportunity and are thankful that things like this are still allowed.