Wow, what a spring this has been for the Tuttle family! We have experienced the lows of sorrow and the highs of happiness. On February 6th we were hit with the unexpected death of Brian’s father. We quickly left the next day to be with Brian’s mom and family in Oregon. Through it all, we were blown away by the overwhelming support of everyone here at Teen Missions, as well as those back home. People here were bringing food, watching the kids and offering to help. Our family, life group and church back home were calling to offer support and lifting us in prayer. Brian knows that is what got him through a difficult time. We are so very grateful to all of you!
Not long after returning home, Brian and the rest of us, were blessed to reconnect with some cousins and an aunt and uncle Brian hadn’t seen in years. They only live a few hours from Teen Missions. We had a wonderful time getting to know them!
Just a few weeks later we headed back to Kentucky for my sister, Steffany’s, wedding. It was beautiful and such a blessing to be a part of! All six siblings were present, which doesn’t happen very often. Then, five days after the wedding and one day after I left, my sister Charity gave birth to her third child, baby Audrey. I was truly sad missing that, but she is gorgeous and Momma is doing well!
Things are really gearing up at Teen Missions. We currently have twenty kids going with us on the Peru Teen Mission trip! Please keep them in your prayers as they are raising money to come and are preparing to leave family and friends, some for the first time.
This summer will be the 40th anniversary of Teen Missions International. So, before Boot Camp starts there will be 42 days of prayer. This began on April 24th, during which time someone will be in the prayer closet 24 hours a day praying for the team members, leaders and this summer’s ministry. I love that Teen Missions sees the enormous value of prayer!
Brian has been busy getting buses and other equipment in good running order. He is also discovering
new skills. Apparently he is a very capable plumber, even though he is learning as he goes. God knew his ability to fix anything would be put to good use at Teen Missions!
I have been working hard looking for new opportunities and venues to promote the ministry. We have be blessed to be represented at many different conferences and churches this year. I am also learning the details of the Peanuts ministry that I will be helping with
this summer. Peanuts is for 7, 8 & 9 year olds. It is a fun, adventure-filled camp that introduces them to missions.
Wes, Seth and Emily are anxious to finish up school and help with the set up of Boot Camp. May 1st was Big Top Day, when all the staff families came together and put up the giant, circus-size Big Top where evening rallies are held during Boot Camp. Thanks so much to those of you who have already contributed to Wes, Seth and Emily’s summer expenses! They are almost halfway there!
Thank you again for all your prayers, support and simply coming alongside us as we seek to obey the Lord’s call on our lives. It truly is a blessing to be a part of this ministry and we are excited to see what God has in store. We love you guys so much! Please keep in touch and let us know how we can be praying for you!
Brian, Amber, Wes, Seth and Emily
• The wonderful support from everyone during our time of need.
• Praise the Lord for the twenty kids coming to Peru!
• Thankful for faithful supporters.
• For Brian and his family as they continue to deal with the loss of his Dad
• For the many kids and leaders going on teams with Teen Missions this summer
• For needed monthly supporters