“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
~ 1 Corinthians 15:58 ~
We are so amazed at how God has filled 2018 with many incredible highlights! Here are ten that we hope would be used to glorify the Lord we serve, and that you would be encouraged on how the harvest is ripe for laboring!
Flood Relief — In South Asia during this past monsoon season, many areas were flooded and landslides destroyed several homes due to the heavy rain. We were able to serve alongside our students, going out to these affected areas to comfort those who are hurting during this time. The team was also able to distribute care packages and share the gospel in these communities.
Leprosy Colony – We’ve been blessed to have teams come visit our friends at the leprosy colony in Nepal to serve them and visit with them. For the past few years of forming relationships and spending time in this colony, we have been able to learn more of their personal needs. A team was recently able to fund solar panels to provide hot showers for them, which will help many to not get pneumonia in the winter.
Slums Outreach – We recently were able to have a “Happy Birthday Jesus” party in the beginning of December to celebrate the birth of Christ and share why He came! Over 250+ kids were able to hear the gospel, play games, sing songs to the Lord and were later gifted a brand new backpack filled with school supplies!
Calvary Chapel Pastors Training Center & School of Ministry – We had our first set of graduates, Majhya and Raju, who have completed their two-year program of studying the Bible verse-by-verse! We are very thankful to have gotten to know them and their families and are excited to see what the Lord has in store for their lives.
Still Honeymooning – This January 19, 2019 we will be celebrating 5 years of marriage!
Church Planting – Two New Calvary Chapel Church Plants this year in Nepal. Calvary Chapel Naku and Calvary Chapel Japla. Both are doing so well and growing in Gods Word.
Jehovah Jireh – The financial support has allowed us to be able to continue to invest in lives through discipleship, we are very thankful to have been able to serve in Asia for almost 5 years.
Family Team – These past few years, we have been blessed to be a part of training up nationals in the Word of God. Some of them are now serving alongside us, who have shown that they are quality men and women of God and dwell with us in unity. They are great friends who have become family to us.
Protection — Amidst the growing persecution and heat from the government, we have been able to keep going and sharing the love of Christ. People are learning about Jesus, giving their lives to Him and getting radically saved!
Travel – We have met teams of people from around the country who have come to Asia, and we all share the common bond of Jesus in our life. You have partnered with us through prayer and/or financially and we are grateful to have been given the opportunity to travel to visit with you and your churches to share about the work of God that you are a part of. We pray that we could encourage you as you have all encouraged us.
Thank you for partnering with us in the work of the Lord this past year! We are very grateful for your prayers and friendship and are excited to see what God has for 2019! We pray that you would always abound in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Happy New Year!
Aaron & Jena Garcia