“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about it’s own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6: 31 — 34
God taught us so much in the year of 2018 and reminded us of the great truth that He is Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord our Provider, spiritually and physically. Why worry about the things in this life, when we are supposed to be focused on Him, to move forward in our calling and seek His kingdom! We pray that we would be faithful in the work that God has called us to and faithfully update all of you who partner with us in the gospel.
So Much Encouragement
We returned to the States with anticipation to see our family and also church family. Our time State-side was a blessing to be able to share about the fruit of what God has done in Nepal & South Asia and encourage those who have been partakers in the ministry here. It was exciting to see some of your eyes light up each time we would say “you helped us do this”. Truly every single moment on the mission field, you that pray and give are helping reach this area of the world. We couldn’t say thank you enough to all of you who helped put together and came to our missions gathering last month. We were able to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary on the same day as our missions gathering with you was definitely a day to remember! It was more encouragement than we had ever expected. We felt so honored to share all of the amazing things that the Lord has done!
Home Away From Home
It has been 5 years that we have been serving in Nepal. We moved here when we were first married at the age of 21. This country has become like home, especially since we have so many loved ones here. We have some that have become like family. We know each others birthdays, check on each other when we are sick, and even better we all serve the Lord together.
Our third official semester at Calvary Chapel Pastors Training Center & School of Ministry began January 28th with 20 students! The staff has been working together gathering students from almost every side of Nepal. We always believe that if God brings the students He will supply the finances to operate the school. From the start of this new school, it has been incredible to see how God has continually provided for all of the needs to have this college up and running. Over the holiday, the college moved into a new building that is able to house more students, beds were purchased, fresh paint was put on the walls, and soon enough students were moving in again for the new semester!
Get Into The Groove
Since arriving in Nepal, we jumped into the routine of helping manage a Bible College and adjusted to the Nepali life. That’s really something we pray when arriving. Time goes by so fast and we want to do as much as we can. Funny as it sounds it takes time to get used to the time zone, the temperature drop, get back into speaking Nepali, the odd smells, and who could forget driving a motorcycle through Nepali traffic. Aaron has been teaching through Acts and teaches through 1 John for our mid-week Bible study. Jena began to teach English classes 4 times a week to the students. We are excited getting to know the students and spending more and more time with them even outside the classroom. To a Nepali, time spent together is sometimes worth more than anything you could give them.
– Thankful to have spent Christmas with our family in the States!
– Excited to be back in Nepal and working with the new CC Pastors Training Center & School of Ministry.
– All of the students have traveled from many different places around Nepal and are eager to study His Word.
– For our team to be like-minded, have the same love, being of one accord, and of one mind.
– That God would provide financially for us and for the ministry in Nepal & South Asia.
– For those divine appointments to share the Gospel with people.
– We are traveling to a remote village to visit the new church plant, Calvary Chapel Lapu, on February 28th – March 4th, and visit with Pastor Raju who graduated from the Calvary Chapel Pastors Training Center with us and has been teaching a group of believers in his hometown mountain area. Please pray we would be a great encouragement and a blessing to them.
Aaron & Jena Garcia