WEEK 5 CSOM

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FAMILIA

Hi friends, 

I seriously can’t say thank you enough! Your sweet encouragement these past five weeks during my time at the Calvary School of Missions has made my time here abundantly rich and fulfilling. I pray God blesses you so abundantly!

This week we provided COVID relief such as cleaning supplies and fresh food for families who attend Calvary Chapel New Beginnings in Primo Tapia and people in the Rancho Cuarenta community. Meanwhile, we continued with our weekly reading and hearing from seasoned pastors and missionaries during our class time. Everywhere we went, I kept having the recurring thought, “I’m in the family now.”  A family that is big and is still growing; the family in Christ Jesus. This family is designed to be faithful to each other, to encourage one another, and love one another. As I have been serving alongside the team, I have been asking myself, “am I truly loving my family? Am I supporting and encouraging them? Am I being faithful?”

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I was blessed to be able to attend and serve at Calvary Chapel Rosarito’s Church Planting Conference this past weekend. It was during this Conference that I was struck by the thought of how big our “family” truly is. There is something so special about being with the family of God. In the morning I interacted and played with the 3-7 year-old children which freed up the parents to sit in the teachings and learn about church planting. At some point, I started to sing Su Amor, a children’s song I learned in Spanish. While I was singing and being silly little Alejandra walked over to me with a recognizing smile. I realized that she was doing the hand motions for the song I was singing. Together we sang and finished the song, then in her sweet small voice, she said, “ You were at the church of Santa Cruz and showed us this song, no?” (well, in Spanish haha). Instantly we had this connection. All because a couple of weeks back we went to Calvary Santa Cruz, to encourage our church family with the love of God. During that outreach, my classmates and I had taught the kids a few worship songs with hand motions. My goodness, it was such an encouragement to me that she remembered this song about God’s love. Oh to see the joy in her eyes as she sang and to feel how comfortable she was with me because I was faithful to love my family in Christ.

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Alejandra & Elisa
“He who is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much…” Luke 16:10

To be a child of God is to be brought into this big beautiful family, with all kinds of new brothers and sisters to love both young and old no matter what the age or background. In this family we are to be faithfully loving and helping the people right in front of us. Even something as simple as singing and dancing with kids can be more impactful than we think.   

Praise Report

  • Thank you for such a big and loving family
  • Praise God for continued unity in our school family
  • Thank you Lord for good health and safety
  • God continues to provide and take care of me

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray God directs my steps after school is over (on my last week here)
  • Also, for continued unity in our last week.
  • Safety as we will be heading to the states soon!
  • That God would provide the last bit of my tuition and that I would trust Him to do so.

What are some of the ways you love on your church family? How can I be praying for you? I love hearing back from you!! Many thanks to those who have decided to financially partner with me, it’s been amazing to see how many people want to join with me this way! God is so so good to me! If you’re interested in partnering financially click the link below: https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2?giftid=83041BC3D9644E1

All the blessings,

Gabrielle