Being A World Away

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”
Philippians 1: 3 – 6

So much of our life and the ministry we are a part of are spent very far away from you, yet each summer we are thankful to be able to return to the States and spend time with most of you. This past summer, the Lord allowed us to visit Northern California and the East Coast to have a very sweet, connected time of fellowship, making new friends and growing deeper in our friendships with church families who have been co-laboring with us in all parts of the world.

We have been very thankful to be given such a great opportunity to partner with and encourage you how God has been mightily glorified in bringing the good news to people who have never heard, and teaching God’s word to students who are hungry to learn and grow.

You have made a deep impression upon us with your hospitality, generosity and sacrifice. We are encouraged by you and wanted to personally thank you for loving and praying for us. Though we are a world away, we feel closer to you than ever.

A Shepherd’s Heart
We recently were able to make a quick visit to Nepal and fellowship with the pastors and leaders involved with the new Pastor’s Training Center. As the first official semester of the school was about to begin, we held a small, intimate day-conference to encourage and seek the Lord together as a team before all of the students arrived. Aaron taught from Acts 20, exhorting everyone from Paul’s heart of being a shepherd and we had a time of prayer where the men prayed together and Jena prayed with the pastor’s wives. It was a very uplifting time and the team grew closer as we opened up with one another.

Laying The Foundation
Greetings from South Asia! Returner students and new students travelingfrom all parts of Asia have arrived and the classes at CCBC SOUTH ASIA have officially begun. Aaron has been teaching through the Bible everyday and Jena is helping with teaching English to the students twice a week. We are excited to serve the students and live life with them. Please pray for them as they begin to study through God’s Word and that they would “be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that they may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:9-10)

In Christ,
Aaron & Jena