“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
~ Ephesians 2:10 ~
In Bible College, we are training up future pastors and church planters while equipping the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12). We are also training up and discipling future pastor’s wives and women’s ministry leaders! God has brought a sweet group of girls to CCBC South Asia who each have radical testimonies and are sold out for Jesus. Jena has been enjoying her fellowship with them and teaching them English four times a week. They are all first semester students and are excited to learn the Bible in a class setting. Through serving and practicing English together, the girls have all formed a special bond with one another. It is true, Christ’s love for one another breaks down all barriers, even the language barrier.
Living It Out
Our dear brother, John Edward, who attended CCBC with us in Nepal recently was able to visit in South Asia! He is someone who has stepped out in faith and answered the call on his life to start a Bible study that soon turned into a Calvary Chapel in his home state. It was amazing to see him take classes at CCBC South Asia during his week visit. He was able to share with the students his personal testimony of living out the call of God on his life and being able to start a church. We made more memories together and he shared how it always feels like coming home to see family every time we are able to spend time together.
Time To Shine
Due to the heavy rains this past monsoon season, there has been very much landslides and floods that have destroyed many homes and land in the southern part of our state. A team of students and staff were able to travel to a coastal area that was recently affected and minister in a community of farmers & daily-wage workers who lost all of their food. This was their time to shine their light that Christ has given us to share with the world. They were able to put together care packages and distribute to each family, which provided a time to love the people and pray for those who were hurting. The students showed great boldness for Jesus and shared the gospel. It was an amazing time to preach and also train the students how to prepare and go on an outreach.
Since We Were In The Neighborhood
On our way back traveling to Nepal for the second half of the semester and graduation, we were able to make a quick stop in North Asia. We decided to visit with some of the young Calvary Church planters along the way and reunite with old friends we have been praying for! This is an area in tremendous need for the gospel and it remains majorly unreached. Each of these young pastors have all experienced great power of the Holy Spirit to step out in faith and start a new work in their villages and neighboring villages. Some of them are pastoring two or more churches each, traveling from village to village and discipling young men and women to help with the work of ministry. It’s encouraging to see these men step out in faith regardless of persecution and how they have each encouraged each other to continue to stand firm for Christ and be faithful to the ministry.
No Leprosy In Heaven
We have arrived back onto Nepali soil and are excited to have jumped right into serving with a visiting team from California. The team went to visit our friends at the leprosy colony where we shared a meal together, had some time of worship, went house to house to pray for each family and give a care package gift. We were welcomed by some new faces but couldn’t find our friend whom we sang worship songs with when we spent time in her home. Later we found out that she had gone to be with the Lord a few months ago and is now alive in glory. Our sister in Christ is missed but we are excited that she is no longer in pain. She now has her hands back and is lifting them, worshipping in the presence of Jesus!
– 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 South Asia.
– We have three visiting pastors from the States that will come and spend time with the students this coming week, please pray for a fruitful and blessed time.
– For those divine appointments to share the gospel with people.
– We are in Nepal until the end of the semester and are excited to be back with our Nepali family!
– The team we were with in South Asia has been amazing to serve with, and they are continuing with the Bible College semester.
– We will be in the States on December 8th to spend Christmas with our family!
Aaron & Jena Garcia