Pappas December Update 2017 #2

 

First of all, let me wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

 

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and it’s so true! A few weeks back I had a starry-eyed Holy Spirit filled Jesus loving new believer, (a young man at our church who shall remain nameless) look at me one day with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen and declared to me “you have the best job ever,” and you know what? He’s right.

 

I used to think I had the best job in the whole world as I labored to walk men out of the deceptive tragedy that drugs and alcohol addiction brings to a person’s life. I had a front row seat to see what the Lord could do in a man’s life if they would only surrender all to Him. Now don’t get me wrong, to a large degree I still think that I had the best job in the whole world working at Pacific Hills treatment center, but God has now allowed me to participate in an even greater calling on a global level.

I don’t know how to adequately represent what has gone on over the last few months as I engage in God’s call upon my life and as I get to participate in the furtherance of the gospel around the world. One aspect of my job that excites me to no end is that I am able to serve missionaries who are ministering to completely unreached people groups. My role so far is to assist in directing the administrative portion of Saving Grace World Missions as well as participating on an active level in missionary care. I reach out to missionaries and help to build bridges between them and the home office, letting them know that they are not forgotten or alone out there while sharing the love of Christ, and strengthening them and their calling. I am a part of an incredible team of men and women who are serving our missionaries. This team is comprised of folks who assist missionaries in the area of pastoral care, administration, missionary training, social media and public relations, financial management, counseling and all around personal care for those who sacrifice so much to reach those who do not know the Lord Jesus and have no assurance of salvation.

In closing, I would like to praise the Lord for those that He is brought alongside of me as financial partners in this calling. I thank you all so much for your generous support, love, and prayers. Thanks to you I am nearly 1/4 the way to meeting my monthly needs. Again I see this as exceedingly abundantly above what I can even ask or think as this has been one of the most difficult areas of growth for me in asking for help. Thank you all so much and a very Merry Christmas to you.

All for His Glory,
Tim Pappas