Into the Amazon

Hello friends and family!

Thank you so much for tuning in for another monthly update from Peru! I’m so excited to share what God has done and is doing this month! Watch the video below for the update.

Praise Reports:

  • Everything is in order, ready to leave for the jungle in just 2 weeks!
  • I feel like my devotional time with the Lord is growing deeper as I’ve been here, thank you so much for praying.
  • We have had a lot of opportunities to share the Gospel recently, so praise the Lord for that!

Prayer Requests:

  • The upcoming jungle trip: a) prayer for team unity, b) safe travels (18 hour bus ride away!), c) open hearts for the gospel while we are there, and d) that we can be an encouragement to the local church body out there.
  • the work here in Trujillo: that God will be moving in big ways to bring people to Him!
  • The kids in Huanchaco that we have been ministering to: that they will be committed to the Lord and on fire for Him!

Thank you all so much for praying and supporting me! Just knowing that I have this amazing support of prayer as I do what God is calling me to do is so wonderful.
Dios te bendiga (God bless you)!!

In Him,

Acacia

Seeking Asylum in South America

Ok, ok, maybe I’m not technically “seeking asylum,” but I am in South America! I have left one country and moved to another, hence the title. Plus, I couldn’t stay longer in the United States! Welcome to another newsletter update! I’m sure you’ve assumed by now that I’m safely in Peru. Thank you for praying! Below is a quick update video from me.

God is doing big things down here, and I am excited to be a part of it. Thank you for sending me and praying for me! As always, if you have comments or prayer requests, please feel free to reach out. I’d love to hear from you.

Praise Reports:

  • I am here safe and sound!
  • I’m getting to know everyone and feeling right at home here in Trujillo.
  • God has provided all I need financially for this trip, so thank you so much for being used by Him in that way. (You can still continue supporting me financially: it will be going towards my budget for moving long-term to the field and what God has for me next. Thank you for your faithfulness in that!).
  • There are a couple of girls here who speak fluent English to help me out and connect with.

Prayer Requests:

  • The language is a big barrier. Around the city, almost nobody speaks English. Please be praying for perseverance for me in this: to keep learning and not let it discourage me. The Gospel will go out, even when I don’t have the words for it!
  • A deeper time in my personal devotionals. Everything is new, and it’s all filling up my brain! Between translating what people are saying and trying to figure out how to respond, I’ve been having difficulty slowing down and spending personal time with Jesus. Please pray for a clear mind in this!

Thank you all once again for your continued love and support!

Dios te Bendigo (God bless you)!

Acacia Scott

Public Service Announcement: some of you have been asking me about my phone number/texting. Because I moved countries again, the only ways to get ahold of me are email, WhatsApp (that’s the best as far as texting goes), or Facebook Messenger. Thanks for understanding!

Oh Canada, and beyond!

Welcome back to another monthly update! Click the link below to watch.

Praise Report

  • God has guided and directed me into taking this next step, and comforted me along the way.
  • I’m able to spend time with my family, I know many of you were praying for this, thank you!
  • I’m home safe and sounds with no complications in travel.
  • God has been orchestrating everything for this coming adventure and I’m excited to walk where He is calling me!

Prayer Requests

  • For safe travels down to Peru: it is a bit of a complicated route to get there for me (few different countries and over a week of travel).
  • Peace and comfort as I leave home again. Please specifically pray for my family as I’ve never been so far away for so long before, and it’s always hard on them.
  • Good connections to be made here in Canada as I’m here for a bit.

If you are in Kamloops, I am here for a little bit and would love to connect with you directly. As always, even if you’re not, feel free to email me with any thoughts and prayer requests!

In Him,

Acacia Scott

1: painting the Afghanistan flag on kids who were from there at a Muslim Outreach in San Diego I got to be apart of. 2: Kids at that same outreach. 3: The youth group at Saving Grace prayed over me before I left. It was really special. 4: The church body at Saving Grace praying over me the Sunday morning before I left.

The Middle East

Thanks so much for your support of this trip! Watch the video above to hear about the trip and find out more.

Although this video says I’m in the Middle East, I am home safe and sound now! Thank you all for praying with and for me through the entire trip, it meant so much. After being back in North America for a little bit now I am more excited than ever for what God has planned for me!

Thank you all for your continued partnership and support! If you feel led to partner with me in this mission financially, you can use the ”Become a Financial Partner” link below, or mail a check to Saving Grace World Missions (Acacia Scott Support in the memo line) to 17451 Bastanchury Rd, Suite 203, Yorba Linda, California, 92886.

As always, if you have a prayer request, I’d love to pray for you and talk to you more!

Blessings,

Acacia

Praise Reports:

Made it to and from the Middle East! We had an amazing time, and I’m so excited to see what God is going to do with all the things He spoke to me through it! I was able to head up to Canada quickly after the trip to share more in person with my family and church.

Prayer Requests:

Safe traveling this month (currently in Canada, heading back to the States soon). Next steps and peace with where God is calling me to continue getting trained up next. Support for the next steps.

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Arabs, Ukrainians, and the 10/40 Coming to Us.

At first glance this past month seemed like it might be calm and orderly…but it was not! Although my main goal is to get trained up to GO to the 10/40 Window, this month the 10/40 Window came to us! Between ministering to Muslims, being up all night with Ukrainians, and serving at a church in Watts, LA, I have had an amazing month!

Ukraine and her refugees have been on all of our hearts. When Saving Grace got the call that Calvary San Diego needed help, a few of us jumped in the van and headed down early Monday morning. We arrived to find a group of hard-working, sleep-deprived and worn out staff serving an ever revolving door of refugees fresh from the Mexican border. This is not an issue that is going away any time soon, and it was truly amazing to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Our main job was to do all the things that did not require us to speak Russian. We cooked, cleaned, managed showers, and handled donations. We carried on through the next three days working on minimal down-time, but God was so good and we were full of energy, despite sleeping on a floor in a pastor’s office! Now that I’m home, I can’t believe we were able to keep going for so long. It was definitely the strength of the Lord that we were running on because I’ve never been awake so long in one stretch!

This little girl I was playing with didn’t speak any English. We were able to figure out each other’s names and had a fun time teaching each other games!

Watts

Hope Central Watts is a church in the heart of Watts, LA. A team of us were able to go out and “take over” the church for two weeks to give the servants there a break to rest and hear the Word, rather than always leading.

Ministering to Muslims.

It’s been a few years now since Jesus has laid the Muslim world on my heart. My prayer is that I can be a vessel used by Him to bring His Light into some of the darkest places on the earth. God created these people, loves them, and wants them.  Yes, they can seem scary with their religion being a web of lies and deceit that cause them to live in a cycle of hate, but they are created and loved by God. 

Thank you so much for your prayers: the Voice of the Refugee’s Women’s day was a success! It was amazing to get to meet and hang out with so many Muslims at once, and in a church, no less! There is a deep yearning in me to take the Gospel to these women in their home countries, but that starts here, where they are now! I have the opportunity to get to know some more ladies outside of this event. I’ve been texting with one who would like to meet up in the near future, as well as making connections with another family. Please be praying for the Lord to work through this and eventually bring them to salvation.

Currently we are in the month of Ramadan (a month long Muslim holiday). It is during this time that people, even barely-practicing Muslims, feel more spiritual and may be open to conversations about their religion. This can lead to probing questions that we pray will get them to rethink their worldview, and point them to Jesus.  Islam is so deceitful in the way it pulls people in and keeps them locked under legalism and death.  It is truly a miracle when someone finds Jesus from within this culture-and that is what we’re praying for!  Please pray for the Muslims in your community, that Jesus would reveal Himself to them to bring them into His Kingdom. We want to make heaven crowded, and to do that we’re working on going to the ends of the earth! 

Two Weeks Out:

I’m just two weeks away from boarding a plane into the 10/40 Window! This Vision Tour is especially exciting because it is heading into a nation of the unreached-and the Muslim unreached no less! 

For security reasons I’m not saying which country we’ll be in online. I need to be careful not to put future ministry at risk in any way. I’ll be sending out my next update from this country! 

Please be praying for:

-clarity in what the Lord wants me to do in the near future in regards to this country 

-spiritual warfare that comes with these types of trips 

-safety for the team and that we will not put existing work at risk by being there

-that we will be a light and encouragement to those already working there

If you feel led to get involved financially as well as by praying for me, whether one-time or as a monthly partner, you can do so by clicking the “Become a Financial Partner” button below or mailing a check to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Ste. 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Thank you so much for your partnership in prayer!

Acacia

Praise Reports:

  1. VOR Women’s day was a success, the ladies were blessed.
  2. To be the hands and feet of Jesus to the Ukrainians!
  3. God has been speaking to me a lot about this upcoming trip. I’m excited to get to share with you once I’m back.

Prayer Requests:

  1. That there will be seeds planted from these connections to Muslim ladies.
  2. This upcoming trip to the Middle East: for safety and clarity.
  3. Safe travels, for team leaders, and wisdom for everyone going.

3.5 Billion People

I want to start this month off by thanking all of you who read my posts and want to get involved and partner with me in bringing the Gospel to the nations! It really does take a village to send out a missionary, so thank you!

This month I had the opportunity to be apart of a missions conference. It was so encouraging to sit in a room full of missions m-nded people who want and are encouraging me to walk in this calling! I also was asked to share a little bit about what the School of Missions is and my experience there.

Me, mid-snap, with Pastor Trent and other interns talking about what God is doing through the School of Missions.

The main thing I took out of this conference was a quote by CT Studd:

“Some wish to live within the sound of church and chapel bell. I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell!”

CT Studd

Now I’m not saying that we should all go run a rescue shop in the darkest parts of the world, but as I’ll talk about in a minute here, who is going? If we all went, then there would be no one left to send, and missionaries would be equipped. On the flip side of this coin: if nobody is going, then nobody is getting saved there. I decided this would be a good newsletter to lay out for you all a little bit of what that calling is…starting with the 10/40 Window!

The 10/40 Window

The 10/40 Window is what we call the region of the world that is 10 degrees north of the equator up to 40 degrees, Japan to the west of Africa. It’s highlighted in the red below. In this area live 3.5 BILLION people who have never heard the gospel. So why is it important? Of all the missionaries and church planters sent out in the world, only 3% are going to this area. That is leaving an imbalance of 1 Christian to every 250,000 people that live there!!!!!! No Bibles, no churches; just Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

This is essentially the entire reason I’m an intern here, is to get trained up to go! We are still moving forward on this upcoming Middle East trip. Due to security reasons and not causing trouble for myself in the future I need to be ambiguous about where exactly we are headed. I can tell you God is amazing, and is showing me more about my calling and about the Unreached and His heart for them.


At the end of this month I have the opportunity to take part in the Voice of the Refugees Women’s Day. This is an event catered to helping Muslim women feel more at home in the States (since moving here from their home country as refugees). It is all about showing them the love of Jesus. We are going to have some practical teaching time, lunch, and a spa in the afternoon to pamper them. Please be praying for this day. It is an awesome open door to have the gospel preached, as well as getting to sit and talk to start friendships. It is excellent training for long-term missions, as well as those conversations about eternity and Jesus’ love for them to begin. Please be praying for me personally that I’ll have divine opportunities and the words to say, that it will be Jesus in me and I’ll get out of the way for Him to work. Please pray for the event as a whole that it will be a success. With events like this the enemy will try to stop it: so pray against the spiritual warfare that will be coming.

With all these things in mind, if you feel led to get involved and partner with me financially for this upcoming trip and moving to the field long-term, you can do so by clicking the “Become a Financial Partner” button below, or by mailing a support check to

Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Ste. 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886.

*note “Acacia Scott support” in memo.

As always, I’m blessed to be able to pray for you, so please let me know of any prayer requests you may have!

Blessings,

Acacia

Praise Reports:

-I’m enjoying life here and learning lots about the Unreached.

-The Missions Conference was a success and we have tons of interest in the School of Missions to train up more young people!

Prayer Requests:

-Middle East trip: both financially and practically. That all the pieces will fall into place.

-Voice of the Refugees Women’s Day: that there will be seeds planted and watered. For conversations to happen and the women to feel the love of Jesus!

I’m Back!

February 2022 Life Update!

Welcome back to my Saving Grace World Mission blog! Thanks for sticking around, or welcome if you’re new!

Here is a brief run down since I stopped writing on my blog back in 2020 after School of Missions:

-August 2020: I went home to Canada to finish high school with a renewed heart for reaching the unreached.

-January 2021: After graduating high school the Lord moved me to California to attend Calvary Bible Institute

-I am now back under the wing of Saving Grace World Missions as an intern! It feels like it’s been a long time waiting, but I’m back!

Calvary Bible Institute with Jerel Hagerman. January 2022.

That brings us up to today. With Bible College done, my life has changed a lot! I graduated Calvary Bible Institute two weeks ago, and immediately moved to Yorba Linda to begin my internship at SGWM. Although I didn’t have a visa at the time, I felt real peace in the Lord to make the move and get settled in despite the fact that I could have to leave in 4 weeks due to my current visa expiring. Praise the Lord, one day after I moved here a 6-month visa came in! I applied for at least 1 year, but 6 months is 6 months. I’m overjoyed to be able to get trained up here for long term missions! I’m on a visitors visa, so still cannot work here, but God provided the ability to be able to work a few hours a week for a family in the church homeschooling their kids! I’m excited to watch the Lord move in these next steps in my life and see what He is going to do and where He is going to call me.

Speaking of long term missions, let’s talk about Muslims! The doors has been flung open for me to go on a vision tour to the Middle East in a few months! A Vision Tour is a trip to go to a place with the intention of moving there full-time in the future; or at least praying about it! It is a missions trip, but more focused on the long term than the 2 weeks that we’ll actually be there. As a missionary you don’t want to move somewhere only to realize that you don’t like the place, the people, and the culture. That is why we go ahead of time!

Please join me in praying for the leading of the Lord, and all the things that need to come in to place for this to happen if this is truly where He wants me!

Let me know how I can be praying for you,

Blessings,

Acacia:)

First year interns discussing our book chapter this week from ‘Calvary Chapel Distinctives’.

Praise Reports:

-my visa allowing me to be here to be trained up.

-a place to live near the church and some form of work.

-upcoming trips and God showing His hand in and through that!

Prayer Requests:

-the Middle East Trip: that the Lord continues to provide practically and financially.

-that I will be diligent with my time while here.

-a continued thirst for the Word of God, especially now that I’m out of Bible College and not being “forced” into it everyday.

Faithful Even in the Little

Hi friends and family,

First of all, thank you! Thank you for praying and partnering with me this summer. This is just the beginning! I think I speak for the whole school when I say this has been an amazing time of learning and growing in my walk with God. I’m excited to take all the things I have learned and the skills I’ve gained into the future mission field God has for me. 

Outreach with a Calvary Chapel in Primo Tapia! It was their first service back since COVID, which was such a blessing to us to be a part of! 

A constant impression on my heart this summer has been to be faithful in the small things. God has put me in certain places for a reason (the school I go to, my church Calvary North Shore, my family and my friends). I want to seek Him in those places, and ask Him why I am there and what to do with my time. Luke 16:10 says ‘“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much’. 

This week we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Calvary Chapel Church Planters Conference here in Rosarito. As I glanced all around the room I thought: WOW! Here is a room full of people faithfully obeying God and making disciples! The coolest thing for me was that just about everyone was taking notes. Nobody was ‘too good’ because their church was doing better than the church of the guy who spoke, everybody just wanted to be filled up and fellowship. The church planters were there to share their life and their love for God with each other.

Campfire worship. 

If you ever have a chance to go to one of these conferences, I must warn you: you will be convicted to go plant a church! GO!! We are commanded to ‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations’ (Matthew 28:19). 

I you feel led to partner with my financially or in prayer for this trip and many more in the future, here is my online giving link: https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2?giftid=A6B7F336D73F44C

Thank you for praying for me!

Acacia:)

Games with the kids! This is one of my favourite games: ‘water-balloon-towel-toss‘. Yeah, I have no clue what it is actually called, but I like ‘water-balloon-towel-toss’!!!

Prayer Requests:

#1: As we move into this last week of the School of Missions, pray that God will be guiding my next steps and making those clear to me. 

#2: We have one last outreach this week. Please pray that we will be a light to the people we reach!

#3: Pray that our team will finish off this last week strong!

Praise Reports:

#1: Thank the Lord for unity in the team! I have been encouraged by other members of the team, and have made some lifelong friendships. 

#2: The encouragement from older church planters at the conference really got our team fired up to go out!

#3: The Spirit is directing my paths and preparing me for long-term missions! It is a great adventure, and I am so excited to see what He will do!

Vision Beginning to Form

Update #5

Friends and family,

Greetings from Mexico! Going into week 5 here! This week at the outreaches I was challenged to go and talk to the adults. Normally this is no problem for me, however, trying to talk to adults in a different language is hard! At our last outreach at the Chumeya Reservation, I was encouraged to eat lunch with the ladies. The Lord used this to encourage me through Julia. Julia is a quiet 20-year-old woman who lives in the Chumeya Reservation. The conversation I had with her was important to me because I was way out of my comfort zone, and this random lady was able to encourage me and show me that even though I barely knew how to talk to her, we were still able to connect by laughing together and have a decent conversation! 

VBS with the kids!

I was impacted this week specifically in the classes about the unreached people in our world! It was interesting for me to learn that for a people group to be considered ‘unreached’ they need to have no access to a Christian or the Bible. I am only one person, but God has put this desire in my heart to reach them, and bring the love of Christ into the dark places. There are 7,000 unreached people groups in the world. That is a total of 3 billion (THREE BILLION!!) unreached people. My vision is starting to form on how God wants to use me to reach these people…if you want to join me in reaching the nations with the gospel, you can partner with me in prayer and finances. I have a secure online giving link at the bottom of this page, and pray that God will continue to define my vision and direct my steps!

Spencer preaching to the people!

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support, 

Blessings,

Acacia:)

Handing out COVID Relief packages!

Prayer Requests:

#1: Pray for the Chumeya people that we visited on Saturday. They live in a dark place and need the love of Jesus! 

#2: Pray specifically for Julia and her family; that God will bring a full-time pastor into her community to encourage her!

#3: Pray for our outreaches this week: for boldness in the team and open hearts of the people.

Praise Reports:

#1: Thank the Lord for unity in the team! We all get along and work together well.

#2: Encouragement from people like Julia and the conversation we had. 

#3: The Spirit is directing my paths and preparing me for long-term missions! It is a great adventure, and I am so excited to see what He will do!

Blessed Are the Flexible

Update #4

Hello friends and family,

I am still here and extremely thankful for all the people praying for me! As we go into week four, everyone is more comfortable with each other as far as working together goes. The ‘newness’ of everything has worn off and people are settling into who they are. The unity of the team has actually been amazing…sometimes trips can be really hard when the team doesn’t work well together, but thankfully that hasn’t been the case. Despite these people all being complete strangers to me four weeks ago, we’re all great friends now. There is something about 10 people sharing a bathroom that draws you closer!!! This is missions (as the leaders are always saying) and I love it!

Missionary testimony with Pastor Mike and Sarah 

This past week has been filled with practical classes on what to do once you get to the mission field. I know it will be a few years before I can actually get out there full-time and start working, but for now, it’s awesome to grow in my understanding as I read about the psychology behind cultures and how this affects missionaries. We’ve had some amazing missionary teachers coming in, so we can learn from their mistakes! 

On Saturday we drove out to San Vicente, a ranch town 2 hours out, to do kids ministry. In this place, we learned how beautiful being flexible is! Upon arriving, we realized not only were there not any kids out of quarantine, but the ministry would consist of digging holes and helping a ministry build a rock wall by hand.

Missionaries, Carlos and Pilar, are preparing the property that includes a women’s ‘transition’ home. So, we helped dig holes and break apart rocks all day. We visited with women who grew up in a women’s home with their single mothers. The quote of the day was: ‘Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be easily broken’ (Pastor Chuck Smith). It was actually really fun! If we had held onto the fact that we had come to do kids/youth ministry, we would have missed an amazing opportunity to bless this place so that it can bless many more people!

Moving rocks and digging holes at the ranch.

Thank you especially for partnering with me financially and in prayer as I’m down here…it is such a blessing to have you all! I am now halfway through the school of missions; I can’t believe I’ve been gone for 26 days already, and still have 22 left to go! 

Until next week,

Acacia:)

Praise Reports: -Praise God we were able to help at the ranch to give their workers a break!

Prayer Requests: -The whole team to stay unified!

Praying in the Park