Calvary School of Missions, Rosarito, Mexico 2019

Dear Friends and Family, 

I just started my 6 weeks with the Calvary School of Missions in Rosarito, Mexico. While I was in Bible College I met the leading pastor of the Calvary School of Missions. The School of Missions is designed for people who are interested in long term missions, and is here to disciple and prepare students for the mission field by studying the Biblical design of missions as well as providing practical experience on the mission field. During these 6 weeks, experienced long term missionaries from around the world will be coming to speak to us and teach us about their experiences on the mission field, their struggles, and the things they’ve learned over the years. While in Mexico, we will be partnering with church plants, ministries, and missionaries, engaging in everything from children’s ministry to feeding kitchens, and evangelism to serving in orphanages. During my time in Bible College I developed a heart for the lost and the unreached and became interested in the idea of missions and sharing the gospel with those who have never heard it. When I heard about this opportunity for the School of Missions I felt the Lord calling me to apply. While I am here I will be seeking to know the plans He has for my life. 

So far during my time at this school I have already learned a lot from the classes and have had amazing opportunities for outreach in the community, feeding and sharing the gospel with children at a feeding kitchen. I am excited to be discipled and to grow and hopefully feel the Lord’s leading for my next steps. I would really appreciate prayer for these next 6 weeks, that I would be open to the Lord’s leading and direction and that I would develop a stronger and more intimate relationship with Jesus. 

God bless!!

Calvary School of Missions Week 1

Greetings from Calvary School of Missions in Rosarito, Mexico! 

I’m so overwhelmed by God’s faithfulness in leading me here. As many of you may know, I’ve been praying for over four years about where the Lord is calling me to GO as I seek to fulfill the Great Commission in my life. When the opportunity came up for me to be a student at the first ever Calvary School of Missions, I knew without a doubt that the Lord was answering my prayers and bringing me into a season of preparation for long-term, cross cultural missions. 

There are seven students total in the school (including myself) who come from California, New Jersey, Canada, and Mexico. The unity that we share in the Lord and in His calling to fulfill the Great Commission is proof of the unity of the Spirit and an amazing answer to our prayers. During our first evening here, we got to hear a missionary couple’s testimony of how the Lord lead them out of the USA to Mexico to start a home where other missionaries can stay. I was so encouraged to hear about God’s provision and faithfulness in their lives and how He has been working through the short-term missions teams that they host. These truths will certainly be ones I refer back to many times in my ministry overseas.

On our second day here, we visited a feeding kitchen for children that was started by a couple of people from Calvary Chapel Rosarito. They invite kids from the neighborhood to come over for free meals and they share the love of Jesus with them. We were able to serve alongside them in preparing a meal for the kids, playing games with them, and giving them a Bible lesson about God’s deep care for them. One of my favorite parts of the day was when a sweet, four-year old boy prayed for our meal. His words were so profound and his love for Jesus was evident to everyone (whether or not they understood Spanish). When the little boy prayed for the Lord to care for the lost children, I was reminded of the children I worked with in Rwanda and my heart was stirred once again to go out and share the love of Jesus to children who are suffering. 

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School of Missions students at the feeding kitchen for children.

Each day we have three hours of class time where we study the Bible and learn about the Lord’s call for all believers to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth. I am so thankful to be learning from my pastor and other experienced missionaries. I’m already growing so much in my knowledge of God’s Word, and I’m so excited for what He has in store for the remainder of my time here. 

Please continue to pray for me as I seek the Lord about where He wants me to go. My heart is to serve the street children and orphans of East Africa, but I’m also open to going to a people that has never heard the Gospel. Please pray for the Lord to make it clear to me. I thank you so much for all of your prayers and support to get me to the School of Missions. I’m so close to reaching my goal for the School of Missions tuition! If God puts it on your heart to support me, here is the link to do so: 

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! Please let me know how I can pray for you also. Your partnership is so important to me!

Love, 

Andrea Manor

A photo of me playing a game with the kids at the feeding kitchen.

Calvary School of Missions

Saludos desde Mexico!
WE MADE IT! I’m glad to say that we have arrived in Rosarito, Mexico. I am beyond excited that I get to be a part of the Calvary School of Missions and I am looking forward to the ways that I will grow in my relationship with God and how He will lead me to the next step in this venture of faith. I wanted to thank all of you that have been praying for me. I am blown away with the ways God has answered my prayers. I know in my heart that God has called me to be a long-term missionary and this missionary training program has been an answer to prayer. I was sitting and thinking during class about how faithful God is and remembering a while back I would pray, “Lord here I am, send me! But how do I do this!?” In His perfect time He provided this school that will further equip me in the Great Commission that He has called me to. These past few days have already been amazing and I have been learning quickly to be patient and to wait on the Lord. I came into this having ideas and thoughts on how life as a long-term missionary would be, but the Lord has been teaching me to wait on Him. To trust that He will guide me to where He wants me and to just soak in His love and enjoy being His child.

The first few days here have already been amazing. We had an opportunity to go to a ministry that provides meals to underprivileged kids in a poor community and we had the privilege to serve them. I had the opportunity to share a message on Psalm 139 about how God knows us. Although I was very nervous, even speaking in my mother tongue, the Lord really taught me to depend on Him. It went well and the Lord was able to use me to impact not only the kids but even people in my group. I was super blessed by that. In these next couple of weeks, we will be having missionaries from around the world come and share about how God called them and share about their ministries. We will also be going to more outreaches and visiting church plants. I am excited for the ways God will equip me and challenge me as I am here.

I would like to invite you to partner with me in prayer.
•Please pray that God will either, confirm a place I have in my heart, or that He would show me where He wills for me to go.
•Please pray I would retain all the learning from class and have it engraved in my heart.
•Please pray that I would be sensitive to the voice of the Lord

Thank you all so much for coming alongside me and partnering with me in the furthering of the gospel. Together we bring light to those that are unreached and you all take part in the writing of the story the Lord has in my life.

If you would like to become a financial partner please click the link below:

“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples” Psalm 96:3
In Christ,
Nancy Gutierrez

Unpacking outreach material
Giving a lesson on Psalm 139

Calvary School of Missions!

Hello friends and family

I have amazing news! After months of praying and preparing I arrived in Mexico on Monday for the Calvary Chapel School of Missions. The Lord provided all that I needed to be able to attend the school. Thank you so much to all of you who have been praying for me, who supported me financially, and have committed to partnering with me! I so appreciate you. Many of you have already heard that I was able to join this training program this summer and that afterward I will be interning with Saving Grace World Missions. For those who are wondering what this looks like, I will be in Mexico for six weeks, being equipped and trained for full time cross-cultural missions. For those weeks we will be taught daily in the Word about the philosophy of Missions and truths essential for our success overseas. We will be hearing from experienced missionaries as well as pastors with years of experience in working as, partnering with, and sending missionaries. We are also being trained practically through a variety of outreaches, cultural immersion, prayer, and study of the Word of God to seek the Lord and His will. After this I will start my internship with Saving Grace World Missions where I will continue to be discipled and equipped to be a missionary. I will also be learning to send updates and find and build relationships with partners in the gospel who will help me to serve the Lord wherever He would send me.

The School of Missions has started and yesterday was our first day of outreach and classes here is Rosarito, Mexico. We were blessed to be able to spend time at a local outreach that feeds and loves on underprivileged kids. In this very poor part of  Rosarito, Mexico we played games with the kids, did arts and crafts, had lunch with them as well as did worship, performed a skit, taught from the Bible, and gave the gospel message. Class and a time of worship and waiting on the Lord followed. The Lord has blessed me so much with this opportunity and I’m so excited to see what the Lord has planned for the next six weeks.

Prayer Requests

● Please be praying for direction of where the Lord wants me and the other students to serve as full-time missionaries.
● Pray for all those involved in the school that we will continue to diligently seek the Lord in this time.
● Please also pray for the Lord to help me to build relationships with those who will partner with me in the spreading of the gospel.

If you feel led to partner with me you can do so through the link below.

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They Who Have Not Heard Shall Understand

But at it is written, “They who had no news of Him shall see, and they who have not heard shall understand.” Romans 15:21 NASB

Apologetics Class At Cambodia Presbyterian Theological Institute:

Darryl’s Apologetics Class at CPTI

A testimonial note from Mr. Pov Piseth, Darryl’s former M.Div. student at CPTI.

It was such a great opportunity for me to take an Apologetics class with Professor Darryl Record. Through his outstanding guidance in the class, I gained a lot of better understandings and clear pictures about the real meaning of Apologetics. His lecture notes are very well organized . Even when the contents of the lesson are complicated, he tries his best to simplify it in order to make sure that every student is able to understand fully…. I highly recommend Professor Darryl Record. He is the best professor for me.  He is also my great counselor when I have something difficult to deal with. He always comforts me and advises me to respect the Lord and trust in Him more.

A Simplified Diagram of Our Mission Work IN and FROM Cambodia

Ministry Updates:

  • Darryl continues teaching an Apologetics class at Cambodia Presbyterian Theological Institute until June 13.
  • Kayo continues to volunteer with Precious Women ministry. This ministry helps to evangelize and re-train poor women who are at risk of being forced into the sex industry.
  • Darryl continues teaching English and verse by verse Bible studies for the Chinese Ministry at the international church each Sunday morning. He is also tutoring/evangelizing two Chinese people on weekdays.
  • Kayo continues to coordinate and develop the leadership team of the 40-member worship team at the international church while the worship leader is on sabbatical.
  • Darryl has re-joined the board of directors at Kone Kmeng children’s ministry. Kone Kmeng partners with hundreds of rural/border churches to evangelize, educate, and protect (more than 30,000) poor children from child abuse and human trafficking. Please pray for Kone Kmeng’s finances because their largest donor, a well-known mega-church in the USA, has recently gone through major leadership changes. This has led to misunderstandings with the new staff members who have temporarily (for 2019) suspended their funding.
  • Darryl is now partnering with “Abel” a tentmaker missionary from Pakistan (and many others) to contextualize (to Buddhist and atheist world-views), update (by seamlessly integrating apologetics concepts), and translate (into English, Cambodian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Urdu) and distribute a Bible correspondence curriculum which has been very effective at evangelizing and discipling many Pakistanis since the 1960s despite persecution. The curriculum was sent by mail in Pakistan in the past. Now “Abel” has the vision of distributing this updated material through apps etc. to more than 100,000 people by 2030!

Financial and US Visit Update:

  • We will be in the Los Angeles (La Habra, Chino Hills, La Mirada, and Whittier) areas between June 20 and August 6. We would like to reconnect with as many of our friends as possible during this time. Please e-mail darryl@sgwm.com if you are available to get together informally during that time. We are also looking for help with transportation during that time as well (borrowing a vehicle, rides, sponsor some Uber/Lyft rides etc.).
  • We still need to replace around $950 monthly due to Kayo’s parents’ retirement and one of our largest donor’s financial problems. We praise God that around $150 monthly has already been promised from the USA and Japan! We also praise God that through large one-time donations our housing and utilities ($500 monthly) has been covered through the end of 2019! These funds will still need to be replaced with smaller monthly donations from many individuals after that. This still leaves a $450 monthly shortage for Benjamin’s tuition starting in September.
  • Given the promising opportunities for ministries in Cambodia, we believe that God wants us to stay in Cambodia over the long-term. Please pray for our needs and about your (and other’s) role(s) as Great Commission Business Partners (Senders) whether financially, practically, through encouragement, and/or intense prayer.

In Christ’s Hands,

Darryl, Kayo, and Benjamin

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Harris Family Update April 2019

“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,” 1 Timothy 1:12

I hope this letter finds you well and continuing on in the love of Christ.

Happy Missionversary! In the month of April we celebrated a whole year of being in Uganda. By God’s grace we have done many things and endured many things, small as they may be, for the sake of Christ and His gospel. We are continually amazed by the opportunities God puts in our path, the grace and strength He gives us as we walk through it, and by the results of our obedience which are most times better than we expected. And then we look at the many people God used to bring and keep us out here, and the fact that each of you made a decision to give and support and pray, being obedient to what God put on your heart. We are humbled by Gods abundant and lavish love on us in such evident form. Praise God with us for the good things He has done, especially the ones He has done here as we celebrate our 1 year mark. And thank you so much for your part in this ministry!

Right now Matt is on an airplane with our good friend and teammate Luke, headed to Mexico to celebrate his brother’s wedding. God answered a direct prayer and allowed Matt to go for the wedding, and we are so thankful! I’ve stayed behind with the kids and am faring well. God has put in place many good relationships in our community and I feel at peace with being here “alone”. We are in good hands here in our little village. Pray for us though, while he’s away, I think by the end of his trip the kids will be out of their minds from missing him. Pray for me too that I would have wisdom and patience.

The grand opening of Calvary Chapel Opit’s new building.

Last month was eventful. Besides for the normal happenings of studying, classes, and managerial work by Matt, and homeschooling and managing neighborhood kids by me, we’ve had some really cool stuff going on. We’ve seen an increase in the profitability of the clinic here at the Dream Center, which is a huge matter of praise to God. The business end was blessed to expand it’s chicken operation, and to fence off the property to protect crops and assets from cows and anyone taking advantage of the openness of things here. And the first set of pastors just finished their last week of class, which included each pastor teaching through a scriptural theme and presenting the gospel. Later on this month we will see them graduate! 

Our new chicken house

Please be in prayer for our friend from this community, for his sake I’ll call him Edward. He was friends with the last American who lived in this house, and naturally he came soon after our arrival and wanted to get to know us a bit too. Matt would often sit with him and answer his questions, especially about the Bible, and encourage him to live the way Jesus talked about, since Edward says he is a Christian. Recently through the rumor mill we heard that he has been getting drunk regularly in the village center, which we have since found out to be true through overhearing a conversation of his. We also heard that he was providing his family’s unused hut for prostitution purposes (the women were doing it as an unfortunate way to make ends meet). When we ask him about his life right now he is very closed off, not like before, and when we ask around the topic (indirectly inquiring), it would seem as though these rumors are true. Please pray for Edward. Whether or not he truly is saved we don’t know, but we do know that he’s not living in Christ, and we need to now evangelize to and treat him as if he were an unbeliever. Please pray that the truth would come to light, that he would be convicted by the Holy Spirit and repent of his sinful lifestyle. Pray for his heart to be soft toward the gospel and that he would hope in Christ to satisfy him.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.
In Christ,
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Maddie and Noah