We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.
This year has been a beautiful display of God’s grace and power. Jenn and I continue to be amazed at God’s grace and how through His power He allows us to participate in His plan for the gospel to go out to the whole world. (Mark 16:15)
As the director of missionary equipping here at Saving Grace World Missions, Tim’s role has many facets. Missionary care has been one of the main thrusts of the last six years, the way it looks changes frequently and has expanded into much more than we ever imagined.
Jenn has been able to join Tim in partnering in the ministry of missionary care more and more each month. Lately we have been able to be involved in field care for missionaries. We both got to go to a country we shall call South Asia for security reasons. This is a “closed country” but God does not believe in “closed countries”!! We were able to be there to assist in establishing one of our CSOM graduates to her new home and life as a full-time missionary.
– TJ in S. Asia –
A few months later, Tim got to travel with a team of pastors to relocate and establish four other missionaries in their new home in a Muslim country we shall not name for security reasons as well. This trip had a double blessing in it, one was that Tim got to see exactly where our team is planted. To be able to walk the streets they walk, smell the smells they smell, taste the food they eat, and yes, hear the sounds they hear. One of which is the demonic Islamic call to worship which echoes throughout the country several times a day.
This is of great benefit as we continue to minister to them having at least a little bit of a picture of where they are.
Local Mosque – 11 million lost in Islamic Worship
We have poured into these Calvary School of Missions graduates over the last four years. They shared how meaningful and valuable it was to them for us to be by their side as they permanently moved to other countries in the heart of the 10/40 window, leaving all of the comforts of America behind to further the gospel.
OTHER WAYS WE HAVE GOTTEN TO SERVE MISSIONARIES THIS YEAR:
- Connecting with and caring for missionaries through technology.
- Counseling opportunities.
- Jenn has been consistently discipling the intern girls along with overseas counseling to some women on the field.
- Housing missionaries on furlough or preparing to go to the field.
- Providing transportation (rides and the use of our vehicle).
- Inviting them in our home for meals.
- Hosting events for them at our home.
- Ongoing intern care and discipleship.
We love Missionary Care & Hospitality, Jenn describes it as a “heartfelt blessing”! We love blessing the missionaries when they pass through on furlough, providing housing, fellowship, and encouragement while they are are being refreshed.
“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality” – Romans 12:10-13
The sacrifices our sisters and brothers make for the furtherance of the gospel is very humbling. While we bless them with fellowship, shelter, and encouragement, they ultimately bless us more! Jenn said she gets so fired up each time she meets with them to hear what God has been doing on the mission field in 🇵🇪 🇺🇬 🇲🇽 🇷🇴 and beyond!
As we are only a few days away from launching the fifth Calvary School of Missions, there has been much to do. We will share more on that with you in our next newsletter, along with some very exciting news of ministry opportunities for Jenn and I.
We want to close by thanking you all so much for your faithful friendship, love, and prayers throughout the years.
- Please pray for the 2023 Calvary School of Missions and for us as we get to lead this wonderful work of God
- Please pray for Tim as he leads a team to Perú late September/early October to help host the 2nd annual Calvary Chapel Missions Conference in South America
- Please pray for our son Andy as he is still missing and desperately needs Jesus
- Please pray for wisdom as we navigate the rest of this year. The calendar for missionary care and equipping is quite full and opportunities are not lacking.
We love you all so much and thank you for being behind us. Through your generous financial support, you have made this ministry possible for us and we want to let you know that this is the fruit of your labor as well. If the Lord leads you to partner with us financially, or increase your already generous support, you can do so by clicking on the financial button below or mailing your support check to:
Saving Grace World Missions
Yorba Linda, CA 62886
*Note “Pappas support” in memo
All for His Glory,
Tim and Jenn Pappas