Catching Our Breath and Launching Forward

There was so much that happened over the summer that we felt it necessary to recap for a moment before we launch into this fall and winter season.

Bigger Than Ever

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Calvary School of Missions (CSOM) 2022 was bigger than ever. With over 18 students, 6 leaders, 20 plus teachers and guest speakers, we are reminded of Ephesians 3:20-21 and yet again taught the all important lesson of not limiting God. 
Class Picture 2022
There is no possible way in newsletters to do justice to and bring God all the glory due His name for what He did this summer so we sincerely invite follow-up communication. Please engage with us! We would love to share more with you via telephone, video chat, or personal discussions over food or coffee. Having said that, we will try to give you a snapshot of what God allowed us to be a part of. As you can imagine, this was no small task; months and months and months of preparation went into this year including scheduling and interviewing potential students, teachers, and guest speakers, preparing curriculum and outreach opportunities, assembling a leadership team, organizing logistics of food, shelter, transportation, and much more. It is exhausting to even think of, let alone execute.

By God’s grace, on July 10, we were ready to go and had a beautiful send off from our home church and church planting hub, Calvary Chapel Saving Grace. Words cannot express how grateful we are to be part of a body that understands the importance of the evangelization and discipleship of all nations and whole heartedly gets behind the Calvary School of Missions.

We sent out several newsletters over the summer and don’t want to revisit things we already wrote about so we invite you to view our blog and see those past posts.

Wonderful Opportunities

Tim got to teach at several churches in Culiacan as well as at the first ever missions conference at Calvary Chapel Culiacan. The title of the conference was Mexico and Beyond and it was exciting for the students and staff to be part of church planting history. Pastor Hugo Limón allowed us to basically take over the church and run the whole conference and what a blessing it was as Pastor Hugo, Pastor Trent, Pastor Rob and Pastor Tim taught on the purpose of the church and the great need to reach the unreached nations of the world with the Gospel.
Fruit of the Ministry

As we return home and try to wrap up CSOM 2022, so much is yet to be done. We will bore you with those details another time, but we wanted to share that there is much fruit from the last four years of CSOM. It is yet to be seen what God will do in the lives of the young men and women that joined us this year, but we have eight students from years gone by that are on a path to be in the Middle East by spring 2023. There is a great work going on in a country we choose not to disclose for security purposes where God has opened up an incredible opportunity to start a base for church planting in the Middle East. These CSOM (Calvary school of missions) interns are currently in the process of transitioning to this country to begin language lessons and cultural immersion. We can’t believe God is allowing us to have a front row seat to see what He is going to do in the Muslim nations through CSOM. Another one of the interns will be moving to South Asia to join the work God has allowed us to be part of there and two others will be heading for Japan.

Tim and I are so blessed to be part of the Great Commission, serving together, supporting the youngsters in their callings, and training them up! Especially being able to serve alongside each other. We are happy to be home in our home church body, however, I ( Jenn ) especially enjoyed meeting more of our church body in Sinaloa, Mexico. While traveling and visiting the many church plants, I was reminded of 1 Corinthians 12:12-14.

Meeting new sisters and building the relationships already established was so heartfelt. Words can’t express how in awe I was to meet so many sisters in Christ and to see what our Great Lord has been doing in their lives and in the abundance of His blessings around their communities. We were far away from home, but being with our brothers and sisters, I felt as if I was home! Below are just a few pics of some things we got to do.

Missionary care & many church plants visited
CC Agauruto Women’s Conference

CSOM Ladies 2022
 Prayer Requests
1. Please pray for Tim as he leads a team to Perú, November 1 through November 9 to help host the first ever Calvary Chapel missions conference in South America
2. Please pray for our son, Andy as he is still missing and desperately needs Jesus
3. Please pray for wisdom in our ending of this year and beginning of next. 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 prayer and emotional and 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 here to become a financial partner   or by mailing your support check to:

Saving Grace World Missions
17451 Bastanchury Rd., Ste.203 
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
*Note Pappas support in memo

All for His Glory, 
Tim and Jenn Pappas