I found myself in a place I never thought I would be, directing the Calvary School of Missions for the second year in a row. God has a way of doing exceedingly abundantly beyond what we ask or think and He has a way of getting His will accomplished that, quite frankly, blows my mind. Year two of CSOM went incredibly well but it wasn’t without challenge, sacrifice, and hard work. Jenn and I have both realized something in life: challenges, hard work, and sacrifice are good for us and this year was no exception.
We want to thank you all for your prayers, love, emotional support, and even financial backing as we stepped out this year to join 12 students in exploring the call God has on their lives for the furtherance of the gospel around the world. We were joined by teachers, leaders, and missionaries who have served all around the world. One of the highlights was watching the lights come on and the truths of God’s word come to life for the students as the teachers taught over 150 hours worth of the lessons they learned from serving our Lord in foreign countries and the truths of God’s word that held them strong and fueled their ministries.
Another one of the highlights came in the form of what I call a double blessing. As I navigated putting together outreaches amidst a world pandemic we realized the focus quickly needed to shift to COVID relief. We did some street witnessing, worked at some local churches, and even helped Calvary Chapel Rosarito at their church planting conference but the main focus of the majority of outreach was food distribution. Of course as we did that we took opportunity for prayer and sharing the gospel with the communities.
The double blessing was first of all having the open door to go into communities and share the word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ, and second, meeting the physical needs through the generous donations of those who had contributed to Calvary Chapel Saving Grace’s COVID relief fund. Outreach this year was so different from last year but then again everything is during this time we are living in. One thing was the same, Jesus Christ! He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore and we have great hope in Him that we share with the rest of the world.
So much happened in six weeks that our focus for the next few updates will be to continue sharing about this summer and the Calvary School of Missions. Of course we will also let you know what’s going on in our personal lives and ministry here at saving Grace World Missions. Speaking of that, I hate to end such a positive update on a low note but Jenn and I have a personal need that I’ve come to realize we owe it to you all to share. My (Tim’s) income here at Saving Grace World Missions is 100% supporter funded, this is a fact that I don’t share with many people. I am grateful beyond belief for those the Lord has provided to partner with Jenn and I but my financial support has dropped so low I have had to discontinue my payroll here. As much as I really don’t want to, I’ve come to understand I need to ask for help. We need help, we need financial supporters, people who are able and willing to partner with us in the work the Lord is doing through us at Saving Grace World Missions. 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 mailing your support check to
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All for His Glory,
Tim and Jenn Pappas