He’s Even in the “Boring” Stuff – Garcia Family Update November 2021

Hello Friends and Family!

I pray that you are all doing well as we enter into one of my family’s favorite seasons: Fall!

A recent apple-picking trip with the family

These last few weeks, I’ve been reminded that the Lord is even in the “boring” stuff that I do as Director of Missionary Care for SGWM. Administrative duties are not always fun and exciting. As COVID has changed our ability to travel, and I have been very slow and careful in trying to decide when and where I should travel next for missionary care, our focus has been on trying to make sure our home base operations run really well. That means I’ve been on the phone and Zoom checking up on missionaries to pray for them, and helping with their practical needs.

Take today, for instance. I’m writing this update on a day that I’ve spent most of my time updating procedures and instructions for our purchase order system. Sounds thrilling, right? But when I think about it, it is SO vital that our missionaries are able to access the funds their supporters give to them to use for their ministry! Without an easy-to-use and functioning financial system, the work of our missionaries to reach people in their field would be greatly slowed and hindered.

So, even though I’ve spent all day in front of a computer and on the phone, I’m reminded that these small, mundane tasks are of the utmost importance for our missionaries. And for that I’m thankful to be a part of that process!

Zechariah 4:10 – “For who has despised the day of small things?” I won’t despise the small things, Lord!

In Christ,
Joel, Amy, Maggie, Harrison, Jude, & Clara Garcia