So far 2022 is off to a great start! Valentine’s Day has just passed and love is in the air and on the hearts of a lot of people so, naturally, we are seeking to make sure that people know of the greatest love ever; the love of God that transforms the soul through faith in Jesus Christ. Jenn and I have been having a great time every Thursday night hosting some of our church family for a mid-week life group. Conversations have been deep, the fellowship has been sweet and the focus has been on taking what we learned from God’s word on Sunday and sharing it with someone during the week.
Jenn and I continue to have the privilege of investing in the lives of 20 young adults who are interning with Saving Grace World Missions. They have come out of the Calvary School of Missions (CSOM) over the last three years and we are excited to say one of the interns is well on his way to serving in a Middle Eastern country. He just finished a three month internship in a Muslim country and is home for a brief stay before he is off to his final destination. I apologize for the cryptic nature of this information but the location in the Middle East is a sensitive one and I don’t want to jeopardize his security. I will say this though, God is doing a great work and hopefully we will see a Bible college and church plants birthed from this key location in the Middle East. Another intern is currently serving at one of our Bible college campuses in South Asia. Yet again the need for security is great and I am unable to share too many details but I wanted you all to know that the Lord is moving and teams are being built from these passionate servants of Jesus Christ who have committed themselves to the internship program in order to become better equipped to serve our Lord in the 10/40 window. It is important for you to know that this spiritual fruit will be credited to your account. Because of you, we have been able to disciple, equip, care for and love on these passionate world changers. Thank you so much for the many ways you support us in our work.
We started this update speaking of love, and there is something in the lives of two other 2019 CSOM graduates that we can be more specific on; we had the joyous opportunity to celebrate the wedding of Bryan and Andrea, a young couple who love each other deeply but love the Lord even more so. Jenn and I were there when they first started making “googly” eyes at each other at our very first school of missions and we are so glad that they ignored our no fraternization policy as the Lord brought this couple together. They are focused on and called to the Middle East as well but will be spending a season learning how to be a married couple. Please pray for them as the Lord grows them together.
Lastly, we wish to share that another exciting opportunity is in front of us as I lead a 15 person team to central Mexico for a church planting conference and to visit eight church plants. A lot of details go into preparing and leading a trip like this so please keep that in prayer. God is good and by His grace it is coming together nicely. The team departs for Mexico at the end of February and will be back in mid-March. Shortly after that we are anticipating being able to host a dessert gathering/update on all that the Lord has been doing in our lives and all of the wonderful ministry opportunities He has allowed us to engage in. We will keep you posted on that date and location as it draws nearer.
Praise our great God and King that –
1) God has allowed our son Andy’s whereabouts to be known to us three times last month
2) Jenn and I keep falling deeper and deeper in love
3) Our friendships and personal relationships keep growing deeper
PRAYER REQUESTS :
Please pray for –
- Central Mexico trip
- Jenn while Tim is gone
- Andy to get the help he so desperately needs
Again we want to thank you so much for your partnership with us as we seek to fulfill the great commission as well as reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 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
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All for His Glory,
Tim and Jenn Pappas