Ministry in March

Dear friends and family,

Last month was definitely a busy one for me! With Easter on the horizon, there was a lot to be done leading up to April. Though life in the SGWM (Saving Grace World Missions) internship can be overwhelming at times, I’m so grateful for the opportunities that it brings, as well as the people I get to serve alongside. Let me share a couple moments of this past month with you.:)

Evangelism Ministry

Our church has multiple evangelism opportunities every month and I’ve chosen to mainly take part in the “complex outreach.” For the complex outreach, we go around the building complex where our church is located and visit each business owner. It’s a way to reach out to our neighbors, let them know that we’re here and praying for them as well. Most of them can’t stay to chat for long due to their busy working hours, but it has been so cool to just get to know them bit by bit and be able to slowly grow relationships. 

There is also a door-to-door outreach our church does twice a month as well, and in March we mainly went around inviting neighbors to our Easter event. Talking to strangers is always more intimidating in my head than it is in real life haha. 

Handing out Easter invites with Geoff for the door-to-door outreach!

Working at Saving Grace World Missions

I love my job at SGWM! My responsibilities here are gradually increasing so that’s exciting for me. This past month we started onboarding a new missionary to our organization and so I’ll be helping a lot to make sure we get certain information from them, and that they get certain information/training from us. It’s so exciting to be a part of this side of their missionary journey.

Celebrating our pastor’s birthday at a staff lunch! (Thai food)

VOR Women’s Day 

This past month I also had the opportunity to serve at a women’s event with the Voice of the Refugees. This Women’s Day event was a day of fun and relaxing pampering for Afghan and Arab refugee women here in Southern California. It was such a blessing to be part of this event of serving and loving on these women. The VOR event had different “pampering stations” such as pedicures, manicures, and facials. I got to give facials in a relaxing “candle lit” quiet room with about eight other women. This was a lot of fun and the refugee women had a good time too. I would definitely recommend coming to help out at this event if you’re able to, they put it on every year in March.

Some of the team who served at the VOR event

Thank you so much for reading another one of my monthly newsletters! Your support means so much to me and I really appreciate all your messages and prayers. I’m so grateful for this chapter of life I’m in and am happy to be able to share it with you all as well. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! 

Until next time,

Lydia Boubion