Spring has sprung into action and so have we. So much has happened since the last time we had written, just like so much happens in the months prior to spring. We have had a wonderful season of being able to invest in the lives of others and have others invest in us. In February/March, I (Tim) was able to go to central Mexico where I was able to be involved in Missionary care as well as Missionary equipping all in one. We went to visit one of our newest SGWM Missionaries in Acapulco… before you start thinking it’s all sunsets and palm trees, Acapulco is ranked the city with the fourth highest murder rate per capita in the world and is an extremely hard place to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ. It had been so long since anyone had been to see them that our missionary identified himself as an orphan missionary. We spent several days there visiting the work, serving in their church and edifying the family. As we were leaving I asked him if, as a result of our visit, he felt more equipped to continue on in the ministry and he answered emphatically yes. That was when it struck me that missionary equipping has many more dimensions than just training up and equipping young adults who graduate from the Calvary School of Missions.
Speaking of graduates from the CSOM we also had an opportunity to visit, pray with and encourage a year one graduate/alumni. She is still very focused on serving in the 10/40 window amongst unreached people groups and we are going to do all we can to assist her.
The second leg of our journey was to Mazatlan to visit Calvary Chapel Maranatha, a church plant from one of our church plants, Calvary Chapel Rosarito. We got to take part in their church planting conference and visit one of our missionaries there as well. It was such a joy to see what the Lord is doing there and again our missionary on the ground reported to be greatly encouraged by our visit and strengthened and equipped to continue on in the work she has been called to.
Last was a weekend youth retreat in Rosarito Beach where I was blessed with the opportunity to be a driver/chaperone as our high school pastor took a group of high school students and young adults to minister in Baja.
Please pray for Jenn and I as the Lord continues to stir our heart for destinations south of the border. We are not completely sure what this looks like, as often is the case with the Lord, but we do know and see him calling us and using us more and more in Mexico.
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- Praise God Jenn’s neck continues to heal nicely from her surgery.
- Praise God for His protection in our travels
- Praise God for His provision to meet our needs
- Please pray for wisdom as Tim directs the Calvary School of Missions
- Please pray for a way for Jenn and I to serve together at the school this year as six weeks apart from each other is very difficult.
- Please pray for our family as our uncle passed away this week.
All for His Glory,
Tim and Jenn Pappas