That’s What I Said

During this past month, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in what we call Missions Sunday here at my home church Calvary Chapel Saving Grace. This was a great opportunity to bring awareness to the congregation about the amazing work the Lord is doing among the nations through missionaries who set aside everything and sacrificing so much for the furtherance of the gospel.

During the main services, I was able to participate in a five-person Q&A panel from Saving Grace World Missions (SGWM). Our goal was to shed some light on the way SGWM gets to be used by the Lord in the Great Commission

All of us on the panel received an overwhelmingly positive response. Time after time, people expressed to me that they had no idea of all works SGWM was involved in. All I could keep thinking to myself  was “that’s what I said.” I had no idea when I first came on with SGWM how many areas of our missionaries lives this organization touches and how much there is to do in caring for them. As I transitioned from my 17-year career as a chemical dependency counselor to my new role here at SGWM there were times when I had great difficulty describing what it is I’m doing as I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of training and details that go into missionary care.

God used the panel discussion, along with several other divine appointments, to really help solidify in my mind the role I play here at SGWM and the plan He has for us as an organization and I am surer now than ever before that I made the right decision. I am filled with more excitement today for the calling God has on my life than ever before.

Another one of the incredible things I got to do this month was to lead the Bechtel family, one of our newer SGWM missionary families, on a vision tour to Rosarito, Mexico. While visiting Calvary Chapel Rosarito we were able to sit in on their church planting class and spend time with other pastors and missionaries there to glean wisdom on what the Lord might have for the Brechtel’s.

It is truly a privilege to walk this road with so many missionaries whose hearts are to share the Gospel and bring glory to God where ever He might call them. Thank you for joining me on this journey and investing your time in reading this update and faithfully praying for me.

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All for His Glory,

Tim Pappas