Spring/Summer 2023 SGWM Newsletter

Meet the SGWM Staff!
Saving Grace World Missions could not be what it is today without faithful, Spirit-filled Jesus followers who are committed to making this passion for missions a reality. Every person involved is integral to its development, maintenance, and effectiveness. Let’s take a moment to meet those who keep the gears moving.
Pastor Trent Douglass is founder and President of SGWM. His role is quite diverse and involves providing leadership, training, direction, new vision, and care for both the staff and our missionaries. He also leads our Calvary School of Missions, along with his wife Debbie, and helps run our missions intern program where he teaches and disciples SGWM interns weekly. 
Pastor Tim Pappas is Director of our Calvary School of Missions as well as our Intern Program. He is also highly involved with missionary care and travels often to visit various missionaries. His part is integral to the success of CSOM and the students who join the program and for those who go on to join the internship. He spends a lot of time investing into these students and does a great job with the help of his wife Jenn who also helps lead the School of Missions.
Pastor Joel Garcia is Director of Missionary Care which includes making sure all our missionaries administrative and pastoral needs are being met. Because of his role, he is given the opportunity to travel a few times a year to give personal care to our workers all over the world.
Heather Gaona is Director of National Workers. God has used her and her husband to help start several schools for the training and development of church planters all over the world. They have raised up and know personally many of our national workers. They frequently visit these pastors and their schools and host conferences for our workers in various locations. Heather is our liaison between our national workers and partnering churches state side as well as the home office.
Stacy Cook is our Financial and Administrative Director and she has been a huge asset to our team. She accepted this position after 20 years of helping run a family business and we are so grateful for her organizational skills and her love for God’s people and His work! It’s an understatement to say that she is devoted to seeing our missionaries succeed. 
Lydia Boubion is one of our newest employees for SGWM and she is an amazing assistant to Stacy. She helps onboard new missionaries, sends out their newsletters, and makes sure they get all the info and resources they need.Serena Keeler is our newest employee and is administrative assistant to Stacy as well. She helps with inputting bills, graphics and other secretarial tasks. She provides great support for our team in the office. 
Jana Sandbulte and her sister Joni Houser are our SGWM staff that work out of state. They work remotely from Indiana and help with processing newsletters for all our South Asia Workers. Joni also helps process PO’s and with other financial duties. They are definitely a dynamic duo!
Each and every one of the staff members have a deep love for our missionaries and a huge heart to reach the world through world evangelization and church-planting. Please keep all our staff members in your prayers as they support our frontline workers.
Update from the Field
Pastor Anand has been faithfully serving in Kathmandu, Nepal for many years. Father of 2, he and his wife of 15 years, Usha, have a huge heart to train up and send church planters out to reach the most unreached peoples of the world. After being introduced to Calvary Chapel and being trained, he planted CC Nakhu and has been faithfully pastoring this church for 9 years. In 2017 they opened their first Calvary Bible School and since then they have graduated 40 students. These students study the Bible verse by verse and do outreach weekly in surrounding villages which include slums and a leper colony. They also take the students on an in-country
missions trip every semester. This past semester they partnered with CC West Grove and took all students to East Nepal to help serve at a youth conference as well as do outreach, evangelism and visit one of their church plants.Pastor Anand has several pastors helping him run the school. Pastor Prakash is Anand’s assistant at the school. Pastor Rabi and well as Pastor Pradeep are both helping to teach the students through the Bible.Please pray for the 28 students enrolled now that they would be trained in the word and that they would be stirred to church plant as God leads.Keeping with their vision to reach as many people as possible with the gospel, they also have a weekly radio program teaching the word of God to all of Kathmandu Valley. Pastor Anand and his other pastors are doing an amazing job pastoring and raising up the next generation of church planters. Please pray for them as they faithfully teach the word of God. Please pray they can continue this work and that God would continue to use their willing hearts to expand His kingdom in one of the most unreached areas of the world. 
Calvary School of Missions and Sending
This year’s Calvary School of Missions is right around the corner and we are anticipating another amazing summer filled with new adventures. This 6-week summer program held in Rosarito, Mexico has been used as a catalyst for many to find their way to full- time work doing cross-cultural ministry and church planting. This past year we have had the privilege to see 4 of our CSOM graduates move full time to the middle east where they have started language and culture studies. After going through the school and then our internship program, it was awesome to finally send them out as a team. Another one of our CSOM graduates who went through our intern program has been living in this same country for over a year now. He has recently returned state side as he is getting married. He and his new wife, also a CSOM graduate and intern, will return to this middle eastern country to continue their studies in Arabic and learning culture. This team of 6 will be joined by another one of our CSOM graduates in October making the team 7. Each of them have a passion for church planting amongst the most unreached peoples of the world and we are blessed to partner with them as they step out in faith to see what God will do. We are also praising God that one of our graduates who interned with us has also moved to South Asia and is partnering with one of our church plants there where her husband is an assistant pastor. It’s thrilling to see the culmination of our vision for the School of Missions to send out workers to the most unreached countries of the world and we are excited to see what God is going to do with each of these missionaries’ lives. 

And we believe that God has many more whom He is calling to the field and we are looking forward to playing a part in their journey to GO! Please continue to pray for this year’s School of Missions and that God would give these students a heart for the most unreached peoples of the world. Thank you for your continued love and support!
2022 Calvary School of Missions
We ask that you would prayerfully consider becoming a financial partner with SGWM. Financial partners are crucial to help operating costs at the SGWM home base, allowing us to serve missionaries worldwide.Donate to SGWMSGWM.com | 714-993-4801To read more about the Calvary School of Missions please read the Calvary Chapel Magazine Spring 2023 edition, pages 16-22.