Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I appreciate all of your love, prayers, encouragement and financial support. Because of you,  I’ve been able to engage in many wonderful things this year. At the top of my list, is caring for and loving missionaries who have left their homes, families and American desires to further the Gospel around the world. I have been able to do this through telecommunications and technological tools along with personal visits to their homes and ministries.

Church plant vision tour in Oaxaca with SGWM missionaries

 Over the last few months, I’ve been wrestling with whether I am where I’m supposed to be, and if the Lord had indeed called me to set aside my career and serve missionaries in this capacity. Through much prayer and consideration, I have come to still firmly believe that my calling is missionary care and that my future is firmly in the hands of the master. He has a path for me to be on from before the world was created and has good works for me to do which he has prepared in advance. I am also extremely grateful for the wonderful team of men and women that I get to work with here at Saving Grace World Missions. I am looking forward to 2019 and how the Lord will grow and stretch me individually and us as a team. 

Some other really cool things I’ve been engaging in this year have included local and international outreach and evangelism, teaching at the Bible college in South Asia both in person and weekly via Skype, as well as some teaching here at my home church Calvary Chapel Saving Grace. Being involved in the pastoral leadership of this church is another one of those areas where I am completely stretched but totally sustained by the Lord.

I had the privilege of leading multiple evangelism teams during this Christmas season

Again I thank you all so much for helping me and loving me through this radical change in my life’s path. 

Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated! 

All for His Glory, 
Tim Pappas