Hello everyone, we had a wonderful Mission trip to Peru where I was able to be a part of the leadership team for our high school and young adults mission trip. We spent 14 days journeying to Peru ministering there and returning. Calvary Chapel Huacho was our receiving church and ministry partners on the trip. Pastor Craig Tippie and his crew there took fantastic care of us.
We did several outreaches, and had deep fellowship with the church body there but most importantly witnessed six people give their lives to the Lord. I rejoice in the fact that six souls were saved. Another exciting thing about this is that they will be immediately discipled and welcomed into the church to have a place to grow in their relationship with Christ.
Pastor Craig said that it was a joy to have our team there and I completely agree. I was continually impressed and humbled at the level of unity, self-sacrifice, and love the youngsters from our church consistently demonstrated. One of the brothers who is a leader in Craig’s church said that our church reminded him of their church in the way that we love and serve each other.
I was reminded of what Jesus said to His disciples,
“…that people will know [we] are [His] disciples by our love one for another.”-John 13:35
Another absolutely incredible opportunity on the trip was that I got to travel with my sweetheart, the love of my life and future wife. Ministering with her on a missions trip in Peru was an absolute joy, I think a missions trip should be part of any premarital counseling. We are getting married in November and I can’t tell you how grateful I am that we had the opportunity to serve in this way together.
Upon returning from Peru I took a few days to regroup and have headed out to Mexico where I get to lead an incredible group of young men and women at the six week Calvary School of Missions. More about that in my next update!
- That Jenn and I would continue to bear fruit as we walk forward in the call God has on our lives for the furtherance of the gospel around the world.
- Wisdom and humility as I lead the Calvary School of Missions (CSOM) for the next 6 weeks in Baja, Mexico.
- Strength for Jenn as she holds down the fort in California while we are separated for the next six weeks.
Thank you all so much for your love, prayers, and support.
Blessings from Mexico
~ Tim Pappas