Thank you so much for taking the time to read our newsletter, it really means a lot to us. God has been moving here in Mexico! People in the communities are receiving Jesus, and the students are really being stretched, serving in ways that are out of their comfort zone. We cant tell you how excited we are for these future world changers! Jenn has truly been blessed by being a part of the School of Missions! We definitely hear the Lord speaking to us more to plant a church or partner alongside a team. We are surrendering and seeking God to know when? SEND US ! Until that time comes, we are committed to being faithful to what God has called us to right now.
Over the past few weeks we have had several privileges and opportunities to share the love of Jesus in the communities. You may be thinking to yourself what does the above picture have to do with saved lives? Well when we went to Calvary Homex, Pastor Eddie’s church he took us to a community he called “Beirut”, while we were scoping out the community and praying for where God could use us, this cactus on the top of this small dirt hill caught Jenn’s eye because purple is her favorite color. Jenn walked up on the hill to look closer at the cactus, (we wish we knew the name of it.) While Jenn was stooped down taking a picture, a thought came to Jenn’s heart & mind, “here is this cactus on this hill with weeds, debris & dirt and it has bloomed a beautiful color” in the middle of no where. God put it upon Jenn’s heart that even in the middle of a run down dysfunctional community, He can make all things new by changing their lives to know Jesus.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new – 1 Corinthians 5:17
The team worked hard creating a more secure area for the children to play. We provided paints for the children to paint on the tires. This was such a fun time watching the families and kids with huge smiles on their faces. After we completed arranging the tires around the playground we hosted an outreach with games, crafts, worship & testimonies.
The day was very productive, we blessed the community and shared the gospel with many souls.
We wish we had more time to come back to this community. Jenn already scoped out a slab to plant a church to help this community. Pastor Mike @ CCR has always said to dream big.
Please keep this community in your prayers.
Many lost souls and broken, dysfunctional families are there.
The community received bags of food, a hot meal & Bibles. The smiles on their faces were priceless. We only asked that they read the Bible every day and pray. We are going to keep this community in our prayers, there are a lot of lost souls and dysfunction within the families.
We both have spoken to several families and they tell us there is a lot of dysfunction with marriages & their children not respecting their parents. They need Jesus..Amen?
|We have left out some things but want you to know lives are being reborn through the blood of Jesus! I Jenn have really been able to get my feet wet with so many outreaches, getting equipped for our church plant, being lead by a wonderful husband who loves Jesus. In the above picture Jenn is speaking to the women about how the Lord rescued her 13 years ago and sharing the gospel. Asking the ladies in particular how to pray for them. Lily is translating. I’m truly grateful for her. Lily is a returning student from Acapulco. I really enjoy serving with her and talking with the women. The Lord used my time working in the Women’s Rehab the past 10 years to prepare me for serving at this capacity. My heart is so heavy for these lost women!|
Pray for the next phase of our life & marriage, but most importantly that we continue to strengthen our trust & faith in God and stay faithful to the calling He has for us right now! Pray for God to provide financially as we take this step of faith. Jenn’s job ended enabling her to join me this summer. But that means we won’t get a paycheck during this summer. Please pray that all our needs are met and that we can raise the finances needed to sustain us. Pray for Jenn’s physical condition as she is still recovering from her surgery.
We have witnessed close to 20 people giving their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ so far. Great relationships are being built with church planters here in Mexico. There has been great unity amongst the school
Thanks again for taking the time to read our updates on how the Lord is using us for His Glory. We wouldn’t be able to pursue the call that God has placed on our life without the body of Christ coming alongside us and partnering with us in spreading the gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth. If you would like to partner with us financially, please click on the “Become a Financial Partner ” button below or by mailing your support check to:
Saving Grace World Missions 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Ste.203 Yorba Linda, CA 92886
*Note Pappas support in the memo
Blessings,Tim & Jenn Pappas