“…If anyone ministers, let him do it as the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
~ 1 Peter 4:11 ~
That is the cry of our heart and may you join the praise chorus!! That in all things may the glory go to Him!! Peter’s exhortation is to use our God given gifts by His empowering that has stirred us to go on and do more.
It has been pressed upon our hearts more than ever with the sweet privilege it is to represent Christ to the nations. But also how thankful we are for you and your friendship! We are just overwhelmed and beyond thankful for you who labor alongside us, we are also encouraged by what God is doing through many of you. Thank you for letting us be your missionaries and co-laborers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Just recently we were blessed to be able to return to the United States. Our time was
short but was also overflowing with blessings. It was only by the grace of God to have been invited into people’s homes and update partnering churches.At each place we visited, we were met by eager ears that wanted to hear all about the work the Lord is doing in Nepal. We felt so welcomed and honored when a brother or sister would place their arm over our shoulder and say, “these are our missionaries.”
We had returned to Nepal and immediately began to host the Calvary Chapel WestGrove High School team where we had a two-day visit at the Leprosy Colony to go to every house and share the love of Jesus. The team provided meals, hygiene & cooking packages, gave testimonies, and encouraged those who are already Christians. They were able to visit the Promise Child Home multiple times to put on a VBS program, spend time with the girls and share dinners with them. WestGrove team also hosted a youth conference and reached out to their peers as they encouraged and prayed for them. We loved seeing the members of this team go beyond their comfort zones to share the gospel and utilize their gifts to minister to the hurting and be used wherever they were called.
Uganda for the Summer!
We jokingly say Uganda is where a piece of our heart had been left. Four years ago, as 20 year olds (twenty-nothins), unmarried (yet pursuing marriage), uncertain for the future (yet a heart to serve), we came and served for the summer alongside Pastor Bond and Heather Gaona. It was during that time when the Lord was really speaking to our hearts.
It was here where we felt the Lord calling us to go into full time missions. It was herethat Aaron was given the clear confirmation that Jena was to be his bride. It was here the both of us had made so many dear friends whose faces and smiles had been etched into our mind’s eye.
So by God’s will and to our delight we will be serving in Northern Uganda through August! Aaron will be teaching pastors and leaders in the school of ministry. The students are from more than ten different Calvary Chapel churches. This area of Northern Uganda is considered to be strictly a Muslim district and yet an area that is ripe with zealous young church planters. Jena will be working with the Promise Child team meeting with and receiving updates from the hundreds of children in the program. We will also have the opportunity to visit Camp Bidibidi and serve the refugees who have fled from the desperate war torn area of South Sudan.
Plans for the Fall
Following our time here in Uganda, we will be returning to Nepal and serving at the Bible College for the Fall semester which will complete with a graduation at the end of November. Lastly if the Lord wills we will be able to visit the new South India Bible College campus.
Aaron & Jena Garcia