All To Him and For Him

“…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.

Stateside
Just recently we were blessed to be able to return to the United States. Our time was

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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.”

Nepal Team

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.

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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.

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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! image1Aaron 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.

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In Christ,

Aaron & Jena Garcia

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Living To Be Pitied

“For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.  And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.  If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.”

~ 1 Corinthians 15: 16 – 19 ~

Living To Be Pitied
If the gospel were not true, if Christ never arose from the dead, would people be able to look at your life with pity?  Do unbelievers consider your life to be a waste in seeing your complete devotion to Christ?  This resurrection Sunday, I found myself examining my life.  Asking how much of what I do is actually in response to the Son of God’s defeat of the grave and His generous gift of His life to me.  In no way denying the resurrection but asking, how much do we actually live in light of that glorious truth?  The resurrection is at the core of all of who we are and do in and for Christ.  May it be that out of sheer joy we seek to live according to the power of the resurrection and preach the gospel with an amazement of that truth.

It’s a Great Day for Business
For us that are called to be about our Fathers Business, we joked calling Easter “A can’t miss day for Business.”  You could say it’s unlike any other day because there were so many opportunities to be busy sharing the gospel.  We all gathered as a church in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.  For those in fellowship it was a major blessing both to come and worship but also for the fact that we had all invited friends, neighbors and shopkeepers to come hear the gospel presented.  There were loads of new people and it was great to see that one guy in the church invited all of his college classmates.IMG_6579

Student Outreach
Earlier this month we all traveled to the Midwest of Nepal, about a 5 hour caravan from Kathmandu.  The student outreach is a highlight of each school semester for the students to put into practice what they’ve been learning.  They planned for weeks and put together a full gospel program, including songs, dances, skits, costumes, testimonies, and preaching Jesus.  The practices themselves were so intense occupying all the student’s free time.  It was amazing to see God bless them in bringing large crowds and using them powerfully in the performances and in the sharing of the gospel.  These are moments our students will treasure teaching them the importance of stepping out and being used by the Lord to share.

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Coming Home
We are careful not to call any place home.  There’s that problem question we always get, “Where is home for you guys?” and our hearts are torn in two between Nepal and the States, yet in a greater sense we relinquish them both before our true home in heaven.  However, we do get so excited when it comes time to come “home” to Southern California when we get to see family, friends and eat Mexican food.

We are leaving Nepal, Thursday, April 20th and will be in the States until June 13th.  Thank you for making efforts to meet with us while we are “home.”  We hope to be able to share with as many of you as possible in what God has done through your love and supportive partnership to bringing the gospel to Nepal.

Much Love,
The Garcia Family
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Abounding in the Work

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vein.”

~ 1 Corinthians 15:58 ~

This month we were reminded how all that we do for the Lord is never wasted. In light of the Resurrection of Jesus and our soon departure into eternity, we know everything that has been done is a great investment. Even though we labor physically, there is no estimation of the ripple affects that come from preaching the Gospel. Thinking of the eternal impact, to witness someone come to the knowledge of the Most High God and to be a part of training a generation of Gospel workers reminds us that this is the time to be busy about the Lords work.

Abounding in the Word
School has been going on for a month, and it has been nice to see all of the students

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quickly become a family. Along with their community attitude, and so much fellowship that is taking place, it has been great to see them all adopt the same heart for Gods word. In the Bible College, we place a heavy emphasis on teaching the Bible verse-by-verse and teaching others to study Gods word for themselves. We’ve been setting this standard for so long that others know what we’re about and the students expect this when they come to study at CCBC. We are like a family that gets together to study Gods word and it has been such a privilege for us to disciple and train a great group of men and women.

Abounding in the work
In our last update, we shared about a team from South Jersey who had come as a construction team to help Pastor Milan build a sanctuary and room for him from the ground up. During their trip, the team was able to prepare and begin the foundation on the newly purchased land. This team spent three days working hard on the foundation and while they weren’t working they led VBS for the children in the community. Since then, Milan has been managing national construction workers on building the sanctuary and has been faithful to teach every Saturday church service to the growing group of believers.

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Children’s Outreach in the slums

Soon after, we welcomed a team of 31 people from Calvary the Rock in Northern California. With them being our largest team, it was a huge blessing seeing that they each came for a purpose to serve as unto the Lord. Throughout their trip, we took a day to spend at the PC Girls Home where the team planned VBS, crafts and games. At a local bus park, the team members along with some of our students went out and did street evangelism. In one of the many slum communities, we were able to feed hundreds of children at a feeding center where kids could

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Spending time with ladies at the leprosy colony

come for hot meals if they didn’t have food at home. Every Tuesday after school, we have our weekly Girl’s Night with the students and the women from the group generously planned multiple crafts and blessed the girls with some new clothing. They hosted a slums evangelism day where they provided many games and shared the Gospel with 250+ kids and some of their parents. On multiple days, half of the team helped a family to demolish their two-story, unlivable home that was too much for the family to do on their own. We also went to visit the leprosy colony to serve a meal to over 200 families, play worship, visit with people, pray with families and share the love of the One who cherishes them.

“You know why we have come…”
PRAISE REPORT: A few months ago we did a student mission’s trip to the home village of IMG_2586one of our students. One of the days, we hiked a few hours to a neighboring Muslim village. As we were passing through, we were stopped, threatened and told to leave by some Muslim village elders. One of our national leaders responded with a big smile and said, “you know why we have come: we have come to preach Jesus.”   Then we continued on our way to meet the small group of Christians that were in that village whom had invited us visit with them. Our students then led a full gospel outreach sharing Christ with many of the villagers. Since then, the student from that area, named Raj Kumar, has graduated from CCBC Nepal, recently got married and has continued to minister in that village by starting a Bible study. Please pray for him and his new bride, that they would be kept safe and that many would come to know Christ through them.

Headed to the States
This year includes us doing more traveling, so our year looks different than the ones before. Throughout the month of June, we will be in Nepal hosting a team from San Diego and from Calvary Chapel WestGrove. Closing out the summer we will be in Uganda, and then back to Nepal for the Fall semester. Starting next year, we are excited to be going to South India to begin the works of a new Calvary Chapel Bible College. While we are back in the States, we hope to make the most of our time re-engaging with all of you who have helped us and supported us. We want to update on all of the progress in the ministry and to give vision for this upcoming season of traveling and serving in Nepal, India and Uganda. We are so thankful for you and for your prayers.

Our dates to in the States will be from April 20th – June 12th. Please message us if you would like to meet during our time there. We would love to spend some time with you!

Much Love from Nepal,
The Garcia Family
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Comes Together Like a Puzzle

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
~ Proverbs 16:9 ~

Of course to us looking out and praying for the future seems all unknown.  Amazingly, we so often are surprised at how perfect God has ordained our days.

God Guides

Right now, we are excited as the Spring 2017 semester has just begun.  We are meeting new students and are joyful as returning students are arriving through the campus gate.  It always amazes us how long and how far they are willing to travel to come and study God’s Word.  Some students come from distances as far as a 3 days journey from the remote Everest region.


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               First block class of the semester                           First of many Girls Nights!

You may remember we were seeing whether the Lord would be opening the doors for a Bible College in India, since then we were able to get our Indian Visas during our time in the States.  We don’t know the exact timing of going to India this year, but we are open and ready to go whenever the Lord leads.  This doesn’t mean we would be leaving Nepal, but that we would be doing more traveling, teaching, and dividing our time for a season.

We returned to Nepal at the beginning of January and had finished preparing for a time in India, yet the whole time God again had much greater plans.  An opportunity has opened for us to be traveling back to Uganda for the summer.  We would be working with Sudanese Refugees and discipling pastors and leaders.  We are only able to do all of this by God’s grace and believe we can see the big picture for our next year.  You could say it’s come together like the pieces of a puzzle.

God Provides

Recently, there was a young man who graduated through the Bible College, named Milan.  He showed a true heart for the Lord and it was obvious that God was preparing him for something.  Before he had left, he told Aaron, “it’s time for me go back to my village.”  Milan had felt a personal call to start a church in a remote area near his village, so he left and began that work.  Suddenly, there was a small fellowship of 15 people coming together in a very small room.  It seemed like a moment later, we were being told that a church in California had donated enough money to not only purchase property for church land but also enough for a new church building and a new home for Milan’s family.  Now, there is a team from South Jersey that has been working night and day laying the foundation for the church.  All that to say, His name is Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord who Provides).


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     Milan and his new guitar                            Milan teaching Saturday Church Service

It’s really been a huge blessing to be able to go and do all that ministry calls for.  Whether that would be traveling to remote areas and giving the Gospel, or investing in the lives of the Bible College students, or being a witness in our community by loving our local shopkeepers.  We know that you play a big part that allows us to GO.  For that, we are humbled and so very thankful.  May we all continue to work in the fields blooming and ripe for harvest.

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Aaron & Jena Garcia
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Season of Sowing

Month of Dashain (Dasai)

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Alter for Hindu god

Dashain is a fifteen-day holiday that is widely celebrated in Asia in areas like Nepal and northern India. The whole city becomes shut down because of the thousands that leave the cities to return to their family’s homes in the villages. It’s a time of feasting and families reuniting with excitement and the exchanging of gifts. But at the heart of the whole festival, it is a real demonic darkness. This Festival is full of idol worship, animal sacrifice, and careful observances of rituals in order to satisfy the gods to guarantee a peaceful and prosperous coming year. This is especially an overwhelming realization to those of who follow Jesus of the desperate need that exists for people to hear and believe in the Gospel.

Refreshment in the Lord

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Meetings with India & Nepal Team

At the end of September, we had an amazing opportunity to attend a conference in Thailand where many others who are serving in Asia could come together to sit under encouraging and challenging teachings. It was personally enriching being able to worship the Lord and seek Him in regards to the future. During our time at the conference, a letter was read from a missionary who gave her life, even before her life was taken in her martyrdom, to bring to light what it really means to be called a witness for Christ. “Keep sending missionaries out. Keep raising up fine young pastors. In regards to any service, keep it small and simple. Yes, simply, just preach the Gospel…be bold and preach the life-saving, life-changing, forever-eternal gospel. Give glory and honor to our Father.” Her life is inspiring as she reminded us that we are all called, no matter where we are in the world, God has called us to be faithful and obedient. Simply preach the life-changing Gospel.

Season of Sowing

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Aaron and Raj Kumar

Raj Kumar, CCBC Student and soon-to-be graduate, with tears in his eyes said, “I want to stand but, pray for me, for the pressures in and outside of the church are real. Pressures to give up and to not be bold and not have integrity.” This is a season of sowing seed, to give out the Word of God in a way that is consistent with true disciple making. Our heart is to give out the full counsel of God and trusting that the Word of God never comes back void. His words are always victorious in accomplishing the perfect will of God. The stress and bondage to the culture is real here in Nepal, and the truth of God’s Word is being altered. We are unceasingly committed to giving out the Word and are watching the fruit abound.

Joy from the Sierra
We recently had the privilege to host a team from Calvary Chapel of the Sierra. After a year of planning, it brought great joy to finally have them here to serve with us. The team schedule was packed every day with ministry outreach and they were all ready to share the gospel with anyone who would hear. Each of the girls at the PC Girls Home truly captured each of the team member’s hearts as they spent time with them hosting a VBS day and took a field trip to the Zoo.

Where do you think you go after you die? We’ve heard, “I don’t like to think about death because it makes me sad.” What great joy do we get to share with those who don’t know where they’ll go, or don’t like to think about death. We took the CC Sierra team out into town to go evangelizing, each group had a translator and they all took off in separate directions to share the good news of salvation! Many lives chose to listen to the gospel and learned about what the Bible says where we will go if we decide to follow Jesus or not.

The team was also able to visit and sponsor a catered meal at a Leprosy Colony nearby our town. This facility has been around for many years, and the government helps sustain the families living there by caring for some of their basic needs. Because leprosy is seen as “unclean,” they are outcasts in society, and for the sake of allowing them to live a somewhat regular lifestyle, the government has them living in a safe compound. We were able to sit and make new friends, hold their hands, pray with them, listen to their stories and enjoy a meal together.

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Jena with Grandma Putalī 

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Himalayan Foothills

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Aaron teaching from 1 Timothy 3

Shortly after the Sierra team left, we packed our bags and set off for a 10-hour drive to Olkhadhunga Village nearby a village where two of our CCBC students are from. We hosted a two-day Youth Conference with their home church where 17 other church groups attended as well. The conference theme was 1 Timothy 4:12, to be an example as youth and the teachers taught through the book of 1 Timothy. It’s always a special place in our hearts when we can visit and see where our students come from, especially meeting their families.

New Work in India
Recently, there has been a piece of land in south India that has been freely offered for use. A team just traveled there to take a look at the condition of the land to see if or when we could start another Bible College. When this exciting news was shared with us, we immediately were on board with possibly spending some time in India but we realized that we don’t have Indian Visas. So because the Indian Embassy here in Nepal wont allow us the appropriate amount of time that we need for an Indian Visa, we’re going to be traveling back to the States after Thanksgiving for one month to sort out an Indian Visa there. We are waiting on the Lord for His plan with the land in India, but we want to be ready and willing to go wherever God would lead us.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!  Please pray that we finish strong.

In Christ,
The Garcia Family

Rejoice in the Season


“Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”

Isaiah 12:3


Last semester was amazing having our first graduating class be sent out from us and now we have a new semester with the most students ever to attend CCBC Nepal. There are 22 students and over half of them are new. It feels like with so many new faces, we are learning so much about them. Many of them are coming from remote villages and are the only Christian in their family. Some of the returning students informed us that during their semester break, they were busy teaching Bible studies, working at orphanage homes, and some faced persecution from their families. Coming back has been rejoicing with students who are rejoicing and weeping with those who have been weeping. We are overwhelmed with God’s grace calling us to serve alongside Him in this work of equipping people to reach Asia.

Taking the Lead
A few of the students were asking about doing outreach at the girl’s home. They took initiative and got together to plan out a time to go out weekly to the Promise Child Girls home. It has been really awesome to see them each week go out and serve others and see their excitement of what God did through their faithfulness. We’ve been joining them on Friday evenings to go to the PC home to play, sing, and love on the girls.

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Pedicures and Prayer!

Bridging the Gap
Once a week, all of the girls get together and we have a girl’s night. It’s usually a time to be outside of the class environment and spend time with one another. Jena has been putting crafts for them all to do together and have a time of prayer. This past week, after spending more time together, many of the girls opened up deeper into their personal life, asking for prayer for certain family members and personal struggles. It’s really amazing to be a part of their lives, knowing that we can each be vulnerable with one another and rejoice in what God is doing in every season we go through.

As we are approaching the half waypoint of the semester, we ask that you would continue to pray for us and the work that God is doing here in Nepal.

Prayer Requests

  • Health and safety
  • Unity amongst the students
  • Boldness to preach the Word

In Christ,
Aaron & Jena Garcia

Ready to be Sent

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you

~ 2 Thessalonians 3:1 ~


We have recently had a renewed passion for Jesus and focus on His work. It is a great privilege to be called here, and the Lord has been reminding us of the fruit that comes through serving Him. It is very easy to slip and creep back from how God allows us to see as He sees, whether it is because the focus is on ourselves, or our lack of faith. We would often be found to be those of the 12 disciples to say, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” (John 6:9), but God’s plan is for us to see little means that bring much glory to His name!

God uses individuals based upon their own willingness to be used. He is not limited nor is He trying to meet a deadline, or hastily appointing men and women not fit for ministry. We have been unceasingly amazed that our path would play into the discipleship and development of these young lives.

Taking the Lead
The girl students have grown in their gifts and have taken responsibility to the needs of serving in the children’s ministry at CC Kathmandu. Two of them, whom are graduating this May, have a desire to minister to the women in their village and disciple young believers. Rabi, who has been attending CCBC Nepal for a year and a half, feels called to preach in a home fellowship and has been having Bible studies with his friends during the semester breaks.
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New Work
In Jesus’ time, the people would say, “What new teaching is this?” (Mark 1:27) but really all that Jesus was doing was teaching what God’s word had already said with the empowering of the Holy Spirit. Places where people and churches have asked this same question are of those who have become so far removed from the authority of God’s word.IMG_0955

A few weeks ago, two students approached us and had said how they wanted to bring verse-by-verse Bible teaching to their home village. One of them told Aaron, “we are only two men, and there is our whole city, how can we reach and disciple all of them?” But before Aaron could respond, that same student answered his own question, “We just have to be faithful to do what we can and let them go reach others.” It’s exciting to think that they would be doing a new work, new in the sense of a fresh work, much like it was in Jesus’ ministry.

Graduation
Its hard to believe that in just a month we will be having our first graduating class here at CCBC Nepal. We have five students gradating and it is so evident in their lives that they have been with Jesus. We’re excited for what the future holds for them as they go back to their villages and are reminded of how amazing God is in allowing us to be a part of their lives.

Thank you so much! Your support and prayers have enabled us to serve here in Nepal, please continue to pray for safety and that the Holy Spirit will empower these students who are ready to be sent.

In Christ,
Aaron & Jena Garcia
Garciaccwgmissions@gmail.com

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Proclaiming His Greatness

“…but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.”
~ Daniel 11:32b ~

It has been another great year, thank you for your partnership! We recently celebrated 2 years of marriage and 2 years of living here in Nepal! It is amazing how God has shown us His marvelous works and how awesome His plan is in giving us each other in marriage to serve together in ministry.

We ended the CCBC Fall 2015 semester on November 20th and have been honored to host multiple mission teams who came to serve the people of Nepal. Each team came with the desire to meet the needs of the church, and to reach the lost. The Lord has been accomplishing His will by using each team in many ways that we alone could not facilitate.

Dumurie Village
Soon after the fall semester ended, we journeyed to Dumurie Village, where Milan (CCBC student) is from, to encourage the church after their village had been damaged by the earthquakes. While we were there, we were able to participate in a three-day conference going through 1 Corinthians and some of the Bible College students coordinated a short VBS and shared the gospel with many young children at the local school.

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Swara Village
Since the earthquakes that took place in April & May 2015, Swara Village has experienced
major destruction and over the course of 6 months, many have come to know their IMG_3173.JPGCreator. This village in particular was in the District where the epicenter of the first earthquake occurred. Several teams have gone out to help them with medical needs, relief efforts, and sharing the gospel. Aaron, Pastor Bond and two ministry workers flew by helicopter to have discipleship training with the church leaders for four days and to encourage them to continue to learn from His word and reach the lost.

Sikre Village
Recently, we visited Sikre Village, which is just a few hours outside of Kathmandu with the CCWG Young Adults team. We have also partnered with this village since the earthquakes to help provide medical camps and other relief efforts. The day we went to visit, it seemed as if the Lord had this as His appointed time of harvest. Person after person was hearing the Gospel and receiving Christ as their Savior! Please pray for this area as we now have a great need to disciple these people that are committing their lives to Christ.

Entering a New Year
CCBC Nepal Spring 2016 semester began on February 1st, and we have 23 students altogether from India and Nepal. This semester, the theme is Worship, not just in music but also in our everyday lifestyle. Please pray for the students to grow bold in their faith and have a desire to share the gospel.

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The Garcias
garciaccwgmissions@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Following THE LEADER

“And Jesus called them to Him and said to them, ‘You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.’”

~ Mark 10:42-45 ~

As Christians, we are truly called to a great calling because in it we are living lives that are aiming towards Christ’s example as the Servant of all. The Lord has been showing us that to follow Him is to live a life of love expressed by serving others and not expect to be served. Living here in Nepal, we have learned so much more that showing love for a friend is to simply spend time and pray with them, just as Jesus did with His disciples. There are no schedules, no time limitations, no groaning, just time to show you care for them and want to bless them. Jesus said He came to serve and not to be served, so why should we think any differently?

God’s Faithfulness In Shortages
In the past few months we have seen God provide in the midst of the India
blockade. In the moment, we were all looking at what we had, and rationally we saw that we would run out of cooking gas, gas for the vehicles, and water. Many times we prayed, “Lord, if You want us to serve

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Fire wood for cooking

here, You’ll provide our every need in order for the ministry to continue.” Thank you for praying for us during this season! One week, we had a visiting relief team with the most people we had ever had at one time, and our water tanks continued to stay fully filled with water! Not once did we have to call in hopes of getting a water truck to fill our tank. “Cast all your cares upon Him, for He
cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) We have been overwhelmed by God’s provision during this crisis here in Nepal, and we are grateful that we have such a loving Father who always takes care of us.

 

Semester Completed
We finished off our third semester on November 20th with a time of worship and prayer altogether. The students each received an Audio Bible to take back with them to their villages, and an Acts commentary by Pastor David IMG_3168Guzik that was translated into Nepali. It brings us great joy to be able to partake in the work that God is doing in and through the lives of these students. Something that really stood out this semester was to see a visible growth in the students’ lives. They were beginning to stand for God’s word and they began to hold onto Christ as their only source of strength. They also began to step-out and help wherever there was a need instead of the staff having to ask for them to serve. It’s been amazing to see them have a desire to go beyond what is required of them. We know that it is only by God’s grace and the partnership of your fervent prayers that all these events are happening. We are grateful for you!

Prayer Requests:IMG_3090
This next season, we will be hosting teams and planning many outreaches. We will be able to go out and travel to various villages toprovide relief, doing discipleship teaching through the Bible and share the love of Jesus. Please pray that we would be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and His leading as we plan and prepare for these upcoming events.

In Christ,
The Garcias
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To become a financial partner, click here.

Or mail checks to:
     Calvary Chapel WestGrove
     12832 Knott. St.
     Garden Grove CA 92841
In the memo portion of check, note “Calvary Chapel WestGrove — Garcia Family”
 

Help Nepal Earthquake Relief

To partner in the effort of providing the earthquake victims their most immediate needs, donations can be made to Promise Child online at: www.promisechild.org

100% of all donated funds will be used for earthquake relief.  Please spread the word to those who are looking for a trusted place to give.  You can also give by mail at:

Promise Child
PO Box 6126
Huntington Beach, CA 92615

In the memo portion of your check, note “Nepal Earthquake Relief”

Sharing Life


“So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.”

1 Thessalonians 2:8


Returning to Kathmandu on August 12th, we immediately settled into our room and were happy to see our Nepali family and friends. The following days, we met all of the new students and jumped into the Fall 2015 semester. There are 17 students enrolled this semester and we are excited to have CCBC Nepal’s first graduating class in May 2016! Thank you for praying for us and for the students during this season of learning and growing!IMG_2452

Testimony Nights
We’ve been doing testimony nights during the students evening chapel. A few of them were raised with Christian families, but most of them are the only Christian in their family.  Many of them who accepted Christ as their Savior ended up getting kicked out of their homes.  Those who haven’t been kicked out of their homes often have difficulty living with their Hindu family.  Several of the students, whether from Christian families or not, were discouraged in coming to the Bible College.  They were told that they could be making so much money if they would work abroad, or that they’re wasting their lives to go and study the Bible, or that they would die if another earthquake happened.  Despite what their friends and even family said to them, they came to CCBC Nepal so that they can grow in their walk with the Lord, and be surrounded by people who love Christ and love them.  The students learn from 8am – 3:30pm everyday, they have morning chapel at 6am and evening chapel at 5pm, and they study until 9:30pm.  They have a busy schedule, but they are eager to learn so much more about God and His word.

New Opportunities
Jena has recently been able to start English and Typing classes for the students. Learning basic English and having computer skills can help them with getting a future job and can help with future ministry opportunities. The students are really enjoying their class time and have gained confidence in their ability to type. Please pray for them as they are studying so hard here at the Bible College and spending their free time learning how to type and speak English. Please also pray for the computers to all function properly as there have been issues with a few computers not working.FullSizeRender

Pray for Nepal
On September 20th, 2015, the Nepali government came out with a new Constitution. It has been a source of excitement for some but also upsetting for others. Immediately after the Constitution of Nepal came into effect, there were bombings throughout the country at churches and random locations in town. Nepal is still a secular country that allows freedom of religion (to an extent), but it has recently been announced that an anti-conversion law was passed within the constitution. It is free to practice whatever religion you want, but it is illegal to convert or be converted to another religion. This will no doubt make it difficult for churches and Christians, especially in village areas, but many Nepali Christians today still remember what it was like when the country was completely closed to the gospel and it’s even been encouraging to listen to them and hear the stories of how God was still at work in those days.

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Prayer Requests
Please pray for Aaron as he is teaching the book of Exodus and the Gospel of Mark.  Please pray
for our Nepali language classes that we are taking twice a week.  Pray for God’s protecton that we would be safe, and that we would have favor in building new relationships.

We are thankful for you and for your support!

In Christ,
The Garcia Family
garciaccwgmissions@gmail.com


To Become a Financial Partner

To become a financial partner, click here.

Or mail checks to:
     Calvary Chapel WestGrove
     12832 Knott. St.
     Garden Grove CA 92841
In the memo portion of check, note “Calvary Chapel WestGrove — Garcia Family”
 

Help Nepal Earthquake Relief

To partner in the effort of providing the earthquake victims their most immediate needs, donations can be made to Promise Child online at: www.promisechild.org

100% of all donated funds will be used for earthquake relief.  Please spread the word to those who are looking for a trusted place to give.  You can also give by mail at:

Promise Child
PO Box 6126
Huntington Beach, CA 92615

In the memo portion of your check, note “Nepal Earthquake Relief”