Ryan and Julie

Ryan and Julie



hey so tonight is kind of a special treat for me I mentioned this the last you know two weeks on Sunday morning but we are really excited as a church you know we have had since the beginning when they let me in and stay when the lost I think I was a you know a product of that equip the Saints they're still working with me on that and then send the servants it's like how far can we get rid of Caitlyn know you know but we we've lived that out here at Calvary Fullerton we've watched our church grow you know in missions when Kim and I first got married they tasked us with being able to help lead the first trip to Russia and that's turned into an ongoing partnership across you know the other side of the world so we as a church have been really blessed you know to be able to have missionaries get sent out from us to be missional in terms of building relationships with other churches so that's been a part of my heart like I've watched that vision for discipleship since rich and family have poured into me and you know as rich and I pray about what God wants to do in the future of Calvary fuller and I mean that's one of the things that we're excited about is to see this mission of reaching the ends of the earth so for me on the other side of the world in Hungary one of the great gifts you know that we had besides you know being a part of watching the gospel go out in a foreign country was watching young people grab a heart of the gospel and kind of have that Isaiah here am I send me move and I think that was the biggest prayer for Kim and I you know over and hungry is that like we would be a part you know of some of these people just grab and hold of a vision a calling for their life and and we would get to be a part of watching God do that and there's still like neat fruit that's coming out of that Bible College all over the world hungry has kind of been an epicenter for stuff all over the globe so when we get a chance to hear you know of people that have been connected that ministry who God gave a vision direction and are now kind of living that out like as a pastor being able to say hey we get to get behind and we as a church Calvary Fullerton gonna be a part of the sending to for this couple they've got a number of teams and it does it takes a huge undertaking of the body of Christ to get a missionary couple over sustain them but when I got to hear from Ryan and Julie what God was putting on their heart this is like right at the core for me when Jesus talks in Matthew 24 about like things about his coming back one of this says he one of the things he says is gonna happen in Matthew 24:14 before he comes back his the whole world is gonna hear the gospel and so I'm hoping tonight you guys are gonna not only hear a little bit about where they're going and why they're going but you guys are going to catch a glimpse of this concept of you know that the the finished work you know the unreached people groups the things that are still happening so that in this next generation part of that part of the Great Commission that Jesus talked about is on the horizon so I am super excited that we as a church get to be a part of this team that Kim and I have been able to you know watch Ryan at the Bible College watch God work in his life watch God moved there in Kosovo where he met his bride-to-be and now come back and you know get ready to launch so if you guys would join me in welcoming Ryan and Julie Gleason and we're gonna hear tonight what God's doing in their heart for missions and around the globe and is this is this one is that everyone hear me yes all right yes sit down well it's just such a blessing for us to be here tonight Thank You Caleb for the invitation to come and share there we go and I just want to start off by saying you guys are so blessed to have Caleb is one of your pastors he's had such a huge influence on my life and I know by extension then that means that he's had a a wonderful pastor just shepherding him and thrust the congregation here and so I just want to say that you guys are very very blessed and we're grateful for this opportunity so I'm Ryan this is my wife Julie I met Caleb when I was 17 years old actually on my 18th birthday I was at their house and Kim baked me a big chocolate chip cookie with a candle in it and I should have brought that picture but they've just been such a blessing to to my life and now to to our marriage in our vision so we're excited to share with you guys tonight just so you guys aren't too distracted this thing is a negative pressure wound therapy pump just so you don't have to think about that the rest of the night what is that thing it's a temporary thing and I'll be done with it soon so before we start I just want pray Lord we're just so thankful for Calvary Chapel for sin and just the vision that you've given them for the nation's and for reaching the lost and just for for wanting to gain your heart Lord now we thank you for just the invitation that you give us to partner with us to partner with you in and what you're doing for it and I just pray that you would speak tonight Lord and just encourage us all that your plan will come to pass and they you're faithful and that we can feel confident stepping out on that faithfulness you Jesus name oh sorry got there okay so before I get into what we're gonna be like what our ministry is going to be I just wanted to step back a little bit and look at kind of the before we talk about our story talk about what God's story is as far as reaching the nation's so Colossians 1 verses 15 to 20 talking about Christ it says that he is the image that the invisible God the firstborn over all creation for by him all things were created that are in heaven and on earth visible and invisible whether Thrones or dominions or principalities or powers all things were created through him and for him and he is before all things and in him all things consist and he is the head of the body at the church who is the beginning the firstborn from the dead that in all things he may have the preeminence for it pleased the father that in him all the fullness should dwell and by him to reconcile all things to himself by him whether things on earth or things in heaven having made peace through the blood of his cross and so in a big sense that's kind of a summary of God's purpose that he created everything and that everything belongs to him and that God's plan is all for all the the worship to be directed towards Christ and so as we look through the Bible with that as kind of the perspective what we see is we see the fall we see the first sacrifice we see the law the prophets the coming of Jesus all of that is part of God's plan to reconcile us to himself and that's the truth that changed my life and that's the good news the thing with the good news is that it hasn't been everywhere yet Jesus said it is finished but he was only talking about payment for the penalty of sin there's still work to do but this work God invited us to participate in he gave us a chance to be a part of that work of spreading that good news so in Matthew 28:18 through 20 Jesus came and spoke to them his disciples saying all Authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth go therefore and make disciples all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even to the end of the age so sorry I should have figured this out before I was my turn so Caleb was talking about people groups and so I would like to talk a little bit more about people groups just so we can be all on the same page here moving forward sorry if you guys already know all this but in the Great Commission most of our translations say all nations which when we think of all nations we think of a political map the country of Turkey that country of Canada and the truth is when Jesus said those words into all nations nations is actually Ethne and it's more like an ethnic group which in missions we refer to as a people group so a people group shares a common language history cultures belief they have a common identity and there can be hundreds of people groups within a political nation so when we're talking about the Great Commission it's a little more helpful to use the words people group instead of all nations because it it's more accurate so when we're so there's people groups and then there are unreached people groups so the way that unreached people groups are defined is they can't reach themselves they don't the the Christian population is so small that without outside help the gospel will not spread within the culture so people living in an unreached people group are the odds are they're going to live and die without ever hearing about Jesus without people coming from outside and helping to launch a movement so that's really the strategic focus of what we're trying to do and so just to give like a general idea of what we're looking at here for unreached people groups there's over 7,000 in the world today unreached people groups which numbers-wise just in population is about 3.2 billion about 41 almost 42 percent of the population of the world so we're talking about a lot of people who have no access really going about their daily lives they're never going to probably meet a Christian or pass a church or hear it on the radio or anything like that so that's really what our heart is and so just so I'm gonna yeah yeah so um I grew up in a very emissions minded Church I'm hearing about unreached people groups and really having a heart for that and my pastor and my dad with they went on these trips to Burma and I don't know if you guys are familiar with the politics and things that are going on in Burma but it's really bad and it's been really bad for a long time a lot of oppression there's a lot of ethnic tensions so there's there's I think 150 people groups in Burma and 70 or nationally-recognized yes so the government has been very oppressive towards its own people because they don't consider them their own people because they're a different ethnic group and the way that the lines were drawn those other people groups are in those boundaries and so they're being taken advantage of and killed and so land that was traditionally and historically theirs is being taken away so all of these numbers and things didn't really like you feel bad about it but when it has like a story and a face to just the the hurt that's there and the need that's there I feel like that had the biggest impact on me in feeling led to pursue missions my dad participated in this art project for children with partners relief in development and they got to basically draw their story and just seeing those drawings many of these children had their families killed in front of them and it really like still obviously it was a burden that just stayed with me and I felt like I'm never going to have peace if I don't do something and so I started doing short-term trips to Burma which got longer and longer and I worked with partners relief in development they did a like a trauma and triage care course for nationals there to help them just medically treat their own people and so and then that led to working with another organization called free Burma Rangers and I felt like that really that last trip with them was such an eye-opener for me and I feel like God touched my heart like I had such a passion for language and learning language and communicating and I felt like I want to do linguistics and I feel like God is calling me to participate in in that way and so I went decided to go back to school and just yes yeah so well just as we're talking about Bible translation also just the need that's there beyond like an unreached people group there's also Bible list people's there's just over 7,000 languages in the world today and about 1,600 of them have zero Scripture so 114 million people who don't have a single word of the Bible in their own language and that was another eye-opener for me I'm feeling like I want to be involved in Bible translation that's that's what I want to do and so I decided to go back to school to viola and but I had some time that I was going to go back to Burma and it didn't work out so I was offered an internship in Kosovo and I was kind of disappointed I didn't really want it but I took it and so didn't really think it would have long-term impact in my life but but it did yeah talk about that later yeah so for me I grew up in so Julie grew up in Calvary Chapel Marietta with Brian Bell as her pastor I grew up at Calvary Chapel Huntington Beach Refuge with Bill Welsh and so from a young age I wanted to love the Lord I heard a lot about missionaries I saw my Sunday School teachers go off to the missions field and they're still out there and so I had a lot of examples of missionaries from a really early age and it's one of those things where like I read the you know why wham missions biographies for kids and all that and I thought it would be great if I could be a missionary but a part of me felt like you know I'm never gonna do that I'm such a cautious person I don't like to take risks missions is not for me but as my heart for the Lord started to grow which is through high school that developed into a heart for God's people as well and I was interested in discipleship thought maybe I still want to be a pastor someday and so I decided to go to Bible College and hungry where I met Caleb and so just kind of a marker for our timelines Julia's first trip to Burma was in 2012 and that was when I first went out to hungry and so God kind of started us on that path around the same time so I really I love my time in hungry I stay there for the whole three years of the program and I grew a lot of Caleb impacted me a lot and just through my time there I started to see the needs of under reached areas because you know I'm I grew up in Orange County there's churches everywhere there's too many churches but then to be in parts of Europe where there wasn't you know you couldn't be sure that there was a Bible teaching Church in every city or even a church in every city and then as I started to go on the different outreaches I ended up in Kosovo where I saw this is a Muslim country with very few churches very Hubel eavers i and i started to see that a heart for god's people shouldn't stop with the people that are in the church because when Jesus is talking about how he's the Good Shepherd he's talking to someone just cast out of the synagogue and he tells him there's people that aren't in my walk yet that I'm gonna go and I'm gonna call them and I started to see that if I really cared about God's people it wouldn't stop with people in the church that that calling needs to go out and that really became real for me on not in Kosovo but on my way back from Kosovo on one of my outreaches I was leading the trip and it went well but on the way back I had food poisoning it's a 30 hour train trip and bus trip back so you know you caught up at a border it's snowing in Belgrade and I'm you know dealing with food poisoning type stuff and I get on this bus I'm sitting next to this guy I don't know if he speaks in English and I'm like I'm just trying not to throw up on anyone it's the weakest that I've ever felt and I was thinking I don't know about this whole thing maybe I'm not that useful and the guy next to me starts talking to me he speaks English and over the next three hours I was able to share the gospel with him and he had all these questions and you know how it is when you're dehydrated and you have food poisoning you know you feel really sluggish and your thoughts and you know you kind of can't quite finish sentences and all that as soon as he started talking to me all that was gone and I thought clearly it was there were no bites in the bus so I couldn't like get the Bible out but somehow I remembered all these passages in the New and Old Testament and he was totally interested in he ended the conversation by saying no one's ever told me this before I've never known who Jesus was or what Jesus did and this isn't like my life is never gonna be the same because of this news he got off the bus and suddenly I was sick again and since that moment I've realized that I can't his name was Lazar it's like Macedonian version of Lazarus which we see in the Bible and just that experience was kind of Caleb uses this term being ruined for the ordinary and that was my being ruined for the ordinary I knew that while people like that were around I don't think that I could be satisfied being in a heavily reached area and so that cemented my decision to pursue missions and so after I graduated from hungry I moved to Kosovo and I got involved in ministry there where a church that had been planted by Americans was turning over to Kosovars I was supporting the close of our pastor and leadership as that transition happened and so it was going really well a month later they sent me to the airport to pick up an intern and four years later that intern is my wife you've married 17 months and I didn't think that errand was gonna turn out this way so after meeting we were you know working full-time on a ministry team together we were doing village Bible studies children's program we started the English school with a ministry team there and just we realise that we work really well as a team I got to see her in very tough circumstances we went through the process of language learning together it was funny she is great with vocabulary but she's a perfectionist and doesn't like to make any mistakes and so she can't talk to people when she was learning language I don't have the same memory for vocabulary that she does but I'm okay with making mistakes and so it's funny between the two of us we can have a conversation in Albanian but on our own I didn't have the vocabulary and she didn't have the sentence structure and so just in a lot of ways we got to know each other I got to see her calm under pressure and about four weeks later after a terrible trip to Austria for the missions conference and back with our ministry team which involved international law changing so that car-rental didn't work a 40-hour trip via public transportation to austria getting on the wrong train sleeping at a bus stop I got to see how unshakable and calm she was and that's when I decided that she was someone that I wanted to pursue and so after working up some courage I decided okay today is the day that I'm gonna tell her that morning we were going on a run together and she just starts talking and she tells me you know I don't really see myself ever dating or getting married so I told her anyway about three hours later and then two months after that we decided to start dating and it was it's been great however there was one issue well well okay is that one big ones the biggest like I don't know road block that we saw was that we both had very different ideas of where God was calling us I felt like Kosovo's a side trip I'm not staying here like I'm gonna go back I'm gonna finish I'm gonna go to Burma to work with oppressed ethnic minorities and like you he's never been to Asia like he was totally happy in Kosovo he has such a heart for Muslims and church-planting and I was like this isn't gonna work and so we're like okay we really feel like we're gonna move forward dating and see what God does and so my first semester viola at the missions conference we met a representative from Pioneer Bible Translators and most other missions organizations either focus on Bible translation or church planting so you don't really get to work together if you want to do those two separate things and Pioneer Bible Translators does those two things together so they focus on where unreached people groups and Bible is people groups overlap so they call it like the least reached spiritual poverty explain extreme spiritual poverty so focusing on those really left out areas that really have nothing and no access so they just give those areas the the highest priority and I don't know if you can see them oh yeah it's big enough so there's about 900 different groups that fit into that category of no churches and no Scripture yeah and those are the ones that they focus on and they do that through the two together so they want to see the Bible translated but they also want it they want to see it in use so they what's the so they say the biggest tragedy besides like not having a Bible as people as having a people less Bible so if you just translate the Bible and throw it out a window and no one can read it because they're not literate or they don't know what it means or why it's there they don't want it because they're all Muslim right so they really work on those two things together along with community development and whatever else is really needed in that situation so we started going down the road with pioneer Bible Translators and it was like it was perfect we felt like immediately like they were family like exactly what we if we could have made a perfect missions organization to join I think you know they would have exceeded that even so their their mission statement is to disciple the Bible lists and to provide enduring access to God's Word so to see it in a generational continued generationally and long terms like a network of indigenous churches that are multiplying and using the Bible to do that so whatever they have to do to make that happen literacy Bible storing anything like that so so we were making all these decisions while we were dating which was interesting we felt like there was a lot of pressure to find the right organization we felt like this is it we found the one however because of my interest in Muslims I was you know you kind of expect yourself to be working in the Middle East at some point and she was thinking about like she loves Southeast Asia she loved Burmese minority people and so we got the organization picked out but there's still nine different people groups to choose from like 900 potential projects and there's the projects that have already been started there's the projects that haven't started yet and so it's like okay we've got one decision down now before we get married let's try to decide which one of these nine hundred groups to work with and for a long time it seemed like there wasn't any overlap but as we were praying through this decision and a few months before our wedding the rahaga came on to the news I don't know if you guys have heard them you've probably heard them called the Ranga but they are a Muslim minority of Burma the UN has called them the most persecuted minority group in the world and their situation is like Julie was saying they're one of those minorities that the Burmese people don't consider Burmese because you know they have more Indian type ancestry their language is very different their religion is different they just don't fit in and they don't want to become Burmese they don't want to become Buddhists they don't want to speak the language they don't want to give up their land and so there's been tension there for a long time especially since the 80s but all that kind of came to a head in August 2017 when the Burma Army started carrying out a campaign of genocide against them and so ever since they've been fleeing as refugees there's close to 2 million ranjit globally and nearly all of those were living in Burma up to a few years ago but now there's hardly any left I've seen maybe like a hundred and fifty thousand of them that are left scattered throughout Burma all of them all the others are refugees in different places most of which are in Bangladesh where there's this actually is an old slide it's closer to a million and a half refugees that are in refugee camps on the coast of Bangladesh so where is Bangladesh because I know geographies kind of hard and it used to be east of Pakistan so it's the little red dot there and actually this is an interesting graphic because it that the red region has more people than all the blue on the map so Bangladesh is the size of Iowa but it has the eighth highest population in the world so they're severely overcrowded they don't have very good support infrastructure they're extremely impoverished they're not in the position to be supporting an extra million and a half people who have nothing who are escaping war and violence and so because of the situation in Burma missionaries can't get there because you know they're trying to hide their minorities from the world they're trying to hide all the things that are happening so they won't even let the Red Cross and much less Bible Translators and so now that they're in Bangladesh and Bangladesh is saying well this is a huge problem that we're not equipped to handle and so they're saying anyone who can help come on and help and so the UN's been their partners relief in development has been there a lot of different organizations have been moving there and our organization is looking into and working towards starting a branch there and that's what we'll be we'll be working on oh yeah so still Bangladesh is a Muslim country and so they're trying to bring developers in but there's not a spot in their system for missionary visas because they just don't want people like that there which is why we're doing some additional training which Julie will explain yeah sorry so in along with the Bible translation which is actually taking place in Austria with some refugees that are there the let me back up because of the oppression in Burma all the ethnic minorities are not allowed to learn their own language in school so most of if not all of the revenge' cannot read or write they haven't had an alphabet I think about 20 years ago they had people working on an alphabet there's about five different alphabets out there for them and I don't they must have picked one but most of them are still not literate so getting the Bible translated is great but then they can't read it so in addition to that the situation in the camp camps is dangerous and unhealthy the in Bangladesh is prone to like monsoon season so they have tarps in bamboo and little shelters and stuff and latrines that are just holes so when it floods everybody gets sick so so they also have over the last few months they've had a like a little baby boom because of the mistreatment of women coming from fleeing the Burma Army the rape is one of the things that they're known for so now they have all these new babies and have nutrition health issues just like crazy so they need developers to come in and start to work towards solutions to these short-term problems like keeping them alive and then they also need literacy developers to come in and teach them how to read starting with their own language because it's so much harder to learn to read in a second language once they are literate in their own language it'll be easier for them to pick up another one and it also gives them a little bit more this sounds bad but value as far as up yeah upward social mobility so if another country is looking at them saying can we take these people they're a little more likely to do that if they know how to read if they're all just illiterate and they are farmers and they can't do much else a country is not going to really want to take them because they're just gonna be dead weight basically in society they're their whole yeah well another problem with the rehén jaw is that they don't have citizenship in any country usually when there's a refugee crisis there's a process of like okay we're gonna work towards a solution back home to get you back the thing is Burma doesn't recognize them as citizens they don't have birth certificates they don't have passports like adoptions out of the question there's all these problems and so there's not the usual solution of okay okay wait about five years you know things calm down go back that might not be on the table for them and so at some point there's gonna have to be a solution where they will need social mobility for countries to be more considerate of them yeah and that just being able to read will give them an advantage in wherever they end up and it also preserves their language and their culture and the way their their way of life is very unlikely to continue pasts past this once they're settled into other countries their children will likely speak the national language and in a couple generations it it could be a lost language or a dead language so this is also just giving value to who they are as a people then so I'm going to be doing the literacy development we have still have some more training to do we're going to be moving to Texas next month and finishing up our training ryan is going to be studying community development and just trying to round that out as much as possible because we're not really sure yet what exactly they need or what projects will be available so and then in addition to that all the organizations are requesting like counselors and therapy because the camps are becoming increasingly violent and mental health has been a serious issue just because of the trauma that basically everyone there has endured and so coming out of it they they need help and that will also be a great opportunity for us to share the gospel with them and give them hope in that way also so that's the the next couple steps for us the training that we'll be doing kind of the why behind that and then Ryan's going to talk about how that ties into the Bible translation so yeah those are the roles that we're going to be carrying out for the most part of doing literacy development and community development you might say how is that missions well that falls into a category that pioneer Bible Translators calls scripture impact a lot of Translational organizations talk about scripture engagement or needing to get what's being produced and translated into the hands of people and to beget it to be used pioneer oil translators wants to take that a step further and not just getting the scripture engaged in with the culture but to see it start to transform communities so it's truly mentioned the translation project is happening off-site in in Europe and because of the situation of the camps like you can't you can't go there's a tourist you need to be a developer you can't go there as a translator you can't go there as a missionary and so the translators have no access to get in and out of the camps and so what they're producing with their translation they're working with a small number of refugees they have no idea if that dialect is going to be useable on a wider scale and this translation has been going on for a long time but because of the access issues that they've had they've made almost no progress they are probably going to be releasing their first rough draft of Luke which is their first book that they've done and that's probably going to come out sometime this summer and so they've made almost no progress because there's no way to get it in use to introduce it to the community and so what scripture impact does is they're kind of the the gateway of Scripture into the canoe so first of all we'll have access to the camp's because of our development roles but then also with Julie doing literacy classes think about it they're an oral culture they don't have their own books and so guess what they're gonna be learning to read in their literacy classes yeah we're the ones in translating a book there you go yeah so they are going to be reading Bible stories and that's actually going to be something that they'll be really excited to receive because the Bible like a lot of the characters will be familiar with them from the Quran so a thing you might not know about the Quran is that it's not supposed to be translated ever and so it's only ever in Arabic and so even though people study Arabic to a degree so that they can learn to recite and memorize prayers they don't comprehend it at all so even though they have a holy book it's not a holy book that they can use and so for them to learn the skill of reading and then to have spiritual stories with characters that they know that's going to be something that they are really excited to receive and so through that Julie will be able to get their feedback from the classes get that to the translators and have them revise their translations to see that it's more usable and then also it's just an entry point and then for me with community development I just what the network's at all have by doing like nutrition projects and sanitation projects and all these different things as people are starting to come the Lord I'm also doing training as you know cross-cultural church planter to where as people are coming to the Lord I can help facilitate and kind of guide them as they start churches as they start discovery Bible studies as they learn how what that looks like and how to reproduce that and so I'll have big facilitation role in the camps as well so that's gonna be our our purpose in the camps so we're not we're not the translators but we are gonna be the the gateway of Scripture into the right Anja two million people who've never had access to the Word of God they've never been reached by missionaries and when I think about the truths that I've had my whole life from Scripture that they've never heard think about it they're they're refugees they don't have citizenship and here we are reading about our supposition citizenship in heaven all the time or like the story of you know Jesus telling the man I'm the Good Shepherd they've been rejected no one wants them they're not a part of any flock but here Jesus is wanting to invite them in and just things like that where after being so rejected and alone just the belonging that they can have in Christ that's gonna be good news to them in a whole nother way on top of how good that news is to us and so we're really excited for that aspect so a project like this how long does it take here I need to check and see if we have any other slides because I'm forgetting no not yet okay so how long does a project like this take usually somewhere between 10 and 30 years because the goal pioneer Bible Translators stays there until an entire Bible is available to the people and it's being used by multiple churches that have reproduced into the third generation and so that's what they want to see get going and sometimes that takes 10 to 15 years sometimes it takes 20 to 30 years we're committing to this project and so you know health and you know survival you know pending then we'll see this project through and our hope is to to work on other projects within Bangladesh after this because there's over 300 people groups in Bangladesh nearly all of them unreached to a very severe level so it's a big project we can't do this alone we're looking forward to the team that we're gonna have on the field that there's some other people and Pioneer Bible Translators that are preparing to launch into this field and then there's some other organizations there already that we're gonna be partnering with and so there's that going on and we're very excited about the team element of that I wouldn't want to go into something like this by ourselves but then beyond that we also need a team back here and we've just been so blessed by the partnerships that we've been able to have with different churches and people people who have wanted to invest in in the projects who wanted to take part in something somewhere where they can't be and so we're really grateful to our Chapel Fortin for their decision to partner with us financially and just in prayer and it's it's just been such a blessing and we feel very supportive and loved and it's like I said earlier this isn't something that I ever saw myself doing but what we've both experienced in our lives is as we've taken small steps we've seen God be faithful and I've as we've taken the next step we've seen God be faithful not to and so even though this is our biggest step yet it's it's something that we know that his faithfulness is big enough for and so he's been showing us his faithfulness in the season of building a team of partners and it's just been such a blessing and so we want to encourage you to look for ways to just participate in the Great Commission I know that it's it's a blessing to serve in the local church and it's a calling that we all have but still I've encouraged you to just find ways to participate in the things that are going on with the Great Commission because it really is a blessing and it's just been a stretching experience for us and something that we're really looking forward to and so our hope is that our relationship with our Travelport in with other churches where people will just be an encouragement as you see us walking in faith and seeing well there they go wow that's really being faithful to them and that's that's our goal and our goal is to see their hinder reached and we're so excited to be there we're going to be moving to Texas to finish our training and prayer of yousuf platform we're gonna be doing that next month and then we'll be launching to Bangladesh around the end of 2020 so next year and so we're we're very excited about that if you'd like to learn more we'd love to get to know you guys and to meet you you can sign up for a newsletter take our prayer cards if you have any questions about maybe partnering with us we can give you information on that as well but we're just really thankful for this opportunity and in closing I just want to get back to the big story that we started out with with God's project of reconciling the world to himself and caleb already used this verse and i put the wrong reference up there it's matthew 24:14 not 18 my bad and so jesus said this and this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come does that mean that after we finish reaching every tribe and tongue that the rapture will happen that's a question for your pastors not for me so ask Caleb Eskridge so we're working on one project and could take 10 to 30 years what about the other 899 in those areas well pioneer Bible Translators and has worked with Wickliffe and other organizations to look at what will it take and at the rate that they're going with recruitment with finishing current projects with all these things as they look forward using like algorithms and all that math stuff that I can't do here's what they're saying that in 11 years by 2030 every translation project so every language that needs a translation the project will be started that's so soon and by 2050 every language in the world should have a finished New Testament we don't have it on there but they project that by 2075 every language will have a complete Bible as well as years of development in church planting to go along with that and so by 2075 we should see every tribe every people group with the Bible in their hands and with churches to to minister that to themselves and that's exciting that's so exciting that just this next generation gets to to witness that step and so just in closing something that always gives us hope is in Revelation chapter 7 so revelation you know John he's shown the future he's shown a vision of what heaven will be and this is what he sees not for these things I looked and behold a great multitude which no one could number of all nations tribes peoples and tongues standing before the throne and before the lamb clothed with white robes with palm branches in their hands and crying out and with a loud voice saying salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne and to the lamb and that's that's how the story wraps up that everything under heaven and in heaven will be reconciled and everyone will worship and that's that's what John saw and so we take a lot of comfort in that thinking like I don't know how qualified we are to go and you know reach these people but the thing is is that we know that they were hinge a are their John heard we hinge of people praising God in that way and we're we're so excited to be a part of that and it's it's a blessing that God's called his whole church to and it's it's what he left us here for and so we're we're making progress and we're gonna be there soon and we're so thankful for this opportunity to come and share with you guys to encourage you and we're thankful for just your prayer and support and thank you whew how does that get you guys excited just a little bit um you know while we've got a little bit of time left just answer like we're gonna get out early no Caleb's coming back up so I did promise we try to wrap up with two things number one we want to take a second and just pray for this where his face was the verse that I had gonna come back up with revelation 7:9 you know every tongue tribe and nation that and I love that thing that John saw God saw that gave him that vision that there will be some and each people group and that's part of this work of faith to say he has just like in Corinth I have many in this city God knows the ones that he's prepared for salvation but there's a work of faith for this next generation to be a part of him and like the book of Acts our church you know gets to now partner with these that are saying I'll go to what will be the ends of the earth and as you read through Paul's letter he talks about this mutual partnership in the gospel you know where we get to harvest with you in the things that are going on and that is both financial but it's also prayerful as every Olivia Daniel all the missionaries in here will tell you man that prayer makes a huge difference I think it's Piper who's like well you can either he says there's three options you can either win or he's like you can go you can send or you can disobey really oh that one's harsh um but like really engaging as he said like we all get to partner in the Great Commission whether through this partnership of prayer and finances through the action of going but it's something we've all been called to as a church so we're super excited to be a part of what what really is kind of like when when the Macedonian call went out you're talking about an unreached group with the gospel for the first time and if you read through the book of Acts Thessalonica Philip out to these to us it doesn't sound like a big deal but these were the major population centers of the day it's as if Paul and those guys got together and said let's go knock on the devil's doorstep and these places these major population centers to say how can we get the gospel there and watch it go out and so to hear that some of these population centers Bangladesh etc there's people whom God is stirring up it's exciting so what I want to do two things I want to close out with number one let's just take a second with a partner maybe one maybe two people next to you let's just stop and let's pray for this work that God wants to do in Bangladesh and for the row hinge of people for the gospel to go out for people to get saved for just as it says when Jesus and I will build my church and the gates of Hell won't prevail we want to pray for that battering ram of the work of the gospel to go and after a few minutes of praying I'd like to bring them back up and if we can just lay hands on them and let's just pray for an anointing for the power of the Holy Spirit for all for God to meet all their needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus Paul is actually talking about missions there and let's just pray for them and God's blessing on them as they prepare to to launch and go and we'll close out with that anybody we good with that so let's just do that let's grab a partner for a minute and let's pray for the work that God's gonna do in Bangladesh and and then we'll switch gears and pray for Ryan and Julie all right so grab a partner and let's start praying and and we'll switch gears in a minute so Jesus we are just so excited about the things that you desire to do there in Bangladesh and we pray God that she would open the doors that no man can shut Lord that you would bind the enemy from all he's gonna want to do to stop the advance of the gospel and we do we pray for those Lord who you have already prepared for that moment to hear the gospel Lord like a Cornelius who was waiting for Peter just to come in here meeting before he could finish the gospel the Holy Spirit fell and and we pray Lord that there will be those moments where row hinge of people or will will hear the gospel and lives will be changed the Holy Spirit will be poured out more than that corner of the world will be lit on fire for the gospel that missionaries and church planters will just will come out Lord and maybe even find their way back to this part to tell us of the great things that you are doing but God we do we just pray your hand on on Ryan and Julie and we ask on for your protection your provision for them and for their family members as the enemy just wants to do everything possible Lord to rob and kill and destroy and so God we do we just we ask that you would make away and provide every resource Lord as you as you desire to fulfill all these promises that you have placed in our heart thank you Lord to be a part of this church Lord that is looking to be your hands and feet for the sake of the gospel thank you Lord that we can partner with them in this work so god we just give them to you Jesus name Amen so let's bring Ryan and Julie out here for a minute and I'm just gonna ask them you know I've got some other missionaries and pastors and families here we want to get Ryan's parents out here and I'm just gonna ask them you guys to lead out and just let's pray for God's blessing provision protection as they're going over to to Texas and then on to Bangladesh and the whole process and just as you feel led let's let's pray for them and the work that God wants to do in and through them these two beloved's in your hands we're just so grateful for what you did not both in their marriage and their hearts and their life and their minds in their ministry we pray Lord God that you would be a shield about them we know Lord God that when you do a mighty work Lord that the enemy wants to distract and destroy a lure down and prettier your shield protection around them we speak your provision over them we want to thank you Lord Jesus in advance for all the provision they need be no or God by experience that you will provide all of their need mark on regular you'll provide over and beyond their needs our God that you will just be icing them Lord God in their time of Texas and their transitioning their studies and their growing together in their marriage their God be blessing and strengthening them on every level thank you than anything it's possible these thank you so much for that there will be just this the power of the love father that comes over them to not be about timidity father and it will be just a sound – and yes I agree with the distractions or would you just get rid of them in Jesus name father and you would go before every work that they do or thinking that they have the heart for the practicals to God and that you have just laid before them since in foundations of the world that the gifts that they have to be used thank you for choosing each one of them thank you for choosing them to be together and how is pretty you can go before the more we pray for the people that they have such a burden for those I would pray that their hearts will just be open to hear from the Lord God and that we're just going to hear we're gonna hear some really closer and we trust you with that where we have faith that you will move mountains we're good I pray that over their lives Lord Jesus but they will walk in faith Lord when it just seemed almost but if they wouldn't they couldn't do it Lord that you will do it he will do orange juice to receive understand so we we ask God that you would just as you were separating Paul and Barnabus for the task that was before them equipping pouring out your Holy Spirit we asked for a fresh outpouring for Ryan and Julie Lord for affirming the gifts that you have placed in them and for a whole new set of gifts for this adventure that lies before them would you strengthen them in their inner man would you continue to bind them together in their marriage bless their families God is they have this team of people that are praying and investing and are shouldering this with them we pray God that you would continue to bless our church in a way that Lord we can overflow into their life and into their ministry Lord as we do we want to partner in the work of the gospel we pray God that you provide for every resource that you would open the doors with visa situations and government situations so that you had just paved the way Lord as you build together the team and equip Lord all of the resources for the things that you want to do that we trust in you you are the great provider you are the great I am everything that they will need God you already have provided and all of your riches in Christ Jesus so Lord would you help us to remember in these moments not just today well what a special moment to celebrate with them as we affirm this work Lord but God help us remember tomorrow and next week and next month and over the coming months and years God that that they would be heavy on our hearts pray for just that little special connection through the the network of the Holy Spirit that Lord you would bring them to remembrance at times when they're struggling or maybe there's a need and Lord we have some extra blessing and or put them on our hearts that we might be moved to to pray to intercede to give to to just come alongside for the things that you want to do help us Lord to partner with you and utilizing them for all the things that you want to do throughout the globe thank you Lord for this privilege thank you how you've done it in our lives how you're doing it right at Julie's lives and Lord we do we just say to Jesus be the glory and it's in your name we pray all God's people said all right so with that we will get ready to call it an evening but I'd love to give you guys an opportunity as missionaries it's super helpful to get info like prayer lists and things yes we as Calvary Chapel are going to be committing to supporting monthly we're not a huge Church as you guys know so it's not like we're able to change their whole missions world that we have committed long term to be a part of that but I know as Daniel Olivia will all testified that every little bit makes a difference so if you guys ever want to know like because some of you have particularly some of these things on your heart and maybe over and above are different times you want to figure out how you can support them cuz that's what we'll do we'll be pointing you guys to their missions covering at Pioneer Bible translator but feel free to talk with them and get a little bit more information about what their needs are because there's things directly connected to move to Texas and then the big move to Bangladesh and and one last thing that I want to be able to say why are you here maybe gonna answer questions with this but I know we have to be a little bit careful about saying exactly what you're doing and where we're going so some of the acceptable terms are things like Southeast Asia unreached people groups right because these are things that could impact you guys when you go into the country and it's now on you know social media stuff it's people could figure out missionary wise and that could impact visa suffer you right so we want to be cont is anything you want to tell us about how to post what to post and South Asia okay so workers Ryan and Julie Southeast Asia but internally we can be praying for Bangladesh so alright so feel free to spend some time take pictures connect we love them and what we're doing and we're so grateful to the elders here at Kaveri Fullerton under the Calvary family to say we want to be a part of this so hopefully this is a long-term relationship for years to come we're excited for you guys thank you guys all right with that missionary cards yeah they've got stuff in the back yeah prayer cards

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