Malawi 2018: Carissa Carns


Dear Family and Friends,Once again, I have the incredible opportunity to serve the missionaries and students at CAPA! This trip is not for my personal pleasure or for the praise of man, but to serve the global church and answer Christ’s commission. I pray that I will be an effective tool by which God can strengthen His church and that I will continue to cultivate a missions-minded perspective—especially as a student on UCLA’s campus. If you are able, please pray that my heart and conduct would please the Lord while serving in this unique capacity overseas.This summer, our team returns to Malawi to partner with Jim Ayres and Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA). This is CAPA's fifth year, and it recently passed a major milestone: the graduation of its first Master of Divinity (M.Div) class! In April, there were 16 students who graduated from the three-year M.Div program, and 25 who graduated from the oneyear program in expository preaching. During our trip, our primary role will be to interview the students to put their testimonies and prayer requests on CAPA's website (, so that supporters can get to know them. In addition, we will provide some needed maintenance on the seminary library. It is our joy to serve those who have gone out for the sake of the name (3 John 7-8), and we thank God for this opportunity!PRAYER NEEDSThat the students would learn to study, practice, and teach God's Word this coming school year. That we would be humble and servant-hearted, as Christ is. That we'd be an encouragement to the Ayres family and other missionaries. That we'd grow in our love for God and His great commission.GET UPDATEIf you would like to stay updated with this trip, please enter your email into this form! Thank you in advance for your prayers and support!HOW TO DONATEWe are well aware that the success of this trip is dependent on the Lord and your prayer support. Along with your prayers, if you would like to partner with us financially, please send a check payable to Grace Community Church with “For the team of Carissa Carns” in the memo line. Or go to where you can make donations via credit card. Your tax-deductible donation will go toward covering the costs of the trip, which is about $3,200 per person.Thank you all! In Christ,Carissa Carns