January '19 Update

Off to the Philippines

Tina and I are now prepared for our first trip of 2019 to the Northern part of the Philippines, in the region of Luzon. We will be spending one week in Baguio City and one week in the Manila area.

 Your prayers would be greatly appreciated as we both will be very busy. I will be doing training in expository preaching and preaching myself (at least 9 messages are currently on the schedule). Tina will also be teaching the ladies at the marriage conferences as well as a group of pastors’ wives. I have included our itinerary so that you can know how to pray for us each day.

The island nation of the Philippines with Baguio and Manila shown within the circled area.

The island nation of the Philippines with Baguio and Manila shown within the circled area.


Feb 1-3 | Travel to Baguio City

Feb 4-8 | Tim teaching module 5 of expository preaching program at Guiding Light Christian Church (GLCC); Tina meeting with pastors’ wives and participating in local outreach

Feb 8-9 | Tim & Tina teaching at GLCC Marriage Conference

Feb 10 | Tim preaching at GLCC in the morning and evening services

Feb 11 | Travel to Manila

Feb 12 | Meetings with local churches in the Manila area to discuss missions opportunities

Feb 13 | All day meeting with the TMAI missionaries for The Expositor's Academy (TEA)

Feb 14 | Meetings with several pastors to the south of Manila to discuss potential future training

Feb 15 | Rest day and preparation for weekend

Feb 16 | Tim & Tina teaching at couple's banquet for Higher Rock Christian Church (HRCC)

Feb 17 | Tim preaching anniversary service at HRCC then travel back to Los Angeles 

Thank You from Gideon Manda

This month I also had the opportunity to meet with a dear brother from Malawi, Gideon Manda. He serves as Dean of Students on the faculty at the Central African Preach Academy (CAPA) where I go to teach each year. The Lord has provided him the opportunity to take the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master’s Seminary (the same one that I recently completed). While he was here, he recorded this for TMAI. Please keep him in your prayers.

Specific Prayer Requests

  • Pray for health and safety during our travels.

  • Pray that God would use the training to equip the pastors to be more faithful shepherds of the flock.

  • Pray that Tina and I would teach God's word accurately and clearly to the couples at the conference and banquet to strengthen their marriages.

  • Pray for Brie while we are gone -- transportation and taking care of herself.

  • Also, please keep praying for God to bring in the remaining support that we need. We are still short of the goal by about $1200/month.

If You Wish to Support Us

If the Lord leads you to support this ministry, you can do so online or by check.

  1. Credit Card: go to our GMI link. Note that GMI covers all online expenses so that 100% of your donation goes to our support.

  2. Check: make it payable to “GMI” and write “Tim Carns” on the memo line. Then mail it to Grace Ministries International, 13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.