As 2013 draws to a close, it causes me to reflect on all the wonderful works our Lord has done in the past year.
I believe this has been one of the most fruitful and most fulfilling years for Dawn and me in our 25 years of marriage. We couldn’t wait to move to the border, and dig into the ministry on the San Diego – Tijuana border.
It’s been even better than we imagined!
Not everything has been perfect. We’ve experienced some challenges and setbacks as well, but overall it’s been an outstanding time of ministry.
Rejoicing with our Wonderful Partners
God has given us wonderful partners to serve with here. We love working with Harbor and it’s network of churches north of the border. South of the Border we have a great and growing relationship with Lo Mejor del Trigo and their network of churches. The Lord has opened up some new doors for us as well with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico.
Rejoicing in the Fruit God has Given
Through our partnership with these ministries we’ve seen more than 100 come to Christ in the churches we are directly involved with. Untold hundreds of homeless have been fed and cared for. The poor and unfortunate families have been given hot meals in the name of Christ. Those that were once addicted to drugs have found a Christ-centered drug rehab, and they are healing.
One of the exciting things is that these ministries will only get stronger in 2014. The Lord will extend the reach of the church through his people.
What a privilege it is for Dawn and me to be a part of all that God is doing. That is why we are rejoicing in God’s grace.
In my upcoming posts I’d like to highlight in some more specific ways that we’ve seen God work in 2013. Today I wanted to cast the vision, and give an overview of our Lord’s mighty deeds. We truly see his heart for the border as we live and serve here.
Rejoicing in Christ’s Call
Thank you Jesus for calling us to serve you here, and for moving in such a powerful way. We do cry out and ask you to continue to touch the hearts of men, women and children so that we will see your kingdom extended on the earth.
Consider a Year-End Gift
If you are looking for a fantastic way to give, please consider making a year-end gift to our ministry on the border. You can give online by clicking on this link: https://donations.mtw.org/donate/AddDesignation.aspx?No=11717
In His Grace, Dave