About Us

Dave & Dawn in Chula Vista

My wife, Dawn and I, Dave have served in missions for more than 20 years. We lived in Mexico City over a period of 10 years with our three children, David, Jr., Jonathan and Hannah. Dawn and I were involved in evangelism and discipleship, planting new churches with Mission to the World (MTW). We also worked with a number of short-term teams and interns. Things that we are still passionate about today!

Now we live on the U.S./Mexico border. The Lord is raising up a new team in the bi-national city of San Diego – Tijuana. Pray with us that the Lord will raise up a strong team of leaders to join us in this work. Our focus is on partnering with others to see a renewed city and a revived border (Isaiah 61:1-4).

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound… They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.” (Isaiah 61:1,2,4 ESV)

This ministry came out of MTW’s Border Evangelism and Mercy Ministries (BEAMM) Team. Our vision is to see the Lord work in such a way that the bi-national city of San Diego – Tijuana will be renewed, and that the border will be revived. This will take place as like minded ministries serve together to so fill San Diego – Tijuana with gospel-centered churches, so that the whole region is transformed spiritually, socially and culturally. See vision more on vision here…

BEAMM laid the foundation for what we continue to do today. Our prayer is that many will be reached with the gospel of grace, and God’s Kingdom will expand on the border and beyond. We need many friends and churches to join us in this effort.

We have three wonderful children: David, Jr., Jonathan and Hannah.

Jonathan, Hannah & David Jr.

Comments
  1. Naphtali says:

    Looks like you have a wonderful family and mission from God! I have relatives that were missionaries in Mexico years ago. Their children have also been missionaries in Bosnia, Holland, Germany and one now works for Samaritan’s Purse traveling all over the world doing film. He is one of a few Americans that gets into Cuba on a regular basis.

    Prayers for you and your work for the Lord!

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  2. Josh Ingram says:

    Thanks for “liking” my post! I understand Mexico’s a pretty hot place right now. Lots of God’s power needed to clean it up. This might sound like a dumb and/or pointed question (and I hope this doesn’t sound too naive) but, do you think it can be done? Of course it’s rhetorical, “with God all things are possible”, so yeah.

    You guys’ll definitely be in my prayers.

    God bless you all. Josh (Medford, Oregon)

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    • Yes the border is a challenging place right now, and I agree with God all things are possible. I think too that without the Lord’s intervening grace there is no hope – no hope for lasting peace, or significant change. It may take some time, but I do pray that we will begin to see transformation on the border as the gospel invades the land.

      Thanks, Dave

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  3. Debbie says:

    God bless you and your ministry!

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  4. Open Door says:

    I haven’t explored other blogs (mostly lack of time because of my travel schedule). I checked yours out because you “liked” my entry about our day trip to Colorado Springs.
    I am a missionary to missionaries in Europe–encouraging them. You can read about it on our website: http://www.barnabaseuropeanministries.org/. And even if my call is Europe, I would also like to pray for your ministry–after all, we’re all on the same team. You can contact me through our website. God bless you! Al

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  5. Thanks for “liking” my blog. Looks like you have a beautiful family and an exciting path to following our Lord. Many blessings on your work and ministry.

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  6. Checking out your blog and decided to “follow” you. Praying the Lord will use you and your ministry to spread the Good News to a lost and dying world. God bless you!

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  7. Lester says:

    Dave and Dawn I am happy for you and your 3 children. Thank you for responding to my post on my blog “Listening to God”. I wish you all the best in saving souls in your new endeavour along the Mexican border. I see on your blog that you were kidnapped – but you are all ok and I am glad that you came out safely. Bless you all and may God provide abundantly for you and your families needs…… We love God.
    Regards; Lester.

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  8. selah says:

    may the Lord bless you in your ministry.. thank you for visiting my blog the Dappled Path and for liking Shout to the Lord..

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  9. Thanks for your encouragement re my blog. May God continue to bless you guys in your mission work.

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  10. Thank you for stopping by my page which I just began tonight. What a lovely family and exciting ministry you guys do! God Bless as you bring many to him!

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  11. Becca says:

    Thank you so much for liking my post! I was pleased to see that you are a missionary, as that seems to be pounding on my hearts door as well. God bless!

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  12. Thanks for reading and liking my blog. I pray your ministry on the border flourishes. That area is where my fist short term missions trip were years ago.

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  13. Wow! You liked my blog post just minutes after I posted it. Thank you so much for appreciating what I had to say. And your ministry is awesome. Good luck with it. I’ll be following you!

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  14. peacebringer says:

    THanks for the “likes” on my blog. Glad you find the blog articles uplifting and challenging. May God bless you as you seek to follow him.

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  15. You have such a beautiful family. I love what y’all are doing. It is truly awesome Dave.

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  16. What a beautiful family! Praying this morning for God’s favor to surround your ministry. God bless you as you walk in faith and partner with God to help set captives free.

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  17. Kim says:

    Thanks for liking my post “Hope for the Suicidal”. May the Lord bless, keep, protect, strengthen and encourage you and your family as you seek to establish His Kingdom in the hearts of the people of Mexico……..Shalom!…….Kim

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  18. Solotune says:

    Thanks for liking my post “Hear Me”. Am very much comforted to get a response though I know our Lord has spoken:) May you be blessed in doing His work.

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  19. PAPS4DIVAS says:

    What A Beautiful Family You Have. May God Bless You And Your Ministry.

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  20. I saw that you liked one of my blog entries and I wanted to thank you. I’m honored that you visited me. God bless your ministry and may He produce much fruit through your efforts!

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  21. I’ll be following brother

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  22. Thanking you for visiting The White Stone and thank you for the ministry/work you and your family do for the Kingdom of God. It’s an honor to pray for you,especially with the upcoming ESL tomorrow. Please blog a report as you can. Blessings!!

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  23. Pastor Nick says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog. Keep up the great work bring the Good News to Mexico. I will pray for you and the work.

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  24. ravinggrace says:

    Awesome work guys. Peace be with you.

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  25. Gospel Line says:

    Thanks for “liking” my blog. Excited about the church planting outreach you have envisioned for the U.S. Mexican border. Gospel Line supports world missions by sending a one time carton of Bible tracts (native language) and supplies to various missions. We sent one to Casa Hogar Children’s Home in Oaxaca, Mexico, and perhaps we can work with your ministry in the near future. Email me at gospelline@sbcglobal.net if interested. Will pray for your ministry….

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  26. Thank you for being the very first “like” to our blog, ProverbialThought.com. I hope it was a blessing to you, as we hope it will be to many others.

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  27. sofichick says:

    What an amazing mindset you and your family have…and that you are doing it together – as a family! God bless you and your efforts. I am linking your site on my blog to encourage others to visit your blog.

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  28. lovely family! God bless y’all 🙂

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  29. I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Learn more about the award:http://annasonelife.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/versatile-blogger-award/

    May God Bless you!
    Anna

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  30. Thank you for checking out my blog. Nice to meet you.
    A while ago I had a dream in which I kept seeing the word tecate. Now I have never been to your part of the world, so I thought perhaps it was a Latin word, silly me. I had to look it up. When I learned it was a border town near Tijuana, I took time to pray for it. May you bless the Lord’s ministry to these precious people.
    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace”

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  31. Debbie Wiles says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I’m glad to have the chance to get to know yours 🙂

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  32. Carri Worton says:

    I will be praying for you as you seek the heart of Papa, to know his will, and see his faithfulness as you pursue his desire!

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  33. Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. Your encouragement is appreciated as you are obviously heavily involved in your work.

    Keep on keeping on.

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  34. Thanks for stopping through my blog!
    I’ll be following your journeys 😛

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  35. Cristal says:

    I am thankful to have found you. About this time last year, I began sensing God speaking to me about going to Mexico. I figured it was the border (we’re in Texas). My husband and I began praying. Long story made short: we ended up in Durango, Mexico ministering to an unknown missionary family for a week (not quite the border…LOL!). We were told we were crazy. And a minister (not ours) even told my husband he wasn’t being “wise” by bringing his family into a place where bodies were being unearthed (killed by drug cartel). But, to say we weren’t using wisdom by following God is foolish. The safest place to be is in the God’s will.

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    • Sounds like you have a great work in Durango. How long have you been there? Are you there now? I pray the Lord continues to use you where you have

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      • Cristal says:

        No, we’re not there. And, to be honest, we never figured out (in our human minds) why God sent us. We hooked up with a relatively new missionary family (who’d left everything in Texas to minister to the people of Durango and we heard about through a friend of a friend). They were shocked four strangers would travel two days to come help them. So were we! 😉

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      • I’m sure the Lord used you to encourage those you met there. Sometimes God does lead us in ways that on the surface may not make sense.

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  36. 2b14u says:

    I enjoyed reading your post about moving forward on your knees. We are launching our Hispanic Plant this Sunday in Foley, Alabama and my youngest is graduating in May too. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. isaiah43123 says:

    Thanks for stopping by My Hmmm Collection and clicking the Like button. May God give you all you need to carry out His mission along the border.
    Keep the Faith!

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  38. diligent57 says:

    It’s a most wonderful thing that you and your family is pressing into enemy lines together! Great Blog!

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  39. diligent57 says:

    Great blessing you are passing on to others. Thanks to the anointing on your family that the Gospel continues to spread everywhere!

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  40. Thank you for liking my post, and God bless you and your family on your mission journeys!

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  41. Wayne Augden says:

    I just want to thank you for checking out my blog. I pray that God will bless you in your efforts to spread his word.

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  42. Wade Harris says:

    I will be praying go you as you raise support. What an essential area of ministry. I work at Cedarville University and we have custodian who is also a pastor of a Spanish speaking church. He says many come and go as immigrants and he loves how the gospel is spread as they move.

    God Bless
    Wade

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  43. fiztrainer says:

    What an amazing work you guys are doing. Just want you to know I will pray for you guys and I look forward to following your posts. God Bless You!!! 😀

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  44. jfisher09 says:

    What awesome work you all are doing! I am from the San Diego area and it’s a beautiful and wonderful place to be. I pray that God will bless you in all that you do.

    – Jacquie

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  45. To Dawn, Dave and family – I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. God bless you for all you do, for truly you are an inspiration! You can find the award here and the rules for acceptance: http://saintintraining.net/2012/07/16/nominated-for-two-awards/

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  46. Megan says:

    Dias Family, I really appreciate your blog, so I’ve nominated it for the One Lovely Blog Award! If you are interested in the details, you can find them here:
    http://adjacentengels.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/one-lovely-blog-award/

    I’m so excited for you, for what lays ahead of you. I really appreciate your hearts.

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  47. snowgood says:

    I like the sound of what you’re doing, and the family photo is excellent. Both our sons have been involved in World Mission, the younger one gets to Mexico from time to time.

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  48. I attend the only PCA in Idaho, All Saints in Boise. My oldest daughter and son-in-law are in the process of moving to Alpine, TX and will lead in ministry in a REC (Reformed Anglican/Epis). Please pray for their new calling and our church in Boise. One of our Elders from the Session passed this summer and our church is re-evaluating many things. I am interested in your ministry.

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  49. Joe says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It looks like God is using you guys to do some awesome things! May he continue to provide for you as you’re searching for a home. I’ll be sure to keep checking in!

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  50. God bless you and your wife in your ministry. What you’re doing takes great courage and grace. God will be with you.

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  51. lundbep says:

    Thanks for liking my recent post! I’m new to this blogging thing and appreciate the encouragement. May God continue to bless your work on the border!

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  52. Bucky Dann says:

    Thanks for dropping by my site. Good luck with your work.

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  53. This is so inspiring =) Thank you for obeying God and being an ispiration!

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  54. lorischulz says:

    Hi Dave and Dawn,

    Thank you for the “Like” on my blog. I’m looking forward to reading your blog as well.

    Blessings to you both, your family, and your ministry!
    Lori

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  55. Scott Sholar says:

    Thank you for sharing, and God bless you.

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  56. granonine says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m intrigued by what I see here on your own site. It’s been such a blessing to meet so many other wonderful believers through blogging–a benefit I hadn’t even thought about when I started 🙂

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  57. gracesgrist says:

    it was great to meet your boys at the beach, and put a face to (some) of you who i am now praying for regularly!

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  58. Naphtali says:

    http://craigmotor.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/the-wordpress-family-blog-award/

    You guys do such great work! We now have a WordPress Family Blog award and you are nominated! At my site above!

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  59. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post “trust Him more”. God bless your ministry.

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  60. Lori says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. God’s richest blessings to you and your family, and the work He is using you to do.

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  61. Deborah says:

    I will be keeping you all in my prayers. God bless you and all that you do for the Lord.

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  62. Gilbert says:

    Thank you for visiting my post and liking my post on Mission Summer.
    I visited your own site. Thank you for your ministry. God bless you and care for you as you serve Him.
    Gilbert

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  63. dbp49 says:

    Well I thank you for stopping by and liking one of the posts at my site. I found my way back here and since I liked what I saw, I’ve added your page to my follow list, and would be very happy to add my prayers to those heading your way for the Lord’s Grace in supplying you with good, strong, leaders, and for you and your family’s safety as you continue on in His service in the days to come. Thanks again for dropping by, and we’ll see you again.

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  64. Was looking for a regular e-mail address for you. Thanks.

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  65. Rubix Cube says:

    Hello. As someone who is also growing up on the field, this mission is very dear to my heart 🙂 Keep up the good work! I can’t wait to read more.

    ~Rubix

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  66. Stacey Nyberg says:

    We read about Pastor Daniel Nunez through our church Real Life Church in Valencia,CA.
    We are in the middle of the Rooted Bible Study. We would like to service the Tijuana Community.
    Perhaps, we can bring some items to help improve the quality of life?
    School supplies, medical supplies, canned food, clothing, hygiene items, blankets etc. please let us know how to serve and engage in the community. Thank you.

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  67. Karina Lam says:

    Dear brother In Christ, Dave
    I and family extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I strongly believe your beautiful and precious daughter already with our Father in Heaven in peace. I so sorry for belated condolence message 😦 God bless you and your family.

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