Prayer

Join us in Prayer…

Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God’s work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.

E. M. Bounds

Pray:

  1. We are excited about our son, Jonathan’s upcoming wedding to Hannah Blanco on December 1st.
  2. God’s continued work of healing for our family as we grieve our daughter, Hannah’s moving to heaven.
  3. A good year end. We are praying for 64,000 so that we can plant at least two new churches in Mexico and two in Cuba.
  4. For the migrants that are stuck at the border and they have many needs – physical, spiritual and emotional.
  5. Wisdom as we begin to plan our ministry calendar for the new year. We have plans to go to Quito, Ecuador, Mexico City and Cuba in January, so we are going to start he year running.
  6. Give thanks for the good ministry trips we had in Villahermosa, Playa del Carmen and Oaxaca over the last two months!.
  7. Wisdom about when we should go to Cuba again. Pray as well for our pastor friends as they lead their churches in Cuba under difficult circumstances.
  8. For our trips and just ministry, in general, we ask for:
    1. For strength and stamina while we travel
    2. Unity, love, and peace between us and all those that we minister with.
    3. Dave & Dawn will walk in the fruit of the Spirit moment by moment as we serve.
    4. That we are sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
    5. Wisdom, discernment, strength, power, and protection, as we fight the spiritual battles that the Lord is calling us into.
  9. Three potential church planting candidates for Tijuana and Mexicali.
  10. Pray for Pastor Mere Godinez and his wife Edna as they lead the church. We dedicated the church on May 6th!
  11. Thankful for the opportunity to visit the areas in Mexico affected by the earthquakes. Praying for healing and restoration!
  12. Dawn’s been having some health problems and she’s been having a hard time sleeping at night. We are praying for complete and total healing.
  13. Our good friends and fellow MTW missionaries, Matt and Esta Jesch are serving in Guadalajara.
  14. The Lord has given Dave and Dawn some great opportunities to coach pastors and their wives in Tijuana, Ensenada, and Mexicali.
  15. Wisdom for our leadership in Mexico as we seek to see the gospel go forth, and for the church to expand.
  16. Peter and Jenny Boling as they minister in La Paz, Baja California Sur. We just found a church planter to join them, Jose Luis and Ana, they just moved to La Paz in August.
  17. Petri & Yudy Petrikowski and their team as they begin to work on the new church plant, Renuevo in Ensenada. They just found a new place to meet on Sundays so we are giving thanks for that answer to prayer.
  18. For Redeemer San Diego in their growing partnership with us on the Ensenada church planting project.
  19. Dawn and Dave need to work on raising more support and to trust the Lord to provide so that we will be fully funded, and be able to focus on the ministry on the border.
  20. For Jim DeWitt as he is ministering with our team, and serving with us in the area of executive administration and training.
  21. God is opening up some new opportunities as I get to know the leaders of the Mexican National Presbyterian Church on the border, and throughout Baja California.
    • Pray that my relationship with them will be strengthened, and for wisdom about the best way to work with them.
  22. For our relationship with the MTW Monterrey team as we work with them on various church planting projects including the church planter’s incubator training and training for coaches.
  23. The ministry of Ministerios Transformación:
    • Pray for Pastor Daniel and Yolanda Nuñez and their ministry with Ministerios Transformación formerly Lo Mejor Del Trigo (LMT) in Tijuana. Daniel is the leader of the MT movement.
    • The new church plant in Rosarito, Mexico which is led by pastor Victor Bravo along with his wife, Sol. The church is celebrating it’s first year anniversary this month.
    • The new church plant in Valle Verde/Rivera del Bosque is off to a good start. Pray that it continues to grow under Pastor Ivan Casados’ leadership.
    • For Abraham and Martha Velazquez. Abraham pastors the Ministerios Transformación church in Rojo Gomez. He and Martha need wisdom as they balance ministry and family.
    • For Pastor Jaime and Valentina Rodriguez as they lead the MT in La Morita.
    • For Pastor Jose Luis and Raquel Rivera. They are working in a difficult area called Lazaro Cardenas. Pray for the gospel to break through.
  24. God’s blessing, wisdom, and direction as I network on the San Diego – Tijuana border.
  25. Pray for the leadership of Bridge and Pastor Christian Castro as is now leading the church.
  26. Pray for Dick Kaufmann who founded the former Harbor Network of churches. Dick’s been a great friend and coach to me. Pray for his health.
  27. That the Lord will raise up more workers. We need an administrator, trainer/educator, coordinator of mercy ministries, church planters, and evangelist. We are also praying for interns to join and help.
  28. Pray for holiness, wisdom, discernment, energy, and stamina and as we serve.

Our Family:

  1. David, Jr.works with United Technologies. He just moved to Colorado Springs near his brother, Jonathan and to be closer to us.
  2. Jonathan lives in Colorado Springs and is working at USAA while going to school at Grand Canyon University. He recently proposed to Hannah Blanco, and they are getting married on December 1st. We are very excited for them.
  3. The Lord called Hannah home suddenly and unexpectedly on October 18, 2016. We are grieving her loss while remembering our hope of heaven.
  4. We love our children and we are very proud of them.
Comments
  1. I’ll be praying for you brother

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  2. Theresa peppell says:

    Prayed for you all.

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  3. David & Uni McEntee says:

    What a wonderful celebration with a new church! Prayers for your ministry and your dear family!

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  4. Lucy T says:

    Hi, David, Dawn and Family, We are praying for you. It’s unclear to us what Hannah’s difficulties are, but we are still lifting her and all of you up in prayer. It’s pretty awesome to see you all pushing forward in the face of challenging times and trusting God. He is always faithful, as Samuel Rutherford put it “Seldom early but never late” in His answering. Congratulations to David for his great work at college and his job at Pratt and Whitney; it’d be interesting to hear what in particular he’s working on for them, as we have a bunch of aviation buffs here. Blessings on you all! Love in Christ, Lucy for the T family

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  5. Robert Johnson says:

    Hi to David and Dawn from Bob Johnson in Colton, CA. I sympathize with you over Hannah’s loss but heaven’s gain. My beloved Evie is there also and at this Thanksgiving season, we miss them even more. I even had my cry session this AM and remembered the “Jesus Wept” too – and when I was tired of moping, I returned to Thanksgiving and felt God’s new Presence. I learned again that T is powerful. fill your mind with praise and your body restores – it is a really powerful expression of faith that makes Leper’s whole . So happy and powerful Thanksgivings as you review the big picture.
    She is having one really great time in heaven with Jesus Christ andEvie J and I am OK too along with you!. Love in the Savior and Good Shepherd who restores my soul ! Bob bJ an Old Navy Chaplain.

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