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David’s Graduation
David's graduation from San Diego Christian College class of 2014

David’s graduation from San Diego Christian College class of 2014

Wow! What a weekend!

Graduation weekend for our oldest son, David Diaso Jr. It’s hard to believe that he’s already done with college. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were getting him set up to start college.

I’m sure the time didn’t go quite as fast for David, since he’s the one that had to do all the work to get through school.

Dawn and I are very proud of our son. I know that David’s brother, Jon and his sister, Hannah are also enjoying celebrating their brother’s accomplishment.

It was a special treat this weekend to have all the grandparents in town for the big event. They too were very proud, and we were glad that they could celebrate with us.

God’s Faithfulness to Our Son

David did very well in school and the Lord used him as a leader. We are encouraged by how God worked in his life and how he matured him.

David with Dr. Paul Ague and some of his friends from school

David with Dr. Paul Ague and some of his friends from school

Our family has come to love San Diego Christian College, since David had such a positive experience at the school. He made some great friends, and he had some wonderful teachers who loved him.

Since David was the president of the student body this last school year he got to know the president of San Diego Christian, Dr. Ague and other leaders at the school. The Lord used that among other experiences to build his confidence and grow him as a leader.

We look forward to watching how the Lord will use David in the future.

Be Strong & Courageous
David getting settled in at school 3 years ago. Where did the time go!

David getting settled in at school 3 years ago. Where did the time go!

Joshua 1:9 gives us hope and courage as we move forward in life. When David was in high school he said this was his favorite verse. I love the whole passage, and I find it’s something that I need to return to often.

I pray that this will be true in David’s life and for all those in our family. Here’s Joshua 1:7-9 (ESV)

Joshua 1:7-9 ESV

“Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.””

Give Thanks to the Lord!

Join us in giving thanks to our God for his faithfulness to build into the life of our son. Praise him for allowing David to excel, and to finish strong. He is a great and awesome God, who does wonderful works. He is worthy of praise, honor and glory!

In His Grip, Dave

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Petra Anderson

Petra Anderson

After a stressful day for family and friends, Petra made it successfully through surgery to remove bullet fragments that were lodged in the back of her brain. Petra’s sister, Chloe said that the doctor was very encouraged about the prognosis coming out of surgery.

Here is Chloe’s report yesterday, when Petra came out of surgery, “She could still talk and move when she went in for surgery which is nothing short of a miracle given that the bullet traveled through her entire head. They were able to get the pellet out of her head and they cleaned the entry place – putting a patch in place so that the “dirty” nasal passages wouldn’t be infecting her brain area. Also so that there wouldn’t be drainage of fluid from her brain into the nasal passages. She is sleeping now – but can still talk!”

Other friends who were with Petra this morning gave very positive and hopeful reports about her progress. The physical therapist encouraged her to get out of the bed, and sit in a chair. She was able to do it. Sounds like they have a great staff at the hospital that are already working with her to get Petra on her way towards recovery.

Wow! It’s so encouraging to see how the Lord is caring for Petra and her family. I’ve had a number of people inquire about Petra. Some have asked how they can help.

Obviously, a huge need to is hold Petra and her family up in prayer. I will list some prayer requests that Chloe shared.

That the antibiotics would keep any infection away so that her brain can heal.

That the pellets in her arm would be naturally discharged by her body without any complications.

For a speedy recovery so that she can attend grad-school as planned this fall for music composition and that this tragedy would be turned into a grand victory as she emerges.

That My mother can get some rest.

That the other families involved would have comfort. Many of them are waiting now to hear if their loved ones are among the fatalities. The Police expect to release names tonight. Pray for the families who will be getting the news tonight (last night).

One of my son’s, David’s favorite verses is Joshua 1:9. It offers a great word of encouragement for us. “…Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (ESV). Why does the Lord encourage Joshua and us to be strong and courageous? We are prone to fear. When the battle, difficulty or trial heats up we often imagine the worst instead of trusting God for the best.

Petra performing the violin

If you would like to follow the Petra’s progress as well as learn more about how you can help the Anderson’s have started a Facebook group called, Anderson Family Prayers, Well-Wishes and Relief. I think this group is an open group.

For those living in Colorado, you may go into any US Bank and write a check or give cash to the “The Kim Anderson Healing Fund”. For those living out of the area you may mail a check or money order to:

The Kim Anderson Healing Fund
c/o
US Bank – Thornton Office US Bank – Thornton Office/ 4301 East 120th Avenue/ Thornton, CO 80233

Here’s a great report on Petra from CBS Sacramento.

Thanks so much for the outpouring of love and prayers for Petra and the Anderson family.

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeontheBorder.org