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A New Work in La Paz
Pastor Victor Gonzalez on the left with Peter Boling and the core group for the new church

Pastor Victor Gonzalez on the left with Peter Boling and the core group for the new church

Last week church planter Victor Gonzalez arrived with his family to La Paz, Baja California. This is a project we have partnered with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico and the Center for Church Planting on for the last two years to get it off the ground.

La Paz means the peace in Spanish. We pray for God’s peace to reign in this city!

Your Prayers are Key!

Your prayers and the prayers and work of others have played a huge part in getting this project going.

La Paz is a key city. It’s the Capitol of Southern Baja California. This will be the first Presbyterian church in this city.

Victor and his wife, Fanny found a house in the area they are targeting for the church plant in their first week there. It will take them some time to settle in, but even this time is key as they develop relationships and get to know the city.

Lord, Open the Doors – Prepare the Way
Dave & Peter (the small guys in the back) with Benjamin & Blanca Romero and Victor & Fanny and Karis Gonzalez in Los Cabos

Dave & Peter Boling (in the back) with pastor Benjamin & Blanca Romero and Victor & Fanny and Karis Gonzalez in Los Cabos preparing for new church planting project for La Paz, Baja California Sur

Our prayer as Victor and Fanny begin this work is that the Lord goes before them so that the gospel will go out in power. That many people will come to Christ through the witness of this church, and that this will help spark a movement in La Paz and Los Cabos.

Fellow missionary Peter Boling is coming alongside Victor and Fanny and helping them as they get settled and work on first steps.

Continue to lift up our friends. We know the enemy doesn’t like it when we invade what he thinks is his territory. The Kingdom of God is on the move!

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeOnTheBorder.org

I find that often after I preach a message that the Lord soon gives me an opportunity to put into practice what I preached on. Maybe it’s because I’m a slow learner? 😉

A New Work in La Paz
Dave & Peter (the small guys in the back) with Benjamin & Blanca Romero and Victor & Fanny and Karis Gonzalez in Los Cabos

Dave & Peter (the small guys in the back) with Pastor Benjamin & Blanca Romero and Pastor Victor & Fanny and Karis Gonzalez in Los Cabos

Last week I was in La Paz and Cabo San Lucas in Baja California. I was with fellow MTW missionary Peter Boling and a Mexican church planter that is considering leading a church planting project in La Paz. We were also to see some of the sites and people affected by Hurricane Odile.

The Lord blessed our time together. It’s encouraging to think about starting something new, especially a new church in the capital city of Southern Baja California. I hope to write more about our time in La Paz and Los Cabos in my next post.

Continuing to Learn to Rest in the Lord’s Hands

While that was going on there were some troubles at home, so I had to leave earlier than I was planning on. That’s when I especially needed to apply what I had preached on – The Incomparable Peace of Christ. 

The Lord promises us a supernatural peace that will guard our hearts like soldiers guard a city. He encourages us to pray and not to be anxious.

I was listening to some praise songs today, and one of the songs I heard sang, You hold me in Palm of your hands. What a wonderful promise.

God has often reminded me as I pray for my family that he loves them even more than I do.

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭49‬:‭15,16‬ ESV)

Isn’t that a comfort to know that God will not forget you? He cares for you, and that you are continually before him. This promise gives me great hope. Isn’t it good to know that the Lord cares for you in such a loving and tender way?

These are some of the things that I had to remind myself of as our family encountered some difficult trials. It seems to be a hazard of my trade. Yet, God hasn’t forgotten us. He has a good plan for us and he uses it for his good, which is ultimately for our good as well.

Thank you Lord for your loving care. Thank you for your tender mercies. You are so gracious to remind me of the truth of your Word and your promises.

In His Grip, Dave

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