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In Awe of God
Worship with our friends from Lo Mejor del Trigo - A wonderful celebration!

Worship with our friends from Lo Mejor del Trigo – A wonderful celebration!

I love seeing God work in amazing ways. I’m in awe at times that Dawn and I along with our family is able to take part in God’s kingdom work.

I’ve mentioned my friend, Pastor Daniel Nuñez and the group of churches (Lo Mejor del Trigo) he leads in Tijuana and beyond numerous times. They are now up to 20 churches that they’ve started since 2005.

A Wonderful Day of Celebration

On Saturday they held their first conference for all the churches. More than 1,000 showed up for the Impacto de Gracia (Impact of Grace) conference.

Dawn and I loved the opportunity to be with many dear friends, and to celebrate with them.

The weather didn’t cooperate as they planned outdoor games and activities, but that didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of those who were there. Although many were huddled inside trying to stay warm and dry, there was a good group that played outside.

God Touched Many Through Worship and the Word
Pastor William Galdamez sharing the good news!

Pastor William Galdamez sharing the good news!

The highlight of the conference was the worship and keynote. Pastor William Galdamez gave the last message. There was so much energy in the room you could feel and see God’s spirit moving among the people, which touched Dawn and my heart as well.

More than 30 people responded to the gospel message and gave their lives to Christ!

Pastor Daniel Nuñez with his wife, Yolanda

Pastor Daniel Nuñez with his wife, Yolanda

Daniel Nuñez presented all the pastors, and when and how their work began. He even introduced us and shared with the crowd how we (Harbor Church and Mission to the World) had helped with two of the church plants, and we are getting ready to start a third.

Dawn and I left the event filled to the brim with God’s blessing. It’s so encouraging to not only watch all that God is doing, but to be able to play a part in it.

The Lord is responding to the prayers of his people. Thank you so much for standing with us in prayer.

Dawn’s Prayer Need

Speaking of prayer, on a side note, Dawn asked me to let you know that she would like prayer for the Lord’s healing touch on her Sinus. The doctor told her she needs to have surgery on her sinus, because of a bad infection that she has. She needs this done, in order for the oral surgeon to be able to finish the dental implant that he’s been working on. Our prayer is that God will heal her Sinus without surgery.

Thank you for caring!

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeOnTheBorder.org

Mission to the World’s Global Missions Conference
Mission to the World's Global Missions Conference in Greenville, SC

Mission to the World’s Global Missions Conference in Greenville, SC

This weekend Dawn and I participated in Mission to the World’s (MTW) Global Missions Conference. The conference was called, The Spirit Moves. I love this title, because it’s a good reminder that we are dependent on God’s Spirit to see any fruit.

It’s too easy to depend on our own efforts, but when we do so the work becomes hard. I pray as we move forward in ministry on the border that we will see the Spirit move in powerful ways!

A Full House at the Conference
Dr. Paul Taylor MTW's Asia Director greets Dr. Ravi Zacharias before he gives the closing keynote speech

Dr. Paul Taylor MTW’s Asia Director greets Dr. Ravi Zacharias before Dr. Zacharias gives the closing keynote

There were 2,500 at the conference. Thank the Lord for all the interest in God’s mission.

The conference began with a keynote from MTW’s coordinator, Dr. Paul Kooistra, and it ended with Dr. Ravi Zacharias. All of the speakers did a wonderful job of lifting our hearts, and inspiring us to look to Jesus in this great journey of mission that he has called us to join him on.

Promoting and Praying for the Work of Missions
Dawn and Dave at the booth with friends, Dale and Sunny Cho

Dawn and Dave at the booth with friends, Dale and Sunny Cho

Dawn and I set up a booth to promote the ministry on the border. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet people, and share about how God is moving where we live and work.

I found it invigorating to connect with friends that I work with, and to meet so many that are interested in missions.

We continue to pray that the Lord will raise up men and women to work alongside us. MTW has set a prayer goal to see 150 people go to the mission field by 2015.

Join us in praying for 150 by 2015. Click on this link to learn about ways you can get involved.

Dawn with two college students, friends from Colorado - Ashley Bates & Chelsea Baird

Dawn with two college students, friends from Colorado – Ashley Bates & Chelsea Baird

Today Dawn and I are in Lookout Mountain, Georgia  where we are participating in Covenant College‘s missions conference. 🙂 We are getting all of our conferences in. This gives us even more opportunities to interact with people and to sow the seeds of missions.

In God’s good timing he will bring others. His Spirit has been moving and continues to go ahead of us and move people’s hearts.

Thanks be to the Lord, the author and finisher of the work of missions. It is his work after all!

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” –Matthew 28:18-20

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeOnTheBorder.org