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Our House

Our House

We’ve prayed for our house to sell for over a year now, so we could move to the San Diego – Tijuana border. Our house has been on the market for almost exactly one year. I remember when we first put our home up for sale, my wife, Dawn said to me I think our home will sell in just a few weeks.

We both thought it would sell quickly, but the Lord had other plans.

It’s been hard to wait. In June as we were praying and discussing our home, and the need to move we decided that if our home didn’t sell by July 31 that we would try to rent it. We felt like it was a type of fleece before the Lord. Well, this Thursday night we go a contract on our home. Today the earnest money will be paid, and we are set to close on August 9th.

I must say after waiting a year it seems like now everything is happening so fast. We are flooded with emotions and stressed thinking about packing up and getting the house ready. What lies ahead is exciting, but there are some difficult things too. Our son, Jonathan is planning on staying in Colorado. It hit me yesterday, we will only have about three more weeks with him before we say good-bye.

When we first considered moving to Colorado, my wife said to me, “we don’t know anybody there, and it’s cold.” My response, “we’ll only be there about a year I think we can handle it.” Now more than 12 years later we are moving and we know a lot of people. We have some deep and enduring friendships, so it will be bitter to say good-bye to the many friends that we love.

I guess I’m saying, we are excited, but there is also some sadness and fear mixed in. It’s easier for Dawn and me, because it’s not the first major move we’ve made. That’s given us some perspective. It’s harder on our kids. We appreciate your prayers for our family.

It's in His hands

God’s timing is not our timing

Thanks so much for all of you that have prayed for us, and been with us on this journey. We are so thrilled by what lies ahead. God is in this. This is His perfect timing. We realize that we are at a much better place this year to move than we were last year. It was hard to see that last year, because we didn’t have the perspective of the added months that we now have.

I’m drawn again to Solomon’s reminder in Proverbs 16:9 that God establishes our steps.

“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”

Continue to pray for us as we prepare to move, as we say good-bye. Pray that we don’t encounter any snags during the inspection of the house and closing. Also pray for the Lord to provide the perfect home for our family needs and our ministry as we move.

In His Grip, Dave

Pastor Leo and Gloria in front of the sign to pray

Pastor Leo and Gloria in front of the sign to pray. If you look close you will see on the 2nd line the request, Hno. David Diaso su casa (brother, David Diaso for his house)

I was so encouraged when we visited the Lo Mejor del Trigo church in Rosarito last Friday. It was wonderful to be with pastor Leo Nevarez and his wife, Gloria. Just that alone was a huge blessing! But there was something else that touched me.

I noticed that they had my name on their white board in the trailer home next to the church. I asked the pastor about it, and he said they had written it on a bigger board in the church as well. The last time I visited the church I asked them to pray for the sale of our house. They wrote my request on their prayer board.

It encourages my soul to know that this church is praying for us. It gives me hope that God is guiding and directing the timing of our move. We have so many people praying that even though we’ve been waiting a whole year for our house to sell, I know that the Lord has a plan and a purpose in all of this.

Friends are praying in Rosarito for God to hear our cry, and sell our home so we can move to the border soon. It’s a prayer request that transcends borders and cultures. It nourishes my soul to know that brothers and sisters in the Rosarito church are taking seriously our request. They are standing with us in this kingdom work.

It’s so hard to wait. Yet God’s timing is perfect.

With our friends in Mexico and all around the world we commit our home, and the timing on the sale of our home to the Lord.

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.… The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”

—Proverbs 16:3,9 (ESV)

Thanks you, Lord that we have friends that take seriously your promise, that we have not, because we ask not. Ask and you will receive.

In His Grip, Dave