Posts Tagged ‘Terrazas’

Ministerios Transformación Terrazas
Pastor Mario Perez and his wife, Mara

Pastor Mario Perez and his wife, Mara

God is on the move in Tijuana, and working through churches like Ministerios Transformación Terrazas.

The Lord richly blessed our time with Pastor Mario Perez and his wife, Mara and their congregation in the community of Terrazas.

God’s Healing Work
Dave enjoying preaching and exhorting the church

Dave enjoying preaching and exhorting the church

Dawn, Hannah and I first began spending time with Mario and Mara a year ago. Three years ago they lost their 8 year old daughter. It’s been an extremely painful journey for them as they go through healing themselves while ministering to others. Yet, we do see God showing up and ministering to them in deep ways.

As they experience God’s loving touch they are able to pass on the blessing to others. We are glad that we’ve been able to be a part of the healing process as we join them on their journey.

This Sunday the church was full of life. It’s always an encouragement, a blessing to preach in the church of friends like Mario and to see the Lord show up in a special way.

The people responded as their eyes lit up while they listened to the message of the gospel. Christ makes us whole. He gives us an identity and a purpose. We all need hope in this world that is filled with darkness. Yet God’s love shines through!

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2 ESV)

Prayer & the Hope of Revival
Hannah and Dawn praying for one of the women in the church

Hannah and Dawn praying for one of the women in the church

After the sermon many came up for prayer. Dawn and Hannah were able to join me in praying for the people. It always fills my heart to see the Lord work through my wife and my daughter!

I believe the Lord is going to use the Terrazas church and many others like it to start a revival fire in Tijuana that will affect the nation of Mexico. God desires to touch the people of TJ and Mexico in a special way. We want to be part of His powerful work.

Pray that it will be so! God do you transformative work, Hallelujah.

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeOnTheBorder.org

 

Dave Preaching at Lo Mejor del Trigo - Terrazas

Dave Preaching at Lo Mejor del Trigo – Terrazas

Come to Me

One lesson the Lord keeps bringing to my attention is his invitation to come to him for rest. Too often I find myself anxious or weighed down with the difficulties of life, but Christ says come.

Since Jesus put this on my heart I decided to share this message at one of the churches we partner with in Tijuana. I find that many followers of Christ are worn out, and need the rest that only the Savior can give.

Jesus invites us to come to him for rest,

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭ESV‬‬

This passage gives me hope. I love the invitation here. I love who is giving the invitation. I love the description of the one who is giving the invitation.

Dave & Dawn with Pastor Mario Perez and his wife, Mara

Dave & Dawn with Pastor Mario Perez and his wife, Mara

What is Your View of Christ?

Christ is gentle and lowly in heart. Do you see him in that way? That’s not always the image I have of Jesus. I need to adjust my thinking. What a wonderful savior we serve!

Our Lord cares for us. He cares for you when you are down, and when you feel defeated. He is gentle and humble.

God Breaks Through in a Powerful Way
Dawn ministering to two women through prayer

Dawn ministering to two women through prayer

After the service Dawn and I asked the people at the church if they wanted us to pray for them. Some came up and we shared an awesome time of prayer.

At the end of the day after enjoying some good fellowship, Dawn felt led to pray for two women. We saw God minister to them in a powerful way! It was such a faith building experience to see the Lord reach down and touch these women at their point of need.

God showed us in a tangible way how he ministers to his children. How he gives rest to the weary. How he loves to give us good gifts.

Rejoice with us, and I invite you to look to Jesus for rest. If you are looking to other things the rest will be fleeting. Only Christ can break through and lead the way for us. Only he offers an easy yoke and a light burden. I urge you dear friend to take him up on his offer!

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeOnTheBorder.org