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3 Years of Gospel Expansion!

God’s Incredible Blessings!

Phases of Church building
Phases of Church building in Tijuana – Lo Mejor del Trigo Pipila

It’s hard to believe that three years ago this month we said a tearful goodbye to friends and family in Colorado and headed for the border. It’s been quite a journey. Many highlights with some dips in the road on the way.
God has blessed in many ways, and in some ways more than we thought possible.
We’ve partnered with a church planting movement on the border to help plant two churches in Tijuana and two in Rosarito. Lo Mejor del Trigo has planted 25 churches in 9 years.
We are thrilled to have such a close relationship with them and to coach, train and encourage many of the pastors in this multiplying movement!

Advance on the Border & the Baja

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 in La Paz, Baja California

This May we’ve partnered with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico (NPCM) to launch a new church planting project in La Paz, Baja California. Pastor Victor Gonzalez is leading this work and MTW team members Peter and Jenny Boling are supporting this new project.
In November of this year we will be holding our first church planting assessment center in partnership with the NPCM.
We are looking for solid church planting candidates to help launch more new churches in Ensenada, Mexicali, Tijuana and beyond.

Connections on Both Sides of the Border

Pastor Stephen Phelan leading worship
Pastor Stephen Phelan leading worship at Bridge Church

The Lord has also blessed us with a strong and growing partnership with Bridge Church, which is a bi-lingual multicultural church in San Diego. We are grateful for the vision of this church to reach San Diego and Tijuana with gospel-centered churches.
God continues to surprise us with new opportunities. He continues to open doors.
Dawn and I feel honored that Jesus has shown up, and connected us with such wonderful servants of the Lord. People who truly love God and want to see his kingdom expanded.
There are more churches and pastors that Jesus has connected us with than I have space to mention here. Thank you Lord for your answer to many prayers!

We Pray For & Look to the Future

Dave & Dawn
Dave & Dawn

As we look forward to the future we can’t wait to see what God will do over the next three years. We pray that the church will continue to grow in number and in influence on the border and the Baja. That many more lives will be changed.
One big request Dawn and I have is that the Lord would bring us more workers. Like-minded people who love Jesus and have a heart to serve. As the ministry expands we need people to help us. Jesus told his disciples to pray for workers, because the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few (Matthew 9:37, 38).
Thank you so much for praying with us and joining us on this journey. To God be the Glory!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Tony Casson
    Posted August 3, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I will pray that God provides those workers you need. I cannot be one, but I certainly can offer my prayers. May God continue to bless all that you do.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted August 3, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Thanks so much for your prayers – that’s a huge help to us!

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