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Collaborating for the Kingdom in Monterrey

Training for Church Planters

Dave with Pastor Ivan
Dave with Pastor Ivan on the foundation for the new church plant – taken before we built the church

Pastor Ivan Casados and I are in Monterrey, Mexico for church planting training with other Mexican church planters. I’m grateful that Ivan can go through this training, and that I can be here with him. The Lord has given us an opportunity to learn together.
Our hope is that through this training Ivan will be better equipped to plant his church with Lo Mejor del Trigo in Ribera del Bosque. Ivan and his wife, Rocio are off to a good start. They have doubled in size growing from 30 to 60 since April.
We praise the Lord for his good work through them!

A Great Opportunity!

It is a great opportunity for us to work with Mission to the World’s (MTW) Monterrey team. The Church Planting Center, which are Monterrey team operates is a great resource for us. The team here is more advanced in some areas than we are on the border, so I want to learn from them and collaborate with them.
As we work with the team in Monterrey our ministry on the border and the Baja will be able to advance in providing training for church planters. I’m also partnering with the Monterrey team to develop mentoring/coaching for our church planters.

Coming Alongside Our Church Planters

Monterrey, Mexico
Monterrey, Mexico

Our church planters are great people who love the Lord, but they need support. Most people who are starting new churches flounder if they don’t have any type of training or coaching, We desire to see our churches and the leaders of our churches thrive.
One of the things I’ve learned in my years of ministry is that it is not easy to work in partnership with other ministries. It seems that there are many obstacles, and one of the principle ones can be our ego.
On the other hand, it is powerful when God’s people come together for the kingdom. I believe this is one of the reasons it’s so hard to pull it off. The enemy seeks to derail kingdom work.

Join Us In Prayer

Dawn and I covet your prayers as we attempt to develop this training for our work on the border and the Baja. We realize we are a target. We need for the Lord to guide us and protect as we seek to see the advance of the kingdom. Ultimately we want to see the church grow for the glory of God. We pray that many will call on the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In His Grip, Dave


  • By sustainabilitea
    Posted August 25, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Many blessings as you do your training!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted August 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      thank you – we are off to a good start!

  • By Debbie
    Posted August 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Sharing a prayer Mr. Larry Who shared with me . . .
    You are Dave and Dawn’s hiding place;
    You shall preserve them from trouble,
    You shall surround them with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
    God bless you!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted August 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks so much – that’s a super encouraging prayer. Please pray as well for pastor Leo and his wife, Gloria. I just found out that Leo will have surgery to have the cancerous tumor removed tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 PM PDT.
      Many blessings to you!

      • By Debbie
        Posted August 25, 2014 at 10:08 pm

        Thank you so much for sharing about Pastor Lep and Gloria. . .praying now!

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