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God Brings the Increase in Pípila, Tijuana

Lo Mejor del Trigo – Pípila

Dave and Dawn with Rodrigo, Nancy and Luz
Dave and Dawn with Rodrigo, Nancy and Luz

Just the other day Dawn and I met with Rodrigo and Nancy Vallarta. Rodrigo pastors the Lo Mejor del Trigo Church in Tijuana in the community of Pípila.
Rodrigo was excited as he was sharing about a new family that started coming to the church in May. They came to Christ through the witness of the church, and they were baptized this last month. Our prayer is that the Lord will bring many more to the cross.
The church in Pípila is going to celebrate it’s one year anniversary on November 3rd. Just a year ago Harbor helped them to start the church. It’s encouraging to see all that the Lord has done in the last year!

Outreach to Children and Families

Festival Infantil - Outreach to Children in Tijuana
Festival Infantil – Outreach to Children in Tijuana

Harbor Mid-City continues to partner with the church and bring down groups to serve, and help with evangelistic outreach. In June over 120 children came to the “festival infantil”. We already have the next one planned for October 26th.
I love being able to bring together those in our church at Harbor to minister alongside our brothers and sisters in the Pípila church.
Having fun with bubbles
Having fun with bubbles

When I visited the church last month I recognized two of the children who had come to the children’s event, and they are now attending the church.
Rodrigo and Nancy tell us that bringing all the Americans down raises curiosity, so more children and families come.
It’s so good for our people to encounter some of the needs, and differences they see when they cross the border. I believe the Lord even uses the long border wait to get back into the U.S. to teach some valuable lessons about what many have to deal with daily.

Join Us in Prayer!

Pray with us that the Lord continues to grow this church. Pray that he gives pastor Rodrigo and his wife, Nancy wisdom as they serve together and provide leadership for the church.

Dave with Daniel Nunez
Dave with Daniel Nunez

On a side note, Daniel Nuñez, the leader of the Lo Mejor del Trigo movement, and I are leaving for Monterrey, Mexico early today. We are going to visit the Church Planting Center with the hope of increasing our vision for church planting in Tijuana. I also believe it will be a great opportunity for our friends in Monterrey to meet Daniel and to learn about his vision and what he’s doing to accomplish it.
Pray that it is a fruitful and productive trip. Also pray for Dawn while I’m gone. She does get lonely, so it’s a sacrifice for her when I travel.
Thanks so much for standing with us in prayer!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By theshepherdspresence
    Posted September 21, 2013 at 8:55 am

    About 30 years ago our family took a vacation in Mexico and drove as far south as Monterey. What an adventure in city driving! We visited a church there that did not have English, but we found the Spirit of God there. You just brought back a ton of memories.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted September 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      I’m in Monterrey right now, and it’s even bigger and possibly crazier, but it’s also got a lot of good things that are going on here.

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