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Here's our group having some fun interacting and passing out flyers this week
Here’s our group having some fun interacting and passing out flyers this week

Each week as I go out to take Jesus to the streets, and promote our ESL class. I’m so encouraged by the people we meet. It’s wonderful to be in the community of City Heights! Even most of the people who already speak English are so willing to help out. It’s truly heartwarming.

Short-Term Group

This week we’ve had a short-term group from Mobile, Alabama here to help us. I had so much fun with them. Lately, it’s just been Vicente and me going out to meet people and pass out flyers, but this week we’ve had extra help. I enjoyed the energy that they brought.
When we got together to debrief our experience after we went out, it was evident that the Lord used their efforts. I could tell that the group had a good time, and it also blessed me!

The Person of Peace

I decided to take the group to a different area, about a mile or so from where we usually hand out fliers. This enabled us to go to a new school. Unfortunately, the school let out early the day we were there, bummer!
We didn’t meet many parents, but we did meet a few. I told one of them what we were doing, and she introduced me to the administrative/social worker for the Parent Center. The social worker was unbelievably nice. I explained to her what we were doing, and that we were offering free English classes. She asked me if a I could come back next Friday to speak to the parents and make an announcement at the parents’ meeting.
Wow! I couldn’t believe it.
Unfortunately, I’m going to be out-of-town next week, so I will try to find someone else. If that doesn’t work she said I could come to another parents’ meeting in the future.

Short-term team of college students from Mobile, Alabama, ESL, English as a second or foreign language
Short-term team of college students from Mobile, Alabama

A person of peace is someone who is connected, and can open doors for you in a community. You find an example of this in Luke 10:5,6,

“Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you.”

The Lord has connected us with some person’s of peace. We met the principal of another school who opened the door for us there a few weeks ago. God is blessing and we are so encouraged.

Keep Praying

Thanks for standing with us in prayer. I believe we need to pray for the Lord’s blessing on these new friends, our person’s of peace. Pray also for the huge need we have for childcare, and we’d like to improve upon our teaching structure. This will enable us to do a better job teaching.
God is so good!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By IAmB3lov3d
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Just a side note, I check your blog on three different computers and two different internet providers and recently it takes a while to load your page. Not sure if this is anything that can be fixed, but just so you are aware.

    • By Jae
      Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Oh? Mine loaded instantly. Don’t know why you’re having trouble.

      • By diasolifeontheborder
        Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

        Glad to hear that it loaded quickly on your computer. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, and for commenting. It’s good to know that this isn’t a problem that everyone is experiencing.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Okay – I’m not sure about that. That could be a number of things affecting the speed, although I’m not sure that I would have any control over it. If it’s a problem with WordPress, then I can notify them. I hope the problem doesn’t persist.

  • By Debbie
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    This is so exciting . .praising Him with you tonight! God bless you as He keeps making a way!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      It is very encouraging to see him open doors for us as we keep praying and working to promote our ESL program. I believe the Lord is going to use it in a significant way.

  • By jeshorowitz123
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Reblogged this on THEINC-HIM-Daily-Bible-Meditation Blog.

  • By testdomain
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Outstanding read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little investigation on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted March 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Glad that I could help 🙂

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