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Jon, David, Hannah, Dave & Dawn at Hannah's graduation
Jon, David, Hannah, Dave & Dawn at Hannah’s graduation

Even though I am ending 2012 in bed with a cold, it has been an outstanding year! We have experienced more change this year than we have since we left Mexico in late 1999.
I praise the Lord along with my wife, Dawn, for all He has done in and through us in 2012.

“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”
–Psalm 100:1,2

The biggest event in our lives this past year was selling our house in Colorado and moving to the San Diego-Tijuana border. Dawn and I had been working towards this goal for two years. It took us longer than we thought it would take to sell our house. We know God’s timing is perfect, but that doesn’t mean it is easy to wait.
The wait has made it all the sweeter, though. We love being here, and we are so thrilled with all that God is doing.
After living in Colorado for 12 years it was hard to say good-bye to all our friends. We will always cherish our time in Colorado Springs. God brought healing and provided some wonderful fellow sojourners.
The most difficult thing about leaving Colorado was leaving two of our children, Jonathan and Hannah. We miss them dearly. It’s not easy being instant empty nesters. After all, aren’t we too young for that? 😉
It does make it easier knowing that our loving Father is watching over our children, and caring for them. We are grateful that our oldest son, David Jr. lives close to us as he goes to school in El Cajon at San Diego Christian College.
All three of our kids are doing well and they love the Lord.

  • David is on the student council at his school, and he’s excelling in his courses. When I visited the school recently one of the professors from the school told me David was a high impact student! Thank you Lord!
  • Jonathan began working at Wells Fargo Bank as a teller in June. He just went through their banker’s training, and he is exploring the possibility of getting a job transfer that would put him close to us. O, Lord, we pray you would open the door for that to happen soon.
  • Hannah graduated from high school in May. She is working at Big Lots and going through many adjustments being on her own in Colorado. Hannah will fly out to visit us this next week, so we are super excited about seeing her!

We have much to be thankful for in 2012! Even in the short time Dawn and I have been here, we’ve seen the Lord do some wonderful things. In late October and early November we partnered with Harbor Church and Lo Mejor Del Trigo to start a new church.
God’s encouraged us as we launched the English as a Second Language (ESL) outreach last April. Oliva came to Christ through ESL, and is now growing in her faith. We are getting ready to launch a second ESL class next week.

Dave & Dawn at San Diego Harbor
Wishing You A Happy New Year!

This is only a small sampling of the many marvelous things that God did in 2012. Praise him with us!

“For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” (Psalm 100:5, ESV)

Thanks so much for joining us on this journey!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Larry Who
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Happy New Year. I pray that doors of opportunity open to you this year.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted January 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you – I appreciate all your encouragement over the past year, and I wish you a wonderful 2013!

  • By sustainabilitea
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I’m about to know the joys of waiting for a house to sell (although it’s not yet market-ready). However, I figure it’s my job to get the house ready and it’s God’s job to find the right buyer at the right price at the right time. Unto each of us as we are able! 🙂
    Many blessings on you, your family and your work in 2013!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted January 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      I wish you the best on the sale of your home. It was an exercise in patience for us, but I know some homes do sell quickly.
      Wishing you the best in 2013!

  • By Naphtali
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Photo of your family is wonderful! Blessings!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted January 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks – I really appreciate all your encouragement over this past year, and I wish you the best in 2013!

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