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Israel’s Story of God’s Redeeming Love
Pastor Humberto with Israel

The Lord continues to encourage us through the pain that we feel for our familia on the Big Island. It is the tale of two cities, the best of times and worst of times. What gives us hope in light of the darkness, is God’s wonderful acts of redemption.

There are some amazing testimonies coming from our friends and familia on the Big Island. Pastor Humberto told me about a young man, Israel that recently came to Christ. Israel grew up in an extremely dysfunctional home. He was abused by his stepfather. He was beaten and treated poorly from a young age. His mother prostituted herself in order to survive. In the midst of living through this constant state of turmoil Israel got so desperate that he tried to leave the Big Island on a boat, but he was detained by the police. All of these circumstances made Israel hungry for something more. At Israel’s lowest point Pastor Humberto was able to share the love of Christ with him and he prayed to receive Christ, and he was recently baptized.

God is at work redeeming lives of people like Israel!

Life with Little or No Electricity
Thankful to receive help as Pastor Ernesto shares the aid that we are sending

Life on the Big Island is so difficult. Many of the pastors that we work with have told us that they are having to live with up to 20 hours a day without any electricity. One pastor, Rolando told me that they are having to cook their meals at night at 12 AM or 1 AM in the morning, because that’s the only time that they have any power for their stove. They don’t have a way to cool themselves in the extreme summer heat. Also, not having electricity means they can’t charge their phones to communicate. It’s gotten harder for me to stay in close contact with the pastors there. Even though it doesn’t seem possible the situation continues to worsen. There are many challenges that our familia faces along with the rising cost of food and basic needs. It always breaks my heart to hear their stories.

Extend Your Hands to Help Our Familia
Pastor Ernesto giving the aid that we are sending to a needy family

Dawn and I are sending aid every month to help the pastors and families on the Big Island. Since the COVID-19 hit in March 2020, we’ve been able to help more than 2,000 people in 9 different cities.

Your gifts are making a difference in this nation with tremendous needs that are difficult to meet. God is using you, because even where your feet cannot reach, your prayers can reach! Your offerings of love can reach!

You can be part of a team in the hands of God, and TOGETHER we can make a difference! Pray with us and extend your hands to help our familia. Make a Donation Today.

Thank you for your prayers and for your support for this work on the Big Island!

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Video: A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities featuring Jessica’s prayer for toothpaste

Thank you for joining us in prayer, and for considering making a gift to help our precious familia.

In His Grip, Dave

P.S. Help take the gospel to the Border, the Baja and Beyond


  • By Kasamba Ratifu
    Posted August 24, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    There some African people who needs your help and support to there worshipping places like charches and other place

  • By sustainabilitea
    Posted August 24, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Such a wonderful story but I did laugh a bit because I thought it said “Jesus set a runway free” and I wondered what I was going to read. 🙂 Going a bit too fast.


    • By DiasoLifeOnTheBorder
      Posted August 25, 2022 at 9:24 am

      Thank you! I’m glad I didn’t have a typo – that’s always a danger, and I don’t always catch them. Hope you are doing well. I noticed that you were traveling

      • By sustainabilitea
        Posted August 25, 2022 at 10:34 am

        I spent two weeks in Wyoming, which is a yearly, highly anticipated visit. We’re getting ready to go to California for a long visit, our grandson’s baptism and this weekend, the final men’s 7s rugby tournament of the year. 😁. Good times.

        • By DiasoLifeOnTheBorder
          Posted August 30, 2022 at 6:56 am

          Enjoy your time with your family in California

          • By sustainabilitea
            Posted August 30, 2022 at 9:42 am

            Thanks. We certainly will.

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