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Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God’s work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.

– E. M. Bounds


    1. We are praying that we can be involved in seeing 1,000 churches planted in Mexico, Cuba, and wherever else the Lord opens the door for us to minister Beyond Borders!
    2. Both Dawn and I have had some health issues over the last several months. Pray for our health and healing. That we will be strong and have good stamina for the ministry.
    3. For Pastor Federico & Blanca Muñoz in Mexicali. Read more here…
      • We are planning on pouring the foundation for their church on October 14, and we are planning to start building on November 1st.
      • We are working with them to raise the funding to build the church by this November.
    4. For Pastor Eliel and Jessica Osorio and their team as they plant the church in Oaxaca. Read more here…
      • Pray for more lives to be transformed by the gospel.
      • Pray that the Lord will provide the funding for the land and for this church planting project.
      • Eliel’s dad had a stroke and moved to heaven on January 1st. Then on August 31st, Eliel’s mom moved to heaven. Two deaths very close together. Pray for the family as they mourn.
    5. For Pastor Noe & Eneydi Reyes in Durango, Mexico. He is working with “Fulbolistas para Cristo” (Soccer Players for Christ) to reach out and disciple professional soccer players.
      • I’m leading the church in evangelism training during the month of September.
      • He’s also working with soccer players to minister to youth. It’s a new project that has great potential!
      • Noe would like to buy some land so they can build a church.
    6. Pray for Pastor Adnier & Mariesly Padron and Pastor Nelson & Betsy Beltran who just moved from the Big Island to start planting churches in the Dominican Republic.
    7. Dawn and I will be in the Dominican Republic from October 1- 10.
    8. For Abbi Nuñez Covarrubias as she begins to work with us. We are excited to have her partner with us in ministry!
    9. For Pastor Daniel & Yolanda Nuñez with Ministerios Transformación. They just reached their goal of planting 50 churches!
    10. For Pastor Hector & Perla Sigala as they lead church number 50 which is on the eastern edge of Tijuana.
    11. For Pastor Petri & Yudy Petrikowski who are planting a church in Ensenada.
      • Pray for the church to continue to grow and for creative ideas for outreach.
      • Pray that they can find land, and build a church soon – 2024 would be great!
    12. Pray for Sofia, her family, and many other families who are in need on the Big Island.
    13. Continue to pray for our familia as they work to plant churches in various cities on the Big Island.
      • Pray for the Lord’s provision for our pastor friends, their families, and those in their church as they lead their churches on the Big Island under difficult circumstances. The country is under much duress. We still need support from our generous friends like you.
      • The families on the Big Island. There is a scarcity of food, and families are struggling to feed their children. Give for the needs on the Big Island…
      • For the pastors, churches, and families who suffered loss in Hurricane Ian.
      • For Pastor Jesus & Pastor Ernesto whose churches were damaged in the Hurricane.
      • For Pastor Jorge whose church collapsed during the stormy season. We are raising $1,000 to help him rebuild his church.
      • Pastor Justo and Sara on the Big Island. They have a goal to start 50 churches and see 1,000 people come to Christ.
    14. We thank the Lord for the four-week Evangelism training that we’ve for some of the pastors that we are working with in Tijuana and Mexicali. We have partnered with Steve Dueck with Cru and he helped us with the training. It has been a great experience.
    15. The Lord has given Dave and Dawn some great opportunities to coach and mentor pastors and their wives in Tijuana, Ensenada, Mexicali, and other cities throughout Mexico and on the Big Island.
    16. Dave and Dawn are meeting regularly on Zoom and in person with a number of Mexican church planters to encourage and strengthen them.
    17. For the following new pastors that we are starting to work with this year.
      • Pastor Marin and Lupita Silvano in Mexicali.
      • Pastor Alain and Clara Elena Espinosa in Oaxaca.
      • Missionaries Hugo and Yasmin Orellana in San Jose de los Cabos.
      • Pastor Luis and Nereida Llerves  in Ciudad Constitución.
    18. The ministry of Ministerios Transformación (MT) and our partnership with Pastor Daniel Nuñez and his wife, Yolanda who lead MT.
    19. We are partnering with Pastor Daniel and Ministerios Transformación on a number of church planting projects in Tijuana, Rosarito, and Mexicali.
      • For Pastor Jorge and Lucy Alvarado as they lead this new church in Mexicali. Read more here…
      • Pastor Victor and Sol Bravo as they lead the church plant in Rosarito, Mexico. The church is reaching out into the community feeding children and offering a tutoring program.
      • Pastor Ivan and Rocio Casados the church in growing as they reach out in Valle Verde/Ribera del Bosque.
      • For Pastor Abraham and Martha Velazquez. Abraham pastors the Ministerios Transformación church in Rojo Gomez. He and Martha need wisdom as they balance ministry and family.
      • For Pastor Pastor Jaime and Valentina Rodriguez as they lead the MT in La Morita.
      • For Pastor Jose Luis and Raquel Rivera. They are working in a difficult area called Lazaro Cardenas. Pray for the gospel to breakthrough.
      • Pray for Pastor Favian and his wife Ana as they lead the church plant in Mexicali.
      • Pray for Pastor Yovani and Esmeralda Robles as they plant their church in Tijuana. Esmeralda suffered a stroke last year. We are praying for her healing, and for the Lord’s grace and comfort.
      • Pastor Juan and Viki Huape in Mexicali. They are doing a wonderful job reaching out to people who are coming out of addictions.
    20. For the pastors we are mentoring – that each pastor needs wisdom as they reach out to their communities and seek to grow their church.
      • Pastor Jesus “Petri” & Yudy Petrikowski in Ensenada
      • Pastor Federico & Blanca Muñoz in Mexicali.
      • Pastor Jose Luis & Mariel Rodriguez in Colima
      • Pastor Eliel & Jessica Osorio in Oaxaca.
      • Pastor Davis and Luz Pardo – in Rosarito.
      • Pastor Benjamin and Blanca Romero as they begin to do outreach in La Paz, Baja California Sur
      • For Pastor Noe Reyes and his wife, Eneyei who are planting a church in Durango.
      • For Pastor Alejandro Manuel Santos who is planting a church in Durango.
      • For Pastor Marcos Valera and his wife, Tonantzin who is planting a church in Culiacán.
      • For Pastor Roberto Mendoza and his wife, Gabriela who are planting a church in Ciudad Obregon.
      • For Pastor Neri Rivera and his wife, Karina who are planting a church in Tapachula, Chiapas.
      • For Pastor Hector Bautista and his wife, Lulu who are planting a church in Hermosillo.
      • For Pastor Acero Valencia and his wife, Alma who are planting a church in McAllen, Texas.
    21. Peter and Jenny Boling as they minister in La Paz, Baja California Sur. They are partnering with Benjamin and Blanca Romero in their church plant.
    22. For Jim DeWitt as he is ministering with our team, and serving with us in the area of executive administration, training, and coaching.
    23. Pray for the funds that we need to raise for these new projects in Tijuana & Mexicali as well as the other church planting projects that we are partnering with.
    24. Monse just graduated from Westminster Seminary on May 27th. She moved to Ann Arbor Michigan in July to work with Reformed University Fellowship on the campus of the University of Michigan.
    25. A friend asked me at the beginning of 2018 what would be a miracle goal. After praying about it for some time I felt like it would be a miracle, something only God could do if we could be involved in helping to plant 1,000.
    26. Planting 1,000 churches requires a lot of resources. We are praying that the Lord will supply the needed financial support and raise up a team to help us reach our goal.
    27. God’s continued work of healing for our family as we grieve our daughter, Hannah’s moving to heaven.
    28. Our family as we mourn Dave’s mom, Virginia Diaso moving to heaven on March 19, 2020. You can read a tribute to her here…
    29. Dave’s dad, Ronald Diaso, moved to heaven on May 26, 2020. You can read a tribute to him here…
    30. For our trips and just ministry, in general, we ask for:
      • For strength and stamina while we travel.
      • Unity, love, and peace between us and all those that we minister with.
      • Dave & Dawn will walk in the fruit of the Spirit moment by moment as we serve.
      • That we are sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
      • Wisdom, discernment, strength, power, and protection, as we fight the spiritual battles that the Lord is calling us into.
    31. Wisdom for our leadership in Mexico as we seek to see the gospel go forth, and for the church to expand.
    32. For Redeemer San Diego in their growing partnership with us on the Ensenada and Tijuana church planting projects.
    33. Dawn and Dave need to work on raising more support and to trust the Lord to provide so that we will be fully funded, and be able to focus on the ministry on the border.
    34. God is opening up some new opportunities as I get to know the leaders of the Mexican National Presbyterian Church on the border and throughout Baja California.
      • Pray that my relationship with them will be strengthened and for wisdom about the best way to work with them.
    35. For our relationship with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico as we work with them on various church planting projects throughout the country.
    36. God’s blessing, wisdom, and direction as I network on the San Diego – Tijuana border.
    37. That the Lord will raise up more workers to join us in church planting and training on the Border, the Baja, and Beyond.

    Our Family:

    1. David, Jr. works in Aero Technology. He married Emily on May 26, 2019, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We are very happy for them! They just had their first child, on April 29, 2021.
    2. David, Jr. suffered some temporary brain damage due to hypoxia in 2020. Pray for his complete healing. We praise the Lord that he was able to go back to work on June 6, 2022. David told us recently that God healed him, and that God is answering our prayer!
    3. Jonathan married Hannah, in a beautiful wedding ceremony on December 1, 2018, in Colorado Springs. Jonathan and Hannah are now living in Pennsylvania. Jonathan just graduated from his ministry school.
    4. Our son, Jonathan recently found out that he has diabetes. We are praying for his health and healing.
    5. The Lord called Hannah home suddenly and unexpectedly on October 18, 2016. We are grieving her loss while remembering our hope of heaven. This is an ongoing battle – it doesn’t seem to go away with time.
    6. We love our children and we are very proud of them.

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