Join us in Prayer…

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. 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. We would like to raise $1,200 or more to help them repair their home and church.
  3. 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.
  4. For Pastor Federico & Blanca Muñoz in Mexicali. Read more here…
    • They are looking for land and funding for their church planting project.
  5. For Pastor Jorge and Lucy Alvarado as they lead this new church in Mexicali. Read more here…
    • For the Lord to raise up $2,200 for the church that we are constructing with Ministerios Transformación in Mexicali, Mexico. We’d like to finish building this church.
  6. On November 15th we finished a four week Evangelism training for some of the pastors that we are working with in Tijuana. Steve Dueck with Cru helped us with the training.
  7. For Pastor Noe Reyes in Durango, Mexico. He is working with “Fulbolistas para Cristo” (Soccer players for Christ) to reach out and disciple professional soccer players. He’s also working with the soccer players to minister to youth. It’s a new project that has great potential!
  8. 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.
  9. Dave and Dawn are meeting regularly on Zoom and in person with a number of Mexican church planters to encourage and strengthen them.
  10. 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.
  11. The ministry of Ministerios Transformación (MT) and our partnership with Pastor Daniel Nuñez and his wife, Yolanda who lead MT.
  12. We are partnering with Pastor Daniel and Ministerios Transformación on a number of church planting projects in Tijuana, Rosarito and Mexicali.
  13. 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. Pastor Adnier and Mariesly Padron moved from the Big Island to the Dominican Republic and are training pastors and planting churches in the DR.
  15. For the pastors we are mentoring – that each of the pastors needs wisdom as they reach out in 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.
  16. 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.
  17. For Jim DeWitt as he is ministering with our team, and serving with us in the area of executive administration, training, and coaching.
  18. 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.
  19. Pastor Nelson on the Big Island as he and his team disciple Lazara and those who are coming to Christ.
  20. Monse as she adjusts to life in the USA, and studies at Westminster Seminary. She just finished her second year of seminary.
  21. 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.
  22. Planting 1,000 churches require 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.
  23. Pray for Pastor Mere Godinez and his wife Edna as they lead the church plant in Mexicali. We dedicated the church on May 6th, 2018!
  24. Pray for Pastor Jovani 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.
  25. Our growing relationship with Multiplication Ministries (Red de Multiplicación) is opening doors for us, and helping us to extend our reach in church planting!
  26. God’s continued work of healing for our family as we grieve our daughter, Hannah’s moving to heaven.
  27. 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…
  28. Dave’s dad, Ronald Diaso, moved to heaven on May 26, 2020. You can read a tribute to him here…
  29. For our trips and just ministry, in general, we ask for:
    1. For strength and stamina while we travel.
    2. Unity, love, and peace between us and all those that we minister with.
    3. Dave & Dawn will walk in the fruit of the Spirit moment by moment as we serve.
    4. That we are sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
    5. Wisdom, discernment, strength, power, and protection, as we fight the spiritual battles that the Lord is calling us into.
  30. Wisdom for our leadership in Mexico as we seek to see the gospel go forth, and for the church to expand.
  31. For Redeemer San Diego in their growing partnership with us on the Ensenada and Tijuana church planting projects.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. For our relationship with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico as we work with them on various church planting projects throughout the country.
  35. The ministry of Ministerios Transformación:
    • Pray for Pastor Daniel and Yolanda Nuñez and their ministry with Ministerios Transformación formerly Lo Mejor Del Trigo (LMT) in Tijuana. Daniel is the leader of the MT movement.
    • The new church plant in Rosarito, Mexico which is led by Pastor Victor Bravo along with his wife, Sol. The church is reaching out into the community feeding children and offering a tutoring program.
    • The new church plant in Valle Verde/Rivera del Bosque is off to a good start. Pray that it continues to grow under Pastor Ivan Casados’ leadership.
    • For 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 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.
  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. We need an administrator, trainer/educator, coordinator of mercy ministries, church planters, and evangelists. We are also praying for interns to join and help.

Our Family:

  1. David, Jr. works with United Technologies. 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 he is feeling better, 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 moved to Pennsylvania in August. Jonathan is starting up his second year in ministry school this Fall.
  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.
  1. I’ll be praying for you brother


  2. Theresa peppell says:

    Prayed for you all.


  3. David & Uni McEntee says:

    What a wonderful celebration with a new church! Prayers for your ministry and your dear family!


  4. Lucy T says:

    Hi, David, Dawn and Family, We are praying for you. It’s unclear to us what Hannah’s difficulties are, but we are still lifting her and all of you up in prayer. It’s pretty awesome to see you all pushing forward in the face of challenging times and trusting God. He is always faithful, as Samuel Rutherford put it “Seldom early but never late” in His answering. Congratulations to David for his great work at college and his job at Pratt and Whitney; it’d be interesting to hear what in particular he’s working on for them, as we have a bunch of aviation buffs here. Blessings on you all! Love in Christ, Lucy for the T family


  5. Robert Johnson says:

    Hi to David and Dawn from Bob Johnson in Colton, CA. I sympathize with you over Hannah’s loss but heaven’s gain. My beloved Evie is there also and at this Thanksgiving season, we miss them even more. I even had my cry session this AM and remembered the “Jesus Wept” too – and when I was tired of moping, I returned to Thanksgiving and felt God’s new Presence. I learned again that T is powerful. fill your mind with praise and your body restores – it is a really powerful expression of faith that makes Leper’s whole . So happy and powerful Thanksgivings as you review the big picture.
    She is having one really great time in heaven with Jesus Christ andEvie J and I am OK too along with you!. Love in the Savior and Good Shepherd who restores my soul ! Bob bJ an Old Navy Chaplain.

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