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Dave, Zach and Ray
Dave, Zach and Ray

Dawn and I have enjoyed getting to know two of our interns over the last week. Zach Lutz, a student from Moody in Chicago, and Lindsay Anne Dransfield a student from the University of Maryland in Baltimore are with us.
Zach has done a great job plugging in, and helping where needed. One of the major ministries he’s involved in is leading a Bible Study with a Hispanic small group in Escondido. This is quite an accomplishment, since Zach is still learning Spanish. Today is Zach’s birthday! He’s the big 21! Happy Birthday, Zach.
We are going into Mexico today, and we will be with the Spanish church tonight, so we celebrated Zach’s big day on July 4th. The Call family made a cake, and we had a wonderful time celebrating independence day and Zach’s birthday on the same day!
Dawn with Lindsay Anne
Dawn with Lindsay Anne

Lindsay Anne is only with us for a few days. She is a photo journalist. While she is with us we have her taking a lot of pictures and video of the city, and people.
As an added bonus, a friend from Colorado Springs, Scott Kracht has been visiting us.
On Saturday Lindsay Anne leaves and Emily Gryder joins us. Emily is coming out from North Carolina.
I love the youth, energy and curiosity these young adults bring with them. It’s unbelievable that our interns are all about the same age as our kids. Actually, David, our oldest is a little older than all of them. But of course, we aren’t getting older just our kids are! 😉
Today we will go into Tijuana and Rosarito to meet with pastor Leo Nevarez. My prayer is that we can encourage him and his wife, Gloria. I’m also hoping to introduce him to a ministry that builds houses for impoverished people. This ministry isn’t too far from his church, so it could be a great opportunity for the church to reach out in love to the people in this community. I believe by bringing these two ministries together that the Lord could greatly bless each of them. I pray they will also be a blessing to the community!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By jritterbrunson
    Posted July 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I know you enjoy having enthusiastic help. If you work with children, I would like to suggest a couple of children’s curriculum you might like. The first is called Growing Seasons: Helping Children Heal from Divorce and Other Losses. It has been translated into Spanish. The other is Empowering Kids for Life. It teaches children ages 8-11 how to recognize and avoid addictions before they start, while teaching Christian principles of healthy living. You can preview both at Go to online store, click on children and keep clicking until it says, Flip through the currulum. Living Free’s adult material is excellent as well.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted July 7, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Thanks for the heads up – it sounds like something we might be able to use

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