Posts Tagged ‘border crossing’

The View of TJ from the local Starbucks

The View of TJ from the local Starbucks

One of the things that I love about where we live is our proximity to the border. We are about 6 miles from the border. I can walk from my house to the local Starbucks, order a cup of coffee and look out at Tijuana from the patio.

This view warms my heart as I love Mexico and the Mexican people. It also gives me a good vantage to pray for the area.

We live in an area where there are many Latinos, mostly Mexican. I guess, that makes sense, because of its proximity to the Mexican border. There are many needs here, in both San Diego and Tijuana. We know of some, but we are still learning.

As we are getting our house set up, one of the next projects we are working on is getting our Sentri pass. This allows us to go in the quicker line when going back and forth across the border. The pass saves literally hours each time we cross. Pray that with all the other things we have going on that I will be disciplined to get the forms filled out for our Sentri pass, and that it gets processed quickly.

Thrilled to be on this Journey of Faith with you!

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeontheBorder.org

Pastor Leo Nevarez and his wife, Gloria

Pastor Leo Nevarez and his wife, Gloria

Apart from the hour and a half wait in line to cross back into the US we had a great time in Rosarito and Tijuana on Friday!

While there we met Leo Nevarez, pastor of Lo Mejor del Trigo in Rosarito, and his wife, Gloria. It’s so encouraging to be with them and learn about what the Lord is doing as He touches lives in their church.

We were able to introduce them to the ministry of “Juventud Con Una Mision,” YWAM. They have a base about three miles from the church. Juventud Con Una Mision brings churches in and they build homes for families that are living in card board boxes, or in homes with dirt floors. It’s an important ministry since there is so much poverty in Tijuana.

Leo & Gloria meeting with Janet Lambert

Leo & Gloria meeting with Janet Lambert at the YWAM center

This ministry of YWAM is called, Houses of Hope or Casas de Esperanza. While we were at the YWAM base we met with Janet Lambert, who is one of the key leaders. Janet and her husband started Casas de Esperanza over twenty years ago. The Lord has blessed them with a beautiful facility to house the church groups that come to build homes.

I got connected with Janet through a friend in Phoenix at one of our supporting churches. The church regularly sends groups down to Tijuana to build homes. A friend, Eric Tooker, saw in my newsletter that we were involved in starting a new work in Rosarito, so he sent me a note and encouraged me to contact Janet.

I’m excited to see what God will do through this ministry connection! It’s encouraging for me to see how God brings all the moving parts together. He is the Lord of the Kingdom!

Dawn and our intern Lindsay Anne waiting in line to cross back into the US

Dawn and our intern Lindsay Anne waiting in line to cross back into the US

If you have a helpful ministry connection for us, please send it my way. There’s no telling how the Lord might use it for His glory!

What made it wonderful to connect pastor Leo and Gloria to Juventud Con Una Mision is that there are many impoverished people living in the community where the Rosarito, Lo Mejor del Trigo church ministers. This could open up some new doors for both ministries to reach out with the love of Christ to hurting people.

Wow, thank you Jesus! We look forward to watching what God will do!

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeontheBorder.org