Posts Tagged ‘church revitalization’

Breakthrough on the Border & the Baja
Celebrating the Lord's Supper at Dios es Amor

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper at Dios es Amor

We are praying for a breakthrough on the border and the Baja. Dawn and I know that for the church to grow, and for God’s kingdom to expand here that his Spirit must work in the heart of men and women. It’s a work that only God can do, but he gives us the privilege to be involved.

It excites us as the Lord opens new doors, and connects us with all the great people who are serving in this part of the world.

Dios es Amor

Today (Sunday) Dawn, David Jr., Hannah and I visited a church called Dios es Amor. It’s a church that’s been around for a while. They have a wonderful facility, but only a remnant remains.

Efrain & Jenny with their two boys

Efrain & Jenny with their two boys

We enjoyed the opportunity to encourage them and be with Pastor Efrain Romero and his wife, Jenny. Efrain and Jenny just started ministering at Dios es Amor. They have a lot of energy and they desire to see the church grow.

Dawn and I have enjoyed getting to know Efrain and Jenny, and we look forward to seeing how God will use them. We look to the Lord for breakthrough and we ask him to awaken this church, and many others. Use our friends, Efrain and Jenny to point many people to the savior.

We realize that there is a need for church renewal and church revitalization as well as church planting.

Hear Our Prayer!
Dave praying during the service for Dios es Amor

Dave praying during the service for Dios es Amor

We already see God doing many encouraging things as he touches lives and brings about transformation. O Lord, that this would be just the beginning of something much greater. Ignite a holy fire in Tijuana, Ensenada, Mexicali, Los Cabos and La Paz (in all of the Baja).

Thank you Lord for hearing our prayer. Continue your holy and amazing work! We know that you will build your church. Continue to open more doors for us, and lead the way!

Thank you Jesus!

In His Grip, Dave



Dreaming About Church Expansion
The meeting with church planters and leaders

The meeting with church planters and leaders

This week I went around Tijuana with Daniel Nuñez and a new friend, JD Pearring looking at some of the new church plants, and dreaming about the future. There is some land for sale that could make for a good site for the next church plant.

One of the things I love about Daniel is that he is always looking to grow the church. His goal is to see 50 churches started in 20 years. Lo Mejor del Trigo already has 20 churches, so the Lord is blessing and the churches are growing.

JD works with Transformation Ministries and they have a heart to see the kingdom expanded through church planting and church revitalization. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet him, and learn more about the ministry that he is associated with.

Bringing Two of My Loves Together
Watching the game with Daniel Nuñez, JD Pearring and some of the other guys

Watching the game with Daniel Nuñez, JD Pearring and some of the other guys

Daniel and JD invited me to go to a meeting at Petco Park for church planters, and then to watch a game after. I didn’t need my arm twisted to accept that invite.

There were a number of pastors and leaders from California and Tijuana at the meeting. I loved meeting and interacting with these men and women who have such a heart for seeing the kingdom of God expanded on earth as it is in heaven.

One of my loves apart from church planting is baseball, so it was a great treat to have some fun and interact with the guys at the ballpark!

I enjoy interacting with other people who are passionate about the church. I feel like I always come away enriched, and often I even get a few new ideas. There usually are some opportunities to minister together in the future through these connections. I believe that God loves it when different, but like-minded ministries come together for the good of the city.

Lord, Hear Our Prayer

Lord, thank you so much for kingdom connections, and for your heart to see the church built up. I pray that we will see a renewed city and a revived border as we work together for the kingdom. Please guide and lead us along the way. Bring the right people to join us in this effort!

In His Grip, Dave