Posts Tagged ‘David Diaso’

Ray Call

This past Thursday my BEAMM teammate, Ray Call, and I went to Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California to meet with students. We had a wonderful opportunity to share about what our vision is for reaching out to Hispanics on the border. We provided pizza for lunch, which is definitely a draw to hungry seminarians.

We had a great time! I love to share the stories about how the Lord has led us to the border, and how He is already working and changing lives on the border. I get energized by the youth and enthusiasm of a younger crowd.

I find that it gives me great joy sharing about what we do, and the vision the Lord has given us for the bi-national city of San Diego – Tijuana border. It encourages my soul when new friends respond to what God is doing. I always enjoy sharing how God is working and how He’s called us. Usually I am doing it to raise funds for our ministry. It is a nice change to be able to share these same things to encourage and motivate people to serve with us.

I don’t know what God will do. I don’t know who He will call to join us, but I do know that Jesus told us to pray for workers. My wife likes to tell of a plaque her parents had that said, “pray, but row to shore.” I think that applies here. We pray for workers, but we also ask people to join us.

Emily Gryder

Emily Gryder one of our summer interns

Just in the last few weeks we’ve had one new intern, Emily Gryder decide to work with us from July to November. We also have an awesome young lady from Birmingham, Alabama that is beginning the process to come on with Mission to the World, and to join our team. Pray with us as she goes through this process that God will make His calling even more clear to her. The Lord is raising up workers. Praise Him!

Back to our experience at Westminster seminary. I was so encouraged to see how well Ray and I worked together, as we shared our stories. I love working on a team. Thank you, Jesus for raising up workers and building our team. It reminds me that He is ultimately the One that causes the increase.

In His Grip, Dave

Isaiah 40:6-8

I’ve found that reading the Bible consistently is one of the most important things that I do for my emotional and spiritual health. I’d like to motivate you to take some time each day to read the Word of God. The Bible promises that God’s Word does not return void. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever,” (Isaiah 40:8). It has the power to change your life. What a great way to get your year off on the right foot!

It’s not easy to stay on a Bible reading plan. To stay consistent throughout the year. But having a plan or a tool that aids with the process makes it easier. The best tool that I’ve found over the last year is

YouVersion is a Bible app that you can download on your smart phone, iPad or computer. It comes with a variety of languages, so it is a great tool for missionaries that work in other cultures as well as English speakers.

YouVersion - A Great Bible App

What do I like best about YouVersion?

  1. It’s free to use. All you need is internet access.
  2. I like that there are multiple translations and languages available
  3. If you sign up for an account on the internet, they offer a number of Bible reading plans
  4. There are plans to read the whole Bible in a year, or just the New Testament or many other options.
  5. The plans are adjustable, and it’s easy to catch up. If you start on January 5th or June 25th it’s not a problem. If you get behind there is a feature that will adjust the days, so that you are back up to date. This also helps diminish discouragement, so you don’t give up!

The hardest thing about any discipline is getting started. The new year is a natural time to try to start something like reading the Bible through in a year. I have found it helpful over the years to read different translations. It keeps it fresh. Right now I’m half way through the M’Cheyne one year reading plan in Spanish. I started it in the middle of the summer.

Happy New Year from the Diaso family

Happy New Year from the Diaso family

So I’d like to spur you on to join me in reading the Bible daily. In seeking to nourish the inner man, and grow in your faith this year. You won’t regret it!

Have a Happy and blessed 2012!

In His Grip, Dave