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Dr. Lloyd Kim Nominated as New Coordinator
Dr. Lloyd Kim

Dr. Lloyd Kim

Mission to the World (MTW) announced yesterday that Lloyd Kim is the new coordinator. We have been praying for a year as the search committee has been looking for a new coordinator to replace Dr. Paul Kooistra.

It’s the beginning of a new era for MTW.

Dr. Kooistra led MTW for 20 years. The mission grew from serving in 36 countries when he began in 1994 to 88 countries today. 738 missionaries and 1028 national partners serve with MTW.

Paul Kooistra said, “I can’t think of anyone who can better lead Mission to the World than Lloyd Kim.” Read more about Dr. Lloyd Kim and the transition here… 

Join us in Prayer
  • Dave & Hannah in line to cross the border

    Dave & Hannah in line to cross at the border

    Pray for the Kim family as they transition into this new role.

  • Pray for MTW as we work to plant churches and transform communities around the world as well as here on the border and in the Baja.
  • This week Dawn and I have sensed spiritual attack. This comes on the heals of a successful week in Ensenada.
  • Continue to pray for Pastor Leo Nevarez and his family. He is still waiting to hear from the hospital to schedule his surgery to remove his kidney, which has a cancerous tumor. We continue to pray for the Lord’s healing for Leo.
  • Pastor Daniel Nuñez and his wife, Yolanda are leaving for a two-week missions trip to South Africa today. Pray for safety as they travel and that it will be a fruitful trip.
  • That the Lord will advance our work on the border and beyond. We are praying for more workers and we continue to work for more church plants as well as healthy and growing churches.

Thanks so much for joining us on this journey.

In His Grip, Dave

Mission to the World’s Global Missions Conference
Mission to the World's Global Missions Conference in Greenville, SC

Mission to the World’s Global Missions Conference in Greenville, SC

This weekend Dawn and I participated in Mission to the World’s (MTW) Global Missions Conference. The conference was called, The Spirit Moves. I love this title, because it’s a good reminder that we are dependent on God’s Spirit to see any fruit.

It’s too easy to depend on our own efforts, but when we do so the work becomes hard. I pray as we move forward in ministry on the border that we will see the Spirit move in powerful ways!

A Full House at the Conference
Dr. Paul Taylor MTW's Asia Director greets Dr. Ravi Zacharias before he gives the closing keynote speech

Dr. Paul Taylor MTW’s Asia Director greets Dr. Ravi Zacharias before Dr. Zacharias gives the closing keynote

There were 2,500 at the conference. Thank the Lord for all the interest in God’s mission.

The conference began with a keynote from MTW’s coordinator, Dr. Paul Kooistra, and it ended with Dr. Ravi Zacharias. All of the speakers did a wonderful job of lifting our hearts, and inspiring us to look to Jesus in this great journey of mission that he has called us to join him on.

Promoting and Praying for the Work of Missions
Dawn and Dave at the booth with friends, Dale and Sunny Cho

Dawn and Dave at the booth with friends, Dale and Sunny Cho

Dawn and I set up a booth to promote the ministry on the border. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet people, and share about how God is moving where we live and work.

I found it invigorating to connect with friends that I work with, and to meet so many that are interested in missions.

We continue to pray that the Lord will raise up men and women to work alongside us. MTW has set a prayer goal to see 150 people go to the mission field by 2015.

Join us in praying for 150 by 2015. Click on this link to learn about ways you can get involved.

Dawn with two college students, friends from Colorado - Ashley Bates & Chelsea Baird

Dawn with two college students, friends from Colorado – Ashley Bates & Chelsea Baird

Today Dawn and I are in Lookout Mountain, Georgia  where we are participating in Covenant College‘s missions conference. 🙂 We are getting all of our conferences in. This gives us even more opportunities to interact with people and to sow the seeds of missions.

In God’s good timing he will bring others. His Spirit has been moving and continues to go ahead of us and move people’s hearts.

Thanks be to the Lord, the author and finisher of the work of missions. It is his work after all!

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” –Matthew 28:18-20

In His Grip, Dave