Posts Tagged ‘Victor Bravo’

Counting the Blessings of Special Friends!
Pastor Daniel Nuñez and Victor Bravo with Dave

Pastor Daniel Nuñez the leader of Lo Mejor del Trigo and Victor Bravo, one of our newest church planters with Dave

I’m often reminded of the many blessings Dawn and I have in working with the people we minister alongside with on the border and in the Baja. I just love the variety of those we serve with. Their love for Christ and growth in Christ challenges me to grow.

I find that some of the most valuable lessons are learn are from very humble people who love Jesus. They may not have all the training that I have, but they love our Lord and they challenge me to grow in my faith.

One of the dangers of having studied a lot is that it is easy to become like the pharisees and scribes. You might remember that Jesus didn’t speak very highly of them. It is not my goal to be like a hard-hearted, stiff-necked pharisee. By the way, you don’t have to have studied a lot to become like a pharisee. It’s a danger for all of us.

God Uses Our Friends in Our Lives for His Good
Good times with our friends from Ensenada

Our friends from Ensenada from the church La Nueva Jerusalen

The friends that we serve with challenge my faith. They don’t let me rest on my laurels. Some of the pastors that Dawn and I work with have very little training, and yet we learn so much from them. We grow in Christ, because of them.

I’m grateful for the bigness and the grandness of the kingdom. There are no little people in God’s kingdom. Those that are in Christ have significance, because of who we have become in Christ. This is one of the great truths of the Bible.

We are sons and daughters of our Father. We have been adopted into his family. We can call our Father, Abba, Father! He is our daddy!

Paul and Linda Kim with the pastors from Lo Mejor del Trigo

Some of the wonderful pastors from Lo Mejor del Trigo In Tijuana and San Diego that we serve with

One of the reasons my friends who are in ministry challenge me to grow in my faith is that they are different from me. I see them trusting God in incredible ways. Some of them live in very humble surroundings. It’s hard, but they serve joyfully. They have an amazing amount of faith. I praise the Lord for them!

I aspire to be more like my faith filled friends. I’m grateful to call them amigo and to walk this journey of faith with them!

In His Grip, Dave

God’s Up to Something New!
Pastor Daniel Nuñez and Victor Bravo with Dave

Pastor Daniel Nuñez and Victor Bravo with Dave

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy new things. They get me excited. This is especially true when it has to do with new works that the Lord is doing.

Last week I went with Pastor Daniel Nuñez from Lo Mejor del Trigo and a new church planter, Victor Bravo to see the land where we are going to start a new church. This will be the fourth church that Lo Mejor del Trigo, the Harbor Network and Mission to the World have partnered together on. This will be the 24th church for Lo Mejor del Trigo of their vision to plant 50 churches.

I love the time I spent with Daniel and Victor. Both of them are great guys. Pastor Daniel has become a good friend that I love. Victor is a young, new pastor with many gifts.

Our New Church Planter Victor Bravo
The site of the new church plant in Rosarito

The site of the new church plant in Rosarito

Victor is married to Soledad, and the Lord is calling them to plant a church in Rosarito, which is just a little south of Tijuana. Victor has worked with YWAM for a number of years helping with outreach to the needy and building homes for the poor. He has a lot of energy.

As I talked to Victor he shared part of his vision to reach the community. He has some great ideas and it was wonderful to see his passion!

The land the church will be situated on is on a corner lot in a new community. In one of the pictures I took it looks like there is isn’t anything around, but on the other side of the street there are homes.

When I think about all the Lord has done in the other churches we have helped start, and some of the others that have been started by Lo Mejor del Trigo I just can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for this new work.

Join Us Prayer

Pray for Victor and his wife Soledad. Pray that the Lord will go before them and open many doors and many hearts as they bring the gospel to the community. We pray that they will plant a living a vibrant church!

In His Grip, Dave