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The Contrasts of Los Cabos

Los Cabos: The Beauty and the Crying Need

Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas

For the last two days I’ve been with fellow missionary, Peter Boling in the Los Cabos area. He’s been showing me around, and we’ve been connecting with some of the ministries here.
I would describe Los Cabos as a land of contrasts. There is the beauty of the Pacific, the Sea of Cortez, the landscape and the beach. Then there is the barrenness, the dirt, the cactus and the shrubs inland. Some of the wealthiest people in the world have homes here, and many tourist come to enjoy all that Los Cabos has to offer. In contrast there are people who are struggling to survive, many people living in very humble conditions.
Most of the residents of Los Cabos depend on the tourism for their survival. The tourism has suffered over the last few years, because of the economy and the recent drug wars.
It hurts to see some of the people living in the humble conditions they live in.

Reaching Gangs for Christ

Peter and Jenny Boling have a passion for this area and for the many hurting people. I love watching Peter interact with those that live and serve here.

Peter sharing with the young gang members
Peter sharing with the young gang members

Just yesterday we met a group of 30 young gang members that had recently come to Christ. The Lord is using a Salvadorian hit man and drug runner to reach into the gang community. Emilio has street credibility with these gang members, because of his past. He had a dramatic conversation, and the Lord is now using him in a powerful way.
We dropped in on their meeting in the afternoon, and they asked Peter to share his testimony. Peter is a big guy, and he comes from a rough background. He was once involved in gangs and drugs. God got ahold of his heart while he was in prison, and he became a warrior for the Lord. Since, he lived the life that they are living they listen.

God is on the Move

It’s so encouraging for me to see that behind all the tourism that moves the economy that God is moving in people’s lives. He is touching the hearts of many that are now following Jesus.
The main reason that we are in Los Cabos is to pave the way for Peter and his wife, Jenny to move here so that they can minister in Los Cabos and La Paz. We want to see ministries strengthened and new churches started. The kingdom extended for God’s glory!

Join us in Prayer

Pray with us the God will grant us favor and open many doors for the Bolings to walk through as the look to serve here!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Planting Potatoes
    Posted August 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

    praying with you Dave that God would use you and your ministry in a large way for these people!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted August 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Our meetings have gone extremely well so far. Thanks so much for praying!

  • By gwennonr
    Posted August 17, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Praying for you and your ministry. May the Lord bless you and yours on every level, and keep each of you close to Jesus through your courageous journey!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted August 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks so much for your prayers. Today my colleague and I will be speaking at a mission church in San Jose del Cabo. We are praying that the Lord blesses our time their and ministers to the people!

  • By Naphtali
    Posted August 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Some of the best roads to teach the gospel is from those who have been there and done that. And for those of us who seem to get it the hard way at least there is a payoff! LOL! Keep up the great work guys!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted August 18, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      That is true. Tonight Peter had the chance to share his testimony, and I shared a short message on grace. The people in the mission church we spoke in seemed to be touched by the gospel message, which is always encouraging!

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