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The Joys of Crossing the Border

Crossing back in the U.S.
Crossing back in the U.S.

I love living on the border, and the interaction we have with such wonderful friends in Tijuana and San Diego. One of the many things I appreciate is being able to see Tijuana every day. It helps me pray for the needs there. Since we live so close it makes it easy to go into Mexico frequently.
Dawn and I just received our Sentri (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection) pass, which allows us to cross the border in much less time. We can now go in the fast lane. In December for example, I waited for more than five hours to cross back into the U.S., while friends of mine who have the Sentri pass crossed in 15 minutes. Wow! What a difference.
There are many things you can think about and do in five hours. One of the things I’ve reflected on is how many people wish they could be in that line, and cross legally into the US. There are many others who have to cross back and forth each day for work. Amazing! I wonder how they are able to persevere?
Tijuana at the San Ysidro Border crossing
Tijuana at the San Ysidro Border crossing

The San Diego – Tijuana border crossing is the most land crossed border crossing in the world. We are thrilled that we can now cross back and forth more easily. It makes it much more reasonable to live and work on both sides of the border.
My wife and I are excited as we start this new year. We see God opening more doors the longer we are here.
I’m praying about and working on putting together goals for 2013. Please join me in prayer, that the Lord will guide, lead and direct. One of the things I’m asking the Lord for is that I will become more sensitive to his voice and his leading.
Thanks for joining us on this journey of faith!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Wayne Augden
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Dave, I’m keeping you and your family in my prayers. So heartening to see the work that God is doing through you and Dawn and so many others. God bless you.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted January 14, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Thanks so much for your prayers and for your encouragement !

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  • By peacelovegreatcountrymusic
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Sending you a prayer and well wishes and safety for the good work that you do. Thank you for taking the time to visit, that means a lot.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted February 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks for the prayer – that’s huge! We need it

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