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Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God’s work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.

– E. M. Bounds

  1. We are praying that we can be involved in seeing 1,000 churches planted in Mexico, Cuba, and wherever else the Lord opens the door for us to minister Beyond Borders!
  2. For follow-up and success in church planting for the pastors that Dawn and I just took to Guadalajara. Each of the pastors needs wisdom as they reach out in their communities and seek to grow their church.
    • Pastor Jesus “Petri” & Yudy Petrikowski in Ensenada
    • Pastor Federico & Blanca Muñoz in Mexicali.
    • Pastor Jose Luis & Mariel Rodriguez in Colima
    • Pastor Eliel & Jessica Osorio en Colima.
    • Pastor Davis and Luz Pardo in Playas Tijuana
    • Pastor Benjamin and Blanca Romero as they begin to do outreach in La Paz, Baja California Sur
    • For Pastor Noe Reyes and his wife, Eneyei who are planting a church in Durango.
    • For Pastor Alejandro Manuel Santos who is planting a church in Durango.
    • For Pastor Marcos Valera and his wife, Tonantzin who is planting a church in Culiacán.
    • For Pastor Roberto Mendoza and his wife, Gabriela who are planting a church in Ciudad Obregon.
    • For Pastor Neri Rivera and his wife, Karina who are planting a church in Tapachula, Chiapas.
    • For Pastor Hector Bautista and his wife, Lulu who are planting a church in Hermosillo.
    • For Pastor Acero Valencia and his wife, Alma who are planting a church in McAllen, Texas.
  3. Give thanks for the successful launch of the new church that we just built in Rosarito, Mexico in memory of my parents, Ron & Virginia Diaso.
  4. Pray for Pastor Victor Bravo and his wife, Sol as they lead this new church plant in the community of Lomas Altas 2 in Rosarito. They are working with Pastor Daniel Nuñez.
  5. The ministry of Ministerios Transformación (MT) and our partnership with Pastor Daniel Nuñez and his wife, Yolanda who lead MT.
  6. We are partnering with Pastor Daniel and Ministerios Transformación on a number of church planting projects in Tijuana, Rosarito and Mexicali.
  7. Continue to pray for our familia as they work to plant churches in various cities on the Big Island.
  8. Pray for the Lord’s provision for our pastor friends, their families, and those in their church as they lead their churches on the Big Island under difficult circumstances. The country is under much duress.
  9. Peter and Jenny Boling as they minister in La Paz, Baja California Sur. They are partnering with Benjamin and Blanca Romero in their church plant.
  10. For Jim DeWitt as he is ministering with our team, and serving with us in the area of executive administration, training, and coaching.
  11. Pray for the funds that we need to raise for these new projects in Tijuana & Mexicali as well as the other church planting projects that we are partnering with.
  12. Dave is meeting regularly on Zoom and in person with a number of Mexican church planters to encourage and strengthen them. Our reach has increased over the last year.
  13. Pastor Jorge Izaguirre and his wife, Clara who are planting a church in Queretaro. Pray for wisdom and the Lord’s provision for a good place to meet as the church grows.
  14. Pastor Nelson on the Big Island as he and his team disciple Lazara and those who are coming to Christ.
  15. Pastor Justo and Sara on the Big Island they have a goal to start 50 churches and see 1,000 people come to Christ.
  16. Pray for all of the pastors that we are working with as they go through the COVID-19 crisis.
    1.  As they navigate this unique period. Our church planters need to extra creative during this time.
    2. That God uses COVID-19 to create revival and a spiritual hunger among those who are without Christ.
    3. That fear would have no place in the hearts and minds of our pastors. The Lord would give them courage and strength.
    4. That the Lord will use this so that the communities where the churches are ministering will come to know Jesus through their testimony of love, unity, and boldness.
    5. The families on the Big Island. There is a scarcity of food, and families are struggling to feed their children. Give for the needs on the Big Island…
    6. Pastor Roberto has had a difficult time finding insulin and the medicine he needs to treat his diabetes. Pray for them as a family. His wife, Yolanda, and their 3 boys. He is leading a church planting network.
  17. Monse as she adjusts to life in the USA, and begins her studies at Westminster Seminary.
  18. A friend asked me at the beginning of 2018 what would be a miracle goal. After praying about it for some time I felt like it would be a miracle, something only God could do if we could be involved in helping to plant 1,000.
  19. Planting 1,000 churches require a lot of resources. We are praying that the Lord will supply the needed financial support and raise up a team to help us reach our goal.
  20. Pray for Pastor Mere Godinez and his wife Edna as they lead the church plant in Mexicali. We dedicated the church on May 6th, 2018!
  21. Pray for Pastor Jovani and Esmeralda Robles as they plant their church in Tijuana. Esmeralda suffered a stroke last year. We are praying for her healing, and for the Lord’s grace and comfort.
  22. Our growing relationship with Multiplication Ministries (Red de Multiplicación) is opening doors for us, and helping us to extend our reach in church planting!
  23. God’s continued work of healing for our family as we grieve our daughter, Hannah’s moving to heaven.
  24. Our family as we mourn Dave’s mom, Virginia Diaso moving to heaven on March 19, 2020. You can read a tribute to her here…
  25. Dave’s dad, Ronald Diaso, moved to heaven on May 26, 2020. You can read a tribute to him here…
  26. Dawn’s mom, Alice is now living with us.
  27. For our trips and just ministry, in general, we ask for:
    1. For strength and stamina while we travel
    2. Unity, love, and peace between us and all those that we minister with.
    3. Dave & Dawn will walk in the fruit of the Spirit moment by moment as we serve.
    4. That we are sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
    5. Wisdom, discernment, strength, power, and protection, as we fight the spiritual battles that the Lord is calling us into.
  28. Dawn’s been having some health problems and she’s been having a hard time sleeping at night. We are praying for complete and total healing.
  29. The Lord has given Dave and Dawn some great opportunities to coach pastors and their wives in Tijuana, Ensenada, Mexicali and other cities throughout Mexico and on the Big Island.
  30. Wisdom for our leadership in Mexico as we seek to see the gospel go forth, and for the church to expand.
  31. For Redeemer San Diego in their growing partnership with us on the Ensenada and Tijuana church planting projects.
  32. Dawn and Dave need to work on raising more support and to trust the Lord to provide so that we will be fully funded, and be able to focus on the ministry on the border.
  33. God is opening up some new opportunities as I get to know the leaders of the Mexican National Presbyterian Church on the border, and throughout Baja California.
    • Pray that my relationship with them will be strengthened, and for wisdom about the best way to work with them.
  34. For our relationship with the MTW Monterrey team as we work with them on various church planting projects including the church planter’s incubator training and training for coaches.
  35. The ministry of Ministerios Transformación:
    • Pray for Pastor Daniel and Yolanda Nuñez and their ministry with Ministerios Transformación formerly Lo Mejor Del Trigo (LMT) in Tijuana. Daniel is the leader of the MT movement.
    • The new church plant in Rosarito, Mexico which is led by Pastor Victor Bravo along with his wife, Sol. The church is reaching out into the community feeding children and offering a tutoring program.
    • The new church plant in Valle Verde/Rivera del Bosque is off to a good start. Pray that it continues to grow under Pastor Ivan Casados’ leadership.
    • For Abraham and Martha Velazquez. Abraham pastors the Ministerios Transformación church in Rojo Gomez. He and Martha need wisdom as they balance ministry and family.
    • For Pastor Jaime and Valentina Rodriguez as they lead the MT in La Morita.
    • For Pastor Jose Luis and Raquel Rivera. They are working in a difficult area called Lazaro Cardenas. Pray for the gospel to breakthrough.
  36. God’s blessing, wisdom, and direction as I network on the San Diego – Tijuana border.
  37. Pray for the leadership of Bridge and Pastor Christian Castro as is now leading the church.
  38. That the Lord will raise up more workers. We need an administrator, trainer/educator, coordinator of mercy ministries, church planters, and evangelists. We are also praying for interns to join and help.

Our Family:

  1. David, Jr. works with United Technologies. He married Emily on May 26, 2019, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We are very happy for them! They just had their first child, on April 29, 2021.
  2. David, Jr. suffered some temporary brain damage due to hypoxia in 2020. Pray for his complete healing.
  3. Jonathan married Hannah, in a beautiful wedding ceremony on December 1, 2018, in Colorado Springs. Jonathan and Hannah moved to Pennsylvania in August. Pray for their move and transition as they prepare themselves to serve in ministry.
  4. Our son, Jonathan recently found out that he has diabetes. We are praying for his health and healing.
  5. The Lord called Hannah home suddenly and unexpectedly on October 18, 2016. We are grieving her loss while remembering our hope of heaven. This is an ongoing battle – it doesn’t seem to go away with time.
  6. We love our children and we are very proud of them.

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