Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Motor News

Today was a great day. I picked up my engine from the repair shop and took it to the machine shop. It is great seeing some forward motion toward getting the Bronco back in service. I also wanted to note that Cathy Dodd did a great job making a new banner for our booth at Spirit West Coast. It is totally awesome! I will be leaving early tomorrow morning to go to Mexico. Spectrum is going to pour a slab for a new house in Tijuana so the discipleship meeting has been moved to 6:00 am. I am looking forward to seeing the guys in the group.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Spirit West Coast was a great experience. We had a Spectrum Ministries booth there. It made for three long days. We worked until 11:30p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thursday was set up day and on Monday everything got put away. Thank you all who helped in so many ways to make this possible. Grandpa helped us set up on Thursday and put things away on Monday. David Wright was there every day. He helped preparing things, manning the booth, and taking care of all the IT responsibilities. Brenda, Sheryl, Paul, Sam and Rudy helped us man the booth. We made a lot of good contacts and met a lot of people who love the Lord and are excited about missions.

The weekend before we made a trip to Tribu de Jesus with a Korean Fellowship from UCSD. It was great to play with the kids and bless them. Please pray for Marcos. He is a great kid but not doing well in school and is having attitude problems right now. There is a church in the Los Angeles area who will be donating $200.00 a month to make sure the orphanage will have enough water. The Russian church donated $450.00 to buy the needed transformer to allow power to come into the orphanage. Praise the Lord!!! The guys in the Wednesday discipleship group are doing well and growing in the Lord. We have a group from Georgia with us at the dorm. It is a real blessing to see them. They come several times a year to work with us. Please pray that the kids that partner with us this summer will be a blessing to those they serve in Tijuana and will be challenged to Missionary work. Many great blessings are occurring every day.

I am very excited to be going to the Baja 500 on Friday. I work with team Honda at the Baja races. I really enjoy the races. We will be in Valle de Trinidad. a town east of Ensenada. Our job is to fuel the motorcycles and make any needed repairs. We will serve around 40 bikes on Saturday. It will be a great time. Please pray for safe travel for us. Some of our friends from the Russian church will be making a missions trip to Kenya and Russia. They will be leaving this month. Please keep them lifted up in prayer for safe travel and that they will be a blessing and challenge to those they meet on the trip. This group has a passion for missions. They have been a tremendous help and blessing to us at Spectrum.

Blessings, Dave

Sunday, May 9, 2010


We had been working on camp for quite a while and it finally happened last weekend. Grandpa and I had been working on a pirate ship complete with sail, mast, crows nest, cannons and a ship's wheel. It was about 18 feet long. We made trips carrying all the stuff to the camp at Agua Viva about a half an hour east of Ensenada, Mexico. Last Saturday, 106 kids arrived and began to have fun. There were team games and individual activities. Activities included song times, Bible lessons, group game time, free time to play with radio-controlled cars, BB guns, archery, jump for joys, playtime in the water, ropes and confidence games, crafts, eat popcorn, play soccer or get a ride on a motorcycle. The food was great and the kids had a blast. Three kids made decisions for Christ on the weekend. I worked on making buttons for the kids with their pictures on them. The theme of the camp was a pirates. The kids looked for the gran tresoro. The great treasure found on Sunday morning was the word of God. Several boys from Tribu de Jesus were there and it was fun playing with them. The Music team was awesome and the tech team provided sound, sound effects, lighting, smoke and bubbles. All the staff were great. The Bible teaching was right on the money challenging these young boys to grow into men of God. I can't wait for next year. I will post some camp pictures in the photo section of the website this week. On a personal note: I got a traffic ticket in Ensenada for running through an imaginary traffic light. I went down on Wednesday and paid my fine of $23.00.

This month is a very busy one. We have a washday on the 15th, A trip to Tribu on the 22nd and Spirit West Coast on the 28-30th. The first weekend in June I will be going to the Baja 500 to work with Team Honda.

Spirit West Coast is a very large Christian music festival held annually at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. We will have a booth representing Spectrum Ministries. This month has been such a blessing. God is answering our prayers to become a full time missionary with Spectrum. Now I am working 3.5 days a week with Spectrum. I received some additional support in April that will help move me closer to working another day with Spectrum. I am thankful for all your support. I hope to move to 4.5 days a week at the end of the summer.

Check out the article under projects later this week about collecting jewelry and prizes for the girls that Hortensia works with. I am very excited about this ministry.

I have been nursing my truck along with a bad engine for a while now and it is going in for repairs tomorrow. I am very thankful for this and hope the job will be done in time for the 500. We also get our Suburban out of the transmission shop tomorrow. It had a very difficult problem that Rafa at Turbo Transmission has been helping us with. We sure have missed it and are very glad to have it to use again.

We have a full schedule for the summer with groups from all over the country coming down to serve with us. Work is progressing on our new building in Ejido. We have a lot of plans to reach out to the neighborhood from this facility.

Brenda& I are coming to the end of our present Spanish class. Please keep us in prayer that we will continue to grow in our understanding of Spanish.
Thank you for all of your support and prayers.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hi, A lot of things have been going on. I was sick for almost a week. Praise the Lord, most of that is over. We had a very good trip to Ejido Saturday before last. It is always nice to work with the folks at Ejido. Grandpa and I have been doing a lot of work getting ready to go to camp. Spectrum will be taking over one hundred boys to camp the first weekend in May. We have been making a very large pirate ship for the stage. Today we will be taking a load of camp gear down to the dorm. Camp is at Agua Viva in the hills east of Ensenada. Friday was the Evangelism outreach at UCSD. We were working with our friends from Missions Outreach. We had a great band and good food for those stopped by to see what was going on. It is great to partner with others who love the Lord. We went to Tribu de Jesus yesterday to play with the kids. It was a super fun trip. Please pray for Tribu, they have made a lot of improvements to the new place but there is a lot to go. They are having a lot of vehicle issues. It is always a struggle to provide for all of the needs of 80 to 100 kids. They now have water in both buildings and power will soon be working. There are some pictures of the kids at Tribu de Jesus in the photo gallery. There is a young man we call Tocino "Bacon" that works with us. He accepted Christ on Friday at our discipleship meeting. This was a huge blessing. Please pray for him as he grows in Christ. Our suburban is still in the shop please pray that it will be ready and available to go to camp. When the Suburban is done I will be taking my Bronco in for it's motor work. I hope to have it back by June for a fun trip to the Baja 500.
There are a few things that we are looking for. We need costume jewelry for the girls. They like anything that makes them feel pretty. I am looking for deodorant, foot powder and hair gel for the older boys. The kids really appreciate these things. The last weekend in May will be Spirit West Coast. Spectrum will have a booth at this Christian Music Festival. There should be over 20,000 people there. We hope to challenge people for missions. We also have a Tribu trip and a washday trip in May. Wow, a lot is going on. Currently I am working 3.5 days a week with Spectrum. Please join me in prayer that I can add one more day a week this summer. Thanks for all your prayers and support.

In His service Baja Dave

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Well, last week has been a good one. We celebrated the resurrection
of our Lord and Savior. Our Wednesday discipleship group went out to
breakfast together. That was a fun time. We found a cool small
little place on the other side of the hill from the dorm. On
Thursday I traveled with my friends from the Russian Church. Pastor,
David and Erica went down with Grandpa and I to check out the work
and needs at Tribu de Jesus. They will be donating the funds needed
to complete the connection of power to the main building at Tribu.
We met another Russian group from Sacramento who have been doing a
lot of construction work at the Orphanage. We went over to visit
Spectrum at washday in Panamerica. We had a great lunch at the
burrito place on the road to Pana. On Friday Grandpa and I worked on
the Pirate ship for the stage at camp. Saturday was an off day. I
did some computer work preparing for Spirit West Coast and Camp.
Yesterday Grandpa built a sound booth for camp and I did computer
work. I got to spend some time with Aaron's son, Ezekiel, at the end
of the day. Please pray for us as we have a lot to do in preparation
for camp. We have need of a lot of helpers for Saturday, April
10th. If you can come, please call me.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wow, what a great week it has been!!!! On Thursday, I took my Russian friends from UCSD down to Tribu De Jesus. Then I dropped off some of the Tribu kids to school because their van was not working. It was a lot of fun. The road into La Gloria was closed and we took a cool detour. I enjoyed learning some new roads in TJ. Another group of people came to Tribu unexpectedly and they were also Russians. They were from a church in Portland, Oregon, and they were just stopping by. The UCSD group told them about their project to get water piped over to where the older boys were housed. They were so excited about the project that they went to the building supply store and bought all the needed supplies. What a blessing! There were a lot of workers and they quickly built the framework to support the water tank. All the wood work was done before they left that evening. I left the UCSD group for three days to let them complete the project and would return on Saturday to pick them up.

On Friday, Grandpa and I took a young man from the church to the airport in Tijuana. This was a lot of fun because we had never done this before. They have a very nice airport. On the way home we were looking for a place to eat lunch and we found a killer taco shop called Checkos Fish Tacos. This place is way off the main drag down in the neighborhood near the Otay border crossing. The owner has been in business for only a month. He is a cool guy and we look forward to eating there again. His tacos were to die for. After dinner we picked up some building supplies for Juan and went to Imperial Beach to pick up a refrigerator for Hortensia and a microwave.

On Saturday, we had a wash day at Pipila. I had the privilege of working with a group who comes to help us often. I met a man from our church and I enjoyed getting to know him while we served together. After the work day we went to pick up the group at Tribu de Jesus. This made for a long day. Martha and Dan who were riding with me enjoyed visiting Tribu and joined in painting a room. The UCSD group had a blessed time as they served and got to know the staff and kids better. They did a great job of working on the plumbing. Although plumbing and carpentry are not high on their skills list, they stepped out of their comfort zone and God used them in a great way. I took four boys to the .99 cent store and then we took 16 boys out for ice cream. We played games with the kids and then began our journey home. Of course, we made a stop at the local taco shop and another visit to the ice cream store. It was a long day but it was so much fun. I love serving the Lord in Mexico. It does not get any better. The group invited me to their church, Light of the World, in Encinitas on Sunday afternoon. It was nice to watch the response of the church to the story of the trip. The church is so supportive of the missions work that these young people are doing. After church, we had dinner with a family that are missionaries from Kenya. I enjoyed getting to know them better. Stephan has been the speaker at the last two Missions conferences at UCSD. The church will be building a house in Tijuana soon. They are very excited about serving in Mexico. On Thursday, David and his pastor will come down with me to check out the work at the orphanage and to see what we at Spectrum are doing. I am very blessed to have met these great folks and enjoy attending their church even if most of the service is in Russian. The students from UCSD have become very good friends and coworkers.

Today Grandpa and I built a pirate ship for the stage at our upcoming camp in May. Please be praying for the kids that they will grow in Christ. For those who do not know Him yet, we pray that they will understand and believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

I am looking for some folks to donate some "bling" for the girls to enjoy. We have been giving them some little bracelets, beads, fingernail polish, little girlie purses, rings and hair stuff. I am also looking for some small dolls for the little girls. It's great to see their faces light up when they receive these little gifts. If you are interested in helping with this, please give me a call.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday was a good day. We had a great discipleship meeting and I worked on Armondo's Truck. Saturday we had a good time going to love the kids at Tribu de Jesus. Eight of us piled into the van and headed south. We played games with the kids and gave them prizes. Some of the group held babies and played with the toddlers. I had a great time playing with and talking to the older boys. My spanish has a long way to go but I was able to have some conversations with the boys about their families and how they felt about some things. Elise worked with the girls brushing by their hair and painting their fingernails. We gave them some bling bling stuff to help them feel pretty. It was a fun day.

I am very excited because a group of friends from UCSD will spend three days next week working on a water system for the boys house. The main house already has water. These students are great and their labors will make life a lot better for the kids.

After serving at Tribu we took an off road shortcut to the shrimp taco place and later we had ice cream treats. It sure is a lot of fun to serve the Lord with a great group of folks.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Catching up.

Well it has been too long since I wrote. Things are going real well in the ministry. Monday night club is growing in numbers. We had a whole room full of kids the other day. I have been busy repairing cars and various things. Wash day was super fun last Saturday. This Saturday we are going to Tribu de Jesus. Tribu looks like a completely different place than when they first got the new place. God has blessed them so very much. It is such a joy to work with the kids there. Camp will be the first weekend in May and it's coming up fast. There is a possibility we may do two camps this year in May. Please pray for the kids. Camp is a special time because the kids are more focused and God can work in their lives. Last year five kids accepted Christ at camp. Grandpa and I will be building a 18 foot long pirate ship for the stage. My friends from UCSD will spend three days at Tribu next week. They will be working on a water supply system for the boys house. We are booked for the summer with groups coming from all over the country to serve with us. Please pray for these folks that their hearts will be challenged for missions. Please pray for me that I might be able to add another day of working with Spectrum. Currently I am working 3.5 days a week. My desire is to add another day at the end of the summer. Please pray that God will provide the needed funds for this to happen. We will be at Spirit West Coast at the end of May. Please pray that we are able to challenge people to missions. Our Discipleship group is doing well on Wednesday mornings. Last Sunday night Grandpa, Brenda and I attended a commisioning service for our friend Rafa. He will be going to San Quintin as a New Tribes Missionary. See his bio on my website. It was a great service. We Had a wonderful time worshiping. Their praise band rocks. It is sort of a cross between salsa and Jim Croce. Pray for Rafa as he settles into his new world. Rafa, we will miss you!!!!!!! Pray for us that we will really bless the kids at Tribu on Saturday. Spanish class has been going well and we are learning a lot. It is a slow process but we are moving forward.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Club and Camp

We had a great time at Club on Monday night. There were a lot of kids and the energy level was very high. The kids were amped. I had a van full of kids to take to Club. They were reciting their memory verse together in unison. Singing was great and we had a good time in games. Palao did the lesson on Abraham and Isaac. On the way home the kids were singing and again reciting memory verses. It just doesn't get much better than this.

Today we went down to the site of our summer camp, Agua Viva. We went to measure the stage and work on the design of our pirate ship. Grandpa and I will be working on a 16 foot long pirate ship for the stage. Camp is in the first week of May. We are getting excited preparing for the event. Last year five kids made decisions for Christ at camp. Please begin to pray that God will prepare the hearts of the kids and that eternal decisions will be made at this camp.

Spanish class tonight was fun. We are learning but have a long way to go. Please pray for us that we will improve in our Spanish this year.

Grandpa and I went with Aaron to a Bible School this morning where he challenged a group of kids from Oregon to give their all in serving the Lord.

I have been asked to lead a discussion tomorrow morning on Psalm 2 in Spanish. I am not sure that I am up to this challenge but I will give it my best. God is great and the last two days have been very exciting.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Life has been really fast since I last wrote. Saturday's trip to Tribu de Jesus was a good one. We helped Pastor Von and Julian do a wash day and played with the kids. We had a large group of twenty from our church and UCSD. It was the first time this group served with us. It turned out to be a long day. We returned late but we had a lot of fun. One guy from UCSD ate 11 tacos at the taco shop! We also stopped by the ice cream shop. The best part of the whole day was that the kids were blessed and had a good time. We tried out a couple of new things. We have a new beauty chair that is fun for the girls to sit in when they have their nails and hair done. We also have a new "store" that sits on the tailgate of the truck that helps with the distribution of prizes. Both new items worked real well. The group did two skits that were a big hit with the kids.

The next day was Sunday. Brenda and I had the privilege of being a part of David Mazur's worship service. Their church is awesome for many reasons. They are very missions oriented and have great youth. There was a problem with the power at the church, and we had service with no power. It was great. It was a joy to share with the word with a this church. David and his friends have become faithful partners serving regularly in Mexico. They are planing three missions trips this summer. Please pray for God's blessings for the groups and those whom they serve.

On Monday Grandpa and I did several small jobs for the ministry. Brenda and I are taking Spanish classes again on Tuesday and Thursday nights. We are enjoying the class and learning to speak a little better. Today we also worked on several things for the ministry. One thing is Monumental....... We now have Sentri on the white van. This should reduce our border wait from 1.5 - 2 hours to about 30 minutes or less. What a joy! Thank you Lord! And thank you Clairemont Emmanuel and Eloy for allowing us to use the church van.

Wednesday morning discipleship was a good time. The group went to breakfast together. We will be starting a new series next week. Please pray that all of us will grow in Christ as we study the Word together.

Tomorrow will be a wash day at Pipila. We are expecting a lot of rain. It will most likely not be a normal wash day but we will still pass out vegetables to the community.

We have a need for boys clothes. We are running out of them a lot. If you have any to give we would appreciate it.

Camp is coming in the beginning of May and we are going to take a trip down to the campground on Tuesday to begin work on the stage and props. Please begin to pray with us that God will open the hearts of the kids. Camp is a great time for God to work in the lives of these boys. Last year five kids made decisions for Christ.

We are beginning to work on our stuff for Spirit West Coast. This event is at the end of May and there will be a lot work as we prepare for this opportunity. Please keep us in prayer for this event.

Chau for now.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Meircoles 17

Our Saturday plans are set. We will have a large group of 20 people going to the orphanage, Tribu de Jesus. We will be doing a wash day and a play day. The kids are out of school and are bored. They will really be ready for us to bring some joy to their world. We also will have a lot of work to do.

It has been a real joy to hear from some of you that we met at the Ministry Fair. I look forward to serving with you in the future. Tomorrow we will be going down for a wash day. I look forward to a good day of service. In the evening, I'm off to Spanish Class.

You guys have donated five sewing machines so far for the Aids Orphanage. This is so cool! I will post a note on projects to let you know what we are doing with them. Thanks for your support.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday was a good day. Grandpa and I worked at the shed cleaning up from the Missions Fair and Work Day. We purchased supplies for the ministry and worked on Pastor Von's vehicle. Monday night was Club. We had a good time with the kids. Tonight Brenda and I will do Spanish class. Ser and Estar here we go again. Some things are beginning to sink in. Pray for us as we work on our Spanish skills. Aaron and Efren are doing well on their trip. They are doing a lot of driving and speaking. It will be good to have them back with us.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Missions Fair

We had a great time at the Missions Fair on Friday night. The speaker was great. He spoke on the time Jesus sent out the seventy. We had a great meal that was prepared by David Mazur's parents and friends. They came down from Sacramento to support this event. We were able to make several new friends who would like to minister with us. It is great to visit with others of like mind when it comes to Missions.

We had a great trip to Tijuana on Saturday. We did a wash day at Ejido. Brian and Sara Dick joined us as did several students from UCSD and a friend Martha from Morena Valley. These guys are all old hands and know what to do and work very hard. It was a blessing to serve the people in Ejido. We stopped by the new site for Tribu de Jesus. A lot of progress has been made to make the place more livable for the kids. We will be taking a crew down to Tribu next Saturday to play with the Kids.

Tomorrow Grandpa and I will be shoping for Mexico and working on Pastor Vons vehicle. We will be having Club on Monday night. Please pray for the kids as the work on their memory verses.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today was a washday. This morning I helped get things ready for going south. I checked out a few vehicle issues and picked up some building materials for a house build. Tonight was Spanish class. Please pray for Brenda and me as we study Spanish. Tomorrow will be a hectic day. We meet at the shed at 4:45 am to go to the airport. Grandpa and I will be getting ready for tomorrow's Mission Fair at UCSD. We hope to deal with a few car issues and roof the new towel closet. I read a cool verse today, "Turn both your pockets and your hearts inside and out give generously to the poor; then your lives will be clean," Luke 11:41 (The Message).

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


We normally have a discipleship meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 am at the dorm in Tijuana. Aaron and I meet with Chuey and Tomas. They have been Christians for about nine months or so. We have been studying the book of John. It is a real joy to see their enthusiasm for the Lord.
Chuey's brother had a stroke yesterday and is in the hospital. Please pray for Chuey and his family. Pray that Chuey will be able to share his faith with the family and be a good example of how to live through a stressful time. Pray for his brother's recovery and for the needed finances. Also pray that Chuey will find full time employment.

We are getting everything together for the Missions Fair on Friday at UCSD. Please pray for the students that they will be challenged to serve in missions.

We are excited to have a generator to bring to Tribu de Jesus to run some lights. They are moving to a new location that, as of now, has no electricity or water. The repairs on the building are coming along well. God is providing a lot of people to help with the repairs. There are many needs. I will have an article soon on the web site about the new digs. Currently they provide a home for 75 to 100 kids. Please pray for Edith, the director of the orphanage, for God's wisdom in this new adventure.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Great Day

Today was a great day. Grandpa and I took Jerry and Sherry to Tijuana today. They are visiting from Iowa. We went to the Dorm and visited Tribu de Jesus. Tribu de Jesus is an orphanage that is home for between 75 to 100 kids. They are moving to a new facility. Things are coming along well but there is a lot of work to be done. There is a need for electricity and plumbing. We host a trip to visit this orphanage once a month. We play with the kids and hold the babies. It is a lot of fun. There is a lot of need there. If you or your group would like to come serve with us here please email me dave@bajadave.org . We visited a neighborhood that we work in called Ejido. We stopped and had a shrimp taco. After returning the group to the States I returned for our Monday night Bible Club. We had a great time. There were a lot of kids there tonight and boy were the amped up. The kids enjoyed singing and did really well on their memory verse tonight. I am looking forward to the Missions fair on Friday. Let me know if you would like to go.

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