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Dave and Debbie have been serving with MGF since 1991, when they arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, and continued with an effective film and evangelism ministry that Bruce and Nina Wakelin had started years earlier. In 2001, Dave & Debbie were divinely led to reach Mixteco Indians in Tijuana. This people group had migrated from southern Mexico looking for work and a better life. Although it wasn't their purpose, in the beginning, to establish a church, the need soon became clear, and they are excited that, after meeting in 2 different temporary locations, the Lord has provided for the purchase of a property for a permanent meeting place. They are praying that the Lord will guide and provide for the construction of the new permanent church building. It has been exciting to see the people of the church become very involved in the ministry. It is the desire of the church to reach their community for Christ, and minister to the many poor and needy through love and God's Word. The church is located in the colonia named "Pedregal de Santa Julia".
Ministry Church Planting
Location Tijuana
Ministry Verse For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Ministry Description Here are some marvelous things the Lord is doing here in our little church in Tijuana: *2 of our young ladies graduated from Jr. High this year *We are preparing for a house to be built on the church property in August. *Attendance has been very strong with about 70 people on Sundays and 50 on Wednesdays. *I began a class of basic doctrine and ministry in order to begin to prepare the people to evangelize and disciple on their own both in our own area and on future missions trips.

 
Prayer Requests & Praises
November 15, 2016
We are praising the Lord that Carlos' (Cori's husband not the baby) tests all came back normal after he collapsed while driving last week. After much needed rest he is doing better. Please continue to pray for the plans for the church building. Debbie
~David Tazelaar
Nov 16, 2016
November 10, 2016
I wanted to give you 2 praises and two requests. We are praising the Lord for the new architect God has provided who will do the work without cost. We are hoping to have plans from him soon to start the church building. The other praise is that a teen who had led a few of our teens astray, and is not from our church, came and asked forgiveness to one of the mom's and also came to church and is seeking. Praying for his salvation. other prayer request is for our son-in-law, Carlos. He collapsed Monday night while driving and was taken to the Red Cross where he was there all night. He is suffering from extreme fatigue and needs to have further tests done the rest of the week. Pray all will be well. Cori had her baby last Monday and of course is very concerned for her husband. Dave and Debbie Tazelaar
~David Tazelaar
Nov 10, 2016
November 2, 2016
Congratulations are in order for Dave and Debbie Tazelaar as they became grandparents again! The baby's name is Giselle Ariel and she is cuter than a button. ~MGF Office
~David Tazelaar
Nov 2, 2016
The Tazelaars in Mexico March 2016
Dear Friends, Since our last prayer letter many wonderful things have been happening in the ministry. We have felt your prayers, and God has answered! Thank you for continuing to lift up His work here in Tijuana! February was a month of training and focusing on outreaches. Three of our church members, Angel, Rosa, and Nayeli, went to Camalu (4 hours south of Tijuana) for a weekend missions training conference. They came back with an even deeper desire to reach those in darkness and are helping to plan future outreaches to the community and in other parts of Mexico. Angel and Rosa will be our first "sending" missionaries for a 13-day mission trip to Chiapas (the very southern part of Mexico). We would covet your prayers for them as they leave on March 16th and will return on March 28th. Pray for safe travels and much fruit for God's glory. It is definitely an exciting new chapter for our church. Another great miracle recently has been to see Lucero (Lucy's oldest) come back to the Lord after a long bout of rebellion. Last year our hearts were broken when she was led astray by the world, but now the lost sheep is back in the fold, and we rejoice in God's mercy, goodness, and unfailing love for her. Please pray she will remain strong in the Lord, and that she will see herself as God sees her; a precious jewel. Let the walls come down! We have started the tear down of the old temporary church building! We have waited many years for God's green light, and we are now entering into a great time of excitement and faith as we begin the construction of the permanent church building! We ask your prayers for wisdom and strength for each step. We have purchased a large tent that we will use for our services once the building is down and until the new one is up. We also will be using the tent for community outreaches. Our first step in the construction of the church building after the tear down will be a retaining/security wall and foundation wall to level the land for footings. We will also need to submit the plans to a Mexican architect, and then to the government. This first phase will cost around $7000.00 for all the construction materials and fees. (Almost all of the labor will be done by church members who will donate their time.) This is all by faith, and we are trusting God for the finances, timing, and every detail. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is almost here, and we will be celebrating all week with several events which include a large outreach to the breakfast program children, a teen's drama, and a Sunrise Service followed by a potluck breakfast and fellowship. Praying each one of you has a blessed Resurrection Sunday as we celebrate and remember all our Savior has done for us! Dave & Debbie Tazelaar Missionary Gospel Fellowship P.O. Box 1535 Turlock, CA 95381 Our account name: Tijuana Ministry
~David Tazelaar
Mar 28, 2016
December 2015
Dear friends and family, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas today as we celebrate our Lord's birth. He is the giver of life and there is hope in Him. We would like to ask prayer for Angel, Rosa, and Angel's family right now. His brother was kidnapped a few days ago and last night it was confirmed that he was murdered. So much has gone on these last few days of not knowing where Angel's brother (Bon) was, the many rumors, and the fear of others being kidnapped. Angel and Rosa are temporarily living at the church since the kidnapping took place near their home, a few doors down where his brother lived with family. His brother was into drugs and it was a cartel that was involved in the murder. Please pray for this situation. Angel is heartbroken that his wayward younger brother is no longer here on this earth. He has been witnessing to all his family in these many months. We are praying for comfort for the family as Bon's body will be released today and their need to make all the funeral arrangements today on Christmas day. The family had to be at the morgue at 6:00 AM today. Last night at our Christmas Eve event Angel's son, Josgan, tried to keep a smile on his face but came up to Debbie finally and needed a hug as he poured out his heart that he won't see his uncle anymore. Please pray that God will bring good to this sad situation as He promises in His Word. Thank you for lifting Angel and his family up to the Lord. Angel and Rosa just started working full time at our church as of two weeks ago and are planning on going to seminary in the Fall. Though our hearts are heavy we feel sheltered by God in this storm. Thank you for your prayers. Dave and Debbie
~David Tazelaar
Dec 29, 2015
Praises and Prayer
I wanted to share some praises and prayer. We praise the Lord for the marriage of Angel and Rosa yesterday. It was a testimony to their family and our church family. Please pray for them as they continue to follow the Lord. We also praise the Lord for the successful surgeries on Raul's eyes (he has had 3 0f the 4 laser surgeries) We will not know for awhile yet if his eyesight will be completely restored but so far all has gone very well. He is in pain and we would appreciate prayer for him. God supplied the needed funds for these surgeries for which we praise the Lord. Great is His faithfulness. Debbie and Dave Tazelaar So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
~David Tazelaar
Oct 6, 2015

Dave & Debbie Tazelaar
Tijuana
Church Planting
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