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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
May 10, 2017
Hello, everyone. Thank you for your prayers for the children's event on Saturday. We had more than 40 children attend and lots of opportunities to share God's love. This week we will have a large women's outreach on Friday night reaching out to the unsaved. We will also have events on Sat. and Sunday and would ask your prayers for God to urge those with open hearts to come. Next Monday we will meet in Tecate with the architect to see the final drafts of the church building before submitting them to the government. We are praying that all will be in order so that there are no more delays and can finally submit them. Thanks, Debbie and Dave Tazelaar
~David Tazelaar
May 10, 2017
May 3, 2017
Good morning to you! We have a prayer request for two upcoming events. On May 6th, we will be having a large outreach to children and on May an outreach to ladies. Please pray for listening ears and open hearts. We are praying many new ones will come to these events and be open to the Gospel. We would also appreciate prayer for the construction work that has begun at our church preparing the property for the church building construction. We are praying for protection and unity with the workers. (There is great unity at the present!) God bless, Debbie and Dave Tazelaar
~David Tazelaar
May 3, 2017
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

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