Divine Appointment in Mexico City: A Changed Life

My wife Dawn and I are seeking to grow in being more sensitive to the Spirit as we go through the day. We are realizing more and more that much of ministry happens in the unplanned moments as we go through our day.

The Spirit is on the move in Mexico City
I’m in Mexico City this week. I love this city, because of all our friends here and the many years we lived here. On Friday I went out to breakfast with my good friends, Mario and Silvia, at the local VIPS so we could talk.

We ordered and had just begun to eat our breakfast when I noticed a woman sitting at a table near us, and she was crying. I asked her if she was okay, and she said that she was going through a really hard time. Mario and I invited her to sit with us.

When we asked her what was going on, she shared through tears that her husband who was a successful doctor has been sleeping around. She went on to say that she found out recently that he was using cocaine.

She was broken.

The love of Christ lifts us out of the pit
Mario and I began to share with her how much God loved her, and that was part of the reason she’d sat near us that morning. It was in the Lord’s loving plan for her to meet us so we could share the love of Christ with her, and give her hope.

After we spent some time with her encouraging her, we also shared the gospel with her, and we told her the only way to find healing and hope for her life was to let Christ into it. That’s where it all begins!

We asked her if she would like to pray with us to receive Christ and she said yes. I had the privilege along with Mario to lead her in prayer to receive Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Mario’s wife, Silvia, is a godly and committed follower of Jesus, so we told the woman we’d like to connect her with Silvia so she could help her grow in her new found faith, and give her some wise counsel as she seeks to navigate some of the challenges she is facing in her life.

Divine appointments
Dawn and I walk on this winding road of faith together, seeking to share the love of Christ wherever we are, and whenever the Lord opens the door.

Dawn is usually the one to meet people in restaurants and share the gospel with them. She’s been a good example for me. I’d say on average Dawn shares her faith with at least one person every time we go to a restaurant and often with even more people. It was encouraging that even though my extroverted wife wasn’t with me that the Lord opened this door for us. Can you say, “divine appointment”?

Thanking Jesus! Every time something like this happens I believe it’s one more way that the Lord is redeeming our daughter’s early homegoing. It’s made Dawn and me even more bold to share the love of Christ with a lost and hurting world.

Dave Diaso serves with MTW on the U.S./Mexico border.

Dave Diaso in Baja Mexico on Mar 29, 2018

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