I am a grateful Gospel-centered Disciple of Jesus Christ who struggles yet perseveres, and my name is Dave.
I have struggled with Asperger’s Syndrome (High Functioning Autism) since elementary school, but despite my learning difference, God still loves me regardless. He also loves me so much that He wants me to be the man that HE wants me to be, and not fall under the whole idea of “It’s either my way or the highway!” Because HE is in control of my life now, I am not my own. My struggle with Asperger’s is not what defines me, but it is my relationship with Jesus that makes me who I have been created to be.
God has taken me out of my comfort zone (most people who struggle with Asperger’s aren’t used to that, mind you.) by taking me places from the church pews and shops in Castro Valley to the Monterey Peninsula wharf, to the streets of Downtown Pleasanton.
I am a member of my home church, Valley Community Church in Pleasanton, CA.
I am also active in other ministries. One of those ministries is Celebrate Recovery, where God has given me the privilege to lead a men’s open share group as well as serve on the teaching team.
I am also active in my comGroup (small groups at VCC), where I can get connected in community in and grow spiritually alongside other believers.
With all the things that I learn from CR and in my comGroup, I can take what I’ve learned and put it into practice when I’m involved in many different areas of extended outreach and fellowship with the Young Adults community at 3Crosses along with many other ministries!
Since mid-2017, God has called me to concentrate on Ministry to Parents of Children with Asperger’s, the French Translation Project of my story, my vlog, Facebook LIVE & podcast series: Grace & Truth.
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Remember: Jesus loves you. He never left your side. You’re not alone. El Shaddai is on your side.