Little Drummer Boy Grows Up!

It was 13 years ago that we featured the Drummer Boy in our December update, a 14 year old whose story gripped our hearts. Diemenson was raised in the jungle community of Renascer (which means “born again"). At the age of 11 he gave his life to Jesus and desired to serve Him with all his heart. He really wanted to be a musician but time and time again his efforts ended in frustration. One day a friend encouraged him with the words from Joel 3:10, "… Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’” At that point he decided “I am not going to give up” and constructed a homemade set of drums from tin cans, lids, and a plastic jug. With unfailing tenacity he learned to play and became a proficient drummer!

During a visit of an American team to Renascer, Diemenson played his drums for us singing with all his heart to the Lord. We were all touched and the group ended up buying him a real set of drums which he played in the church.

To continue his education, Diemenson moved to the city, living with different relatives and working to pay his education. He earned a degree in Environmental Technology, married his beautiful wife Andrya, and now has an 8 month old daughter Ana Dávila. Andrya is studying to be a pharmacist. They have purchased land and plan to build a home. God has prospered Diemenson as he continues to serve his first love—the Lord. He is now a worship leader in one of our larger growing churches, leads a weekly small group and is part of the leadership team for the youth. Diemenson describes the changes in his life as supernatural! Although he is a drummer, the PAZ Church he attends needed a guitarist, so he taught himself the guitar and now leads worship with the guitar.

And that’s what PAZ is all about—planting churches that reach the unreached with the Gospel that transforms lives. The thousands of vibrant “Diemensons" that are being raised up are part of your fruit as you invest in this ministry.

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Dec 24, 2019 | News