#LIVELIKETHATLOVELIKETHAT – Who is Daniel A Diaz

#LIVELIKETHATLOVELIKETHAT – Who is Daniel A Diaz

#Live Like That, Love Like That Day
November 11th marks the anniversary of Daniel A Diaz entering into heaven in 2013. We celebrate and honor his legacy by living the way that he lived his life. We are asking you on this day, to go out and be a blessing to somebody else that is in need. Everywhere you look, there is hurt and pain, but you can be the one the make a difference in somebody’s life. Be a blessing to somebody and share your testimony with us by hash tagging #livelikethatlovelikethat

https://youtu.be/kmL4Edgk9uQ

 

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Bear with me as I share with you who Daniel is…

Acknowledging that our son has transferred from this life to eternity in heaven,  I don’t like to speak of him as past tense because he is more alive now than ever before.

 

So who is Daniel?

His desire was to create an open heaven thru his life. His days were spent helping people in a variety of ways. If you were down and out he would lift your spirits, get you on a journey to doing something with your life from A-Z. His constant joy and incredible personality was contagious, you knew when he entered a room. If you had the privilege of meeting him, you had a friend for life.

 

On November 11, 2013, at the end of a long day finishing an outing with some of the youth he was working with, his life here on earth came to an end.

 

He had just turned 33; His plans were to establish a strong Youth Home for boys who were struggling. Also to create a program for low-income families to be able to purchase a home for a greater quality of life.

 

Our desire as his parents is to continue his work. Although the city of Pomona has brought us great sorrow and his absence in our lives is constant pain. We are committed to bringing resources to this city to help families who have been affected and or victimized by many types of crime.

 

Daniel’s ringtone on his phone alarm each morning was a song called, “I Give Myself Away” – he truly did! He also wrote on his Bible, “IT’S NOT THE DURATION OF YOUR LIFE BUT THE DONATION OF YOUR LIFE THAT COUNTS”. If all of us were to live like this…together we could change the world.

 

-Pastors David and Donna Diaz (Daniel’s Mom and Dad)

 

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Daniel Diaz Foundation

 

We are currently in the process of establishing the Daniel Diaz Foundation. This foundation’s aim is to connect and provide youth with the necessary resources to succeed in life and draw closer to God. Educational grants will be awarded to young men and women demonstrating a sincere desire to overcome negative influences in their lives. A youth ranch for boys, Daniel’s House, will also be developed to allow young men the opportunity to escape their unstable living environments as they build life skills within a healthy Christian environment.

 

If you would like to receive more information, including future updates, on the Daniel Diaz Foundation or Daniel’s House, please email our offices at info@nbcministry.com or call us at (626) 331-3322.

 

If you would like to donate to the Daniel Diaz Foundation, click here:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3EB8V4ZLLTH9J

and mention the Daniel Diaz Foundation in the notes.  Or, to support the upcoming feature film depicting Daniel’s life, click here:

https://www.crowdrise.com/livelikethatthedanie/fundraiser/livelikethatfilm

 

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Live Like That” the Film

In addition to Daniel’s foundation, we are currently working on a film about Daniel and the impact of his life, entitled “Live Like That”.

 

www.livelikethatfilm.com

 

Daniel leaving us much sooner than we ever imagined has affected us by challenging us to live each day with an eternal perspective. Daniel’s life and death was extraordinary and we want to be extremely sensitive to the details depicted in the film. Once the script is finished, we will begin a casting call to find that special person who will play the role of Daniel.

 

Although we cannot choose the sufferings that will come our way, we can choose the response we have to our sufferings. It is said that the most horrible experience in life is to have to bury a son or daughter. This is true! But God’s strength and comfort has led us each step of the way. As a family we have chosen to be good stewards of our pain to help others.

 

Daniel’s film will be about a young man searching for his purpose in life and the influence he had once he found it. It’s about a family’s search for answers in the midst of this tragedy and the power of forgiveness. In January of 2017, we went to the criminal trial proceedings and were able to address the person who murdered our son. We wanted Daniel to minister to this individual via video – before he was sentenced. We wanted him to hear our son’s voice and see him alive rather than just knowing him as a name on a document. Here is the clip that was shown in court:  https://youtu.be/kmL4Edgk9uQ

 

Through our journey we have seen the hand of God miraculously provide for every step in the process of the film. We are aware that a feature film will take a lot of finances. However, we also believe when the script is complete and we have come to that point, God will provide the funding for this film. We will continue to share with you the progress and any future developments. We pray that you continue this journey with us.

 

Once again thank you for standing with us. Together we will see God glorified and millions of souls saved. For more information on the film please visit: www.livelikethatfilm.com

 

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Media Coverage

(in chronological order)

 

KTLA 5 – http://ktla.com/2013/11/11/youth-pastor-killed-in-pomona-shooting/

NBC 4 – https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Pomona-Shooting-Youth-Minister-Pastor-New-Beginning-Community-Ministries-Daniel-Diaz-231465871.html

The Christian Post – http://ipost.christianpost.com/post/youth-pastor-shot-and-killed-in-front-of-church-members

YouTube – https://youtu.be/-Atm_EWYH3s

Los Angeles Times – http://articles.latimes.com/2013/nov/13/local/la-me-ln-pomona-youth-pastor-shot-20131113

CBS 2 – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/youth-pastor-shot-dead-hours-after-prayer-rally-calling-for-end-to-gun-violence-in-pomona-calif/

Huffpost – https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/daniel-diaz-youth-pastor-shot_n_4282900.html

Daily Bulletin – https://www.dailybulletin.com/2014/06/15/pomona-residents-come-together-to-walk-and-rally-for-peace/

YouTube – https://youtu.be/YfAzzhCaCdw

YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Uk8pWuUz1lA

KTLA 5 – http://ktla.com/2015/10/20/alleged-gang-member-pleads-not-guilty-in-pomona-to-youth-pastors-killing/

Daily Bulletin – https://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/01/17/pomona-man-pleads-no-contest-in-fatal-shooting-of-youth-pastor/

 

For more information, please contact our church offices at (626) 331-3322.