It was a wonderful day serving the Lord in remote San Jose Del Rio! We had a great worship service, fed about 40 people, gave away ten Bibles and handed out over fifteen pair of reading glasses.
The True Path Ministry team followed up on going with Juan, his wife Sandra and daughter Patricia today (Saturday June 4) as we discussed at our Wednesday night dinner. But the number of those joining us on this adventure grew. Twenty one people traveled with us on the hour long trip south of Galeana to San Jose Del Rio. It is a remote village on a dirt road in a canyon by a creek, deep in the Sierra Madre mountains.
We took our Ford Edge with six people and Juan took his 90 something Ford truck with the remaining 15. Yes, that’s right there were 15 people in his truck including Pastor Reynoldo and family (you may recall we posted a story about him recently), Yessi and her two small children, plus several members of the Getsemani church in Galeana. It was truly an adventure in serving the Lord.
San Jose Del Rio has a great little church building, however their pastor recently died. We Galeana folks facilitated the Worship service. Juan played the guitar, Pastor Reynoldo’s wife, Lourdes kept the service on track, Tonyia signed, I told how we came to be in Mexico, Martin preached and Pastor Reynoldo closed with a powerful prayer. The alter filled with people seeking special prayer.
After the service we fed everyone sandwiches made on the tailgate of Juan’s truck. We handed out four big print and six regular print Bibles. Plus, we had also brought a bunch of reading glasses from the Dollar Store in the USA. They were very popular – several of the local folks smiled broadly when they realized how much better they could see their Bibles.
As we were finishing the rain started. We rearranged who was to ride where so that the small children could be out of the rain. Martin and I joined Pastor Reynaldo and six of the older kids in the back of the pickup for a wet ride back to Galeana. But we poked fun at each other, sang hymns and turned what could have been a difficult ride into a fun adventure. The Lord had blessed us so that the rain did not dampen our Spirits.
All in the name of Jesus for the glory of God.