Today, January 12th, True Path Ministry (TPM) took advantage of an opportunity to take Christmas gifts to one more Mexican village, Los Adobes. The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child had some gifts for Mexico that had not been committed to a location and they needed help getting them delivered.
A friend of Pastor Reynaldo, Pastor Ricardo Garcia, contacted us about Los Adobe, an economically poor village that did not receive any Christmas gifts. Pastor Ricardo, wife Norma and their congregation are helping a tiny mission church get established. Pastor Ricardo, asked if we could help him get some gifts to the kid’s. We didn’t know it at the time, but God already had the appointment on his calendar.
One of our greatest privileges is giving Bibles to people who make a first time profession of faith.
We loaded the TPM Suburban and Ford Edge with the gifts, clothes, reading glasses, Bibles and a team to take the Gospel of Christ to a village none of us knew. We later heard it was the first time missionaries had ever visited.
There was an overflow crowd in the small adobe church building including kids of every age. A special time was planned just for the children while the adults were in their service.
A child standing beside Tonyia looked up at her and asked in Spanish “do you have any clothes for me?” His shoes had holes and his shirt was badly stained.
After the service, we emptied sacks of clothing, including kid’s clothes. We also handed out the gifts to excited kids with huge smiles. Our reading glasses were popular too. But one of our greatest privileges is giving Bibles to people who make a first time profession of faith. We gave one to a lady today who made a first time profession of faith. Many of the church members did not have Bibles so we were able to give them one. Thank you Jesus!
I (Stephen) can not express how honored and humbled I am to play a small part in God’s plan to bring people closer to Him.