Prayers were answered today (July 12, 2016) as our good friends Juan, Sandra and Patrica saw their dream come true. They cut the ribbon symbolizing the beginning of the Nuevo Corazon Galeana (New Heart) ministry, an elderly and disabled feeding program. It is a Christian-based ministry that will begin distributing cooked meals weekly in the Galeana area. True Path Ministry is proud to support the ministry by allowing them to use Casa Cristana El Alfarero (the ministry house) to cook meals and to provide a dining area for some folks who live close-by.
A large gathering of elderly poor, pastors and Christian helpers were on hand to witness the beginning of the program and to enjoy a healthy meal together. This area of Mexico does not have any of the services that are common in the US. There is no Meals on Wheels or other social programs, nursing homes, or home health agencies.
The idea for Nuevo Corazon Galeana started when Juan, Sandra and Patrica witnessed some elderly folks looking for food in the trash. “It broke my heart and as a Christian I felt I had to do something,” said Sandra.
They talked with some people who were giving away donated food in Monterrey. They joined the program as a Galeana branch with a different vision. Their intent was to deliver cooked meals to people in need rather than just give them uncooked food. However, Sandra and Patrica were challenged with how to fund the program. They took their idea to the governor of the state of Nuevo Leon and the president of Galeana (similar in duties as a Texas county judge). Miraculously, even though no similar program had ever been funded, both the governor and the president approved the idea and agreed to help.
The Nuevo Corazon Galeana then began gathering names and locations of people who would benefit from the program. Many of the people at today’s event are on that list. The True Path Ministry team and some others drove to the homes of each one to bring them to the ribbon cutting. Plus, Tonyia took blood pressures. Many Christian friends were on hand to prepare and serve the meal. It was a team effort with Jesus at the head! It was for everyone involved a heart-warming day serving the Lord!