Over 150 people came on Saturday night, February 9th to help dedicate to God the new partially finished Getsemani Church building in Galeana, NL, Mexico. Pastors Reynaldo and Lourdes (Lulu) were anointed with oil in a moving ceremony by Pastor Ricardo and wife Norma, as a Christian Mariachi band played in the background. Ricardo and Norma shepherd a church in San Joaquin and the two congregations are good friends.
Pastor Ricardo called all the pastors and missionaries forward and gave each one some blessed Virgin Olive Oil. There were pastors from several villages and from other Galeana Christian congregations.
Each Pastor and missionary was responsible for anointing an area of the building and praying so that every section was dedicated solely to God. What had been mere concrete was transformed into a space where the Holy Spirit would always be welcomed and where Jesus would be worshiped to the glory of God the Father.
The Getsemani youth group performed a dramatic skit, each pastor and missionary spoke briefly and Evangelist Ramiro gave a rousing sermon. Tables were set up and the Getsemani Church served each person a meal. It was a memorable night that brought lots of joyful tears especially from Pastors Rey and Lulu. They had been praying and working for over eight years toward getting a congregation owned Church building.
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40: 30-31
It took a while to get this far, but the Getsemani Church building is constructed on a rocky hill overlooking the community, but more importantly it was built on the solid rock of faith in Jesus!