Eleven Christians from Galeana, NL, Mexico loaded in the True Path Ministry 1995 Suburban with the mission of being the hands and feet of Christ to San Jose Del Rio. It is a small and remote mountain village. Our worship with these hungry hearts was sincere and deeply spiritual. We also gave out four big boxes of clothes, many reading glasses and seven Bibles. The village has a beautiful Christian church building, but the pastor died a few years ago.
The widow of the deceased pastor to San Jose Del Rio is a member of Rey and Lulu’s Getsemani Church in Galeana. She and members of her family were very grateful for the opportunity to come along on the adventure.
“The Worship service and the much needed items we gave to the people of the tiny village by the river was a huge encouragement,” said Stephen. “It is a special kind of joy to know we used the resources of True Path Ministry in the way the Lord intended.”
You may recall that the community recently lost a prominent Christian man to death (see A Day Honoring the Passing of a Brother In Christ). This service provided some healing to the local folks.
We lingered in the area after the worship service and gift giving was over. Pastor Rey, his kids and I (Stephen) headed down to see the river that runs beside the village.
On our way down a steep hill we encountered an elderly lady also traveling the same trail. She had been at the service and was carrying a couple of bags. I went beside her to help her down the hill.
I am not sure who was helping who, she had a strong grip in her hands and stout legs on the ground. But, she seemed to enjoy having the company as we made our way down.
The river was clear, flowing water – it was beautiful. In places on the banks there where pecan and avocado trees. Except for the avocado trees, the river reminded me of the Medina River in Texas where I grew up. I pulled off my boots rolled up my pant legs and waded in the water. Rey’s kids got a big laugh out of me, but soon followed my example. We had fun at the river as several of the ladies prepared lunch for us.
After the meal we loaded back in the Suburban to travel the hour and a half drive down the sometimes challenging mountain road. The Suburban’s four wheel drive was nice. We returned tired but very satisfied that we had been good witnesses for Christ whom we serve.
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