True Path Ministry (TPM) is grateful for your prayers and financial support. As you know the bulk of our service to the Lord is in Northern Mexico. It has been a very difficult time there. In the midst of this worldwide crisis TPM has been able to achieve milestones in ministry related building projects and by providing emergency relief for families in need. However, we need your prayers for the Lord’s guidance as we enter the Christmas season.
COVID-19 has impacted the Galeana area in a big way. There are over 300 documented cases of the illness and likely numerous more undocumented carriers in the area. There are strict limits to what activities the government will allow: crowd size, travel restrictions, mask requirements and all manner of social interaction is curtailed. They even have a local special group to enforce the requirements. We are saddened by the fact we will not be able to gather packages in the US and take them across to the children as we have in the past. We are contemplating how best to honor Christ’s birth among the kids in Mexico this season.
During normal times we have encountered difficulties getting a trailer load of gifts from the US into Mexico. This is not normal times and bringing a bulk of stuff from the US is not feasible. Our prayer is to go during this Christmas season and provide some level of gifts to children there. We will have to purchase presents there and get creative in how to distribute them.
While how to serve the Lord during the Christmas season is a developing story, we are honored at the achievements the Lord has allowed during the year in several areas.
TPM and the Iglesia Getsemani church in Galeana, NL, work as close partners for the Lord in the area. Pastors Reynaldo and Lourdes (Lulu) have done a tremendous job moving forward with God’s work when missionaries Stephen and Tonyia could not be there. In addition to being pastors to a growing congregation they have helped TPM in three key areas:
- Church construction project. The Iglesia Getsemani church building is almost complete. Recently a new ladies restroom was added, tile for the stage, tile for the congregation area and window curtains are in progress. New projects at other churches are planned for 2021.
- Parsonage/TPM lodging construction project. We are in the final stagesof completing the parsonage for Pastors Rey, Lulu and family. We will soon begin a two bedroom second floor addition to the structure that will serve as a place for visitors in 2021.
- Family emergency relief. We helped with funeral expenses for several families, provided ongoing funds for bills and food for some folks. In addition TPM provided a metal roof for a recently widowed pastor’s wife.
TPM is here to serve the Lord and we can only do this with your help! Your ongoing prays and financial support is essential to our ministry. Thank you for your faithfulness. Dios bendiga (God bless).
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)
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