On Saturday, January 11, 2020 True Path Ministry and Iglesia Getsemani from Galeana, NL, Mexico took the gospel of Christ, gifts for kids, shoes, clothes and blankets to a meeting of three small, very remote churches in the mountains of Northern Mexico. The three churches came together at Pastor Seldonia’s house church near Refugio. Many rode donkeys for an hour or more to get there and some combined their resources so they could ride in the back of trucks to get to the meeting. Gasoline is the equivalent of over $4 USD per gallon and these people have very little money.
Worship with these Christians was especially sweet with moments of humor, deep felt prayers, uplifting songs and a powerful message. There was a shared awareness that the Holy Spirit was at work among the hearts of all who came. It was a memorable time shared with the Lord and His people.
During the adult service the children had a song time, lesson and craft time. The craft was a message-disk when rotated revealed each of the seven “I am” statements of Christ one at a time. These kids seldom have the luxury of owning such an item, plus getting to color it was an extra special treat. But, on top of that message-disk was a gift box, candy and for some, new shoes.
After Evangelist Ramiro’s message the adults were treated to clothes, shoes and the few blankets we had brought. The Galeana crew was met with many saying “gracias” (thank you). Pastor Charo brought a melon and sweet pastries for missionaries Tonyia and Stephen and Pastor Seldonia’s family fed the Galeana crew.
It was a day filled with smiles, gratitude and a reminder that we share the hope of Jesus through the bond of love, regardless of our language or life circumstances. Praise the LORD!
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