A group of 17 Christians from True Path Ministry Inc. and the Iglesia Getsemani Church combined with the good people in Canoas to praise the Lord on May 23. Song worship, good preaching and kid’s Christian learning made for a powerful joy-filled time for all involved. The road leading to the tiny village is a challenging climb and rises to 8,500 feet (2600 m) above sea level where the small church building sets at the end of the road. The hardy people who live here farm small fields using donkeys to pull plows. Most of their plots of land are steep on the side of mountains. They raise corn, chickens, goats and a few cows. They are humble, hard working people and seldom have visitors.
Our visits raise the spirits of the people. The 15 or so kids from the village who came to the service especially enjoyed the interaction, songs, craft and Bible learning. While the adults heard a good sermon the kid’s had a time with a special teacher. Smiles and laughter were common among the visitors and residents. There was also a bag of candy for the kids and some clothes for the adults at the end of the service.
Once again we went to bless the people of Canoas but came away blessed ourselves. Praise Christ who makes this true. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13 ESV)
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