Tonyia took the vital signs of this older lady who came to the clinic (click on a photo to see it larger).
An eclectic group of Christians from Mexico and the USA came together to bless a remote village both physically and spiritually. It was an all volunteer, all Christian initiative. Everyone on the team had the same objective – to become the hands and feet of Jesus in this forgotten Mexico area. As it turned out the volunteers were as blessed as the folks in the village of Purisimo.
The weekend of June 25-26 started with a dentist, three medical doctors, some nurses and other helpers holding a two day medical clinic for residents of the tiny, very remote, mountain village. In addition two evangelist, two pastors, three missionaries and a group of students on a short-term mission trip came along to help improve the local’s spiritual health. While they were all Christians they were from different churches, different towns and even different countries.
Evangelist Robert Mesa from Yoakum, Texas initiated the event. A very good Christian band that often travels with him, when he preaches in Mexico, lives in Purisimo. The True Path Ministry team (Tonyia, Stephen, Martin, Anna and Genesis) had come to know Pastor Mesa from revivals he had preached around Galeana. He always delivers a powerful spirit-filled Biblical message. He has been asked to go elsewhere in the world, but he says the Lord tells him Mexico is where Jesus wants him.
Former boxer shared his very powerful testimony.
Juaqin, a former pro-boxer and now evangelist, joined forces with Mesa for the event. Many of the young people from various churches, along the border, came on the short-term mission trip as a result of his efforts to spread the gospel. He has a powerful testimony about how God delivered him from the trappings of a self-centered Godless life that often plagues celebrities.
Our good friend Pastor Jose and family, from Dieciocho de Marzo, a small community about ten miles northwest of Galeana, also drove his aging car filled with people for the two hour drive. Leobarreo, the local Christian pastor in Purisimo, welcomed us all. His home became the center of activity. His wife, relatives and church members pitched in to cook for everyone. Most of thefood for the meals came in from the out of town folks.
During the nightly meeting, Martin from the True Path Ministry team gave his testimony. The Lord has totally changed his life from one of alcohol abuse and other worldly vices to one focused on Christ. Tonyia pitched in a bit at the medical clinic, but our main mission was to provide prayer support during the intense worship time on Saturday night. That service lasted over three hours and ended with many wanting special prayers.
It was a very enjoyable weekend, but most of all it was a God honoring time of new beginnings and spiritual renewal. PRAISE the Lord.
Robert Mesa from Yoakum, Texas organized the event and preached a powerful message Saturday night.
Martin from the True Path Ministry team shared his testimony.
Most people at the Saturday night service came forward for prayer.
The village is deep in the mountains beside this beautiful creek.
Local pastor Leobarreo welcomed the entire group into his home for meals.
The pastor’s dogs and this red rooster were regulars at all events.
There was a Bible study Sunday morning.
Pastor Jose drove over two hours from his village.
The pastor’s kitchen was a busy place.
Tonyia and Stephen checked out the creek that runs beside the village.
The road was very challenging in places.
The True Path ministry team stayed in a small cottage a generous local resident provided.
The Saturday night service went well into the night and the young folks stayed up even later.
Juaquin, a former boxer, makes a point during a study time.
The mountains are beautiful in the morning.