Meeting a Family’s Need

True Path Ministry is going to further improve living conditions for a young family the Lord has placed in our path. Eva, age ten, and Diana, eight, had been coming to club for some time, but when Pastor Rey pointed them out to me (Tonyia) and asked if I could help them with clothes, my attention was captured. This family of seven, two adults and five children, live in a 12′ x 12′ room with no running water, no kitchen and no bathroom.

The family of seven sleep in this small building (click on a photo to see it larger).

I believe Christ placed these two young girls and their family in our ministry’s path for a reason. Steve and I gathered the girls some clothes from ones we had stored at the ministry house. Soon we had to make a trip to Monterrey, for ministry business, and at that time purchased clothes for all the kids.

I do not know where their hearts are, but my desire is to help these people the best I can by showing them the love of Jesus. These children hear about the love of Jesus at Marcos 10:14 club and now they will, see it with their eyes, thru us, and prayerfully this will draw them to HIM.

James 1:17 says: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

We will soon start the work on getting this family a bathroom. We have a Rotoplas (water tank) which has been repaired and we will take it to the family Monday. This will at least give them a water source.

I know God has his hand over True Path Ministry and the many projects lined up for us in 2018. It’s a privilege to be a small part of what He is up to! Thank you all for your love and prayers!

If you would like to financially support True Path Ministry Inc. and want your donation to go to this specific project, note that on your check, and send it to the address on our “support” page.

True Path Ministry, along with Pastor Reynaldo, Lulu and his family took the family clothes, food, pans and other necessities.

We first met two of the girls from the family at club. One is very shy (sitting in the back).


Cold Day, Hot Meal, Warmed Hearts

We often encounter smiles from folks when we deliver the meals on Tuesdays. However, January 23rd was an especially cold day and the nutritious hot soup Nuevo Corazon made was warmly received by all. One man was not at his home when we drove by, but we later found him looking for a meal in a trash can beside the road. We felt his gratitude deeply, but  the praise was for Christ. He is why Nuevo Corazon cooks the food and why we deliver the meals. Jesus gets the glory!

Please pray for this ministry and if you would like to contribute financially visit our “support” page.

Some houses where we stop are little more than cardboard (click on a photo to see it larger).

Sandra and Patty, her daughter, are responsible for the meals.

Pastor Reynaldo, Lulu and Patty help package the food for delivery.

We often have others help us do the fun part, deliver the meals. Abdiel, Pastor Rey’s son, helped us last week. This week Rey’s nephew assisted us.


Proclaiming Christ the King in El Carmen

Eighteen Christians from Galeana, NL, Mx made the hour and a half drive to the tiny desert village El Carmen to proclaim Jesus the Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords. Pastor Ezekiel’s small church building filled with worshipers eager to hear what the Holy Spirit had for them. It was a powerful time for the adults and a fun-filled learning experience for the children who had their own separate service (the photographs included on the website tell the story best).

After the services the kids were given candy and gift bags full of toys, a Christian tract, toothbrushes and other personal items. The adults were given Bibles, clothing, reading glasses, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Plus, the women got a special gift bag with an ink pen, writing pad, hand lotion, lip gloss and tissues.

Most of the adults in the group from Galeana wore their matching Iglesia Getsemani shirts (click on a photo to see it larger).

Missionary Stephen (left) and Evangelist Ramiro smiled for the camera before services began.


Evangelist Ramiro delivered a powerful sermon about the staff Moses and Aaron used (Exodus 7).

The church building was full of worshipers.

The adults who came from Galeana all spoke to the congregation.

The children had their own service lead by Ana and Edith from Galeana.

After services the kids were each given a gift.

The ladies in the service also got a special gift.

There was clothing for everyone.

Toothbrushes and glasses were also given out.

We gave a “Blessing Bag” to Pastor Ezekiel and his family.

The church congregation fed us.

They are working on a new bigger church building beside the existing structure.

The paved highway into the desert soon turned into a dusty dirt road.

Most of the thirty mile, hour and a half drive, was on a rough dirt road.

We met this motorcycler who was using plastic to block some of the cold air on his drive to town.

We drove through a forest of Joshua Trees.

We took a soccer ball for the kids to play with. It had to be retrieved from the top of a local house.

Pastor Reynaldo and Lulu are always eager to take the gospel on the road with True Path Ministry.







How Is the Sower and the Seed and Pudding Connected?

The sower and the seed was this week’s lesson at the Marcos 10:14 Kids Club in Galeana, NL, Mexico. To help the kids remember the teaching Tonyia made chocolate pudding, gave each child a small bag of crushed Oreo cookies and a few gummy worms to add to the top of the pudding. It represented the good soil.

We discovered pudding is a real novelty here, the adults had never heard of it. They all liked it very much. To further drive the lesson home, teacher Patty used real dirt, rocks and plants to illustrate the lesson. The children learned Mark 4:20, “But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”  Several of the kids repeated it to show they had memorized it.

It was a very cold night and only about twenty kids came to club, but it was a great night for those who came. They had fun, learned more about Christ and experienced a new food.

If you know of someone with a large enclosed tent for sale, cheap or to donate, we would appreciate you letting us know. We have our kids club outdoors and a tent would help when the weather is bad.

Patty used a plate with different soil conditions to illustrate the lesson (click on a photo to see it larger).

The kids really enjoyed the pudding with crushed oreo cookies and gummy worms.

It was a cold night. The snack was hot chocolate with sweet bread which was a big hit.

The human wheelbarrow race brought lots of laughs.

Edith joined the girls to play a game of tug of war against the boys.

Pastor Rey joined the boys to try and beat the girls at tug-of-war.

The craft this week also supported the lesson.



Nuevo Corazon Into a New Year

We took meals to this pleasant older man who lived alone in this small wooden house. He recently passed away.

It was good to be back helping Nuevo Corazon ministry deliver meals Tuesday, January 9th to the mostly home-bound elderly around Galeana, NL, Mexico. Sandra, Mari, Patty and Lulu started cooking the meat and vegetables early.

They made Gorditas this week. The freshly cooked ingredients were  stuffed into a pocket cut into an extra thick tortilla. After the meals were packaged the entire team prayed for the food and those who would gratefully receive it. Pastor Reynaldo, two-year-old Elias and I (Stephen) loaded the food into my trusty 2010 Ford Edge (it now has over 240,000 miles on it) and drove the now familiar route all over town.

One sad note, I learned from Pastor Reynaldo that one elderly man on our route had died recently. But I saw many familiar smiling faces. There was no one home at one man’s house, but we later saw him sitting on the side of the road. So in typical Mexico style, we simply gave him the meal right where he was. It is such a joy to serve the Lord by serving others.

We served this man where we found him, on the side of the road.

Sandra (left), Mari and Patty (not shown) assembled the Gordita.

Lulu filled the drink cups.