Intimacy with God, May the Fire Never Burn Out

Marcos 10:14 club meets weekly in Galeana, NL, Mexico to teach the kids about Jesus. The past few weeks they have learned that Jesus liked going to the garden of Gethsemane, it was His favorite place to pray and be before His Father.  It was a place He could be alone and encounter His Father.

They learned that if they have asked Jesus to forgive their sins and come into their hearts, they too can connect with Jesus daily by reading the Bible and praying.

The craft for this study was a prayer box. The kids decorated the box and then could write their prayers on paper and put inside the box.

The kids also learned that the fire of God within us should never be put out.  Just like the priests kept the lamps burning in the tent of meeting, our lives represent the altar and we are not to let the fire of His presence be put out in our hearts. We are responsible for keeping the fire of the Holy Spirit burning within us. To do this, we must pray daily, obey the Lord and attend worship.

The craft the kids made, that went with the Fire of God study, was a paper sack that had a flame coming from the top. Written on the bag was Keep my flame burning.

It is an honor to have each one of these children come weekly to learn about Jesus. We love them and we know a seed is being planted.

Thank you to all who work week after week to keep this ministry going and of course to all you who pray and support us financially. May the Lord bless you abundantly!!

The kids sing Christian songs together each week at club (click on a photo to see it larger)

Active games before the lesson helps burn off some energy.

Patty has been faithfully teaching the lesson each week.

Adult volunteers prepare food for the kids.

Craft time is especially enjoyable.

Craft time is especially enjoyable.





True Path Ministry Shares Abundant Life with DRF

Missionaries Stephen and Tonyia Williams were at The Damascus Road Fellowship on Sunday, June 10th. Steve shared how the Lord is working through True Path Ministry (TPM) to serve the people of Northern Mexico. They have come to realize the abundant life Jesus promises in John 10:10 is a joyful peace with God in all circumstances. This peace comes when we give ourselves in unselfish service to Christ.

Steve’s sermon included stories and many photographs of their ongoing work in Mexico for the Lord. The Marcos 10:14 Kid’s Club continues to do well with 20 to 50 children coming each week to hear about Jesus. Additionally, TPM often goes out on Saturdays with a team of Christians to minister in remote villages.

The organization has been involved in a number of church related construction projects. They are currently working on their most ambitious project to date, the construction of a new church building for Iglesia Getsemani. TPM and Iglesia Getsemani work as partners on many projects.

The Damascus Road Fellowship ordained Stephen and Tonyia a couple of years ago and the church continues to support the work of TPM. Several members gave TPM gifts including reading glasses, stuffed animals and craft supplies to use in our Mexico ministry. Thank you for supporting our work in Mexico – may the Lord return the blessing to you ten fold!

Pastor Glenn and the church prayed for Stephen and Tonyia during the service (click on a photo to see it larger).

Stephen used PowerPoint as an aid to his sermon and to show photos of their work in Mexico.

Pastor Glenn welcomed Stephen and Tonyia.

Marcos 10:14 Kid’s Club: Thursday May 24 and 31, 2018

Club is an important part of the True Path Ministry mission in Mexico. Our prayer is for each one of these kids to know Jesus personally. Each week, teacher Patty leads the kids in singing, games and the Bible lesson. Lou Lou (as we all call her, but her real name Lourdes), Pastor Reynaldo’s wife, heads up the food part of club with several helpers: Marti, Sandra, occasionally Edith and others. There are other adult volunteers that make club happen each week.

May 24: the study this week taught the kids the importance of reading their Bible to learn more about God, how to live as a Christian and to be in a personal relationship with Jesus.

At Craft time, the kids make a jar of love. Each kid decorated a jar of love to give someone in their family. They taped to the outside of the jar the words: Reasons I love you. Each child would have written on several strips of paper why they loved that person and placed them inside the jar.

On May 31: the kids learned about the temple which was a special place to worship for the Israelites. The children were taught that the buildings where we worship is special, but we can worship God everywhere.

For the craft, the kids made a tent which resembled the housing the Israelites lived in. The kids always enjoy the craft time which goes along with the Bible study.

It takes a team of workers to keep this weekly ministry going. Steve and I are very thankful for their willingness to work with these kids every week. May the Lord bless each one of them abundantly for their service!!

Marti (right) hands out the club meal. She is a faithful volunteer at club meetings (click on a photo to see it larger).

Teacher Patty makes the lessons fun for the kids.

Game time always brings lots of laughs.

There is a time for singing Christian songs at each club meeting.

Some kids wear their club shirts to the meetings.


A Fun Saturday in May

We are always excited when we can bring the kids together to teach them about Jesus. On this Saturday, May 26th we had visitors from Monterrey so we took this opportunity to have a special day for the kids at Casa Alfarero (the True Path Ministry house in Galeana).

The kids had a great time singing and learning about Jesus with some awesome clowns.  We wanted to make the meal memorable so we had Hot dogs. They are always enjoyed by the kids and not a meal they get very often.

We thank Jesus for the chance to not only minister to the kids around Galeana but also some kids from Monterrey too. We give all the glory to Jesus!

It was a fun day for everyone (click on a photo to see it larger).

Volunteers from Iglesia Getsemani (church) worked to make the day special for the kids.

Hot Dogs are a treat they always enjoy.



Getsemani Church Concrete Work Continues

The workers labored long hours to get the stage foundation completed at the new Getsemani church building site. BUT it is complete! Woohoo! One more step forward! It is a major milestone as this completes the floor and work on the walls can begin.

It is amazing to see the difference in how buildings are constructed in the United States vs Mexico. We were thankful that the workers had a cement mixer, making things much easier. Most times the men put the cement on the ground with the sand and mix it by hand.

We ask for your prayers as we continue to need financing (and patience) to complete this church building. We are all very anxious to have this new facility completed, we know it will be done in God’s time.  God is good ALL THE TIME! We stand in FAITH!

If you would like to make a financial contribution to the Getsemani church building project please see our “support” page.

See related articles:

More Than a Building

Every Work of God Begins with Nothing

Having the cement mixer was a true blessing. Most cement projects are mixed completely by hand (click on a photo to see it larger).

Workers included members who volunteered from the church.

The raised area will become the stage once the building is completed.