One Who Waters Will Himself Be Watered

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered (Proverbs 11:25). Jeanette Lewis, our niece who has traveled to Galeana several times, said she came across this verse. She said “she found the perfect verse to describe how helping in Mexico makes her feel.”

Arlen Williams (Stephen’s brother) has also learned the meaning of this proverb firsthand. He was excited to go back to Mexico for his third trip to help True Path Ministry Inc. (TPM) for a couple of weeks. His work took many forms from yard work, to moving furniture, to carrying cement bags.

One of the central tasks during his visit was to help Pastor Reynaldo and his family move from his small three room “casa” (house) into the much larger TPM ministry house. Pastor Reynaldo and wife Lulu will oversee the ministry house, keep it secure, host visitors and setup for events such as Kid’s Club. It is a two story house and they will occupy the bottom floor and the upper floor will be reserved for TPM.

Arlen was in Galeana to do whatever was needed for the ministry. The courtyard area around the ministry house was overgrown and had to be managed. He also carried cement up to the new church building site and other similar manual tasks. He was also part of encouraging the many friends he had met from previous visits.

TPM encourages folks to come see us. There is always something to do from repairing church buildings to ministering to kids. If you would like more information about visiting us in Mexico check out our “visit” page on the TPM website. The Lord will bless and change you through a short term mission trip – He has Arlen.

Moving Pastor Reynaldo and family was part of Arlen’s visit (click on a photo to see it larger).

Church member Daniel (left) also helped with the move.

Arlen Williams (Stephen’s brother) was in Galeana for the last two weeks to help with ministry projects.

A new swing at the ministry house was a favorite project.

Lots of clean up was needed around the ministry house.

The courtyard area looks much better now.

Arlen was in Mexico for their independence day celebration (September 16th).

The two brothers visited the market that was held in honor of Independence Day.

Washboards are still commonly used in this area of Mexico.

We visited La Laguna Lake a few miles outside Galeana (click on a photo to see it larger).

The mountain in the background is Potosi and it is over 12,000 feet tall.

The scenery in the area is beautiful.

Worship is always part of our week in Mexico.






Galeana New Church Building Update

True Path Ministry Inc. (TPM) works closely with the Iglesia Getsemani for ministry in Christ’s name in the Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico area. TPM is helping the church construct its much needed new building. I am proud to report that good progress has been made. The foundation is complete and the walls are up. Patricio, the concrete contractor, is in the process of putting the final concrete cap on the walls and the church has enough money to complete the walls.

However, the next major step is installing the sheet metal roof at a cost of about $4000 USD. They must have the money in hand before they can start the roof project. Members of Iglesia Getsemani are doing all they can to raise money locally. But, keep in mind Galeana is in an economically poor area and we are a long ways from having a completed building.

They are planning a special fund raiser, specifically for the new church, on October 27th to rally support from the entire Christian community in the Nuevo Leon state. Four prominent Mexican Christian bands and an evangelist from Monterrey will headline the event to be held in Galeana. Please include this event in your prayers.

TPM has received some donations earmarked for the new church building, and we are grateful. But we need your help to raise the balance.

Please pray about making a special donation as an investment in the Lord’s Kingdom. Donations can be made online at:

Checks can be mailed to our USA address (we have a trusted administrator who manages our affairs even when we are in Mexico) mail to:

True Path Ministry Inc.
1420 Moseley Road
Ennis, Texas 75119

Donations are tax deductible.

True Path Ministry is deeply appreciative of the prayer and financial support we receive. We are humbled to be a tiny part of God’s work here on earth. It is all for Jesus.

Concrete contractor Patricio is beginning to install the final concrete cap on the walls.

Most of the concrete is mixed by hand.

They use five-gallon buckets to get concrete where it is needed.

Arlen Williams (Stephen’s brother) was in Galeana for the last two weeks to help with ministry projects.

Once completed it will be one of the largest church buildings in the area.

The building will be about 2,700 square feet.

Pastor Reynaldo and wife Lourdes (Lulu) lead a growing Christian church.

Every Monday the church has a booth at the street market to raise money for the new building.

Lulu and Rey are at the booth each week along with other church members.


Grow in Grace and Knowledge of Christ

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen 2 Peter 3:18 (ESV)

Antes bien, creced en la gracia y el conocimiento de nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo. A él sea gloria ahora y hasta el día de la eternidad. Amén. 2 Pedro 3:18 (RVR1960)

2 Peter 3:18 was the memory verse for the Marcos 10:14 Kids Club group on Thursday, September 13. They learned how the Lord knows our name and that we should grow continually in Him. Teacher Patty also had kids come forward who wanted to affirm their commitment to following Jesus. There was, as always, a prayer time, game time, song time, teaching time and meal time. It was a good meeting for the twenty eight kids who were at club.

This group of kids came forward to afirm committing their lives to following Christ (click on a photo to see it larger)

The craft emphasized how Christ knows our name.

This game involves the kids recalling earlier lessons.

Adults were on-hand to help the younger kids.

Arlen Williams from Texas was visiting at club and he was with the kids as they discovered caterpillars.

Here is the caterpillars that drew the attention of the kids before club started.


Club Lesson: Jesus is King of Kings

The children in Galeana, NL, Mexico at the Marcos 10:14 Kids Club on Thursday, September 6th learned Jesus’ special place in the universe. “God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” Philippians 2:9-10. The kids at the weekly meeting enjoyed a time of games, singing, learning, crafts and food – all Christ-centered.

The kids enjoy the games (click on a photo to see it larger)

Adult helpers work with the smaller kids during craft time.

The kids learn a Bible verse each week.

Rice pudding was the snack this week.



Stephen Preaches Faith, Hope and Love in Medina, Texas Church

Stephen and Tonyia Williams of True Path Ministry Inc. addressed the hundred persons in the congregation at the Medina Methodist Church Sunday, September 2nd. Stephen preached how faith, hope and love are essential traits for all Christians, but especially missionaries. He used the people and places where they work in their Mexico ministry as examples of each virtue. Stephen’s family has a long history at the church and relatives sat with the couple filling up one entire pew. Several people in the congregation knew Stephen and Arlen’s father and had observed the brothers as they went through life.

(Left to right): Stephen & Tonyia Williams, Linda Williams (Arlen’s wife), Henry Lewis (Jeanette’s son), Jeanette Williams-Lewis, Lori Lewis, and Arlen Williams before services  began.