Church Update: Windows

Ten new large windows for the Getsemani Church arrived Monday, February 25th and nine were installed on February 26th. Pastors Reynaldo and Lulu and the congregation are so grateful to the Lord, but also to those who responded to his Spirit with donations.

The remaining eight small windows are set to arrive Monday and the large front door later next week. We expect they will be installed next week too.

These windows are locally made and there are several places in Galeana that make them. We are using a shop that is fairly new and the owner is young, but they gave us a good price and excellent quality.

In addition to the windows, work is proceeding to fill in the gap that was between the roof and the top of the walls. That should be finished tomorrow.

Tonyia and I can feel the excitement from the congregation as they see continued progress in their new place of worship. Thank you everyone who prays for us and support us in other ways. We are humbled to be a tool to further God’s kingdom here. Praise Jesus.

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The Word in Palmito

Two faithful ladies at the Palmito Church were delighted to be awarded new leather-bound Bibles Saturday, February 23rd. They had worn out the paperback missionary Bibles we had given them a year or so before.

A group of eighteen Christians from the Getsemani Church in Galeana loaded in the True Path Ministry 1995 Suburban and our Ford Sport Trac to make their way to Palmito for the service. It is an adopted mission church where 85 year-old Pastor Ruben has been working to build up the body of believers.

Evangelist Ramiro brought the message, with help from Pastor Ruben and Pastor Reynaldo. Pastor Lulu brought her acoustic guitar and lead the simple song service as we all sang and clapped along.

You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3

The weather was pleasant, the worship and fellowship was exceptional. Jesus was glorified as His word was shared boldly.

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The Donkey that Spoke

Over forty kids, including a number of first time visitors, came to the Marcos 10:14 Kids club on February 21. The study was from the story about the prophet Balaam in Numbers 22:22-35. Where God used a donkey to talk to Balaam after he ignored angels sent to him.

It was a fun night of singing, prayer, games, study, food and fellowship. Each week True Path Ministry and Getsemani Church  team up to treat all children who come to the love of Jesus. Praise Christ our Lord.

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Purpose in Purisma

The Bible tells us not only to go forth and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, but to be encouragers.  Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. Romans  15:2

The True Path Ministry team and several from the Galeana Getsemani Church had the opportunity yesterday to take the word to Purisma. It is a village in the mountains about 30 miles from Galeana but it took us about a 2 hour drive, due to the terrain. The travel is beautiful with mountain in the background and once you get closer to the village there are several water crossings.

Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. Romans  15:2

Evangelist Ramiro preached the word, many sang praises, the kids had their own time of praise and worship. The great people of Purisma blessed us with a meal. As we were leaving, the kids begged to stop at one of the water crossings to play in the stream. It was a hot day for February, in the 90’s. We all wanted the refreshing of the water, so we stopped.  It was not that cold but it did cool us down.

We don’t always get to see the fruit from Jesus’ work, but we know HIS word does not go out void so we will press on in Jesus name! Thank you to the beautiful people of Purisma for receiving us with such love, and thank you Jesus for protecting us and allowing us to do your work!

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Valentine’s Day Theme at Club “Jesus is love”

We celebrated Valentine’s Day at the Marco 10:14 Club meeting February 14th. It is a day that is honored in Mexico as in the US. It was a Christ centered lesson and there were red hearts everywhere. “We love because he first loved us,” says the Bible in 1 John 4:19. Tonyia brought fifty boxes of those little heart shaped candies and individual chocolates from Texas and each child who could recite the verse received one. All forty kids memorized the verse and got a box of candy and a chocolate.

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19

The entire lesson was from 1 John 4 that “God is Love” section of the book. The craft reinforced the lesson too. We also treated the kid’s to “elotes” which is corn on a stick with mayonnaise and hot sauce brushed on it, and a special cheese sprinkled on it. Lulu boiled fifty pieces of corn still in the shuck in a big pot. It is a treat reserved for special occasions.

Thankfully there were many adults helpers primarily from the Getsemani Church. It was another great club night – praise Jesus. (Note: below are photos from the club meeting – click on a photo to see it larger)