Worship and Service Team Blessings in the Mountains

A group of 17 Christians from True Path Ministry Inc. and the Iglesia Getsemani Church combined with the good people in Canoas to praise the Lord on May 23. Song worship, good preaching and kid’s Christian learning made for a powerful joy-filled time for all involved. The road leading to the tiny village is a challenging climb and rises to 8,500 feet (2600 m) above sea level where the small church building sets at the end of the road. The hardy people who live here farm small fields using donkeys to pull plows. Most of their plots of land are steep on the side of mountains. They raise corn, chickens, goats and a few cows. They are humble, hard working people and seldom have visitors.

Our visits raise the spirits of the people. The 15 or so kids from the village who came to the service especially enjoyed the interaction, songs, craft and Bible learning. While the adults heard a good sermon the kid’s had a time with a special teacher. Smiles and laughter were common among the visitors and residents. There was also a bag of candy for the kids and some clothes for the adults at the end of the service.

Once again we went to bless the people of Canoas but came away blessed ourselves. Praise Christ who makes this true. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13 ESV)

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Giving the Gift of The Gospel in the Mountains of Mexico

True Path Ministry Inc. (TPM) and members of the Iglesia Getsemani Church made their way deep into the mountains of northern Mexico to the tiny village, Refugio. Pastor Selodonio shepherds four small churches in the area and told us the best gift we gave them today was the gospel of Christ. Worship with the folks there was deeply spiritual. The music was uplifting and the sermon was inspiring.

The kids had their own special time of fun and learning under the pine trees. They sang, had a lesson, made a special gift for their mothers (Monday is Mother’s Day in Mexico) and got a bag of candy.

We also gave out reading glasses and a “blessing bag” for Pastor Selodonio and his family. It was a great day serving Christ.  

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

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TPM and Galeana Church Alive and Well

True Path Ministry Inc. (TPM) missionaries Stephen and Tonyia were in Galeana, NL, Mexico after being away for some time due to COVID travel restrictions. The town is our base of operation in Mexico. We are strongly associated with Iglesia Getsemani church, we work together on all aspects of Christian ministry. We found Pastors Reynaldo and Lourdes have maintained a vibrant and growing Church. They have also kept TPM projects moving. Together, during trying times, we have shared the love of Christ with many.

The COVID-19 epidemic continues to be a concern in Mexico. The vaccine is currently being given to teachers (schools are still not in session). We are able to have church, but older folks must wear masks and maintain a distance with others.

We found worship was well attended, with lively music and spirit-filled worship. Most seats were taken both on Sunday and Wednesday. The mid-week service message this week was delivered by Gladis. She is a girl we have watched several years grow physically and spiritually. She is now a Christian teen, a committed believer, who spoke with great confidence in her faith. She approached pastor Rey and asked if she could share, and He agreed. Her message included a dozen or so Bible verses and she expounded on each one.

We also witnessed a wedding for a young couple in the church. We saw many folks we have been around for years, plus new faces. The church is doing well and our construction projects on the property are advancing.

The construction projects are going well. The interior doors and closet units were installed in pastor Rey and Lulu’s house. A new kids club area structure was added and will soon have an expanded roof covering. This area then can have multiple uses, such as a wedding reception or outdoor Revivals. The second restroom in the church building is nearly complete. Plans are to add a second floor on the house that will serve as the TPM visitor’s quarters. It will be for people who visit from the US and Mexico Christians who need a place to stay and as a base of operations for TPM in Mexico.

TPM also works with Evangelist Ramiro. He was unable to preach for many months, but now is being asked by pastors near and far to come share the gospel. He has preached in tents, small churches and in some places where travel can be dangerous.

True Path Ministry and Iglesia Getsemani church are extremely grateful for God’s favor and the supporters who keep the ministries going. You are Christ’s ambassadors by answering years of prayers for the believers here, Thank YOU!

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 (ESV)

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