70 Came to Hear About Jesus’ Love at Weekly Marcos 10:14 Kids Club Meeting

The True Path Ministry and Iglesia Getsemani church team demonstrated the love of Christ to 70 kids on Thursday evening, April 21st, in Galeana, NL, Mexico. It was the first normal weekly Marcos 10:14 Kids Club meeting after an introductory fiesta the week before (see http://truepathministry.com/marcos-1014-kids-club-fiesta-a-big-hit/). Teacher Anna along with teenage and adult volunteers lead the enthusiastic children in a time of prayer, singing, study, crafting and a light meal. The weekly club meeting program was on pause for two years due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

“We trusted the Lord would bring the children back and He delivered,” said an adult leader. “Based on our past experience we planned on about 40 kids, but we were joyfully surprised to host an even larger group.” The Marcos 10:14 Kids Club meetings will become a weekly fixture in the area. It is the only Christian education initiative of its kind in the Galeana region. There is a faithful group behind the scenes who prepare the lessons, assemble materials for the craft, plan and prepare the meals, keep the club area clean, drive the van and the many other details required. All activities center on Jesus and sharing His message and love.

“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God,” said Jesus (Mark 10:14)

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A Change of Perspective

Note: Guest written by first time visitor Phillip Langer from Ennis, Texas. He was part of a Christian team from True Path Ministry and Iglesia Getsemani visiting Canoas on April 14th, a tiny mountain village.

In 1974 Mac Davis had a top 10 hit titled “Stop and Smell the Roses.” Last year I walked away from my job to do just that. I had no idea the roses would be in the small village of Canoas, NL, Mexico.

To be truthful there was not much there, and it was a step back in time. It is difficult to describe comparing to what I am blessed with. Their houses had dirt floors, food cooked on an open fire handmade stove, donkeys and horses used as transportation. For them it is a daily struggle to find how the next meal was going to make it to the table. Water has to be carried for miles because of where the closest water source is and severe drought has parched the land bare.  No comforts of any kind that could be identified. It seemed to be a miserable place to exist.

But we were welcomed with open arms and a feast of food that was fit for someone of honor. My neighbors do not have time to say hello back home. The view of the mountains was nothing short of beautiful. Back home that view is available if it can be afforded.

We had an opportunity to pray for a woman with cancer who looked to not have many days left and the sadness of her condition filled the room. It’s probably the first time a group of strangers prayed for her and presented hope in Jesus Christ.

Back home laying on of hands and prayer for healing has little emphasis and is taken for granted. As clothes were presented and gifts to the children, the joy on their faces cannot be described in words that I am able to convey.

Life will be different for me in the future. This trip helped me put things in perspective and gives me a better understanding of Gods love for us even when we do not deserve it. I am so thankful to True Path Ministry for the opportunity to be involved and be a blessing to others. I’m looking forward to coming back soon.

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Marcos 10:14 Kids Club Fiesta, A Big Hit

Over 50 kids came to the restart of the Marcos 10:14 Kids Club in Galeana, NL, Mexico on April 12th. On this day True Path Ministry and Iglesia Getsemani teamed up to host a fiesta with Christ at the center. After this initial meeting the club will meet on Thursdays each week. It is a great time for the children to learn about Christ. At each meeting the children are lead in prayer, join in songs, hear a bible lesson, learn a scripture verse, have a craft and are fed a light meal.

There was a lot of work that went on behind the scenes to pull off the fiesta. A dedicated group of Christian volunteers worked tirelessly to prepare for the kids. Also, Phillip Langer came down from Texas with True Path Ministry to help kick off the event. The COVID 19 pandemic kept the club from meeting during the past two years. “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God,” said Jesus (Mark 10:14).

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