Biblical Lessons for Life

True Path Ministry and faithful volunteers from the Iglesia Getsemani church in Galeana, NL, Mexico, teach Christian life lessons in the Marcos 10:14 Kids Club every Thursday. Over forty kids were part of the activities this past week. Prayer, Christian songs, fun games, a Bible lesson, related craft projects and food are part of the experience. It is the only program of its kind in the area.

Kids who have been coming for a while build their confidence, develop likeminded friendships, have internalized Bible verses, and have learned what it means to follow Jesus. The program equips the children with a stronger faith.

The children who come generally range in age from toddler to preteen. They have formed a community that is sharing life with each other. Every three months, birthdays are celebrated with cake and a special song. For some kids, this is the only birthday celebration they have.

The craft is one part of the club they find joyful. In a resource limited area, making a Bible related craft can be a unique experience for many of these kids. Each part of club is designed to reflect the love of Jesus.

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)

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Roof on New Church in Hidiondilla

The roof was just installed in March 2023, marking a major milestone in the construction of the new church building, in the desert village Hidiondilla. The Centro Cristiano Maranatha church, lead by Pastor Carlos and wife Jenny, is a young and growing church. It is in a small desert community near large scale tomato greenhouse farms. When complete the new building will be 1,800+ square foot and will replace a small existing structure made from scrap materials.

Now that the walls are up, the floor is poured and the roof is on, the congregation can begin to use the space for worship and fellowship. The electrical wiring, windows, doors, restroom plumbing, stucco and paint all need to be added, but lack of those details won’t stop Christians in the village from using the facility. They are grateful to have a large shaded place to worship.

TPM and our partner in Mexico ministry, the Iglesia Getsemani Church in Galeana, were humbled and honored to be part of the dedication of the existing structure for worship at the Centro Cristiano Maranatha Church in July 2020 (see A New Church in Hidiondilla, NL, Mexico). Construction on the new building began in January 2021 (see New Church Building Started in Hidiondilla, NL, Mexico). Volunteers installed the block walls and poured the concrete floor over the past few months (see Good Construction Progress in Hindiondilla and Hindiondilla Church Walls Building Up to the Lord). Great works of God often take time and this economically poor village has made steady progress toward completing the new building, as resources have become available.

Thank you TPM supporters for following God’s call to reach out to those hungry for spiritual food through True Path Ministry. It is our great privilege to minister in the often forgotten rural villages of northern Mexico. Beyond the building successes, we have witnessed changed lives through spiritual growth. Many have been drawn toward the truth of God’s word because of your faithful giving.

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans10:14-15 ESV)

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(left to right) Texas visitors Will & Debbie Loveless, Donna & Jim Jones, Pastor Carlos & Jenny and missionary Stephen recently visited in Hidiondilla and saw progress on the new building.