A Ray of Hope to San Pablo

We could see tears in their eyes, and the good-bye hug Pastor Juan and his wife gave us was extra tight. The Galeana group of Christians brought a much appreciated ray of hope to San Pablo, Mexico on Saturday, February 3rd.

Worship was sweet with the overflow crowd that filled the small church. Many of the local folks showed up with worn Bibles in hand. The thirty kids were also eager to learn more about Christ during their time when the adults were listening to Evangelist Ramiro’s powerful sermon.

His sermon was based on Psalm 118:5-9. He has a way of interacting with people and meeting them where they are. The singing before the sermon was spirit-filled. Lulu used her acoustic guitar and beautiful singing voice to lead the crowd into a deep time of worship.

We also had lots of clothes, reading glasses, Bibles, toothbrushes, soap and gifts for the children and ladies after the service. It was a very fulfilling time serving our Lord Jesus the Christ.

“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” Psalm 118:5-9 (ESV)

A good group of Christians from Galeana, NL, Mexico made the hour drive to share the day with folks in San Pablo (click on a photo to see it larger).

Several of the ladies from Galeara sang a special.

Lulu played her acoustic guitar to lead the song service in the over full church building.

Pastor Rey was also involved in the service.

Evangelist Ramiro gave an uplifting sermon.

Pastor Juan and his wife in front of the small church building.

The kids enjoyed their time too.

Teached Ana talked about the sower and the seed.

The art project was a hit with the kids.

We gave out several Bibles to folks who asked for one.

We had several boxes of clothes for the village.

Reading glasses, toothbrushes and bars of soap were popular too.

We gave gifts to the children.

The Pastor and his wife got a special “blessing bag.”

The Pastor would like our help to build a new bathroom.

Getting the electricity to work was an interesting task.

It was a long dirt road in the desert to get to San Pablo.

Traffic on the road was also interesting.

This is a typical adobe home that is found in the area.