A Day of God’s Joy in La Presita

True Path Ministry and Iglesia Getsemani Church, Galeana, NL, Mexico, joined together to take the joy of Jesus’ love to the remote village of La Presita on Saturday February 4. A Spirit filled time of worship, singing, prayer and preaching was held for all. The children had a special time set aside just for them. They enjoyed songs, prayer, a Bible study and craft based on Psalm 23. After services ended, backpacks filled with school supplies, a gift and Christian tract were handed out to the older kids. The smaller children were given a bag of goodies which included a Christian tract and toys. Clothing was spread out for the families to take what was needed.

There is a special joy in sharing with others. We go to bless others and are blessed ourselves.

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? James 2:5 (ESV).

TPM Fall/Winter Newsletter 2022

Working for Jesus! True Path Ministry Inc. serves the physical and spiritual needs of folks in rural Mexico. TPM is a very active ministry thanks to the favor of God and your support. Pastors Reynaldo and Lourdes and the Iglesia Getsemani Church in Galeana keep TPM initiatives going even when the missionaries are in the US. TPM continues to see Jesus move in Mexico. Our Christmas Giving Tour was very successful. Marcos 10:14 Kids Club continues to have 30-60 children each week. A young girl at club recently thanked us for teaching her about Jesus. 

Thank you for your prayers and financial gifts. What follows in the PDF newsletter link are highlights of our recent activities during the fall and winter of 2022.

Click to access newslt-fallwinter-2022.pdf

Blessings Beyond a Season

Note: Guest written by first time visitors Will & Debby Loveless (see lots of photos below too)

Debby and I were honored to be part of a mission trip to Galeana, NL, Mexico with True Path Ministry, missionaries Stephen and Tonyia Williams. Monday 12-26-22 we traveled from Medina, TX to Galeana, Mexico. We were there from Tuesday, Dec. 27th to Sunday Jan 1st.  It was an intense but blessed week of ministry.

Each morning we began with prayer then headed out to a different ranch-village high in the mountains. It would usually take about two hours to get there, on a one lane dirt road traveling about 10 miles per hour or less. Occasionally we would stop for goats and donkeys crossing the road.

Once we arrived at our destination, we would have Church. These Church’s either met outside under an awning or in a small building that you could see daylight through the walls. Most had electricity of some sort but never A/C or heat.

I was truly blessed by this because they set their schedule around the missionaries and were grateful we came to see them. I was very humbled because a lot of the people either walked or rode a donkey more than an hour to get to service. They were very happy to be there to hear what the Lord had to say.

We love kids, so, Debby and I were right in our element. A children’s service was conducted while the adults had their service. The kids prayed, sang songs, heard a Bible lesson and ended with a craft. Once all services were finished, each boy was given a backpack with school supplies, a soccer ball and a bag of candy. The soccer balls were deflated inside the backpack and needed to be aired up, which we did once each boy received their gift. All the girls received a backpack, with school supplies, a girl gift and a bag of candy. These kids showed big smiles as they were so grateful for what they received. Every backpack included a Christian tract which explained the Road to Salvation. The Pastor and wives at each village were given “a blessing bag” which was filled with food and essential items to help them in their daily lives.

I witnessed Pastor Rey, from the Galeana Church, give one of the village Pastor’s an air pump, used to air up bicycle tires, and the village paster started crying. These people not once complained about their conditions or how difficult their life could be but always praised God for what he is doing and has done. We were here to bless these villages but we were very blessed in return.

They are very giving people and the village Pastor’s family always fed us lunch. It was common for the meals to be cooked, in their kitchen, over a concrete fire pit that is covered with metal. Most meals included tortillas, made from corn they grew, and ground into flour using a hand grinder. It was like stepping back in time.

I learned that many times in this ministry, God will change our plans if we allow him. One example, we were on our way back from Santa Rosa, high in the mountains, in the middle of nowhere. We had just came around a sharp curve and three people were walking on the road. Tonyia said “Hey stop we have to help them.” She asked them where they were going and they said Galeana (15 or more miles away). It was 80 degrees, they had been walking awhile and were obviously hot and tired. We were still over an hour out on this one lane remote dirt road.

Traveling with us were three vehicles, so we moved people around and made room for them in the ministry van. We also gave them water and a sandwich. They were on their way to visit a sick friend. Thank you Lord for allowing us to be your hands and feet for these people in need.

Another blessing was meeting and traveling all week with Mexico evangelist Ramiro. He is an awesome man of God and when he preaches, God shows up. I also learned that it doesn’t matter what language we speak, whether English or Spanish, when the Holy Spirit shows up we are all the same body of Christ.

Thank you True Path Ministry for allowing us the opportunity to share God’s love in Mexico. We gave of ourselves, but also was very blessed in return by the love of Jesus from the people.

“The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”. Matthew 25:40

Dios te bendiga – God Bless You
Will & Debby Loveless

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Smiles in Santa Rosa

Happy New Year’s Eve!  Today our group from True Path Ministry, Iglesia Getsemani, Medina Community Church, and first-time visitors Will and Debbie Loveless made our final trip of the week.  We braved a very rough dirt road for 2.5 hours to arrive at the town of Santa Rosa. 

Santa Rosa has a beautiful church where we sang songs and worshipped.  The children were seated outside of the church where they had their own church service.  Ana, our children’s teacher, led the kids in songs, the story of the birth of Christ, and a craft project.  They all enjoyed the time together!  Afterwards, each school age child received a backpack full of school supplies and a toy.  The younger kids received bags full of toys.

Before departing, Pastor Celestino’s wife, Anastasia, fed us all a wonderful meal of salad, tamales, and fideo.  The salad was extra special due to the fresh pecans on top of it.  Pecans are Santa Rosa’s main crop and are shipped all around the area to generate income. 

Now that the sun has set on our last day, it has been a wonderful trip!  God has blessed us with this time here and we hope that we have helped to shine His light of love on all these villages.  Until next time, Dios te Bendiga…God Bless You, my friends.

Cold Canoas Warms Hearts for Christ

On December 30th the Christian team from True Path Ministry and Iglesia Getsemani (Galeana, NL) made our way on a very rough road into the mountains to the village of Canoas. We were greeted by the pastor, a group of local kids and adults eager to experience a time of worship and celebration in honor of Christ’s birthday. It was a cold windy day, but inside the small wooden church building our hearts were warmed through prayer, Bible readings, music and a powerful sermon by evangelist Ramiro.

The group of children followed teacher Ana outside for their own special time during the adult preaching time. It was cold but a Texas visitor brought blankets, hats and glove for the kids to use and keep. Also, some long balloons that were received with big smiles. There were songs, a teaching about Christ’s birth and a fun craft. Then there was the gifts, backpacks filled with school supplies, a Christian tract and a soccer ball for the boys and a special fun surprise for the girls.

These kids from this small very remote village were overjoyed to get such a lavish gift. They were blessed, but the visiting Christian team were perhaps blessed more. In Acts 20:35 it says; “You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”