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.’”