Joy in the Desert x 3

Guest written by: Jeanette and Lori Lewis

An hour and a half drive down a bumpy, dusty, desert road brought us to the remote ranch named El Carmen (population 74).  The True Path Ministry crew and the Pastors of Iglesia Getsemani (and their families) were privileged to have the congregations of three desert churches come together for worship.  The ranches of El Carmen, La Esperanza, and El Barrosito were represented.  What does this mean?…Lots and lots of kids!

The children were overjoyed with their gift boxes, and we gave out 91 of them!  As you can see from the photos, there was a massive number of children in attendance and they enjoyed the children’s service led by Rosita who was our teacher today.

The adult church service was spirit-filled as Evangelist Ramiro spoke about the coming new year and how you can be a new person with Christ in your heart.  Afterwards, the women were able to take home their choice of donated clothing and blankets for their families.  It was only about 60°F (15.6° C) today in the warmest part of the day and the wind was blowing…so the blankets were very much appreciated.

The pastors of the three churches received the “Blessing Bags” that were mentioned in the Facebook post yesterday.  They appreciated them and said how much that helps their families.

All in all, it was a day for blessings…for the families in the desert and for Lori and I.  It fills our hearts to see the joy on the faces of the kids when they receive their gifts…and hopefully, they see some of the light and joy of Christ when we are there, and realize they are not forgotten…just a bit tucked away.  Until tomorrow, Feliz Año Nuevo…Happy New Year and God Bless You.

It was a long dusty road (click on a photo to see it larger)

The adult service ended with everyone holding hands during a time of prayer

There was about 100 adults from three area churches

Evangelist Ramiro delivered a powerful sermon

The ninety children had their own service

A number of kids prayed for Jesus to come into their hearts.

Jeanette helped give out gifts

The kids loved the gifts

Lori helped give out some stuffed animals too

The adults liked getting the blankets as it was a cold day

We also gave adults clothing

Pastors each got a “blessing bag”

They fed us a great meal

Tonyia hand out candy

A good group of Christians from Galeana made the trip with us