No Coincidence

It is always amazing to see how the Lord provides for His workers. He recently used True Path Ministry in an unexpected encounter with a Christian group from Chiapas, which is a state many hours from Galeana.

Harry and Patricia Williamson are missionaries who manage Camp Peniel in Tuxpan near Galeana, NL, Mexico.

Steve and I met Harry and Patricia Williamson soon after they moved to Tuxpan, a small village about 10 minutes from Galeana, NL. They are missionaries from Texas that had previously lived at Camp Peniel, in the village of Tuxpan. They had family issues and needed to return to Texas for a time, but now are back in Mexico.

I was talking with Patricia, on the phone, and mentioned to her how I had been trying to get the donated clothes better organized.  The clothes are in garbage bags and are piled one on top of another in a room at our ministry house.  We often take them to remote farms and villages in the area.

As we were talking, Patricia mentioned a ministry from Chiapas. She said someone had recently spoke at their church and said the people there are extremely poor. They have to work several weeks just to get enough pesos to buy food or clothes.

She thought the group from Chiapas was still around Galeana.  She asked if I would be willing to donate clothes to the group. Of course, I said “yes, we would be honored to help by donating.” She said she would make some calls and let me know.

The next morning, Patricia called me to let me know the group was still near Galeana but would be leaving that day. She asked if they could come by the ministry house to get some clothes. I said yes and then met Patricia and the group at the ministry house.

The Christian band from the Mexican state of Chiapas shared one of their CD’s with us.

The group took five large black trash bags full of clothes. I wasn’t sure how they would fit the bags plus the five men in the small car but they managed to stuff it all in.

It was so rewarding to see how excited they were to receive the clothes. We exchanged information and I told them to give us a call next time they were in town.

This was no coincidence. God knew they were in town and He knew we had to get rid of an oversupply of clothes. God worked it all out for HIS Glory!!

The group was living out Matthew 6:25-32:

 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.