TPM 2017 Annual Report: Touching Lives in Jesus Name

Lourdes, Pastor Reynaldo, Abiel, Elis and Ayrela are big supporters of TPM in Mexico.

Lives touched

This (2017) was the second year of full-time ministry in Mexico for True Path Ministry Inc. Through our various ministry activities we had a successful year touching lives in the name of Jesus in both the USA and Mexico. We post stories about our activities, and supporters have told us how they feel involved with our work through FaceBook, web-page postings and newsletters (see “News” on our website for our latest article). We also made several live presentations showing our ministry work in 2017 in the USA.

Our three main focuses in 2017 were:

  1.     Marcos 10:14 Kid’s Club
  2.     Supporting Nuevo Corazon (elderly food program)
  3.     Gospel on the Move (taking gospel to remote villages)

Good Mexico Help

In Mexico we have a number of active ministry supporters who have proven to be the reliable help for our mission. Pastor Reynaldo, wife Lourdes and members of the Gatsamini Church in Galeana, NL, are our greatest supporters here by providing:

  • the teachers, cooks and workers for kid’s club each week;
  • the cooks and delivery help for the meals on Tuesdays;
  • and the preachers, singers, drivers and helpers for our visits to remote villages.

Pastor Reynaldo, is very trustworthy and is our manager when we are away. We plan to continue our close relationship into the New Year. We also enjoy the support of local evangelist Ramiro and many other Christians.

Some Major Projects 2017

Gatsamini Church – Purchased additional new property for the building project. We also constructed a road and begin the building site work at the new location.

The Marcos 10:14 Kid’s Club continues to go well with 35-40 kids coming each week. The children show they are learning scriptures, basis’s of Christian faith and courteous fellowship with each other.

The Women’s Event was very successful in deepening the faith of the 100 or so who attended. Feedback was positive and local support with workers was great.

Our Christmas Gift Giving Tour was a huge effort. It delivered hope to the hundreds of children who received gifts. We had tremendous support from six churches in the USA:

  1. Damascus Road Fellowship, Ennis Texas
  2. Grace Tabernacle Church of God, Kemp, Texas (new supporter in 2017)
  3. Hiway Tabernacle Church of God, Buffalo, Texas (new supporter in 2017)
  4. Gateway Midlothian Youth, Midlothian, Texas (new supporter in 2017)
  5. Christ Chapel, Bandera, Texas
  6. Lighthouse Assembly of God, Sweetwater, Texas

Plus, a number of individuals making it our best year yet for gifts.

The kids at Canous were overjoyed to get the gifts bags with toys and personal care items.

Gospel on the Move made many trips in 2017. We take about four boxes of clothes, reading glasses, Bibles, a worship team, a kid’s time team, and a blessing bag with food and kitchen items for the pastor or local contact. 

Special Projects – Additionally, TPM took on many special projects in 2017. We helped repair pastors and evangelists vehicles. Installed plumbing in churches, repaired homes and various electrical wiring projects.

1995 Chevy Suburban is an essential part of our ministry. We use it to get kids to the weekly club meeting, get people to Gatsamini Church on Sundays, get stuff and people to remote farms, and a number of special meetings.

The 1995 Chevy 4X4 Suburban allows us to take many people and gifts to remote villages.

2010 Ford Edge is our personal and ministry vehicle. It has over 240,000 miles on it, but still runs well. It too is essential to our ministry.

The Ministry House is where we keep all our ministry supplies, host kid’s club weekly, house visitors and allow other Christian activities. It is an important part of our work.

Focus for 2018

We plan to continue with the same three main focuses as 2017, plus one more:

  1. Marcos 10:14 Kid’s Club
  2. Supporting Nuevo Corazon (elderly food program)
  3. Gospel on the Move (taking gospel to remote villages)
  4. Special projects:
    1. Gatsamini Church building project;
    2. Bathrooms: Pastor Berenice’s; Poor Family’s bathroom
    3. Electrical wiring at Palmitto and Canoas Churches.

 Financial Status and Approach

  • True Path Ministry Inc. (TPM) is financially healthy
  • TPM is operated without debt and none is planned in 2018
  • Missionaries Stephen & Tonyia Williams do not pay themselves a salary
  • All money given to TPM goes directly to ministry
  • TPM uses QuickBooks to keep up with its accounting transactions
  • Every expense transaction has a receipt on file
  • The bulk of money spent in Mexico is by cash (petty cash account)
  • No cash is received from persons in Mexico (we are here to give not take)
  • TPM had its annual meeting with outside director Paul Penfold on January 26, 2018.