Ministering the Love of Jesus in Mexico

     Honouring Rev. Roger Deschamps (1941-2008) co-founder of TLCCM

Se souvenir de Roger

Le 14 mars. 2008, moi et mes enfants, Chantal, Alain et Eric, avons perdu la personne la plus précieuse de notre famille. Roger était un bon papa, un grand-père formidable, un super de bon mari, mais il était surtout un homme de Dieu.

Vivre sans lui, n’est pas facile. Chaque jour nous honorons sa mémoire en vivant notre vie au maximum, parce que c'est ce qu'il voudrait que nous fassions.

Remembering Roger

March 14th. 2008, I, along with my children, Chantal, Alain and Eric, lost the most precious person in our family. Roger was a good dad, a great grandpa, a loving husband, but most of all he was a man of God.

Missing him never goes away, but every day we honor his memory by living our lives to the fullest, because that is what he would want us to do.

Remembering Rev. Roger Deschamps

Co-founder of TLCCM

September 16, 1941 - March 14, 2008

If tears could build a stairway
and memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.

Always in my heart!


Return to Colonia 3 de Octubre

Today, I was finally able to return to Colonia 3 de Octubre. In 1991 people who had been evicted from their colonia settled in 3 de Octubre. Roger & were among the first christians to bring food, clothing and other items to a people that were living in cardboard boxes and had nothing to eat.

Later on, Señor Montoya, who back then was the president of the Colonia gave Roger a lot, so we could build a church. Using some of our own monies and with the help of two older men and lots of teenage boys, Roger built a church. Back then we were working with an american missionary but our vision for the people were not the same, therefore in May 1992 we left that ministry to start TLCCM.

The church was almost finished except for the roof. Over the years we had driven by a few times, but today was the 1st time I was back since Roger died. It was a very emotional day but my friends Danielle & Gérald Sarault, Pastors Martin and Claudia and Katy accompanied me. So many good memories flooded my heart and yes, I shed quite a few tears . A man from the church let us into the building. I had never seen the inside. I walked back and forth remembering the man with a big heart that had taken months to work on this project and 24 years later although he has never seen the finished product, his hard work has not been in vain.

Many people have been saved and have received ministry in the church. Roger did it for the glory of God and to help people. Now, he is receiving his reward because God never forgets what we do in secret because we love Him.

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Roger et Denise 1996 Roger and Sam Dad, Alain, Eric & Sam  Dec 24-06 Chantal, Alain,   Roger, Eric & Sam Dec 2006

A non-smoker, Roger fought a valiant 28 month battle with lung cancer. Following a successful career as a Chartered Accountant, Roger and Denise answered God’s call to the mission field. For the past 18 years, he dedicated his life to teach God’s Word, feed and send to school hundreds of Mexican children. His heart stayed in Mexico even after his return to Ottawa for health reasons. His legacy continues through the Mexican nationals that he trained and mentored.

July 19, 2008

Dear family, friends and supporters,

I am pleased to send you the attached message. It was written by my beloved Roger.

I wrote a note at the beginning of his message to give you insight into the way this message was written. The english version seemed to have been a draft to help him translate to spanish. 

My prayer is that as you read this message it will bless you and whatever Roger did not write down, God Himself through His Holy Spirit will drop the missing parts in your hearts.

Love to all,

» Read Roger's message

Emotional arrival in Centro de Amor - Feb.2007
Amor-kids waiting for our arrival Feb.2007
Welcome banner in Centro de Amor in Feb 2007

Thanks to faithful and generous financial support from churches and individuals we can continue this important work.

Most sincerely,

Rev. Denise Deschamps
and always remembering with love Rev. Roger Deschamps