A little over a week ago, Nathan and I traveled to Taos, New Mexico, where a small Baptist church exists that is struggling and in need of a pastor.
We met the people (there are currently about 15-20 regular attendees),
and Nathan preached in their Sunday service in view of a call to possibly be their pastor. There were potluck meals, times of questions and answers, and visits to the church members' homes. We were so blessed by the warmth and hospitality that was shown to us and by the vision there is for reaching Taos with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Yesterday, First Baptist Church of Taos voted unanimously for Nathan to be their new pastor!
Thus it is, that we make plans to pack our belongings
and move to New Mexico...next week!
We are excited about the opportunities for ministry that abound in Taos, as well as sobered by the great responsibilities and challenges we are shouldering. While known for its beautiful mountains and surrounding ski resorts, Taos is a town that is spiritually dark and very much in need of the light of the Gospel. A tremendous mixture of varying religious beliefs exists there, while evangelical Christians make up but a tiny percent of the population.
In a way, we believe we are moving to a mission field right here in the United States.
Please pray with us that the Lord will use us to boldly proclaim His truth, to demonstrate the love of Christ, and to see the church grow with new disciples.
The adventure continues...