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  • N.M. Baptists partner with Union, Ramsey

    by Danny Porter/Baptist New Mexican, posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Kevin Parker/Baptist New Mexican
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (BP) -- New Mexico Baptists approved a 2019 budget, elected new convention officers, emphasized the importance of Cooperative Program giving and introduced new convention partnerships during the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2018 annual meeting.

    They also announced partnerships with Union University and personal finance expert Dave Ramsey.

    Two hundred sixty-nine messengers and 89 guests from 93 of the BCNM's 338 cooperating churches attended the Oct. 22-24 meeting hosted by Mesilla Park Community Church in Las Cruces, N.M. The 2018 theme was "God's Unshakeable Kingdom" derived from Hebrews 12:25-29, in which the author states God's promise that, through Jesus, people can enter into "a kingdom that cannot be shaken." Read More

  • Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    by Julie McGowan, posted Friday, December 08, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Missionary Greg Wood, who spent 11 years sharing the Gospel in an indigenous village with his family in Mexico, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, from aggressive brain cancer. He was 48.

    "Greg was unwavering in His love for the Lord, his family and for the unreached people of northern Mexico," said colleague Charles Clark, IMB's affinity group leader for the American peoples.

    "In the midst of serving with his wife Missy and family in some of the most dangerous areas of Mexico, his passion and joy in sharing Jesus never wavered," Clark said. "His passion for the unreached was contagious as he walked alongside and mentored national believers to continue the missionary task. Read More

  • N.M. Baptists increase CP, hear Spanish sermon

    by David Roach, posted Friday, November 10, 2017 (one year ago)

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    BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (BP) -- Messengers to the Baptist Convention of New Mexico increased the percentage of Cooperative Program receipts they will forward to the Southern Baptist Convention for the third year in a row and heard what may have been the first convention sermon delivered in Spanish at any Baptist state convention.

    Messengers also pledged to pray for revival and changed the name of the convention's Executive Board. Read More

  • Another Mexico quake compounds disaster response needs

    by Mark Kelly, posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (one year ago)

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    MEXICO CITY (BP) --- In the aftermath of an earthquake in central Mexico that killed at least 217 people, Southern Baptists are moving to assess opportunities for response.

    The 7.1-magnitude quake struck Tuesday (Sept. 19), exactly 32 years after an even-larger tremor devastated large areas of Mexico City and killed about 10,000 people. This new earthquake was centered about 76 miles southeast of the city and affected five states. Read More

  • Navigating Mexico's pre-& post-Hispanic identity

    by Jennifer May, posted Monday, July 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    MEXICO (BP) -- For half an hour I had enjoyed hearing a jewelry maker describe how she creates unique pieces to sell. I prayed with her and for her, and she responded by giving me several hugs as we walked out of her store. I hoped our visit would help lay the foundation for sharing the Gospel with her.

    And then she left me speechless by explaining that her store is a temple to Tezcatlipoca, the ancient god of darkness. She bowed and told me that, on closing every day, she gives thanks to all her gods for their grace to her. Read More

  • Ghost town church sees Holy Ghost revival

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Asa Newton
    ORGAN, N.M. (BP) -- With numerous dilapidated buildings and only 323 residents according to the 2010 U.S. census, Organ, N.M., appears on at least one website listing American ghost towns. But Pastor Mitch Newton prefers to think of it as a Holy Ghost town because of the surprising work God has done through the town's Baptist church.

    Over the past three years, Faith Christian Fellowship has grown from five worship attendees to more than 25. The congregation has baptized six people over that span, with three more baptisms scheduled for the coming weeks. Read More

  • N.M. Baptists increase CP, adopt BF&M

    by Staff/Baptist New Mexican and Baptist Press, posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Kevin Parker
    TAOS, N.M. (BP) -- Messengers to the Baptist Convention of New Mexico increased the percentage of Cooperative Program receipts they will forward to the Southern Baptist Convention for the second year in a row and adopted the Baptist Faith and Message as their statement of faith.

    Gathering Oct. 25-26 at the Sagebrush Inn and Conference Center in Taos, N.M., 288 messengers and 92 visitors represented 99 of the convention's 335 cooperating churches. Read More

  • Mexico's persecuted Christians draw 'historic first'

    by Julia A. Seymour/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    MEXICO (BP) -- Evangelical Christians in rural villages of southern Mexico have suffered persecution for decades.

    For many years, their suffering went unnoticed except by persecution watchdog groups like Christian Solidarity Worldwide, International Christian Concern (ICC), Open Doors, and Voice of the Martyrs. Read More

  • Paralysis stirs Patti & her husband to compassion

    by Kevin Parker, posted Monday, March 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ALBUQUERQUE (BP) -- A message about compassion resonated with David and Patti Waterman at New Mexico Baptists' 2016 State Evangelism Conference.

    The speaker, Sonny Tucker of Arkansas, had no idea the Watermans were in the audience as he told story after story of reaching out to people who many Christians avoid.

    Patti is a wheelchair-bound paralytic. Read More

  • With Gloria, DR team reports 55 professions of faith

    by Kevin Parker/Baptist New Mexican, posted Friday, November 20, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) -- Bring someone who can speak Spanish.

    That was a key facet of a request to the Baptist Convention of New Mexico to deploy a mud-out team to the Rio Grande Valley after Hurricane Patricia's remnants inundated a town of 35,000 people in late October.

    On the disaster relief team: Gloria Maestas of High Rolls, N.M. Read More