21 November, 2006

Road trip to Texas and New Mexico

Our family had the opportunity to take a road trip to Texas and New Mexico to visit friends. November 4th - 12th.

Our first stop was Borger, Texas, which is just North of Amarillo in the Texas panhandle. My good friends Chris & Jennifer Ruzicka live there. Chris is the associate pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Borger. Bill Sizemore is the Senior Pastor. It was great to visit with them and see what God is doing in their church. They have a growing Spanish ministry there as well.

Our next stop was Lovington, New Mexico. Three years ago we had a chance to share discipleship with a Spanish speaking church there called Primera Iglesia Bautista. Juan Carlos Soto is the pastor there. The pastor's daughter, Karla, turned 15 years old and had her quincienera (kind of like a sweet 16 party in the USA, except much more elaborate). I had the priviledge of preaching at her party. We had a wonderful time fellowshipping with the people there. It is a growing church that is faithfully taking what they have received and are sharing it with others.

Lots of driving, but it was a great time. A friend generously loaned us a dual screen DVD player for the girls to use on the trip. It did a great job of passing the time for our daughters.
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