Adventists and Aliens?
ROSWELL, N.M. – Every year thousands of people travel to Roswell, N.M. to celebrate the much debated 1947 alien incident at the annual UFO Festival. This year, according to the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, approximately 15,000 visitors registered. However, the total number of visitors in attendance was much higher.
As July 4 approached, the town of Roswell geared up to celebrate the UFO Festival and Independence Day.
As visitors flooded downtown Roswell, the local Seventh-day Adventist church seized the opportunity to share God’s word during the event.
The church’s outreach committee handed out a Bible study guide entitled, “A Colossal City in Space,” a perfect fit for the occasion. It was also a great opportunity to reach a large and diverse group of people.
Roswell church members claimed the promise of Isaiah 55:11, “so is My word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
The soaring temperatures reached 105 but did not stop the Roswell members. A team of 12 to 15 people went out each night and a team of prayer warriors prayed before, during and after the event. Praise God! More than 1,900 study guides were handed out! It is always our prayer to be used by God for His purpose and His glory. We continue to pray for our Roswell community.
1 Chronicles reminds us that we are all aliens passing through on our way to a better land. We thank God for the opportunity to share the invitation we have for true space travel that will be out of this world!
By Debbie Ramirez
Photo by Juliana Halvorson
*Sadly, during the celebration there was an explosion involving fireworks and several fire fighters were injured. One of the fire fighters, Jeff Strobel, succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Please keep the Strobel family in your prayers.