Continuing a Tradition
LOVINGTON, N.M. – Every year, the Lovington Seventh-day Adventist Church looks forward to participating in the Lovington County Fair. More than just hosting an information booth at the fair, the Lovington church sees the fair as an opportunity to reach people outside of their church walls. This year the Lovington church handed out more than 1,000 pieces of Adventist literature. “It was a successful booth,” says Ken Davis, pastor. “We met a lot of people who were interested in health and spiritual matters.”
Adventism in Southeast New Mexico can be traced as far back as 1915 when colporteur H.C. Barron arrived in the area and began to spread the gospel. Today, the Lovington church continues to share the same message of hope throughout the community through avenues such as its radio ministry, which broadcasts the good news throughout Lovington and Hobbs, N. M., and special events like the county fair. “Only eternity will show how God has worked through these opportunities,” says Davis.
By Debbie Márquez, Communication Director