Eager To Work For The Lord
ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – On May 1, the Española Valley Bilingual Seventh-day Adventist Church resumed their plans for a long-awaited dream to have a Spanish church plant.
This was a cherished idea that began to take shape in recent years with the help of Española’s previous pastor, Ricardo Castro. However, due to some challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the dream was put on hold until this past spring.
Since then, a new Española Spanish group has been meeting consistently and is developing plans for their future. One of them is to establish a weekly small group that will reach and serve the Spanish-speaking people in the community. The hope is to bring more souls to Christ and see growth that will result in a potential future Spanish church.
The group is currently made up of two families that alternate leading Sabbath services. Rafael Esparza and his family are a fundamental part of this effort. He has been a member of the Española church for several years and is thrilled to be collaborating with his friend Saul Esparza. Saul and his family recently arrived from California, and they are eager to work for the Lord in the Española community.
The Española group is also happy to be receiving support from the Spanish churches in Santa Fe, under the leadership of their pastor, Alex Ruiz. The Santa Fe churches, along with others, are providing speaker support and have offered to help in other efforts. The Española Valley Bilingual church and its new Spanish group would like to solicit your prayers for this endeavor and for those who are looking to share the good news in Española.
By Jerry Pinzon, Pastor