ARTESIA, N.M. – The Artesia Seventh-day Adventist Group is quickly growing and recently changed their status from that of a group to a company. The Artesia company was started by three families from the Roswell Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church who were looking to connect with the New Mexico towns of Dexter, Artesia and other neighboring communities that did not have an Adventist church presence. The status change was approved in June by the Texico Conference Executive Committee. The Artesia company currently conducts Bible Studies and is in the process of forming Pathfinder and Adventurer clubs. Weekly services are bilingual and simultaneously translated from Spanish to English.
According to their mission statement, “The Artesia Company strives to make disciples for Jesus through biblical training, loving fellowship and service for their community.” They are a caring community of believers that are looking forward to continuing the work in extending the love of Christ to every individual in their communities. They also hope that their efforts will lead them to obtain church status one day soon.