RIO RANCHO, N.M. – On Aug. 23, the Rio Rancho Seventh-day Adventist Church set out to witness in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Putting faith and courage into action, a number of members reached out to their surrounding neighborhood in a systematic way. They assembled Adventist literature along with other inspirational tracts in plastic door hangers. They also included health information with COVID-19 safety guidelines. The group carefully mapped out the area, counted the homes and assigned streets to those participating. Wearing masks to allay concerns from neighbors, they made no direct contact as they distributed the material.
The outing was done in three phases and by the end, materials were delivered to more than 400 homes in the Rio Rancho community. The Rio Rancho church truly believes that “every soul is priceless, and every opportunity is precious.” The members have faith that God will give us creative minds during these stressful times to bring hope and encouragement to our communities.
By Robert Gardner