Texico Conference Welcomes New Church
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. – The Texico Conference is pleased to welcome the Bloomfield Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church into its sisterhood of churches. Earlier this year, a vote was taken to accept the Bloomfield church officially, changing their church affiliation from the Rocky Mountain Conference to the Texico Conference.
Bloomfield is in San Juan County, which is the northwestern-most county in New Mexico. It is the only county in New Mexico that did not become a part of the Texico Conference when it was established in 1916. Instead, San Juan County became a part of the Inter-Mountain Conference that same year. It was believed that the churches located in San Juan County would be better served by the proximity of the Inter-Mountain Conference. At the time, the Texico Conference office was in the eastern part of the state, in Clovis, N.M. In 1932, the Inter-Mountain Conference was dissolved and united with the Colorado Conference, which later merged with the Wyoming Conference to become the Rocky Mountain Conference.
“As we have visited with the members of the Bloomfield church, we have sensed their commitment to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, however, they were longing for a greater sense of community with Spanish-speaking members,” said Phil Robertson, Texico Conference executive secretary/treasurer.
With changes to the area’s demographics, ease of transportation and the Texico Conference offices now centrally located, the Bloomfield church is the only church in San Juan County to belong to this Conference and is looking forward to being a part of Texico’s events, training events and fellowship. The church joins the Albuquerque North Valley Spanish and Albuquerque La Roca Spanish Church district and will be led by Saul Flores and Joslen Lache.
The Bloomfield church is a friendly church that is enthusiastic about evangelism and Bible studies and enjoys serving its community. We are thrilled that they are joining our conference.
By Debby Márquez