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  • Bilingual discipleship leads to bilingual ministry in Calif.

    August 15 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bilingual discipleship leads to bilingual ministry in Calif.

    Trinity Baptist Church in Holtville sits 10 miles from the Mexican border, but this story isn’t about immigration, the need (or lack) of a wall or border ministry. It’s much bigger than that. “We do a lot of discipleship both in English and Spanish,” said Richard Moore …

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  • University ends baby body parts program

    August 9 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD | with 0 comments
    University ends baby body parts program

    Researchers at the University of New Mexico will no longer procure, sell, or dissect aborted baby body parts, the university announced recently. The research program led for two decades by Robin Ohls, a pediatrics professor, was halted following an internal investigation.

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  • Hispanic churches go outside the box for evangelism

    July 6 2018 by Joy Pittman, Baptist New Mexican | with 0 comments
    Hispanic churches go outside the box for evangelism

    Twenty-four Hispanic Baptist churches embraced the 2018 Simultaneous Revivals campaign organized by Baptist Convention of New Mexico Hispanic ministry strategist Ricardo Rivera. A key goal this year, Rivera told the Baptist New Mexican news journal, was to motivate churches to think outside the box about evangelism within their communities and to inspire them to do …

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  • No charges in New Mexico fetal tissue case

    January 16 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    No charges in New Mexico fetal tissue case

    New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced last week he will not prosecute the University of New Mexico and the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion center for their alleged fetal tissue trade, but the university has launched its own internal investigation into the transactions.

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  • Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    December 13 2017 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    Missionary Greg Wood, who spent 11 years sharing the gospel in an indigenous village with his family in Mexico, died Dec. 5, from aggressive brain cancer. He was 48. “Greg was unwavering in His love for the Lord, his family and for the unreached people of northern Mexico,” said colleague Charles Clark.

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  • Gospel vision anchors Mexico City team

    December 7 2017 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Gospel vision anchors Mexico City team

    From Todd Beel’s house in Mexico City, he can spot planes coming in every five minutes or so. “Each time, that’s another couple hundred people coming in from Europe, multiple cities across Europe, cities across South America, many cities in the United States and Canada,” he points out. ...

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  • Judge OKs suit over baby body parts research

    November 1 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Judge OKs suit over baby body parts research

    A woman’s lawsuit against a New Mexico abortion center will proceed, thanks to a New Mexico judge’s refusal to dismiss her case. Jessica Duran filed suit against Southwestern Women’s Options for not telling her about its relationship with the University of New Mexico and the possibility that it sent her dead baby there for research.

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  • Another Mexico quake compounds disaster response needs

    September 21 2017 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Another Mexico quake compounds disaster response needs

    In the aftermath of an earthquake in central Mexico that killed at least 217 people, Southern Baptists are moving to assess opportunities for response. The 7.1-magnitude quake struck Sept. 19, exactly 32 years after an even-larger tremor devastated large areas of Mexico City and killed about 10,000 people.

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  • New Mexico village’s Baptists see CP as missions priority

    August 3 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New Mexico village’s Baptists see CP as missions priority

    The multicultural mix of 750 people in the small, arid village of Cuba, N.M., is one of the qualities that drew Stephen Reynolds to pastor First Baptist Church there. The village off busy U.S. 550 draws the Navajo and Jicarilla Apache Native Americans and others from 30 square miles of high desert lands.

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  • Glorieta 2.0 addressing permit violations

    April 7 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Glorieta 2.0 addressing permit violations

    Operators of the Glorieta conference center say they are working to address various environmental and permit violations cited in a letter from the New Mexico county where the facility is located. Zip lines are among the structures at the Glorieta conference center that have been cited as violating Santa Fe County, N.M., permit ordinances.

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  • Ghost town church sees Holy Ghost revival

    March 30 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ghost town church sees Holy Ghost revival

    With numerous dilapidated buildings and only 323 residents according to the 2010 U.S. census, Organ, N.M., appears on at least one website listing American ghost towns. But Pastor Mitch Newton prefers to think of it as a Holy Ghost town because of the surprising work God has done through the town’s Baptist church.

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  • Assisted suicide: New Mexico, Hawaii bills push envelope

    February 8 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Assisted suicide: New Mexico, Hawaii bills push envelope

    Legislators in 15 U.S. states are considering proposals to legalize assisted suicide, with a leading patients’ rights group flagging bills in New Mexico and Hawaii as particularly concerning. The number of states with assisted suicide proposals on the table is up from 13 last year but down from 25 in 2015.

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  • U.S. lawmakers plead for Mexico’s persecuted evangelicals

    September 29 2016 by Julia A. Seymour, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    U.S. lawmakers plead for Mexico’s persecuted evangelicals

    Evangelical Christians in rural villages of southern Mexico have suffered persecution for decades. For many years, their suffering went unnoticed except by persecution watchdog groups like Christian Solidarity Worldwide, International Christian Concern, Open Doors, and Voice of the Martyrs. But the Protestants’ plight finally is getting some high-profile attention.

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  • Mother, son fight for ‘right’ to incestuous relationship

    August 31 2016 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Mother, son fight for ‘right’ to incestuous relationship

    A mother and adult son charged with incest in New Mexico are going public with their relationship, saying they are willing to go to jail to fight for the “right” to be together. The mother, Monica Mares, 36, and her son, Caleb Peterson, 19, met again last year after nearly 18 years apart.

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  • Paralysis stirs Patti and her husband to compassion

    March 29 2016 by Kevin Parker, Baptist New Mexican | with 0 comments
    Paralysis stirs Patti and her husband to compassion

    Thirty-eight and a half years have passed since a motorcycle accident left Patti paralyzed from the chest down. Reaching 40 years from the accident “will be a great landmark,” she said. “I praise God every day,” she noted, smiling and delighted to share her story.

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