Partners in Ministry Newsletter
—July 2022—

There is much to be considered as we crossover into the next half of 2022. As quickly as the year began it is now quickly being taken away. Each day is a day of remembering yesterday and anticipating tomorrow. Each day is a day to live, love, serve, and care for those whom God has given us; our family, church, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Each day should be a day that draws us closer to our Lord Jesus as we are reminded of His great love for us and the promise He has given us of life with Him for eternity. Life is really about perspective!

Country Magazine has a section titled “A View from My Kitchen Window.” Subscribers submit pictures they have taken from their kitchen window and share them along with a short article about where they live and what they see. I posted a picture from my kitchen window a few of years ago on Facebook because the view was really pretty and green due to all the rain on the mountain that year and it looked awesome (if only I could have posted the smell of fresh fragrant air long with it).

I wonder what you see when you look through the windows of your eyes? Some people see potential and hope; others may see disappointment and hopelessness. Some see beauty and others see ugliness. Some see opportunity and others see closed doors. The real issue is not what we see but what God wants us to see and understand about Him and what He is doing in our lives. It is not difficult to fall into despair over the things we see in this world, but we have a promise from our Father that He can make a way for us even when things are difficult.

Don Moen wrote a song titled “God Will Make a Way” based on Isaiah 43:2, 19 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy one of Israel, your Savior.” “See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”

Don Moen wrote this song as he traveled to deal with a family tragedy. Its message is encouraging and comforting. The bottom line is that God is in control and can do what He wants to do, when He wants to do it, how He wants to do it, and through whom He wants to do it.

I wonder how often we have missed the fact that God has been with us during the flood or the fire. How many times have we missed the power of God working in a situation because we were not seeing what He wanted us to see to realize that He can and does change things according to His will and purpose.

I think it’s important to understand that no matter what the circumstance, no matter what the challenge, no matter what the obstacle, we need to be reminded that He is with us now and forever. Jesus said, “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt. 28:20)

God will make a way

Where there seems to be no way

He works in ways we cannot see

He will make a way for me

He will be my guide

Hold me closely to His side

With love and strength for each new day

He will make a way; He will make a way (Lyrics by Don Moen)

Blessings on you, your family and church as we begin the latter half of 2022.”


—Feed the Kids July Update—

Feed the Kids Cry for Help

We received word that the group that has been providing bags of food for the weekends to kids at Kennedy Middle School has chosen to not continue in the fall. We are in need of a church or churches in the area that would be willing to step in to provide much needed food for those kids. It is my understanding that the school was receiving 65 bags each week by the end of last school year. Each school year the counselors assess the needs of the kids so numbers may change. The CBA has some funds available to help a church get started. We can give you some fundraising ideas if needed, sample ‘menus’, guidance as to what you can’t put in the bags (i.e. Bibles), and other support. Please contact me or the CBA office if you think you could take over this feeding ministry.

Thank you-

Rose Alexa, Team Leader: Feed the Kids

505-269-3784 (C)

505-281-3457 (H)!

Upcoming Events

  • Cornerstone Community Church—VBS

    • July 11th—15th. From 5:30pm—8:00pm

    • Theme—Knights of North Castle

    • Kids who have finished Kindergarten—5th grade are welcome!

  • Celebration Baptist Church—VBS

  • Worship4Life Student Leadership Camp

    • July 11th—15th

    • Location: Inlow Baptist Camp

    • Topic—Faith, James 2:14-26

    • Cost: $230 per student

    • This camp is for students who have completed 6th—12th grade.

    • Register online!

  • Children’s MusiCamp

    • July 18th—22nd

    • Location: Inlow Baptist Camp

    • Theme: ‘Born to Praise You’

    • Cost: $230 per student

    • This camp for students who have completed 2nd—6th grade.

    • Register online!

  • Children’s Mission Camp

    • July 25th—29th

    • Location: Inlow Baptist Camp

    • Theme: ‘Set it Up!’

    • Cost: $215 per student + $40 non-refundable deposit to reserve space.

      • If you register before July 4th, cost is $200 per person

    • This camp is for students who have completed 2nd—6th grade

    • Register online!

Announcements & Updates

Pastorless churches
Monterey Baptist Church, Lindrith Baptist Church, El Buen Pastor

Replant churches
FBC Tijeras (pray for the church and the Replant Team), Mesa Valley Baptist

Feed the Kids, ADVANCE (Gateway Center)

Church Plants
Anchor West, Vertical Barelas, Restore Church (formerly Anchor South), Awaken Church, Casa de Oracion (Spanish church)

New Partner Churches
Good News Ministries (African church, worships in Swahili)

Visit our website for updates

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