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District News ELEV8 2018   What does grace really mean? Our culture has a poor  concept of grace as a lived reality. Perhaps it’s time we  reclaim grace! Every year PLNU hosts Elev8 over the  Memorial Day weekend. Registration opens on March 1,  2018. For more info stop by elev8event.com.  Stan Yocom Preparing For Retirement  Change is in the air for Stan Yocom and Bonita Park!  After 40 years of full-time  ministry, 25 years as a Pastor  (22 of which were spent on the  New Mexico District), and 15  years of ministry through  Bonita Park (9 years as  Executive Director), Stan has  requested to begin a three-  year transition toward  retirement. Stan is passionate  about serving the Lord and has  particularly enjoyed a fruitful  and rewarding time of service  through Bonita Park. During his  tenure, many changes have occurred including helping  the Camp become debt free – twice. One of his biggest  challenges has been helping shepherd Bonita Park  through the trial of the Little Bear Fire in which a major  portion of the Park’s land and facilities were lost to the  devastating fire. Leading in the cleanup and rebuilding  has been, and continues to be, very demanding requiring  a growing dependency on God’s clear guidance and  perfect provisions.  Stan has been affectionately referred to as “Ninja” by  some of the summer staff of the past. He has been  awakened all hours of the night by guest requests to  “please unlock my door” or “please pull me out of the  ditch.” He has unselfishly given his time and attention far beyond regular “office hours”. March 1, 2018, Stan plans  to step down as Executive Director and take on the  position and responsibilities of Operations Director. He  looks forward to several more years of productive,  meaningful service for Jesus through Bonita Park and  beyond.  New Co-Directors for Bonita Park   Beginning March 1, 2018, Brenda Garber and Connor  Bryan will assume the roles of Co-executive Directors of  Bonita Park. Brenda will continue to serve (as she has  done for 19 years) in areas of human resources,  accounting, and donor relations. Connor will continue  serving as head of the activities department, a position  he has held for 10 years. Brenda and Connor are honored  to serve the Lord in this new way.
Church News           Artesia Living Well - The District welcomes John and Suzanne Parker to the district leadership family. DS J Fred Huff installed the Parkers as co-pastors of the Living Well Church of the Nazarene in Artesia, New Mexico, on Sunday, January 28th.  Albuquerque Heights First - The choir presented the musical “And Out of Darkness… Hope, Light, Peace,” to a packed sanctuary on Sunday morning, December 17. The spirit-filled presentation was a meaningful focus of the Christmas season. Also highlighted during the month of December was a children’s choir production of, “‘C’ is for Christmas,” and a youth nativity program.  On New Year’s Eve the church continued the tradition of a communion service. They began and ended the month of December with the church congregation commemorating the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord through the Sacrament of Communion.  Belen Lighthouse Communities - The church wrapped up their “Shoes that Grow” drive on January 14th. They raised enough money for 60 pairs! Also, Pastor Chad has finished his Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling.  Farmington Cross Roads - had their very first BAREFOOT CHRISTMAS! By Christmas evening the stage was overflowing with shoes! Almost everyone in the church gave their shoes (and extras) away. They collected over 750 pair of shoes that will be sent to Malawi, Africa, and Puerto Rico. It was an incredible sight to see the people leaving church barefoot. Also, on New Year’s Eve, the teens completed three mission projects. They served food to the homeless at Frontline Mission; they took cookies to shut-in people and prayed with them; and they sorted the shoes from Barefoot Christmas.
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"New Mexico Mission" On-Line  Click Here to download the full electronic version (PDF) of the April issue of the New Mexico Mission Newsletter.
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