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N.M. Baptists celebrate children’s home; Bunce to retire

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CLOVIS, N.M. (BP) — During the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s (BCNM) 2019 Annual Meeting, New Mexico Baptists celebrated the 100th anniversary of the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries (NMBCH), approved a 2020 budget, adopted four resolutions, re-elected current convention officers, and heard Executive Director Joseph Bunce’s plans to retire in 2021. At the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2019 annual meeting were 242 messengers and 79 guests from 93 of the BCNM’s 338 cooperating churches. The theme was “Trust in the Lord,” derived from Messengers and guests also heard from Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee president and CEO Ronnie Floyd and International Mission Board president Paul Chitwood.

In attendance were 242 messengers and 79 guests from 93 of the BCNM’s 338 cooperating churches attended the Oct. 22-23 meeting hosted by Central Baptist Church, Clovis, and the NMBCH in Portales. The 2019 theme was “Trust in the Lord,” derived from Proverbs 3:5-6 .

Tuesday sessions

During Tuesday afternoon’s opening session of the BCNM annual meeting, BCNM president Jared Bridge, pastor of Anchor Church in Albuquerque, delivered the president’s address. Following Bridge’s address, messengers adopted the convention program and heard a report from the New Mexico Baptist Foundation. The session concluded with a message from Chitwood.

The Tuesday evening session featured another message from Chitwood and a musical program featuring a regional choir from the Clovis-Portales area. Lamar Morin, the BCNM’s Missions Mobilization Team leader, directed the ensemble. Morin also serves as director of the New Mexico Singing Churchmen.

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