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Mission Trip to the State Fair

Are you looking for a short-term mission trip for your church to participate in this year? Well look no further!

The Evangelism/Discipleship Team (EDT) of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico will be sponsoring 2 booths at the New Mexico State Fair this September 7-17, 2017. The booths provide a free ministry to the fair attendees for clean and private rooms for diaper changing and nursing moms. One booth is indoors and one is outdoors.

You may ask how this can work for a mission trip. Simple. You choose a day or more when you want to come to Albuquerque to the fair and you choose to work the indoor or outdoor booth. The EDT provides a coordinator for each booth.

The ministry of the booths involve: greeting all people as they walk by; handing out stickers to children; showing families the diaper changing area and supplies that are available, sanitizing the changing tables, taking out the trash, visiting with those family members who are waiting, directing the moms to the nursing mom side of the booth.

While part of your team is manning the booth, the other team members can be prayerwalking the fair grounds and passing out fliers that give directions to the 2 booths. This is a vital element in the ministry. People are more inclined to look at a flier that is handed to them than they will stop to read signs that are along the walkway.

Each booth is stocked with resources in English and Spanish: New Testaments, tracts, stickers, Gospel coins. We also provide a list of all New Mexico Southern Baptist Churches so that if someone from out of town wants to find a church in their area, our volunteers can easily locate the address and phone number for them.

We are offering training for the state fair booths on Thursday, August 31st, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Baptist Convention of New Mexico building, 5325 Wyoming Blvd NE, ABQ.

This ministry is provided by your generous gifts to the Cooperative Program. Thank you for your sacrificial giving.

If you would like more information about the opportunities awaiting you at the 2017 New Mexico State Fair, contact Cheryl Vaughn in the EDT office at 505-924-2314, 1-800-898-8544 ext. 314 or