BAYFIELD, Colo. (BP) — When Randy Ash began in 2006 to pastor First Baptist Church, the congregation was still meeting in the same log building where Ash first professed faith in 1979.
About 60 people fit comfortably there; but as Sunday morning worship attendance grew to 120, the congregation agreed it was time to build a larger sanctuary and started raising money for the task.
A year later, a Southern Baptist on vacation stopped by the Bayfield, Colo., church for Sunday morning worship. And while returning home to North Carolina, the visitor recruited volunteers to help construct a new building for the church. The money that had been raised turned into concrete, lumber, windows and roof trusses, but essentials such as plumbing, electrical supplies, drywall and furnishings were still needed.