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The Church Members Are Gone…

Abandoned church, worship

East of Fort Sumner, NM off US-84

It’s obvious the church members are gone… but there is more to this church when you have a closer look… Recently Janet and I were returning from visiting our daughter and her family in San Diego. When we return we take the opportunity to travel a different route each time. This gives us a chance to see different parts of the country between California and Texas.

Janet and I like anything old… homes, barns… churches, etc. While driving through Fort Sumner, New Mexico Janet spotted an old abandoned church just off US-84 on the east side of town. I turned around and went back just for Janet… It was a small one room church. It had been abandoned for some time. As always I found myself wondering about all the people who have attended this church over the many years. Love, sadness and joy have been held within these walls.

Standing outside I could see graffiti on the walls… obviously left by people who have little respect for much of anything… Entering the building I found there was not that much graffiti… Surprisingly, what I found really touched me. There were many notes written on the wall left by past visitors… Earnest notes of praise, prayers and confessions… from their hearts.

The church members have gone but this little church is still a place of worship …

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