132 years ago yesterday (may 22, 1881) several brave souls met and decided to start a church. and Ogden First baptist Church was formed. It is the oldest Baptist church in Utah, and has been involved in ministry non-stop since the “launch”. How differently we do things today, before planting a church there is a mountain of paperwork, assessments of the future pastor (and family), followed by months of leg work and preparation followed by more months of ‘meetings’ followed, finally by the grand launch. My prayer for us is that we would continue to minister in the community, and be willing to help/encourage the newly established ‘church plants’ in our neighborhood.