We moved across America in a small car loaded down with suitcases to Palm Springs. David was asked by a family friend to help him start a new Church. David served as Assistant Pastor and music director for a couple years. Then we moved to Desert Hot Springs to start Mountain View Baptist Church which was the only Independent Baptist in the whole town. David was ordained to preach during this time in 1985. A few Pastors from the area came to the service and laid hands on David. The people that attended all signed the Ordination Certificate. Pastor Bill Pasquini of Joshua Tree Baptist Church was in charge of this special occasion. We were thrilled to have such wonderful friends nearby. We have good memories of our years there and many were saved in this desert town. The desert flowers were spectacular to see!