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Mike Riddle is the Founder and President of the Creation Training Initiative. He is an Apologist and Education Specialist. He visits with us over the phone today about the “Contending for the Faith Week” being held in Albuquerque from February 16-22, 2020. Mike works to help Christians share and defend the Gospel, answer challenges to God’s Word, and refute the so-called scientific claims of evolutionists. For information about the classes offered during Contending for the Faith Week here in Albuquerque see the Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico website at http://csfnm.org/.  The Creation Training Initiative website is full of free videos https://www.creationtraining.org/.

Holly Slade is a businesswoman and the Founder of Feed New Mexico Kids. Dr. Niki Wolff with Wolff Family Chiropractic in Los Lunas joins the program by phone today to share with our listeners about how she has worked with Holly and Feed New Mexico to start meeting the hunger needs of children in the Valencia County Schools.   If you are interested in helping Feed New Mexico Kids with food and financial donations go to https://feednmkids.com/. Contact Dr. Niki Wolff by phone at 505-866-1226 or on the Wolff Family Chiropractic website http://www.wolfffamilychiro.com/.

Kevin Palau is the President of the Luis Palau Association. He is the keynote speaker for the LOVE ABQ Pastors & Leaders Conference on February 27th. The Conference is FREE for all church leaders to attend. It will be held at North Church, 4700 San Mateo Blvd. NE in Albuquerque from 8:30 am to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please register for FREE at  https://www.loveabq.com/.  Kevin also invites our listeners to attend the RE:NEW Gathering on the evening of February 27th at Sagebrush Church. Jesus Culture with Chris Quilala will be leading worship. Pastor Josh White will be sharing a message of unity, inspiration, and prayer for Albuquerque. FREE Tickets for the RE:NEW Gathering are available online https://www.loveabq.com/.  The LOVE ABQ Pastors & Leaders Conference and the RE:NEW Gathering is part of the Luis Palau Association’s vision to unite the church, and impact cities like Albuquerque worldwide!

Paul Gessing is the President of the Rio Grande Foundation. He shares his ideas today about a “Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights” for New Mexico, and he updates us on the 54th New Mexico Legislative Session. We talk about Pension reform with PERA,  and the battle between government employee unions, and those who believe people should be able to choose whether or not they want to join a union. For more information about the issues affecting all New Mexicans go to  https://riograndefoundation.org/.

Rhiannon is the Executive Director of Viante of New Mexico. She shares with us today how the 2020 New Mexico Legislative Session is progressing, and her work in the process. She attends legislative committee meetings, reads proposed legislation and scores our representatives on how they vote on bills designed to improve education, reduce crime, and improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans. Her goal is to provide this information to voters (that is us!)  Visit https://viantenm.org/ for more information.

Cody Byrne, his wife Chantel, and their children left Albuquerque back in August of 2019 to plan and plant Tribes Church in Perth, Australia. Cody shares the challenges and joys of moving back to Perth where he was born after living in America since he was 3 years old. For more information about Tribes Church go to https://www.tribesaustralia.com/.

Britton Pruitt is the Director of Development for Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home (ACCH). They have their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser coming up on February 22, 2020, from 8:00, am to 11:00 am. ACCH is located at 5700 Winter Haven NW, Albuquerque, NM  87120. For more information go to http://acch4kids.org/.

Alicia and Quincy Gonzales invite our listeners into their home for a “Watch Party.”  The Gonzales family is part of the Elevation Church.  Each Sunday at 3:00 pm they have people into their home to worship and listen to a sermon by Pastor Steven Furtick and others. Alicia and Quincy have a servant’s heart. They hope to encourage people who have a church home currently, and those who may never attend a traditional church but they may accept an invitation to their home. For more information see elevationchurch.online.

John Sandager and Rabbi Robert Lennick share with us the importance of interfaith dialogue and collaboration in this time of intense polarization in America. Rabbi Rob is the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico. John Sandager is an attorney and the Executive Director of Bible Mission Global. It was interesting to hear Rabbi Lennick explain the Jewish perspective on the “Messiah.” John Sandager is a Christian man with a commitment to supporting the Jewish Community and Israel. Together these friends are working to help people understand antisemitism and prejudice in our country. There is currently a bill before the New Mexico House of Representatives, HB-265a, which is directed at criminalizing domestic terrorism. For information about this bill see https://nmlegis.gov/. For more information about the Jewish Federation of New Mexico go to https://jewishnewmexico.org/.  For information about Bible Mission Global go to https://biblemissionglobal.org/about-us/.

Speaker, Columnist, and Author Jackie Gingrich Cushman tell us, “Finding common ground is the only way to save our nation.” She is the author of “Our Broken America, Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening!” Jackie has lived American Politics her entire life. She is the daughter of Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. He was the US Representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district for 20 years until his resignation in 1999. Jackie presents a simple (courageous) solution to the political polarization of America.  She believes the American people can find common ground in Washington, and in our state and local governments.  Jackie is also the author of “Five Principles for a Successful Life: From our Family to Yours,” and “The Essential American.” Her books are available on her website http://www.jackiecushman.com/.