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New Mexico Men of Honor and Co-Chair Dennis Poper hosts a “BEAST FEAST” on Friday, January 28, 2022, New Covenant Church, 7201 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM. The event starts at 5 pm. Dinner included. Register online at https://www.nmmenofhonor.com/. The cost is $15, including dinner, and special speaker, Hunter, Evangelist, Justine Gibbins, Founder of the Limitless Outdoor Movement! Group and family discounts are available!

Prizes will be given away. The Archery and air rifle shooting experience is presented by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. Justine said, “The goal of Limitless Outdoors is to see people plugged into Jesus!

 

Mike Howell is a senior advisor for Government Relations at The Heritage Foundation. He said, “The Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit educational organization; it’s what we call a “think tank.” It is the most prominent conservative group in the country. We get the smartest, best conservative experts and researchers from across the country, we put them in one building, and we crank out policy and research that can be used by conservative policymakers.”

Mike appeals to our listeners to participate in the political process through the Heritage Foundation at https://www.heritage.org/. He said, “We need to get all the information about things going on around the country, and we need to push it towards capital hill.”

The Called Christian’s mission is to make disciples who make disciples through evangelism, education, health, and publishing. Beverly (Bev) Rich is the Director of Called Christian’s. Called Christians is a well-rooted diverse outreach in Jinja, Uganda. Situated on a 2 + acre compound that serves as headquarters for robust ministries, including:

  • The Bridge Calvary Chapel Church building
  • School of Ministry
  • Conferences for Pastor’s, Wives, and Christian leaders
  • Leadership training
  • Gateway ministry for food and medical supplies
  • Prison Bible studies  for men and women
  • Prison gifts of blankets, medicine, and food
  • Slum Ministry
  • Medical support
  • Hospital visits
  • Juvenile support for school fees
  • Youth ministry and conferences

Taking care of prisoners is difficult. Bev said, “The main prison was built for 400 men, and they have 1600 men living there. They lie side by side like firewood. That was one of the reasons for the big blanket donation at the end of last year. If the prisoners have a blanket, they can cover themselves, and they don’t have to huddle together and spread skin diseases and TB.”

Desiree Woodland is the founder of Breaking the Silence NM, and Joe Thompson is the Board President of the Survivors of Suicide Support Group in Albuquerque. After Desiree lost her son Ryan to suicide, she wrote: “I Still Believe.” After 19 years, Desiree retired from teaching in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho public schools to co-create and present the “Breaking the Silence NM curriculum,” which teaches students mental illness and suicide awareness. When Joe lost his wife, he found strength and comfort in talking about her life and death with other people in the Survivors of Suicide Support Group.

Desiree said, “I became involved with Breaking the Silence New Mexico because I realized I didn’t know what mental illness was. I couldn’t determine the signs. I have since learned since working on this project that if a child has been experiencing signs and symptoms of depression for two weeks and there’s no relief, parents should not be ashamed to take their child to get a check-up. Joe said, “There is such a stigma attached to mental illness, and then asking for help.”

Mercy Multiplied exists to provide opportunities for all to experience God’s unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power. Jodie Hix, Thurma Gold, and Tia Lorentzen are “Freedom Advocates” with Mercy Multiplied. Jodie Hix said, “We want to teach you how to walk alongside someone who is hurting.” Look for the MPower Workshop coming to Albuquerque on April 30, 2022. More information is available at https://www.newmexicoformercy.com/.

New Mexico Men Of Honor Co-Chair Dennis Poper and Judge Vance Day invest in the lives of men to encourage them to lead and love their families in a relationship with Jesus. Judge Day said, “Men are viewed as less than impactful in our society.”

Friday night, January 28, 2022, New Mexico Men of Honor will be hosting “Beast Feast” with Hunting expert and speaker Justin Gibbons, Founder of Limitless Outdoors. The event cost is $15, including dinner, prizes, and shooting experiences in archery and air rifles with the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. The event begins at 5:00 pm at New Covenant Church, 7201 Holly Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113.

The Jesus Music Movement was new, fresh, loud, and exciting for people who had never heard Christian music sound like anything more than a traditional hymnal or Christmas song. Tracks of Light host Rudy Grande shares a story about Jamie Owens Collins, American Contemporary Christian music composer, singer, and songwriter. She said, “They (church leaders) didn’t like the music we did, but they gave us the room to do it because that was the gift God gave us at the time so that we could lead a generation of people.”

“God started something back in the ’60s and ’70s, and it’s still here today. He is waking up a lot of kids today with their own kind of music that I may not like, but you know what; it is ministering to this generation,” Rudy said. Listen to Tracks of Light Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm on 88.3 KLYT or online worldwide at https://www.klyt.fm/.

The Calvary Church Christmas Toy Drive is moving full tilt through December 22, 2021. Zanetta Crocker and Allison Acree are the Community Outreach Team for Calvary Church. Toys will be distributed to parents to wrap and give to their children for Christmas!  Toys, wrapping paper, tape, and other non-toy gifts like blankets and backpacks are needed! Please drop off toys and gifts at Calvary Church, 4001 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87109 before noon on December 22, 2021.  More information is available at https://calvarynm.church/.

Wendy Miner is the Executive Director of Magnify Dance Ensemble and Christmas Joy. She said, “Christmas Joy is the gospel, the birth of Jesus told through dance.” Guest Artist and Christmas Joy Alumni Lindsay Dekleva join Wendy to talk about her love for the show and the ministry of Christmas Joy.  The show is Saturday, December 11, 2021, with two performances, 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm, and Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 2:00 pm, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102).  Tickets are available at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Box Office at nhhccnm.org.

Parents and Dancers interested in becoming part of Christmas Joy should contact Wendy Miner at https://www.magnifydancecenter.com/.

Jazmine Goodman and Shanteyl Leeson are the Outreach Team with the New Mexico Dream Center. Their website declares, “We believe that broken dreams are more than just endings; they’re also opportunities for new beginnings. The sadness and hopelessness can give way to peace and joy and restoration!” Shanteyl said, “What sets us apart from the trafficker (in the eyes of the child victim of sex trafficking) is our love for them, relationship, taking the time to respect them, and respecting their choices.”

Volunteers, financial resources, and supplies are needed to help young people held captive in sex trafficking. For more information, go to https://www.nmdreamcenter.org/.

The New Mexico Dream Center 24/7 Emergency Human Trafficking Hotline: 505.504.1301

1 John 4:12: No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us. GNT