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Travis is the Executive Director of the Steelbridge Transformation Center in Albuquerque. He is optimistic that our community can come together to deploy the resources God has provided to solve the problems people face because of life-altering trauma. Travis said, “Our community needs to come together with multiple groups, multiple churches, working together to help these (homeless) children. If we don’t fix them now, this problem will not stop in the next few years; it will continue for the next 20. We want to get people whole and healthy. If we can show them that their minds are right, they can get Jesus in their hearts, and they can start to transform.” Contact the Steelbridge Transformation Center at https://www.mysteelbridge.org/home.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12:2 NLT

Shelley is the Director of the New Mexico Dream Center. The ministry provides services to survivors of human trafficking and youth experiencing homelessness. It is an agency that believes that every human life is valuable to God. Their mission is to restore the dreams of the hopeless, the helpless, the hurting, and the broken. Shelley said, “The largest percentage of trafficked people in the United States are born in the US.” Volunteers are needed to help! Reach out to the New Mexico Dream Center by going to  https://www.nmdreamcenter.org/.

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Romans 15:1 NASB

 

Awaken Church in Rio Rancho is 8 months young! Pastor Matt Flores and ministry volunteer Kyle Stevenson talk about their families sharing life in “authentic community.” Matt said, “We want to do what Jesus did. He lived life with people. You are going to all these things in life, just bring people with you and make Jesus the center of it.” Services for Awaken Church are at 2:00 and 4:00 pm Sundays at the MAC (Macdermott Athletic Center), 801 Loma Colorado Dr. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

Ray Mondragon is a Bible and creation science teacher with Christian Science Fellowship and Chafer Theological Seminary. “Miracles” are the topic of our conversation in this episode. Ray defines miracles as “God deliberately demonstrating His glory and His ability to go beyond the natural realm. He is beyond creation. He is the creator.” For more information, go to http://forhisglorynm.com/ or http://www.csfnm.org/.

Judge Vance Day is the President of Promise Keepers, and Dennis Poper is the Co-Chair of New Mexico Men of Honor. The two ministries are working together to unite, equip, and encourage men in New Mexico. New Mexico Men of Honor is hosting quarterly events that focus on worship, prayer, and Bible teaching. Their next event is Friday, April 30, 2021, at New Beginnings Church, 4770 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Food trucks at 5:00 pm, worship starts at 6:30 pm. Judge Vance Day will be the featured speaker at this month’s event. The event is FREE. Find out more at https://www.nmmenofhonor.com/.

Promise Keepers Men’s Conference 2021: July 16-17, AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys. Sign up at https://promisekeepers.org/.

Charlotte Rose Marie is a Christian singer-songwriter. Her song “The One Who Saves” is now available on most major music streaming platforms. Charlotte said,  “I have never written a song so raw in my life. Some of the actual lyrics are from my diary extract written the night I got a letter from my husband saying he wanted a divorce. The way I write all my songs is pretty much a direct extract out of my journal. I pour everything I have in there. It is very personal when I write my music. It is very much me sharing my heart with whoever will listen.”

Listen to “The One Who Saves” at https://www.charlotterosemarie.com/.

Brian, Katherine, and Nelson invite us to be a “Student for an Evening” to experience onsite classes, review course materials and discuss Calvary College with currently enrolled students.  Join Calvary College at 6:30 pm in the Plex on Monday, April 12, for Theology with Dr. Nelson Walker; Tuesday, April 13, for The History and Authenticity of the Bible with Dr. Brian Nixon; or Thursday, April 15, for Spiritual Foundations with Dr. Nelson Walker. Registration is required. Visit calvarynm.church/events to register.  Katherine Gardner is the Registrar for Calvary College. Call 505-344-0880, and ask for Calvary College.

Talking about end-of-life issues is difficult. Gail Rubin calls herself a “Death Educator.” She is the author of three books on planning for end-of-life issues:

All bring a light touch to what many consider a dark topic. Find out more at https://agoodgoodbye.com/.

Good Friday at Calvary Church Osuna Campus is a  special day to make a life-saving donation of blood with Vitalant. From 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Vitalant will be in the HUB taking blood donations. Walk-ins are welcome. Tiffany is the Special Events Coordinator for Calvary Church. Lake is a Donor Recruitment Representative with Vitalant. Good Friday, April 2, 2021, you can donate blood with Vitalant in the HUB at Calvary Church from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. COVID Safe practices will be in place, plus you will earn a $5 gift card from SOPO Coffee Shop. To sign up in advance to go to https://calvarynm.church/ and click on the Events tab. HAPPY EASTER!

Steve Reimann is the Program Engineer for ABQ Connect. He helps review the plans for Easter Weekend at Calvary Church and the “asks” presented by our charity partners on ABQ Connect. Click on these links to listen to our latest interviews with Feed New Mexico Kids. Joni and Friends, GFA World, Duke City Recovery Toolbox, Care Net.  Steve shares a personal story about how a life-saving blood donation to United Blood Services (now Vitalant) helped save his first grandchild. Blood is truly the gift of life.

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. Ephesians 1:7 NLT