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The 12th Annual Place of Worship: Effective Security Response to Protests and Demonstrations Conference will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Calvary Church Westside, 6051 Winterhaven NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. Vince Harrison and Pastor Todd Patton explain the importance of security and safety planning for churches. Vince is the Director of Safety, Calvary Church, and he is a retired Albuquerque Police Department Detective. Pastor Todd Patton also serves on the Safety Team with Calvary Church. He retired from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department as a SWAT Deputy Operator.

Register at  https://www.globalonedefense.com/event-details/places-of-worship-conference.  Call Gill Baca at 505-385-7089 for more information.

Tax reform proposals from Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is the topic of our 10-minute Investment Market Update today with John Moore Associates, Certified Financial Planner Brian Cochran. Brian summarizes the data available from several sources showing how the Biden proposed tax reforms could affect investors if he wins the election. Next Friday, October 16, 2020, Brian will go into more detail on this same topic.

23-year-old Jahnika Guajardo opens up about living with drug addiction, pregnancy, and poverty since she was 15. Jahnika is a resident of the Steelbridge Transformation Center in Albuquerque. Ministry Director, Travis Clark, brought Jahnika to ABQ Connect for us to hear firsthand how God is using the Steelbridge Transformation to break the cycle of poverty and addiction in the lives of people who want help.  Travis said, “We try to exemplify love. Who cares what somebody did in the past? We want to help them with what they are doing today.”

Please pray for the Steelbridge Transformation Center Ministry. They are just starting a new fundraising project called “Keep the change, Change a life!”  Plans are now underway for a new “Detox Facility” to equip the ministry to expand its services, helping people break the addiction cycle. If you would like to know how your business or you as an individual can support Steelbridge, please click on the links or call 505.346.4673.

Spiritual Orphans Network (SON, formerly East European Missions Network – EEMN) has placed career missionaries in Poland, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Albania, and Turkey. They have just added Mongolia to this list of countries served.   The ministry focuses on equipping the indigenous Church and lay leadership to serve as missionaries within their own culture. Each summer, short-term mission teams serve with these long-term missionaries and ministry partners. Take a look at the short term mission trips being planned now for next summer at https://sonetwork.org/.

David and Angela Breidenbach work together with the SON Network to help Christians make connections with people living in an area of the world oppressed by communism and socialism. Angela said, ” Just coming alongside them, letting them know they are not alone in this world,  has had remarkable results. When you bring the light of Christ into that darkness, it is profound.”

God is real!  I am not waiting on archeology, even though I am an archeologist, to tell me it is ok to believe the Bible. I already follow and walk with the living Lord, said Dr. Steven Collins.  The resources of the Trinity Southwest University Museum of Archeology are available to children, men, women, pastors, teachers, and anyone who wants to see and hold what the Bible describes.

Dr. Byers is the Dean of the College of Archaeology and Biblical History for Trinity Southwest University, Assistant Director Tall el-Hammam Excavation and Shiloh Excavation, Israel. Dr. Collins is the Director of the Archeology and Biblical History Ph.D. program, Veritas International University School of Archeology, and he is the Chief Archaeologist, Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, Jordan  – The site of the historic Sodom in the Jordan Valley. Click on the links for more information or call 505-332-4253

Sharing your faith in Jesus can be uncomfortable for you and the person you are talking with. Calvary Church Westside Pastor, Jesse Lusko, encourages us to invest ourselves in relationships with people and get to know who they are before sharing anything about our faith.   Jesse says, “You know that God loves you, but do you know it to the point that you are loving?”

Legacy Church, Calvary Church, Awaken Church, and Convoy of Hope are working together to feed people during October. This weekend October 10-11, Legacy Church Central Campus at 7201 Central Avenue, Albuquerque, NM  87121, will be distributing food boxes containing fresh meat, produce, and dairy. See the Legacy Church website at https://www.legacychurchnm.com/ for details.  Dustin King is the Ministry Coordinator for Feed NM Kids and the Homeless Outreach for Legacy Church. Pastor Matt Moffett is the Community Liaison for Calvary Church.

Please keep these date in mind if you can pick up food for a family in need or you would like to pick up food for your own family:

October 17-18: Food Distribution at the Rehoboth Christian School parking lot, 7 Tse Yaniichii Lane, Rehoboth, NM  87322.

October 24-25: Food Distribution at Awaken Church, 541 Quantum Rd. NE, Suite B, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

October 31-32: Food Distribution at Calvary Church Westside, 6051 Winter Haven Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87120.

Click on the links for details.

The Bair Foundation provides Christ-centered quality care and services dedicated to the treatment, restoration, and empowerment of children, youth, and families. Foster Parent Recruiting Manager, Chase Wixon, describes the great need we have in this country for foster parents. More information is available at https://www.bair.org/. If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, please contact Chase Wixon at cwixon@bair.org or give him a call at 505-888-1362.

“The lastest take away for investors this week is that the markets don’t care as much about the political headlines as you might think,” according to Brian Cochran. He is a Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates. Follow this link, “https://www.johnmoore.com/insights/” for more information on the financial markets.