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November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries are a Christian, therapeutic foster care agency. Many of the youth in their care have experienced abuse, trauma, and neglect in their young lives. Through loving foster parents, children receive the permanency, healing, and security that they need to thrive and eventually become successful adults. Foster Parent Recruiting Manager Chase Wixon challenges our listeners to understand the overwhelming need for Foster Parents. If you are interested in finding out about therapeutic foster care, call Chase at 505-888-1362 or contact him on the web at https://www.facebook.com/TheBairFoundationNM/.

Summer 2020 was the first season in the history of Cliff’s Amusement Park that they were closed!  Albuquerque missed Water Mania, Downdraft, the New Mexico Rattler, Cliff Hanger, and Fireball, to name a few of the thrilling rides families enjoy at Cliff’s Amusement Park.  Co-Owner, Gary Hays, said he has not been provided with any data or supporting information from the State of New Mexico as to why the State Health Department has shut down Cliff’s Amusement Park. National data show amusement parks around the U.S. have been opened for several months without any substantial COVID-19 outbreaks. Gary’s goal for 2021 is to open the park as early in the spring as possible.

Please pray for Gary and Linda’s business and the others in our community negatively affected by the State Health Department’s orders! Click on the links for more information about Cliff’s Amusement Park and their plans moving forward.

Science continues to discover new data that confirms the historical descriptions made by the Bible. Ray Mondragon is a Bible Teacher and Creation Science Apologist. Today, he reviews the most recent scientific evidence for a young earth. Take a look at the following websites for more documented discoveries in Creation Science.

Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico: https://www.csfnm.org/

Ray Mondragon: http://forhisglorynm.com/

Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/

Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/

Creation.COM: https://creation.com/

Calvary Church Westside, Campus Pastor Jesse Lusko loves to have conversations with people, and he is interested in finding out about what they care about.  The most challenging part of these discussions is that Jesse is often visiting with atheists, and they disagree with him about his faith in Jesus. Here are a few quotes from Jesse today from our interview about Atheism and Belief in God:

“God doesn’t have to do a miracle to convince an atheist because his ordinary works convince him. It is true that a little philosophy inclines a man’s mind to atheism, but depth of philosophy brings men’s minds back to religion.” Francis Bacon

“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs, not based on proof, but on the basis on what they find attractive. It is so important that we show people the beauty of Christ.” Blaise Pascal

“Tell me about the God you don’t believe in; maybe I don’t believe in him either.” It’s amazing how many people hate Christianity, not having the faintest idea of what it teaches.” Dorothy L Sayers, Christian, Crime writer, and Poet (one of the first women to graduate from Oxford). 

 

Dr. Brian  Nixon oversees Education and Publishing for Calvary Church in Albuquerque. With civil unrest in our country, the stress of COVID-19, and the election results in mind, Brian gives us some perspective on how we should be treating one another.

“God is still in control; nothing is outside of his boundaries; there is nothing that is surprising him. He is still in control. He is sovereign regardless of who becomes the next President of the United States.”

Michelle was born and raised in New Mexico. She is the Republican Candidate for New Mexico District 1 US House of Representatives. Her heart is to make New Mexico the best place in the country to have a family and raise a child. She is fighting to protect children before they are born and improve education and job opportunities for them as they grow-up and have their own families. For more information about Michelle, go to https://www.garciaholmes4congress.com/.

Congressman Steve Pearce is the Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. As the long and grueling campaign moves forward, he and his team continue to work relentlessly to reach New Mexicans with a vision of hope and prosperity for the future. Steve said, “Our teams are well organized, they are well informed, and they are passionate. There is a truism in politics that the team that has the most fun wins! People are having fun, waving their signs and flags. The other side is angry and dark, and they tell us how bad it’s going to be. We are representing the joy and the uplifting hope for the future.

The Congressman is a businessman and politician who served as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district from 2003 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2019. For information about state and federal Republican candidates, go to https://newmexico.gop/.

Ray Mondragon and Dr. Linda Walkup are both young-earth creation scientists. They believe the Bible describes an earth that is thousands of years old, not billions. Ray is a Bible and Creation Science Teacher with Chafer Seminary and Creation Science Fellowship. He offers free information on his website at http://forhisglorynm.com/. Dr. Linda Walkup holds a Ph.D. (UNM Medical School in molecular genetics). She is the Founder and long-time head coach of Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers Science Olympiad teams, and she teaches High school biology and chemistry classes for homeschoolers. For more information about Creation Science, look at these websites:

Ray Mondragon: http://forhisglorynm.com/

Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico: https://www.csfnm.org/

The Institute for Creation Science: https://www.icr.org/

Jeff Apodaca said, “I live life with my faith and my path, full throttle.” His many turns in life define our interview topics: Jeff is the Son of New Mexico’s 24th Governor, Jerry Apodaca. He was a state champion in football at Sante Fe High, a cancer survivor, division 1 football player at UNM, businessman, husband, father, Democrat candidate for New Mexico Governor, and entrepreneur. He is a partner with Santa Fe Farms bringing jobs to New Mexico, growing industrial hemp, and processing the raw materials to produce everything from medical CBD products to construction materials. Click on the links for more information.

Jeff asks our listeners to consider supporting Camp enchantment http://campenchantment.org/ for children fighting cancer.