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The Rio Grande Foundation relentlessly researches political, economic, and public policy decisions that affect all New Mexicans.  President Paul Gessing and his staff inform citizens of the importance of individual freedom, limited government, and economic opportunity through their website https://riograndefoundation.org/, and blog at https://errorsofenchantment.com/. These are some of the topics Paul addresses on today’s show:

Click on the links for more detailed information.

New Mexico Restaurant Association CEO. Carol Wight is fighting to keep restaurants in New Mexico open for business. According to Carol, the New Mexico Health Department orders restricting occupancy to 25% for dining in service are the country’s toughest.  On top of the restriction imposed because of COVID-19, the Albuquerque City Council is considering an ordinance that will require small businesses, including restaurants, to provide “paid sick leave” to their employees.  The proposed ordinance is called ” THE HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ORDINANCE.”

This is what Carol has to say about the ordinance, “Now is not the time. If you want to talk about this, let’s talk about it sometime when we don’t have 100,000 people on unemployment. How do you bring those people back when you have just given away their shifts to allow for sick leave?”

TEXT Jobless to 52886 if you would like to help the NM Restaurant Association fight City Council Bill NO. O-20-39.

The Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home 50th Anniversary Holiday Affaire Virtual Event is on Facebook Live Saturday, November 21, 2020, from 7:-8:00 pm. Britton Pruitt, Director of Development for ACCH, says, “The reason we exist is to provide a safe, loving home for at-risk children in the Albuquerque metro area.” The ACCH website states the goal,” This year, our supporting foundations and sponsors have graciously come together and are willing to match our donations up to ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS! This means that if we can generate the matching funds, we will be able to meet or exceed our 50th Holiday Affaire event fundraising goal of $200,000!

Rio Rancho Church of Christ Minister Raymond Archibeque joins Britton on the show to share why the church has come alongside Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home to help them care for children with regular monthly support. Please click on the links for more information about how you can help ACCH!

Feed New Mexico Kids Ministry Founder, Holly Slade, describes the heartbreaking facts about children living with “food insecurity.” Feed New Mexico Kids is currently providing food for the weekends to almost 2000 children weekly, and she needs help to feed over 2000 more every week. During this time, Holly is asking our listeners to help with a consistent monthly donation. Holly says, “Together, we can end childhood hunger in New Mexico.”

You may also consider helping Feed New Mexico Kids with a “Thanksgiving Meal” donation of $40, which will feed an entire family of four with turkey and all the Fixin’s. Click on the links to donate!

Calvary College Registrar, Katherine Gardner, and Dr. Brian Nixon join ABQ Connect to tell us about Calvary College and two free Facebook live courses offered from 5:30-6:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday https://www.facebook.com/Calvary-College-with-Skip-Heitzig-102092428281022. Tuesday evening, November 10, 2020, Dr. Brian will teach “Why Trust the Bible.” On Thursday, November 12, 2020, Dr. Nelson Walker will teach “The Secrets of Godly Giants.” These course presentations are FREE. They are intended to help interested students experience the in-depth accelerated learning of Calvary College. Students come from all walks of life, and they include working women and men, dads and moms, high school students, and retired folks.  Find out more about onsite and online courses offered by Calvary College here at https://calvaryabq.college/, or call 505-338-3680.

Called Christians, Ministry Leader Beverly (Bev) Rich said, “The focus of Called Christians is discipleship. Uganda has been evangelized, evangelized, but they say that Christianity here is about 1 inch deep. We want to help people grow closer and closer to Christ.” For more information about Called Christians Mission Ministry in Jinja, Uganda, click on the links.

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/