Community Impact - CINews


voteGod has established governments as ministries to provide order in the
nations so that we are able to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the
world to further the Great Commission.  He is sovereign over the nations and
removes leaders and establishes leaders as He wishes.  In our country He has
given us the privilege to vote for candidates from which our leaders are
elected.  As citizens of heaven and of this country we are to pray and to
vote wisely.

On May 1, 2008 we had a meeting with Dr. Rick Scarborough, President of
Vision America, with a goal of enlisting 1,000 pastors and priests in New Mexico to have non-partisan voter registration drives at their churches and encourage their members to vote in the 2008 elections.  Vision NM has been set up to assist with election information in NM.  The voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct 7 (NM SOS Voter Registration Information).

You can help us with these non-partisan voter registration drives by emailing me the names of pastors and priests in New Mexico and their churches along with their mailing addresses, phone numbers and email
addresses and letting me know if you would be willing to volunteer to be trained as a voter registrar for your church.

From the ADF letter for pastors and priests:
        "In addition to information on Elane, good information for yours and Mr. Scarborough’s efforts to recruit Pastors is in the attached letter. This letter, specifically authored for Pastors in January 2008, provides them with concrete legal advice that they do have a political voice, and can speak out without fear.  Moreover, our advice comes with a promise—'If you are contacted by any government official or private activist group on such issues, please call us immediately. The Alliance Defense Fund’s attorneys will promptly review your situation and make every effort to defend your church’s legal rights to speak freely in support of important social and moral issues.' "

Thank you,

Patrick A. Fort
State Coordinator
Vision New Mexico

Family 50 Bike Ride

Final call for riders on the annual 50 mile bike ride, Sat, Jun 21.

Riders meet at Smith's parking lot (Tramway and Central) at 7 am and ride a 50 mile loop around Albuquerque. The Family 50 Bike Ride is a promotion of The Family Lifeline,

Please RSVP to
See event flyer at

Remember the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day - safely and in memory of our founding principles. 

On July 2, 1776, Congress voted to approve a complete separation from Great Britain. Two days afterwards – July 4th – the early draft of the Declaration of Independence was signed, albeit by only two individuals at that time: John Hancock, President of Congress, and Charles Thompson, Secretary of Congress. Four days later, on July 8, members of Congress took that document and read it aloud from the steps of Independence Hall, proclaiming it to the city of Philadelphia, after which the Liberty Bell was rung. The inscription around the top of that bell, Leviticus 25:10, was most appropriate for the occasion: “Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all the inhabitants thereof.”

Freedom Fourth - Albuquerque's annual celebration of Independence Day

Willow Creek Leadership Summit simulcast August 7-8 at Fellowship Baptist Church

The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, led by Pastor Dennis Dunn, is hosting a simulcast of the Willow Creek Leadership Summit again this year.  The Summit is being held Thursday and Friday, August 7-8.  I wanted to let you all know about it now, so you can take advantage of the early bird registration deadline, which is June 24.  You can obtain more information and register for the conference through the following website:
summitThe host church is located on the west side at 8550 Saul Bell Rd NW near the intersection of Unser and I-40.  Their phone is 242-8928.
Yours in Christ,
Doug Brown

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the time, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. I Chron 12:32

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