Community Impact - CINews

Oct 08



“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate – look to his character as a man of known principle, of tried integrity, and undoubted ability for the office.” – Noah Webster


·        Early Voting – Oct 18 – Nov 1

o       Early Voting sites (Bernalillo)
Tuesday – Friday from 12 PM – 8 PM and
Saturdays from 10 AM – 6 PM

·        Absentee Voting Ends Oct 31

o       Request application by calling 468-1291 (Bernalillo)

·        General Election Day – Tue, Nov 4, 7am to 7pm

o       NM County Clerks


What’s on the ballot?

  • US President
  • US Senate and US Reps
  • NM Senate and NM Reps
  • NM Public Regulation Commission
  • Judges, County Clerk, and County Treasurer
  • Bonds, Taxes, and Constitutional Amendments


Cast an informed vote:


Why vote?

  • In America, “Caesar” (civil government) is the people.  “They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.” (Mat 22:21)
  • “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (Jas 4:17)
  • As Christians, we are citizens of two cities with responsibilities in both – an earthly city and a heavenly city.  One will pass away and the other is eternal.  What we do in one affects the other.  “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Eph 6:12)


10/5/2008 - 10/6/08

During a break, Santa Fe County Clerk Valerie Espinoza stood before the crowd at Sunday's candidate forum and answered what had already been a popular question: Can I cast a straight-ticket ballot and still make an exception in one of the races? Yes, Espinoza said. Voters can fill a circle for Democrat or Republican at the top of their ballot, indicating they back all the candidates in either party. But, Espinoza said, voters can also go down the sheet to make exceptions by filling a circle next to a candidate from a different party. That wasn't the case until recently. "Prior to having the paper ballot, straight ticket meant straight ticket — period," Espinoza said, noting the previous touch-screen voting machines didn't allow exceptions.


Exercise your civic responsibility and Christian stewardship – VOTE!


Prayer Rally for the Nation

Espaņola, Oct 12

The rally on Sunday was good. Not too many attended but we prayed for an hour.  

It's always a good day when 30-40 people pray together and witness in public.

Phil Sevilla

More photos:


Oct 9 – McDonald’s told AFA they will remain neutral in the culture war regarding homosexual marriage. AFA is ending the boycott of McDonald’s. AFA called for the boycott in May after McDonald’s joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). McDonald’s said McDonald’s Vice President Richard Ellis has resigned his position on the board of NGLCC and that his seat on the board will not be replaced. McDonald’s also said that the company has no plans to renew their membership in NGLCC when it expires in December.

Halloween – an opportunity for evangelism.  Pass out candy and tracts.

A sign proclaiming the definition of “diversity” was noticed in the Kirtland AFB East Gym on Friday, Oct 3. The definition included “sexual orientation,” contradicting the standing military policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”  The Equal Opportunity office claimed the definition was a quote of Air Force policy. Calls to Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Air Force, and DoD disputed this claim and the sign was gone the following Monday.  Endorsing “sexual orientation” not only neutralizes “don’t ask, don’t tell,” but also condones open homosexuality in public locker rooms and restrooms. This would be tantamount to combining men’s and women’s facilities.


40 Days For Life continues. It is a peaceful event, so for 40 days (September 24-Nov 2) we are going to hold a constant vigil at Planned Parenthood at San Mateo from 7 am to 7 pm by taking 1 hour shifts to pray. I have teamed up with a Catholic ministry called Project Defending Life, which is next door to PP.

If you’ve always wondered what Northern New Mexico looks like (its gorgeous) in November, you now have an opportunity to see it.  We’ll be doing our 2nd Wings Party at the Springer Adult Correctional Facility on Saturday, Nov. 8.  We will carpool from Albuquerque if you want to ride up together.  The Party is from 1:00 – 4:00 and I’ll send out full details to all volunteers.
Ann Edenfield Sweet
Wings Ministry Executive Director/Founder
2270 D Wyoming Blvd. NE #130
Albuquerque, NM 87112
505-291-6412, 740-507-1508 Cell

Sat, Nov 15 – All New Mexico High School Students, Grades 9 – 12 are invited to
The 18th Annual Christian Heritage Speech Competition
Netherwood Park Church of Christ, Albuquerque, NM
A student may pick his grade topic or a topic for grades above his grade, but may not pick a topic below his grade level.  The speech will be from 3 – 5 minutes in length.

The student may register and participate in the Christian Heritage Speech Competition by registering before November 10th.  Register by email to: and give your name, grade level topic you wish to present, and phone number.  There is a $4 fee per speaker payable at the Speech Competition.  Check for more information.

The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is launching the first-of-its-kind, world-class National Bible Bee Competition. The competition will begin with local contests in communities nationwide on September 12, 2009. The top 100 finalists from each age group will advance to the National Contest in Washington D.C. to compete on November 5-6, 2009.



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

Center for Traditional Family Values NM -


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