The Connection is the multi-media ministry of Skip Heitzig, senior pastor at Calvary Albuquerque. These daily 30-minute broadcasts are aired worldwide and follow Calvary’s mission of upreach to our Heavenly Father, inreach to those already in the body of Christ, and outreach to those lost in sin.
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Skip- I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for what you are doing to increase the population of God's Kingdom. I want to make you aware of how you are impacting lives on the East Coast and how God is using your ministry to touch many peoples lives. I recently posted on Facebook to you of how I commute 3 hours daily in the Washington DC area. #3 of worst commutes. On a normal day, if my car is running, you are on and speaking through the radio speakers.
I wanted to share this with you…. I have a calling on my life to share the gospel, to teach, to disciple others and at times because I have not had an opportunity to attend any formal classes or seminary, I feel that I am not adequately prepared or knowledgeable enough to answer some difficult questions that could arise.I have no formal college background, no seminary, just a passion to learn.... I am always looking for ways to increase my knowledge of God's Word. I have prayed and asked God to equip me and I asked for a mentor that I could learn from. It was through a local radio station that I heard you first speak which then lead to me visiting your website, and also searching for you on itunes, etc....
Here is the cool part which involves the commute. We also have HOV lanes in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, they are designated for hybrids, motorcycles, or vehicles carrying three or more passengers, and it saves considerable amounts of time on daily commutes. As crazy as this may sound, I stop at one of many designated places in the area each morning to pick up total strangers and drop them off at the Pentagon. It is about a 40 minute ride, that without each other and the HOV lanes, it is easily a 2 hour ride. This is a great benefit for everyone involved, I get to access the HOV lanes to shorten my commute and they get a complimentary ride to the Pentagon.
As strange as this may sound, it has been a ritual performed in this area for over 25 years. There are "suggestions" for the drivers and passengers that are just common sense reminders, basically dos and don’ts during the trip…such as talking on the phone, eating or drinking in the persons car, adjusting the climate, and they even suggest no talking unless initiated by the driver. Here is where you are a part of the morning commute. Every morning my "riders" are able to hear the Word of God through your teachings. It is amazing how God can "multitask!" He is using you as a mentor for me and though I am uncertain what some of these "riders" getting into my car daily are going through, God allows these messages you provide to speak to them as well. This is a win-win-win…. Less time commuting for us all, a way for me to listen to the Bible as it is intended to be heard, and my "riders" are receiving the Message. I often wonder, of the people getting into my car daily, and very rarely will I ever get the same person twice, are these people believers listening to you and having their prayers answered, or are they non-believers hearing God's Word for the first time?
I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your teachings, I want to thank your obedience and surrendering your life to the great commission, and I lastly ask that you will pray along with me for God to open doors and use me as well. I love the verse in the Gospels that speaks of the harvest is plenty and the laborers are few… pray that God will use me as a John Deere combine!
Thanks again Skip, God bless you!