Welcome Ben and Wendy Burks

Dr J. C. Joiner 2September 18, 2016

Welcome Ben and Wendy Burks

Ben and Wendy Burks are celebrating our local RU chapter’s ten-year anniversary with us. We welcome them.

We had a great time with large crowds Friday and Saturday!

In 2001, Brother Burks attended the first conference in Rockford, Illinois hosted by Reformers Unanimous. He left Rockford with an intense desire to go home to Virginia and reach the addicted within his community.  He began a chapter in Virginia shortly after returning home from that conference.  His heart was stirred to reach the addicted not only in that community, but also across America.  God led him and his family to Rockford, Illinois in 2003, only two years after attending that conference, to become the International Director of the fastest growing addiction ministry in the United States.

ben-and-wendy-burksBrother Burks is a Bible school graduate and has worked as an Assistant Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Staff Evangelist.  He has been in ministry since 1984, and has watched through the years as family, friends, and acquaintances have had their lives wrecked because of the many addictions that Satan uses to destroy lives.  He has seen the destruction up close and from afar, and grew tired of watching lives and families destroyed.  God has given to him a burden and a tool to help people who are held captive by their addictions and stubborn habits. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

He has used this tool, and seen thousands of lives changed and people set free from their chains of addiction.  Reformers Unanimous is a faith-based addiction program designed to direct the addicted back to God’s support group—the local church.  Brother Burks is now privileged to travel and train others how to help the addicted within their communities.

 

 

Seminar Schedule:

  • Today – Ben Burks will be preaching in all the services.
  • Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM (Sept. 19-21) Ben Burks will be preaching.

Ladies’ Fellowship and Bible Study

Thursdays at 9:30-11:00 AM

Beginning October 6

 

 

Vote No on Prop 205 … Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

 

The campaign to pass Prop 205 to legalize recreational marijuana is in full swing, twisting the facts, hiding the dirty details, and misleading Arizona voters.  Medical marijuana is already legal in Arizona. First, if Prop 205 is defeated, medical marijuana will still be legal in this state.

Second, Prop 205 will do nothing to “regulate marijuana like alcohol” as proponents claim.

 

The #1 reason to defeat Prop 205: It is dangerous for our children, teens, and everyone on the roads.  See Today Show coverage of the problem with drug-laced candy.

 

Prop 205 would:

Allow for the production and sale of high-potency marijuana-laced candy and snacks. If they are not marketing to children, why are they putting it in candy? Colorado recently banned marijuana-laced gummy bears because so many little children were being rushed to the emergency room after accidentally eating the “candy.” But Arizona wouldn’t be able to make those kinds of changes to the law because the ballot measure would be voter protected – modifiable only through another ballot measure.

Allow for limitless potency of marijuana products. A marijuana joint today is, on average 12% more potent than a joint in the 60s. The marijuana-laced candies average 30% more potency, and up to 80 and 90% in some cases.

Protect marijuana-impaired drivers. Prop 205 protects marijuana users, not your family and the rest of society. Under Prop 205, it is nearly impossible to prove a driver is impaired unlike the DUI laws currently in place that limit alcohol levels to .08%. Marijuana-related fatal car accidents increased 62% in Colorado and doubled in Washington State when they legalized recreational marijuana.

Prohibit judges, parenting coordinators, and mediators from considering marijuana use when making custody or parent visitation decisions. Alcohol use can be considered when making such decisions, but not so for marijuana if Prop 205 passes. Arizona already has a foster care crisis due in large part to drug abuse. Legalizing a high potency drug would only make it worse.

If we want Arizona to continue to be the best place to live and raise a family, we must protect children and families from the dangerous consequences of recreational marijuana being available in all forms including lollipops and gummy bears.

 

What You Can Do:

Share this email information with your friends and family.  Spread the word by talking to anyone within your circles about how Prop 205 threatens and harms the well-being and safety of children.

Register to vote before the October 10 deadline. If you’re already registered, verify that your address and voter information are up-to-date and consider signing up for the Permanent Early Voter List to receive a ballot by mail at servicearizona.com.

Pray that Arizona voters will resoundingly reject Prop 205.

 

—– Center For Arizona Policy azpolicy.org

Saturday, September 24 at 7:00 AM

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Fall Revival – October 16-19 – Evangelist Paul Schwanke

He has preached God’s Word in Revival Meetings around the world for 34 years!

He has previously held successful Revival Services in our church many times. He has a great passion for communicating God’s Word, the Bible. Invite your friends and family.

 

 

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

FOR 57 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

 

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

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Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(AWANA & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available

on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

 

 

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