I looked up the gift for 5th year is or what the 5th year stands for.


In ancient times, trees symbolized strength and wisdom.  By the fifth year of marriage, the married couple is developing strong, deep roots like a venerable oak tree and is gaining insight and understanding from the mistakes and stumblings of the first five years. The pair has learned the most important lesson of all and the secret to a successful marriage: forgiveness.


So, that means to me that FGGAM is gaining strength.

It is great that our fellowship started June of the same year as FGGAM did. This excites me as I am praying that both ministries will establish a foothold, as time goes on, in the community to bring encouragement and to help others to grow in Christ.

Happy Birthday to both FGGAM and Cross Christian Fellowship, Rt. 66. May The Lord prosper in these ministries.

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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can tune into The HUB of NM at www.thehubnm.com, on Friday mornings at 10:30 MST to hear his radio Program, Recovery In Action, to learn more about dealing with addictions Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles and build things.

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