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Steve Smothermon is the Senior Pastor of Legacy Church in Albuquerque. Assistant Pastor Daniel McCabe joins him to encourage our listeners. Pastor Steve outlines how the church is reaching out to its members through technology, including the old fashioned phone call. Daniel appeals to our listeners in need of assistance to call Legacy Church at 505-831-0961. Information is also available online at LegacyChurchNM.com.

These are some of the other topics we discuss in today’s show:

  1. Why did Legacy Church file suit against the State of New Mexico?
  2. How is Legacy Church reaching out to the community? (i.e., Steel Bridge, Expect a Miracle, Feed New Mexico Kids, etc.)
  3. Christians should vote!
  4. All Services are streamed live and archived online: LegacyChurchNM.com.
  5. How can our listeners help with the work at Legacy Church?

Bishop Danny Yohannan is the Vice-President of Gospel for Asia. Today on ABQ Connect, he helps us understand what life is like for people living in an Asian village, and even a city slum. On top of extreme poverty, the COVID-19 virus is threatening to take even more lives. Gospel for Asia is answering the call, providing help, and hope in Jesus. Danny appeals to our listeners to pray for the poor in the world, and realize how financial gifts can go a long way to helping many people.

Jason Dickenson is the Senior Pastor of Harvest Fellowship Albuquerque. As their Easter gift to the community, Harvest Fellowship paid off over $500,000 in medical debt for low-income people in New Mexico, working through RIP Medical Debt. This company works with churches to buy large amounts of medical debt at a fraction of the cost. Join Pastor Jason on the program today to find out how they did it!

Brian Alarid is the Founder, and President of America Prays. The ministry has exploded as a movement of churches covering New Mexico, and soon every state in America in 24/7 prayer. “World Prays” has now become a reality with churches in many countries covering their leadership with 24/7 prayer. Brian has written a new book called “When People Pray, What Happens When Ordinary People Pray to an Extraordinary God.” The book is being offered for a short time for FREE through Kindle and Apple Books. For more information, go to https://www.americaprays.org/. The book is also available at https://www.whenpeoplepray.com/.

Brain and Mercy Alarid with Carrie and Greggory Hull (Pictured)

Rio Rancho Mayor Greggory Hull is the Mayor of Rio Rancho (City of Vision). NM. We talked about his commitment to openness in government, attracting new business, and improving the infrastructure of the City. Of course, COVID-19 is also a topic we cover in our interview.  Mayor Hull is a man of faith elected to lead and love the people of Rio Rancho. One of his favorite projects in office was watching the community come together to develop the innovative “Park Above” facility.

Brian Alarid, President of America Prays, joins Mayor Hull on the program to share how churches throughout the City are committed to praying for the Mayor and all the leadership of Rio Rancho.

After you listen to this program, you may be ready to move your family to Rio Rancho!

Entrepreneurs Matt and Pam Walsh have developed a FREE web resource for business people and individuals financially impacted by COVID-19.  Their goal is to help people by putting as much of the available information possible in one place called the Red Button Report.  Matt is a successful business consultant in New Mexico. He has a strong resume of helping business people work through tough situations. If you would like to contact Matt, email him at redbuttonenterprise@gmail.com.

Lon Perry is the owner of the Subway Sandwich Shop at 4959 Pan American Freeway Suite D on the east side of the Rio Century Movie Theaters in Albuquerque. Paul Robledo is a local businessman. His company distributes semi-conductor products internationally. Lon and Paul have teamed up to provide free subway sandwiches for health care workers and first responders in the Albuquerque area. Together they are serving our community with food and faith. If you would like to help, go to https://www.facebook.com/manosunidos, or call 505-228-6568 or 505-249-2968.

Lon has raised the “safety standards” for food preparation in his Subway. Paul has some great ideas about how all restaurants can ensure the safety of their food from what we have learned from the COVID-19 outbreak. For a tasty sub-sandwich call 505-344-6300 from 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday.

Jesse is the Pastor of Calvary Albuquerque Westside located on the NE corner of Coors Rd. and Montano in Albuquerque. He encourages our listeners to maintain our social distancing and follow the recommendations made by the CDC to help stop the spread of COVID-19. According to Jesse, history shows Christians have always cared for the sick and those in need. Christians “run to the fire” to help people even in the face of the worst plagues. For more information about Calvary Church and the celebrations planned for Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, go to CalvaryNM.church.

Danny Gonzales is the new Head Football Coach for the University of New Mexico Lobos. Raised in Albuquerque, he played football at Valley High School and walked on at UNM as a defensive back and punter. After his playing career, he joined Coach Rocky Long’s staff as a Graduate Assistant Coach.  In a 2006 article in the Albuquerque Journal, Coach Long predicted that Gonzales would one day be the head coach of the Lobos.

He is joined on the program today by his friend Roger Holien. Roger served as a Chaplain under coach Rocky Long, and he is now serving in the same capacity under Coach Gonzales. Roger just might be the biggest Lobo Football Fan in America!

Coach Danny shares how God has blessed him with great parents, coaches, and mentors in his life, leading him to become our new Head Football Coach! For ticket information and ongoing updates on UNM Athletic Schedules, go to GOLOBOS.com.

WE NEED SOME FOOTBALL!! Thank you, Coach Danny!  Jim

John Sanchez served as the 29th Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico from 2011 to 2019. He is a proud graduate of Hope Christian School in Albuquerque. As Lieutenant Governor, John met Brian Alarid, a man who promised him he would have churches throughout New Mexico praying for the leadership of our State 24 hours a day.  They became quick friends working on many important projects together benefiting poor individuals and families in New Mexico. Brian is the President of America Prays. Brian is offering our listeners a FREE ebook copy of his new book called “When People Pray.”

John grew up in poverty after his father abandoned his family when he was very young. When you hear John describe jumping into a dumpster as a child to grab some cardboard to make shoe soles for himself and seven siblings your heart will be touched. Thank you, John!