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Rio Grande Foundation President, Paul Gessing, reviews the following topics with us on this episode: (Click on the links for detailed information)

  1. Guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial.
  2. Is NM really “following the science” on COVID? https://errorsofenchantment.com/is-new-mexico-really-following-the-science-on-covid/.
  3. Speaking of COVID, we were right early on about surface transmission of COVID 19: https://errorsofenchantment.com/we-were-right-early-on-covid-surface-cleaning/.
  4. NM has the 5th highest unemployment rate in the nation, and yet businesses can’t find workers. What’s going on? https://errorsofenchantment.com/nm-has-high-unemployment-rate-yet-business-cant-find-workers-what-gives/.
  5. NM Democrats walk a fine line on energy: https://errorsofenchantment.com/democrats-walk-fine-line-on-energy/.
  6. APS has a new superintendent. Here’s a bit of what is in his contract: https://errorsofenchantment.com/a-closer-look-at-scott-elders-new-contract-w-albuquerque-public-schools/.
  7. One big win during the 2021 session was on food freedom: https://errorsofenchantment.com/homemade-food-freedom-a-bipartisan-2021-win-for-rio-grande-foundation/.
  8. But, the Legislature didn’t do anything to address the Gov.’s emergency powers: https://errorsofenchantment.com/with-no-end-to-covid-restrictions-in-sight-democrat-run-legislatures-failure-to-address-emergencies-looms/.
  9. What are the contrasts between Democrat Melanie Stansbury and Republican Mark Moores https://errorsofenchantment.com/stansbury-vs-moores-on-the-issues/?

Doug and Roda Abrams are Founding Board members of Casa de Mariposa. Doug also serves as the Executive Director. He said, “Casa de Mariposa exists to share the love of Jesus Christ to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy by providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in a residential setting. We also serve vulnerable women with a child under a year of age.” Contact the ministry by email at info@casademariposa.org. The phone number is 505-358-5341. Services are provided at no charge.

 

Dustin is the Ministry Coordinator for Feed NM Kids and Homeless Outreach for Legacy Church. Thousands of children in New Mexico do not have food on the weekends. Working with schools in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Moriarity the past year, Dustin said, “The teachers have been amazing. Even we everything is shut down, teachers would come and pick up their (snack) packs. They knew the general area of town where their kids live, and they would go set up by the side of the street in their vehicles so families could come by a pick up their (snack) packs.” Go to https://www.legacychurchnm.com/ or https://feednmkids.com/ for more information.

If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? James 2:15-16

Brian Cochran is a Certified Financial Planner and the President of John Moore Associates.  He points out in this episode, “80% of all wives will be widows. The average age of a widow is 55 years old. As financial advisors who follow scripture, we feel very called to care for this group.” The John Moore Associates website (https://www.johnmoore.com/insights/) is a great place to find FREE encouraging information about investing. Brian said, “Biblical Financial Planning is the continuous predetermined allocation of resources. When we can predetermine what we will do, we can trust principles and wisdom rather than just panic and make decisions largely just based on emotion.” Click on the links for more information.

The Right to Life Committee of New Mexico’s first annual fundraising Gala on April 23, 2021, was a huge success!  Ethel said, “I had tears in my eyes seeing legislators, pastors, teachers, students, and citizens from all walks of life attending and watching the event online.” She is the Executive Director of the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico.

The Right to Life Committee of New Mexico (RTLCNM) is an educational, civil rights, not-for-profit, non-denominational, non-partisan, a pro-life organization.  It is an affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee. Click on the links for more information.

Dr. Brian Nixon loves the beauty of God’s creation. He is also fascinated by how other artists observe and interpret beauty. Living in New Mexico, he and his wife Melanie make frequent trips to The City of Holy Faith (Santa Fe) to enjoy the rich culture, art, landscape, and food. Brian takes us on a tour of Santa Fe and shares his favorite things about “The City Different.” Brian says, “Santa Fe offers more high-quality art than almost any other small city in the country!”

Dr. Brian oversees Education and Publishing for Calvary Church. He is also a musician, author, husband, father, and grandfather.  Here is one of my favorite quotes from his Book Tilt: Finding Christ in Culture.” To take it deeper, God—in Christ—is present in people, places, things, and ideas. His fingerprints are extant throughout creation and culture, leaving signs of interaction and interest in individuals and things. And, like a good forensic scientist, humanity can discover those fingerprints grazed upon the world.”

Nixon, Brian C., Tilt: Finding Christ in Culture, Cascade Books, 2020.

Marcy Patten is the New Mexico Operations Manager for Joni and Friends and the Organizer of the “Virtual Warrior Run” Event.  The Virtual Warrior Run is a fundraiser scheduled for April 18th – 25th, helping to fund Warrior Getaways for combat-wounded veterans and their families. Marcy said, “Pick the day you want to run/walk and pick your own course for a 5k, 10k, or a half marathon. Come back to the registration website and put in your time.” Registration includes T-shirt and medal. Register to run in support of our “American Warriors” and their families at https://bit.ly/JAFWarriorRun.

Warrior Getaways are specifically designed for American servicemen and women who have visible and invisible wounds as a result of war; these getaways are a place for respite and spiritual refreshment,” Marcy said. “Joni and Friends provide Warrior Getaways at NO COST to the warrior or their families. This is why we fundraise for the Warrior Getaway.”

Lone Tree Camps have a unique Old West atmosphere, combined with modern activities and amenities.  Joni and Friends partner closely with camp staff alongside their volunteers to provide a safe and fun-filled experience. https://www.joniandfriends.org/new-mexico.

Amenities:

  • Family Rooms with private bathrooms
  • Family-style meals
  • Rustic camp setting
  • Shuttles available for mobility assistance

Activities:

  • Horseback riding
  • Waterslide
  • Zipline, giant swing, rappelling, and alpine tower
  • Basketball and volleyball
  • Rifle Range
  • Giant chess set

 

“The Navigators is an international ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus and helps people grow in their relationship with Him through Life-to-Life® discipleship.” Dale Coffing and Karen Warin are part of the Navigators Workplace Staff in Albuquerque. The Navigators team in Albuquerque host regular “Faith at Work” meetings (via Zoom at this time). They are also involved in individual Life-to-Life discipleship, group Bible Studies, marriage retreats, and more. For information, contact Dale or Karen through their website at https://www.navigators.org/.

Alex Horton is the founder of the International District Economic Development Center in Albuquerque.  He is a native New Mexican. The center gives the community access to the recourses they need to develop businesses and grow the job base in the International District. The center is located at  111 Wyoming Blvd NE 87123. Contact Alex on the web: https://www.ideconomic.com/ or call (505) 922-5671.

Travis is the Executive Director of the Steelbridge Transformation Center in Albuquerque. He is optimistic that our community can come together to deploy the resources God has provided to solve the problems people face because of life-altering trauma. Travis said, “Our community needs to come together with multiple groups, multiple churches, working together to help these (homeless) children. If we don’t fix them now, this problem will not stop in the next few years; it will continue for the next 20. We want to get people whole and healthy. If we can show them that their minds are right, they can get Jesus in their hearts, and they can start to transform.” Contact the Steelbridge Transformation Center at https://www.mysteelbridge.org/home.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12:2 NLT