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Executive Director, Heath Kull and Director of Finances and Community Outreach, Dawn Goodrum of The Ranches deliver information about the work this ministry is doing to impact the lives of boys and girls in New Mexico, across the U.S. and around the world. They also provide details about their upcoming fundraiser, The 25th Annual Pete Leyva Memorial Golf Tournament.

On this program Steelbridge Ministry leaders, Shane Rabindranath (Executive Director) and Gail Holien (Developement Coordinator) share information about this ministry, making great strides to improve the lives of struggling men and women in our community. Steelbridge offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, spiritual guidance, life skills, job skills, financial planning and other solutions to help individuals going through addiction, homelessness, trauma, human trafficking and youths aging out of foster care.

Trinity Southwest University presents the first Sister, Sister eXPerience: Staying Sane is this Crazy World, on September 23 & 24, 2022, at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque. Larissa Lusko said, “The dream is to have a unique enriching experience where women can recharge, acquire life skills, and encourage others on their journey. The experience is finally here!” Lab Anchors Heather Hildebrand and Angela Everett join Larissa in this episode to talk about their experiences as women and why they are helping lead the first Sister, Sister eXPerience.

Registration is open for women at https://www.sistersister.me/stayingsaneinacrazyworldxp.

The “Best Facts Apologetics Conference” is coming to Hoffmantown Church Friday, September 9, 2022, from 6:00 to 9:00 MT, presented by the Great Commission Alliance. Josh McDowell will present physical evidence for the reliability of the Bible, and Brady Cone will present facts about Biblical sexuality.

Hoffmantown Church is located at 8888 Harper Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. The Best Facts Apologetics Conference is FREE, but please register yourself and others you invite at https://www.greatcommissionalliance.org/.

Doug and Roda Abrams are Founding Board members of Casa de Mariposa. Doug also serves as the Executive Director. He said, “Casa de Mariposa is a maternity home ministry established seven years ago by my wife, me, and five other colleagues. In that first year, God brought all the resources together. We had a home donated and all the furnishings so we could open up to moms and their babies in January of 2016.  Four women came to live with us, and four babies were born. That was the launching of Casa de Mariposa into ministry service for pregnant women.”

The ministry of Casa de Mariposa exists to share the love of Jesus Christ with women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy by providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in a residential setting. They also serve vulnerable women with a child under a year of age. Roda said, “Whatever their current circumstances, we believe God can bring a new perspective and offer a life-changing experience.” All pregnant women are eligible to apply to Casa de Mariposa regardless of race, religion, or national origin. More information is available at  https://www.casademariposa.org/.

Sheologie’s Open House is this weekend, July 30-31, to commemorate the launch of their two upcoming Bible studies and what is to come in 2023. Their website says, “At Sheologie,  we love to explore The Art of Being Female. View the offices and meet the ladies who pull it together behind the scenes. There will be face paint and a space for your kids to play while you get to enjoy food, music, outdoor games, and a picnic area. Swing by the Osuna campus (4001 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87109) after service Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 pm or after both Sunday morning services on July 31.” Lenya said, “Sheologie is the study of being a Godly woman. Just imagine if women stopped competing and actually helped each other succeed. Just think about a world where women are for women!”

The new Sheologie Bible Study series, “Launching Arrows,” begins on August 9. Resources for women and more information are available at https://sheologie.com/.


Shelley Repp is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Dream Center. She describes today what human trafficking looks like nationally and globally from a labor and sex trafficking point of view. Shelley said, “There are absolutely systems in the United States that contribute to human trafficking. The United States is involved in all three aspects of human trafficking. We produce trafficking victims internally, importing trafficking victims, and exporting trafficking victims. The United States is part of all three of these aspects.”

If you would like to find out more about the work of the New Mexico Dream Center, go to https://www.nmdreamcenter.org/ or call 505-900-3833. Dial 911 if you suspect someone you know is the victim of human trafficking.

Calvary Christian Fellowship of Tucson Assistant Pastor  and Biblical Counselor Peter Martin said, “I think people are really nervous to talk about sexually charged topics, yet they seem more pervasive than any other issue we’re facing.” Peter is the author of Rooted in Sin: Rescued By Love. The book leads the reader through an interactive biblical self-examination with Peter sharing candidly about his sin and how God brings him healing, freedom, and peace.

Real Estate Broker and Property Manager Dom Garcia shares his insights into Albuquerque’s residential and commercial real estate market. Dom Garcia Realty is a full-service real estate broker, providing services for home buyers, investors, sellers, and professional property management for commercial and residential real estate owners. Call Dom at (505) 899-4644 for more information.