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John Jones is the President and CEO of LifeQuest USA. He said, “We are a ministry that is dedicated to reaching incarcerated and at-risk youth.” Haeleah Blackman is a high school student, and part of the LifeQuest USA 4:13 Journey. God has brought John through a number of challenging times in his life including drug addiction, and incarceration. He encourages people not to be held captive or limited by their past. He said, “God will use everything from your past, your ugliest stuff, your most painful stuff to serve Him and serve others if you will give it to Him to use. Part of the problem is you can’t use it unless you are free from your past.”

Haeleah said, “High School can be hard sometimes. LifeQuest and the 4:13 Journey has brought me a long way in helping me!”  For more information about LifeQuest USA go to https://www.lifequestusa.org/.

Carol Pierce is the Director of One Albuquerque Family and Community Services. Dr. Elizabeth Holguin is Deputy Director of Homeless Solutions and Clinical Advisor for the City of Albuquerque’s Family and Community Services. Albuquerque’s approach to helping the “unhoused” is multifaceted. Carol said, “Everybody’s experience is different, and they have had trauma in their life. That is usually the common denominator. What we want to do is find what is best to meet people where they are at.”

The Gibson Health Hub, Gateway Center, Safe Outdoor Spaces, and city services to assist the “unhoused” are our discussion topics. Dr. Holguin also invites non-profits, businesses, and individuals to help come up with creative solutions. Find out how you can help at https://www.cabq.gov/family/services/homeless-services#how-to-help.

Registered Dietician, Nutritionist Jennifer Bryant, and Certified Fitness Instructor Gina Cordova have teamed up to offer their second Wellness in the Word Workshop: Glorifying God with our Bodies on Friday evening, July 11, 2022, at Trinity at the Marketplace Church, 2520 Chama NE, Albuquerque. The workshop is FREE for women to attend, but please register at https://www.riseandabidewellness.com/ or https://nourishednutritioncounseling.com.


U Turn for Christ is about freedom from drugs, alcohol, and other addictions through Jesus Christ. Pastor Mike Gomez is the Director of U-Turn-For-Christ. Evangelyn is the Director of the Women’s Ministry, and she is Mike’s partner in life. God has blessed Mike and Evangelyn by helping them overcome addictions personally and giving them a ministry where they share their experience and help others be free from addiction. Evangelyn said, “I would drink recreationally, I thought. Then all of a sudden, I am taking shots just to make dinner. I have my bottle hidden in the freezer behind the fish sticks. You think you are just going to take the edge off, and suddenly it’s a life-dominating sin.

For more information about their programs and to support the program, go to https://uturnforchristnewmexico.org/.

Stefan Green is the Worship Director for Calvary Church. He and his family are from Mithell’s Plain, South Africa (A suburb of Capetown). Stefan said, “I have a personal story of my Dad walking out of our house, leaving us, and never coming back. Guess what was the most healing place for me? It was melodies; it was frequencies; it was these lyrics that breath hope and love.”

Stefan brings honesty and compassion to worship. He said, “When you understand that there is someone in the congregation who just lost their son, or there is a dad whose daughter is walking through cancer. When you understand the people you are leading; I think it changes the posture of what you bring and how you lead. Now you’re not just leading a song. Now you are leading them into hope, into faith.” Find out more about Calvary Church Worship at https://calvarynm.church/about/music/.



Pastor Kevin Miller will be speaking at Calvary Church on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, sharing with us from his book “Come Hell or High Water: Stopping at Nothing to Build the Church.” Kevin is teaching as part of the Summer Reading Series. Jenn is Kevin’s partner in Life. The book chronicles over ten years of their lives together in ministry. Listen to find out what misbehaving at Lone Tree Bible Camp, pepperoni pizza, Sandia High School Bible Club, and Pei Wei have to do with God directing their steps!

“Were we and everything in the universe created by an intelligent, all-powerful being, or all we all the product of a series of cosmic accidents?” Ray Mondragon answers questions like this and more in this episode. He is a Seminary Professor, International Bible Teacher, and Creation Science teacher and speaker. Ray provides FREE resources on his website at http://forhisglorynm.com/. He frequently contributes to the Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico http://csfnm.org/.

John Chitwood is the Owner of Southern Boulevard Automotive Repair in Rio Rancho. He is also a Teaching Assistant at Calvary College. Listeners ask for help with car questions like, “What should car owners check before traveling over the 4th of July weekend? Why do my brakes squeak when I back up? John’s experience in car repair is extensive, and he is always excited to educate car owners by giving them the best options when they need car repairs. John also brings his brand of spiritual encouragement, hoping people will consider the truth of the Bible.

Southern Blvd Automotive Repair’s phone number is 505-892-2300. They are located at 2300 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM  87124.

Brian Cochran is a Certified Kingdom Advisor and the President of John Moore Associates. He said, “One of the exciting changes in the investment industry over the last several years has been the focus on having investment options available to the public that might reflect their values. That includes what we would call Biblically Responsible Investing or BRI Funds. The beauty of using fundamentals, which in our case, we use fundamentals from scripture, actual Biblical wisdom, which is beautiful because it doesn’t change, and it is timeless and transcendent.”

Brian provides FREE resources and educational information for investors on John Moore Associates‘ website at https://www.johnmoore.com/insights/.

Chip and Larissa Lusko host ABQ Connect with guest Dominic Done, Author of “When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt.”  He has recently founded a non-profit, Pursuing Faith, to help people with questions and doubts about their faith. Dominic answers these questions and more: How do we explain doubt? Where does it come from? What is the source of doubt? How do we get through times of doubt?

Detailed information is available at https://www.pursuingfaith.org/.