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“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/.

Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing shares his researched perspectives on the following topics: (See the Links for more information).

  1. The City of Albuquerque is handing “free” money to Planned Parenthood. https://errorsofenchantment.com/rio-grande-foundation-hits-koat-tv-to-discuss-city-council-grant-to-planned-parenthood.
  2. Meanwhile, fees on things like trash pickup are going up: https://errorsofenchantment.com/rgf-calls-out-fee-hikes-at-cabq-elsewhere/.
  3. City Council has adopted “Safe Spaces”: https://errorsofenchantment.com/abq-council-embraces-safe-outdoor-spaces-but-will-keller-get-the-homeless-out-of-parks-rights-of-way/.
  4. Helping the Homeless perspective from Pastor Mark Green, Roswell, NM: https://errorsofenchantment.com/talking-homelessness-with-pastor-mark-green-of-roswells-harvest-ministries/
  5. Pre-K is on the ballot this fall, but the best studies indicate it harms children: https://errorsofenchantment.com/the-best-study-of-pre-k-indicates-it-harms-children/.
  6. New Mexico’s awful forest fires and the far-off federal government is a poor land manager: https://errorsofenchantment.com/lefty-journalism-group-acknowledges-acts-as-feudal-lord/.
  7. Are New Mexico politicians helping to increase oil and gas prices? https://errorsofenchantment.com/five-recent-times-new-mexico-democrats-have-made-or-tried-to-make-energy-more-expensive/


John Jones is the CEO and President of LifeQuest USA Ministry. He said, “All of us need ministry! On our best days, worst days, and in-between days, we all need somebody who loves us, is there for us and walks with us.”

LifeQuest provides critical support services to help New Mexico youth overcome their past challenges and build resilience for the future. Their goal is to build relationships between the community and youth that go well beyond the schools and detention centers.

LifeQuest USA, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Giving information is available at https://lifequestusa.org/.

Bosque Home Services Owner Carlos Griego joins the show to answer questions from listeners about heating, cooling, plumbing, roofing, and fire and flood restoration. Bosque Home Services is the presenting sponsor of ABQ Connect.

Bosque Home Services‘ phone number is 505-444-7200, or find them on the web at https://www.hvacalbuquerquenm.com/.

The Sagebrush Auto Show returns for a thirteenth year on Saturday, July 18, 2022, at Sagebrush Church, 9 am-2 pm MT, located at the Riverside Campus on Albuquerque’s Westside (6440 Coors Blvd NW; the intersection of Coors and LaOrilla). All events, food, and drink are free!  The Sagebrush Auto Show attracts more than 200 classic cars, hotrods, customs, and all kinds of motorcycles each year. Dave Reyes and Kevin Koppenhaver organize the event to bless Albuquerque families, and raise money for missions and outreach ministries of Sagebrush Church!

Dee Jones said, “Alongside is a pro-life, pro-single mom, pro-family ministry. The heart of our ministry is about relationships. We provide Mentor Moms to women that may be facing an unplanned pregnancy and to single moms in our community.” Restore Church is a ministry partner of Alongside. Justin Pearson is the Lead Pastor of Restore Church, located at 136 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Michele Rodarte is the Assistant Executive Director of Alongside Ministries.

As Alongside Ministries is Mentoring single moms, Dee and Justine describe the need for young boys to be encouraged by men since they don’t have much participation from their fathers. Pastor Justine describes how men in his Church helped several young boys build birdhouses as an initial project. Find out more about Restore Church at https://restoreabq.com/.

Alongside, Ministries also provide diapers, wipes, donated furniture, and other necessities to single moms with children in diapers. Find out how you can help at  https://alongsideabq.com/.


Sandi Scripter is the Area Director and Austen Drake is the Ministry Relations Manager for Joni and Friends New Mexico. Listen to find out about Wheels for World, Warrior Getaways, Family Retreats, Caregiver Respite, and how you might help them in their mission! Joni and Friends envision a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.