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Steelbridge Ministries in Albuquerque, New Mexico continues to reach out to at-risk men and women in the community and watch live be transformed. Executive Director, Shane Rabindranath, and Development Director, Gail Holien, let us know what’s been happening and what is on the way.

Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) has continued to make the Bible available across the globe in audio format. One of their brand new projects is a documentary called “One Matchstick”. It’s release in early December 2022 means more people will be aware of the great work being done. We are joined in studio by FCBH’s Communications Coordinator, Deana Day, Manager of Marketing and Communications, Laurie Westlake and Digital Marketing Project Manager, Daniel Porter.

At-risk boys and girls in New Mexico need advocates to encourage and support them. The Ranches have been doing so for decades. President, Heath Kull, and Administrator for Programs, Travis Yoakum join us in studio to give us an update on the ministry at The Ranches.

Sometimes you simply need a bit of encouragement when you’re in a rough patch or just coming out of one. Under His Construction ministers to men and women in need of just that. Chris Cleveland and Sonia Lia Cleveland let us know how Under His Construction is helping to change lives in our community. These changed lives are also part of presenting a LIVE NATIVITY coming to Albuquerque in December.

Every year thousands of Operation Christmas Child gift boxes are prepared by the Albuquerque community and dropped off at Calvary Church where volunteers diligently collect and load these boxes to be sent all over the globe to bless boys and girls in the name of Jesus Christ. Guy Feltman and Tom Lonz are two of the volunteers collecting the boxes this year. They join us in studio to remind us of the deadline, how the boxes should be prepared and they share stories of what boxes in past years have done.

The Thanksgiving season is a great time to reflect on all that we might take for granted the rest of the year. It’s also a great time to give back and support those in need. Coy Trammel, the Event Coordinator at Calvary Church, gives us opportunity to participate in the Thanksgiving Pick-Up party by serving families in our community.