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Kevin Lorenzen is the District Sales Coordinator for Aflac (American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus). You may have heard the duck quack “AFLAC” on their commercials, but it is important as an individual or an employer to understand the financial benefits of supplemental benefits. In one example today,  Kevin explains how an “AFLAC Hospital” plan helps with the expenses not covered by major medical, which can help prevent high deductibles and out‐of‐pocket expenses from derailing your life plans. Find out more about AFLAC supplemental benefits at https://www.aflac.com/agents/kevin_lorenzen.aspx. Call Kevin at (505) 604-4216 or email him at kevin_lorenzen@us.aflac.com.

Amanda is the Women’s Program Director for Steelbridge Transformation Center in Albuquerque. She is joined on the program today by residents Chez and Deserae Bradford. Steelbridge offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, and spiritual guidance. Their goal is to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, and trauma.  Amanda appeals to our listeners to come alongside Steelbridge to volunteer, and support the ministry financially.  Your heart will be touched listening to Chez and Deserae share their journey from addiction and homelessness to hope!  For more information about Steelbridge go to https://www.mysteelbridge.org/.

Mark Gonzales is the Owner of Mark Pardo Salon/Spa in Albuquerque. He and his Creative Director, Bethany Carr, encourage our listeners to consider a career as a barber, beautician, or cosmetologist. As a Christian Mark says the goal of his company is to “nurture beauty inside and out.” Mark believes that “training” is the key to his employees providing the experience of care he wants to all of his customers to experience when they come into Mark Pardo’s Salon/Spa. This training is achieved through their Aveda Institute that helps students become licensed as professionals in the field. For more information go to https://markpardo.com/.

Jennifer Bryant talks to us about eating to build up our immune systems and keep our bodies free of toxins. Her most telling statement today is, “90% of our immune system is in our gut.” Jennifer is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetic Educator.  Her website, https://nourishednutritioncounseling.com/, has a lot of  FREE information including healthy recipes that will help you achieve a healthy “gut.”

Brian Cochran is a Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates. Brian addresses the corrections we have seen in the investment markets over the past week caused by fear over the “Corona Virus.” He also gives us some ideas on how we can reduce our tax burden as part of investment planning.   For information about investing go to https://www.johnmoore.com/.

Brandon is part of the Compassion LIVE presentation of The Roadshow Tour 2020 coming to Albuquerque on March 21, 2020. He updates us on the latest with Bethel Music https://bethelmusic.com/, and he gives us the scoop on his new record “We Praise You” to be released on Friday, March 6, 2020.  Compassion LIVE, established in 2014 by Compassion International, provides the highest quality events for families to join together and grow with others in faith. Proceeds from Compassion LIVE events also impact the Church for children around the world.  For tickets and event information go to https://www.compassionlive.com/.

Pastor Levi Lusko will be bringing his brand of unapologetic Bible teaching to Albuquerque on April 19, 2020, as part of the Encounter Tour 2020.  Levi will be joined by Lysa Turkhurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries, and Fresh Life Worship. In our interview, Levi remembers his 10 years in Albuquerque growing up, and the call he felt from God to Pastor when he was very young.  Levi is the Pastor of Fresh Life Church. For more information about Fresh Life Church go to http://www.freshlife.church/. The Encounter Tour 2020 is presented by Compassion Live, a ministry of Compassion International. Compassion LIVE partners with impact making leaders, artists, and communicators to produce life-changing events that share the message of faith and impact the Church for children around the world. Tickets are available at https://www.compassionlive.com/.

Arlene, Terry, and Jim draw us into the amazing culture of Christian Education at Hope Christian School. Arlene Atencio-Lindsay is the High School Principal. Terry Heisey is the Head of School, and Jim Murphy is the High School Athletic Director. Terry and Arlene are both former students at Hope. In our interview they share their love for the school and why they believe in Christian Education. Jim Murphy has over 35 years with Hope as a  teacher, boys basketball coach, and athletic director. and Terry and Arlene were both students during his tenure. Now they are all working together to help move Hope Christian forward to give students a cutting edge Christ-centered education.  Hope Christian School includes a brand new elementary campus (under construction), a middle school campus, and the high school campus. Over 97% of Hope graduates attend college. For more information about Hope Christian School go to https://www.hopechristianschool.org/.

Chris Quilala is an artist on the Jesus Culture Music label and serves as a worship pastor for Jesus Culture Church in Sacramento, CA. He will be in Albuquerque Thursday evening February 27, 2020, for the LOVE ABQ RE:NEW Gathering at Sagebrush Church (6440 Coors Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87120).  The RE:NEW Gathering will be a powerful night of inspiration, prayer, worship, and unity. Chris will be leading worship with Jesus Culture. Pastor Josh White of Door of Hope Church will be speaking. LOVE ABQ is a presentation of the Luis Palau Association https://www.palau.org/. For more information and to register for this FREE event go to https://www.loveabq.com/.