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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are making life challenging around the world. Calvary Church Missions Pastor Cesar Loya is charged with supporting Calvary Church Missionaries serving all over the world. He offers this encouragement, “Don’t despise your season of trials because some of the most fruitful ministry comes in times of trials.”

Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque provides confidential free pregnancy testing and ultrasound services to pregnant women and fathers facing an unexpected pregnancy. Care Net Executive Director Stephanie Luke, and Community Outreach Director Laurie Duffy walk us through the loving, compassionate care offered to patients, so “they know they are not alone.”  Join Care Net for their “Virtual Walk for Life” event Saturday, August 22, 2020. Go to  http://www.pregnanthelponline.com/ for more information about Care Net.

Folds of Honor New Mexico provides educational scholarships to the families of fallen or disabled American military – the heroes who stand guard over our freedom. Director, Colonial James (Jim) Quick (USAF Retired) is joined on the show by Captain Rob Bibeau, (USMC Captain Retired). Together they share the stories of men and women deserving the honor of all Americans. Rob shares his personal story of the support Folds of Honor New Mexico gave him and his family when he was blown up by a roadside IED. Click on the links for more information.

Brian Cochran reviews the following topics with us today:

  • The S&P 500 is close to its all-time high.
  • What is the world is a negative interest rate?
  • Where is the US economic recovery compared to China and other countries?
  • Minneapolis Fed President, Neel Kashkari, is advocating a full economic shutdown for up to six weeks to halt the Covid-19 spread.

Brian is a Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates. Additional information is available daily on the “Insights” tab at https://www.johnmoore.com/.

Spiritual Orphans Network (SON) is connecting North American believers with people living in former communist and Soviet bloc nations.  Pastor and SON Executive Director, David Breidenbach, and Director of Operations and Youth Education, Angela Breidenbach, explain the investment Spiritual Orphans Network makes in long term relationships that often lead to lives transformed in Christ.  Click on the links for information about mission trips, and other details about SON!

“There are a lot of other ways to get your message out other than through campaign spending. So while corporations and special interest groups use their money to do it, let’s not forget that the media has a first amendment right to say whatever they want, whenever they want to anybody they want. When we start talking about rich and powerful influences like spending money on elections, we seem to leave out the editorial boards, tv stations, and all of the media,” according to Steve McKee, McKee Wallwork & Co., Co-Founder/Partner. Steve is a “Branding Expert” and the author of two popular books: “Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World’s Best Brands,” and “When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You’re Stuck, and What to Do About It.”

Steve discusses the messages we hear from our political parties, and the media as we prepare for the upcoming elections in November.

“I think we can eradicate childhood hunger in Albuquerque, and then we can go and duplicate this in other counties across the state.”  Holly Slade, Founder of Feed New Mexico Kids, shares her vision for making sure all New Mexico children have food. Click on the links for information about how you can help Feed New Mexico Kids!

For 50 years, Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home (ACCH) has been helping to raise children in a warm, loving, Christian environment. Many of these children have been abused, neglected, or abandoned before coming to ACCH. Britton Pruitt is the Director of Development for the ministry. Join the Virtual Open House and BBQ on Facebook live Saturday, August 22, 2020, at noon. Download a “Dine to Donate” coupon with Rudy’s Barbeque, so 10% of your purchases will be donated to ACCH.