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Abby Williams is an editor, journalist, KNKT producer, and now a college graduate. She has been completing her course work from home for the past six weeks like so many college and high school seniors are across the country. Abby offers some encouragement to her contemporaries, sharing her heart about missing her friends and the fun of the graduation experience.

Abby offers the following verse to help “motivate” our listeners!

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

New American Standard Bible: 1995 update. (1995). (Je 29:11–13). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.


UNM Football Offensive Coordinator Derek Warehime is ready to give the football to his players and start the season. Of course, like the rest of America, Covid-19 is keeping them off the field. From our interview, you can tell Coach Warehime is a great motivator. I was impressed with his commitment to relationships with Lobo players on the field and off. Every day the coaching staff are communicating with their players to make sure they are using their time wisely. Coach Derek sounds like a pretty good Dad in addition to being a great football coach!  For information about Lobo Football, see GoLobos.com.

Tim Fuller is a Producer for KNKT Radio and ABQ Connect. He is also a political science student at the University of New Mexico. Tim and Jim review some of the important points made by guests on ABQ Connect for the previous week. Podcasts of ABQ Connect episodes are available at ABQconnect.online.

Pastor Richard Mansfield and New Beginnings Church of God in Albuquerque are asking New Mexicans to join them in prayer from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. on May 7, 2020.  Join the National Day of Prayer event online at https://www.facebook.com/nbcabq/. Pastor Richard reminds us God wants to have a simple conversation with us anytime we want to talk to Him! Click on these links for more information about the National Day of Prayer, and New Beginnings Church.

Churches and individuals can be part of the movement covering our state in prayer 24/7 by going to New Mexico Prays or https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoPrays/.

Bishop David Cooper with New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church visits ABQ Connect with Brian Alarid, President of America Prays. Brian introduces his friend and mentor, Bishop Cooper, on the program.  We have some fun talking about the worship experience of the New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church. Bishop Cooper graciously addresses race relations in our community, and his hope to see Christians of all races come together in support of one another. Both men believe united prayer is the way to focus our faith in Jesus.

Go to New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church for information about online services. For details about churches working together to cover America in prayer 24/7, click on America Prays.

Paul is the President of the Rio Grande Foundation. Each time he visits our program, he addresses the critical political issues facing New Mexicans. I invite him to ABQ Connect because Paul takes the risk of offering our listeners well thought out solutions to the issues of the day. You may not agree with all of Paul’s ideas, but you will benefit from the conversation he offers on his website https://riograndefoundation.org/.


Rain Tunnel Car Spa’s are open for business and washing cars in Albuquerque. Buck gives us a thoughtful recounting of the stress local business people face as they plan to reopen their businesses. Rain Tunnel Car Spas has taken extraordinary precautions to protect employees as they open for business.  Buck asks customers to participate by wearing a face mask when you come into the car wash. Try a full-service wash, your car will be bright and shiny on the outside, and super clean, disinfected, and safer on the inside! For more information, go to Rain Tunnel Car Spas.

Brian Alarid and his wife Mercy share their hearts today about the writing of Brian’s new book, “WHEN PEOPLE PRAY, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ORDINARY PEOPLE PRAY TO AN EXTRAORDINARY GOD? Their personal story is inspiring. They hope to encourage people by giving the ebook away for FREE. You can get a copy by downloading from Amazon or Apple Books online. For more information about the book, go to https://www.whenpeoplepray.com/.

Ray Mondragon is a Bible expositor and a teacher with Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico. Ray explains the geological data in support of the Biblical account of Noah’s Flood. The Creation Science Fellowship website is full of dynamic information to encourage you in your consideration of God’s creation. Go to https://www.csfnm.org/.

Ray’s website is an excellent source of information on creation science as well, http://forhisglorynm.com/.

Steve is the Co-Founder of McKee Wallwork and Company. He is a “Branding Expert.” He knows New Mexico, and he understands the economics and the politics involved in bringing New Mexico back to success in the world economy. My favorite quote from Steve today is, “The more transparent and humble our leaders can be during this time, the more the public will trust what they have to say.”

Steve has written two books. When Growth Stalls: How it Happens, Why You’re Stuck, and What to do about it, and Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World’s Best Brands. For more information, go to the McKee Wallwork & Company website.