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John Sanchez served as the 29th Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico from 2011 to 2019. He is a proud graduate of Hope Christian School in Albuquerque. As Lieutenant Governor, John met Brian Alarid, a man who promised him he would have churches throughout New Mexico praying for the leadership of our State 24 hours a day.  They became quick friends working on many important projects together benefiting poor individuals and families in New Mexico. Brian is the President of America Prays. Brian is offering our listeners a FREE ebook copy of his new book called “When People Pray.”

John grew up in poverty after his father abandoned his family when he was very young. When you hear John describe jumping into a dumpster as a child to grab some cardboard to make shoe soles for himself and seven siblings your heart will be touched. Thank you, John!

Brian Alarid is the President of America Prays. The ministry is a movement of churches covering America in 24/7 prayer. They are a multiethnic, interdenominational, Jesus-centered prayer movement. In his work Brian partners with city, state, and federal government agencies across the county and now the world. Brian has just written a new book called When People Pray. Click on the link to obtain a FREE copy of the ebook available this week.

Morgan Jackson is the Senior Vice President of Faith Comes by Hearing in Albuquerque. Since 1972, the Ministry has grown from a Christian tape lending library to an international provider of recorded scripture in over 1340 languages around the world. According to Morgan, “The goal is to partner with like-minded ministries to record Scripture in every language of the world by the year 2033, and make these recordings freely available by every means possible.” For more information about this amazing ministry go the Faith Comes by Hearing website. Take a look at all the audio bible resources available and their FREE Bible App at Bible.is.

I was amazed to hear about the “Deaf Bible App, and the new “Sign Language Recordings” for the hearing impaired. Thank you, Morgan!

Jim

 

Bert and Anitra are the founders of Sacred Marriage Ministry. They offer pre-marital and marital counseling to Christian couples. As we all quarantine at home Bert and Anitra share some ideas about building our relationships.  These are topics we cover in today’s interview:

  1. How can married couples use this time together to strengthen their marriages?
  2. Anitra: How can husbands give their wives a break from being a mom while living in close quarters with the kids?
  3. Anitra: What do women need to hear from their husbands to be encouraged?
  4. Bert: What are the most important things a man can do spiritually to encourage his family?
  5. Bert: What do men need to hear from their wives?
  6. Anitra: What does dating look like for couples during this time?
  7. Bert: How can God use trials to make our faith stronger?
  8. What are the resources for our listeners available through “Sacred Marriage Ministry?”

Ethel is the Director of the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico. On a daily basis, she fights to protect innocent human life from fertilization until natural death.  She always has an encouraging word to share with our listeners. She quotes St. Francis of Assisi on today’s program, “Preach the Gospel every day. When necessary use words.” These are some of the topics we cover in this interview:

  1. Good news related to COVID-19: Many abortion clinics across the country are closed.
  2. Pregnancy Centers like CareNet are open to serve pregnant woman and they need our help. Sue Freeman, Client Services Director of CareNet Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque, joins us by phone on the show. The Centers are in need of diapers, baby formula, baby clothes, baby blankets, and baby food. Call 505-880-0882 for more information.
  3. The Village of Cimarron, NM lead by 4 Democrats and 1 Republican just passed a pro-life resolution!
  4. What is a late-term abortion?
  5. How common is euthanasia and assisted suicide in New Mexico?
  6. Resources available on the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico website.

 

Congressman Steve Pearce is the Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. He served as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico from 2003 to 2009, and from 2011 to 2019.  I learn so much from the Congressman during our interviews, but I also realize how much I do not understand about our government. His love for the people of New Mexico and his experience in Washington always makes for an amazing discussion. These are some of the topics we tackle today:

  1. Please tell us how you see the response to COVID-19 coming from the White House and the results.
  2. Why do you think President Trump’s approval rating is going up?
  3. Why did the Republican party of New Mexico file suit with the New Mexico Supreme Court regarding “mail-in ballots?”
  4. What is the “Stimulus Package” designed to do?
  5. Where is New Mexico projected to lose revenues needed to balance the budget recently signed by the Governor?
  6. What resources are available to educate voters on your website https://newmexico.gop/?
  7. Please tell us about your new book, “Just Fly the Plane Stupid.

 

Carlos is the owner of Bosque Heating, Cooling,  Plumbing, and Roofing in Albuquerque. Bosque is open for business, and Carlos explains the extensive steps his company is taking to ensure the safety of his customers and employees during service calls. I was shocked when he told us that the air in our homes is 10-times more toxic than the air outside. His simple suggestion for all of us as we stay home away during this crisis is to open up the windows and let in some fresh air.  Bosque also has fresh air and clean water solutions for our homes you may want to consider. For more information call 505-444-7200 or go to Bosque Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Roofing on the web.

Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation has a lot to say on the show today. These are the topics we cover in today’s interview with links to additional information:

  1. The budget situation in New Mexico with oil below $22 a barrel – Errors of Enchantment Budget
  2. Ideas for dealing with the immediate COVID-19 Crisis – Errors of Enchantment Economic Ideas
  3. Parents need to assert themselves in educating their children with schools shut down – Errors of Enchantment Education
  4. The City of Albuquerque has placed the ban on plastic bags on hold – Errors of Enchantment Bags

The Rio Grande Foundation website is an amazing tool to use for information about local and state government politics!

 

Brian Nixon is an Assistant Pastor and Director of Publishing and Education with Calvary Church Albuquerque. Brian has the unique ability to take “theological” concepts and put them into terms we can understand on a level of personal faith. One question Brian answers on  today’s show, “How do we know the Bible is true.” Here are some of Brian’s notes from the program:

  1. How do you know the Bible is true?
    1. Several indicators.
      1. Two overarching reasons:
    2. External evidence:
      1. A reliable description of geography
      2. A reliable description of history
      3. Accurate assessment of science
    3. Internal evidence:
      1. Fulfilled prophecy
      2. It gives an accurate representation of the human soul.

 

John Chitwood is the Owner of Southern Blvd Automotive located at 2300 Southern Blvd SE in Rio Rancho. His shop continues to be open for business during the COVID-19 scare. John answers questions from our listeners today, giving us some tips on how to prevent small issues from becoming major repair problems.