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Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing shares his researched perspectives on the following topics: (See the Links for more information).

  1. The City of Albuquerque is handing “free” money to Planned Parenthood. https://errorsofenchantment.com/rio-grande-foundation-hits-koat-tv-to-discuss-city-council-grant-to-planned-parenthood.
  2. Meanwhile, fees on things like trash pickup are going up: https://errorsofenchantment.com/rgf-calls-out-fee-hikes-at-cabq-elsewhere/.
  3. City Council has adopted “Safe Spaces”: https://errorsofenchantment.com/abq-council-embraces-safe-outdoor-spaces-but-will-keller-get-the-homeless-out-of-parks-rights-of-way/.
  4. Helping the Homeless perspective from Pastor Mark Green, Roswell, NM: https://errorsofenchantment.com/talking-homelessness-with-pastor-mark-green-of-roswells-harvest-ministries/
  5. Pre-K is on the ballot this fall, but the best studies indicate it harms children: https://errorsofenchantment.com/the-best-study-of-pre-k-indicates-it-harms-children/.
  6. New Mexico’s awful forest fires and the far-off federal government is a poor land manager: https://errorsofenchantment.com/lefty-journalism-group-acknowledges-acts-as-feudal-lord/.
  7. Are New Mexico politicians helping to increase oil and gas prices? https://errorsofenchantment.com/five-recent-times-new-mexico-democrats-have-made-or-tried-to-make-energy-more-expensive/


John Jones is the CEO and President of LifeQuest USA Ministry. He said, “All of us need ministry! On our best days, worst days, and in-between days, we all need somebody who loves us, is there for us and walks with us.”

LifeQuest provides critical support services to help New Mexico youth overcome their past challenges and build resilience for the future. Their goal is to build relationships between the community and youth that go well beyond the schools and detention centers.

LifeQuest USA, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Giving information is available at https://lifequestusa.org/.

Bosque Home Services Owner Carlos Griego joins the show to answer questions from listeners about heating, cooling, plumbing, roofing, and fire and flood restoration. Bosque Home Services is the presenting sponsor of ABQ Connect.

Bosque Home Services‘ phone number is 505-444-7200, or find them on the web at https://www.hvacalbuquerquenm.com/.

The Sagebrush Auto Show returns for a thirteenth year on Saturday, July 18, 2022, at Sagebrush Church, 9 am-2 pm MT, located at the Riverside Campus on Albuquerque’s Westside (6440 Coors Blvd NW; the intersection of Coors and LaOrilla). All events, food, and drink are free!  The Sagebrush Auto Show attracts more than 200 classic cars, hotrods, customs, and all kinds of motorcycles each year. Dave Reyes and Kevin Koppenhaver organize the event to bless Albuquerque families, and raise money for missions and outreach ministries of Sagebrush Church!

Dee Jones said, “Alongside is a pro-life, pro-single mom, pro-family ministry. The heart of our ministry is about relationships. We provide Mentor Moms to women that may be facing an unplanned pregnancy and to single moms in our community.” Restore Church is a ministry partner of Alongside. Justin Pearson is the Lead Pastor of Restore Church, located at 136 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Michele Rodarte is the Assistant Executive Director of Alongside Ministries.

As Alongside Ministries is Mentoring single moms, Dee and Justine describe the need for young boys to be encouraged by men since they don’t have much participation from their fathers. Pastor Justine describes how men in his Church helped several young boys build birdhouses as an initial project. Find out more about Restore Church at https://restoreabq.com/.

Alongside, Ministries also provide diapers, wipes, donated furniture, and other necessities to single moms with children in diapers. Find out how you can help at  https://alongsideabq.com/.


Sandi Scripter is the Area Director and Austen Drake is the Ministry Relations Manager for Joni and Friends New Mexico. Listen to find out about Wheels for World, Warrior Getaways, Family Retreats, Caregiver Respite, and how you might help them in their mission! Joni and Friends envision a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.

Steve McKee is the Co-Founder of McKee Wallwork and Company. He 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.” His third book will be released soon, “TURNS: How to Know Which Way to Go.”  The people and politics of New Mexico are the central focus of this interview. Steve said, “We can’t talk about the government as some sort of disembodied entity out there. The government is us.”

Steve has been published or quoted in the NY Times, Advertising Age, Investor’s Business Daily, LA Times, CNBC, ESPN2, and CNNfn. More information about Steve, his books, and other published articles are available at https://www.mckeewallwork.com/.

The Mission of the Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Alethia Hosts Larissa Lusko, and Dr. Brian Nixon visit with Nicole Kanne, Salvation Army Director of Emergency Disaster Services, about the Army’s work in New Mexico helping families displaced by the Hermit Peak and Calf Canyon fires.

For more information and to support the efforts of the Salvation Army go to  https://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.

The Liberty Justice Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization fighting for the constitutional rights of American families, workers, advocates, and entrepreneurs. Managing Attorney, Daniel Suhr stopped by ABQ Connect on his recent trip to Albuquerque. He spoke at the invitation of Paul Gessing, and the Rio Grande Foundation about the ways the COVID pandemic has shaped our legal landscape. Daniel said, “Americans have had their constitutional rights tested in profound new ways.”

The Liberty Justice Center website https://libertyjusticecenter.org/ is filled with understandable case law and stories about Americans engaging cancel culture and winning back the freedoms guaranteed by the constitution. Daniel said, “We are focused on free speech, empowering parents, education, and pushing back against cancel culture. Our website tries to take those cases and put them in everyday language for people who might want to learn about the importance of justice,  and how these principles work out in real life.

Across Nations Ministries is based in Window Rock, Arizona. Ministry Director Chuck Harper introduces  Hilltop School Teacher, Roger Everette, and Radio Ministry Manager, Jenna Martinez. Across Nations is advancing the legacy of Western Indian Ministries serving the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Nations for over 85 years. Chuck said, “We see Native American people not as a mission field anymore but as a major mission force!” For more information about the ministries of Across Nations go to http://www.acrossnations.cc/.