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Talking about end-of-life issues is difficult. Gail Rubin calls herself a “Death Educator.” She is the author of three books on planning for end-of-life issues:

All bring a light touch to what many consider a dark topic. Find out more at https://agoodgoodbye.com/.

Good Friday at Calvary Church Osuna Campus is a  special day to make a life-saving donation of blood with Vitalant. From 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Vitalant will be in the HUB taking blood donations. Walk-ins are welcome. Tiffany is the Special Events Coordinator for Calvary Church. Lake is a Donor Recruitment Representative with Vitalant. Good Friday, April 2, 2021, you can donate blood with Vitalant in the HUB at Calvary Church from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. COVID Safe practices will be in place, plus you will earn a $5 gift card from SOPO Coffee Shop. To sign up in advance to go to https://calvarynm.church/ and click on the Events tab. HAPPY EASTER!

Steve Reimann is the Program Engineer for ABQ Connect. He helps review the plans for Easter Weekend at Calvary Church and the “asks” presented by our charity partners on ABQ Connect. Click on these links to listen to our latest interviews with Feed New Mexico Kids. Joni and Friends, GFA World, Duke City Recovery Toolbox, Care Net.  Steve shares a personal story about how a life-saving blood donation to United Blood Services (now Vitalant) helped save his first grandchild. Blood is truly the gift of life.

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. Ephesians 1:7 NLT

Manuel Gonzales is serving his second term as our Bernalillo County Sheriff. He has announced he is considering a run for Mayor of Albuquerque this year. In June 2020, the President began deploying federal law enforcement to select cities in the United States in response to rioting and monument removals amid the George Floyd protests. Federal law enforcement was deployed under Operation Legend, Operation Diligent Valor, and the Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT). Sheriff Gonzales refused to politicize the Federal Government’s help, and his cooperation with the FBI, Homeland Security, and the U.S. Marshalls Office resulted in a reduction in crime in New Mexico.

Pastor Matt Moffett invites our listeners to Los Padillas Community Center on March 29 & 30 for a free Dental Clinic hosted by Mira Consulting.  Services include exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride, desensitization, and sealants. Call 505-898-2797 to make an appointment. All services are FREE. Matt is the Community Liason with Calvary Church.

Calvary Church is hosting a “Share Your Faith” evangelism workshop on April 17, 2021. Register at https://store.evangelismexplosion.org/p-1995-share-your-faith-at-calvary-church-albuquerque.aspx. These are the major concepts to be discussed at the workshop:

  • Heaven is Free
  • Man is a sinner
  • God is loving and just.
  • Jesus: Who He is what he did.
  • Faith: What it is and what it is not.

Brian is a Certified Financial Planner and a partner with John Moore Associates. He has Co-Authored two books. The Almighty and the Dollar: A Lifestyle of Generosity and In Succession: A Step-By-Step Journey for Continuity. Brian said, “The Almighty & the Dollar provides insight into how you can experience satisfaction and confidence about your finances.” In Succession describes the emotional journey of Succession—one that requires intentionality, humility, and a plan to transition smoothly.” Go to https://www.johnmoore.com/books/.

An unplanned pregnancy creates an atmosphere of panic and intense emotions. Life feels as if it has been turned upside down. Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque is a ministry that helps to calm the storm for women and their families. Their services are provided at no charge to clients.

Stephanie Luke is the Executive Director of Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque. Community Outreach Director Paula Gonzales said, “Even in the midst of sin, God Blesses!” Join the Care Net 38th Annual “We’re in It for Life” Fundraising Event coming up Friday, April 16, 2021.

For more information about Care Net, call 505-880-8373 or connect on the web at  http://www.carenetabq.org/.

Cross Christian Fellowship Pastor Scott Thom said, “I believe there is a distinct need in the body of Christ for personal discipleship in developing shepherds for God’s flock. It is not enough to be engrossed in academia and sent out without practical experience and personal guidance. The purpose of the Shepherd School is to have a small group of called and dedicated men to be trained personally by me from start to finish.” Find out more about the “Shepherd School” and Cross Christian Fellowship on the web at https://www.crossfellowship.org/.

Gospel For Asia, now GFA World, Founder Dr. KP Yohannan reveals his ministry’s heart to care for people around the world without food,  without clean drinking water, and without the hope of Jesus. KP said, “Our suffering and difficulties here (in America) is luxury for people in many parts of the world. It’s an amazing thing when you realize how little it takes for us to take care of millions of people who are dying without drinking water.” You can help GFA World bring clean water to people in need by sponsoring a “Jesus Well” or a bio-sand water filter. Go to http://www.knkt.com/ and click on the GFA World Clean Water Banner to give.