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Dave Slade is a businessman, bible teacher, and author. Several years ago he wrote his first novel called “The Christ Virus.” With the “Corona Virus” spreading throughout the world we thought it would be interesting to talk with Dave about the surprising parallels he describes in his novel and the reality of today.  “The Christ, Virus” poses the question, “ What is the ultimate terrorist scenario? One that could collapse financial markets, bring governments to their knees and strike terror into the heart of every person? For more information about Dave Slade and his intriguing novels based on bible prophecy go to https://www.daveslade.com/.

Dwain Kindelberger is the co-owner of Designer Bodies, World Class Gym in Albuquerque. Monica Griego is part of the Ministry of KNKT Radio, and she trains at Designer Bodies. Dwain begins our conversation today by making sure we understand that God is the Designer. Dwain is a personal trainer, Nutritionist, Lifestyle Coach, and Motivational Speaker. Monica explains how Designer Bodies has helped her get in shape, and commit to a life style of nutrition and working out. For a FREE consultation and Wellness Evaluation go to https://www.designerbodies.com/.  The phone number to call is 505-899-1700.

The primary season is in full swing and a national election is on the horizon. The presidency appears to be a contest between a “Democratic Socialist, and two Capitalists. ” Steve McKee presents the contrast between “Socialism and Capitalism” for us today on ABQ Connect.  He answers the question, “Is private property moral or immoral?”

Steve is the Co-Founder of McKee Wallwork & Company. He is the author of “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.” https://www.mckeewallwork.com/.

Dennis Poper and Steve Stucker are Co-Chairs of New Mexico Men of Honor. They are working diligently to encourage men by bringing them together quarterly to worship and fellowship together. New Mexico Men of Honor is an interdenominational men’s ministry affiliated with New Mexico Prays. They seek to help men become more devoted Christ-followers and strengthen their marriages, families, workplace, church, and community. Their next event is Friday night April 17, 2020. Promise Keepers President, Judge Vance Day, will be the keynote speaker.  For more information go to https://nmmenofhonor.com/.

Elizabeth Armijo is the Deputy Chief of Staff to Chief Mike Geier and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Dave Romo is the Director of Recruiting for the Department. According to Dave and Elizabeth, the opportunity to work for a “great department, make a good living for your family, and fulfill your life calling is NOW!” If you are interested in a career in law enforcement go to https://www.cabq.gov/police.

Albuquerque Police Chief Mike Geier was appointed by Mayor Tim Keller in 2017 to lead a broken department under the supervision of the Department of Justice.  Chief Geier talks with us about his management team, the changes they have made in the culture of the department, and his dedicated officers fighting crime in our city. Brian Alarid, President of America Prays, supports Chief Geier in friendship and commitment to have churches all over Albuquerque praying for our men and women in law enforcement. For information about the Albuquerque Police Department go to https://www.cabq.gov/police.  America prays website is https://www.americaprays.org/.

Jesse Lusko is the Pastor of Calvary Albuquerque Westside. On Friday, March 6, 2020, he is hosting a “SKEPTICS WELCOME DINNER PARTY”, 6:30 pm mountain time, 6051 Winter Haven Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87120 (NE corner of Coors and Montano). If you are skeptical about the church, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity, you are invited to join Jesse for a gourmet dinner, an intellectually engaging talk, and a live Q & A at Calvary Church Westside.  Jesse says, “…not every human being is our brother or sister in Christ, but every human being is our neighbor, and that’s kind of the whole point.” For more information about Calvary Westside and the SKEPTICS WELCOME DINNER PARTY go to https://my.calvarynm.church/portal/event_detail.aspx?id=3127. Italian food will be served!

Kevin Lorenzen is the District Sales Coordinator for Aflac (American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus). You may have heard the duck quack “AFLAC” on their commercials, but it is important as an individual or an employer to understand the financial benefits of supplemental benefits. In one example today,  Kevin explains how an “AFLAC Hospital” plan helps with the expenses not covered by major medical, which can help prevent high deductibles and out‐of‐pocket expenses from derailing your life plans. Find out more about AFLAC supplemental benefits at https://www.aflac.com/agents/kevin_lorenzen.aspx. Call Kevin at (505) 604-4216 or email him at kevin_lorenzen@us.aflac.com.

Amanda is the Women’s Program Director for Steelbridge Transformation Center in Albuquerque. She is joined on the program today by residents Chez and Deserae Bradford. Steelbridge offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, and spiritual guidance. Their goal is to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, and trauma.  Amanda appeals to our listeners to come alongside Steelbridge to volunteer, and support the ministry financially.  Your heart will be touched listening to Chez and Deserae share their journey from addiction and homelessness to hope!  For more information about Steelbridge go to https://www.mysteelbridge.org/.

Mark Gonzales is the Owner of Mark Pardo Salon/Spa in Albuquerque. He and his Creative Director, Bethany Carr, encourage our listeners to consider a career as a barber, beautician, or cosmetologist. As a Christian Mark says the goal of his company is to “nurture beauty inside and out.” Mark believes that “training” is the key to his employees providing the experience of care he wants to all of his customers to experience when they come into Mark Pardo’s Salon/Spa. This training is achieved through their Aveda Institute that helps students become licensed as professionals in the field. For more information go to https://markpardo.com/.