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This show is a re-broadcast of our March 20, 2020 interview with Brian Cochran. He is a Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates. My favorite quote from Brian in this interview is, “Time in the market is more important than timing the market.” He shares with us five principals for investing in a down market. I was also encouraged when he challenged our listeners with this statement, “What a time to trust God, assess priorities, spend extra time with family, and be generous to people in need.” For more information about investing, go to https://www.johnmoore.com/.

Emily Spare is the Director of the art program at Hope Christian School. Middle and high school students at Hope display their artwork each year at the Hope Art Show. This year the display is available online at HopeChristianSchool.org. Students explore various mediums and materials to create impressive projects. For more information about the Art Program at Hope Christian School, go to HopeChristianSchool.org and click on “Fine Arts.”

Jennifer Bryant, MS, RD, LD, CDE, is a frequent contributor to ABQ Connect. She has been a Registered Dietitian for over 14 years.  Jennifer has expertise in weight management, diabetes education, supplements, nutrigenomics, and functional nutrition. With the stay at home order in mind, Jennifer discusses the following topics on today’s program:

  1. How can we conserve food and make fewer trips to the grocery store?
  2. What are the nutritional differences between fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables?
  3. How can increased alcohol use and non-intentional eating negatively affect our health?
  4. What do we need to do to “detoxify” our bodies?
  5. What are the resources available on her Nourished Nutrition Counseling website? Hint–Lots of articles and delicious recipes!

Read Jennifer’s article on how to improve your immunity during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://nourishednutritioncounseling.com/how-to-improve-immunity-during-covid-19/

Ray Mondragon reviews Genesis 6-9 for us to help us understand the flood of Noah was a real worldwide event. The bible is historically accurate. He explains why many historical geologists disagree with creation scientists on this matter. For free information about Creation Science Fellowship go to http://csfnm.org/. Ray has additional resources available on his website at http://forhisglorynm.com/.

Steve Smothermon is the Senior Pastor of Legacy Church in Albuquerque. Assistant Pastor Daniel McCabe joins him to encourage our listeners. Pastor Steve outlines how the church is reaching out to its members through technology, including the old fashioned phone call. Daniel appeals to our listeners in need of assistance to call Legacy Church at 505-831-0961. Information is also available online at LegacyChurchNM.com.

These are some of the other topics we discuss in today’s show:

  1. Why did Legacy Church file suit against the State of New Mexico?
  2. How is Legacy Church reaching out to the community? (i.e., Steel Bridge, Expect a Miracle, Feed New Mexico Kids, etc.)
  3. Christians should vote!
  4. All Services are streamed live and archived online: LegacyChurchNM.com.
  5. How can our listeners help with the work at Legacy Church?

Bishop Danny Yohannan is the Vice-President of Gospel for Asia. Today on ABQ Connect, he helps us understand what life is like for people living in an Asian village, and even a city slum. On top of extreme poverty, the COVID-19 virus is threatening to take even more lives. Gospel for Asia is answering the call, providing help, and hope in Jesus. Danny appeals to our listeners to pray for the poor in the world, and realize how financial gifts can go a long way to helping many people.

Jason Dickenson is the Senior Pastor of Harvest Fellowship Albuquerque. As their Easter gift to the community, Harvest Fellowship paid off over $500,000 in medical debt for low-income people in New Mexico, working through RIP Medical Debt. This company works with churches to buy large amounts of medical debt at a fraction of the cost. Join Pastor Jason on the program today to find out how they did it!

Brian Alarid is the Founder, and President of America Prays. The ministry has exploded as a movement of churches covering New Mexico, and soon every state in America in 24/7 prayer. “World Prays” has now become a reality with churches in many countries covering their leadership with 24/7 prayer. Brian has written a new book called “When People Pray, What Happens When Ordinary People Pray to an Extraordinary God.” The book is being offered for a short time for FREE through Kindle and Apple Books. For more information, go to https://www.americaprays.org/. The book is also available at https://www.whenpeoplepray.com/.

Brain and Mercy Alarid with Carrie and Greggory Hull (Pictured)

Rio Rancho Mayor Greggory Hull is the Mayor of Rio Rancho (City of Vision). NM. We talked about his commitment to openness in government, attracting new business, and improving the infrastructure of the City. Of course, COVID-19 is also a topic we cover in our interview.  Mayor Hull is a man of faith elected to lead and love the people of Rio Rancho. One of his favorite projects in office was watching the community come together to develop the innovative “Park Above” facility.

Brian Alarid, President of America Prays, joins Mayor Hull on the program to share how churches throughout the City are committed to praying for the Mayor and all the leadership of Rio Rancho.

After you listen to this program, you may be ready to move your family to Rio Rancho!

Entrepreneurs Matt and Pam Walsh have developed a FREE web resource for business people and individuals financially impacted by COVID-19.  Their goal is to help people by putting as much of the available information possible in one place called the Red Button Report.  Matt is a successful business consultant in New Mexico. He has a strong resume of helping business people work through tough situations. If you would like to contact Matt, email him at redbuttonenterprise@gmail.com.