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On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was deployed in combat at Hiroshima by the…

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He was just one of many. A small boy in a large crowd. He wasn’t even…

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“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away;…

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December 2, 2016

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The 2016 National Youth Workers Convention has come and gone, fortunately for me I have some…

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The National Youth Workers Convention always promises and delivers so much to those who attend. This year’s…

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