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The End is Nigh

  • But while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus said to his disciples, Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men. But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. Luke 9:43 ESV

    Jesus told His disciples, Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men., but they did not understand it. Even though this was a very clear statement, they were convinced that Jesus was going to be the next king and deliver Israel from the Roman occupiers.

    HIs disciples were filled with wonder at everything that He was doing and were completely blind to what was soon coming. They had it wrong. Jesus was handed over to the Romans and crucified, but resurrected Himself on the third day. The disciples did not understand how or why, but it worked out anyway.

    I had so many questions when I really began seeking the Lord and studying the Bible in depth. I was confused about so many things, the rapture, pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, post-tribulation, the millennium. My wall was covered with charts and timelines as I tried to work it all out. I concentrated most of my Bible study in Revelation, Daniel and Matthew 24. My room was beginning to look like a scene from A Beautiful Mind.

    One Sunday morning, the Lord spoke to me through a visiting speaker that I had never met. I knew that it was God speaking and I was burning and tingling all over. He called me up in front of the church and said, "Son, you don't need all the things to fit. Just allow your purpose and Mine to knit. And don't be so concerned about the end of the book, go back to the beginning and take another look". It changed my outlook, my focus, and my life became much simpler. Now I let Him worry about it.

    Know today that you do not need to worry about how all of this fits together or how it is going to work out. You do not have to understand it all. Just let your purpose align with God and let Him take care of the details. He has a better view up there than we do, and if it matters, He will tell you. We have a job to do while we are here. Let us focus on that.


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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you Dion, this is for me as well! 
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello This speaks to me and confirms an answer directly from the Lord about feeling overwhelmed yesterday because of the current events of this present world. Thank you Father God and Pastor Dion for reassuring me and helping me refocus on that which is important,my purpose. Please God reveal to me my purpose and task that you have placed me in this world for,Amen................
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I trust the Lord for he all knowing and powerful today and forever amen
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield AMEN! The same thing happened to me a few months ago. I stopped my priest after Mass and asked him some burning questions I had (the Catholic religion will do that LOL)But my encounter with that priest was NOTat all helpful, as Pastor Todd's was.In fact, within a few days I was back with the Methodists! LOL
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Jeremy Lytle
Jeremy Lytle Good stuff! Thank U, Pastor ... J
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Treena Williams
Treena Williams Thank you, Pastor Dion,  Last week a youn beautiful 21 year old friend of mine died in a horrific death, I found myself deep and consumed in grief , asking why, why is not always for us to know, but just to know that God knows and all we need to do is trust him,no matter how hard! 
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen
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Lucas Napo
Lucas Napo Truth 
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Lucas Napo
Lucas Napo Amen
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J D  Williams
J D Williams WHILE WE ARE DOWN HERE TRYING TO FIGURE EVERY THING OUT GOD HAS ALREADY WORKED EVERY THING OUT......
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  As the old saying goes. . . "Don't trouble trouble until troubles troubles you"!!  God is always in control and knows the beginning and the ending!! That's all anyone of us needs to know!  It will all work out for the "Greater" good!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt So true, God is in charge and does show us just what we need to know, to live for Him a day at a time, We are not to worry about tomorrow, because today has enough troubles of it's own. It doesn't mean to not study the things we don't understand, but to know that God is going to work it all out, and to just be in the word and trust that God will reveal to us all that we need to know.
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey He is the God of all flesh,and nothing is too difficult for Him.God bless you Pastor. 
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy) Hahaha so resonating. I have joked about getting a place with my beautiful mind shack many times. Replete with tacks and decked with strung twine. I can *feel* the frustating of the understanding. I can see the prophesy much still seemingly unfulfilled in every book of the bible. Use it as a mirror in our joke of scholarly "history books" and it's mind boggling to a horrifying degree. I had to take a break because I felt like I was about to start "gnawing the grass" lol. Also I am rather irritated with our Father about words in Ecclesiastes regarding the works He has given man under the sun to keep us busy & distracted so we can't even reach for the level of understanding my mind, heart & soul are burning for. Also, this prevention is referred to in Isaiah. Argh! I would totally make history and prophesy my life's devotion if I had my say. Mortgages are damnable in scripture anyway. Lol. Thanks for sharing:)
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Prov. 3:5-6). Trust in him and let Jesus figure it out. It's so much easier.
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Nancy Cavataio
Nancy Cavataio I listened to Pastor Lutzer of Moody Bible Institute here in Chicago yesterday on the radio, and he said we don't have to know the whole picture, God knows it. It was a great sermon, and it's ironic it goes with Pastor Dion's message today.
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Tonya Jones
Tonya Jones Amen.. God is always there and he will give you the right answers at the right time.
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Karen Fletcher
Karen Fletcher Interesting, one comment really popped out at me. "Go back to the beginning and take another look". This is what God told me. I have been in Genesis for the last couple weeks. It is amazing what God has been showing me that I didn't realize was there.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! I find at different times in my life, Bible verses can bring me different meanings, meanings that pertain to my circumstances. Each time I start at the beginning and read through to Revelation,  I find things I had not perceived before. He gives us understanding according to our need.
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Deleted Member Amen, I found myself worrying about so many things over the weekend, I became overwhelmed, so I finally just said Lord Jesus I can't handle it anymore and I need you to take care of these things for me and I had to leave it there, because I was physically and emotionally drained. So Jesus is handling it all for me. Praise God is always right there. 
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Deleted Member Amen, he is always right on time with His Word, to help us to understand and be guided in His perfect will. 
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Deleted Member Yes many times He allows us to see a new and greater vision 
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Deleted Member He surely does. He will guide us through His word to give us just what we need. 
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Deleted Member Amen. We know that He has our lives planned out to be just where and what he wants us yo be. It's true we don't have to know the future. Just who holds our future which is Jesus.
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Deleted Member Amen, because all that worry is really bring out me gray hair. Lol 
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Deleted Member We must seek Him first in all things and He will allow us to understand and receive just what we need.
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Deleted Member Amen and I  learning that more and more and more each day.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza This is me again. I always worry of my tommorow while I revere with GOD'S word not to worry of tomorrow but live one day at a time for HE will always be with us. I am praying that GOD forgive me for all my worries and fear of my tommorow Have my faith and believe is all I pray for my heart,spirit and soul. LORD GOD AMEN
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Deleted Member I so like that statement. Bless your heart
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Deleted Member Yes he has. Thank you J D
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Deleted Member God knows our everything. He is amazing. 
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Deleted Member God knows our beginnings and our endings.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Treena, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend <3. There are no easy answers or sufficient words for such times. I pray that the Lord brings peace and comfort to you and to the family.
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Deleted Member I am so sorry about your friend. I pray peace over you. Yes even in the toughest if times, Jesus knows exactly His perfect plans for us. He will give you peace, calmness, and strength, I pray this in Jesus Name 
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Deleted Member Amen, Really a right on time word. God bless you. 
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Shannon Payne
Shannon Payne Wow I absolutely love these devotionals everyday. They hit home for me every time...my situation w/ my daughters dad has become more positive lately thou causes worry because I am not sure of his intentions. I've been thru this rollercoaster with him for almost 4 yrs now and I am not ready to jump into any kind of relationship w/ him or any man for that matter..I am still finding my place my purpose in this life. So this was right on for me. I am doing my best to let go of the worry and just let God handle it...
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Deleted Member It is so wonderful to know we can put our trust in JESUS. He is so good
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen!  Focusing on keeping it simple..."let go, let God,"  "Don't worry, be happy!"  "Worry is like a rocking chair as it will get you nowhere!"  I have been blessed in my new life since 2012 to be able to live in a 2nd floor apartment since Jan. 19, 2014, with only 2 windows in my bedroom and office that look outside to the north...this living here has taught me so much and helped me to grow in faith, hope, and love by trusting and obeying God.  I have read the "Upper Room" devotionals, and with that, I dedicated this apartment to my upper rooms.  Now, the end is nigh for me to move on where there will be 4 windows in my living room and my kitchen downstairs and in my bedrooms upstairs where I will be able to look to the east in the morning to enjoy the sunrise and to the west in the evening to see the sunset.  Forecast for the "end nigh:"  God reigns, the Son shines.  I will continue to Ask the Holy Spirit, Listen to the Holy Spirit, and Follow the Holy Spirit in Jesus' name.  Thanks for everything Pastor and Sylvia.  :-)
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Deleted Member Amen, this too was a word sent from God to me. I want so bad to be in His Perfect Will. 
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Deleted Member He is an on time God. And Pastor Dion sure has touched many hearts and lives this morning. 
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Deleted Member Amen. God's  blessings amaze me everyday.
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Psalm 71:18 - I am reminded of it daily - whenever I look in the mirror!
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder I have come to the conclusion that end times prophesy is not to be understood but to impress upon us the urgency of the task we have been given.
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Deleted Member I too am a worrier, but I try each day to give that over to Jesus, even though it's hard but I keep trying. We will believe together that this worrying will leave us both. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen 
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau Worry is like a bad habit or worst yet a sin showing our lack of faith. I have enough of that. When I wake up in the morning, I worry about the list of things I need to do and how do I go about getting them done. Things just got too complicated. Today devotion reminded me the KISS principle. Just Keep It Short and Simple, and let the Lord takes care the rest.
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Albert, in AA the KISS principle is interpreted as "Keep It Simple, Stupid" I like yours better, it's both less confrontational and judgmental.
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Deleted Member Amen. We must be concerned with having our hearts ready and to try to lead others to know Jesus as He leads us and guides us. 
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Mechelle Tarplin
Mechelle Tarplin Thanks!!!! I needed to hear this today
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd I've only heard the version Martin mentioned as well, and agree, yours is better and kinder, Albert :).
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Father, I pray that you please bless Shannon with an extra measure of wisdom and discernment when it comes to her relationship with the father of her children. For her sake and the sake of the girls, please walk closely with her and don't allow her to make errors that make have long-term ramifications. Only You know the end from the beginning, and I pray that you please guide Shannon in this area, in the name of Jesus, amen!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, there are things that are just beyond our control and we have to just give them to Him!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Agreed, Carol, it truly is the Living Word!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd I love that, Karen, the way He uses a phrase like that in a completely different way for another person. We experienced that one time a person we knew brought a word from the Lord which we knew was true. For her, it meant "stay", but for us, it meant "go". He is amazing!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd We sometimes call it "flowing in the same stream" :).
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Haha, Wendy, we would not want to see you gnawing at the grass ;). 
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Haha, Kathy, that poor priest ;-).
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy) Gracious Father, Your Son our King holds they key.  Please whisper at the walls surrounding the hearts of our men and bring them down like you did mine where I was inches from death and arose praising and lauding You, eternally grateful and reminded of the way that Your Love surrounded me and humbled me when I could not see Your faithfulness and had NO idea You were with me and hadn't abandoned me. Give us faithful and persistent hearts like Yours. Let us not give up hope or prayers for what seems impossible and unlikely because we know You are there. Even if our quenched hopes & prayers are unanswered today bless our hearts and minds with Your eternal vision and faith in our understandings that we so don't understand right now at all. Help us Love like You Love and *know* that when its killing us inside to do so we might be doing it right after all. Hallelujah Forever & Ever. Amen. <3
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Well said. Amen 
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Carletheia Linnen
Carletheia Linnen AMEN!!!
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Deanna Hinds
Deanna Hinds Karen, I've been in Genesis since the New year. I've a study guide which is 40 days but I am not hurry thru, as I want to absorb all that The Book Of Genesis has to offer. I have my study Bibles, commentary and the power of the Holy Spirit who leads me. I'm really enjoying studying the Bible this way. My goal is to study each book of the Bible this way with no time limits. I may jump to the New Testament as the Lord leads. 
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Deleted Member God is so good to us. He is always right on time with the words we need to hear. 
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Deleted Member Yes the words spoke to me today in such an awesome way too. Have a blessed day. 
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Salvatrice Her
Salvatrice Her Worry is a very bad word! Not in my vocabulary any longer...each morning i ask the Holy Spirit to organize & orchestrate my day,stretch my time & energy for the tasks i need to do...& minimize my physical pain! Then,the surprises He has are wonderful,even if i can not leave the house!! A prayer i made up to help is: help me to accomplish all Effortlessly, Effectively, Efficiently, Expeditiously, Energetically. ..purposeful & methodically to the Glory of ABBA! AMEN! It is powerful...because GOD deserves all the Glory even when things seemingly go awry!  Bless you all!! Hugs from Heaven!! :)
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd He is coming back, but He gave us a job to do while He was gone and we need to concentrate on that :)
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Yep, Genesis is now one of my favorite parts of the Bible.  :)
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd I am sorry to hear that Treena, it is awful when we lose young ones like that and the "why" question always comes up empty. But their story does not end there, and if you spoke with them today, they would not wish to come back here.  
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd He is probably happy that you are back with the Methodist Kathy :)
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell  AMEN AMEN AMEN
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd The end will certainly come, but He has given us a job to do while He is gone and we need to be concentrating on that. He will take care of the ending  :)
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Noraima Crespo
Noraima Crespo I would have this thinking going on in my mind constantly to the point were it drove me to worry and it would keep up at night,I decided I'm not going to worry anymore and just let the lord do what need be done. I'm going to do my best to live with love and joy in my heart. Amen!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Yes, I remember questioning all about the and wondered what I need to study.  Someone said to just be prepared to go with Him/ to Him. Phew that was easy.  Jesus said it is one day at a time.  If so busy looking at the end of the book I would miss the now.
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango Amen to that - stay aligned with God and leave the rest to him.
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Debbie Hiemstra
Debbie Hiemstra Amen Don't worry about tomorrow-like everything the Lord has it in control-all you have to do is follow and obey!
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Rod Fortner
Rod Fortner Amen. Today has enough worries of its own, we are told.
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Hymn Wiriyapibool
Hymn Wiriyapibool Well, this also answered my question too
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Focus on Glory!
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Fred Abeysundera
Fred Abeysundera Yes, that is what faith is about. People who look for reasons and explanations often get lost. They don't see the forest for the trees. Let the Holy Spirit into your heart, that's all it takes.
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Daryl Page
Daryl Page Sometimes we are so caught up chasing the activity of The Lord we miss The Lord of the activity. As a pastor I've often found myself running here n there to try and make sure I didn't miss or over look something Then as time past I realized I needed to stop chasing n sit at The Masters feet I needed to get comfortable with His voice n know that as long as I was breathing there will always be opportunities to serve with my Lord. Maybe open a door say kind word n watch n see where things may lead perhaps to sharing the gospel with the very person u opened the door for and watch them come to know Christ as saviour. Yet always return back to the feet of the Master One Love. LOG. PD 
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Rosemary  Sambrano
Rosemary Sambrano Amen! LORD JESUS don't let me be so concerned about things around me that I forget that I need to be at YOUR feet listening to YOU and getting closer to YOU! Once again Pastor Dion Todd your message is awesome! Thank you and your wife! May GOD continue to use you both and may HE continue to bless you both!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd We definitely know what you mean, Daryl :).
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Great advice, Cheryl :).
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Salvatrice!
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you!
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