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  • - [Matt] The average Russian
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  • was told there is no God.
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  • - Frankly, they were allthe time believing in God.
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  • - Georgia remaineddeeply religious.
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  • - If the communiststried to extinct
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  • the need for God inthe heart of a man
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  • that was completely a failure.
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  • - It is a revolutionaltime come.
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  • - Tear down this wall.
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  • (cheering)
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  • Hope is here.
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  • - People here, whenthey come to Christ.
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  • They really come to Christ.
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  • - Mr Gorbachev, youractions would suggest
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  • that you believe in God.
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  • Do you?
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  • - It's gonna be amazing.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - [Male Narrator]Tonight, on Praise.
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  • A State of Faith special,
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  • from the lands once lockedbehind the Iron Curtain.
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  • Now wide open to the gospel.
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  • The State of Faith: Russiaand Eastern Europe Special.
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  • (suspenseful music)
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  • - We welcome you today
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  • right here in Red Squarein Moscow, Russia.
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  • Hope is here.
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  • Joel Osteen.
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  • What are your thoughts?
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  • First trip here.
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  • - You know, man, it'sexciting to be here in Moscow.
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  • It's beautiful and you know,
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  • people need to know that
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  • they have purposeand they have destiny
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  • and, you know, our message
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  • and the message of the gospel
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  • is about lifting people up
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  • and letting themknow that they can
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  • accomplish their dreams.
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  • They can live a life ofpeace and hope and joy
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  • and so, you know, we'rejust living in a great day.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • Victoria?
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  • - You know, thisis an amazing place
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  • to be standing right here
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  • and you know, you think about
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  • we've crossed timezones.
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  • - [Matt] Yep.
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  • - We've crossed borders
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  • but people are all the same.
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  • - The average Russian was toldfor 80 years there is no God.
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  • Are they ready to hear abouthoping in a God that can love?
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  • - Speaking frankly, they wereall the time believing in God.
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  • - Okay.
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  • - Even during communist time.
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  • Officially it wasforbidden at that time.
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  • - Wow.
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  • - But in heart, theywere all praying God.
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  • - Wow.
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  • - And now, and now it's open
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  • and even our presidents
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  • are coming tochurch and praying.
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  • - Most of thejourneys in the bible
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  • they were longerthan they thought.
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  • (laughs)
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  • Some journeys they were40 years longer in all.
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  • (motorbike revs)
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  • Our head pastor, senior pastor
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  • he's a passionate motorcyclist.
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  • He was a motorcyclistfor 40 years now.
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  • We cannot challenge him.
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  • Maybe you should goon this, on this ride
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  • and you know, he's busy man.
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  • I mean, and take away likeat least three, four weeks
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  • from your schedule andgo this trip you know.
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  • It's not just somethingyou go around Moscow
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  • from one spot to another.
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  • It's 11.000 km.
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  • And I never thought that Iwould join the team myself
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  • because at that point Ihad no driving license
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  • for driving motorcycles.
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  • Actually I got mydriving license
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  • one month beforewe went on a tour.
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • (laughs)
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  • - Every journey has a beginning.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - Just want totell you two words,
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  • why we are doing this.
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  • This is not about us.
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  • It's not about the bikes.
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  • It's all aboutthe kingdom of God
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  • and it's all about the Lord.
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  • We decided that the (mumbles)
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  • together with the teamthat goes with us.
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  • To go through all of Russia
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  • and stop in all the citiesthat we are passing.
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  • Gathering young people,gathering pastors.
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  • Talking about youth work
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  • and speaking aboutthe time of harvest.
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  • The time of opportunities
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  • that we are experiencing now.
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  • Russia is amazingly beautiful.
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  • Today we're travelingfrom (mumbles)
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  • in the very Far Eastregion of Russia
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  • and the nature ischanging all the time.
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  • There's mountains;valleys; forests; lakes
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  • and a lot of untouched nature.
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  • When we travel we alsosee all these places,
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  • all these towns thatare never heard about.
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  • We have this vision towork not only in Moscow
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  • but to work in Russia.
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  • To start churches
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  • and to help the churches
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  • and wherever we come I knowthere are young people here
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  • and they need toknow about Jesus
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  • and someone needs to be bold.
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  • Someone needs to go.
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  • Paul said that if, ifthere is no preacher
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  • people will not hear.
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  • If they don't hearthey will not believe
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  • and if they do not believethey will not be saved.
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  • - The dream for the youth
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  • this would put us onthe bike every morning
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  • because we woke upevery day like 5 am
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  • and we've been driving10, 12 hours everyday.
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  • So it was really much work
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  • and in every citywe have the stop
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  • with the seniorpastors of the city
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  • and the youth of thecity coming together.
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  • So every evening whenwe come to the city
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  • we have hundreds ofpeople waiting for us.
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  • The anointing was there
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  • we felt God with us all the way.
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  • You know, it was two timeswe experience God everyday.
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  • First time, when yousit on the motorcycle
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  • and the second time whenyou step up behind the pulpit.
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  • We felt God is like blowingin the sails behind us
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  • and we just keptgoing and preaching
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  • and encouraging people
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  • to reach out for theyoung generation.
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  • We literally didn'tknow if we would make it
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  • and the last kilometersit was emotionally easier
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  • because you're kindof closer to the end
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  • and I remember I wasalmost to the tears
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  • when we came to Saint Petersburg
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  • and we were like, yeahit was quiet happiness
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  • if you understand what I mean.
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  • It was like we wasquiet, we made it
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  • but inside it waslike such a war.
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  • We made it, weactually did you know?
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  • For us this journey was
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  • that journey of faith
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  • that we gonna make it.
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  • It became longer, itbecame more difficult
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  • but because we'd knowand knew why we go
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  • for the youth of Russia,
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  • for the future of Russia.
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  • (cheering)
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  • - [Male Narrator] Russia andthe nations of Eastern Europe
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  • have a complex historythat shaped and defined
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  • various cultures of this region.
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  • Christianity spread eastward,
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  • along trade and cultural routes
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  • in its earliest days.
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  • Most notably in this region
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  • Armenia's king became a Christin
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  • before the famous EmperorConstantine in AD 303.
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  • Over the course ofthe next 500 years
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  • Orthodox Christianity gaineda strong presence in the East.
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  • In large part, dueto the influence
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  • of the Byzantine Empire.
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  • In the 9th century two brothers,
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  • Cyril and Methodius,
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  • were credited with bringingthe gospel to the Slavs.
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  • They invented a new alphabet
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  • which made scriptureaccessible for the first time
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  • to the Slavicspeakers of the East.
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  • Their work led to
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  • the first Slavonictranslation of the bible.
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  • Protestantism eventually madeits way into Eastern Europe
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  • around the time ofthe Reformation.
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  • Although it did notquite thrive in the East
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  • as it did in the West.
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  • Following World War Two
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  • national borders underwentsignificant changes
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  • which created newdevelopments in Christianity
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  • throughout the region.
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  • During the time ofthe Soviet Union
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  • religion was suppressedwith the ultimate goal
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  • of outlawing religiousexpressions altogether
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  • and creating an Atheist state.
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  • Hundreds, perhaps thousandsof churches and mosques
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  • were closed and others becamethe focus of persecution.
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  • Religious leaderswere put to death.
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  • Millions lost their lives
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  • during the 70 years ofthe Soviet dominance
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  • due to the officialhatred of Christianity.
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  • Religious oppressiondecreased in the 1980's
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  • when MikhailGorbachev brought in
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  • new political andsocial reforms.
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  • Religious freedoms wereofficially established
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  • after the Soviet Unioncollapsed in 1991.
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  • Though religious restrictionsstill exist today
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  • throughoutpost-Soviet countries.
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  • Serious religious andpolitical oppression
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  • has threatened this regionof the world for years
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  • but faith never left the church.
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  • In spite of opposition
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  • the power of thegospel still thrives
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  • throughout Russiaand Eastern Europe.
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  • - So I said to Denise
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  • "We're gonna move tothe Soviet Union".
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  • We had both hadgrown up Baptists
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  • and one of the tactics
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  • of Baptist Evangelistsback in those days
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  • was to say to the audiences,
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  • "If the communistscame to America,
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  • they'd begin arrestingpeople for their faith.
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  • Would there be enough evidence
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  • to prove that you'rea Christian?".
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  • And she had a fearof communists.
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  • What if communists come?
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  • Oh, it would be so terrible.
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  • So now I'm saying to her.
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  • "I'm gonna move you and the boys
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  • to the Soviet Union. Communism".
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  • - [Male Announcer] Webelieve in freedom.
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  • Freedom.
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  • Born of the convictionthat every person
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  • is a child of God.
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - So you have severalservices on Sunday?
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  • - Yes, yes, yes.
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  • - What does the sign say?
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  • - Church of God.
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  • - Church of God.
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  • - Means (mumbles).
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  • (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - He was influenced byhis mother very much, yes?
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  • And Grandmother.
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  • - [Male] I would sayFather and Grandparents.
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  • - Grandparents.
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  • - [Male] Grandparentsand his father.
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  • - To think thatwhen I was a child
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  • I would hear inmy school an alarm
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  • and we as childrenwould get under our desk
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  • assuming a missile fromRussia was coming to America.
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  • ♪ And you would
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  • ♪ Duck and Cover
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  • - [Announcer] This is anofficial civil defense film.
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  • - To begin an interviewwith Mr Gorbachev
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  • it's like I woke upon another planet.
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - A good one
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  • and one that took the courage
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  • for Mr Gorbachev and Mr Reagan
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  • to make this reality.
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  • From behalf of all of usin America, thank you.
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  • - [Male] The first steptowards a brighter future.
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  • A safer world.
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  • - Do you believe thatthere was God's providence
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  • in all of this taking place.
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  • Being at the right place.
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  • Reagan coming.
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  • Was this God'sprovidence to make happen
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  • for my generation?
  • 00:12:21.753 --> 00:12:23.254
  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:12:23.254 --> 00:12:27.192
  • - [Male Announcer] Nowthe Soviets themselves
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  • may be coming to understandthe importance of freedom.
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  • - Mr Gorbachevteared down this wall
  • 00:12:37.368 --> 00:12:41.506
  • (cheering)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:12:43.908 --> 00:12:45.610
  • - It was exciting becausethe wall has fallen.
  • 00:12:45.610 --> 00:12:48.680
  • The left hand did not knowwhat the right hand was doing.
  • 00:12:48.680 --> 00:12:51.482
  • You could do anythingyou wanted to do,
  • 00:12:51.482 --> 00:12:53.451
  • anywhere you wanted to do it.
  • 00:12:53.451 --> 00:12:54.919
  • The problem is,everybody who wanted
  • 00:12:56.988 --> 00:12:59.457
  • to claim that they had donesomething came to Russia.
  • 00:12:59.457 --> 00:13:04.362
  • Including people whoshould have never come.
  • 00:13:04.362 --> 00:13:06.998
  • - It was almost, almostlike anarchy in the land.
  • 00:13:06.998 --> 00:13:10.468
  • Everybody could draw a crowd,
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  • not only Christians.
  • 00:13:12.804 --> 00:13:13.972
  • Other kind of occultmovements also
  • 00:13:13.972 --> 00:13:16.708
  • because it was fromthe West and it was new
  • 00:13:16.708 --> 00:13:18.977
  • and it was interesting.
  • 00:13:18.977 --> 00:13:22.113
  • - In the past years you haveexperienced many difficulties.
  • 00:13:22.113 --> 00:13:24.482
  • - These people had to havea depth to their faith.
  • 00:13:24.482 --> 00:13:27.719
  • But it was an exciting time.
  • 00:13:27.719 --> 00:13:28.987
  • I mean there were miracles.
  • 00:13:28.987 --> 00:13:30.588
  • It was truly the Book of Acts
  • 00:13:30.588 --> 00:13:33.157
  • right before our eyes.
  • 00:13:33.157 --> 00:13:34.359
  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:13:34.359 --> 00:13:38.296
  • - But, missionaries,we're not able
  • 00:13:41.633 --> 00:13:43.735
  • to keep the crowdsin the churches.
  • 00:13:43.735 --> 00:13:46.537
  • So we discovered very earlythat we have to train pastors.
  • 00:13:46.537 --> 00:13:50.141
  • We have to start churches.
  • 00:13:50.141 --> 00:13:51.776
  • - Well the biggest challengewe faced was this building.
  • 00:13:51.776 --> 00:13:55.113
  • Which was just abig gutted building.
  • 00:13:55.113 --> 00:13:58.082
  • There was nothinghere but four walls.
  • 00:13:58.082 --> 00:14:00.551
  • And it was 5.3 million dollars.
  • 00:14:01.486 --> 00:14:04.055
  • God just supernaturallybrought the money in
  • 00:14:04.055 --> 00:14:06.457
  • from every direction
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  • and here we said thisis completely paid for
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  • to the glory of God.
  • 00:14:10.628 --> 00:14:11.562
  • So it's pretty amazing.
  • 00:14:11.562 --> 00:14:12.563
  • - Oh my gosh.
  • 00:14:12.563 --> 00:14:14.532
  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:14:14.532 --> 00:14:18.436
  • - Around your wife'sneck is a cross.
  • 00:14:34.152 --> 00:14:37.722
  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:14:37.722 --> 00:14:41.659
  • - And in the otherroom there was a bible.
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  • I didn't expect to seethat when I came here.
  • 00:14:48.566 --> 00:14:51.569
  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:14:51.569 --> 00:14:54.138
  • (laughs)
  • 00:14:54.138 --> 00:14:56.975
  • - When finallythe system cracked
  • 00:14:56.975 --> 00:14:58.876
  • the Russian, he wasjust as religious
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  • as he had always been.
  • 00:15:00.812 --> 00:15:02.413
  • If the communiststried to extinguish
  • 00:15:02.413 --> 00:15:04.949
  • the need for Godin the heart of man
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  • that was completely a failure.
  • 00:15:07.218 --> 00:15:09.253
  • (church bells ring)
  • 00:15:15.326 --> 00:15:18.329
  • - You cannot imagine Russianculture without Christianity.
  • 00:15:19.764 --> 00:15:24.268
  • Christianity gavenot only impotus
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  • to the development of culture.
  • 00:15:30.141 --> 00:15:32.310
  • It actually gave Russia a soul.
  • 00:15:32.310 --> 00:15:36.381
  • Russia is a countrywith a Christian soul
  • 00:15:36.381 --> 00:15:39.584
  • and this was even the caseduring the Soviet time.
  • 00:15:39.584 --> 00:15:44.122
  • You cannot reduce thetradition of the church
  • 00:15:55.233 --> 00:15:57.902
  • only to what is writtenin the scripture
  • 00:15:57.902 --> 00:16:00.238
  • because thescripture represented
  • 00:16:00.238 --> 00:16:01.873
  • the development of thechurch at certain period.
  • 00:16:01.873 --> 00:16:05.109
  • Mainly the second-halfof the 1st century.
  • 00:16:05.109 --> 00:16:07.879
  • But after thescripture was completed
  • 00:16:07.879 --> 00:16:10.348
  • the church continued to develop
  • 00:16:10.348 --> 00:16:12.283
  • and we believethat in our church
  • 00:16:12.283 --> 00:16:15.720
  • Jesus Christ himself is present.
  • 00:16:15.720 --> 00:16:18.756
  • For example, when a priestis celebrating liturgy
  • 00:16:18.756 --> 00:16:22.460
  • we believe that it isnot he who is celebrating
  • 00:16:22.460 --> 00:16:26.230
  • but that it isJesus Christ himself
  • 00:16:26.230 --> 00:16:28.800
  • who invites us tohis last supper
  • 00:16:28.800 --> 00:16:31.235
  • and who distributes his bodyand his blood to the faithful.
  • 00:16:31.235 --> 00:16:35.106
  • You are somewhat immersedinto this atmosphere
  • 00:16:35.106 --> 00:16:39.811
  • and this is what oneexperiences in the church
  • 00:16:39.811 --> 00:16:43.581
  • but somehow for me theatmosphere of the altar
  • 00:16:43.581 --> 00:16:47.518
  • which is the most sacredplace in the church
  • 00:16:47.518 --> 00:16:51.089
  • was always quite a special one.
  • 00:16:51.089 --> 00:16:53.858
  • I have seen the church invery different situations.
  • 00:17:05.570 --> 00:17:08.973
  • I have seen the stillpersecuted church
  • 00:17:08.973 --> 00:17:12.477
  • and then I wasnot on the witness
  • 00:17:12.477 --> 00:17:15.947
  • but I was a part of the processof the revival of faith.
  • 00:17:15.947 --> 00:17:20.952
  • This all started forus in the year 1988
  • 00:17:22.153 --> 00:17:25.756
  • which was the millenniumof the Baptist (mumbles)
  • 00:17:25.756 --> 00:17:30.761
  • and originally itwas meant to be
  • 00:17:31.929 --> 00:17:33.231
  • a purely ecclesiasticalcelebration.
  • 00:17:33.231 --> 00:17:36.434
  • It turned out thatthousands of people
  • 00:17:37.602 --> 00:17:40.171
  • decided to take partin the celebrations
  • 00:17:40.171 --> 00:17:42.974
  • and the processions
  • 00:17:42.974 --> 00:17:44.442
  • and it is from this time thatreligious revival started.
  • 00:17:44.442 --> 00:17:49.046
  • And just to give you of the,
  • 00:17:49.046 --> 00:17:51.315
  • indication of scaleof this revival.
  • 00:17:51.315 --> 00:17:54.852
  • I can tell you that
  • 00:17:54.852 --> 00:17:56.053
  • in the Russian Orthodoxchurch 30 years ago
  • 00:17:56.053 --> 00:17:58.923
  • we had 6.000 churches.
  • 00:17:58.923 --> 00:18:00.758
  • Now we have 36.000.
  • 00:18:03.127 --> 00:18:04.695
  • I think we all need each other
  • 00:18:12.003 --> 00:18:13.971
  • and I think God createdus as a big family
  • 00:18:13.971 --> 00:18:17.208
  • and he taught us to prayfor each other because,
  • 00:18:17.208 --> 00:18:22.213
  • not because he doesn'tknow what we need
  • 00:18:23.347 --> 00:18:25.850
  • but because he wants us to bein solidarity with one another
  • 00:18:25.850 --> 00:18:30.588
  • and to be responsible,not only for ourselves
  • 00:18:30.588 --> 00:18:34.492
  • but also for our neighbors.
  • 00:18:34.492 --> 00:18:36.961
  • And, when we prayabout each other
  • 00:18:36.961 --> 00:18:40.131
  • we express this solidarity.
  • 00:18:40.131 --> 00:18:42.833
  • We express this love
  • 00:18:42.833 --> 00:18:44.135
  • and we also express ourcommon responsibility
  • 00:18:44.135 --> 00:18:48.339
  • for ourselves and for theworld which God gave us.
  • 00:18:48.339 --> 00:18:51.776
  • - We were absolutely blown away
  • 00:19:00.384 --> 00:19:02.620
  • by how beautiful Moscow isat night, with the lighting.
  • 00:19:02.620 --> 00:19:05.790
  • Someone cares about this city
  • 00:19:05.790 --> 00:19:08.059
  • and somebody's doinga great job here.
  • 00:19:08.059 --> 00:19:09.994
  • It's maybe you, is it you?
  • 00:19:09.994 --> 00:19:11.495
  • - Yeah, I didn'twanna say there.
  • 00:19:11.495 --> 00:19:12.530
  • (laughs)
  • 00:19:12.530 --> 00:19:15.166
  • - [Male Narrator] Russia.
  • 00:19:15.166 --> 00:19:16.100
  • The largest country on the globe
  • 00:19:16.100 --> 00:19:17.368
  • offers stunning anddiverse landscapes
  • 00:19:17.368 --> 00:19:19.136
  • that stretch from Europe to Asia
  • 00:19:19.136 --> 00:19:20.905
  • giving it the name Eurasia.
  • 00:19:20.905 --> 00:19:23.207
  • And its' climates range
  • 00:19:23.207 --> 00:19:24.909
  • from subtropicalregions of the South
  • 00:19:24.909 --> 00:19:27.511
  • to the Siberianwinters in the North.
  • 00:19:27.511 --> 00:19:30.147
  • One of the most incrediblesights on earth, Lake Baikal,
  • 00:19:30.147 --> 00:19:34.051
  • the world's deepestand oldest lake
  • 00:19:34.051 --> 00:19:36.053
  • lies in the mountains of Siberia
  • 00:19:36.053 --> 00:19:38.322
  • and contains 20% ofthe worlds fresh water.
  • 00:19:38.322 --> 00:19:41.626
  • Among her many natural resources
  • 00:19:41.626 --> 00:19:43.828
  • Russia owns some of thelargest oil reserves
  • 00:19:43.828 --> 00:19:47.164
  • in the entire world.
  • 00:19:47.164 --> 00:19:49.433
  • But Russia isn't just knownfor its natural beauty.
  • 00:19:49.433 --> 00:19:53.037
  • It is also home to many of theworlds most iconic structures
  • 00:19:53.037 --> 00:19:56.907
  • like the Kremlin, inthe center of Moscow.
  • 00:19:56.907 --> 00:20:00.177
  • The worlds famousSaint Basil's Cathedral
  • 00:20:00.177 --> 00:20:02.880
  • that sits on the equallyfamous Red Square.
  • 00:20:02.880 --> 00:20:06.417
  • Legend says the eyesof the architect
  • 00:20:06.417 --> 00:20:08.486
  • who designed Saint Basil's
  • 00:20:08.486 --> 00:20:10.187
  • were gouged out byIvan the Terrible
  • 00:20:10.187 --> 00:20:12.156
  • so he could never buildsomething so beautiful again.
  • 00:20:12.156 --> 00:20:15.660
  • Russia is also home to theTrans-Siberian railway.
  • 00:20:15.660 --> 00:20:18.629
  • The longest railway in the world
  • 00:20:18.629 --> 00:20:21.232
  • that stretches throughouteight different timezones.
  • 00:20:21.232 --> 00:20:24.268
  • While unique and differentfrom its western neighbors,
  • 00:20:24.268 --> 00:20:28.005
  • this region of the world
  • 00:20:28.005 --> 00:20:29.340
  • is full if its ownvibrant history;
  • 00:20:29.340 --> 00:20:31.475
  • art; culture;cathedrals and palaces.
  • 00:20:31.475 --> 00:20:34.779
  • (peaceful music)
  • 00:20:39.083 --> 00:20:41.786
  • - So we are nearbythe city of úiauliai,
  • 00:20:59.870 --> 00:21:02.973
  • in the Hill of Crosses
  • 00:21:02.973 --> 00:21:04.508
  • and the Hill of Crosses is asymbol of Lithuanian freedom
  • 00:21:04.508 --> 00:21:06.410
  • fighting for theliberation from occupation.
  • 00:21:06.410 --> 00:21:09.480
  • So in the 20th century
  • 00:21:09.480 --> 00:21:11.415
  • when Lithuania was occupiedby the Soviet Union
  • 00:21:11.415 --> 00:21:14.618
  • there was fewcrosses in this place
  • 00:21:14.618 --> 00:21:17.922
  • and because Soviets, they didnot recognize the religion
  • 00:21:17.922 --> 00:21:21.726
  • they just toreapart those crosses
  • 00:21:21.726 --> 00:21:24.061
  • and in the night the peoplebrought some more crosses
  • 00:21:24.061 --> 00:21:26.931
  • and then the nextmorning the army, again
  • 00:21:26.931 --> 00:21:29.567
  • ruined all the crosses
  • 00:21:29.567 --> 00:21:31.702
  • and took away every cross,
  • 00:21:31.702 --> 00:21:33.404
  • cross by cross by cross
  • 00:21:33.404 --> 00:21:34.505
  • and like a few days after
  • 00:21:34.505 --> 00:21:36.707
  • or a few weeks later
  • 00:21:36.707 --> 00:21:38.109
  • the people broughteven more crosses.
  • 00:21:38.109 --> 00:21:40.211
  • So this Hill of Crosses
  • 00:21:40.211 --> 00:21:41.779
  • was created and bulldozedby bulldozers twice
  • 00:21:41.779 --> 00:21:44.582
  • and people just kept comingand bringing the crosses
  • 00:21:44.582 --> 00:21:48.252
  • as a symbol for freedomfight, as a symbol of praying
  • 00:21:48.252 --> 00:21:50.921
  • and they just got tootired and they were like
  • 00:21:50.921 --> 00:21:52.456
  • "You know what? Letthem have this".
  • 00:21:52.456 --> 00:21:54.024
  • And this is a placefor that small victory
  • 00:21:54.024 --> 00:21:57.061
  • for that led usstep-by-step to, to freedom.
  • 00:21:57.061 --> 00:22:01.031
  • So today we are preparingfor our pilgrimage journey
  • 00:22:04.168 --> 00:22:06.871
  • from Kryñis kalnas, fromHill of Crosses to úiauliai.
  • 00:22:06.871 --> 00:22:10.107
  • So two most significant holyplaces in Lithuania for us
  • 00:22:10.107 --> 00:22:14.278
  • and so every year wehave this pilgrimage
  • 00:22:14.278 --> 00:22:16.881
  • where schools send their kids,with them into the classes
  • 00:22:16.881 --> 00:22:20.284
  • to walk thispilgrimage of 70 km.
  • 00:22:20.284 --> 00:22:24.355
  • Waking for three days,sleeping in the tents.
  • 00:22:24.355 --> 00:22:26.424
  • Really praying togetherand finding their faith.
  • 00:22:26.424 --> 00:22:30.528
  • To remember who's in the center
  • 00:22:30.528 --> 00:22:31.996
  • and it's God, it's Jesus.
  • 00:22:31.996 --> 00:22:33.864
  • To not forget who,who created us
  • 00:22:33.864 --> 00:22:36.734
  • and this walking rememberingthese two holy places,
  • 00:22:36.734 --> 00:22:40.137
  • what God did for us.
  • 00:22:40.137 --> 00:22:41.439
  • It's very important for us.
  • 00:22:41.439 --> 00:22:42.940
  • So for me this is place of hope.
  • 00:22:47.077 --> 00:22:48.813
  • Them, where the hope is found
  • 00:22:48.813 --> 00:22:50.915
  • because it reminds me of times
  • 00:22:50.915 --> 00:22:54.351
  • where my parents couldn't pray,
  • 00:22:54.351 --> 00:22:56.420
  • couldn't go openly to the church
  • 00:22:56.420 --> 00:22:58.055
  • or couldn't speaktheir own language
  • 00:22:58.055 --> 00:22:59.957
  • and yet they wouldbring here a cross
  • 00:22:59.957 --> 00:23:02.259
  • with a prayer that one dayLithuania would be free.
  • 00:23:02.259 --> 00:23:05.763
  • And, it reminds me that though
  • 00:23:05.763 --> 00:23:08.332
  • we were againstthis enormous force,
  • 00:23:08.332 --> 00:23:10.634
  • the army that couldn'tbe beaten by anyone.
  • 00:23:10.634 --> 00:23:13.604
  • God was stronger than that.
  • 00:23:13.604 --> 00:23:16.340
  • The prayer wasstronger than that
  • 00:23:16.340 --> 00:23:18.442
  • and when we stood togetherwe were able to say,
  • 00:23:18.442 --> 00:23:21.846
  • "We want to be free", andwe got the independence.
  • 00:23:21.846 --> 00:23:26.250
  • We signed the declaration ofindependence and we kept it.
  • 00:23:26.250 --> 00:23:29.887
  • That we are free now
  • 00:23:29.887 --> 00:23:31.322
  • and we can speak the Lithuanianlanguage and we can sing.
  • 00:23:31.322 --> 00:23:33.924
  • We can walk with the prayer.
  • 00:23:33.924 --> 00:23:35.793
  • And, this really is a placewhere I'm reminded of that hope.
  • 00:23:35.793 --> 00:23:38.963
  • That hope is never lost
  • 00:23:38.963 --> 00:23:40.331
  • even when it seemsit, it's impossible.
  • 00:23:40.331 --> 00:23:43.100
  • You're reminded here that forGod everything is possible.
  • 00:23:43.100 --> 00:23:46.737
  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:23:57.515 --> 00:24:00.050
  • - I understand that Bulgariahas freedom of religion.
  • 00:24:04.989 --> 00:24:09.360
  • Your party seemsto make sure that
  • 00:24:09.360 --> 00:24:13.197
  • the Jews, Muslims andChristians get along
  • 00:24:13.197 --> 00:24:16.400
  • and that there's a freedomhere. You support this.
  • 00:24:16.400 --> 00:24:20.704
  • - We, the governmentand my party
  • 00:24:20.704 --> 00:24:24.975
  • have been supporting theinvestment in churches
  • 00:24:24.975 --> 00:24:27.678
  • both existing,preaching churches
  • 00:24:27.678 --> 00:24:29.914
  • but also the constructionof new ones where needed
  • 00:24:29.914 --> 00:24:33.284
  • because it is importantto maintain and preserve
  • 00:24:33.284 --> 00:24:36.353
  • the culture and(mumbles) that we have.
  • 00:24:36.353 --> 00:24:38.155
  • And for this monument of ourreligious and cultural history,
  • 00:24:38.155 --> 00:24:42.593
  • to serve as bridges ofpeace and friendship
  • 00:24:42.593 --> 00:24:45.629
  • amongst our communities.
  • 00:24:45.629 --> 00:24:48.632
  • - That is very good newsfor the audience watching,
  • 00:24:48.632 --> 00:24:52.236
  • not only in America butalso here in Bulgaria
  • 00:24:52.236 --> 00:24:55.573
  • on BulgarianChristian television
  • 00:24:55.573 --> 00:24:57.541
  • which is a television network
  • 00:24:57.541 --> 00:24:59.743
  • that our audience in Americahas supported here in Bulgaria.
  • 00:24:59.743 --> 00:25:04.682
  • - I can only thank you forthe support you've lent.
  • 00:25:06.116 --> 00:25:08.319
  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:25:08.319 --> 00:25:10.921
  • - Blagovest, what is thelatest news about Christian TV
  • 00:25:18.796 --> 00:25:23.233
  • 24 hours a day,here in Bulgaria?
  • 00:25:23.233 --> 00:25:26.637
  • - It is a revolutional time come
  • 00:25:26.637 --> 00:25:28.739
  • because peoplewatch more and more
  • 00:25:28.739 --> 00:25:31.609
  • and not only Evangelical
  • 00:25:31.609 --> 00:25:33.811
  • but Orthodox;Adventist; Catholics
  • 00:25:33.811 --> 00:25:36.714
  • and many unbelievers.
  • 00:25:36.714 --> 00:25:39.216
  • Because, after 50 yearscommunistical time,
  • 00:25:39.216 --> 00:25:42.653
  • Atheist time, no God.
  • 00:25:42.653 --> 00:25:44.254
  • Now they understandthat there is God.
  • 00:25:44.254 --> 00:25:47.057
  • - Yes.
  • 00:25:47.057 --> 00:25:48.325
  • - And to, deserveto know about him.
  • 00:25:48.325 --> 00:25:51.795
  • - A new revolution has started.
  • 00:25:51.795 --> 00:25:53.530
  • - Yes.
  • 00:25:53.530 --> 00:25:54.398
  • - A God revolution.
  • 00:25:54.398 --> 00:25:55.432
  • (peaceful music)
  • 00:26:02.206 --> 00:26:04.942
  • - [Male Narrator] Allacross Eastern Europe,
  • 00:26:11.115 --> 00:26:13.317
  • you will find natural beauty,
  • 00:26:13.317 --> 00:26:14.785
  • spectacular art andstunning architecture.
  • 00:26:14.785 --> 00:26:18.322
  • The tall, rockyalpines in Slovakia
  • 00:26:18.322 --> 00:26:21.525
  • and the numerous rushingwaterfalls of Croatia.
  • 00:26:21.525 --> 00:26:25.095
  • New millions eachyear to the landscapes
  • 00:26:25.095 --> 00:26:26.964
  • and beauty of Eastern Europe.
  • 00:26:26.964 --> 00:26:29.533
  • (sad music)
  • 00:26:36.507 --> 00:26:38.842
  • - I wish I could say I hada good memory with my Father
  • 00:27:04.168 --> 00:27:07.571
  • but I cannot do that.
  • 00:27:08.539 --> 00:27:10.340
  • Everything I remember about him,
  • 00:27:13.077 --> 00:27:14.712
  • he was being very, very mean.
  • 00:27:14.712 --> 00:27:17.414
  • He was beating us uplike every single weekend
  • 00:27:17.414 --> 00:27:21.685
  • and if my mom would wanna stopmy father from beating us,
  • 00:27:21.685 --> 00:27:26.690
  • would protect us, then myfather would like, hurt her.
  • 00:27:28.125 --> 00:27:29.560
  • Very, very, very hard.
  • 00:27:29.560 --> 00:27:31.495
  • My parents wereaddicted to alcohol
  • 00:27:33.263 --> 00:27:36.633
  • and they always used tospend money on alcohol
  • 00:27:36.633 --> 00:27:39.703
  • and not on us.
  • 00:27:39.703 --> 00:27:40.704
  • They did not payattention to us.
  • 00:27:40.704 --> 00:27:42.339
  • Sometimes I remember I hadto find money by myself
  • 00:27:42.339 --> 00:27:46.910
  • by gathering likecopper and selling it.
  • 00:27:46.910 --> 00:27:50.147
  • I got fed by, like, bydoing this for a while.
  • 00:27:50.147 --> 00:27:53.517
  • I remember that one daywe saw how our father
  • 00:27:56.153 --> 00:28:01.158
  • took this bigstainless steel dustpan
  • 00:28:02.192 --> 00:28:05.429
  • and hit our mother on the head.
  • 00:28:05.429 --> 00:28:08.132
  • My mom was bleeding.
  • 00:28:08.132 --> 00:28:10.234
  • My father told us that,
  • 00:28:10.234 --> 00:28:11.468
  • "Kids, this is the lastnight I'm gonna be with you.
  • 00:28:12.870 --> 00:28:15.706
  • I am leaving".
  • 00:28:15.706 --> 00:28:17.908
  • Our father abandonedus that night.
  • 00:28:17.908 --> 00:28:20.577
  • I went to an orphanagewhen I was six years old.
  • 00:28:24.248 --> 00:28:28.152
  • I remember when I getinto orphanage I feel like
  • 00:28:28.152 --> 00:28:30.554
  • much better than at home
  • 00:28:32.156 --> 00:28:33.690
  • because nobody is physicallyabusing you there.
  • 00:28:33.690 --> 00:28:37.361
  • The orphanage provided likefood there every single day,
  • 00:28:37.361 --> 00:28:41.064
  • three meals a day
  • 00:28:41.064 --> 00:28:42.466
  • and I felt much, verymuch safer at orphanage.
  • 00:28:43.634 --> 00:28:47.638
  • In the summers we usually hadan opportunity to go to camp
  • 00:28:56.046 --> 00:29:00.884
  • and that was the firsttime I heard about God.
  • 00:29:02.686 --> 00:29:05.789
  • I remember theleader of our team.
  • 00:29:07.024 --> 00:29:09.526
  • We sat there, we listenedto the bible story.
  • 00:29:09.526 --> 00:29:12.863
  • I had no idea what it was about
  • 00:29:13.764 --> 00:29:15.666
  • but what I do rememberis that at then end
  • 00:29:15.666 --> 00:29:18.969
  • he mentioned thatJesus loves you
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  • and this is the onlyreason that we came here.
  • 00:29:22.306 --> 00:29:25.008
  • Without his love wewouldn't be here.
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  • From my experience, like,
  • 00:29:27.144 --> 00:29:28.078
  • I've been abused by my father,
  • 00:29:28.078 --> 00:29:29.980
  • physically by my father.
  • 00:29:29.980 --> 00:29:31.481
  • He explained us that Jesusis our heavenly father.
  • 00:29:31.481 --> 00:29:34.518
  • He's gonna be the only fatherthat I'm gonna trust in
  • 00:29:34.518 --> 00:29:37.788
  • and I know for sure that I'mnot gonna be, like, abused.
  • 00:29:37.788 --> 00:29:42.793
  • I know that he wantsthe best for me
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  • and more important he loves me.
  • 00:29:46.363 --> 00:29:47.831
  • That was like, one of themost important things.
  • 00:29:47.831 --> 00:29:51.034
  • Like, introductionto Jesus Christ.
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  • That was wonderful.
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  • Being part of GMI was thebest moment of my life.
  • 00:29:55.772 --> 00:29:58.976
  • I've been in the(mumbles) for three years.
  • 00:29:58.976 --> 00:30:02.546
  • I felt like I hada bigger family.
  • 00:30:02.546 --> 00:30:05.382
  • I learned so manythings, in life.
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  • That I was not able tolearn in the orphanage
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  • or even when I was younger.
  • 00:30:12.956 --> 00:30:15.592
  • GMI program taught me how tobe more responsible for myself
  • 00:30:17.027 --> 00:30:21.465
  • and taught me how tobe more confident.
  • 00:30:21.465 --> 00:30:24.968
  • They teach you life skills.
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  • The best thing I'vegot out of GMI program
  • 00:30:27.237 --> 00:30:30.107
  • was the knowledge about Jesus.
  • 00:30:30.107 --> 00:30:34.044
  • GMI prepared my spiritually.
  • 00:30:34.044 --> 00:30:39.049
  • In GMI I learned how to pray.
  • 00:30:39.950 --> 00:30:42.019
  • I learned that ifthings sometimes
  • 00:30:42.019 --> 00:30:45.022
  • don't go the way you want themto go, just trust in Jesus.
  • 00:30:45.022 --> 00:30:49.459
  • Like give this troubles, forthese bad moments for him
  • 00:30:49.459 --> 00:30:53.263
  • because he can handle them.
  • 00:30:53.263 --> 00:30:55.365
  • During the summer we had aprivilege to join American teams
  • 00:30:58.001 --> 00:31:02.072
  • and going to camps,visiting children.
  • 00:31:02.072 --> 00:31:06.076
  • Hanging out withthem, serving them.
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  • Praying over them.
  • 00:31:09.579 --> 00:31:11.081
  • And serving children is one ofmy best things to do in life
  • 00:31:11.081 --> 00:31:16.053
  • because their storiescan be the same as mine.
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  • I want them to knowthat I care about them
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  • and pray for them and love them.
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  • But more important,
  • 00:31:27.998 --> 00:31:29.232
  • I want them to knowthat Jesus loves them.
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  • I do see that God'sstarted to work in my life.
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  • I see his plan.
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  • I see that he'sdoing a great job
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  • and all those thingsthat happened to me.
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  • Like bad things whenI was in childhood.
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  • I really do notregret about them
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  • because I trust inGod this is his plan,
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  • this is his way.
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  • I'm gonna holdtight onto his hand
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  • and just let him lead mewherever he wants me to.
  • 00:31:57.294 --> 00:32:01.131
  • And I just wannalet him trust for me
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  • in the man he wants me to be.
  • 00:32:04.267 --> 00:32:06.169
  • - The history of the Hungariannation is very diverse.
  • 00:32:23.954 --> 00:32:28.458
  • A thousand yearsago, Saint Steven,
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  • and we can see his statueright here on this square,
  • 00:32:34.197 --> 00:32:37.534
  • founded the state of Hungary
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  • and it became a Christian state.
  • 00:32:39.202 --> 00:32:40.804
  • He did a lot inorder to establish
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  • a structure ofchurches in Hungary,
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  • so that in towns andalso in small villages
  • 00:32:47.844 --> 00:32:50.213
  • church buildings would be built
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  • and Hungarians wouldbecome Christians.
  • 00:32:52.582 --> 00:32:55.152
  • The kingdom of Hungarywas the strongest state
  • 00:32:56.353 --> 00:32:59.523
  • in this region of Europe.
  • 00:32:59.523 --> 00:33:00.991
  • This developmentbasically collapsed
  • 00:33:02.659 --> 00:33:05.195
  • when the Ottoman empire,the Turks, attacked Hungary.
  • 00:33:05.195 --> 00:33:08.098
  • During this time one-third ofthe total land of the country
  • 00:33:10.567 --> 00:33:13.570
  • was taken by the Ottoman empire
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  • and they tried to promoteIslamic faith for 160 years.
  • 00:33:15.939 --> 00:33:19.676
  • Churches were converted intomosques to worship Allah there.
  • 00:33:23.113 --> 00:33:26.349
  • And even the capital of Budapestwhere we are standing now
  • 00:33:27.717 --> 00:33:31.688
  • became one of the central,
  • 00:33:31.688 --> 00:33:33.356
  • centers of Islamicfaith in Hungary.
  • 00:33:33.356 --> 00:33:35.492
  • But at the same time theReformation happened.
  • 00:33:42.299 --> 00:33:44.968
  • So that the other areasor regions of Hungary
  • 00:33:48.972 --> 00:33:52.008
  • accepted the Protestant faith.
  • 00:33:52.008 --> 00:33:53.643
  • The leftover of thecountry, the two-thirds
  • 00:33:55.579 --> 00:33:58.348
  • became 90% Protestant.
  • 00:33:58.348 --> 00:34:00.917
  • But there was an enormoustension between the Catholic
  • 00:34:00.917 --> 00:34:04.354
  • and the Protestant regions.
  • 00:34:04.354 --> 00:34:05.822
  • The Habsburgs whoruled over the land
  • 00:34:07.657 --> 00:34:09.693
  • wanted to strengthenthe Catholic faith
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  • and they usedreally hard measures
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  • to eliminate ordecrease Protestantism.
  • 00:34:16.199 --> 00:34:19.436
  • It became hard for Protestantsto exist in Hungary
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  • for hundreds of years.
  • 00:34:24.441 --> 00:34:26.143
  • (church bell rings)
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  • In the early 20th century
  • 00:34:30.647 --> 00:34:32.149
  • another tragedy happenedfor the nation of Hungary.
  • 00:34:32.149 --> 00:34:34.484
  • The Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 00:34:39.689 --> 00:34:41.591
  • collapsed after400 years of rule.
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  • Two-thirds of the area orland of historic Hungary
  • 00:34:49.799 --> 00:34:53.003
  • became detached fromoriginal Hungary
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  • and it attached to theneighboring nations.
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  • And I'm really deeply convinced
  • 00:35:04.381 --> 00:35:05.882
  • that was the rootor one of the causes
  • 00:35:05.882 --> 00:35:07.651
  • why fascism and latercommunism developed.
  • 00:35:07.651 --> 00:35:10.453
  • The nation ofHungary always tried
  • 00:35:11.688 --> 00:35:13.857
  • to fight againstthese two ideologies
  • 00:35:13.857 --> 00:35:17.060
  • because both fascismand communism
  • 00:35:17.060 --> 00:35:19.462
  • had an atheistic world view .
  • 00:35:19.462 --> 00:35:21.231
  • And only the Christian faith
  • 00:35:23.366 --> 00:35:24.734
  • was that helped theHungarian nation
  • 00:35:24.734 --> 00:35:26.736
  • to persevere and surviveduring those hardships
  • 00:35:26.736 --> 00:35:29.739
  • and hard times.
  • 00:35:29.739 --> 00:35:31.308
  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:35:50.894 --> 00:35:53.463
  • - The church in Hungary
  • 00:35:55.098 --> 00:35:56.366
  • is in an incredibleplace of transition.
  • 00:35:56.366 --> 00:35:58.468
  • Just coming out of 70years of communism,
  • 00:36:01.371 --> 00:36:04.007
  • entering into globaleconomies, world markets.
  • 00:36:04.007 --> 00:36:06.810
  • Being exposed to thealmighty dollar and the Euro
  • 00:36:09.312 --> 00:36:11.948
  • and at the same timetrying to hold onto
  • 00:36:11.948 --> 00:36:13.617
  • traditional JudeaChristian values.
  • 00:36:13.617 --> 00:36:16.186
  • Touring in the lastnine years in Hungary
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  • I've seen alreadymore cooperationamongst denominations.
  • 00:36:22.392 --> 00:36:26.162
  • Charismatics; Pentecostals;Evangelicals; Fundamentalists.
  • 00:36:26.162 --> 00:36:29.032
  • Even closed brethren.
  • 00:36:29.032 --> 00:36:30.533
  • And everything in betweenbeing willing to come together
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  • for a greater cause,the cause of Christ.
  • 00:36:33.370 --> 00:36:35.872
  • They're naturally suspicious,not because they're paranoid
  • 00:36:35.872 --> 00:36:39.276
  • but because they'vebeen hurt and abused
  • 00:36:39.276 --> 00:36:40.877
  • and taken advantageof way too often.
  • 00:36:40.877 --> 00:36:42.846
  • I don't think it's cynicism.
  • 00:36:48.585 --> 00:36:50.020
  • Some people do.
  • 00:36:50.020 --> 00:36:51.254
  • I think it's more,"Are you for real?"
  • 00:36:51.254 --> 00:36:52.389
  • because if you're for real
  • 00:36:52.389 --> 00:36:54.024
  • then I'll bond with you for life
  • 00:36:54.024 --> 00:36:55.792
  • and if you're not for real
  • 00:36:55.792 --> 00:36:57.260
  • I'm not gonna give youanother second of my time.
  • 00:36:57.260 --> 00:36:59.396
  • These people are so hospitable.
  • 00:37:02.065 --> 00:37:05.368
  • They love to entertainyou, to feed you,
  • 00:37:05.368 --> 00:37:08.772
  • to take care of you.
  • 00:37:08.772 --> 00:37:10.040
  • They are gracious.
  • 00:37:10.040 --> 00:37:11.708
  • They are welcoming.
  • 00:37:11.708 --> 00:37:13.276
  • And when you make afriend of a Hungarian
  • 00:37:13.276 --> 00:37:15.378
  • you make a friend for life.
  • 00:37:15.378 --> 00:37:16.880
  • - You representnow, as president,
  • 00:37:27.490 --> 00:37:28.992
  • a country that formerly wasa part of the Soviet Union
  • 00:37:28.992 --> 00:37:33.330
  • which was a atheistic,godless society.
  • 00:37:34.764 --> 00:37:39.769
  • What has happened sincethe fall of communism?
  • 00:37:40.937 --> 00:37:44.307
  • - Well one thing has tobe said for (mumbles)
  • 00:37:44.307 --> 00:37:47.310
  • that Georgia remaineddeeply religious
  • 00:37:47.310 --> 00:37:51.448
  • despite the communist regime.
  • 00:37:51.448 --> 00:37:53.683
  • Hundreds of churches were closed
  • 00:37:54.851 --> 00:37:57.387
  • and there has been, sincethe end of the Soviet regime
  • 00:37:57.387 --> 00:38:02.258
  • a re-flourishing of theChristianity in Georgia
  • 00:38:02.258 --> 00:38:06.663
  • and our patriarch.
  • 00:38:06.663 --> 00:38:08.164
  • A lot of what has been donehas been done through him
  • 00:38:08.164 --> 00:38:13.103
  • to give back to theGeorgian church,
  • 00:38:14.237 --> 00:38:15.705
  • the vitality that it has hadfor 17, 16, 17th centuries
  • 00:38:15.705 --> 00:38:20.343
  • because it dates backto the 4th century.
  • 00:38:21.511 --> 00:38:24.114
  • The state wasconverted at that time.
  • 00:38:24.114 --> 00:38:26.583
  • Georgia is the oldestChristian state
  • 00:38:26.583 --> 00:38:31.087
  • since the 4th century
  • 00:38:31.087 --> 00:38:33.823
  • which has a very long historyother than Christianity.
  • 00:38:33.823 --> 00:38:36.593
  • Offerings with Israeland with the Jews
  • 00:38:37.927 --> 00:38:40.697
  • because they, theycame to Georgia
  • 00:38:40.697 --> 00:38:43.032
  • after the fall of the temple
  • 00:38:43.032 --> 00:38:45.001
  • and the destructionof the temple
  • 00:38:45.001 --> 00:38:47.570
  • and have been welcomedin this country
  • 00:38:47.570 --> 00:38:50.240
  • where they brought, alreadybefore even Christianity
  • 00:38:50.240 --> 00:38:54.644
  • they brought monotheism.
  • 00:38:54.644 --> 00:38:56.446
  • And, they came to the capitalcity of then in Georgian state
  • 00:38:56.446 --> 00:39:01.418
  • which was Mtsketa
  • 00:39:02.152 --> 00:39:03.420
  • and was called thenthe New Jerusalem.
  • 00:39:03.420 --> 00:39:06.856
  • We also got fromthe prophet Elias
  • 00:39:06.856 --> 00:39:11.661
  • the tunic of the Christthat was brought to Mtsketa.
  • 00:39:13.062 --> 00:39:16.699
  • So there are very many of these
  • 00:39:16.699 --> 00:39:18.601
  • very important symbolic events.
  • 00:39:18.601 --> 00:39:21.004
  • Its a very, veryChristian country.
  • 00:39:21.004 --> 00:39:23.740
  • - We're here in Mtskheta
  • 00:39:32.449 --> 00:39:34.584
  • which is easier for me tosay, The New Jerusalem.
  • 00:39:34.584 --> 00:39:39.022
  • That is the nickname of this.
  • 00:39:39.022 --> 00:39:40.990
  • This was the former capital
  • 00:39:40.990 --> 00:39:43.660
  • and our story as we'rewalking on this street
  • 00:39:45.462 --> 00:39:48.665
  • really starts in the year 33.
  • 00:39:48.665 --> 00:39:51.968
  • The Passover, whereChrist is crucified.
  • 00:39:51.968 --> 00:39:56.973
  • - Chief Jewish Rabbiof Mtskheta, Elias
  • 00:39:58.141 --> 00:40:00.777
  • goes to Jerusalem
  • 00:40:00.777 --> 00:40:02.078
  • but when he reached Jerusalem
  • 00:40:02.078 --> 00:40:04.314
  • Christ already was crucified.
  • 00:40:04.314 --> 00:40:06.316
  • He brings a callingof Christ to Mtskheta.
  • 00:40:07.484 --> 00:40:11.120
  • Elias, the Chief Rabbi ismet by his sister, Sidonia
  • 00:40:11.120 --> 00:40:15.358
  • and Elias brings to herthe cloth of Messiah
  • 00:40:15.358 --> 00:40:19.262
  • and she embraces it, cries
  • 00:40:19.262 --> 00:40:21.564
  • and dies together withthe cloth of Christ.
  • 00:40:21.564 --> 00:40:24.400
  • So she's buried inthe yard of Synagogue
  • 00:40:24.400 --> 00:40:27.036
  • and on her grave comesup the healing tree.
  • 00:40:27.036 --> 00:40:31.174
  • So every new personaround Mtskheta
  • 00:40:31.174 --> 00:40:33.910
  • comes to the tree, placebecomes sacred and holy
  • 00:40:33.910 --> 00:40:37.881
  • for all the populationaround Mtskheta.
  • 00:40:37.881 --> 00:40:40.517
  • And they decidedto build the church
  • 00:40:40.517 --> 00:40:42.552
  • where the cloth ofChrist is buried.
  • 00:40:42.552 --> 00:40:45.622
  • This is the place whereSidonia is buried.
  • 00:40:50.159 --> 00:40:53.229
  • - She embraced thiscloth of Christ, died.
  • 00:40:53.229 --> 00:40:57.333
  • It was buried with herhere in this church.
  • 00:40:57.333 --> 00:41:01.037
  • - There are several graves
  • 00:41:03.706 --> 00:41:05.942
  • of the kings of theBragationi family.
  • 00:41:05.942 --> 00:41:08.344
  • Heraculius 2nd,who signed in 1783
  • 00:41:08.344 --> 00:41:13.349
  • the treaty ondefending, with Russia.
  • 00:41:14.384 --> 00:41:16.953
  • He dies in 1798.
  • 00:41:16.953 --> 00:41:19.022
  • After him, his son Georgethe 12th takes the place.
  • 00:41:21.157 --> 00:41:26.162
  • He's a believer.
  • 00:41:27.830 --> 00:41:28.898
  • He dies in 1800.
  • 00:41:28.898 --> 00:41:31.134
  • Immediately almostRussia in 1801
  • 00:41:32.268 --> 00:41:36.506
  • sends governor fromRussia to the church
  • 00:41:36.506 --> 00:41:39.542
  • and the governor to Georgia.
  • 00:41:39.542 --> 00:41:41.110
  • And this is how the Russianoccupation of Georgia starts.
  • 00:41:41.110 --> 00:41:45.448
  • - This, kind ofrepresents (mumbles)
  • 00:41:49.552 --> 00:41:52.655
  • the birthplace ofChristianity in Georgia.
  • 00:41:52.655 --> 00:41:56.192
  • - So Saint Nino comes to Georgia
  • 00:41:57.961 --> 00:42:00.663
  • and she wants to meet the king
  • 00:42:00.663 --> 00:42:02.599
  • in order to give him thenotice of the Christianity.
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  • Of the, that Christ is risen.
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  • And this is the church wherethey first took Christian
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  • King and the Queen are buried.
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  • (gospel singing)
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  • (peaceful music)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - [Pavel] (speaksin foreign language)
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  • - [Evgeniy] (speaksin foreign language)
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  • - [Female Narrator] Prague.
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  • The capital of theCzech Republic.
  • 00:46:19.789 --> 00:46:21.524
  • A city rich inhistory and culture.
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  • In its early years it wasknown as the heart of Europe.
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  • A place where artisansand merchants converged.
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  • Like Hungary, the Czech Republic
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  • was part of theHertzberg monarchy
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  • and the Austro-Hungarian Empire
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  • and Christianity wasthe dominant religion.
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  • But that began to changeduring the 20th century.
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  • Nazi and communistregimes took over
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  • and Christianitywas nearly outlawed.
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  • - It always amazesme when you see
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  • such a rich historyof a godly area
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  • that the enemy has taken over.
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  • You know?
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  • - [Female Narrator]It's been decades
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  • since the fall of communism
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  • and some citizens of Prague
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  • say the rebirth of Christianityhas been slow and stagnant.
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  • - All the churches,including my own
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  • have sort of closed theirdoors to the outside world.
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  • And we have lost the courage.
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  • To go out to thestreets to evangelize.
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  • To proclaim the name of Jesus.
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  • - [Male] If thepersons not filled
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  • or even the city ornations not filled with God
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  • certain things comeback worse than itself
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  • and it can make acity really you know,
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  • twisted, against God.
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  • - [Female Narrator] In2015 a survey was taken
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  • and it revealed that 75% ofthe population is atheist.
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  • But a movement is underway
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  • and it's awakeningthe minds and souls
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  • of the people inthe Czech Republic.
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  • (sings passionatelyin foreign language)
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  • But the amazing thing is
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  • this area sent missionariesall across the world
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  • to America, Australia,where I'm from.
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  • All across the continentof Africa, everywhere.
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  • And now it's like a boomerang.
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  • It's all coming back.
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  • And everybody's coming backto Europe and the prophets
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  • and people are pointingsaying it's Europe's time.
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  • And tonight, we needto welcome Jezis
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  • because the CzechRepublic belongs to Jesus.
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  • We're all in Christ.
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  • We're all one family.
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  • - [Male] And I reallyhope that someday
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  • we may be an exampleto other Christians.
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  • - [Male] This is how Christis reproducing himself,
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  • not through us.
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - [JiYí] (speaks inforeign language)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
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  • - Central Prague.
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  • There's so muchhistory in this place.
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  • People may not realize.
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  • There's a man named Jan Hus.
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  • He preceded MartinLuther by 100 years.
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  • A lot of the reformsthat Martin Luther did,
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  • Jan Hus did withinthe Catholic church.
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  • - And he's revered in this town.
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  • In the central square
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  • there's a verylarge statue of him.
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  • The interesting thing isthat you know, Jan Hus
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  • when he was doing whathe was doing in this city
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  • was just a forerunnerof what was to come.
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  • And God's timingis always perfect.
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  • - [Ludmilla] In mylifetime I have experienced
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  • over two totalitarian regimes.
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  • One was the German Nazis
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  • and the second was theforeign language Communists.
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  • The word of God says 366 times,
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  • "Do not be afraid.
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  • Do not fear".
  • 00:53:51.273 --> 00:53:52.207
  • So we weren't afraid.
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  • After 40 years of communism here
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  • and the fact that manybelievers left the country.
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  • The Czech Republichas been called
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  • the most atheistplace in Europe.
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  • It breaks my heart.
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  • My name is Ludmilla (mumbles).
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  • I'm 82 years old.
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  • I have seven grandchildren
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  • and five great grandchildren.
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  • My husband wentto heaven in 2002.
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  • The Lord Jesus told me,now he is my husband
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  • and he wants tocontinue to use me.
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  • He wants me to behis representative.
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  • His ambassador.
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  • Next to the door of my house
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  • there is a bronzesign that says,
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  • 'The Embassy of TheKingdom of Heaven'.
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  • My home is an extensionof Christ's kingdom.
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  • It's a place wherepeople can come
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  • and look for help ifthey're in trouble
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  • or have a need.
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:55:12.254 --> 00:55:16.125
  • - Whenever peopleenter this house
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  • I just lay everything elseaside and spend time with them.
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  • I have learned to recognize
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  • the inner voiceof the Holy Spirit
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  • and give him room to use me.
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  • The Holy Spirit likesto take control.
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  • (speaks in foreign language)
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  • Often I listen to myself
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  • and I'll say things Iwouldn't even think about.
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  • There's no problem to dealwith the issues people bring
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  • when they come here
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  • because the Holy Spirit is here.
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  • (speaks in foreign language)
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  • Amen.
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  • - Thank you.
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  • - It's an honor for me to bean instrument of God's love
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  • and his wisdom, everyday.
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  • We are all ambassadors.
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  • The Lord Jesus didn't chooseto do it any other way.
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  • He simply entrusted us.
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  • (clapping)
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  • - Mr Gorbachev, your actions
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  • as general secretary of theSoviet Union at the time
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  • would suggest very clearlythat you believe in God.
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  • Do you?
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  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:57:10.639 --> 00:57:13.976
  • (laughs)
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  • (clapping)
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  • - [Rick] May I saysomething about Russia?
  • 00:57:21.750 --> 00:57:22.918
  • - Please.
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  • - Russia's wonderful.
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  • God is moving in Russia.
  • 00:57:26.054 --> 00:57:28.357
  • The church to theRussian is strong.
  • 00:57:28.357 --> 00:57:30.526
  • People here whenthey come to Christ,
  • 00:57:30.526 --> 00:57:32.928
  • they really come to Christ.
  • 00:57:32.928 --> 00:57:35.664
  • - The Georgians are survivors
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  • and their way of surviving
  • 00:57:37.266 --> 00:57:40.068
  • is using everything thatGod has given to them.
  • 00:57:40.068 --> 00:57:43.472
  • - In this part of Central Europe
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  • you can't help but think that
  • 00:57:45.140 --> 00:57:47.209
  • when communism fell everykind of world religion
  • 00:57:47.209 --> 00:57:51.647
  • started, you know,flooding into that void.
  • 00:57:51.647 --> 00:57:55.150
  • - (speaks in foreign language)
  • 00:57:55.150 --> 00:57:59.087
  • - Their spirit, it justresonates with hope
  • 00:58:05.527 --> 00:58:09.031
  • and you have to have hope
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  • if you want your faith to rise.
  • 00:58:10.666 --> 00:58:12.701
  • - The Russian churchis just filled
  • 00:58:12.701 --> 00:58:14.469
  • with people passionateabout the bible
  • 00:58:14.469 --> 00:58:16.538
  • and doing the word of God
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  • and it's just wonderfulto be here among them.
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