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January 18, 2018
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: WELCOME TO JOY IN OUR TOWN.
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  • I'M PASTOR D. ROBINSON.
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  • MILLIONS OF CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD ARE AFFECTED BY
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  • WAR, DISEASE, POVERTY AND NATURAL DISASTERS,
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  • BUT OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BRINGS JOY AND LOVE
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  • TO MANY IN A SIMPLE SHOE BOX.
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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: RIGHT NOW, IN PLACES ALL OVER THE
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  • WORLD, THERE ARE CHILDREN WHO FEEL FORGOTTEN
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  • AND ALONE, WITHOUT A HOME, WITHOUT A FRIEND,
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  • AND WITHOUT HOPE. BUT WHAT IF LOVE
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  • COULD ARRIVE THROUGH A SIMPLE GIFT?
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  • WHEN YOU PACK A SHOE BOX WITH OPERATION CHRISTMAS
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  • CHILD, YOU'RE GIVING MUCH MORE THAN A GIFT.
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  • YOU'RE HELPING A CHILD FIND A FRIEND,
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  • EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST,
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  • AND DISCOVER THEIR OWN POTENTIAL.
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  • IN THE HANDS OF A CHILD,
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  • THIS SMALL GIFT HAS A BIG FUTURE!
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  • - MICHAEL ISHMAEL: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
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  • IS A MINISTRY OF SAMARITAN'S PURSE.
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  • IT STARTED IN 1993 AS A DESIRE TO REACH OUT TO
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  • THE CHILDREN IN BOSNIA WHO WERE AFFECTED
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  • BY WAR AT THE TIME.
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  • WE WANTED THE CHILDREN OF BOSNIA TO KNOW THAT THEY
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  • WERE NOT FORGOTTEN, THAT THERE WAS A GOD WHO LOVED
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  • THEM, THAT CARED ABOUT THEM,
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  • THAT HAD A PLAN AND PURPOSE FOR THEIR LIFE.
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  • SO THESE SHOE BOXES WERE A TANGIBLE GIFT TO THEM
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  • SO THAT THEY WOULD KNOW THAT THERE WAS A GOD
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  • THAT LOVED THEM.
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  • THE SHOE BOX MINISTRY ACTUALLY STARTED BEFORE
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  • SAMARITAN'S PURSE GOT INVOLVED THROUGH A COUPLE
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  • IN WALES WHO WANTED TO REACH OUT TO
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  • CHILDREN IN THE BALKANS.
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  • THAT MINISTRY QUICKLY GREW BEYOND WHAT THEY COULD
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  • HANDLE, AND SO THEY REACHED OUT TO FRANKLIN GRAHAM,
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  • WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF SAMARITAN'S PURSE,
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  • IN 1993 TO ASSIST IN THAT PROGRAM.
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  • AT THAT TIME, SAMARITAN'S PURSE TOOK OVER THAT
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  • PROGRAM AND HAS GROWN EXPONENTIALLY SINCE THEN.
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  • SAMARITAN'S PURSE REALLY LOVED GETTING INVOLVED WITH
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  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BECAUSE IT ALLOWED ANOTHER
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  • AVENUE TO REACH THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
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  • WITH THE GOSPEL MESSAGE. IT WAS A NATURAL FIT
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  • WITH OUR DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAMS.
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  • AS WE WENT IN WITH DISASTER VEHICLES,
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  • AS WE WENT IN WITH SUPPLIES FOR THOSE WHO WERE IN
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  • NEED, HURTING AND NEEDY,
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  • A LOT OF TIMES THE CHILDREN ARE FORGOTTEN IN THAT
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  • PROCESS, SO THE SHOE BOX MINISTRY ALLOWED THESE
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  • CHILDREN TO KNOW THAT THEY WERE NOT
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  • FORGOTTEN IN THAT PROCESS.
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  • WE GET TO OPERATE IN PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD.
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  • ONE OF THE NEAT THINGS ABOUT THE PROGRAM IS THAT
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  • WE HAVE LOCAL PARTNERS WHO ARE WORKING IN THEIR
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  • COMMUNITY, PASTORS, LEADERS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO
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  • DESIRE TO REACH OUT TO CHILDREN IN THEIR
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  • COMMUNITY, SO THESE SHOE BOXES ARE GIVEN TO THESE
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  • LEADERS TO BE ABLE TO REACH OUT THROUGH OUTREACH EVENTS
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  • IN THE LANGUAGE AND THE CULTURAL CONTEXT THAT THESE
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  • CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND RECEIVE.
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  • A LOT OF THESE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY WAR,
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  • NATURAL DISASTER, POVERTY.
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  • MANY OF THEM LIVE IN ORPHANAGES OR GROUP HOMES,
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  • SO IT'S A VERY DARK AREA AND A DARK TIME FOR THEM.
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  • AND SOMETIMES THEY'VE BEEN AFFECTED NEGATIVELY BY
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  • PEOPLE COMING TO TRY TO BRING HELP FROM THE
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  • OUTSIDE, AND SO THEY'RE LEERY OF OUTSIDE SUPPORT.
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  • BUT WHEN THEY SEE THAT THESE SHOE BOXES ARE FOR
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  • THE CHILDREN, THAT THEY BRING A SMILE TO THEIR FACE
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  • BUT ALSO GIVE THEM THE HOPE THAT THERE'S SOMETHING OUT
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  • THERE, THAT THERE'S A GOD WHO LOVES THEM,
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  • THAT BREAKS DOWN SOME OF THOSE BARRIERS AND THOSE
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  • WALLS. A SHOE BOX SEEMS LIKE A SIMPLE GIFT.
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  • HOW IS THIS GOING TO BE ABLE TO REALLY MAKE A DENT
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  • AND IMPACT WHEN THEY'RE SUFFERING FROM SO MANY
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  • INCREDIBLY TRAGEDY IN THEIR LIFE?
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  • BUT THAT SHOE BOX IS A REPRESENTATION OF CHRIST'S
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  • LOVE FOR THEM, SO IT'S A SIMPLE,
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  • EASY WAY FOR PEOPLE TO BE INVOLVED TO SHARE
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  • THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN,
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  • THAT THERE IS A GOD THAT LOVES THEM.
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  • MANY OF THOSE SHOE BOXES GIVE HOPE IN A VERY DARK
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  • SITUATION, AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT THE LORD DIRECTS
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  • PEOPLE TO PUT IN THOSE SHOE BOXES JUST THE
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  • THING THAT A CHILD WANTS.
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  • WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE TIME AND TIME AGAIN HOW CHILDREN
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  • OPEN A BOX AND IT'S THE EXACT THING THAT THEY
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  • PERSONALLY NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE LOVED.
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  • IT MIGHT BE THE EXACT THING THAT THEY NEED
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  • OR THEY'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR.
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  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: COMING UP...
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  • - MARIYA: IT WAS THAT BOX OF CRAYONS THAT REALLY
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  • SPARKED MY CREATIVITY EVEN MORE.
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  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: SHE WAS TAUNTED BY HER PEERS
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  • FOR HER CHRISTIAN BELIEFS, BUT THEN AT AGE 12,
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  • A SHOE BOX CHANGED EVERYTHING. STAY TUNED.
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  • [TEXT NOTIFICATION]
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  • - LUCY: [TEXT] TRISHA'S HAVING A SLEEP OVER TONIGHT.
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  • CAN I GO?
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  • - MOTHER: [THINKING] I WONDER ABOUT LUCY'S FRIENDS.
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  • WHAT SHOULD I SAY?
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  • I KNOW YOU'RE ONLY 10, BUT ONE OF THESE DAYS A FRIEND
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  • WILL OFFER YOU A DRINK, AND ALCOHOL AT YOUR AGE CAN
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  • LEAD TO SO MANY THINGS.
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  • NONE OF THEM GOOD.
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  • - SO CAN I GO TO THE SLEEP OVER?
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  • - MOTHER: LUCY, I WANT YOU TO PROMISE ME SOMETHING.
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  • - LUCY: I FINISHED MY HOMEWORK.
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  • - MOTHER: BIGGER PROMISE.
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  • IF THERE'S ANY DRINKING, I WANT YOU TO SAY
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  • NO THANKS, NOT MY THING.
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  • - LUCY: MOM!
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  • - MOTHER: I PROMISE YOU, YOUR REAL FRIENDS WON'T CARE.
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  • DEAL?
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  • - LUCY: SURE.
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  • - MOTHER: REALLY?
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  • - LUCY: I PROMISE, MOM.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: THEY REALLY DO HEAR YOU.
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  • - MOTHER: DID YOU PACK YOUR TOOTHBRUSH?
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  • - ANNOUNCER: FOR TIPS ON HOW TO START THE TALK,
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  • VISIT UNDERAGEDRINKING.SAMHSA.GOV
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  • A PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE FROM THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE
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  • AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: WHILE LIVING IN THE UKRAINE
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  • AND NEAR POVERTY, SHE WAS THE OLDEST OF EIGHT,
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  • AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, MARIYA WAS RIDICULED,
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  • BULLIED, PUT DOWN FOR HER CHRISTIAN BELIEFS.
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  • BUT ONE DAY SHE RECEIVED A SHOE BOX,
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  • AND HER LIFE WAS NEVER THE SAME. YEARS LATER,
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  • SHE BRINGS HOPE TO OTHERS WITH HER STORY.
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  • - MARIYA: I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN UKRAINE,
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  • WHICH IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY IN EUROPE.
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  • IT IS LOCATED NEXT TO RUSSIA.
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  • WE WERE UNDER COMMUNIST CONTROL FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.
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  • AND WHEN I WAS BORN,
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  • UKRAINE JUST BECAME A FREE COUNTRY.
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  • BUT I WAS REALLY BLESSED WITH A HAPPY FAMILY,
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  • REALLY STRONG CHRISTIAN PARENTS.
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  • GROWING UP, WE LIVED IN A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT
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  • BECAUSE MY PARENTS COULD NOT AFFORD TO HAVE ANYTHING
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  • BIGGER FOR US, AND OUR FAMILY OF EIGHT SHARED THAT ONE
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  • ROOM, AND WE HAD A LITTLE KITCHEN AND A BATHROOM.
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  • THE RESOURCES AND THE FUNDS TO HAVE ESSENTIALS OF LIFE
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  • WAS DIFFICULT BECAUSE WE HAD A LARGE FAMILY,
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  • AND BECAUSE OUR FAMILY WAS CHRISTIAN,
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  • WE WERE OFTEN MADE FUN OF AND EVEN
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  • PERSECUTED FOR OUR FAITH.
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  • JUST FOR THE FACT THAT I WENT TO CHURCH, AND THAT
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  • I PRAYED, AND I EVEN TALKED ABOUT GOD,
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  • MANY KIDS AND EVEN ADULTS SAW THAT AS SOMETHING
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  • THEY CAN MAKE FUN OF AND PUT ME DOWN.
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  • MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME THAT YES,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH HARD TIME JUST LIKE
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  • JESUS DID, BUT WE KNOW WHO WE SERVE, WE KNOW
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  • OUR GOD AND WE KNOW THAT HE IS THERE TO HELP US.
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  • HE WILL NOT GIVE US MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE.
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  • SOON AFTER THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS,
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  • IT WAS ALL WITHOUT OUR MOM, SO WE WERE ESPECIALLY
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  • EXCITED AND WAITING FOR HER TO COME HOME.
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  • AT FIRST WE THOUGHT THAT THE BOXES THAT MY MOM WAS
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  • CARRYING IN HER HANDS WERE MAYBE NEW SHOES OR
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  • SOMETHING ELSE SIMILAR TO THAT.
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  • WE NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT COULD BE GIFTS.
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  • AND SHE TOLD US THE STORY OF HOW SHE WAS AT THIS
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  • CHURCH SERVICE AND HOW DURING CHURCH THEY
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  • PRESENTED THE GOSPEL TO ALL OF THE CHILDREN AND AT THE
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  • END THEY WERE PASSING OUT THE BOXES.
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  • THERE WAS A FEW BOXES LEFT OVER,
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  • SO ONCE THEY FOUND OUT THAT MY MOM HAS SIX KIDS WAITING
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  • FOR HER AT HOME FOUR HOURS AWAY,
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  • THEY GAVE HER THREE SHOE BOXES.
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  • BEFORE THE SHOE BOXES ARRIVED IN OUR FAMILY,
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  • I WAS PRAYING THAT GOD WOULD BECOME REAL TO ME,
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  • THAT HE WOULD SHOW ME THAT HE LOVED ME FOR WHO I AM
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  • BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY HARD GOING THROUGH THAT
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  • PERSECUTION AND BULLYING AT SCHOOL,
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  • SO I WAS GETTING TIRED.
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  • AND WHEN I WAS ASKING THAT, THAT'S WHEN GOD CAME
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  • THROUGH WITH THE SHOE BOX.
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  • AND THE WAY HE USED THAT SHOE BOX WHERE WE WERE ABLE
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  • TO TAKE ALL OF THOSE CONTENTS OR SOME OF THE
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  • CONTENTS OF THE SHOE BOX GIFT AND THEN TAKE THEM
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  • BACK TO SCHOOL AND NOW THE CHILDREN,
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  • MY CLASSMATES WERE AROUND ME.
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  • THEY WERE ALL OF A SUDDEN FRIENDLY TO ME AND ASKING
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  • ME QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW WE RECEIVED THE SHOE BOX, AND
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  • WHO PACKED IT FOR US, AND WHERE WE GOT THESE ITEMS.
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  • SO BEING A CHRISTIAN, I WAS ABLE TO TELL THEM,
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  • HEY, THIS IS BECAUSE OF MY FAITH.
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  • THIS IS GOD THAT SENT IT TO US BECAUSE
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  • WE DON'T KNOW THIS FAMILY.
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  • AND EVER SINCE THEN, THEY WERE MUCH FRIENDLY TO ME.
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  • THEY DID NOT CALL ME MEAN NAMES ANYMORE BECAUSE
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  • THEY WANTED TO BE FRIENDS WITH ME.
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  • THEY WANTED ME TO SHARE MY GIFTS WITH THEM.
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  • BUT THERE WAS ONE THING THAT I KEPT FOR MYSELF OR
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  • AT LEAST TRIED TO AS MUCH AS I COULD.
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  • IT WAS A BOX OF CRAYONS.
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  • IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE IT WAS SO SPECIAL TO
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  • ME. IT WAS THAT ANSWERED PRAYER,
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  • IT WAS THAT ONE THING THAT GOD USED TO REALLY ANSWER
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  • MY PRAYERS AND SHOW ME THAT HE LOVED ME EVEN MORE THAN
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  • I COULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT, MORE THAN I COULD HAVE
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  • ASKED FOR, AND IT HAS FUELED MY CREATIVITY
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  • TO A POINT WHERE I'M AN ARTIST TODAY.
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  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: NEXT...
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  • - THERE'S ALWAYS MANY CHALLENGES WHEN YOU DESIRE
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  • TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING.
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  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: THE EFFORTS TO BLESS CHILDREN
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  • AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDES HARD TO REACH PLACES
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  • AND SOMETIMES OPPOSITION. STAY TUNED.
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  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: WELCOME BACK TO JOY IN OUR TOWN.
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:13.260
  • I'M PASTOR D. ROBINSON.
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  • THIS YEAR ALONE, OVER 300.000 VOLUNTEERS
  • 00:11:16.020 --> 00:11:18.180
  • WILL DELIVER 12 MILLION SHOE BOXES TO CHILDREN
  • 00:11:18.200 --> 00:11:21.220
  • AT HOME AND ABROAD.
  • 00:11:21.240 --> 00:11:23.170
  • AND I WANT TO TELL YOU, IT'S ANYTHING BUT EASY.
  • 00:11:23.190 --> 00:11:26.210
  • - LOGISTICS COORDINATOR: WE HAVE VERY UNIQUE TRANSPORTATION
  • 00:11:27.210 --> 00:11:30.200
  • MODES TO TRANSPORT THE GIFT BOXES TO THE CHILDREN.
  • 00:11:30.220 --> 00:11:33.100
  • WE HAVE CANOES, WE HAVE WHAT WE CALL A DONKEY CART,
  • 00:11:33.120 --> 00:11:37.240
  • AND WE ALSO HAVE TRUCKS, AND THEN WE HAVE HUMANS
  • 00:11:37.260 --> 00:11:41.050
  • THAT ARE CARRYING THE GIFT BOXES TO DIFFERENT PLACES.
  • 00:11:41.070 --> 00:11:44.070
  • [CHILDREN SINGING]
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  • MY NAME IS CHRIS.
  • 00:11:48.160 --> 00:11:51.050
  • I'M THE LOGISTICS COORDINATOR FOR OPERATION
  • 00:11:51.070 --> 00:11:53.150
  • CHRISTMAS CHILD NAMIBIA.
  • 00:11:53.170 --> 00:11:56.060
  • I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT THE GIFT
  • 00:11:56.080 --> 00:11:59.110
  • BOXES GET INTO THE COUNTRY AND INTO THE
  • 00:11:59.130 --> 00:12:02.290
  • HANDS OF THE CHILDREN.
  • 00:12:03.010 --> 00:12:06.110
  • WHEN THE GIFT BOXES ARRIVE AT THE PORT,
  • 00:12:06.130 --> 00:12:08.130
  • INSPECTION IS DONE BY THE CUSTOMS OFFICIALS.
  • 00:12:08.150 --> 00:12:11.280
  • WE ALWAYS PREPARE PRAYERFULLY SO THAT THE
  • 00:12:12.000 --> 00:12:14.280
  • HEARTS OF THE CUSTOMS OFFICIALS ARE KIND AND
  • 00:12:15.000 --> 00:12:18.070
  • SOFT TOWARDS THE PROJECTS.
  • 00:12:18.090 --> 00:12:20.180
  • ONCE THE CUSTOMS OFFICIALS CLEAR THE GIFT BOXES,
  • 00:12:20.200 --> 00:12:23.190
  • THEN THE GIFT BOXES GET TO BE RELEASED.
  • 00:12:23.210 --> 00:12:26.070
  • ONCE THE GIFT BOXES ARE RELEASED,
  • 00:12:26.090 --> 00:12:28.070
  • WE LOAD THEM ON TO THE TRUCKS.
  • 00:12:28.090 --> 00:12:30.070
  • THE TRUCKS TRANSPORT THE GIFT BOXES TO
  • 00:12:30.090 --> 00:12:32.080
  • THE DIFFERENT REGIONS.
  • 00:12:32.100 --> 00:12:34.030
  • THE REGIONAL TEAMS RECEIVE THE GIFT BOXES,
  • 00:12:34.050 --> 00:12:37.080
  • AND THAT'S HOW THE MINISTRY PARTNERS RECEIVE THE GIFT
  • 00:12:37.100 --> 00:12:39.290
  • BOXES, AND THEN THEY GET TO DISTRIBUTE THE GIFT BOXES
  • 00:12:40.010 --> 00:12:43.000
  • TO THE CHILDREN.
  • 00:12:43.020 --> 00:12:44.210
  • SO THIS WHOLE PROCESS INVOLVES A LOT OF
  • 00:12:44.230 --> 00:12:47.110
  • VOLUNTEERS, AND IT INVOLVES A LOT OF DEDICATION.
  • 00:12:47.130 --> 00:12:51.060
  • OUR PRAYER REQUEST IS FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYBODY
  • 00:12:51.080 --> 00:12:55.100
  • THAT IS INVOLVED IN TRANSPORTING THE GIFT
  • 00:12:55.120 --> 00:12:58.090
  • BOXES, FOR GOD TO BLESS THEM,
  • 00:12:58.110 --> 00:13:00.220
  • AND FOR THEM NOT TO GIVE UP HELPING US IN THIS PROCESS.
  • 00:13:00.240 --> 00:13:05.080
  • - SAMARITAN'S PURSE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING HAS COME
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:10.190
  • UP AGAINST CHALLENGES.
  • 00:13:10.210 --> 00:13:12.130
  • THERE'S LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES IN GETTING BOXES
  • 00:13:12.150 --> 00:13:14.140
  • FROM THE UNITED STATES TO PLACES AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:13:14.160 --> 00:13:17.170
  • THERE'S ALSO PROBLEMS IN THOSE COUNTRIES WHERE
  • 00:13:17.190 --> 00:13:20.120
  • YOU'RE TRYING TO GET THEM FROM PORTS INTO OUR
  • 00:13:20.140 --> 00:13:24.000
  • PARTNERS WHO ARE MINISTERING IN THEIR
  • 00:13:24.020 --> 00:13:26.090
  • COMMUNITIES TO CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:13:26.110 --> 00:13:29.050
  • AND SO THERE'S ALWAYS LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES.
  • 00:13:29.070 --> 00:13:32.160
  • THERE'S ALSO SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES.
  • 00:13:32.180 --> 00:13:34.120
  • WE'RE GOING INTO SOME OF THE DARKEST PLACES IN THE
  • 00:13:34.140 --> 00:13:36.170
  • WORLD WITH THE HOPE AND LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL,
  • 00:13:36.190 --> 00:13:39.160
  • SO THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE OPPOSITION FROM THOSE WHO
  • 00:13:39.180 --> 00:13:42.240
  • WANT TO OPPOSE THAT MESSAGE GETTING TO THE CHILDREN
  • 00:13:42.260 --> 00:13:45.130
  • IN THEIR COMMUNITY.
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:47.080
  • THESE SHOE BOXES GO INTO THE HANDS OF PASTORS AND
  • 00:13:47.100 --> 00:13:50.230
  • LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD WHO DESIRE TO REACH OUT
  • 00:13:50.250 --> 00:13:52.260
  • INTO THE COMMUNITY.
  • 00:13:52.280 --> 00:13:54.100
  • SO MUCH OF THE OPPOSITION WE FACE ARE TOWARDS THESE
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:57.070
  • PASTORS AND LEADERS AND THEIR COMMUNITY.
  • 00:13:57.090 --> 00:13:59.240
  • WE SAY THAT IT'S A MIRACLE THAT ANY BOX GETS TO A
  • 00:13:59.260 --> 00:14:03.090
  • CHILD IN A YEAR.
  • 00:14:03.110 --> 00:14:04.260
  • YOU'RE DEALING WITH TRANSPORTATION,
  • 00:14:04.280 --> 00:14:06.230
  • YOU'RE DEALING WITH LOGISTICS,
  • 00:14:06.250 --> 00:14:08.050
  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT GOVERNMENTS,
  • 00:14:08.070 --> 00:14:10.080
  • BRINGING BOXES IN, BUT THE LORD'S BEEN FAITHFUL OVER
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:12.230
  • THE YEARS MAKING SURE THAT EACH AND EVERY BOX GETS TO
  • 00:14:12.250 --> 00:14:17.020
  • A CHILD WHO NEEDS TO KNOW THAT GOD LOVES THEM.
  • 00:14:17.040 --> 00:14:20.200
  • AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THERE'S QUITE A PROCESS IN
  • 00:14:20.220 --> 00:14:23.030
  • GETTING THE SHOE BOXES TO THE CHILDREN,
  • 00:14:23.050 --> 00:14:25.010
  • SO WHEN SOMEBODY DROPS OFF A SHOE BOX AT A DROP OFF
  • 00:14:25.030 --> 00:14:27.210
  • LOCATION THE THIRD WEEK IN NOVEMBER,
  • 00:14:27.230 --> 00:14:29.190
  • THAT SHOE BOX GETS LOADED ON A TRUCK AND GOES TO ONE
  • 00:14:29.210 --> 00:14:32.130
  • OF EIGHT PROCESSING CENTERS AROUND THE U.S.
  • 00:14:32.150 --> 00:14:34.080
  • THEN IT GOES TO A PORT IN THE RECEIVING COUNTRY WHERE
  • 00:14:34.100 --> 00:14:38.090
  • A LOCAL TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN PRAYERFULLY
  • 00:14:38.110 --> 00:14:41.030
  • PREPARING TO RECEIVE THOSE BOXES AND HAVE A STRATEGY
  • 00:14:41.050 --> 00:14:44.180
  • ON HOW TO DISTRIBUTE THOSE BOXES TO PASTORS AND
  • 00:14:44.200 --> 00:14:47.040
  • TEACHERS IN THEIR COUNTRY.
  • 00:14:47.060 --> 00:14:49.290
  • - VEGGIETALE: AND NOW IT'S TIME FOR "HOW TO PACK A
  • 00:14:51.130 --> 00:14:53.260
  • SHOE BOX" WITH BOB AND LARRY, THE PART OF THE SHOW
  • 00:14:53.280 --> 00:14:56.120
  • WHERE BOB AND LARRY COME OUT AND PACK A SHOE BOX.
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:15:00.020
  • - LARRY: HOWDY KIDS! I'M LARRY THE CUCUMBER.
  • 00:15:00.040 --> 00:15:03.030
  • - BOB: AND I'M BOB THE TOMATO.
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:04.210
  • AND WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT OPERATION CHRISTMAS
  • 00:15:04.230 --> 00:15:06.290
  • CHILD AND HOW YOU CAN PACK A SHOE BOX FULL OF GIFTS
  • 00:15:07.010 --> 00:15:10.120
  • THAT WILL GO TO A CHILD IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.
  • 00:15:10.140 --> 00:15:12.230
  • - LARRY: IT'S A GREAT WAY TO REMIND THEM THAT THEY'RE
  • 00:15:12.250 --> 00:15:14.110
  • SPECIAL AND LOVED BY GOD AND ABOUT THE REAL MEANING
  • 00:15:14.130 --> 00:15:17.090
  • OF CHRISTMAS, THE BIRTH OF JESUS.
  • 00:15:17.110 --> 00:15:19.230
  • - BOB: LET'S GET STARTED!
  • 00:15:19.250 --> 00:15:22.260
  • - LARRY: NICE BALL!
  • 00:15:23.230 --> 00:15:25.000
  • - BOB: I LOVE THESE. I'VE GOT TONS OF THEM.
  • 00:15:25.020 --> 00:15:27.280
  • A LITTLE HELP?
  • 00:15:28.230 --> 00:15:30.010
  • - LARRY: SURE, I PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING
  • 00:15:30.030 --> 00:15:31.160
  • I THINK WILL HELP.
  • 00:15:31.180 --> 00:15:32.230
  • ROLL FILM, CORDY!
  • 00:15:32.250 --> 00:15:34.100
  • - BOB: I MEANT WITH THE BALL!
  • 00:15:34.120 --> 00:15:36.080
  • - LARRY: THE FIRST THING YOU'LL NEED TO PACK A SHOE
  • 00:15:36.100 --> 00:15:38.020
  • BOX FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD IS A SHOE BOX.
  • 00:15:38.040 --> 00:15:41.120
  • WHAT CAN I SAY? I LIKE TO COLLECT SHOE BOXES.
  • 00:15:41.140 --> 00:15:44.050
  • DECIDE IF YOU WANT YOUR GIFT TO GO TO A BOY
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:45.280
  • OR A GIRL, AGES 2-4, 5-9 OR 10-14.
  • 00:15:46.000 --> 00:15:50.130
  • HAVE AN ADULT HELP YOU GO TO
  • 00:15:50.150 --> 00:15:51.220
  • SAMARITANSPURSE.ORG/ VEGGIETALES
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:54.230
  • YOU CAN PRINT YOUR LABEL FROM HERE AND
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:56.150
  • CHECK THE BOX YOU WANT.
  • 00:15:56.170 --> 00:15:58.060
  • THEN TAKE THE LABEL TO THE BOX.
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:16:00.110
  • NOW COMES THE FUN PART.
  • 00:16:00.130 --> 00:16:02.050
  • YOU CAN ADD TOYS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES,
  • 00:16:02.070 --> 00:16:04.180
  • MAYBE EVEN A FRENCH PEA.
  • 00:16:04.200 --> 00:16:07.090
  • - PEA: GREAT, I DO NOT HAVE MY PASSPORT!
  • 00:16:07.110 --> 00:16:09.250
  • - OKAY. MAYBE A TOOTHBRUSH.
  • 00:16:09.270 --> 00:16:13.080
  • BE SURE TO SEND ONLY TOYS THAT ARE NEW AND UNUSED.
  • 00:16:13.100 --> 00:16:15.280
  • AND REMEMBER, DON'T SEND ANY KIND OF FOOD ITEMS.
  • 00:16:16.000 --> 00:16:19.110
  • PLUS, NO TOY GUNS OR WAR TOYS.
  • 00:16:19.130 --> 00:16:22.100
  • BUT YOU CAN SEND A PICTURE AND A NOTE.
  • 00:16:22.120 --> 00:16:24.130
  • WHEN YOU'RE DONE, BRING YOUR SHOE BOX TO THE
  • 00:16:24.150 --> 00:16:26.070
  • NEAREST OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD DROP OFF LOCATION.
  • 00:16:26.090 --> 00:16:29.110
  • YOU CAN EVEN BUILD YOUR BOX ONLINE.
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:31.190
  • SAMARITANSPURSE.ORG/ VEGGIETALES HAS ALL THE INFO.
  • 00:16:31.210 --> 00:16:35.220
  • WHETHER YOU PACK YOUR BOX YOURSELF OR BUILD IT
  • 00:16:35.240 --> 00:16:37.280
  • ONLINE, YOU CAN FOLLOW YOUR BOX ONLINE TO FIND OUT
  • 00:16:38.000 --> 00:16:40.250
  • WHICH COUNTRY IT GOES TO.
  • 00:16:40.270 --> 00:16:42.260
  • IT'S A REALLY GREAT WAY TO SHOW A CHILD THEY'RE
  • 00:16:42.280 --> 00:16:44.280
  • SPECIAL AND LOVED.
  • 00:16:45.000 --> 00:16:46.170
  • - BOB: NICE JOB, LARRY.
  • 00:16:46.190 --> 00:16:47.250
  • - LARRY: THANKS BOB.
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:49.060
  • HERE, LET ME GIVE YOU A HAND WITH THAT.
  • 00:16:49.080 --> 00:16:50.290
  • - BOB: AAAHHHHH!
  • 00:16:51.010 --> 00:16:53.000
  • - LARRY: WOW, THAT'S ONE HEAVY BASEBALL.
  • 00:16:53.020 --> 00:16:54.250
  • YOU SURE IT'S NOT TOO HEAVY FOR THE KIDS?
  • 00:16:54.270 --> 00:16:57.120
  • BOB?
  • 00:16:57.140 --> 00:16:59.210
  • - VEGGIETALE: THIS HAS BEEN "HOW TO PACK A SHOE BOX"
  • 00:16:59.230 --> 00:17:02.090
  • WITH BOB AND LARRY.
  • 00:17:02.110 --> 00:17:03.240
  • TUNE IN NEXT TIME TO HEAR LARRY SAY...
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:06.110
  • - LARRY: BOB? TALK TO ME MAN.
  • 00:17:06.130 --> 00:17:08.130
  • - MICHAEL ISHMAEL: MOST OF THESE BOXES ARE DELIVERED OVERSEAS
  • 00:17:08.150 --> 00:17:10.180
  • BECAUSE VERY FEW PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES LACK THE
  • 00:17:10.200 --> 00:17:13.170
  • SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE OR HAVE THE EXPERIENCES THAT
  • 00:17:13.190 --> 00:17:17.010
  • MOST OF THESE CHILDREN WHO ARE RECEIVING THESE BOXES
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:19.110
  • HAVE HAD. HOWEVER, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF
  • 00:17:19.130 --> 00:17:21.140
  • BOXES THAT ARE DELIVERED IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:24.040
  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: COMING UP...
  • 00:17:24.060 --> 00:17:25.120
  • - FOR MANY CHILDREN, THIS IS THE FIRST GIFT THAT
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:27.090
  • THEY'VE EVER RECEIVED IN THEIR ENTIRE LIFE.
  • 00:17:27.110 --> 00:17:29.180
  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: EVERY YEAR OPERATION CHRISTMAS
  • 00:17:29.200 --> 00:17:31.040
  • CHILD SENDS SHOE BOXES FILLED WITH LOVE ALL AROUND THE
  • 00:17:31.060 --> 00:17:34.200
  • WORLD, AND A SMILE ON EVERY CHILD'S FACE IS PRICELESS.
  • 00:17:34.220 --> 00:17:38.110
  • WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.
  • 00:17:38.130 --> 00:17:40.070
  • - ANNOUNCER: THIS IS THE CITY WHERE DANGER LURKS.
  • 00:17:44.210 --> 00:17:51.150
  • TODAY, A NEW CREATURE WALKS AMONG US
  • 00:17:51.170 --> 00:17:54.260
  • TERRORIZING INNOCENT CITIZENS.
  • 00:17:54.280 --> 00:17:58.010
  • THEY PROWL THE STREETS ALONE AND IN PACKS.
  • 00:17:58.030 --> 00:18:02.130
  • CAUSING MAYHEM...
  • 00:18:02.150 --> 00:18:05.220
  • DESTRUCTION...
  • 00:18:05.240 --> 00:18:08.070
  • AND CARNAGE.
  • 00:18:08.090 --> 00:18:11.140
  • WARNING: UNTIL THIS THREAT CAN BE CONTAINED,
  • 00:18:11.160 --> 00:18:14.130
  • WE MUST ALL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE DREADED
  • 00:18:14.150 --> 00:18:17.010
  • DIGITAL DEAD WALKERS.
  • 00:18:17.030 --> 00:18:19.100
  • THEY'RE NOT LOOKING OUT FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:19.120 --> 00:18:21.130
  • - DUDE!
  • 00:18:21.150 --> 00:18:23.180
  • ENGAGE!
  • 00:18:26.010 --> 00:18:28.280
  • - ANNOUNCER: A PUBLIC SERVICE SAFETY MESSAGE FROM
  • 00:18:29.000 --> 00:18:30.140
  • THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS WHO
  • 00:18:30.160 --> 00:18:32.170
  • WANT TO KEEP EVERYONE WELL CONNECTED.
  • 00:18:32.190 --> 00:18:35.000
  • - SORRY.
  • 00:18:35.020 --> 00:18:37.260
  • - ANNOUNCER: WITH STRONG HEALTHY BONES.
  • 00:18:37.280 --> 00:18:40.160
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:18:41.140 --> 00:18:46.000
  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: OVER THE YEARS, OPERATION CHRISTMAS
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:48.060
  • CHILD HAS DELIVERED 143 MILLION SHOE BOXES TO
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:51.260
  • CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD DEMONSTRATING GOD'S
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:54.110
  • LOVE AND GOD'S CARE.
  • 00:18:54.130 --> 00:18:56.120
  • IF A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS,
  • 00:18:56.140 --> 00:18:58.290
  • WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS.
  • 00:18:59.010 --> 00:19:02.270
  • 00:19:02.290 --> 00:19:16.100
  • 00:19:16.100 --> 00:19:29.100
  • 00:19:29.100 --> 00:19:42.100
  • 00:19:42.100 --> 00:19:55.100
  • 00:19:55.100 --> 00:20:08.100
  • 00:20:08.100 --> 00:20:21.100
  • 00:20:21.100 --> 00:20:34.100
  • 00:20:34.100 --> 00:20:47.100
  • 00:20:47.100 --> 00:21:00.120
  • 00:21:00.120 --> 00:21:13.120
  • 00:21:13.120 --> 00:21:26.120
  • 00:21:26.120 --> 00:21:39.120
  • 00:21:39.120 --> 00:21:49.180
  • 00:21:49.180 --> 00:21:57.050
  • - MICHAEL ISHMAEL: IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT A SHOE BOX FILLED
  • 00:21:57.070 --> 00:21:59.040
  • WITH SIMPLE GIFTS CAN MAKE AN ETERNAL IMPACT IN THE
  • 00:21:59.060 --> 00:22:01.210
  • LIFE OF A CHILD, BUT FOR MANY OF THE CHILDREN,
  • 00:22:01.230 --> 00:22:03.230
  • THIS IS THE FIRST GIFT THAT THEY HAVE EVER RECEIVED IN
  • 00:22:03.250 --> 00:22:06.120
  • THEIR ENTIRE LIFE.
  • 00:22:06.140 --> 00:22:08.130
  • - CHILD: THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING!
  • 00:22:08.150 --> 00:22:12.090
  • - A LOT OF THESE GIFTS ARE NOT ONLY A PRESENT FOR THE
  • 00:22:12.110 --> 00:22:14.160
  • CHILD BUT REALLY ARE A POINT OF CELEBRATION FOR
  • 00:22:14.180 --> 00:22:17.200
  • THE ENTIRE FAMILY, AS THEY HAVE HYGIENE ITEMS,
  • 00:22:17.220 --> 00:22:20.220
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES, AND IT ALLOWS THE FAMILY TO
  • 00:22:20.240 --> 00:22:23.270
  • CELEBRATE WITH THAT CHILD IN THE GIFT
  • 00:22:23.290 --> 00:22:25.140
  • THAT THEY RECEIVE.
  • 00:22:25.160 --> 00:22:27.100
  • MANY CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST
  • 00:22:27.120 --> 00:22:29.050
  • TIME BECAUSE THEY GOT SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN THEIR
  • 00:22:29.070 --> 00:22:31.000
  • SHOE BOXES, OR ABLE TO PRACTICE BETTER HYGIENE
  • 00:22:31.020 --> 00:22:33.270
  • BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED HYGIENE ITEMS IN THEIR BOX.
  • 00:22:33.290 --> 00:22:36.110
  • 00:22:36.130 --> 00:22:49.240
  • 00:22:49.240 --> 00:23:00.100
  • THE ITEMS THAT GO INTO THE BOXES ARE PROVIDED
  • 00:23:00.120 --> 00:23:02.230
  • BY LOCAL INDIVIDUALS AND CHURCHES, COMMUNITY GROUPS,
  • 00:23:02.250 --> 00:23:07.100
  • CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR COMMUNITY.
  • 00:23:07.120 --> 00:23:09.070
  • SO ANYBODY CAN GO TO THE STORE,
  • 00:23:09.090 --> 00:23:11.030
  • FIND ITEMS FOR A BOY OR A GIRL,
  • 00:23:11.050 --> 00:23:14.060
  • AND PICK THE AGE AND GENDER,
  • 00:23:14.080 --> 00:23:16.000
  • AND YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND FILL THAT UP WITH SHOE BOX
  • 00:23:16.020 --> 00:23:18.100
  • ITEMS FOR THAT CHILD SPECIFICALLY.
  • 00:23:18.120 --> 00:23:21.100
  • 00:23:21.120 --> 00:23:23.150
  • - FRANKLIN GRAHAM: YOU GOT SOCKS.
  • 00:23:23.170 --> 00:23:26.060
  • DOES IT EVER GET COLD ENOUGH TO NEED SOCKS HERE?
  • 00:23:26.080 --> 00:23:29.060
  • - GOOD NEWS!
  • 00:23:32.180 --> 00:23:34.060
  • - [CHILDREN] GOOD NEWS!
  • 00:23:34.080 --> 00:23:36.050
  • [CHEERING]
  • 00:23:36.070 --> 00:23:39.100
  • 00:23:39.120 --> 00:23:41.180
  • - FRANKLIN GRAHAM: HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT WHAT COMES AFTER
  • 00:23:41.200 --> 00:23:43.230
  • THE BOX? AT SAMARITAN'S PURSE WE'VE GOT AN INCREDIBLE
  • 00:23:43.250 --> 00:23:46.070
  • PROGRAM AFTER OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD.
  • 00:23:46.090 --> 00:23:48.120
  • IT'S CALLED THE GREATEST JOURNEY.
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:50.240
  • THE PURPOSE OF SAMARITAN'S PURSE IS EVANGELISM.
  • 00:23:50.260 --> 00:23:53.040
  • WE DON'T JUST WANT TO JUST HAND OUT A BOX.
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  • CHILDREN THAT PUT THEIR FAITH AND TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WE WANT THEM TO GROW IN THEIR FAITH.
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  • WE WANT TO DISCIPLE THEM AND RAISE UP AN ARMY OF
  • 00:23:59.250 --> 00:24:02.240
  • YOUNG KIDS WHO CAN TAKE THEIR FAITH AND SHARE IT
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  • WITH ANOTHER CHILD SO THAT THAT PERSON WILL PUT
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  • THEIR FAITH AND TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:24:08.210 --> 00:24:10.030
  • THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, EVANGELISM,
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  • TAKING THE GOSPEL TO ANOTHER GENERATION.
  • 00:24:11.280 --> 00:24:15.070
  • THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:19.190
  • TAKE CHILDREN, AND SET THEM DOWN,
  • 00:24:19.210 --> 00:24:22.090
  • AND THEN GIVE THEM KIND OF AN OVERVIEW OF THE
  • 00:24:22.110 --> 00:24:24.070
  • SCRIPTURE SO THEY UNDERSTAND THE BASIC
  • 00:24:24.090 --> 00:24:26.070
  • CONCEPTS OF THE BIBLE, AND THEN TO TEACH THEM VERSES
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  • WHERE THEY HAVE TO MEMORIZE VERSES.
  • 00:24:29.140 --> 00:24:30.290
  • AND AT THE END OF 12 WEEKS, THEY GET A CERTIFICATE
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  • AND THEY GET A BIBLE.
  • 00:24:33.120 --> 00:24:35.220
  • - WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE DISCIPLESHIP COURSE,
  • 00:24:35.240 --> 00:24:38.020
  • WE ARE SEEING CHILDREN COMMITTING THEIR LIVES TO
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:40.130
  • SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH OTHERS.
  • 00:24:40.150 --> 00:24:42.200
  • WE HAVE SEEN CHILDREN TAKING THE GOSPEL
  • 00:24:42.220 --> 00:24:44.050
  • BACK TO THEIR FAMILIES.
  • 00:24:44.070 --> 00:24:46.040
  • - THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS THE REAL DEAL BECAUSE IT
  • 00:24:46.060 --> 00:24:48.190
  • GETS TO TRAIN AND DISCIPLE THE CHILDREN THAT HAVE
  • 00:24:48.210 --> 00:24:51.200
  • RECEIVED THE SHOE BOXES ON HOW TO LIVE,
  • 00:24:51.220 --> 00:24:54.100
  • AND HOW TO LOVE GOD, AND ALSO TO BECOME DISCIPLES.
  • 00:24:54.120 --> 00:24:58.040
  • - I LEARNED THAT GOD CREATED THE WORLD AND THAT
  • 00:24:58.060 --> 00:25:00.160
  • HE CREATED EVERYTHING SO BEAUTIFULLY.
  • 00:25:00.180 --> 00:25:03.030
  • GOD WANTS US TO BE A BEAUTIFUL CREATION IN HIM,
  • 00:25:03.050 --> 00:25:05.250
  • AND THAT'S HOW I WANT TO BE.
  • 00:25:05.270 --> 00:25:07.260
  • - YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD...
  • 00:25:07.280 --> 00:25:11.020
  • - [CHILDREN] YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD...
  • 00:25:11.040 --> 00:25:13.130
  • - TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE PASSING ON WHAT YOU LEARN
  • 00:25:13.150 --> 00:25:16.200
  • TO ANOTHER PERSON, NOT JUST KEEPING THE
  • 00:25:16.220 --> 00:25:18.140
  • KNOWLEDGE FOR YOURSELF.
  • 00:25:18.160 --> 00:25:21.210
  • YOU FEEL LOVED, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:25:21.230 --> 00:25:24.090
  • I'M AT HOME, AND I'M DOING WHAT I'M
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  • SUPPOSED TO DO RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:25:26.240 --> 00:25:28.220
  • - FRANKLIN GRAHAM: WE ALWAYS WORK THROUGH THE LOCAL
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  • CHURCH, AND WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE,
  • 00:25:30.010 --> 00:25:31.210
  • AND THE TRAINING IS FINISHED,
  • 00:25:31.230 --> 00:25:33.020
  • THESE KIDS ARE GONNA BE PART OF THE CHURCH GOING
  • 00:25:33.040 --> 00:25:35.080
  • OUT INTO THEIR COMMUNITY AND SHARING THEIR
  • 00:25:35.100 --> 00:25:37.040
  • FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:37.060 --> 00:25:39.030
  • - CHRIS SWANSON: THE GREATEST JOURNEY MATERIALS ARE IN
  • 00:25:39.050 --> 00:25:41.020
  • MULTIPLE LANGUAGES FROM COVER TO COVER, COLORFUL,
  • 00:25:41.040 --> 00:25:44.050
  • FILLED WITH ILLUSTRATIONS THAT TOUCH A CHILD'S HEART.
  • 00:25:44.070 --> 00:25:47.130
  • SCRIPTURE IS RIGHT THERE. 12 LESSONS.
  • 00:25:47.150 --> 00:25:50.160
  • FOR SO MANY, THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN MATERIAL QUITE
  • 00:25:50.180 --> 00:25:52.240
  • LIKE THIS BEFORE.
  • 00:25:52.260 --> 00:25:54.170
  • AND OVER THE PAST YEARS, THE GREATEST JOURNEY HAS
  • 00:25:54.190 --> 00:25:57.110
  • IMPACTED OVER 3 MILLION CHILDREN THAT HAVE
  • 00:25:57.130 --> 00:26:00.050
  • GRADUATED FROM THE GREATEST JOURNEY.
  • 00:26:00.070 --> 00:26:02.190
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:02.210 --> 00:26:06.290
  • - FRANKLIN GRAHAM: I'M IN THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA
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  • WHERE WE ARE HAVING A CEREMONY FOR THE CHILDREN
  • 00:26:08.220 --> 00:26:11.180
  • THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE GREATEST JOURNEY,
  • 00:26:11.200 --> 00:26:13.220
  • SO WE GIVE GOD THE GLORY,
  • 00:26:13.240 --> 00:26:15.120
  • WE PRAISE HIM, AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT,
  • 00:26:15.140 --> 00:26:18.150
  • FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN.
  • 00:26:18.170 --> 00:26:21.250
  • THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT
  • 00:26:22.140 --> 00:26:25.230
  • THE LIFE OF A CHILD, TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO
  • 00:26:25.250 --> 00:26:28.130
  • SHARE THEIR FAITH WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
  • 00:26:28.150 --> 00:26:31.030
  • AROUND THE WORLD, RAISING UP AN ARMY OF EVANGELISTS
  • 00:26:31.050 --> 00:26:34.150
  • WHO CAN TAKE THE GOSPEL TO THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:26:34.170 --> 00:26:37.280
  • - PASTOR D. ROBINSON: THAT'S ALL FOR NOW.
  • 00:26:41.080 --> 00:26:42.190
  • I'M PASTOR D. ROBINSON.
  • 00:26:42.210 --> 00:26:44.050
  • JOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME ON JOY IN OUR TOWN.
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  • 00:26:48.040 --> 00:26:58.230
  • 00:26:58.230 --> 00:27:06.110
  • ANNOUNCER: IF YOUR MINISTRY PROVIDES SERVICES FOR THE
  • 00:27:09.100 --> 00:27:11.020
  • COMMUNITY, WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU AS OUR GUEST.
  • 00:27:11.040 --> 00:27:13.180
  • PLEASE SEND US THE NAME OF YOUR ORGANIZATION,
  • 00:27:13.200 --> 00:27:15.230
  • THE CONTACT PERSON, PHONE NUMBER, WEBSITE
  • 00:27:15.250 --> 00:27:18.080
  • AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MINISTRY.
  • 00:27:18.100 --> 00:27:20.130
  • WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.
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  • WE'LL SEE YOU RIGHT HERE THIS TIME NEXT WEEK.
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