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August 16, 2013

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Written by: tomlear
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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

– Valley Forge is known as a dark time for the fledgling Continental Army. The soldiers were battle-weary, without food and clothing, and ready to quit.  Yet after a six-month encampment, the same Army proved itself successful in battle.  A transformation took place because of strong, patient, and god-honoring leadership.

 

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community

– Pray for our leaders, that they would develop strong, patient and god-honoring leadership.

 




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