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Meet people whose life has been changed by the power of God in Southern Europe.

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Praise | State of Faith: Southern Europe | February 25, 2021

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  • - [Narrator] Southern Europeis known for many things,
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  • beautiful architecture, anoccasional plate of pasta,
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  • timeless masterpiecesand its rich history
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  • spanning thousands of years.
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  • Christianity's rootsrun deep in this land,
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  • shaping it in incredibleways that are still impacting
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  • the people here today.
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  • - Something's happeningin the in the spirit realm
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  • based on the unity ofthe body coming together.
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  • - [Man] Jesus isactually taking over.
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  • - [Narrator] Join us righthere in Southern Europe
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  • as we explore thecurrent state of faith
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  • in this part of the world,and learn more about
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  • the region's deep history,
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  • great pasta andwonderful culture.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - [Narrator] Tonight on Praise,
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  • a State of Faith specialfrom the lands that first
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  • receive the gospel and fromwhere it's spread across
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  • the world, the State of Faith,Southern Europe special.
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  • (exotic music)
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  • - Viva La France.
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  • (soft music)
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  • We welcome you wherever you'rewatching around the world
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  • to Paris.
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  • Why are we in France?
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  • We're coming to you kindof to give you the update.
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  • This is a mission fieldmaybe like none other.
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  • We have been told maybe 1%,
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  • 1% Christian here
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  • in this part of the world.
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  • - The Gospel needsto be in France,
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  • you know, and to be spreadhere because there's so few.
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  • (soft music)
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  • - I live in the countrywhich is secular.
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  • It's written in theconstitution that you don't have
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  • the right to speak openlyabout your religion.
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  • In my area, when yousay you're a Buddhist,
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  • you're cool, when yousay you're a Christian,
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  • people step back physically.
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  • The moment I really deep dive
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  • in this handcraft artisanalthing was around 2007,
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  • I became totally
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  • interested and almost obsessed
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  • by everything that was homemade.
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  • (soft music)
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  • So I wrote, let's say, 10articles about this book,
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  • Suit Making.
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  • The first day I had 17 readers.
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  • After a couple of weeks, Idiscovered to my surprise
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  • that my blog wasamong the top 10
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  • fastest growingblogs in the world.
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  • If you buy something andyou don't do what is behind
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  • all the traditionof the expertise,
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  • all the know how, all thesuffering, all the hours.
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  • This is called reality for me.
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  • On the other hand, ifyou do the same thing,
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  • but you understandwhat is beyond,
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  • then all of a suddenthe experience change,
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  • and it's connectsyou to something
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  • that is biggerthan your own life.
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  • I had this intuition thatwe were out of something
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  • way bigger than what we see.
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  • So I started losingmyself in some researches.
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  • I find some cults.
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  • All these practices hadbasically the same thing.
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  • You are God.
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  • And you have to believe inyourself and in your potential.
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  • People need some spirituality.
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  • They need something thatis larger than life.
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  • The common denominatorof all this is that
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  • at the end, always,that was disappointment.
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  • And I remember one nightI was so desperate,
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  • as if my universebecame meaningless.
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  • I needed this sense ofpurpose for my life.
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  • And I mean, makingmoney, doing films,
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  • all this was not enough.
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  • One day in 2011, I received aTweet from this woman saying,
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  • I'm an American journalist.
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  • I'm interested in what you do.
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  • - Hugo and I actuallymet on Twitter.
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  • Hugo's an author and heis a voice on men style.
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  • I had asked him ifhe needed someone
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  • to write for his publication
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  • from a woman's perspective.
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  • I don't know, four or fivedays later, he wrote back.
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  • - There's a woman fromGeorgia that you see
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  • and immediately islike the sky is opening
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  • and we say that's it.
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  • We have to moveforward together.
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  • Sonia is the growndaughter of a preacher,
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  • she's coming from a veryintense Christian family.
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  • I'm an intellectual,you understand?
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  • I'm a writer.
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  • Bible was too simple for me.
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  • We French, you know,French, we still believe
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  • we invented prettymuch everything.
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  • We created the encyclopedia,
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  • we made the theFrench Revolution,so we believe we are,
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  • we are the best people,
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  • we still believe wecan save the world.
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  • What is story about Jesus Christ
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  • and the guy who turnswater into wine,
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  • we do wine every day in France,
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  • we don't, you know, I'm joking,
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  • but that was the way I waslooking at those things.
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  • And our main struggling wasabout the nature of Jesus.
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  • For me, it was
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  • a great guy,
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  • just like many other greatguys, and she's been,
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  • you know, pushingme to understand
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  • that it was not Josaphat,
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  • he was the Son of God.
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  • It makes a whole difference.
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  • A few weeks later I decidedto buy my first Bible.
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  • And from that moment, we startedto read the New Testament
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  • out loud every day.
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  • I started to changedeeply inside.
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  • I came to America forthe first time in 2013
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  • to meet my new family.
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  • Her sister, Sharon.
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  • She's a member of theChurch of the Apostles.
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  • She's been talkingto me so many times
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  • about this Egyptian bornpreacher, Dr. Youssef.
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  • I've never been in a protestin church, you understand?
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  • To enter this is like enteringthe Madison Square Garden
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  • from inside what is that?
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  • - How can a secular mindaccept that the only way
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  • to save your life isby surrendering it?
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • - So Joshua didsomething for Hugo
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  • that had never beendone for him before.
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  • He prayed specifically for Hugo
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  • and what he was goingthrough in the his life.
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  • - I converted at this verymoment, the light came through
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  • and since that our business
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  • and our life hastotally changed.
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  • (soft music)
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  • - The Lord so struck him that
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  • the evidence of his faith
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  • was undeniable.
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  • In front of these witnesses,
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  • I baptize you in thename of the Father,
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  • and of the Son andof the Holy Spirit.
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  • - Was like the deathof the old Hugo
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  • and the new birthof the new Hugo,
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  • emptying myself ofmyself to make some room
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  • for the Holy Spirit and forChrist to work through me.
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  • It took me over 52 years
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  • to realize all reasonto just surrender.
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  • Hoping is to receivegrace and to be thankful
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  • and to work each day inthe light of Jesus Christ.
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  • (bird chirping)
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  • - I had like deepmoments of like, God,
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  • where are you?
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  • Like, I was lookingfor the truth
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  • all those years andI found it in Jesus.
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  • - To the Lord!- To the Lord!
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  • - Amen.- Amen.
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  • - So this was seven months ago.
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  • I'm still likeemotional about it
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  • because it seems so commonfor people who are Christians
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  • but for someone whoseeks freedom so hard,
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  • it's the most beautiful gift.
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  • (soft music)
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  • So before we used toworship the nature,
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  • but now we worshipwho created the earth
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  • and who created the nature.
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  • The other day I heardGod telling me to go
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  • and pray for the mother ofmy friend who has a sclerosis
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  • and it's like diseasethat affects your brain
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  • and you can't swallow, it canparalyze you slowly and more.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • (singing foreign language)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • (laughing)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • (laughing)
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  • ♪ I am yours
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  • ♪ And you are mine
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  • - [Newscaster] WhileEuropean leaders
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  • have been trying to solve
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  • the migrant crisis, all thetime more asylum seekers
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  • are heading to Europe.
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  • Thousands have traveledto Northern France
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  • hoping to crossinto Great Britain
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  • but are stuck at themoment in refugee camps.
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  • - [Woman] This showwhat is happening
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  • in Calais wherelorries are either
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  • stationary or slow moving andit's leading to an opportunity
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  • for migrants who havebeen camped out in Calais
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  • to try to hop on board asthey attempt to get across
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  • the channel to Britain.
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  • - [Announcer] For months,nearly 2000 people
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  • have been living indesperate conditions.
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  • Most were from Sudan,Somalia or Afghanistan.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • - It's nothing butJesus that's gonna solve
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  • the problems of France.
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  • The terrorism, the fear, thatthis nation is going through,
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  • the horrible acts of terrorismthat they've suffered through
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  • that are just unimaginable.
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  • The answer is Jesus.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • - In Iran he was Muslimbefore meeting Jesus.
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  • He found God as a father.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • So, they got to flee.
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  • And they came to France.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • They were alone in the street.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • He cried for the firsttime in his life.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • So she was wondering andquestioning God, why I am here.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • At home, it's a ministry.
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  • Actually God called us, westarted three years ago.
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  • Our vision is to go andserve all the refugees.
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  • For us, serving it meansrespond to their needs
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  • and the needs is huge.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • How we can as a Christian,
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  • do nothing for all thesepeople for coming from all
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  • these nations to France.
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  • So if you work the entryof the north of Paris,
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  • you start to see tents.
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  • You can see families inside,you can see people sick inside,
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  • you can see people desperate,
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  • for me they are like an orphan
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  • and the best way on a orphanto go out from his situation,
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  • from his loneliness is tobe integrated in the family.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • All the refugees waitfor the positive answer
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  • for their asylum application.
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  • So but the problem when theyhave it, they need to find
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  • by themselves everything,find the house, find a job,
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  • learn the language,so they struggle.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • Even if they arenow French citizen,
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  • they need to figure outwith all the struggle.
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  • So for example,let's take Mehdi.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • He has a problem in hisback but he has no help.
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  • So he needs to go and work.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • Nobody was asking them whenthey weren't in streets,
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  • what they need.
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  • So when he met us,he saw the big love.
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  • And also he saw the HolySpirit and that he grew.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • Eli wasn't abeliever, only Mehdi,
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  • and at that time herson was very sick.
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  • One night she prayed to God andtold him if you heal my son,
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  • Jesus, I will believe in you.
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  • (soft music)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • Her son, Ahmed, was healed.
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  • And after that miracle happened,
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  • she believed and she openedher heart to the Lord.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • She came to faith, startto believe in Jesus,
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  • and she asked tobe baptized with us
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  • and now the wholefamily is with us.
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  • And what's interestingis after a few months
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  • Mehdi started to help others.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • For us, it's normal,like, God loves us.
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  • We want just to love andshow our love, that's all.
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  • This is our our goal.
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  • ♪ I want to see you
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  • - This is our goalalso is duplication,
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  • to go and share and serveothers like we ourselves.
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  • Every week, we go and visitthe camps and our goal is to
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  • bring all to bring joy.
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  • So we as a human,we need to know
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  • that there's someoneto love us care of us.
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  • Yes, it's important to find agood country to have freedom,
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  • to have job, to have education,
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  • but there's somethingmore, most important.
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  • And this is themessage of the gospel.
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  • There is a new lifeafter this life,
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  • there is a new earthand new countries,
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  • there we'll not cry anymore.
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  • No death anymore.
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  • No refugee situation anymore,
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  • we'll not haveany more problems.
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  • (soft music)
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - [Narrator] Rome, oncehailed as the great Savior,
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  • and persecutor ofthe church became
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  • the epicenter of Christianity.
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  • What an amazing transformationof an entire Empire.
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  • The network of highwaysbuilt by conquering Emperor's
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  • to control their subjectswas used by the Holy Spirit
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  • to speed the spread ofthe gospel throughout
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  • the European country surroundingthe Mediterranean Sea.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • When the Visigothsattacked Rome in 410 AD,
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  • the Empire and thechurch were plunged into
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  • what we now call the Dark Ages.
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  • Martin Luther's effortsto reform the church led
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  • to his excommunication
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  • and what we now knowas the reformation.
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  • Light began to emerge fromdarkness on many levels.
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  • The Renaissance, literallythe rebirth of society,
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  • was seen in exquisite worksof art and innovation.
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  • Michelangelo's workat the Vatican,
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  • culminating in the paintingof the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
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  • Leonardo da Vinci'smasterful works of art,
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  • science and medicine.
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  • (romantic music)
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  • The invention of the firstmovable type printing press
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  • that exponentially helps spreadthe Bible across the world.
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  • And it was from this partof the world the gospel
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  • traveled west to the newworlds of Latin America
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  • with the explosion ofexploration beginning
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  • with the first voyageof Columbus in 1492.
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  • The Christian historyof Southern Europe
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  • proved much likeall other regions.
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  • Today, despite thepost-Christian label
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  • it carries, the gospelcontinues to shine brightly
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  • in this part of the world.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • (soft music)
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  • - We welcome you toa gorgeous afternoon
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  • right here in Rome, Italy.
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  • The bells of Rome are ringing.
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  • This is the Piazzadel Popolo behind us.
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  • The Via del Corso runs downto the Victor Emmanuel.
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  • Anyway, Rome is an amazing city.
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  • The gospel message can andwill permeate the globe,
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  • Rome being a bigpiece of the story.
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  • - I'm Tom Newman and Ihave a very special guest
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  • with me today.
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  • Father Cantalamessa, who hashad an amazing period of time
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  • with the Catholic Church.
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  • Father, you haveserved how many Popes?
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  • - Three Popes.
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  • I started with JohnPaul the second in 1980.
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  • And then I preachedeight years to Benedict
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  • and now I preach here toPope Francis, three Popes.
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  • I could mention the firsttime I preached a ceremony
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  • in St. Peter's Basilica inthe presence of the Pope.
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  • Because as soon asI started preaching,
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  • I realized that Ihad to speak slowly.
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  • There was a resoundingin the Basilica.
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  • But speaking slowly Ilost 10 minutes more
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  • than I was proposed.
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  • And the man in chargeof the schedule
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  • of the Pope was nervous, so,he often looked at his watch.
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  • After the ceremony,
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  • I heard what had happenedafter the little G,
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  • the Pope called tothis man, the bishop,
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  • smiling, said to him, when aman of God is speaking to us,
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  • we should not lookat our watches.
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  • I hope that's also mybrother Paul just will
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  • follow the pope in this.
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  • - That's great.
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  • So Father, how manyyears young are you?
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  • - I am 85 now.
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  • - 85.- I am proud to say.
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  • But praise the Lord,
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  • I still can go aroundproclaiming history.
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  • (bell tolling)
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • - [Narrator] 61 millionpeople live in Italy.
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  • And 84% of those residentsstrive to be Christian.
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  • But some pastors believethat not every Christian
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  • in Italy is practicingtheir faith.
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  • - We are in a crisis.
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  • We have institution, wehave a lot of communities,
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  • and we are very presentin older territory.
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  • We are present for the children.
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  • We have footballto play, you know,
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  • soccer and basketballand all these things.
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  • But this is not faith.
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  • Faith was very traditional.
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  • And so it was nomonth to go to Mass
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  • and everything andso, there were rules
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  • and needs these rules.
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  • But now you cannotcontinue like this.
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  • - [Narrator] But Christians,both Catholic and Protestant
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  • are starting to make a change.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - - [Narrator] When I go outto evangelize on the streets,
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  • my first approachwith the young people
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  • is not do you believe in God?
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • Do you believe in the saints?
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  • Do you go to church?
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  • That would just scare them off.
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  • I approach themusing my own story.
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  • I started out with light drugs
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  • when I was like12, 13 years old.
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  • Then I started using heavydrugs until I was 29.
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  • I had no idea theaddiction it could cause,
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  • I didn't know the illnessesthat it can pass around.
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  • I use my own story tolet them know that God
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  • is a Father who's thereto show his mercy,
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  • to listen to us, whowants what is good for us.
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  • - [Narrator] Studies like this
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  • are empoweringItaly's youth to lead
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  • the way in spreading the gospel.
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  • - Youth are awakening andtaking a much deeper interest
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  • in their faith and wanting tounderstand that and live it.
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  • - [Narrator] This makesChristian leaders hopeful
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  • that this youthfulpassion for the gospel
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  • will start spreading to allgenerations in Italy once again.
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  • - The young people are verygenerous and in a selfish world,
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  • it's interesting to givethem the possibility
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  • to give what they have.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • (chattering)
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  • - We're in Rome.
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  • We're with Chuck and Pina Hall
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  • who are running the TBN.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • What's going on here with TCI?
  • 00:24:19.677 --> 00:24:22.146
  • - TBN through TCI hashad a television ministry
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  • in Italy for 35 years
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  • preaching the gospelof Jesus Christ
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  • in the Italian language,because no one understands
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  • how much of ablessing it has been
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  • and is to the Italian people.
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  • Because there'snothing else like it.
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  • There's no other programming.
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  • There's no other message.
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  • There's no other acceptanceof Christian television
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  • like with TCI.
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  • (car horn honking)
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  • (soft choir music)
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  • - [Woman] Generally speaking,
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  • people have this preconception
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  • of nuns being typicallyquite elderly, sad looking.
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  • ♪ Yeah, yeah, lookat the price tag ♪
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  • ♪ And take the cash back
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  • - [Woman] But actually,I'm not any of that.
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  • My name is sister Christina.
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  • And I would definemyself as the wild card.
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  • The true meaning ofconsecrated life is actually
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  • meeting Christand meeting Christ
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  • is connected with deep joy.
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  • ♪ So we fight, sacrifice
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  • - [Woman] And joy is somethingthat makes you want to say,
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  • to dance and to sharethe joy of the love
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  • that you find in meeting Christ.
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  • (singing foreign language)
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  • - [Woman] Through music, wecan say, and we can make people
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  • understand that weonly have one life.
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  • And this life is very precious
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  • and it's worth living in love.
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  • I belong to thecongregation of the sisters
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  • of the Holy Family.
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  • I live in Milan, ina small community
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  • which is made up ofjust three sisters.
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  • Throughout the day, of course,
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  • we have things thatwe repeat every day.
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  • In the morning, for example,we say our morning prayers,
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  • and we have our morning mass,
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  • which is the center of ourday, the focus of our day.
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  • (singing foreign language)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • - [Woman] My special missionthat I have been given,
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  • which is, in a way,part of my daily routine
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  • or my daily life isthe fact that I travel
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  • to various partsof the world to try
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  • and share my messageand the story of my life
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  • and what I do and whatI live with Christ.
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  • ♪ Blessed be your name
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  • ♪ In a land that is plentiful
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  • - [Woman] What we areseeing here is a society
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  • that is trying toerase God from any
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  • and every aspect of life.
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  • ♪ Blessed be your name
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  • - [Woman] When inreality, God exists
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  • and I am the livingtestament of that.
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  • ♪ Blessed be your name
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  • - [Woman] And I feel Ihave a huge responsibility
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  • in this respect.
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  • If Jesus lived heretoday, what would he do?
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  • Because when he lived,
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  • he was the first to bebombarded with criticism.
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  • He was the first to cause a stir
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  • because he livedamong poor people.
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  • He came in contactwith prostitutes
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  • with disreputable people,
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  • so he really was thefirst one to cause a stir
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  • and to exposehimself to criticism.
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  • The first criticismhappened after
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  • I took part in TheVoice of Italy.
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  • ♪ Can get in the wayof what I'm feeling ♪
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  • ♪ No one, no one, no one
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  • ♪ Can get in the way ofwhat I feel for you ♪
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • - [Woman] It'sactually hard to tell.
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  • But what I can sayis that I was worried
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  • because I saw Christinaso young and fragile,
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  • and I was worried that she willbe overwhelmed by problems.
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  • - [Woman] The show businesswas something that clashed
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  • with consecrated lifebecause what I identified
  • 00:28:40.604 --> 00:28:43.541
  • as being in the showbusiness was the glitz,
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  • the glamor, the wearingheels and makeup
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  • and having your hair down.
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  • And I couldn't understand how
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  • to bring the twothings together.
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  • That being said,I have to say that
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  • I was really not preparedfor what was to come.
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  • ♪ Whoa oh oh oh oh
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  • - [Woman] What I was there to
  • 00:29:01.358 --> 00:29:02.693
  • say was just hey, look at me.
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  • I'm 23 years old,
  • 00:29:04.662 --> 00:29:05.863
  • I was called by God andreceived God's call,
  • 00:29:05.863 --> 00:29:08.699
  • I decided to givemy life to God.
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  • And in doing so, God hasn'ttaken anything from me.
  • 00:29:11.202 --> 00:29:16.207
  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • God has given me back 100 timesmore than I have given him.
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  • So I'm here tosay that I'm happy
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  • to be a nun, I'm anun and I'm happy.
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  • ♪ Like a virgin
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  • ♪ Touched for thevery first time ♪
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  • - [Woman] As I wastrying to choose
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  • the songs toinclude in my album,
  • 00:29:39.697 --> 00:29:41.632
  • I came across Amos Lee'sversion of the song
  • 00:29:41.632 --> 00:29:44.468
  • and I really fell inlove with that song,
  • 00:29:44.468 --> 00:29:47.471
  • without having any cluewhatsoever as to what
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  • the meaning of thesong was, I don't know.
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  • The lyrics looked and soundedvery much like a prayer to me.
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  • And so I decided that Iwanted to include that song
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  • in my record.
  • 00:29:59.583 --> 00:30:00.384
  • The author, Billy Steinberg,
  • 00:30:01.886 --> 00:30:03.520
  • actually revealedto me that indeed,
  • 00:30:03.520 --> 00:30:05.956
  • the song was createdwith exactly the meaning
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  • that I wanted to give.
  • 00:30:09.426 --> 00:30:11.695
  • So in a way, we managedto give that song
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  • its original meaning.
  • 00:30:15.099 --> 00:30:16.267
  • Of course, criticismhas been there
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  • and is still there in a way
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  • and will probablyalways be there.
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  • But what I can do tocounter that is pray
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  • so that everyone and eventhose people who are so bitter
  • 00:30:28.746 --> 00:30:33.417
  • who criticize me can meetthe true love of Christ.
  • 00:30:33.417 --> 00:30:36.854
  • - [Woman] Dear sister,Christina, I'm writing
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  • to express my gratitudeand my support.
  • 00:30:40.190 --> 00:30:43.027
  • The joy and your intensity ofyour emotions are fundamental
  • 00:30:43.027 --> 00:30:47.064
  • too to speak directlyto the hearts of people.
  • 00:30:47.064 --> 00:30:50.968
  • - [Woman] No, absolutelydon't feel like an imposter.
  • 00:30:50.968 --> 00:30:53.837
  • I think that I am actuallyserving a purpose.
  • 00:30:53.837 --> 00:30:57.975
  • I had a very strongfirst impact with success
  • 00:30:59.443 --> 00:31:03.013
  • and over the yearsI have grown a lot,
  • 00:31:03.013 --> 00:31:05.849
  • both as a personand in my faith.
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  • ♪ Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
  • 00:31:08.953 --> 00:31:12.756
  • - [Woman] I think that as longas God wants me to do this,
  • 00:31:12.756 --> 00:31:15.826
  • I will be doing this.
  • 00:31:15.826 --> 00:31:17.194
  • - [Woman] Dearsister, Christina,
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  • I would like to thank you
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  • for your strengthand your courage.
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  • ♪ Oh
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  • - [Woman] And most of all,for sharing your gift with us.
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  • - [Woman] Really what Ifeel that I am is a tool
  • 00:31:33.243 --> 00:31:36.580
  • in the hands of Jesus and Iam here to serve a purpose.
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  • ♪ Can get in the way ofwhat I feel for you ♪
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  • Thank you, thank you.
  • 00:31:49.159 --> 00:31:50.728
  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:31:50.728 --> 00:31:52.262
  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • - We are in Romania.
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  • This part of our storyis coming through
  • 00:31:56.734 --> 00:31:59.636
  • kind of the European area.
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  • You're thinking of
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  • Bram Stoker's story, Dracula.
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  • I want to drink your bloodand all of that kind of stuff.
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  • This part of the worldprotected the gospel of Christ
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  • from the Ottoman Empire.
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  • There's an amazing story.
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  • (thunder booming)
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  • - [Narrator] Once upon a time,there a blood sucking vampire
  • 00:32:18.055 --> 00:32:21.859
  • named Count Dracula.
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  • (thunder booming)
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  • - [Narrator] Wait a minute,that's not the story.
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  • (screeching)
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  • - Come.
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  • - [Narrator] Dracula, aname that spooked fear
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  • through hearts andminds through books,
  • 00:32:36.740 --> 00:32:38.976
  • films and art for generations.
  • 00:32:38.976 --> 00:32:41.412
  • While best known as thefictitious bloodsucker,
  • 00:32:41.412 --> 00:32:44.581
  • who made his debut in BramStoker's 1897 horror novel,
  • 00:32:44.581 --> 00:32:49.019
  • many are surprised tolearn that Vlad Dracula
  • 00:32:49.019 --> 00:32:51.822
  • was not only a real person,
  • 00:32:51.822 --> 00:32:53.791
  • but is actuallyconsidered by historians
  • 00:32:53.791 --> 00:32:56.493
  • to be one of the mostimportant rulers in Romanian
  • 00:32:56.493 --> 00:32:59.430
  • and even European history.
  • 00:32:59.430 --> 00:33:01.231
  • (dramatic music)
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  • (thunder booming)
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  • Those who've peeledback the vampire facade
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  • to investigate thehistorical Dracula
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  • often find popular accountsand widely spread histories
  • 00:33:10.674 --> 00:33:14.745
  • of a crazed, bloodthirstytyrant named Vlad the Impaler,
  • 00:33:14.745 --> 00:33:19.683
  • who slaughtered over100.000 innocent people
  • 00:33:19.683 --> 00:33:24.121
  • during his short reign ofterror in the mid 15th century.
  • 00:33:24.121 --> 00:33:28.225
  • And this is wheremost people stop,
  • 00:33:28.225 --> 00:33:30.661
  • which of course makes sense.
  • 00:33:30.661 --> 00:33:32.362
  • If one keeps digging, however,
  • 00:33:33.397 --> 00:33:35.532
  • Vlad Dracula was nothingshort of a national hero.
  • 00:33:35.532 --> 00:33:39.937
  • During his rule, Romaniasat on the front lines
  • 00:33:39.937 --> 00:33:42.973
  • of the invading Ottoman Empire.
  • 00:33:42.973 --> 00:33:45.042
  • With the fall ofConstantinople in 1453,
  • 00:33:46.110 --> 00:33:49.213
  • Europe was in moredanger than ever.
  • 00:33:49.213 --> 00:33:51.648
  • In Vlad Dracula,
  • 00:33:51.648 --> 00:33:53.150
  • Christian Europe founditself a crusader
  • 00:33:53.150 --> 00:33:55.886
  • who valiantly gave his lifedefending the continent
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  • from the foreign invaders.
  • 00:33:58.889 --> 00:34:00.324
  • Ironically, it was his success
  • 00:34:00.324 --> 00:34:02.659
  • and the adoration it generatedfrom the common people
  • 00:34:02.659 --> 00:34:05.462
  • that roused his jealous rivalsinto spinning slanderous lies
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  • about his character inhopes of toppling him
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  • from his throne.
  • 00:34:12.136 --> 00:34:13.637
  • And for the most part, itworked, except, interestingly,
  • 00:34:13.637 --> 00:34:18.142
  • in Romania, where Vlad isstill revered To this day.
  • 00:34:18.142 --> 00:34:23.013
  • Though his ways wereundoubtedly unconventional,
  • 00:34:24.648 --> 00:34:27.885
  • without the lifeof Vlad Dracula,
  • 00:34:27.885 --> 00:34:30.320
  • Europe as we know it todaymay not have ever survived.
  • 00:34:30.320 --> 00:34:34.358
  • (soft music)
  • 00:34:34.358 --> 00:34:36.860
  • - Alpha Omega Television,Tudor, first of all,
  • 00:34:38.395 --> 00:34:43.400
  • tell everyone where we are.
  • 00:34:44.268 --> 00:34:45.702
  • This is a very famousplace here in Bucharest.
  • 00:34:45.702 --> 00:34:49.873
  • - So, we are in theheart of Bucharest
  • 00:34:49.873 --> 00:34:51.875
  • in the square we callThe Palace Square,
  • 00:34:51.875 --> 00:34:53.777
  • a revolution square.
  • 00:34:53.777 --> 00:34:55.112
  • Just behind meit's a big building
  • 00:34:55.112 --> 00:34:57.581
  • that used to bethe main office of
  • 00:34:57.581 --> 00:35:00.984
  • the Communist Partyduring years, decades,
  • 00:35:00.984 --> 00:35:03.320
  • and just in the balconyof the first floor
  • 00:35:04.421 --> 00:35:05.822
  • was the place where,in 22nd of December 89,
  • 00:35:05.822 --> 00:35:10.827
  • the last communistleader of our nation,
  • 00:35:11.962 --> 00:35:13.430
  • Mr. Nicolae Ceausescu,
  • 00:35:13.430 --> 00:35:15.065
  • had his last speech.
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  • (speaking foreign language)
  • 00:35:16.600 --> 00:35:20.137
  • A few minutes later,
  • 00:35:20.137 --> 00:35:21.605
  • in December 22nd,
  • 00:35:21.605 --> 00:35:23.907
  • from the top of the building,
  • 00:35:23.907 --> 00:35:25.976
  • he flew with his helicopter,it was the end of his career
  • 00:35:25.976 --> 00:35:29.112
  • as a communist leader, so weare in the heart of Bucharest,
  • 00:35:29.112 --> 00:35:31.448
  • was a lot of significancefor our nation
  • 00:35:31.448 --> 00:35:34.117
  • and for all our Christianity.
  • 00:35:34.117 --> 00:35:37.020
  • (dramatic music)
  • 00:35:37.020 --> 00:35:40.123
  • - Basically, this isthe beginning of the end
  • 00:35:40.123 --> 00:35:43.994
  • of the Communist reign forthis part of the world.
  • 00:35:43.994 --> 00:35:47.664
  • Christian TV now 24 hours a day,
  • 00:35:47.664 --> 00:35:50.267
  • connected by cable,on satellite,
  • 00:35:50.267 --> 00:35:54.171
  • and you have a vision inyour heart to even grow it
  • 00:35:54.171 --> 00:35:57.608
  • to multi-languages.
  • 00:35:57.608 --> 00:35:59.243
  • God bless you, Tudor,we're with you, my friend.
  • 00:35:59.243 --> 00:36:02.846
  • (dramatic music)
  • 00:36:02.846 --> 00:36:04.715
  • - [Narrator] MassiveCathedrals pierce the sky.
  • 00:36:04.715 --> 00:36:07.050
  • Turquoise Mediterraneanwaters welcome swimmers
  • 00:36:08.252 --> 00:36:11.088
  • and boaters and ancientcastles remind us
  • 00:36:11.088 --> 00:36:13.924
  • of bygone eras when humanpower ruled this world.
  • 00:36:13.924 --> 00:36:17.294
  • Southern Europe is hometo an astounding array
  • 00:36:19.162 --> 00:36:21.698
  • of rich history, delicious food
  • 00:36:21.698 --> 00:36:24.635
  • and welcoming people.
  • 00:36:25.602 --> 00:36:26.670
  • (dramatic music)
  • 00:36:29.072 --> 00:36:31.642
  • Today, millions of touristsjourney to Southern Europe,
  • 00:36:31.642 --> 00:36:34.878
  • many to see theiconic monuments.
  • 00:36:34.878 --> 00:36:36.980
  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:36:45.522 --> 00:36:48.125
  • The Eiffel Tower isvisited by an average
  • 00:36:50.494 --> 00:36:52.262
  • 25.000 people per day,
  • 00:36:52.262 --> 00:36:54.498
  • all looking toventure to the top
  • 00:36:55.632 --> 00:36:57.267
  • for the views of Paris below.
  • 00:36:57.267 --> 00:36:59.202
  • In Italy, peoplevisit the Colosseum,
  • 00:37:04.574 --> 00:37:07.177
  • where gladiators foughtwhen Rome ruled the world
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  • and to experiencethe Vatican's rich,
  • 00:37:10.881 --> 00:37:12.949
  • spiritual andartistic treasures.
  • 00:37:12.949 --> 00:37:14.918
  • In Greece, the mother ofdemocracy and philosophy
  • 00:37:17.120 --> 00:37:20.390
  • scan magnificentruins, including theAcropolis of Athens.
  • 00:37:20.390 --> 00:37:24.494
  • Iconic sites are not onlylimited to the larger countries
  • 00:37:28.832 --> 00:37:31.935
  • in southern Europe, thanks toits beautiful architecture.
  • 00:37:31.935 --> 00:37:35.372
  • The tiny island of Maltawas the site for filming
  • 00:37:35.372 --> 00:37:38.675
  • the fantasy capital of theHBO series Game of Thrones,
  • 00:37:38.675 --> 00:37:42.746
  • Austria's gorgeousmountains and hills
  • 00:37:42.746 --> 00:37:45.115
  • were the setting for thestory of the Von Trapp family
  • 00:37:45.115 --> 00:37:47.918
  • in The Sound of Music.
  • 00:37:47.918 --> 00:37:49.186
  • In fact, in orphaned Austria,
  • 00:37:49.186 --> 00:37:51.288
  • you can follow atrail that leads you
  • 00:37:51.288 --> 00:37:53.256
  • to the meadow where Mariateaches children Do Re Mi.
  • 00:37:53.256 --> 00:37:56.960
  • (soft music)
  • 00:37:56.960 --> 00:37:59.663
  • ♪ Do re mi
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  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:38:03.834 --> 00:38:05.969
  • - [Narrator] The food ofSouthern Europe is diverse
  • 00:38:05.969 --> 00:38:08.171
  • and a culinary adventure itself.
  • 00:38:08.171 --> 00:38:10.073
  • France offers a widearray of delicious bread,
  • 00:38:11.441 --> 00:38:14.411
  • famous champagne from champagne
  • 00:38:14.411 --> 00:38:16.813
  • and cheeses thatmelt in your mouth.
  • 00:38:16.813 --> 00:38:18.982
  • In Spain, largeplatters of paella
  • 00:38:20.617 --> 00:38:23.120
  • make for a heartylunch or you can sample
  • 00:38:23.120 --> 00:38:25.322
  • it's world famous jamon iberico,
  • 00:38:25.322 --> 00:38:27.924
  • reputedly the world'sfinest Iberian hams
  • 00:38:27.924 --> 00:38:31.194
  • often seen hangingfrom store windows.
  • 00:38:31.194 --> 00:38:33.463
  • Malta is known for itsrapid hidden and rich pasta.
  • 00:38:34.831 --> 00:38:37.768
  • In Cyprus, cheese made from goat
  • 00:38:38.869 --> 00:38:41.405
  • and sheep milk isserved fried, grilled,
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  • and of course, flamed.
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  • Greek olives add asalty spark of life
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  • to many dishes acrossall Southern Europe.
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  • Rich, unique and deliciousfoods are served daily.
  • 00:38:52.015 --> 00:38:55.385
  • (soft music)
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  • This region of the worldinvites us to experience
  • 00:39:02.759 --> 00:39:05.896
  • the Sistine Chapel, PabloPicasso's masterpieces.
  • 00:39:05.896 --> 00:39:09.866
  • And the most famous woman inthe world of art, Mona Lisa,
  • 00:39:13.470 --> 00:39:17.707
  • who greets thousands eachday craning to sneak a peek.
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  • Enjoy the richnessof Southern Europe's
  • 00:39:25.282 --> 00:39:27.684
  • undeniable fingerprintevident on so much
  • 00:39:27.684 --> 00:39:30.487
  • of Western culture even today.
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  • (seagulls cawing)
  • 00:39:38.862 --> 00:39:41.665
  • (soft music)
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  • - This is an unreached region
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  • in the Lisbon surrounding areas,
  • 00:40:06.289 --> 00:40:09.059
  • there is a church influence,but up in the north,
  • 00:40:09.059 --> 00:40:12.462
  • there's a few congregationshere and there.
  • 00:40:12.462 --> 00:40:15.131
  • But the general mass especiallyin the surf, skateboard,
  • 00:40:15.131 --> 00:40:19.469
  • student population,they don't know Jesus,
  • 00:40:19.469 --> 00:40:22.372
  • they haven't heard,they have no idea.
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  • So that's reallywhere we're focusing.
  • 00:40:24.741 --> 00:40:27.310
  • Surf Church reallyis an attempt to use
  • 00:40:29.646 --> 00:40:32.649
  • doing what we lovefor the one we love.
  • 00:40:32.649 --> 00:40:35.886
  • And since we are agroup of surfers,
  • 00:40:35.886 --> 00:40:38.054
  • we're integrating surf, oneof our lifestyle passions,
  • 00:40:38.054 --> 00:40:42.292
  • into our strategy to reachthe north of Portugal.
  • 00:40:42.292 --> 00:40:46.429
  • - Portugal just seemedlike the ideal place
  • 00:40:50.834 --> 00:40:52.969
  • to meet people with the passionof surfing because there's
  • 00:40:52.969 --> 00:40:56.773
  • a multitude of surfers herewho are always in the water.
  • 00:40:56.773 --> 00:41:01.745
  • There's never a day where therearen't surfers in the water.
  • 00:41:03.146 --> 00:41:06.516
  • I think we came with witha small little glimpse
  • 00:41:06.516 --> 00:41:09.586
  • of what it would be like andI don't think we realized
  • 00:41:09.586 --> 00:41:12.355
  • how big the communityof surfing actually was
  • 00:41:12.355 --> 00:41:15.592
  • and even would be for us.
  • 00:41:15.592 --> 00:41:17.827
  • And it, even from thebeginning it was such a natural
  • 00:41:17.827 --> 00:41:22.165
  • relationship to haveour surf church mesh
  • 00:41:22.165 --> 00:41:25.335
  • with Christian surfers.
  • 00:41:25.335 --> 00:41:26.970
  • And to begin theChristian surfers
  • 00:41:26.970 --> 00:41:29.673
  • port through here wassuch a natural step in
  • 00:41:29.673 --> 00:41:33.143
  • the direction of communitymeshed with surfing.
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  • (soft music)
  • 00:41:36.479 --> 00:41:38.915
  • - Probably all ofus have experienced
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  • that it's good tolearn from someone
  • 00:41:43.720 --> 00:41:45.922
  • that is further down theroad that has made mistakes
  • 00:41:45.922 --> 00:41:49.492
  • and done things right.
  • 00:41:49.492 --> 00:41:51.428
  • We can see that meetingwith individuals
  • 00:41:51.428 --> 00:41:54.431
  • throughout the weekto study the Bible,
  • 00:41:54.431 --> 00:41:57.200
  • talk about life, surf,
  • 00:41:57.200 --> 00:41:58.735
  • is a great chance toto grow in our faith.
  • 00:41:58.735 --> 00:42:03.506
  • So each of our team is meeting
  • 00:42:03.506 --> 00:42:06.009
  • with a couple peoplethroughout the week.
  • 00:42:06.009 --> 00:42:09.312
  • And our hope is thatthose people in the future
  • 00:42:09.312 --> 00:42:11.915
  • will do the same with others,
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  • and that the churchin Portugal can grow
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  • through personal relationships.
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  • ♪ Night
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  • - Just encouragesme to seek the Lord,
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  • to go more closer to him
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  • because I see how he is andhow he is with his family
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  • and how he's living hislife so close to God.
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  • And I want to be like that,you know, I want to feel that.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - [Man] We began at theend of April last year,
  • 00:42:49.219 --> 00:42:51.888
  • so we have about 10 months now.
  • 00:42:51.888 --> 00:42:54.257
  • And things have really blown up.
  • 00:42:54.257 --> 00:42:56.459
  • Last summer we hadlots of cool outreach.
  • 00:42:56.459 --> 00:42:59.562
  • And through the course of theyear, we've developed a core
  • 00:42:59.562 --> 00:43:02.732
  • group of believers around20, 20 to 25 people,
  • 00:43:02.732 --> 00:43:06.503
  • we've had baptisms, we'rehoping to have more baptism.
  • 00:43:06.503 --> 00:43:10.340
  • - We believe inGod, the Creator.
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  • And when you look around, whenyou see and feel the waves
  • 00:43:14.277 --> 00:43:17.914
  • and the nature and people,how beautiful is that?
  • 00:43:17.914 --> 00:43:22.919
  • So it's just, yeah, we wantto praise him for that.
  • 00:43:24.320 --> 00:43:27.323
  • So when we get togetherbeing crafty and artistic,
  • 00:43:27.323 --> 00:43:30.460
  • we just have greatfellowship and a good time.
  • 00:43:30.460 --> 00:43:35.065
  • So God gave us the passion
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  • and the fun to doall these things.
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  • And we want to give that back.
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  • And praise him for that.
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  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:43:46.710 --> 00:43:49.312
  • - As group, as church, weunderstand the Bible is enough.
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  • As we are going and studying
  • 00:44:03.960 --> 00:44:05.628
  • chapter by chapter on theBible and really go deeper
  • 00:44:05.628 --> 00:44:10.633
  • in this study,
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  • we believe thateveryone will receive
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  • what they need to grow intheir Christianity life.
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  • - [Man] My hope now is tokeep this momentum going.
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  • We really want to keepplanting churches.
  • 00:44:29.886 --> 00:44:32.589
  • We want this originalsurf church to grow
  • 00:44:32.589 --> 00:44:35.058
  • but from it, we want toplant more and more and more.
  • 00:44:35.058 --> 00:44:38.228
  • - [Man] Now working togetherwith other church planters
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  • in the north of Portugal,
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  • our vision is to seeover 50 new churches
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  • come into being inthe next 15 years.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - [Man] We welcome you to Spain.
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  • We are in Barcelona,
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  • spying out theland a little bit.
  • 00:45:03.453 --> 00:45:05.722
  • Pastor Juan Mejias.- Nice to see you.
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  • - You're one of the newestHillsong guys, okay?
  • 00:45:16.166 --> 00:45:20.837
  • For those thatare just tuning in
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  • and wondering what thatis behind, where are we?
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  • What are we seeing?
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  • - That's our church, man.
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  • No, I'm joking.
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  • This is rather familiar.
  • 00:45:29.612 --> 00:45:31.447
  • It's a massive church,it's a Catholic Church.
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  • It's been builtfor over 100 years,
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  • we still got about 20years to finish it.
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  • But it's an amazing church.
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  • Inside it's beautiful,
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  • full of light, full ofMediterranean flavor.
  • 00:45:41.491 --> 00:45:43.827
  • And so it's made by Gaudi.
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  • It's a very famousarchitect from here.
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  • (soft music)
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  • - [Man] Tell us what'sgoing on with Jesus
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  • in the middle of this place.
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  • - Well, Jesus is actuallytaking over Barcelona.
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  • We've been running churchfor about three years now.
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  • It's going to be andit's been awesome.
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  • You know, we startedwith only a few people.
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  • Meeting in a coffee shop
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  • and then from there justexploded to over 1000 people.
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  • (soft music)
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  • A lot of Spaniardsare actually looking
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  • for something different.
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  • And when they come to church,
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  • we just send themessage of the gospel,
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  • the live, you know,Jesus is live.
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  • And just people love it.
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  • They keep responding.
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  • Every week we seenew people coming in,
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  • we just inspire people,there is future for them.
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  • There's hope in Jesus forthem, you know, for us,
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  • this is a country wherechurch is being pushed away
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  • from society, you know, wehave our history of not doing
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  • all these things well doneas a church, you know,
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  • in the country for centuries.
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  • And so people no longertrust the church.
  • 00:46:35.578 --> 00:46:38.114
  • It's just in the corner.
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  • And when we're talking about,hey, we're going to your,
  • 00:46:39.582 --> 00:46:41.684
  • through your TVscreens is like, what?
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  • You know, we're coming backto the center of society,
  • 00:46:43.419 --> 00:46:45.955
  • just inspiring people,reaching people.
  • 00:46:45.955 --> 00:46:47.624
  • So people justcelebrated like crazy.
  • 00:46:47.624 --> 00:46:50.260
  • - Trinity Broadcastinghas an opportunity here
  • 00:46:50.260 --> 00:46:53.930
  • to acquire a fullpower TV station
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  • and we're looking into that,
  • 00:46:56.366 --> 00:46:58.401
  • and the idea thatwe could make Jesus
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  • much more famous together herein this city of Barcelona.
  • 00:47:01.337 --> 00:47:05.441
  • - I mean sure, it'sa great tradition
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  • and maybe you think of Spain,oh, integration nation,
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  • but we have Christian heritage
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  • and people love the church
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  • but it doesn't necessarilymean that, you know, people
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  • go to church and people knowJesus in a personal way.
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  • So, here we are, I willappreciate your praise
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  • for us because the roadis long, but you know,
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  • we are expecting for thenew paths or new roads
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  • our God is going to open here.
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  • (soft music)
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  • - Jesus is being declaredright here in Barcelona,
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  • and we love your friend.
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  • God bless you.- God bless you guys,
  • 00:47:34.971 --> 00:47:36.239
  • loved it.
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  • Thank you.
  • 00:47:37.073 --> 00:47:37.907
  • (scraping)
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  • (soft music)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • (soft music)
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  • (speaking foreign language)
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  • (soft music)
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  • - - [Narrator] Todaywe are in Austria,
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  • also known as theheart of Europe.
  • 00:51:03.779 --> 00:51:06.616
  • Austria is shaped like a key.
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  • And it's been prophesied to bethe key to Europe's revival.
  • 00:51:12.688 --> 00:51:16.792
  • - We've been many times calledthe heart of Europe, which,
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  • you know, you look at Austria,
  • 00:51:25.535 --> 00:51:27.170
  • we are pretty muchin the middle.
  • 00:51:27.170 --> 00:51:28.804
  • And Austria was formany, many years
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  • was a place wheremissionaries would come
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  • who would ministerin Eastern Europe.
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  • So we basically werea transition pointbetween the East
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  • and the West very often,
  • 00:51:39.849 --> 00:51:41.083
  • used to be called amissionaries graveyard,
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  • you know, 20 years ago,
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  • 30 years ago, it was a cursethat was put on the country.
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  • Few years back, Godsaid, that's gotta stop,
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  • you've got to turn that around.
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  • (soft music)
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  • Probably one of the mostsignificant festivals
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  • we've had was a march forJesus a few years back,
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  • about four years ago,and the last March
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  • for Jesus 10 years ago waswe had maybe four or five
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  • hundred people come.
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  • And it was nearly embarrassing.
  • 00:52:03.940 --> 00:52:05.474
  • And then two years ago,
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  • we had the next one and20.000 Christians showed up.
  • 00:52:08.911 --> 00:52:10.446
  • So something's happening inthe spirit realm in Austria
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  • that's based on the unityof the body coming together.
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  • - American missionaries toldus what you guys want to do
  • 00:52:19.188 --> 00:52:22.225
  • is not going to work.
  • 00:52:22.225 --> 00:52:23.292
  • You can't have a churchwith Austrians and refugees,
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  • people from back thenin the Eastern Bloc,
  • 00:52:27.563 --> 00:52:29.665
  • it was stillcommunist back then.
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  • It's not going to work.
  • 00:52:31.267 --> 00:52:32.468
  • - There wasn't reallya lot of open arms
  • 00:52:32.468 --> 00:52:35.104
  • for missionaries cominginto the country.
  • 00:52:35.104 --> 00:52:37.940
  • You had officiallyrecognized state churches
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  • like the Lutheran Church,the Reformed Church,
  • 00:52:40.042 --> 00:52:42.278
  • the Catholic Church,the Orthodox Church,
  • 00:52:42.278 --> 00:52:44.680
  • but Baptists, Pentecostals andothers were considered cults.
  • 00:52:44.680 --> 00:52:48.451
  • Weren't allowed to purchaseproperty in their name.
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  • Weren't given visas.
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  • If you were a pastor ofone of these churches
  • 00:52:55.024 --> 00:52:57.159
  • it was a great difficulty.
  • 00:52:57.159 --> 00:52:58.961
  • - For Easter, we wentdoor to door to every home
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  • in these 49 blocks witha three color invitation
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  • for an Easterbuffet with a choir
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  • hoping maybe 20people would come and
  • 00:53:09.238 --> 00:53:11.274
  • okay, we'll, settlefor three or four,
  • 00:53:12.441 --> 00:53:14.543
  • all that effort, but nobodycame, like not a single person.
  • 00:53:15.945 --> 00:53:19.482
  • It's a shame culture whereif I accept something
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  • from you, then I owe you.
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  • We evangelized on thestreet for 20 years.
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  • And in those 20 years,
  • 00:53:31.627 --> 00:53:32.895
  • we had less than 20people visit the church.
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  • Here, I've got my 6000 banners.
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  • March for Jesus,
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  • I was invited to beon the committee.
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  • I listened to them, but Idon't want to be part of
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  • something that nobody'sgoing to come to.
  • 00:53:49.679 --> 00:53:52.348
  • I said, you know, I'mcommitted if 300 people come
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  • and I will put a bannerin everyone's hand
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  • and we will looklike we're 3000.
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  • It took us four monthsto make those 300
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  • and I said when wemarch around that city,
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  • I promise you that the entirering will belong to us.
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  • It was already half anhour before the March.
  • 00:54:12.468 --> 00:54:13.903
  • It's just a scattered 50people in front of the stage.
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  • Think the march ofthe wooden soldiers.
  • 00:54:16.672 --> 00:54:18.240
  • We had these 300 banners thatwere so colorful and so tall.
  • 00:54:18.240 --> 00:54:23.245
  • And I just thought, you know,
  • 00:54:24.113 --> 00:54:25.681
  • they're just all gonna sit here.
  • 00:54:25.681 --> 00:54:27.616
  • And then just at the very end,
  • 00:54:27.616 --> 00:54:29.719
  • these people start swarming in
  • 00:54:29.719 --> 00:54:31.921
  • and we started handing themout just as fast as we could.
  • 00:54:31.921 --> 00:54:36.659
  • People were comingout of the woodwork.
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  • They weren't comingto the beginning,
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  • they were justflowing right into it.
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  • I don't even know wherethese people came from,
  • 00:54:44.567 --> 00:54:46.268
  • nobody knows wherethey came from.
  • 00:54:46.268 --> 00:54:47.970
  • I thought, how manypeople are here, you know?
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  • I counted between the poles.
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  • Hundred, hundred,hundred, hundred.
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  • I counted over 11.000
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  • and the police, there wereover 12.000, I could believe.
  • 00:55:02.017 --> 00:55:05.454
  • We are believing for 1000,we were hoping for 2000,
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  • we were praying for three.
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  • And by a miraclethere would be five
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  • but there was 12.000 people.
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  • (singing in foreign language)
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  • We owned it. we were singing,we were dancing and rejoicing.
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  • - [Crowd] Jesus!
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  • Jesus!
  • 00:55:24.140 --> 00:55:25.374
  • - The line of peoplejust never ended.
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • If you thought that'sthe end of the march
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  • and then a whole nothergroup is coming down
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  • the ring and then youthink is that the end?
  • 00:55:34.950 --> 00:55:37.186
  • And it just didn't stop.
  • 00:55:37.186 --> 00:55:39.488
  • And you just thoughtthis is so incredible.
  • 00:55:39.488 --> 00:55:42.258
  • It has to be having somekind of supernatural effect
  • 00:55:42.258 --> 00:55:46.095
  • on the city, something.
  • 00:55:46.095 --> 00:55:47.596
  • (soft music)
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  • - I love Jesus, and withoutJesus, you cannot do anything.
  • 00:55:49.198 --> 00:55:53.569
  • - [Crowd] Jesus.
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  • Jesus.
  • 00:55:55.037 --> 00:55:58.140
  • - If I just look back towhen we came here in 1985
  • 00:55:58.140 --> 00:56:00.543
  • and what it's like now,
  • 00:56:00.543 --> 00:56:02.578
  • I can just say it'slike night and day.
  • 00:56:02.578 --> 00:56:04.880
  • (mumbling)
  • 00:56:05.748 --> 00:56:07.016
  • - There's anopenness, the gospel,
  • 00:56:07.016 --> 00:56:08.517
  • particularly among young people
  • 00:56:08.517 --> 00:56:09.885
  • that I hadn't seensince the '70s.
  • 00:56:09.885 --> 00:56:12.121
  • People open to coming to God.
  • 00:56:13.055 --> 00:56:15.891
  • - Through the years,
  • 00:56:15.891 --> 00:56:17.092
  • I know lots of peoplehave been praying.
  • 00:56:17.092 --> 00:56:18.394
  • A lot of missionarieshave been here.
  • 00:56:18.394 --> 00:56:20.696
  • They've come, they've prayed.
  • 00:56:20.696 --> 00:56:22.598
  • Maybe they've gone back,
  • 00:56:22.598 --> 00:56:23.866
  • maybe they've gone backfeeling like a failure,
  • 00:56:23.866 --> 00:56:25.668
  • but their prayers were answered.
  • 00:56:25.668 --> 00:56:28.337
  • And we see it today where theatmosphere is so different.
  • 00:56:28.337 --> 00:56:32.975
  • It's historic what hashappened in this country.
  • 00:56:34.376 --> 00:56:36.512
  • So I think God has donean incredible miracle
  • 00:56:37.880 --> 00:56:41.350
  • in the past 30 years.
  • 00:56:41.350 --> 00:56:42.852
  • (crowd chanting and cheering)
  • 00:56:42.852 --> 00:56:44.620
  • (dramatic music)
  • 00:56:44.620 --> 00:56:47.356
  • Just the changein the atmosphere,
  • 00:56:49.959 --> 00:56:52.862
  • the people are moreopen to the gospel.
  • 00:56:52.862 --> 00:56:55.064
  • There have been churchesspringing up all over the city.
  • 00:56:56.398 --> 00:56:59.101
  • We're blessed when anotherchurch plant starts.
  • 00:56:59.101 --> 00:57:02.338
  • I mean, that shows that theHoly Spirit is really working.
  • 00:57:02.338 --> 00:57:05.241
  • (dramatic music)
  • 00:57:05.241 --> 00:57:07.977
  • - [Narrator] Thank you forbeing with us and coming along
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  • as we've seen what's happeninghere in Southern Europe.
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  • God is alive right herein Southern Europe.
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  • (dramatic music)
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