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Author: Jeff Bennett

  • What Does It Mean for Me to Be United in Christ?

    The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry exists to teach and promote Christian unity. There are many ways to learn more about us, but one that often gets overlooked is our FAQ section. We’ve answered over 90 questions on a variety of topics. Here are just a couple: What does it mean for me to be united with Christ? Every born-again believer who is saved by grace through...

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  • Saving Lives and Sharing God’s Love

    4-month-old Collen’s life wasn’t off to a great start. He had six fingers on each of his little hands and six toes on each foot. He also had a more critical need. Collen had a large growth on his tongue — so large he couldn’t nurse. He was undernourished and small. His health was declining. By God’ grace, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry...

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  • Discover the Importance of Christian Unity

    In the videos below, discover the Biblical basis for Christian unity and the resources that we’ve put together to equip the church to walk in it. Visit BeUnitedinChrist.com to learn more! Jesus died for our sins to unite us to God and one another Dr. John Henderson, Pastor and Professor, explains the impact of John 17 on his life and ministry, and tells us what we...

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  • Introducing Preschoolers to Jesus

    The Weirton Christian Center in West Virginia is committed to the at-risk children they serve, focusing on their spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. Each morning and before lunch, Christian teachers lead preschoolers to pray. Their spirits are filled with innocence, joy, and laughter. ”Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.” Proverbs...

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  • The Art of Taking Responsibility

    Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? – Matthew 7:3 – When conflict enters our relationships, we can be tempted to blame everyone and everything else. The sins of others seem perfectly clear to us—the tone of their voices, the errors in their logic, their selfishness and faulty memory—and their offenses stand out....

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  • Partnering with Abundant Ministries to Bring Access to Water

    In the slums of Lagos, Nigeria, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry partnered with Abundant Ministries Fellowship by providing funding for the drilling of a water well and water treatment plant adjacent to church property. In this photo, the community celebrates the dedication of the well and their now unlimited, free access to clean drinking water 24 hours a day. Abundant Ministries Fellowship’s mission is...

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  • Pride Brings Strife

    By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom. – Proverbs 13:10 – Perhaps the single greatest cause of strife in the body of Christ is pride. Not only does pride repel people and create division in our relationships, but it gives birth to countless other sins that also create division. Pride moves us to say hurtful things. Pride hardens our hearts to correction. It makes...

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  • Supporting Education in Meru, Kenya

    It has been said that in Meru, Kenya, the teacher-to-student ratio is 1:60. With classrooms of this size, it is rare for students to get the attention they need to be successful. While they may attend class faithfully, many students will end up leaving school illiterate or semi-illiterate. The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry sponsored Bible teachers and children’s pastors to visit this school....

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  • All Things in Common

    The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. – Acts 4:32 – In the early church there was a pattern of voluntary generosity among the disciples of Jesus Christ brought about by the Holy Spirit out of love for one...

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  • Supporting a Gospel Crusade in Kampala, Uganda

    By God’s grace, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry assisted with this large-scale gospel crusade in Kampala, Uganda, that touched the lives of countless millions. More than 10,000 people flooded the building and throngs stood outside to hear the Word of God. Over the course of a few days, 35,000 were ministered to on the church property, the evening services were shared with 5 million...

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  • A Prayer for Unity

    That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You. – John 17:21 – The night that He was betrayed, Jesus prayed for His disciples. He also prayed for all those who would become His disciples through their preaching. Of all the things Jesus could have petitioned the Father for in that moment, of all the things on His mind,...

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  • Witnessing Miracles in Zimbabwe

    The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry has been honored to partner with Jewish Voice Ministries International to establish medical clinics in impoverished nations. During a medical outreach in Zimbabwe, God stepped in to reveal His miraculous power to heal where medicine could not. Memory, the 44-year-old women pictured here, had not been able to walk or speak for three years. She was brought to...

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  • Be Joined to Some Visible Church

    The whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies – Ephesians 4:16 – You by yourselves are not the church, and you must not keep on saying “we” if you are not doing anything in connection with your church. You must consider yourself as a distinct individual, and your first concern in the sight of God must be yourself. The body is made...

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  • Ministering to the Homeless in South Africa

    A Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry volunteer in South Africa gives the thumbs up that she’s ready to hit the streets. She and a team of church workers are targeting the homeless, looking for those in need of a kind word, a hug, and a Hope that will never fade away. In this part of the nation are some of the most dangerous cities....

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  • The Unity of True Worship

    They sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” – Revelation 5:9 – When we appear before God in glory, we will sing a new song in perfect harmony without disruption. There will be no division....

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  • Supporting Orphans in Matamoros, Mexico

    These two precious girls are happy to receive daily love and care at their Christian orphanage in Matamoros, Mexico. It is estimated that there are more than 400,000 children without parents in Mexico, and of that number, 100,000 are homeless. The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry has donated to provide homes for 12 boys and 12 girls in two local “love homes” run by ministry...

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  • Armed with the Same Mind

    Since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. – 1 Peter 4:1–2 – An army of ants can accomplish great things together...

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  • Pointing People to Christ Through Drug Rehabilitation

    The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry provides funding to a 250,000 sq.ft. Teen Challenge facility in Ohio. While attending this program, clients begin to break addictive habits and learn who God is and why they should entrust their lives to His leading. By the time the program ends, clients are ready to reintegrate within their community, engaging in healthy lifestyle choices and participating in local...

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  • What is the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry?

    What is the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry? The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry is a non-denominational, non-profit organization committed to teaching and promoting Christian unity in accordance with God’s Word in order to bring about real change in the body of Christ. Through carefully researching, writing, publishing, and promoting a library of Bible-based resources that quote thousands of passages of Scripture and...

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  • Sharing the Gospel with Bicycles

    In a short-term missions trip to Matamoros, Mexico, partners from the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry and United in Christ Ministry Worldwide worked together to bless orphans and impoverished children like this adorable boy. They repaired the children’s damaged bicycles and gifted many new bicycles to those who had none In Matamoros, a bicycle is not just a toy; it’s an important mode of...

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  • Forgiven Much, love Much

    To whom little is forgiven, the same loves little. – Luke 7:47 – Jesus was dining at a Pharisee’s house when a sinful woman came and washed His feet with her tears, dried them with her hair, and then anointed them with fragrant oil. The Pharisee was upset. If Jesus were truly a prophet, then surely He would know the woman’s character and forbid her to...

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  • Distributing our Books to Students in Australia

    A Christian student in Melbourne, Australia, is presented with a copy of the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry’s powerful resource, “Heaven Is a World of Love.” Now this young woman can read two of the most eye-opening sermons on Heaven and Hell to have ever been shared. Originally presented by Johnathan Edwards, this read is certain to deepen her understanding and fill her with excitement...

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  • One Flock under One Shepherd

    Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. – John 10:16 – Christians are united to one another because of their common unity with the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We are one flock because we belong to Him. Our unity must be founded upon...

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  • Sharing the Gospel in Peru

    The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry contributed to a missions trip to Huaycan, Peru. Huaycan is a depressed suburb of the city of Lima. Dirt streets, broken down homes, and an arid landscape is the location this sweet little girl calls home. The missions team we sent worked to rebuild local homes, share the gospel and show God’s love to the men, women and children...

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  • The Master Plan of Reconciliation

    God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. – 2 Corinthians 5:19 – The work of reconciliation is not a small, peripheral aspect of God’s plan of salvation. Reconciliation is central to it. From the moment sin entered the world, God was carrying out His plan to atone for our sin...

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  • Bringing Hope and the Gospel to Woliso, Ethiopia

    A young girl smiles as she and her family receive new clothing, medical treatments, and the message of salvation from Christian partners in Woliso, Ethiopia. For many in this photo, this was the first time they had heard of Jesus Christ and of the hope He brings. “Freely you have received; freely give.” Matthew 10:8

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  • Introducing Brothers United

    We’re excited to announce Brothers United, a video series where Bob and Markus talk about what it means to live in unity with other Christians.

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  • Medical Missions in Ethiopia Open Doors for the Gospel

    In Ethiopia, it is estimated that around 33,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. With more than half of the population with no choice but to collect dirty water from unsafe sources, sickness and disease run rampant. This family came out to receive medical assistance at one of the humanitarian outreaches we helped support with our friends at...

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  • Do Not Be a Cause of Stumbling

    Let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. – Romans 14:13 – Passing judgment on other Christians is easy. Supporting their freedom in Christ is hard. Yet this is what the Lord requires. Some Christians feel free to wear jeans or shorts to church services. Others feel free to eat...

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  • Sharing Our Books With Believers in Australia

    A member of a church in Ringwood, Australia, was selected to receive a copy of the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry’s Premium Collection book, Essentials of Unity. She expressed her thanks and excitement to learn what the Bible really says about Christian unity and how she can apply this in her relationships with other church members.

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  • Walking in the Daylight

    Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. – Romans 13:13 – When the Lord redeemed us from sin and death, He called us out of the darkness into the light (1 Peter 2:9). God shined on our hearts and gave us spiritual eyes to see His glory (2 Corinthians 4:6)....

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  • Caring for Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya

    It’s hard to believe that this adorable little boy was left abandoned with his siblings in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. But his fate is all too common for children throughout this region. This is why the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry felt led to help establish a Christian orphanage in Nairobi. Now this boy and his siblings, and many other children, are able...

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  • Humility

    Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. – Philippians 2:5–7 – Pride is the main source of conflict, which makes humility essential for unity. Only...

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  • Everyday Acts of Love Open the Door for the Gospel

    A hot day in Florida is best enjoyed with a cup of fresh lemonade, so Christian workers at a local homeless ministry pass out lemonade to those less fortunate. It is a small act of kindness, but it opens the doors for the receiver to also receive the truth of God’s love for them and the new life available to all who will believe. “Owe nothing...

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  • What Unites Us

    You are all one in Christ Jesus – Galatians 3:28 – What is the bond that keeps these united ones together? Among other things, there is the bond of having the same origin. Every person who is a partaker of the life of God has sprung from the same divine Father. The Spirit of God has enlivened all the faithful alike. We discover the same life...

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  • Caring for Orphans in Haiti

    These young adults were rescued from the disaster of the earthquake that ravaged Haiti. Without families to care for them, their future was bleak. Now, thanks to our ability to provide assistance to dedicated Jesus followers in Carrefour, these boys will grow to preach the gospel in their homeland and make a national difference! “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their...

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  • Our Citizenship is Not of this World

    Our citizenship is in Heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. – Philippians 3:20 – Citizens from the same country have a passport and an allegiance in common, especially when competing against rival nations. During the Olympic games we witness the enthusiasm and joy of people united under their nation’s flag, representing their homeland in seeking a prize. How much...

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  • Spurgeon on our Union with Christ at Christmas

    That they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and You loved them, just as You loved Me. – John 17:22-23 – We have nearly arrived at the great merry-making season of the year. On Christmas day we shall find all...

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  • Volunteering at a Children’s Event in Motonto, Kenya

    In this photo, Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry volunteers get ready to kick off an open-air children’s event in Motonto, Kenya. This event brought more than 5,000 children out to hear the gospel message — many for the first time! What joy to see children respond to the invitation to make Jesus Christ the Lord of their lives! We believe Kenya will be saved...

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  • Do Not Be Bound with Unbelievers

    Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? … Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? – 2 Corinthians 6:14–15 – The unity of the church depends upon the purity of the church. It cannot be a mix of believers and unbelievers. The true church is composed of those who...

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  • Supporting Bible School in Davao, Philippines

    Across Davao City, Philippines, local churches connect in Christian unity to perform a joint community outreach: the Davao Vacation Bible School. The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry was honored to partner with these churches to reach into the impoverished neighborhoods of Davao City and its surroundings with the goal of ministering to every child living there. The love of God shone brightly as unbelieving families...

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  • Love Like Christ

    “Love one another; as I have loved you.” – John 13:34 – Christians, you also are to love one another not because of the gain that you get from one another but because of the good you can do for one another. I once heard a minister grumble about the Baptist denomination. He said, “I do not know what the denomi­nation ever did for me.” I...

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  • Blessing Believers in Montonto, Kenya

    At a recent event in Motonto, Kenya, pastors and teachers from across the region eagerly requested the resources we provided to further educate them on our Lord’s prayer for the unity of believers. How beautiful it was for our volunteers to witness their hunger! We pray that every leader who received our materials is inspired by Jesus’ prayer to teach the importance of Bible-based Christian unity...

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  • Be Holy

    As He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:15–16 – God is holy. He exists without any impurity, entirely set apart by the perfection of His spiritual beauty. We cannot stand in His presence without being made holy. We cannot be united to Him without being made...

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  • Helping with Drug Rehab in Latvia

    One of the ministries that we have been honored to support is Teen Challenge in Riga, Latvia. This program helps men to break drug and alcohol addiction and introduces them to Christ. This branch of Teen Challenge was established in 2004 and has graduated more than 400 men since that time! These are just a few of the lives that are being transformed through the efforts of Christians around the...

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  • Thanksgiving and Peace

    Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. – Colossians 3:15 NKJV – When our faith is rooted in Christ and His grace is conforming us to His image, thanksgiving overflows in our hearts. Deep gratitude is a natural outworking of our salvation. We deserve wrath. God gives us mercy and forgiveness instead. Nothing is...

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  • Caring for Orphans in Haiti

    By God’s grace, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry helped care for 50 orphans in Carrefour, Haiti. Every day these children are being fed, clothed, taught, and loved as the precious and wanted individuals that they truly are. This act of God’s love extended to them will change their lives forever! “The Lord … cares for the orphans and widows” Psalm 146:9

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  • Sharing Without Dividing

    Avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. – 2 Timothy 2:23 – Beliefs about God are personal but not private. Christians are to share what we believe with nonbelievers and to talk about our faith with other believers. Yet talking about religion is notoriously divisive, so how do we share our convictions without causing unnecessary conflict? The Puritan pastor and peacemaker Jeremiah Burroughs...

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  • Caring for the Homeless in Ohio

    By God’s grace, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry was able to bless City Rescue Mission, a Christian homeless shelter in Ohio, with a donation to help lodge and feed 25 to 30 people each day. “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but...

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  • The Love of Brothers and Sisters in Christ

    We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. – 1 John 3:14 NKJV – The assurance of our salvation, to know that we truly belong to Him, is a precious gift from the Lord. Evidence of love for our brothers and sisters in Christ is one of these assurances. A sincere, spiritual love for one another affirms our profession...

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  • Receiving Fresh Drinking Water in Meru, Kenya

    The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry is pleased, by God’s grace, to have sponsored the establishment of a well in Meru, Kenya, in partnership with a local ministry. This is another example of Christians uniting to impact the world! As up to 10,000 locals come each day to receive fresh drinking water, free of parasites and illnesses, they will read, “Come all who are...

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  • Christian Unity Glorifies God

    The ultimate aim of our unity as Christians is the glory of God. That is, to worship, honor, and exalt Him with one voice. Listen to how Paul closes his letter to the Romans: May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the...

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  • Teaching and Promoting Christian Unity in Ghana

    Students at a Christian university in Accra, Ghana, receive funding from the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry. This university is devoted to training students to be critical thinkers, morally sound, entrepreneurial in outlook and able to provide solutions to societal challenges. The students pictured here are being trained for ministry so that they can be released into their nation and reach the lost with the...

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  • Think Before You Speak

    “He who restrains his words has knowledge.” – Proverbs 17:27 NASB – Today we can instantly inform the world about whatever we happen to be thinking. But the Puritan pastor Jeremiah Burroughs wisely offers three cautions that help us to see how hastily sharing our opinions can cause unnecessary conflict and division between believers. Other people may misunderstand our thoughts and motives and therefore misjudge us and...

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  • Supporting Humanitarian Work after Hurricane Irma

    Unaltered Ministries, a ministry helping people to experience fullness of life through the gospel, and the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry joined together to serve families who had been devastated in Hurricane Irma’s descent upon Florida. Volunteers showed up at the first trailer home not knowing what the conditions would be like. The roof had blown off and the family was blessed to be...

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  • Grown through Trials

    Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. – James 1:2-4 NKJV – In his letter to a suffering saint, John Newton conveyed a precious truth of Scripture that few of us come to fully appreciate in this lifetime....

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  • Supporting At-Risk Children with Urban Impact

    At-risk students in 6th–12th grade who are vocally talented are invited to join the Urban Impact Choir, where they will learn not only to develop their vocal talent but who God is and why they should use their voices to glorify the Lord. This is a photo of the kids during one of their many Bible studies. The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry is...

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