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Happy 4th of July!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

– The Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776 –

Happy Independence Day to all our friends and partners from the USA! We hope today is a safe and enjoyable time of celebration!

Years ago, when we first visited the Statue of Liberty together as a couple, we were amazed at the feeling we felt standing under Lady Liberty’s shadow.

That day, we learned so much.

We learned that she was facing the old world, particularly France (where the statue came from), as a symbol that freedom was to shine from our shores into all the world still under oppression and tyranny.

We learned that there are broken shackles lying at the feet of the statue, representing the freedom needed for all who are oppressed throughout the world.

Through Christ, we can be free from sin, and then we can and should spread that freedom into every area and arena of this world.

Lastly, we learned that Lady Liberty was in mid-stride, walking.

To us, this meant that the movement for freedom is still going. America is a vision working day by day to be obtained, of one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

We have made such strides, but the work continues!

America has been such a blessing to the nations of the world. Everywhere we have traveled we’ve met amazing and courageous believers from this nation, of every background and skin color, doing great things for the people of the world. These people are rescuing children from slavery, feeding the hungry, serving the suffering, raising orphans, helping trafficked women get free, teaching people to read, bandaging wounds, and holding God’s people in their hearts in a million different ways.

Not only have we seen the strength of what God put in America when we look at the doers, we also see God’s blessing on the givers and supporters that send them and hold up their arms.

That brings us back to you. May you walk in total freedom and purpose every day of your life!

Happy July 4th, my friends! You are such a blessing! Keep high hopes burning in your heart for our nation. God is working! We shall be the generation that fulfills God’s will in our lifetime!

Have an awesome day!

All to Jesus!

Pastor Dustan

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