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5 Ways Faith-Based Organizations Help Meet People’s Needs in South Asia

WILLS POINT, TEXAS – Gospel for Asia (GFA) has been a leader in ministering to “the least of these”—the millions of people living in abject poverty in Asia—for nearly 40 years. Dr. K.P. Yohannan‘s, Gospel for Asia (GFA) founder, ground-breaking book Revolution in World Missions accurately foretold the need for a dramatic change of methodology… Continue reading 5 Ways Faith-Based Organizations Help Meet People’s Needs in South Asia

Faith-based organizations help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew

Multiple faith-based humanitarian organizations are responding to the disaster in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has focused on long-term needs of the hurricane victims, helping 16,643 people and partnering with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) to reach 10,000 people. NCA distributed hygiene kits with water purification tablets, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste… Continue reading Faith-based organizations help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew

Faith Comes By Hearing Presents ‘One Matchstick: The Senga Fire’

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Faith Comes By Hearing, an international Audio Bible organization, celebrates 50 years of ministry with the worldwide premiere of One Matchstick: The Senga Fire on December 4, 2022 at 6pm ET. “When we work together with our different gifts, we can say, God has accomplished this.” — Rev. Katete Jackson Jones, BiLTA,… Continue reading Faith Comes By Hearing Presents ‘One Matchstick: The Senga Fire’

Eastern European Mission Delivers 1.5 Million Bibles and Bible-based Materials to Eastern Europe During 2021

HURST, TX — Eastern European Mission (EEM), a group that has steadfastly worked to supply Bibles to Eastern European countries for the last 60 years, broke its 2020 record with the distribution of 1,529,668 Bibles and Bible-based materials into 32 nations and 23 languages – free of charge – in 2021. Even in the difficult… Continue reading Eastern European Mission Delivers 1.5 Million Bibles and Bible-based Materials to Eastern Europe During 2021

Faith Comes By Hearing Kicks Off 50th Year of Proclaiming God’s Word

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) enters its 50th year of ministry with celebration and excitement for what’s to come. “I am humbled by what God has done in these past 50 years,” said FCBH president and co-founder Jerry Jackson. “He gave us a mission so many years ago and continues to bring… Continue reading Faith Comes By Hearing Kicks Off 50th Year of Proclaiming God’s Word

Pray.com Partners with Unite Health Share Ministries to Inspire Gratitude, Spirituality and Faith

LOS ANGELES — Pray.com, the world’s most popular faith-based mental and spiritual health resource, today announced a partnership with Unite Health Share Ministries (UHSM), to help members and staff maintain their holistic health and well-being. UHSM is a faith-based health care nonprofit founded on Christian beliefs and values, and through this partnership, UHSM amplifies its… Continue reading Pray.com Partners with Unite Health Share Ministries to Inspire Gratitude, Spirituality and Faith

New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

MINISTRY LAUNCHES NEW GOSPEL OUTREACH -- IN AMERICA'S BIBLE BELT: Global Christian organization Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) is embarking on a new gospel outreach -- this time, in the heart of America's own Bible belt. Thousands in Dallas-Fort Worth -- a hub for migrants -- are crying out for a message of hope in the midst of the pandemic, financial stress, and turmoil, the organization says.

CRETE, IL — A ministry that shares the Bible with people in far-flung corners of the world is embarking on a new faith outreach — this time, in the heart of America’s own Bible belt. As desperate migrants from Central America and other countries flood into Texas, Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) says thousands of… Continue reading New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

Ratio Christi – Defending the Faith on Campus

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LAFAYETTE, IN – Ratio Christi is observing its tenth year of ministry in the most hostile place for Christianity in the United States – at the university campus. The non-profit is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. The ministry was established… Continue reading Ratio Christi – Defending the Faith on Campus

Faith Mission Canada – Prayer, Evangelism, & Revival

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON – Missions Box recently featured a story about Village Missions in Canada. I decided to follow up on that with another Christian missionary agency that is also committed to sharing God’s Word with our neighbors to the north. That decision may be somewhat connected to the fact that I lived there for nearly… Continue reading Faith Mission Canada – Prayer, Evangelism, & Revival

Faith-Based Documentary ‘ENDS OF THE EARTH’ Comes to Movie Theaters Nationwide for a Two-Night Only Cinematic Event on October 18 and 21

NASHVILLE, TENN – From Change Media and Mission Aviation Fellowship, the inspirational documentary ENDS OF THE EARTH will debut in movie theaters nationwide for two nights this October. The film weaves together past and present stories about the incredible lengths pilots, missionaries and local believers go to in order to bring the love of Jesus… Continue reading Faith-Based Documentary ‘ENDS OF THE EARTH’ Comes to Movie Theaters Nationwide for a Two-Night Only Cinematic Event on October 18 and 21

Military Couple Finds Faith, Hope in Marriage

SAMARITAN LODGE, ALASKA – Through Operation Heal Our Patriots, Marine Gunnery Sergeant David Mercado learned that God could heal their marriage and give them real hope. David Mercado, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, Ret.: I did one deployment in Afghanistan. We used to do a lot of security details. You name it, they stuck us on it.… Continue reading Military Couple Finds Faith, Hope in Marriage

Faith-Based Expert Available for Interviews on India COVID Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX — K.P. Yohannan — founder of global humanitarian agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World), best-selling author, and international speaker, who was born and reared in India — is available for media interviews on the current COVID crisis in India. What’s REALLY Going On in India Right Now? Millions are suffering as India’s… Continue reading Faith-Based Expert Available for Interviews on India COVID Crisis

Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

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ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia ACT is a Christian organization dedicated to serving Jesus Christ in and around the capital city of one of the most dangerous countries in Africa. Ethiopia ranks 36th on the Open Doors 2021 World Watch List, up three spots from 2019, but that list is focused primarily on the persecution of… Continue reading Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

157 Organizations Honored as ‘2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Today, the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 157 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020. Says BCWI CEO and Co-founder Al Lopus, “Today, we honor extraordinary organizations whose leaders took a wise, courageous, and necessary step. Faced with the simultaneous challenges of managing remote workplaces, shrinking budgets and… Continue reading 157 Organizations Honored as ‘2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Over 12 Million USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes Delivered to Families in the ‘Last Mile of Need’ by Faith-based Community

BAKERSFIELD, CA — Since the United States Department of Agriculture Farmers to Families Food Box Program launched in May 2020, the Faith-Based Community for Farmers to Families, facilitated by CityServe, has distributed over 12 million food boxes to families living in the “Last Mile of Need.” Currently comprised of over 1400 HUBs, the collaborative network… Continue reading Over 12 Million USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes Delivered to Families in the ‘Last Mile of Need’ by Faith-based Community

All-New Every Student Sent Platform Aims to Reverse the 70% College Faith Drop-off

AUSTIN, TX — US college ministries, youth ministries, Christian schools, and denominations have teamed together with Campus Renewal to mobilize college Gospel movements and reduce the 70% of Christian students who leave their faith in college. The first weeks when freshmen land on their new college campus are critical to solving this tremendous problem. This… Continue reading All-New Every Student Sent Platform Aims to Reverse the 70% College Faith Drop-off

Charitable Giving Study Offers ‘Reassurance and Warning’ to Faith-Based Nonprofits

RALEIGH, NC — A major new study reveals “an overwhelming majority” of donors don’t expect COVID-19 will curtail their charitable giving for the rest of the year. But experts warned nonprofit organizations not to be complacent in their fundraising efforts, saying there will be “winners and losers” in the quest for donations. The comprehensive, nationwide… Continue reading Charitable Giving Study Offers ‘Reassurance and Warning’ to Faith-Based Nonprofits

76 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Today, Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 76 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020. These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings from their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and July 2020. All organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary… Continue reading 76 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Faith-based Groups ‘Must Evolve Messaging’ to Engage ‘COVID Generation’

'EVOLVE OR DIE': Faith-based organizations must evolve the way they communicate to engage the "COVID generation" -- or risk becoming irrelevant, says InChrist Communications (www.InChristCommunications.com). The communications agency is staging a free, love webinar and expert panel discussion -- COVID-19: Your Message for the Next Season -- July 22 at 2 p.m. EDT. Register at www.inchristcommunication.com/inchrist-communications-webinar-panel.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the “COVID generation” — or risk becoming irrelevant, a leading communications agency said today. Many of America’s Christian organizations — churches, mission agencies, schools, rescue missions and other ministries — are looking for effective ways to… Continue reading Faith-based Groups ‘Must Evolve Messaging’ to Engage ‘COVID Generation’

‘We’re Grateful’: Faith Groups Grateful for CARES Act Loans | The Oklahoman

The new Life.Church Norman auditorium is seen on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The CARES Act rescued houses of worship that were forced to close during the recent COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Many faith groups and religious affiliates across the state grasped a financial lifeline through forgivable loans from the federal government. Congress approved the money through the Coronavirus Aid and Economic Security Act (CARES… Continue reading ‘We’re Grateful’: Faith Groups Grateful for CARES Act Loans | The Oklahoman

Christian Organizations, Churches, Rush to Join COVID-19 Crisis Communications Support Group

Amid coronavirus outbreak, InChrist Communications sets up free ‘Crisis CONNECT Network,’ weekly webinars CHARLOTTE — Christian organizations, churches, and other faith-based nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are rushing to join a “crisis communications support group” set up to help them navigate the coronavirus storm. The online “Crisis CONNECT Network,” created by national integrated communications… Continue reading Christian Organizations, Churches, Rush to Join COVID-19 Crisis Communications Support Group

Equip International: Where Faith & Work Go Hand in Hand

MARION, NC – The specialty of Equip International is unique among faith-based missions organizations. Barrie and Tillie Flitcroft founded Equip in 1996 after serving on several mission fields. Despite distinct differences in the countries where they served, they, nonetheless, observed some common needs they felt led to address. The Equip International website explains that: “After… Continue reading Equip International: Where Faith & Work Go Hand in Hand

Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 189 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2019. These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings of their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and December 2019. All 189 organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary… Continue reading Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

During Hanukkah, I Pray for People of All Faiths Who Are Oppressed – Yael Eckstein Opinion | Fox News

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, shares her thoughts on Hanukkah and her hope and prayer for divine intervention, for the power of light to overcome the darkness of religious oppression wherever it exists. Hanukkah, which began Sunday night this year, commemorates a great Jewish victory over oppression by the… Continue reading During Hanukkah, I Pray for People of All Faiths Who Are Oppressed – Yael Eckstein Opinion | Fox News

Worshipping Safely: UN, Faith Communities Unite to Prevent Violence

NEW YORK — In an era in which places of worship have become, too often, targets for violence, United Nations officials and religious leaders gathered in New York City on to talk over plans for preventing attacks against people of faith.The event, titled “Uniting to Prevent Violence in Places of Worship,” was held at the… Continue reading Worshipping Safely: UN, Faith Communities Unite to Prevent Violence

New Manual for Faith-Sensitive Approach by FBOs Excludes Proselytizing

GENEVA – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) have collaborated to publish a new manual of guidelines for a “faith-sensitive approach” by faith-based organizations (FBOs). The 88-page document outlines guidelines by the UN-affiliated Inter-Agency Standing Committee for acceptable approaches for FBOs offering humanitarian responses to people in need around the globe.… Continue reading New Manual for Faith-Sensitive Approach by FBOs Excludes Proselytizing

Helping Iraqis Overcome Trauma

NORTHERN IRAQ — Samaritan’s Purse is helping internally displaced families in Iraq heal from the ongoing wounds of trauma caused by ISIS’ reign of terror. They’re addressing these painful realities by sponsoring trauma recovery classes for men, women, and children in multiple locations across Iraq. From Mosul Family Center on the central Nineveh Plains, to… Continue reading Helping Iraqis Overcome Trauma

PragerU Campaign Spreads Awareness of Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

LOS ANGELES — In honor of January being National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, PragerU has launched a “Protect Children’s Innocence” campaign to educate the public about the evils of exploitation and sexualization of children on a massive scale. Change starts with awareness. Child exploitation and trafficking are affecting millions of children all over… Continue reading PragerU Campaign Spreads Awareness of Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

The Voice of the Martyrs’ 2023 Global Prayer Guide Says Four African Nations Hostile to the Gospel

BARTLESVILLE, OK — Four more African countries have been added to the list of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places to follow Christ. The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) added and designated Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and Niger as “hostile” nations in their annual 2023 Global Prayer Guide. VOM added… Continue reading The Voice of the Martyrs’ 2023 Global Prayer Guide Says Four African Nations Hostile to the Gospel

Elizabeth’s Story: Gospel Seeds Planted in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Elizabeth Groff praises God for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift she received while living in an orphanage in Ukraine. It softened her heart for the Gospel to take hold. Elizabeth Groff: When I was about one year old, my father was killed. After his passing my mom just really could not deal… Continue reading Elizabeth’s Story: Gospel Seeds Planted in Ukraine

Helping Families Living with Disability Find Their Place in Church

RIDGELAND, MS — Did you know that there is an unreached people group in your neighborhood? Only 5-10% of the world’s disabled population are effectively reached with the Gospel. That makes people with disabilities one of the largest unreached people groups in the world! For Joshua and his mother, a welcoming church in Ridgeland, Mississippi… Continue reading Helping Families Living with Disability Find Their Place in Church

Afghan Convert Shares Story of Fleeing Taliban

CENTRAL ASIA — Forty-year-old Abdulla*, his wife Nilufar* and their three children fled Afghanistan when the Taliban came to power in August 2021. Now living as a refugee in Central Asia, he shares his story about what life is like for Afghan people – and Christians – remaining in the country. *Name changed for security… Continue reading Afghan Convert Shares Story of Fleeing Taliban

SAT-7 Spotlights Top 5 ‘Evolving Crises’ in Middle East in 2023

EASTON, MD — A U.S. organization focused on the Middle East and North Africa is casting the spotlight on what it calls the region’s top 5 “evolving crises” at the start of 2023. With the world’s gaze fixed on Ukraine-Russia and muscle-flexing in China, “seismic events unfolding in the Middle East are simply off the… Continue reading SAT-7 Spotlights Top 5 ‘Evolving Crises’ in Middle East in 2023

Former Persecutor Finds Christ in Colombian Prison

COLOMBIA — Thirty-year-old pastor John used to persecute Christians after joining a paramilitary group to seek revenge for his father’s death. But it was while John was serving time in the Colombian prison that he met Jesus – and his whole life changed. John – Colombia: “When I was not a Christian, I was one… Continue reading Former Persecutor Finds Christ in Colombian Prison

GFA World Helps Light Up Stoney Creek

St. Cyprian BEC begins the Advent season by hosting a community event to help bring light to our neighbourhood this Christmas (https://www.bechurch.ca/).

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — Every year GFA World and their mission partner, St Cyprian BEC, work together to bring beauty and light to their neighbourhood. One of the ways we do this is by turning three large evergreens into Christmas trees! On November 27 we held a Christmas Tree Lighting. At this event, the Christmas… Continue reading GFA World Helps Light Up Stoney Creek

Persecuted Christians in the Middle East Receive Vital Winter Supplies

MIDDLE EAST — As winter continues, persecuted Christians in the Muslim world are facing hunger and bitter cold. When humanitarian aid does make it to these areas for distribution, Christians are overlooked — intentionally left out by authorities because of their faith. They cling fervently to Christ despite all opposition and hardship.In response the Help… Continue reading Persecuted Christians in the Middle East Receive Vital Winter Supplies

Gospel Opportunities in Fiji

FIJI — Meet Ravina Kumar, national discipleship coordinator for Operation Christmas Child in Fiji. She is one of 6,100 people globally who volunteer on National Leadership Teams to guide the efforts of Samaritan’s Purse in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication within their respective countries. The ministry is advancing the Gospel in the Pacific through gift-filled shoeboxes… Continue reading Gospel Opportunities in Fiji

Children Discipling Children in Suriname

SURINAME — Charahja began teaching the discipleship course The Greatest Journey to other children in her native Suriname on the northeastern coast of South America. When she was just 14 years old. Working with her mother, the two are passionate about seeing children reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Charahja Van Broekhoven –… Continue reading Children Discipling Children in Suriname

GFA World Celebrated Serving Alongside Local Churches for 38 Years

GFA World Canada celebrates 38 years of serving God and humanity while their field partner St. Cyprian serves as a collection centre for OCC shoeboxes (https://www.bechurch.ca/).

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — November 14-20 marked this year’s National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes. St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church (BEC) was proud to once more serve as an OCC collection centre for Stoney Creek. Also, GFA World Canada celebrated their 38th anniversary on November 19th. Every year during National Collection Week,… Continue reading GFA World Celebrated Serving Alongside Local Churches for 38 Years

Franklin Graham Thanks God for How Operation Christmas Child Has Grown

CHARLOTTE, NC — Celebrating the 200 millionth shoebox gift collected since 1993, Franklin Graham encouraged staff and volunteers at the Charlotte Processing Center this Christmas. These shoeboxes represent opportunities to tell boys and girls about the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Greatest Gift. Franklin Graham – Samaritan’s Purse CEO and President: 29 years ago right here… Continue reading Franklin Graham Thanks God for How Operation Christmas Child Has Grown

Ian’s Perfect Gift: A Pediatric Wheelchair and Gospel Hope

EL SALVADOR — Four-year-old Ian from El Salvador was born prematurely. Lack of oxygen at birth caused a brain injury, leaving Ian with cerebral palsy. Living under the double weight of poverty and disability, Ian’s parents couldn’t afford a wheelchair for their son. Then, at a Joni and Friends Wheels for the World™ outreach in… Continue reading Ian’s Perfect Gift: A Pediatric Wheelchair and Gospel Hope

Qatari Christians Call for Prayers During World Cup

QATAR — While Christian migrants are able to worship openly, native Qatari Christians are forbidden from having their own church or even entering one. Christians in Qatar are calling for prayers that the media coverage during the World Cup will provide an opportunity to reach more people. Qatar has been one of the countries participating… Continue reading Qatari Christians Call for Prayers During World Cup

Shoebox Gifts Impact Mongolian Family

BAYANKHONGOR, MONGOLIA — Baljinnyam praises God for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift he received when he was 13 in Mongolia. Through that gift, he gave his life to Christ. Now, Baljinnyam is an adult and saw his young daughter receive her own shoebox and learn more about Jesus. Baljinnyam: My name is Baljinnyam. I… Continue reading Shoebox Gifts Impact Mongolian Family

Hurricane Ian ‘Christmas’ Story

ENGLEWOOD, FL — You could barely see the petite woman standing on her porch behind the mangled trees and debris from Hurricane Ian. Despite the massive destruction, the 74-year-old woman who goes by “Christmas” greeted Randy Martin and Will Murphy, two chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT), welcoming them into her Englewood,… Continue reading Hurricane Ian ‘Christmas’ Story

Calls for World Cup Host Qatar to Embrace Religious Freedom

QATAR — This year, Qatar will become the first Arab nation to ever host the World Cup. But behind the polished veneers of the sparkling stadiums things in Qatar aren’t as pristine as they seem, according to Christian charity Open Doors. Since winning hosting rights for the World Cup more than a decade ago they… Continue reading Calls for World Cup Host Qatar to Embrace Religious Freedom

Great Joy in Ohio Through Operation Christmas Child

WADSWORTH, OHIO — Kristel and Matt Stone praise God for the thousands of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts they have been able to pack at their Ohio farm over the years with help from family and friends. They are grateful that, through these gifts, boys and girls in need around the world are hearing the… Continue reading Great Joy in Ohio Through Operation Christmas Child

Baylor Data: Prison Fellowship International Program Builds Case for Restorative Prisons

ATLANTA — Prison Fellowship International (PFI), an international nonprofit ministry working to transform the lives of prisoners through Jesus’s love, was in the spotlight Thursday as a diverse group gathered at the American Society of Criminology 77th Annual Meeting to examine the future of criminology. During an examination of the robust role of religion in… Continue reading Baylor Data: Prison Fellowship International Program Builds Case for Restorative Prisons

Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission has launched a massive ‘heat and hope’ project to rush generators and critical supplies of firewood, coal and thermal blankets to local churches helping Ukrainian families facing a brutal and potentially deadly winter. The Ukraine Winter Heat and Hope Project, organized by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org),… Continue reading Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty? In existence for many years, child sponsorship has been adapted by… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

Evangelist Andrew Palau Shares the Gospel with More Than 200,000 People Through Massive Regionwide Festival in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Fourteen years after renowned evangelist Luis Palau’s historic campaign in Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires, the Palau Association returned to deliver the same message of hope to a new generation of Argentines, this time led by Luis Palau’s son, Andrew Palau. Standing in front of a sea of people in… Continue reading Evangelist Andrew Palau Shares the Gospel with More Than 200,000 People Through Massive Regionwide Festival in Argentina

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