Witness/Outreach

The Witness/Outreach ministry is dedicated to equipping, supporting, and encouraging everyone at GVLC - of all ages - to serve and witness faithfully in our community, across cultures, and throughout the world. We also support missionaries worldwide and provide opportunities for mission work/trips.

Being a follower of Jesus Christ means being a faithful witness and a caring and loving member of society through acts of service, kindness, and sharing the most important message anyone could ever share - God's incredible love for humanity that provides a way out of the hopeless, eternal death of sin and into a saving, eternal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our ministry is dedicated to encouraging and supporting members of GVLC to share their faith and reach out to those who do not yet have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. God's desire is that all people receive His forgiveness and salvation, and we at GVLC are dedicated to living out Acts 1:8 and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).

Our deacon for Witness/Outreach is Thom Mielke (Deacon for Witness/Outreach).

 

RESOURCES & INFORMATION
(click the links below to learn more about each)

Guiding Verses
Thought for the Month
Questions to Challenge Us as We Live the Great Commission
Witnessing Tips
Writing a Personal Witness (Testimony)
Helpful Resources (books, websites, etc.)
Other Ways to Witness

 

GUIDING VERSES

Matthew 28-19-20
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." 

Mark 16:15
"(Jesus) said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.'"

James 4:6
"But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.'"

Ezekiel 18:23
"Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?”

Ezekiel 33:8-9
"When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself."

1 Timothy 2:4
“(God our Savior) wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”

 Matthew 18:14
“In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.”

Acts 20:24
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.”

Acts 1:8
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

 

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH

All followers of Christ are, by definition, people who love and serve God and others. We do this through acts of kindness and service, and through sharing our faith with others. We therefore obey the words of Christ in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and go into all the world telling of God's great love and why becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ is true life and the only way to salvation.

Let us reflect on the following as an encouragement, even a challenge, in our daily calling to serve and witness to those God has placed in our paths and circles of influence:

  • If we really believe that those who die without hearing about Christ and those who reject Him are eternally lost in Hell … what can we do to make sure that they hear and learn about Jesus before it is too late? By not telling them about Jesus and His forgiving love ... what message are we saying to them? If we say that we truly care about where they will spend eternity, we need to have actions that support our words.
  • "I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live." (Ezekiel 33:11)  What can you do to tell someone about Jesus before it is too late?
  • "(God our Savior) wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." (1 Timothy 2:4)  Who is God placing in your path who needs to know the Gospel message?
  • If your "love for Jesus" means your "love for others" is only reserved for those who are just like you, then do you really have a love for Jesus?
  • "(Jesus) said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." (Mark 16:15)  What 'part of the world' has God placed you in to share what you have with others?
  • As a firefighter sets aside his fear and focuses on the fate of those caught in a fire, so may we cast aside our fear and let God use us as His instrument to snatch them from the fire.

QUESTIONS TO CHALLENGE US AS WE LIVE THE GREAT COMMISSION

All followers of Christ are, by definition, people who love and serve God and others. We do this through acts of kindness and service, and through sharing our faith with others. We therefore obey the words of Christ in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and go into all the world telling of God's great love and why becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ is true life and the only way to salvation.

As a congregation, GVLC is considering a series of introspective questions that are Biblically based and challenge us as we walk in faith and obedience to Christ. How we reflect upon and answer these questions will demonstrate our commitment to Christ's calling to serve others and be a witness in our community, and spur us on to truly live the Great Commission as a congregation.

  • If GVLC closed its doors, would the community/city miss us?
  • Would the people in our community think to ask GVLC for help?
  • How far beyond the walls of GVLC does our ministry reach?
  • What is the model Jesus provides for us in Scripture?
  • Are there hurting, broken people in our community who need an extra dose of mercy, who long to be noticed and cared for?
  • Are we willing to offer community to those who have no community, to be family for those who have no family?
  • Have we ever asked our community leaders, “How can we help you?”
  • When was the last time you were really proud of what GVLC was doing?
  • Of all the things our church is doing, what should we abandon so we become more externally focused?
  • Whose lives are different because of GVLC?
  • What can we do that would cause people to marvel and say, "God is at work in a wonderful way, because no one could do these things unless God were with them"?
  • Should GVLC be focused more on Service or “Serve Us”? Which do you think is more important to God and His Kingdom?
  • Are we called to “do church” or “be the church”?
  • What if we were only satisfied if 100% of us were ministering in some capacity inside the church or in our communities?
  • Imagine how different our community would be if every follower of Christ in every church in our community began loving and serving others in a meaningful way. What do you think would happen in the lives of the believers? In the churches? In the community?

WITNESSING TIPS

The following anecdotes and tips are designed to help Christians be faithful in their witnessing efforts. We must first realize that it’s all about God, not us. We must have softened hearts and listening ears for God’s leading. We are His vessels to use for His glory.

Another important concept is the need to overcome fear by relying on God's strength and power. This is best done when one focuses not on one’s self but on the other person – seeing the other person as God sees them (with a deeply compassionate heart). When we don’t know their eternal destination, our heart should ache and motivate us to overcome any fear. If we are more concerned with the impact to us (how we say something, what they think, being rejected, etc.) than our grief over their soul possibly being lost for eternity, then we are operating based on fear not love or faith. See 1 John 4:18.

It is important to emphasize that we are not called to be successful; rather, we are called to be faithful. The Holy Spirit empowers us to plant a seed; others, we pray, come along and water it; still others may see the harvest. God is the one who makes it grow. See 1 Corinthians 3:5-9.

God has created each one of us in a unique way, with unique personalities which God uses for His purposes and glory. The following thoughts are not all-inclusive, and they are meant to be considered as one is moved and led by God. We pray these are helpful and edifying as you take part in the greatest work you could ever do - in response to what God did for you - that others may know the free gift you have been given that is also offered freely to others.

  • To get started in witnessing to others, does one take baby steps to get comfortable or take a “giant leap”?  Is there a process to go through, and does mentoring help? Taking baby steps is a good thing, because we all fall over and get bruised (big deal). Baby steps can be things like passing out gospel tracts, inviting friends to church, doing random acts of kindness, welcoming new immigrants to the community, serving those in need, and just being ready to answer when someone asks you why the way you are.  It’s also good to remember that even the most “experienced” witnesses are still taking baby steps every day. A better analogy than baby steps is likening evangelism to swimming. My flesh still hates diving into a swimming pool. The moment I do so it is very uncomfortable, but my flesh adjusts in seconds. It's the same with witnessing - you have to just do it. Dive in. Rely on the strength of the Holy Spirit. It will make you grow like nothing else. As for mentors, they really aren’t needed. Our conscience is our coach. It should drive us to do it every day.

  • "I know God wants me to share my faith, but if I don't, does it hurt my relationship with Him? If we are saved by faith and not works, why can't I have that relationship with God without witnessing?”  This is an honest question. Here’s the problem. We know that we are saved because the fruit of God’s Spirit begins manifesting through us. God is love, therefore we should be filled with love, if we have been truly saved. Think of this scenario. You are in Africa. A child is lying on the ground in front of you starving to death. You have food in your hand. You know God wants you to share the food with the dying child. So the question is, “Why can’t I have a good relationship with God, without sharing the food?” You have to answer that yourself.

  • What are your personal fears about sharing your faith?  I hope you have at least one fear, because that means you are serious about reaching the unsaved. We often forget we have access to the power of the Holy Spirit, who can help us overcome our fears. Love and concern for the welfare of our hearers should cause us to quickly say, “I don’t care about myself, my fears. I care about the eternal fate of these people.”  Don’t listen to your fears, listen to your faith. Fear whispers that you can’t. Faith says that you can, because faith brings God into the equation. Faith runs toward Goliath.

  • "I have never met anyone, no matter how unpleasant they may be, of whom I thought to myself, ‘You can go to hell. I don’t care.’” We all know people who are not connected to Jesus. If you truly care about their eternal fate, try these action steps. Pray daily, “Lord, as I interact with others today, help me to see them as You do.” Ask God what He wants you to do about what you’re noticing. Choose three people you know who do not know Christ and write their names on a piece of paper. Put that paper where you will see it daily (perhaps in your Bible) and pray for them by name. Look for opportunities God will give you to engage them in spiritual conversations so they will be introduced to Jesus. Never give up! It may take countless conversations and years of prayer for the Holy Spirit to work faith in them. And remember we are called to be faithful, to plant seeds… others may water it down the line, and the Spirit does the work.

  • Witnessing through Serving - Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” What better way to show the love of Christ than by serving others. Even Jesus, Son of God and King of Kings, did not come here to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom. I encourage you to intentionally set aside time to reflect and pray, asking God, “How can I serve your people with the resources and talents You have provided me?” Once God has put His burden on your heart for a particular person or group, trust Him and step out in faith toward service. And remember what Hebrews 10:24 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Find a partner to assist you by praying for you or through hands-on service. And remember that the ultimate goal here is the opportunity to tell others about the Gospel.

  • The Tyranny of the “Or” … The Genius of the “And” – Loving and serving, defending the cause of the poor and needy, are what it means to know the Lord. But good deeds, in spite of all the wonderful things they can accomplish, are not sufficient to lead a person to Christ. Good works can be a bridge or road, but they are not the saving message. It is the Gospel that is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16), and “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17). And Romans 10:14 says, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” It’s not an either/or …it’s a both/and. It’s about serving and telling. Followers of Christ deeply desire to work and pray toward sharing Christ with nonbelievers. All of us should take the initiative to be trained in telling our faith stories and the basics of the Gospel message. Service can tee up the opportunity, but we have to swing the club.

  • Being Kind is Not Enough - I recently heard about a Christian group sharing "God's love" with strangers, by giving them a hug (they held up signs that said “Free Hugs”). The leader of the group was asked if they shared the Gospel with the strangers they hugged. They didn't. It was "relationship evangelism." Yes, they were going to Hell if they died in their sins, but they didn't want to be pushy. They didn’t even hand out tracts. In a list of "Ten Ideas for Everyday Outreach," a leading Christian magazine recently suggested praying for people "as you walk by them," tell them you appreciate them, leave notes of encouragement, pick up trash, leave a thank you note for waiters, be friendly, etc. If that's outreach, what are they reaching out for? Is it so that if sinners die in their sins they will think about how nice Christians were to them, and how they keep the sidewalks free of trash? They will need more than a hug, in Hell. Think of how bold a person has to be to run around with a sign that says "Free Hugs." Why cannot that boldness be redirected so that in addition to giving hugs, being kind, etc. one can also share the Good News? We need to remember the sage truism, "How shall they hear without a preacher?" and be true and faithful witnesses. If we truly care about the lost, we not only have to serve and do kind deeds, but we also have to tell them why they need a Savior and the grace freely offered to them if they repent and put their trust in Jesus Christ.

  • "Our motive for sharing and reaching out to the lost must be the love of Jesus. If it is anything else we will be exposed and ineffective. How can we be sure our hearts are in the right place before witnessing?"- We simply ask God to search out our motives (see Psalm 139:23-24). However, consider this ... If you think that your motive isn't right (I'm not talking about willful sin, but that you are witnessing because of a sense of guilt, etc. … still go). If you were rescued from a burning building by a fireman who left the firehouse because he felt guilty not coming to the fire, as far as you are concerned, his motive for rescuing you is a non-issue. He did it. That's all that matters. So don't get hung up on why you reach out to the lost, just do it, while there is still time.

  • When opportunity knocks at your door…literally - When someone rings your doorbell (perhaps it’s a Mormon or Jehovah’s Witness, or a salesperson or political candidate), think of it as an opportunity to be a witness for Christ. While these kinds of visitors can sometimes be annoying, as followers of Jesus we are to be kind and loving to all people. Greet them with a smile, and tell them up front that you will gladly listen to what they have to say and that you would like the opportunity to share something with them when they are done. Then truly listen. Afterwards, share the Gospel with them. By the way, if you want info about certain cults like Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses and how to witness to them, check out this web site: www.livingwaters.com/witnessingtool

  • Should parents allow or even encourage their children to build friendships with unbelievers? - We are all called to be salt and light on earth, and that includes children. Christian parents should first talk privately with their children about what we believe as followers of Christ, and in an age-appropriate manner, discuss with them what non-Christian children believe. Encourage your children to be friendly with non-Christian children, and if friendships develop, make sure those children feel welcome, safe, and accepted in your home. Find ways to invite those children and their families to attend activities that would expose them to the Christian faith and help them better understand what you believe. And of course pray for them and ask God for continued opportunities to share the Good News with them.

  • Law to the proud, grace to the humble - James 4:6 says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." This is the heart of how Jesus, Paul, Peter, and others in the Bible witnessed. When you witness to an unbeliever, first break the ice with them, and as you ease into spiritual matters, get a sense of how proud or humble they are. If they are open to the idea of God and seem deeply concerned about their eternal fate, shower them with grace – tell them the Good News so they have the opportunity to come to faith and be assured of salvation. If, however, they demonstrate they know it all and want to believe in their own god, then trying walking them through the Ten Commandments (the Law) to see how they measure up. Let them evaluate themselves (no one else is judging them). The Law is a mirror, and it will hopefully make them aware of their desperate need for a Savior. Then you can share the Gospel with them.

  • Six Keys to Witness to a Loved One – For most of us, it is easier to witness to a stranger than a family member or someone else very close to us. Here are six keys to help make it easier: 1) Pray – Put them in the hands of God and let them know you're praying for them. 2) Live a blameless life – We all know perfection is impossible, but don't give them a reason to consider you a hypocrite. 3) Give your testimony – Use first person (e.g. "I realized…") and be sure to do this when they're alone. 4) Partner with a Christian friend – Make an agreement with a fellow believer to witness to one another's loved ones. 5) Be rich in good works – Let them see faith in action. 6) Seek first the Kingdom of God – Be faithful to Christ. Read and study God's Word. Ask the Holy Spirit daily for power. Learn how to witness.

  • Writing Your Personal Testimony – Part 1: We begin a three part series on how to clearly share with others the story of Christ in your life - the reason for your hope. 1 Peter 3:15-16 tells us to “…always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” Get a piece of paper because it helps to write down your personal witness (testimony). First remember what God has done for you personally … How is your life different because of His presence? Your story + His story = Your Personal Witness. We can learn from Paul’s testimonial style, as shown through his appeal to King Agrippa in the book of Acts. It is a powerful example to follow. In Acts 26, Paul gives his defense in court for his belief and ministry. He honestly and boldly shares his conversion “with gentleness and respect,” as we are instructed to do in 1 Peter. As a result, King Agrippa responds: “You almost persuade me to become a Christian” (Acts 26:28b NKJV). Read Paul’s testimony in Acts 26:2-23, and we’ll continue next time.

  • Writing Your Personal Testimony – Part 2: We pick up from Part 1 above. Did you read Acts 26:2-23? What do you learn from Paul's testimony? How can this help you formulate your own witness to others? To begin to share your story, remember who you are – a child of Christ – and what God has done for you through Christ. We would be lost forever in hell if it weren’t for God’s grace and someone sharing that Good News with us – our family, a friend, a pastor, etc. Dedicate significant thought and time (prayer too!) to formulating your personal story on paper. Answer these questions to get you started: What has God done for me personally? How has my life changed because of His presence? What verses in the Bible support that? What does Christ's sacrifice on the cross mean to me personally? Consider using these phrases for help in stating your own testimony: "This is how Jesus changed my life…", "I realized I needed a savior when…", "Because I have a close relationship with Jesus, I…", "I became reconnected with Jesus when…", "I thought God would never forgive me/love me because I _____, but…". When you have finished formulating your personal witness, practice speaking it. Then, get with a Christian friend to share. Finally, pray that the Lord blesses your testimony, and ask Him specifically to open doors for you to share His message and His love with the people you meet. Next month, we'll look at an example and provide further resources.

  • Writing Your Personal Testimony – Part 3: Continuing from Part 2 above … Here is an example of a testimony using the Law/Gospel approach (but never use terms like "Law" and "Gospel" – it's best to avoid "church-speak" when witnessing): "I didn't realize that the Bible warns that for every idle word I have spoken, I will have to give an account on Judgment Day. I thought that as long as I believed in God and tried to live a good life, I would go to heaven when I died. I was so wrong. Jesus said that if I as much as looked with lust, I had committed adultery in my heart, and that there was nothing I could do to wash away my sins. I knew that if God judged me by the Ten Commandments on Judgment Day, I would end up guilty, and go to hell. It was when I acknowledged my sins that I began to understand why Jesus died. It was to take the punishment for my sins, and the sins of the world." Then, depending on the person’s openness, you may ask, "How do you think you will do on Judgment Day, if God judges you by the Ten Commandments?" Then you can explain what God did for them through Jesus. More examples and further ideas are available below.

  • Truly Listen - We should learn to relate God's love to the needs of the person to whom we witness. That means we should not be so focused on what we want to say, that we fail to learn where the other person is, or what may trouble him or her. How do you learn? Ask questions, like "How are things going in your life?" or "Do you have any plans for the future?" Then listen. Listen to see how you might best reply, from your own experience as a Christian or from what the Bible tells you. And, of course, take time each day to pray for God's guidance, and for His help to make you a faithful witness. Yes, pray, before and after you share your faith with someone else.

  • Just Tell Your Story - Spend a few moments contemplating answers to the following questions: What great things has God done for you? When was the last time you told someone else about what Jesus did on the cross, or what God has done in your life? While God calls some people into church work professions as pastors, missionaries, or teachers of the faith, Scripture indicates that all Christians are to speak about God’s wonderful works with the people God has placed in our lives. As we go about our daily lives, we are to tell our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers about how God has provided for us and how He works in our lives to bring peace, hope, and joy through Jesus Christ. We do not have to worry about whether we have enough training to share our faith, or that we will say the wrong thing. Rather, each of us can simply share what God means to us, how we see Him working in our lives, and why we follow Jesus. As we share our faith with others, God strengthens our own faith and uses our words to touch the lives of our listeners. And when we don’t know our listeners’ eternal destinies, what greater motivation can there be to simply tell our story?

  • Witnessing to Co-workers - Part 1: First, be sure you are respectful to your employer and set a good example in your work ethic by working "as to the Lord" (Colossians 3:23). When others around you grumble and complain, if you have a calm, forgiving, steadfast spirit, it will make an impression. As you respond in a Christ-like way to angry coworkers and stressful circumstances, people will see a difference in your life. Always be friendly and courteous, and show genuine interest in your coworkers’ lives. Invite them out to lunch to get better acquainted. Share their joys and sorrows by congratulating them in their good times and offering to pray for them in their bad times. And be sure you do pray for them; then follow up by asking them about the situation you prayed for. They will be moved by your concern. If coworkers are discussing what they did during the previous weekend, you can share your excitement about attending church services or a special church event. Ask others if they have any plans for celebrating Christmas or Easter; be nonjudgmental of their answer, but be ready (if asked) to explain why you celebrate as you do.

  • Witnessing to Co-workers - Part 2: Displaying a favorite Scripture or a devotional calendar, or reading your Bible during lunchtime, may prompt others to inquire about your faith. Bringing home-baked goods or leaving a small gift with a note on a coworker’s desk can sometimes have a greater impact than a thousand eloquent sermons. We can show our faith by our works. Others may not like a tree of righteousness, but they cannot help but like its fruit. Also, think about the proverbial “water cooler” … what you can say while on break to strike up a spiritual conversation. Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel (trust Him, He will), being careful not to infringe on your boss’ time.

  • A few random thoughts and tips about witnessing: Of course, there is nothing "random" about sharing the love of Christ with others. It is an intentional act as we let the Holy Spirit use us to witness. Here are a few practical tips and thoughts as you put your faith into practice by serving and witnessing to others:
    • Love always manifests itself in actions (see 1 John 3:18)
    • Let the Good News so fill you that you're on fire for Jesus and can't help let it out (see Jeremiah 20:9)
    • Always be witnessing to at least one person (remember the back of the prayer bookmark in the church bulletin where you can write down up to 3 names)
    • Pray continually (see 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Pray especially for boldness and that God will put people in your path today (and every day) who need to hear the Good News.
    • An awesome thought – One day you will see someone in heaven because you took the time to witness to them because of the love of Christ in you. What can be more motivating than that?



WRITING A PERSONAL WITNESS (TESTIMONY)

Dedicate significant thought and time to formulating your personal story on paper. Answer these questions to get you started:

  • What has God done for me personally?
  • How has my life changed because of His presence?
  • What verses support this?
  • What does Christ’s sacrifice on the cross mean to me personally?
  • As a result of Jesus being the center of my life, how do I experience freedom?

Consider using these phrases for help in stating your own testimony:

“This is how Jesus changed my life. …”
“Because I have a close relationship with Jesus, I. …”
“I became reconnected with Jesus when. …”
“I thought God would never forgive me/love me because I _____, but. …”
“I’m so glad I never have to experience _____ again, because Christ. …”

When you have finished formulating your personal witness, practice speaking it. Then, get with a partner to share! Finally, pray that the Lord blesses your testimony. Ask Him specifically to open doors for you to share His message and His love with the people you meet.

EXAMPLES:

"I didn't realize that the Bible warns that for every idle word I have spoken, I will have to give an account on Judgment Day. I thought that as long as I believed in God and tried to live a good life, I would go to heaven when I died. I was so wrong. Jesus said that if I as much as looked with lust, I had committed adultery in my heart, and that there was nothing I could do to wash away my sins. I knew that if God judged me by the Ten Commandments on Judgment Day, I would end up guilty, and go to hell. It was when I acknowledged my sins that I began to understand why Jesus died. It was to take the punishment for my sins, and the sins of the world.”

“I was baptized as an infant and grew up in the church. I’ve attended church all my life, but it wasn’t until later in life that I truly understood what having a personal relationship with Jesus meant. I went through a very painful divorce … My life was turned upside down, my closest relationships shattered. But God is the Master at taking something bad and bringing good out of it. While divorce is never His will, He does forgive, and renew, and transform. Through the caring of some dear friends and members of my church, and a loving family, God began to lift me up and renew my spirit. Jesus became real to me, because I saw Him through others, and I realized I was totally dependent on Him to take away my pain. I finally saw sin as God sees it, how we have all broken God’s holy law, and there is no hope except through Jesus who loves us so much he didn’t want us to be lost for eternity. So once I saw the depth of my sin, I could truly appreciate the depth of His love. So all I could do was ask forgiveness for letting Him down for being part of a divorce. And He forgave me. I began to forgive myself, too. I was drawn to His Word, and got to know Him better, especially as a Comforter and Healer. Jesus became my best friend, and He is the center of my life. I not only know peace for myself, but I want everyone to know His peace and His love. There is no better relationship, and it is free for the taking.”

MORE HELPFUL RESOURCES (BOOKS EXTERNAL WEBSITES, ETC.)

 

OTHER WAYS TO WITNESS

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