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A Jilin Church Gives Thanks

Giving thanks through dance, song, praise, testimony, drama, and the preaching of the Word.

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Chinese Church Voices

A Jilin Church Gives Thanks

Giving thanks through dance, song, praise, testimony, drama, and the preaching of the Word.

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