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God Looks: Where His Grace Began

If you could draw God’s love on a graph, it would be a straight line all throughout eternity,AlinaSopt never curving or dipping even a millimeter, no matter what happens. God is the one and only God whose love is immeasurable, radical, and eternal. Immeasurable because He gave His one and only Son for us, His rebellious creation, radical because He never gives up on us, and eternal because His kind of love never runs out on us.

Everyone knows that famous verse of the Bible: “For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not parish, but have everlasting life.” It is truly the Gospel wrapped up into one verse, which has children and theologians alike gaping at the simple verse’s complexity and depth. But that’s another message for another day. Instead, let’s pull back the curtains to one of the first acts God did to prove He loves us with a loving jealousy and desire unlike we know…He looked.

Seems simple enough. It doesn’t look like there is much depth to it, does there? Maybe a few pastors have considered this topic as the main message of a Sunday sermon, and very few evangelizers have used it as the first message spoken to an unbeliever. I don’t blame them. God’s provision, God’s justice, the miracle of Christ, and dozens of other topics trump what seems like this feeble topic.

But do not let this simple little truth let you see it as small. It may look small, but it is the base to all of God’s abounding love.

In Genesis 3:7-9, God is calling out for Adam. The Amplified Bible says it this way: “And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you?” So Adam and Eve hid themselves from God’s presence because they had broken His one rule. Try to visualize it, because this is where the magic comes in: God passes thick, lush bushes and steps over the bundles of fuchsia and golden flowers He created. Maybe a mile or so away sits the radiant Tree of Life, or maybe the shaggy, dreaded Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Perhaps the serene Euphrates River or its cousins flow around him to the fine melody He tuned them to flow to. The squirrels are playing around in the vivid green grass while the goats and deer are, more than likely, grazing in peace under the shadows of the mighty trees in Eden, enjoying the “cool of the day”.

God sees all the good that He created around him, but don’t think for a moment that He is oblivious to what had just entered His paradise. He knows the Serpent had tricked Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, that Eve had enticed her husband to do the same, and Adam, the first masterpiece of an eternal soul wrapped in flesh that God had trusted like His very own angels, had broken His only rule. No part of the drama escapes God, yet He is full of mercy but just at the same time. He is a holy God who cannot look on sin, so He must bring due justice, which is to separate Himself from Adam and Eve. But the good news is that He had a plan even before Adam and Eve confessed.

Try to envision it again, but in God’s perspective. He saw them peeking behind the tree bark with frightful children’s eyes, Eve clinging on to Adam to dwindle her fear, and Adam holding on to her while fighting a strange emptiness in his heart as his so adoring Creator approached him. Then God calls him again.

“Adam, Adam, where are you? I want to ask for your creativity on naming a Mr. Buggie for Me. I was thinking Praying for the first part, since his little hands are always together like he is praying. I want your opinion though.” Normally Adam would have laughed and would have come striding out of the thick forest, holding a fruit bigger than his hand as yet another present.

“Abba, You are the Creator of the world, yet you ask me to name what you create?”

God smiles, His heart leaping with love for His perfect creation and companion. “Well, yes. I made this world to suit you. You might as well name the creatures and plants that dwell on it.” Eve, the picture of a curvy supermodel with luscious, maybe wavy hair, comes out after her husband too. She holds out a white lily almost bigger than her head.

“Ah, yes, Eve wanted to give you a present. She grew this one herself!” Adam beamed.

And God beamed even more as He took the lovely flower into His mighty and powerful hands. He remembered breathing over that same lily a few nights before while Adam and Eve were ending their swimming day with Mr. and Mrs. Black Bear.

Instead of another heartwarming scene like so many before, Adam pushes himself from behind the tree trunk, his voice shaking as he speaks. His contaminated bones seem to melt at the distance he feels in his soul from his Creator. It’s too much to bear.

“I’m right here, Abba. I—I heard You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid from you,” (Gen. 3:8-10).

God stops dead track. He turns to Adam. “What? Who told you that you were naked?” God sighs. “Did you eat from the only tree I told you not to eat from?” (Gen. 3: 11).

Adam jumps up in shock. Pressure builds. He turns to the beautiful Eve, who is still hiding behind the trunk. He jabs his finger towards her. “That woman you put here with me—she gave me some of the fruit! It’s her fault!” (Gen. 3:12). God’s heart breaks. Now, the beauty He had made for Adam is a woman, not his wife. It’s what anger does.

God turns to Eve. He is very unhappy with their disobedience, but He still keeps His voice steady. “Eve, what happened, my daughter?” He knows what happened, but He still asks.

Eve jumps out in her own defense, ignoring the kindness of her Creator, with her cheeks getting red with anger towards Adam. And God is devastated when He sees the first couple arguing. She jabs her own finger at him. “[It’s not my fault,]” she spits out in disgust towards her husband. “It was the serpent! He toyed with me and got me to eat it.” (Gen. 3: 13) Adam shakes his head, but Eve continues. “I never forced you to eat it, Adam! You chose to! You knew what it would do…”

All of the goodness He had created in Adam and Eve didn’t seem to be there anymore. Anger colored their cheeks and blame was tossed around until God finally brought down the punishment for their sin that they had been fairly warned of much in advance.

So, the couple are expelled from Eden with each of their own curses (and the serpent too, but that too is another story for another day). Adam will work and toil for food and shelter for his family that the earth will give much more stubbornly all of his days, while Eve must obey every word of her husband and give him many children through uncomfortable pregnancies and enormously painful deliveries. So what is God doing? He is in heaven now, watching the cherubim slash his flaming sword back and forth in front of the gate of Eden. His other creation, the angels, come to Him.

“Master, you don’t need to do this. You can’t trust them now. They chose to turn away from you.”

Another angel, with gloomy eyes, steps up too. He speaks the truth of the future, though his own heart hurts like God’s for the fallen creation. “Yes, and most of them will not chose to be with you even after that.”

With tears in His eyes, God looks down at Adam, who is sweating over dry ground, pounding a flat and rigged rock into the useless dust. The drought had begun where he now lived.

“Oh, angels, but what else can I do? I love them. Don’t you remember how I formed Adam from the dust; how My fingers cut those slits into where his eyes would be? Don’t you remember how I formed Eve from Adam’s rib, and how I breathed life into her and watched as I presented her to Adam? Don’t you remember how We walked with them in peace and joy?”

The angels sulk, their hearts mirroring their Creator’s grief.

“It has been but a mere moment to Us since I spoke to Adam, and I miss him so much. I miss Eve too, with her love of bringing me flowers every morning.”

The Son steps up to His Father’s side.

“Daddy, do not be so troubled. Your plan will work perfectly. Those who want to see Your love will follow in Your footsteps once again.”

God clutches His Son’s hand tightly. He could feel His precious Son’s pain and devastation on that cross already. He could see the blood dripping off His innocent Son’s brow as the crown of thorns dug into His human skin. He could see most of Adam’s descendants scoffing at their Creator, while a few bowed on their knees before Him in a humble and adoring heart. Then God’s heart drops as He sees Himself turning all of His wrath towards sin on His one and only Son, who never deserved such wrath, but took it for Adam and Eve and the families after them. Pain. It would cause God so much pain to bring them back.

But then He looks down to Adam, who is weeping bitter tears while on his knees, and Eve, who is watching him from a distance. Adam is skinner than before from malnutrition, and his skin is calloused from working the stubborn earth so much. Eve is no longer the beauty she had been either. Wrinkles cover her face from restless nights through so many pregnancies, and her heart is no longer joyous as it had been in the garden of Eden.  A word of encouragement does not come to her mind as she begins to tear up as well. Their first two sons had already been lost, one in expulsion from them, and the other murdered by the elder brother. The one in her belly was already rebellious, while the others running around their home fought for a piece of food.

God’s heart fills with indescribable pain again, and His eyes fog up. In His mercy, He takes a tear on His finger, and lets it fall to the ground below. It falls in front of Adam, and seeps into the dry, desert like soil around him, creating a fertile patch that would produce him enough food for his family through the drought. Adam looks up at the sound of the thunderous crash, his own eyes red from much sorrow. He looks up like a little boy begging his father for forgiveness after failing a test that the father wanted him to ace. And God’s heart swells with compassion like a sponge swells with water just as Eve screams out a heartfelt thank you towards Him in her heart.

“Yes, My Son, the plan will work. I want them home again.”

That scene in and out of Eden is beautiful and tragic to see, isn’t it? Some of it is in the Bible, but most of it is drawn from God’s loving and devoted character shown through The Bible’s pages. That scene in Eden is where God’s grace truly began. That spot is where God looks and begins to pursue His fallen creation until the very last word of Revelation. Imagine if we read the Bible with this message in mind: that God looks for us.

Notice that He could have walked away. He could have become the “watchmaker” who left to make another world, and let this failed one run on its own until the world destroyed itself from sin overdose. But He didn’t because He loved, and because He loved, He pursued His creations’ hearts like a man pursues his soon-to-be bride.

Here is a glimpse of God looking for us through the pages of The Bible: He came to Abraham whose family was no greater or holier than the Haran pagans surrounding him (Gen 12). He met Jacob and Jacob fought with Him, so the Lord renamed Him Israel, meaning “struggled with God,” (Genesis 32:28).  He was with Joseph when he was a poor ol’ slave in Egypt, (Gen 39:2-4). He appeared to Moses in a burning bush, (Gen 3). God delivered His people from slavery (Genesis 13&14).  And God came down as Emanuel, God with us, (John 1:1&14; Isaiah 7:14). God did all the actions. He came, He met, He was with, He appeared, He delivered, and He came down. God is a patient God, and the only God who desires a personal relationship with His creation. Through His persistence, He brought us the possibility to go back to Him, but notice that He took the initiative. He is not afraid to get His hands dirty, or more specifically, confine Himself in the womb of a virgin for nine months when He could have been speaking stars into existence. His love is immeasurable, radical, and eternal. His love is unchanging, never ending, and abounding.

His love is looking for us. Yes, the drug addict. Yes, the abusive husband. Yes, the gang leader and the murderer. But most importantly, He is looking for you. You. That’s grace. That is getting a love you do not deserve. You chose the forbidden fruit over Him in one way or another. But guess what? God is a God who looks, and as Max Lucado taught me, He is a God who stoops down to us. That is God. That has always been God. No theologian can say it better than those two words that make up the title of this article, and no amount of rigorous redrafts of The Bible can take away that first act of grace and mercy, and no redrafts or society norm can paint Him as unloving and sadistic. “For God so loved that He looked” led to “For God so loved that He gave His only Son…”

No matter where you are, He looks for you because you are His, and He wants you back from the world. He wants your eyes to be on Him because He knows you better than you know yourself. His kind of love is incomparable to any love we know. He is like a hen that runs around her chicks so she can gather them under her to protect them from the rain. He never stops looking for us and He will never be idle. No matter how long I flip through a dictionary to conjure up a word for God’s love, I won’t find one. The only word that comes close is “agape”, and even that does not explain God’s love enough.

And the best news? God is still looking. Even in the 21st century, God still waits patiently for that moment when you open your heart to Him. He waits for you. He gave you everything He had—His Son. The one and only Son. Pride will tell you it was not enough, but the God-shaped hole inside your soul will tell you it was more than enough.

This is the message hurting hearts need to hear from the start. They need to hear God’s grace began In The Beginning. They need to hear God literally searched for us In The Beginning, and continues to search for us today. We are all His children, and He wants all of us to be with Him again. Isn’t that what a loving parent wants of his children if they run away? God is never too far for the worst of us.

But if you had to remember one thing from the article, remember this and pass it on: God looks.

Alina Sopt – Phoenix, Arizona

Email: alinasopt@gmail.com

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Conventia din Arizona prin ochii unei adolescente de 17 ani

Convenţia Bisericilor Penticostale din America de Nord a avut loc în Arizonaconv

Convenţia Română Penticostală din America de Nord a avut loc în perioada 30 august – 2 septembrie 2013, la biserica Happy Valley din Phoenix, Arizona, condusă de pastorul Cornel Avram ( www.happyvalley.cc ). Ultima dată când convenţia a fost ţinută în Statul Marelui Canion a fost în anul 2006. Evenimentul, catalogat de unii ca fiind cea mai mare întrunire anuală a românilor din diaspora, a avut loc constant în ultimii 45 de ani, în weekend-ul de „Labor Day” (Ziua Muncii). În fiecare an, Convenţia are o temă pe marginea căreia pastorii îşi axează subiectele predicilor.  Anul acesta, tema întrunirii a fost „Descoperă pasiunea slujirii”. Români din SUA, Canada şi România s-au adunat pentru trei zile în cadrul Convenţiei, într-un număr de aproximativ 4000 de persoane. Credo TV, un post creştin de televiziune în limba română, relativ nou, a fost responsabil cu filmările şi transmiterea online a programelor în direct. Programele Convenţiei au fost difuzate pe situl ( www.credo.tv ), iar Convenţia a fost reprodusă pe DVD-uri, disponibile pentru toţi cei care au dorit sau intenţionează să urmărească aceste programe ulterior. Vineri seara, programul Convenţiei a fost deschis cu „Laudă şi închinare”, fiind intonate câteva imnuri creştine româneşti. A urmat corul bărbătesc de la biserica Happy Valley şi alte câteva formaţii locale, după care  a luat cuvântul pastorul Vasile Cinpean de la biserica „Filadelfia” din Portland, Oregon ( www.philadelphiaro.com ). Am surprins câteva puncte din mesajul său despre Moise, intitulat „Slujitorul credincios”: 1) „Avem nevoie să-L cunoaştem pe Dumnezeu la fel cum L-a cunoscut şi Moise. De asemenea, noi trebuie să avem o pasiune arzătoare să-l slujim pe El, chiar şi atunci când slujirea devine dificilă”. 2) Avem nevoie să cunoaştem oamenii lui Dumnezeu şi să mergem acolo unde sunt aceştia. În cazul nostru, noi trebuie să slujim, să învăţăm de la alţi creştini”. 3) „Trebuie să cunoaştem planurile lui Dumnezeu şi să le urmăm. Suntem binecuvântaţi să fim copiii lui Dumnezeu, prin urmare, noi trebuie să influenţăm lumea şi să răspândim Evanghelia”.

A urmat apoi pastorul Florin Cimpean de la biserica „Filadelfia” din Chicago, Illinois   (http://www.philarom.com ) al cărui mesaj a fost în esenţă următorul:  „Noi trebuie să fim pasionaţi să-L slujim pe Dumnezeu, deoarece Cuvântul Său este suprem. Nici o altă carte nu se compară cu Biblia. Această carte atinge fiecare subiect, de la poezie la moralitate, economie şi profeţie. Ar trebui să ne simţim entuziasmaţi când citim Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu, datorită suficienţei sale pentru zidire, vindecare şi salvarea oamenilor. Numai Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu schimbă inimile”.

Programul de sâmbătă seara a fost deschis cu câteva melodii de laudă şi închinare, urmate de cântări de worship în limba engleză. Cu totul deosebit a fost grupul de copii „Licuricii” de la „First Romanian Pentecostal Church” din Seattle, Washington. Primul mesaj de sâmbătă seara a fost susţinut de către pastorul Marian Condrat, care slujeşte la biserica „Elim” din Tacoma, Washington ( http://elimtacoma.com ).

Redau aici câteva puncte din mesajul său, bazat pe exemplul Tabitei din Biblie: 1) „Dumnezeu face lucruri mari cu oameni mici şi lucruri mari cu ceea ce pare a fi nimic”. 2) „Adevăraţii slujitori ai lui Cristos găsesc prilejul să facă tot ce pot în loc să încerce să găsească scuze pentru că nu vor face ceva”. 3) „Un slujitor adevărat spune puţin, dar face mult şi ştie să slujească cu o inimă curată şi plină de dragoste. Ei trebuie să slujească oamenii, nu doar albi sau negri, ori republicani. Ei îi slujesc pe toţi oamenii, pentru că Cristos i-a slujit pe toţi oamenii”.

După mesaj au urmat mai multe cântece de închinare şi rugăciune.  Ultimul predicator a fost pastorul Leonard Semenea, de la biserica „First Romanian Pentecostal Church” din Seattle ( http://www.frpcs.org ) care a ţinut un mesaj în limba engleză, ceea ce a fost un prilej de bucurie pentru noi, adolescenţii. Leonard Semenea a folosit exemplul lui Pavel, cel care a scris cea mai mare parte din Noul Testament.

Ce înseamnă să fim separaţi (puşi de-o parte) pentru Evanghelia lui Dumnezeu? În primul rând, noi trebuie să ştim că am fost creaţi de propriile mâini ale lui Dumnezeu şi după imaginea Sa proprie. În al doilea rând, noi suntem oameni căzuţi, chiar şi după ce am fost mântuiţi. Pentru faptul că suntem mântuiţi, nu înseamnă că nu vom mai greşi, dar îl avem pe Cristos acolo, să ne pună înapoi pe calea cea dreaptă. În al treilea rând, noi trebuie să renunţăm la tot ceea ce este neplăcut, să I le încredinţăm lui Cristos, care ne scapă de ele. Odată ce suntem salvaţi, noi suntem transformaţi şi trebuie să ne trăim viaţa în mod diferit de lumea din jurul nostru. De asemenea, noi suntem fiinţe eterne. Noi avem şansa ori să călcăm pe urmele lui Cristos şi să-L trăim în sfinţenia Sa, ori să alegem să trăim viaţa aşa cum dorim şi să-l urmăm pe diavol. La ultimul punct, pastorul Semenea a subliniat faptul că Domnul Cristos a murit pentru păcătoşii care se pocăiesc, nu pentru cei care trăiesc aşa cum vor şi îl refuză, îi resping mila Sa. Doar cei ce-L urmează beneficiază de salvare şi binecuvântare.

Programul de duminică dimineaţa a fost deschis cu melodii de worship interpretate de către un grup de la biserica din Stanton, California. Primul mesaj, cu tema „Ce este dragostea? Dragostea este Cristos”, a fost transmis de către pastorul Lazar Gog de la biserica Emanuel din Anaheim, California ( www.emanuelchurch.com ). Ce înseamnă să-L iubeşti pe Cristos? Aceasta înseamnă să umblăm cu El şi în legile Lui, să-L slujim pe El cu gândurile, cuvintele şi acţiunile noastre şi aceasta mai înseamnă să ascultăm de Cristos atunci când ne disciplinează sau ne corectează. Noi trebuie să avem caracterul lui Cristos când slujim cu dragoste. Ce înseamnă să slujim cu dragoste? Bineînţeles, aceasta nu înseamnă manipulare, dulcegării sau predicarea unor mesaje populiste. Aceasta înseamnă predicarea adevărului şi prezentarea lui Cristos indiferent cât de greu este acest lucru.

După Lazar Gog, a luat cuvântul Nelu Moldovan, de la biserica Speranţa din Oradea, România ( www.sperantaoradea.ro ).  Dansul s-a axat pe Iisus Cristos şi pe credincioşia pe care Domnul a arătat-o Celui ce L-a trimis. „Isus a ales să facă lucrurile pe care Dumnezeu l-a trimis să le facă, în contrast cu ceea ce i-a spus societatea din jurul Lui să facă.” Viaţa lui Isus a fost programată şi condusă de către Dumnezeu încă de la început. Cristos l-a slujit pe Dumnezeu cu credincioşie prin rugăciune, acţiuni, gânduri şi cuvinte. Noi trebuie să privim lumea prin ochii lui Cristos, să ne rugăm şi să împărtăşim Evanghelia în dragoste, astfel încât să putem urma planurile Lui şi să trăim veşnicia cu El.

Duminica seara s-au cântat mai multe cântări şi s-au făcut mai multe rugăciuni. Pastorul Alin Bob de la biserica „Emanuel” din Sacramento, California, a împărtăşit primul mesaj ( www.emanuel-church.com ). Mesajul său, bine argumentat, a fost bazat pe Cristos şi pe modul în care El a fost sacrificiul suprem şi cel mai bun exemplu de slujitor. Alin Bob a făcut o paralelă între Vechiul şi Noul Testament. Templul nostru de astăzi este Cerul, unde Cristos este marele preot. De asemenea, marele nostru preot a fost şi sacrificiul final, al cărui sânge a acoperit toate păcatele omenirii din toate timpurile. Isus s-a supus planului lui Dumnezeu şi a urmat instrucţiunile pe care le-a primit de la Tatăl. El a ştiut că a venit nu să I se slujească, ci să slujească. Cristos ne-a trimis Duhul Sfânt, care este mângâietorul nostru. Dacă noi ne mărturisim păcatele, El, Cristos, ne iartă de orice păcat şi ne ajută să umblăm cu El. Noi trebuie să fim bucuroşi în Cristos care ne-a răscumpărat şi ne ţine în harul Său, ca mare preot.

După mesajul bine structurat a lui Alin Bob au urmat mai multe cântece creştine, iar, în final, pastorul Cristian Ionescu, de la biserica Elim din Chicago, Illinois ( www.elimro.com ), a ţinut ultima predică, bazată pe lucrarea Duhului Sfânt.Una dintre atribuţiile Duhului Sfânt este să ne corecteze şi să ne îndrume paşii pe calea pe care umblăm împreună cu Cristos. Duhul Sfânt ne transformă caracterul, îl face mai asemănător cu a lui Cristos, în fiecare zi. Lucrurile lumeşti vor trece, împreună cu mândria şi aroganţa noastră, care nu pot să se ridice la înălţimea legilor juste a lui Dumnezeu şi Împărăţia neclintită a lui Dumnezeu va domni pentru vecie.

Convenţia de anul acesta a fost un nou prilej de bucurie şi părtăşie creştină pentru toţi cei care au luat parte la eveniment. Luni, după cum se obişnuieşte după fiecare convenţie, a avut loc o ieşire de relaxare la un parc (Historic Saguaro Park). Acolo ne-am revăzut cu prieteni vechi, în timp ce am servit diferite delicatese pregătite de către membrii bisericii Happy Valley. În timp ce tinerii s-au antrenat în activităţi sportive, pentru adulţi a fost un prilej de conversaţii şi de a depăna amintiri cu prietenii pe care au ocazia să-i întâlnească mai rar. Desigur, unul din subiectele cele mai discutate a fost şi programul Convenţiei de anul acesta. Personal, consider că toate mesajele au fost bune şi revigorante. Unul din ele a fost însă mai special. Nu ştiu dacă mi-a plăcut în mod deosebit acest mesaj, deoarece sunt născută în SUA şi am apreciat predica deoarece a fost în limba engleză, sau pentru că tema acestui mesaj a pus bazele subiectului Convenţiei. Mesajul lui Leoand Semenea ne-a reamintit că toţi suntem creaţi după chipul lui Dumnezeu pentru un plan grandios. De asemenea, mesajul ne-a reamintit cine suntem şi ce Dumnezeu măreţ slujim. Nu poţi să ai pasiune dacă nu ştii pe cine slujeşti şi nu poţi fi entuziasmat să faci opusul a ceea ce face lumea, dacă nu realizezi că Domnul care te-a creat merge cu tine în fiecare zi şi te face mesagerul Său pe Pământ.

În final, aş dori să exprim şi câteva opinii despre Convenţia de anul acesta. În primul rând, organizarea şi modul de desfăşurare a serviciilor, cât şi măsurile de precauţie pe care biserica Happy Valley le-a luat în parcare au fost impecabile. Traficul a fost bine coordonat, au fost evitate posibilele blocaje, cât şi eventuale accidente. Muzica a fost la înălţime. Toate grupurile locale şi din alte state au cântat superb. Predicile au fost de asemenea bine pregătite. S-a putut observa că fiecare pastor şi-a alocat un timp mai extins în prealabil, dat fiind faptul că toate mesajele au fost coerente şi la subiect. Predicile principale au fost susţinute anul acesta de către pastorii Leonard Semenea şi Lazăr Gog.  După ce au fost prezentate mesajele de bază, ceilalţi pastori au dezvoltat subiectul slujirii oferind exemple practice din Scriptură.

În consecinţă, Convenţia de anul acesta, din Arizona, a fost un succes. Prin muzicieni consacraţi şi predicatori inspiraţi ne-a fost într-adevăr revigorată pasiunea pentru slujire. Anul viitor, în aceeaşi perioadă a anului, Convenţia Bisericilor Penticostale din SUA şi Canada va fi găzduită de către biserica „Filadelfia” din Portland, Oregon. Cu toată sinceritatea, pot să spun că abia aştept să vină Convenţia de anul viitor.

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Alina Sopţ

www.agapearizona.com

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