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CHRISTIANS URGED TO SHARE THEIR FAITH

The Church of Scotland is urging members to share how faith has enriched their lives.

The Sharing Faith campaign seeks people to open up about the impact following Jesus has made by appearing in the Mission and Discipleship Council’s Life Stories video series.

Each month the remarkable stories of people who have encountered God will be posted online in the hope other followers of Christ will share their experiences too.

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May 2017
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