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Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

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