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The presenter can also take questions from those turned in ahead of time, if any. \par }{\rtlch\fcs1 \ab\af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \b\insrsid3696541 \par Preparation Time:}{\rtlch\fcs1 \af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \insrsid3696541 \par Make sure your guest has been invited at least a month in advance, and begin immediately promoting the meeting}{\rtlch\fcs1 \af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \insrsid3696541 in your church and community.}{\rtlch\fcs1 \ab\af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \b\insrsid3696541 \par \par Bible Text: }{\rtlch\fcs1 \af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \insrsid3696541 Psalm 27:10}{\rtlch\fcs1 \ab\af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \b\insrsid3696541 \par }\pard \ltrpar\ql \li0\ri0\nowidctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\wrapdefault\faauto\ilvl12\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid3696541 {\rtlch\fcs1 \ab\af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \b\insrsid3696541 \par Song Service: \par }{\rtlch\fcs1 \af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \insrsid3696541 \'93I Cast All My Care Upon You\'94 \par \'93He Will Carry You\'94}{\rtlch\fcs1 \ab\af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \b\insrsid3696541 \par \par Vesper or Closing Thought: \par }{\rtlch\fcs1 \af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \insrsid3696541 As you present this meeting, you won\rquote t know the secrets some group members may be hiding, which may include abuse within the family. Others may finally see an opportunity to help a friend who they know is caught in an abusive situation. Knowing that these thoughts may be running through th e minds of some of your audience, close the meeting by sharing the message that God loves and cares for each of His children and it is not His will that they suffer at the hands of an abuser. Help is available and God will give them courage and strength a s they find it. \par \par \par }}