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Episode 103 with Leah Vanden Bosch

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Release Date: 04/30/2021

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Just in time for Pride Month: Part 1 of this compelling 2 Part conversation between DD member Gabriel Dos Santos and Pastor Debbie. Gabriel shares the challenges of being a Queer Christian growing up in Brazil. Next week we share his liberating experience of connecting with Downtown Disciples.

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Pastor Debbie continues her conversation with Leah Vanden Bosch in today's episode of Like Micah.  Leah shares her personal history, struggles, and the abundant life she has found with her Planned Parenthood community. 

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Listen in as Linda Brundies and Pastor Debbie chat about Linda's unique childhood faith experiences and her spiritual approach to music and life in this episode of Like Micah.

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Pastor Debbie continues her conversation with Leah Vanden Bosch in today's episode of Like Micah.  Leah shares her personal history, struggles, and the abundant life she has found with her Planned Parenthood community.