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A long trip full of blessings

On the way back to Frankfurt after our trip to Scotland and Northern Ireland we stop in Portugal to speak with a group of young single adults. It was the first time I visited this location. The event was organized in a nice facility by the beach next to "Serra da Boa Viagem", it an area of great natural beauty that presents a vast vegetation area as well as a huge sandy area.

I was quite impressed with the standards of the young people we met, for their desire to be a good influence in society.

I had also a chance to see my younger brother that was there. A long trip full of blessings!

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