Some words about evangelism

Evangelism is preaching the Gospel to the people. The Gospel is a historical fact, that Jesus came to us, died for our sins, resurrected and now He is king over all creation. The Gospel is proclamation of Kingdom of God and Jesus as King of Kings. It is Good News! The Gospel is not what WE do, it is not our response, it is what GOD did for us. Our response to the Gospel should be living faith.

We believe that all people are sinners in Adam and they need salvation. We also recognize that 95% Polish men are baptized in Roman Catholic Church We treat this baptism as valid and we begin our preaching with recognizing it. It means that: “God requires obedience from you because you are in Covenant with Him. You are in danger of being covenant breaker if you break covenant by unbelieving. The Bible says about bigger punishment for Covenant breakers than for mere atheists outside Covenant. You have to repent and convert to Jesus.” Of course we believe in God’s sovereignty in salvation, we believe in predestination but it is God’s perspective and we don’t inspect who is individually elected from eternity.

One of the best method of growing the church are godly families. God gave us the children as his seed and it is natural way of growing the church. We began evangelism from our family, friends and neighborhood. We treat our children as His children, small disciples of Christ. Healthy families are the beginning of growth of a healthy church.

Of course we go farther and we preach publicly the Gospel at the Old Town of our City (sketchboard, we print our tracts, we make public lectures in bookstore, we use our website, we joined international action “Samaritan Purse” and we gave gift for poor children etc,).


From our family

Sketchboard at the Old Town in Gdansk

Covenant is like marriage

Covenant is like marriage. It is a real bondage with promises, responsibilities and curses. God works with his creation by covenant. Covenant is God’s initiation and we respond to this by faith.

In OT we read that God made the Covenant with Israel, from the time of Christ’s ascension and Pentecostal we have inauguration of NC. Covenant is something real and visible. We can count members of Covenant because of sign of initiation in NC which is baptism. All baptized persons in Christian Church are members of the New Covenant.

The Bible teaches us that the bondage of husband and wife is also Covenant. We have ceremony of inauguration of this (wedding), blessings, promises, responsibilities and curses. Husband is the Covenant Head of his family. By this he represents Christ as the head of His family (The Church). So Husband is responsible for his wife and children. Of course the man could be faithful and lovely husband – then he and his family are under God’s blessings. Or he can be unfaithful, covenant-breaking husband. Then he is under curse. If there was no divorce, husband is still husband. If there was no excommunication, the member of the Church is still a member of the Covenant. His obligation as husband makes his sin more terrible. He is under God’s curse. The same situation is when we look at the members of the NC. They objectively are in covenantal relationship with God. They are Christians. But their hypocrisy, unfaithfulness, are reasons why they are under bigger judgment than people outside the Covenant (Hbr 6:4-6, Hbr 10:29).


Pictures from CREC Council in Minneapolis

You can see the pictures from CREC Council in Minneapolis, Minnesota at my Facebook profile.
It was very refresh and great time!

Choir "Chorale Gaudete" at our Sunday Service

What is our view on sacraments?

Sometimes people ask me about our view on sacraments, including the modes and recipients. Here is my response.

We believe in 2 sacraments: Baptism and Lord’s Supper. Baptism is rite which replaced circumcision as a sign of initiation in Covenant. Lord’s Supper replaced Passover as the sign of continuation in Covenant.

Both sacraments are more than only signs. They are God’s gifts, blessings and benefits for His People, the Church. Baptism marks baptized person as the disciple of Christ, it unites us (in covenantal meaning) with Christ in His death (Rom 6:3, Gal 3:27). All baptized people (in the name of the Father, and Son and Holy Spirit) are members of New Covenant, baptized in One Body (1 Kor 12:13) and are under obligations of faith and life for the Lord Jesus. We don’t believe that we should hold any special mode. We don’t believe that only one “sanctified” form of baptism is for example immersion. We usually pour the water over head of the baptized person and we baptize in the name of Father and Son and Holy Spirit – which marks this person as participant of the Covenant, Body of Christ. Because God’s promises are for us and our seed – we baptize infants. Christ showed the faith of little ones as the pattern for adults (not inversely).

Lord’s Supper is feast of God with is people (Church). It is feats of joy because God assurances us in His promises and gives us bread and wine. During the eating of the bread and drinking wine we sit because Jesus is active during Lord’s Supper. He serves us with good gifts. HE gives us sacraments.

Our children participate with us in Lord’s Table because sacraments are not only for adults and mature Christians. It is not a reward for conscious and intelligent faith. It is food for all who need God’s encouragement. It is fellowship of Christ’s Body with Jesus. Baptized children are part of the Church and they have right and privilege (the same as adults) to participate in communion. All who are in Christ can participate in Lord’s Table. Christ died for his body – the church - including our children. We practice padeocommunion and we practice communion each Sunday (weekly). It is not just adding to our Service but necessary and main meal during the week. Because we eat this with God and body of Christ. He gives us Himself in Sacraments.


Budget and finances

December is a time for making budget for the next year for our family and the church. As you probably know we are young and small church (4 families, 8 singles, 9 children, few new visitors) so we are still financially not self-sufficient congregation.

If you or your church would consider support of our work in any way we would be very grateful! That would be big help! Of course if you would like I can send you our financial report for present (2011) year including our tithes and offerings, money outside of our church, expenditures etc.

Maybe you would have other requirements. Please let me know on my email: bartosik7@gmail.com


The first concert

My rock band "Krotka Pilka" at the first public concert (June 16th 2011). It was the last song of our performance - "We are not alone" (Nie jestesmy sami).


Fruit of evangelism with CREC mission team

3-10th of July 2011 we had CREC Mission Team from the USA, Canada and Japan. h They served in Gdansk and in Poznan as ch the choir “Chorale Gaudete”, distributed free in invitations, talked with Polish people. We h had an open evangelism station at the Old o Town where we shared the Gospel with a board and paints (sketchboard), choir, singing, distribution of free literature and talks with those who were interested. Among our publications we had booklets about salvation, family, church, science, religions, abortion, Roman Catholicism, atheism, etc..

Every day in the evening American and Canadian Brothers and Sisters gave choir concerts (with short evangelistic sermon after that) in various places in Gdansk. Pastor Garry Vanderveen from Canada preached at our Sunday Service, pastor Jack Phelps (CREC Presiding minister) served during the Lord’s Supper.

More news, photos and movies from that event you can find at a wonderful website of the two of the participants of this mission – Peter Mahar and Miwaza Jemimah: www.evangelos.in

Fruits of that are 3 people who regularly visit us on Sunday. Thanks God!


Prayer requests

New prayer requests (Fall 2011):

- Growth in maturity and in numbers of our church
- Polish reformed churches in Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk
- Good results of homeschooling (Christian education) of children from our church
- Thanksgiving for good fruits of CREC Mission Trip and our open evangelism
- Our music band and good testimony through concerts, lyrics, conversations with people after concerts,
- finishing my doctorate

Our family - July 2011

We continue homeschooling

In September we officially started 2nd year of homeschooling of Zuzia (7 years old) – our oldest daughter and the 1st year of our son - Janek. We are one of 2 families from Gdansk who practice homeschooling so weren’without troubles and doubts. Today we thank God for this opportunity! Thanks God in May Zuzia passed her exams in Christian School in Poznan where she belongs and we’are going to start the same educational way for Janek after holidays. In September also the second family from our church (Piotrek and Kasia Ciunel) started homeschooling of their oldest son – Michal.


My band unplugged

My band Krotka Pilka unplugged during fellowship with our CREC friends from USA, Canada, Japan after the Service 10th July 2011. We played without drummer and saxophonist.

Krótka Piłka - Poland 2011 from Miwaza Jemimah on Vimeo.


During open evangelism with friends from CRE churches

Now we have wonderful time of evangelism in Gdansk with 35 people from CREC churches from USA, Canada, Japan. I will write more the next week.

You cen see pictures and read newest posts at:

BLOG - Reformation for Poland

Miwaza's and Peter Mahar's website - Evangelos


Why did they believe?

"The early Christians did not believe in the resurrection because they could not find his dead body. They believed because they did find a living Christ."

FF Bruce, The Apostle of the Heart Set Free, p. 93

Some words about our church in Gdansk

Evangelical Reformed Church is a congregation of the Lord's people in Gdansk. We are the mission church of Evangelical Reformed Church in Wroclaw. We started our ministry from 3rd of April when all the elders from Wroclaw officially and publicly (during Sunday Service) sent me to the mission work in Gdansk. One week later we started our services (10th of April 2005).

Our congregation was a result of our studies on covenant theology. What greatly influenced our convictions were books, articles, discussions with reformed pastors and authors (Greg Bahnsen, Francis Schaeffer, Gregg Strawbridge, Douglas Wilson, Dennis Tuuri, Randy Booth, Ralph Smith, Larry Ball, Tim Gallant, Mark Horne, Gerry Wisz, Robert S. and G. Rayburns).

We are a Christian Church whose Head is the Lord Jesus Christ. According to the Scripture and Apostolic Church God gathers us on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) for worship and to celebrate the Lord’s Victory over sin and death. Our ministry goal is to bring glory to the Triune God – The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit
As a Covenant Community we are called to submit to the Lord every area of life - our worship, life of our families, education, art, economy etc. We believe that the Holy Scripture is the only one authority (Sola Scriptura). God says to us clearly by every word from 66 books of the Bible.

Our conviction is that the Bible teaches that we are saved by God’s “grace alone” (Sola Gratia), through “faith alone” (Sola Fide), because of the finished work of “Christ alone” (Solus Christus). From beginning to end, our salvation is the result of the work of God alone (Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5). Although our church is very young (and small) the doctrines and convictions of Evangelical Reformed Church in Gdansk are based on historic Protestant orthodoxy as best summarized in the historic Christian creeds (Apostolic, Nicene Creed, Chalcedon) and the reformed confessions (Westminster Standards, Three Forms of Unity).

By His grace and for His glory we are committed to loving one another and our neighbors at home and around the world by proclaiming the gospel to the ends of the earth, making Christian disciples of all families and nations. We pray to our God for possibilities to preach the gospel in Gdansk and growth of His church and spreading reformed faith here.


When dragons are dying

Occurred to me one more thought on the death of Osama bin Laden. When dragons are dying - people in the city should be happy! Unless you read - as Eustace in "The Chronicles of Narnia" - another of those strange books on exports and imports. :)


Osama bin Laden is dead. Hallelujah!

Yesterday's death of Osama bin Laden, of course, will not stop the followers of Islam the continuation of cultural /religious crusade. Despite this, our response to this fact should be ... joy!

The Book of Revelation says that the advent of the divine court of the great harlot is the reason for great joy among the numerous crowd in heaven:

1 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, 2 for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants." 3 And again they shouted: "Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever." 4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: "Amen, Hallelujah!" 5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying: "Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!" - Revelation 19:1-5

We should want to be righteous before God. We should want justice, not only in terms of the eternal, but temporal. Bin Laden's death is the sentence for the crimes of which he has made - made ​​by his country attacked by September 11, 2001

Since the first book of the Bible, God demands the blood of a man who deliberately murdered his neighbor. Nothing in the Scriptures. is no indication that God had changed his mind and changed his mind on this point: “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind". - Genesis 9:6

Therefore, let us thank God for that justice was imposed, and the world was freed from the next criminal. Hallelujah!

Open or closed mind?

Erroneous assumption of postmodern ideology is that an open mind is better than closed. Many postmodernists have an open mind on everything but the Word of God and Christ. As we can see they have strong firewall in their system tightly blocking the adoption of certain information. The open mind is often either empty or cluttered various information that has never been selected, evaluated and interpreted.

Closed mind should do the selection. So before you plant anything to readmit first file with information to pass through anti-virus. The Bible is the best anti-virus program. Closed mind letting something to measure also protects certain information and does not erase their fear of the crash the system.

On the other hand, being open means a willingness to reformation, and not deformation. If the Bible convince us that we stray - we should be ready to abandon this ideology and practice. That is why Scripture says about endurance in terms of progress - 1 Timothy 4:15.


Not only answers

Calling of pastor is not just giving the right answers, but also (or above all) asking the right questions.

You can't be a professor!

Physicist Richard Faynmen (Nobel laureate 1965) heard one day:
- You can't be a professor!
- Why?
- Because I can understand everything you say! And when I listen to other professors, I do not understand.


(W. Lysiak, Mythology of the world without handles)


Augustine Presbytery Spring Meeting 2011

It was wonderful time! Thanks to producent of this movie - Brian Penney :)

About us in American reformed magazine

Jan Kalwin in Poland - Gerry Wisz
Originally published in Christian Renewal, 19th of July 2009

The Polish port city of Gdansk (known as Danzig when under Germany) was once 90 percent Protestant, says Pawel Bartosik, the minister of a fledgling Reformed church in this European metropolis on the outer edge of a predominantly Roman Catholic nation.  “One year after Luther’s 95 theses, there were Lutheran churches in Gdansk,” he said.  
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth, Bartosik and members of his congregation reminded city residents of their town’s heritage with a giant poster and enumerated historical events tied to the Reformation.  The poster and accompanying book table, piled with Reformed theological and devotional literature translated into Polish – and some by Polish Reformers -- were more than well received, he said.  The evangelism project lasted two weeks, and protestants from other churches in town came by with sandwiches and hot tea.


More or less blessings?

"The coming of Christ makes us not less certain of the salvation of the infant children of the covenant, but more so. Christ's attitude to little children is cited as evidence of this truth, for He commanded that children be brought to Him, saying, "for of such is the kingdom of heaven" and embraced them in His arms. "If it be just for infants to be brought to Christ", Calvin contends, "why is it not allowable to admit them to baptism, the symbol of our communion and association with Christ? If theirs is the kingdom of Heaven, why shall the sign be denied them by which, as it were, an entrance into the church is opened that, being received into it, they may be enrolled among the heirs of the heavenly kingdom: How unjust shall we be, if we drive away from Christ those whom he invites to him; if we deprise them of the gifts with which he adorns them; if we exlude those whom he graciously admits?"

The Presbyterian Doctrine of Children in the Covenant, Lewis Bevens Schenck, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, Phillipsburg 2003, p. 10.

Gdansk - my town

Gdansk or in German Danzig (in older English Dantzig), is an old port in Northern Poland, at the Baltic Sea. Throughout the history, Gdansk traditionally belonged to the Kingdom of Poland, but in the past, until 1945, the city had been mainly populated by the German population. Gdansk was a member of the Hanseatic League and even for a period of time, Gdansk had been the capital of Hansa, and the city's links with the divided then Germany were very strong.

Gdansk played in the 15th and 16th centuries an important role in the trade of the world's basic commodity of the time - grain. It is through Gdansk, that the important trading routes exporting Ukrainian harvests direction the harbors of Northern Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, and importing spices, china, textiles and arms. These trading links were at the base of Gdansk prosperity creating the city's complex cultural heritage and its rich architecture. The Kingdom of Poland exerting its power over Gdansk had to accept the city's connection with other German cities and with the German culture.

Poland lost Ukraine to Russia partly in the middle of the 17th century and finally during the 18th century and as a result, Gdansk lost its economical importance. Russian occupation of Gdansk in 1734 and the annexation of the city by Prussia in 1793 did the rest - Gdansk became the monument of the past within Prussia and later, after 1871, within the united Germany. Napoleon Bonaparte (1807) and the treaty of Versailles after the World War I (1919) unsuccessfully tried to solve duality of Polish and German identities of Gdansk, by creating an independent political entity of it - Free City of Gdansk. Hitler used this compromise solution as a pretext to begin the war. The WWII began on September 1, 1939, with the German battleship firing at the Polish Army and Customs post in the Gdansk harbor.

After the WWII, Gdansk returned to Poland. The city has been heavily damaged by the Russian bombing of 1945. It took tens of years to bring it back to its former glory.

Modern history gave a special role to Gdansk - here in the shipyards, the Solidarity movement was born and the fall of communism started. Unthinkable began to happen through a revolt of simple people, their rejection of the socialist political system.

Today Gdansk is a beautiful old city, with its monuments restored, with its historical monuments rich in Polish, German and Dutch elements exposed. Source

Free pictures of cities

About friendship

Friendship is a test and preparation for marriage. Nurturing friendship we learn in this way, the meaning of words: the company, trust, devotion, fidelity. A man or a woman who doesn’t know the essence of friendship will probably not be a good husband and wife. Hence it is important to learn to be a good friend. Willingness to sacrifice (time, money, power, energy and emotion) doesn’t always come naturally. Especially when you yourself go through the care and life tests.

Friendship is usually built around common interests. Friends often combine the values, aspirations, passions and purpose - though sometimes they can be spiritually unhealthy, and friendship (completely honest) can be built on the foundations of the ungodly (for example, "Leon: The Professional"). An example of such a friendship can be found in the Bible: " Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.That day Herod and Pilate became friends - before this they had been enemies.” (Luke 23,11-12).

Friendship is a very important part of human life. Thus man's relationship with God also has a dimension of friendship. “You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15,14-15). In the Bible Abraham is called the friend of God (James 2:23), the same sa the sincere (Proverbs 3:32) and all those who carry out the will of Christ.

In the context of the desires that man has he may be in friendship with God or with the "world ". James says it’s impossible to reconcile the two. " Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?"" (James 4:4). Friendship with the world is not running away from him. The attitude of asceticism and closing in the walls of the church has nothing to do with true spirituality and maturity in faith. Friendship with the world is worhiping its takeover of non-biblical values and principles, habits and ways of thinking. This is flowing of current (like dead fish).

Friendship is so essential in our lives. I always engage in a friendly relationship, either it is a relationship with God, he refers to by faith (Rom 1.17; Rom 3,23-24, Eph 2:8), or with the world, which comes through lust.

Some want to be "cool" (and "trendy") and want to be friends of all (religions, philosophies, values). Provide a friendship (or love) almost all the people they meet. But the essence of friendship is that it has a few of them. I think that they can have at most a few. Not without reason that Jesus chose the twelve apostles, which could be devoted to building a close relationship with them. But of these twelve only three spent most of the time (Peter, John, James).

365 or 40 days of Lent?

When we look back in history we can see that the churches that exclude lent from the liturgical calendar do not replace it with continual atmosphere of joy. For example, the Puritans abolished lent, but also removed  Christmas and the joy associated with the celebration of Christ's incarnation. They removed from their lives other celebrations involving singing, dancing or recreation. This was not only a puritan trend. In the seventeenth century also Catholic Church in Madrid closed theaters, as well as the Protestants in London or the Orthodox in Russia.

In many churches rejecting Lent comes together with discarding the joy of Christmas. This explains why it is not about removing periods during the year, which interfere with the experience of joy. Removing the period of Lent didn't bring continuous joy of Easter, but resulted in continuous full-year leant. Churches that believe Lent in the liturgical year to be one of the greatest heresy -  really fast all year round. This is because they say it's wrong to drink alkohol, go to pubs, listen to rock music or dance any time.

We recognize the lent in the same sense and for the same reason we confess our sins at the beginning of each Sunday service. This is the time of sadness because of our sins and wickedness. But this sorrow and lamentation should not suppress the joy at the goodness of our God. After the confession of sins we receive the assurance of forgiveness.

There is proper time for both the sadness and the joy. The time before Easter is the time to discover the essence of the resurrection and the blessings of the New Life. The spirit of Lent is a part of life of the church. Figuratively speaking, if we do not wear purple and ash for 40 days we may wear them 365 days a year.

At the end a little note. What's interesting - the church fathers are not recommended to fast on Sunday (except for confession of sins), because the Lord's Day is a day of joy.

The exhibition of the gospel behind the curtain

John Calvin - following the ancient theologians - believed that the Old Testament saints were united with Christ and saved by Him (through faith which is God's gift). The Old Testament is the "exhibition" of the gospel hidden behind a curtain of symbols, images and shadows. Even if only for that reason we should have a closer look at the content, structure and symbolism.

Old Testament stories are connected with one another. For example, we will not understand the description of David's life unless we know the story of Moses. We will not understand the story of Moses if we don’t know the events of Noah's time. We will not understand Ezekiel if we don’t know what the Temple looked like. We will not understand the symbolism of the construction of the Temple without knowing what the Garden of Eden and the world were designed by  God in the first two chapters of the Bible.

Unfortunately, many Christians today do not really know what to do with the Old Testament. The liberal theology of the nineteenth century separated the New Testamnet from the Old Testament completely; Similarly, Marcion, the heretic, taught that God of the New Testament is quite different than Jehovah God of the Old Testament.

Of course, if we are Christians we should remember that we live with "every word" (Matthew 4:4, 2 Timothy 3:16) coming from God, including 39 books of the original Scriptures of the Old Testament. When we ignore the teachings of Moses, the Psalms and the prophets,  Christianity is brought to the role of an intimate, unverifiable religion, subjective feeling, something that has little to do with the real world. Such thinking has little in common with the core and essence of the Gospel.


How can you help us?

Our goal is to be a self-sufficient church. Because of our young age and small congregation we are not yet capable of that. Please pray for us, our growth in maturity and in numbers and please consider supporting our ministry. If you have any questions regarding support for ministry in Gdansk (or would like to receive any additional information) please contact pastor Virgil Hurt (Providence Church, Lynchburg, VA) or me directly: bartosik7@gmail.com

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement any kind of donation! 

pastor Pawel Bartosik


About me

My name is Pawel Bartosik. I am a pastor of Evangelical Reformed Church in Gdansk, where I have ministered since April 3, 2005, that is since the mother-church in Wroclaw (CREC) officially delegated me to establish the church in Gdansk.

We started with 5 people (my family and one married couple). God has blessed our ministry, so that we can see the gradual growth of the church. Since the beginning of our ministry we have cooperated with CREC - Confederation of Reformed Evangelical Churches. Because of our church context there came out the idea of running a blog in English, especially for those interested in what I think and do as a pastor in Poland and how we function as a church.

The blog is also a space of free exchange of opinions. Please feel free to write your comments or questions to my posts. So far there is no need to log on, but please at least sign a permanent nickname.

Just two more words about me: I’m married to Jola and we have three kids: Zuzanna, Jan and Maja (English: Susan, John, Maya). We homeschool our children (which is not popular in Poland). I serve in a city of nearly 0.5 million inhabitants, situated on coast of the Baltic Sea in north Poland. This is the city where Lech Walesa the leader of Solidarity movement was born as well as the fall of communism in all Europe started. Except pastoral work (or rather in its range) I write articles for 'Reformation in Poland' magazine on a regular basis. Theses days I’m preparing my Ph.D. theses on homeschooling at the University of Gdansk. For several months I’ve also been the leader of a rock band Krotka Pilka. I sing, play the guitar, write lyrics and compose songs.

Writers: C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, D. Wilson, J.R.R. Tolkien, J. Bunyan.

Music: English: Simon and Garfunkel, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, REM, James, U2, The Cure, RATM (not lyrics J ), Santana, Lou Reed, The Clash, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, The Doors, Joy Division, Fugazi, Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth, Polish: Kult, Armia, Brygada Kryzys, Strachy na Lachy, Raz Dwa Trzy, reggae.

Theologians: St. John Chrisostom, St. Augustine, M. Luther, J. Calvin, Ch. Spurgeon, C. Van Til, J.Owen, G. Bahnsen, R. J. Rushdoony, G. North, J. Jordan, R.C. Sproul.

Movies: Braveheart, Matrix, Gran Torino, Life is beautiful, Forrest Gump, Passion, Artificial Intelligence A.I., The Lord of the Rings, To end all wars, Star Wars, Gladiator, Minority Report, Schindler’s List, 24, Dexter.

Hobby: theology, music, literature, sport (NBA, soccer, speedway racing)

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