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Childlike Faith Throughout the Bible, God speaks about the importance of children.

that is pure, unassuming and humble, all the better to receive God’s gift of salvation.

Psalm 127:3-5 states, “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.”

“Whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives not Me but Him who sent Me.” —Mark 9:37 (English Standard Version)

Children are a valuable part of God’s kingdom. Over the course of His ministry, Jesus often presented them as an example of the type of faith adults need to have. God wants each of us to possess a childlike faith

To find out more about God’s love for all His children, mail the coupon on page 22, e-mail us at faithandfriends@can.salvationarmy.org or visit your local Salvation Army church. Photo: Used with permission. © Ray Majoran, compassiongallery.com


July 2017

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DEPARTMENTS GOD IN MY LIFE

5 Me and “Little Ronnie”

Sharon Rayner’s doctors said she wouldn’t live past 30. They were wrong. FAITH BUILDERS

8 Dunkirk

When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them. HOT TOPICS

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Winnipeg’s SNOW Night helps women in the sex trade find a safe place to be themselves.

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The Life Aquatic

Swimmer Jillian Friesen is ready to take the plunge at the Canada Summer Games.

Zero Love

Tennis great Andre Agassi was searching for the one thing that eluded him.

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DEPARTMENTS COMMON GROUND

19 Giving Soap Today

Young Salvation Army member uses award money to give back. LITE STUFF

20 Eating Healthy With Erin

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rying to fit us into her packed schedule, swimmer Jillian Friesen was harder to nail down for an interview than some of Faith & Friends’ more well-known professional athletes. “Between being a Grade 10 student, swimming four times a week, working a part-time job at a flower shop, and youth group once a week, I have a busy life,” she replied to writer Jayne ThurberSmith in an e-mail. “I appreciated her taking the time for us, along with her father, Marty,” Jayne says. “Marty commented on scheduling constraints and the fear that, during the intense process of pursuing an athletic goal, his daughter’s own faith and friends would be less of a priority. Jillian was determined not to let that happen. And she didn’t.” The goal in question is a coveted spot at the Canada Games, being held this month in Winnipeg. Over the course of two weeks, athletes from all across the country compete to bring home the gold. We’ve profiled Jillian’s quest on page 12. Elsewhere in this issue of Faith & Friends, Phil Callaway takes a look at one of his favourite sports heroes, tennis great Andre Agassi, and his own quest for something that had eluded him his entire life. See what that was on page 16. We also examine an innovative Salvation Army program in Winnipeg that helps marginalized women working in the sex industry, and we see how one young man from Newfoundland and Labrador decided to do his bit to help find a cure for autism.

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GOD IN MY LIFE

Me and “Little Ronnie” My doctors thought I wouldn’t make it past 30. I prayed I could prove them wrong … and I did have a little help from a friend.

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ecoming pregnant saved my life. When I was 25, my husband and I were thrilled to find out we were going to have a baby daughter. While we had a lovely twoyear-old, Kristen, I had already miscarried twice and the doctors had advised not to try again, so it seemed as if we were getting another chance. But at 14 weeks, the doctors discovered I had a kidney disease

and suggested I abort. “I’ve already lost two babies,” I told the doctors. “If God doesn’t want me to have this child, then He will take care of it.” Besides, I reasoned, had I not gotten pregnant, I would never have found out about my disease. I might have died without ever knowing what had killed me. My newest daughter had saved my life and I was determined I would save hers. I spent most of the pregnancy in

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the hospital but was rewarded with a beautiful baby girl. However, my journey was just beginning. Enter Ron I was diagnosed with glomerulonephritis, an inflammation of the glomeruli, which are structures in the kidneys made up of tiny blood vessels. These knots of vessels help filter blood and remove excess fluids. If the glomeruli are damaged, the kidneys will stop working properly, resulting in kidney failure. It’s a serious, life-threatening illness. As a result, my kidneys weren’t able to get rid of all the toxins in my body. I became more and more exhausted and I was forced to leave my teaching job. During my year at home, while the progression of the disease slowed, my husband and I decided I should stay home with our children. I was so afraid that I would not see my daughters go to school, graduate, get married and all the other milestones that parents look forward to. I did everything the doctors told me to do because I had too much to lose. Every night, I prayed I could just maintain the health I had. Over everything hung the fact that the doctors had warned us that I would probably not live past 30. Miraculously, the disease continued to slow, and after 13 years at home, I returned to teaching. But

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(Above) Ron and Sharon have a unique bond

after 27 years of struggling with this disease, I was finally losing my battle. My kidneys were only working at seven percent of their capacity. I went on dialysis while the doctors searched for a replacement kidney. Unfortunately, neither my brother nor my 26 first cousins were a match. Meanwhile, I was getting sicker and sicker despite the dialysis treatments. It was all I could do to drag myself across the street and pick up the mail. Exhausted, I would sleep the rest of the afternoon. Then my husband would come home from work and help me go upstairs to sleep. That was when Ron stepped in. Needed Peace We had met Ron and his family while vacationing one summer. They were Christians like us, and we soon


It was all I could do to drag myself across the street and pick up the mail. became close friends. One day while he was visiting us, he told me, “You know, Sharon, I’m pretty healthy. I’ll give you a kidney.” Despite my weakened state, I had to chuckle. “Oh, Ron, that’s so sweet but you’d have to be a perfect match.” Surprisingly, though, after a year of testing, Ron was deemed to be a compatible donor. The doctors could not believe that someone not related to me could be such a perfect match. Now that we’d found a suitable donor, the surgery date was confirmed. But there was still one hurdle I had to face. To accept such a great gift from someone was a huge responsibility and, in my heart, I didn’t feel I was worthy for the type of sacrifice Ron was going to make. I prayed and sought counsel with a psychiatrist, my physician and my Salvation Army pastor, and they helped me realize that this was a gift being freely given by Ron. I finally asked him why he was doing this. He replied, “If God could give His Son, then I can certainly give you a kidney.” That gave me the peace I needed to go ahead. “GG” The surgery was successful although slightly complicated. At six foot two

inches tall, Ron is a big man and his kidney was too large for my frame. I’m only five feet two inches tall, so it took a while to fit the new kidney in. But once they did, it started functioning even before I was off the operating table. One day, Ron mentioned he was going to Owen Sound, Ont., on business. I jokingly told him that I was related to half of Owen Sound and he replied that that meant he must be related to the other half. “I bet you don’t have an Uncle Ephriam,” I told him. “I do,” Ron exclaimed. Ron’s sister and my cousins were both doing family trees at this time and we got them together to compare their efforts. We discovered that his great-great-grandfather and my great-grandfather were brothers. To have what was a perfect stranger turn out to be family seemed to me to be another miracle from God. It has been 14½ years since my transplant. I’m happy, healthy and alive, and Ron and I have a unique bond . My husband, daughters and I call my new kidney “Little Ronnie.” Ron calls it “GG”—God Given!

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FAITH BUILDERS

When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them. by Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton

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hristopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, out in theatres this month, recreates a turning point in the Second World War. Following the attack on France and the Low Countries on May 10, 1940, German forces poured through the lightly defended Ardennes and reached the English Channel, cutting the Allied forces in two. With their backs to the sea around the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) seemed doomed to destruction or capitulation. Then a miracle happened. Failed Invasion Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception) brings us back to those dark days over Europe. The British instituted Operation Dynamo, aimed at the total evacuation of the BEF, on May 26. Even managing to get onto a ship did not guarantee rescue, as dozens of craft

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were sunk by mines or bombs. In an interview with the Associated Press, Nolan said that Dunkirk was not a war film but rather “a survival story first and foremost. “The empathy for the characters has nothing to do with their story,” he went on to say. “The problem is not who they are, who they pretend to be or where they come from. The only question I was interested in was: Will they get out of it? Will they be killed by the next bomb? Or will they be crushed by a boat while crossing?” Royal Navy resources were strained, so an unprecedented call went out all over the English seacoast for volunteers. More than 700 ships answered the dangerous call, from speedboats to trawlers to ferryboats. These “little ships” proved instrumental in the success of Dynamo and by the end of the eighth day, almost 400,000 soldiers had been rescued. The BEF was home. “Wars are not won by evacuations,”


British Prime Minister Winston Churchill warned the House of Commons. But had Dynamo failed, England would have been unable to withstand a German invasion. Without the Miracle of Dunkirk, Adolf Hitler would have reigned supreme in Europe.

kingdom of God. But they all realized they had a job to do, too. In the end, Jesus and that small band of disciples changed the world. As Christians today, we cannot resist the call to sacrifice for others, to recognize our part in God’s greater plan. We may not be required

Dunkirk is “a survival story first and foremost.”  CHRISTOPHER NOLAN to sail into death and destruction but it may be that we need to surrender our wealth, time, comfort or skills in the service of God. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). Jesus paid the ultimate price on the cross. We can do no less than to give Him our all.

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Paying the Price In Dunkirk, a soldier is no sooner rescued by one of the “little ships” when he realizes the craft is turning around for another rescue attempt. “I’m not going back,” he tells the captain. “There’s no hiding from this, son,” he’s told. “We’ve got a job to do.” Two thousand years ago, Jesus challenged a group of humble fishermen to lay down their nets and follow Him, regardless of cost. It meant leaving behind everything—career, family and security—to join Jesus in preaching the good news of the (right) Evacuation was done in the face of air attacks on the soldiers patiently waiting on the beaches

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From Dusk Till Dawn The Salvation Army’s SNOW Night in Winnipeg helps women in the sex trade find a safe place to be themselves. by Ken Ramstead

(above) T-shirts emblazoned with “Superstar” were given out to the arriving women (left) Dianna Bussey and Sada Fenton

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ost of us take for granted the opportunity to have a fun night out, share a laugh with our friends or even just hang out in our pyjamas at home. But for many marginalized women working in the sex industry, this isn’t their reality. What many of us think of as “regular life” feels like some fantasy vacation for women working on the street just to survive.

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This is why The Salvation Army in Winnipeg created SNOW Night. A Caring City “SNOW stands for Safe Night Off Winnipeg Streets,” declares Dianna Bussey, director of The Salvation Army’s correctional and justice services in Winnipeg. “The idea is to provide a special night, free from violence and exploitation, for those


Around 11 o’clock, the evening transformed into one giant sleepover. working in the sex industry.” Now entering its 10th year, SNOW Night typically occurs in the third week of February. “What better time to have people indoors than on the coldest night of the year,” she says. Preparations for SNOW Night begin in the summer. “At that first meeting, we decide on a theme,” says Sada Fenton, a community service worker at The Salvation Army. “We then meet every week, collecting volunteers and donations as we go.” Volunteers are never a problem. “This year, we had 255,” says Sada, “and twice as many applicants. SNOW Night hinges on the remarkable generosity and support of the community. Winnipeg really cares.” A Safe Place This year’s theme was the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Army’s Weetamah church was appropriately decorated with hundreds of stars hanging from the ceiling. Once the women entered and registered, they chose new slippers and undergarments. They could then participate in various activities throughout the evening, such as getting their nails done, bingo and even a photo booth. “We also had craft

tables where the women could bead or make and paint picture frames for their photos,” says Sada. “To encourage the women to stay all night, we had draws every hour where prizes such as makeup and clothes were offered,” says Dianna. At 11 o’clock, everybody received a brand-new comforter and pillow. At that point, the evening transformed into one giant sleepover. “The women didn’t have to go to sleep,” says Dianna. “We had movies playing all night long and they could do crafts all night if they wanted. Food continued to be served in the cafeteria all the way until breakfast.” This year, 124 participants showed up—a record—with 80 staying all night. “Our doors open at 7 p.m. and we try to have everyone stay until 8 a.m,” Dianna says. “We have buses take people as close to home as possible. “We don’t have an agenda,” she says of the event. “Women can come in and be involved at whatever level they want. But many are tired, hungry and just want to be safe. We’ll take that. “The whole night is for the women—it’s for them to be themselves. I guess if we have any agenda, it’s that!”

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The Life Aquatic SWIMMER JILLIAN FRIESEN IS READY TO TAKE THE PLUNGE AT THE CANADA SUMMER GAMES. by Jayne Thurber-Smith THIS SUMMER, WINNIPEG hosts the Canada Summer Games, and 15-year-old Jillian Friesen is on the target squad of the host province’s swimming team. She has been training devotedly year round, even though there is no indoor pool facility in her hometown of Arborg, Man. Four times a week, she and her two younger sisters, Sonja and Jocelyn, train in Selkirk, Man., with the Selkirk Dolphins Swim Club. Under optimal conditions, the drive takes an hour and ten minutes. Of course, “optimal” driving conditions are rare in winter, but Jillian chalks it up to a family outing. “We did hit the ditch one time,” she laughs, “but normally it’s pretty good. I’m used to the drive now. My mom and dad carpool with another family, and my grandparents help out with the driving sometimes. My 12 • JULY 2017  I faithandfriends.ca

sisters and I read and do homework. We love living in our small town, so it’s no big deal if we have to make extra time to get to somewhere outside it.” Difficult Choice “The long distance that Jillian lives from the pool means that she is not able to practise as often as her competitors,” Jillian’s father, Marty, comments. “In supporting her pursuit of a spot on the Canada Summer Games team, I offered to drive her to the pool Wednesday evenings on top of her Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday sessions. It wasn’t an easy decision for Jillian; she knows the importance of extra time in the pool. “But after considering my offer for a few weeks, she decided that spending Wednesday nights at her church’s youth group would be more


“For me, the mental aspect is the hardest part of competition,” Jillian Friesen says, “but I know the lessons I’m learning now are getting me ready for later in life”

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“God has made me fast. I need to use the gift He gave me.”  JILLIAN FRIESEN beneficial to her long-term future than an extra night at the pool.” Jillian’s focus on spiritual growth and Bible study led her to use her Wednesday nights to deepen her faith together with friends who share this mindset. “While the decision surprised me,” says Marty, “it gave me confidence in Jillian’s ability to navigate through the increasingly difficult decisions that will come her way in the future.” Passing Fancy? When Jillian decided she wanted to swim competitively, the then eightyear-old had to prove she meant it. “At the start of that summer, she was barely able to swim the six lengths required by the level 7 Red Cross swim lessons,” Marty remembers. “Jillian and I went to the pool almost every day of that cool, blustery summer so she could swim an ever-increasing number of laps.” When asked if their local pool— open only in June, July and August— was heated, Jillian replies, “It is, but the heater has broken a few times.” “Many evenings that summer, in the hour before the pool closed, it was just the two of us and the lifeguards as Jillian swam lap after lap,” her dad says. “By the end of the sum14 • JULY 2017  I faithandfriends.ca

mer, she managed to swim 81 laps over the course of an hour, proving to us and herself that competitive swimming would be more than a passing fad. Five months later, she qualified for Provincials.” Golden Proof Marty goes on to share how swimming has helped Jillian develop perseverance and the inner fortitude that comes from experiencing failure at a young age. Hip flexor injuries and thoracic-outlet syndrome with associated physiotherapy have shown her ability to recover and learn from physical setbacks. Mental setbacks have been even more of a challenge. “For me so far, the mental aspect is the hardest part of competition,” Jillian says, “but I know the lessons I’m learning now are getting me ready for later in life. Dad works a lot with me on the mental part. He’s been teaching me that I shouldn’t just swim for the sake of swimming. I should swim because God has made me fast. I need to use the gift He gave me. “But it’s not all about my own success,” she goes on to explain. “I enjoy being fast and working hard; however, I also enjoy seeing other people do that along with me. There’s satisfaction in everyone having a good


(left) Jillian on the podium after winning gold in the 200-metre freestyle event at last year’s ManSask competition

practice and feeling great going home afterward.” At the 2016 ManSask competition, Jillian finished out of the medals by a second or portions of a second in four different races, but was able to put those results behind her and went on to win the first gold medal of her career in the competition’s 200-metre freestyle. She discovered failure in an intense experience can create either disappointment or desire. “Coming through on that night was huge for me,” she recalls. “Emo-

tionally, I was so down. Mentally, I felt weak and tired. Then on the block, I silently prayed, ‘Hey, Jesus, can You please give me strength?’ As soon as I hit the water, I just felt like I was along for the ride.” Her favourite Bible verse is 1 Peter 1:8: “Even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him …” and that’s why her Wednesday night youth group, sharing life with those of like faith, is so important to her. She has a gold medal as proof that practising faith is more important than practising strokes. (left) Even on vacation, Jillian is not too far from water. Here she is (centre) when the Friesen family went mackerel fishing off the P.E.I. coast. With her are (left to right) her father, Marty, sisters Sonja and Jocelyn, and her mother, Kim faithandfriends.ca  I  JULY 2017

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Zero Love

DESPITE TENNIS GREATNESS, ANDRE AGASSI WAS SEARCHING FOR THE ONE THING THAT ELUDED HIM. by Phil Callaway

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love few things more than Canada’s Summer Games, happening this year in Winnipeg, and I especially enjoy watching the tennis matches. I’ve always been a fan, and my favourite star was Andre Agassi. “Image Is Everything” “I play tennis for a living,” Agassi once wrote, “even though I hate tennis, hate it with a dark and secret passion, and always have.” The reason was his father. When Agassi was seven, his dad made him hit 2,500 balls a day on their backyard court—nearly a million a year—while he stood behind him, yelling. Agassi described him as a tyrant, verbally and physically abusive. Agassi asked his mother one day, “How did you take it all these years?” “I don’t know,” she said. “He hasn’t gone to jail yet. And nobody’s killed 16 • JULY 2017  I faithandfriends.ca

him. I think we’re pretty lucky, all things considered.” By the age of 20, Agassi was more than lucky. Ranked number four in the world, he was known worldwide for his long blond mullet and his famous advertisement, “Image is everything.” Hair Today … Ironically, Agassi was losing the very thing on which his image was based—his hair. His brother Philly helped buy him a hairpiece, but at the French Open, disaster struck. The night before the final match, Agassi was standing in the shower when the weave came undone and disintegrated in his hands. He was about to appear before millions on television—bald. In the hotel lobby, Philly bumped into tennis legend Chris Evert and asked her for bobby pins. She didn’t have any.


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“Why do you need them?” she asked. He didn’t answer. No one could know his brother’s trademark mullet was a lie. At last Philly found enough bobby pins to reconfigure Agassi’s hairpiece. “Will it hold?” Agassi asked.

“Yeah,” Philly assured him. “Just don’t move around a lot.” Move around a lot? Agassi was about to storm the court and try to win his very first grand slam tennis event. All while trying to keep his hair on. “I prayed,” he said, “not for a win, but for my hairpiece to stay faithandfriends.ca  I  JULY 2017

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Agassi was about to storm the court and try to win his very first grand slam tennis event. All while trying to keep his hair on.  PHIL CALLAWAY on.” With every lunge he pictured it landing on the clay, like a bird shot from the sky. He could picture millions leaning toward their TVs, asking, “Did Andre Agassi’s hair just fall off?” The bobby pins worked, but Agassi’s game fell apart like that hairpiece, and he lost the match to Adrés Gómez. A Good Father In time, Agassi would go on to win eight grand slams. But for now, his father was angry. He let his son know years earlier that his dreams were filled with money. He believed there was lots of it in tennis. He was right. Agassi would earn more than $30 million during his career. And $25 million a year through endorsements. But despite the success, Agassi was searching for the father he never had. “I’ve been going to church,” Philly said to him. “Come check it out.” The pastor’s name was John Parenti. He recognized Agassi but respected his privacy. “The centre of attention in any church should be God,” Parenti believed. One day, Agassi asked if he could take his pastor for a spin in his new Corvette. He called him J.P., and 18 • JULY 2017  I faithandfriends.ca

he told J.P. about his dad. About the rage, the constant pressure, the abandonment. J.P. said, “You do realize, don’t you, that God isn’t anything like your father?” Agassi almost drove his Corvette off the road. “God,” J.P. continued, “is the opposite of your father. God isn’t mad at you. God isn’t yelling in your ear, harping on your imperfections. That voice you hear all the time, that angry voice? That’s not God. That’s still your father.” Agassi turned to him: “Do me a favour,” he said. “Say that again. Say it once more.” All these years later, I still love watching tennis. But I rarely do so without thinking of Agassi. Without smiling about that toupée and remembering the awesome love of my heavenly Father. In the Bible, the Apostle John says, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1). He holds us in His arms, regardless of how we look, what we’ve done or where we’ve been. The greatest treasure we can own, the greatest victory we can celebrate, is finding the grace of a good, good Father.


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Giving Soap Today Young Salvation Army member uses award money to give back to the community. by Diane Stark

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ould you like to buy some Hope Soap?” 12-year-old Warren Butler asked his friends and family. “I’m going to donate the money I raise to the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.” The young Salvation Army member, who attends the Conception Bay South church, was the winner of the 2016 Riley Mercer Pioneer Award, which is presented annually in memory of Riley Mercer, a 15-year-old boy who lost his battle with cancer three years ago. “The award is given to a child in our Pioneer children’s church group,” Warren’s mom, Charlene, says. The decision is based on certain criteria including having a positive attitude, showing respect for others and being a good Christian example. The recipient is given a plaque and a financial reward. “The winner is allowed to keep half of the money and they must donate the other half

of the money to a charity,” Warren explains. But instead of just donating the money, Warren purchased a soap-making kit with plans to make handmade soap to sell. “I made about 40 bars of soap in lavender and pumpkin pie scents. I planned to sell them for five dollars each. I took a business course in Grade 6, so I thought I’d be good at selling them.” The business course must have paid off. Warren quadrupled the original amount and was able to donate $100 to the Autism Society. “I chose the Autism Society as my charity because my brother brought home a pamphlet about it, and I thought, Why not try to find a cure for autism?” Warren named his business “Hope Soap.” He chose that name because he thought it would inspire others. “I wanted people to give to me so I can give to others and then we would all have hope,” he says.

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Eating Healthy With Erin EASY BEAN BURGERS TIME 25 min  MAKES 4 servings  SERVE WITH lettuce, mayonnaise and tomato

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1. Dice onion, garlic and green pepper and cook with olive oil until soft over mediumhigh heat in skillet, then set aside.

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