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Monsignor Edwin James Petersen Passes at Age 82 Print E-mail
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Sunday, 08 May 2016 08:25
FRESNO - Spiritual guide, priest and friend to many passed gently into the hands of our Father on the morning of May 3, 2016, on the Feast of St James. He was 82. Monsignor Edwin James Petersen was known by many names by his family and friends – Ed, Edwin, James, Jim, Jimmy, Pete, Uncle Father, Fadat and many more.

He was a well-traveled man of the world, eloquent writer, speaker, teacher, leader and priest. His kind and gentle spirit captivated those around him. He was fluent in English, Spanish, Latin, Italian, Greek, German, French and a bit of Dutch, which helped him connect with the communities he faithfully served through his long priesthood of more than 55 years.
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67th Annual Prayer Breakfast to Be Celebrated by Central Valley Community Leaders Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 February 2015 15:29

FRESNO - Fresno/Clovis business and community leaders unite in celebration of the Central Valley 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Fresno’s Valdez Hall for the 67th Annual Fresno/Clovis Prayer Breakfast with keynote speaker, Dr. David Jeremiah as he shares a message of inspiration and encouragement

Dr. David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church. Born February 13, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Jeremiah was raised in a family deeply committed to ministry. At the age of eleven, Dr. Jeremiah and his family moved to Dayton, Ohio where his father, Dr. James T. Jeremiah, was the Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and in 1953 became the President of Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio.

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GOT HOPE: Sharon Harlow Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 April 2011 00:22

My Testimony:

At age 7, I became a Christian. At 38, diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and told I had 6 months to live. I prayed for God’s healing, so I could raise my children, see them get married, and know my grandchildren.

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GOT HOPE: Rebekah Ralston Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:31

My Testimony:

I grew up in church and accepted Christ at age 7. My dad was a minister. From the outside, my life looked good, so when I acted out, people judged me. No one knew what happened behind closed doors. My brothers molested me for years and threatened to hurt me if I told. I feared telling my parents.

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GOT HOPE: Mike Reyes Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 20:47

My Testimony:

I was lost and bound in the things of this world. I was involved in gangs, sold and used drugs, went to jail, and eventually prison. I always blamed the people around me for the things that were happening in my life. I even blamed this town!

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GOT HOPE: Julie Bargas Print E-mail
Community - Church News
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 23:31

My Testimony:

Today I have hope because I have a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Before turning my life over to the Lord, I was living life hopelessly enthralled with negativity and defeat.

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GOT HOPE: Craig Ingle Jr. Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 11:11

My Testimony:

I lost my father at age five and my mom, grandma, and great grandma raised me. It was and still is very difficult not having my father around. Thankfully, I was raised going to church. That has been my rock through good and bad times.

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