Christmas Greeting from Greg

Blessings and God’s peace to all of you from all of us at ReKnew.

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Finally, a toy that will help kids learn about the true character of God and the type of assault weapon he favors. *sarcasm* (Thanks to Robert Martin and Benjamin L. Corey for the heads up.)

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