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‘Only God can do it’: Friendship Hispanic pastor displays faith of Abraham after life’s journey

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Jesus Navarro hadn’t planned on leaving Texas and moving to Alabama. 

But one Sunday morning in 2021 when he was visiting a friend at First Baptist Church Oneonta, he started talking with Steve Sellers. At the end of the conversation, Sellers — director of missions for Friendship Baptist Association — put his hand on Navarro’s shoulder and said, “Lord, if this is the man we’ve been looking for, can You work it out for us?”

Navarro wasn’t sure he was the man, at least not yet. But he did know that God had a tendency of bending his path when he least expected it.

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