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Let’s talk about discouragement

George Washington after suffering major defeats at Brandy wine Creek and Germantown finds himself facing one of the worst winters in history. He has 12,000 troops Left to fight the entire British army and winter’s howling breath is breathing down his neck. He goes into a desolate barren valley at Valley Forge Pa. To spend the winter and try to recuperate from the stinging defeats that the enemy has given him. There is no shelter for his men at Valley Forge, His army is naked and starving to death as “old man Discouragement “comes to sow his seeds of defeat. It looks Like total defeat and it appears that the new nation the United States of America will annihilated by the Bitter winter and the British army. YOU TALK ABOUT DISCOURAGEMENT!! But there is a man in the camp; his Name is Baron Von Steuben. He trains and shapes the army into a fighting force. He encourages them to get up and go on. They win major victory at Saratoga then on to Yorktown

AFTER EVERY DISCOURAGEMENT THERE IS ALWAYS A

VICTORY IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE

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