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Child Who Has All 802 Pokemon Memorized Having Trouble Reciting Awana Verse

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CEDAR SPRINGS, IL—Sources working at Grace Baptist Church’s Awana ministry confirmed Tuesday that local church kid Aiden Paul, who has the names, attacks, statistics, and types of all 803 Pokemon species committed to memory, was still having trouble reciting John 3:16 to his Awana counselor. “For God so loved the begotten son?” the kid who […]


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