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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Once again, we are here in Phoenix at our Annual FDF, in order to rise to the occasion, and to celebrate our faith and our culture.

And that is precisely what we are going to do!

We will rise with dance steps that defy gravity.

We will rise with music that lifts our hearts, as well as our feet.

We will rise with songs that speak across all generations.

We will rise with hands joined together in a circle of love.

And we will rise with one another – with respect, with generosity, with faith, and with friendship.