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The song "Friends" was a favorite of George H.W.

Christian music artist Michael W. Smith performs at George H.W. Bush funeral

BATAVIA, Ill., Dec. 6, 2018 – Family and friends of  President George H. W. Bush’s funeral on Wednesday were serenaded by Grammy Award-winning Christian singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith.

A recent Christian Broadcasting Network video interview with Smith spoke of his relationship with President Bush and his request to sing his 1982 song “Friends.”  The CBN interview noted that Bush had said to Smith three month ago said: ‘Friends are friends forever.’

The artist in October appeared at Wheaton College for a fund-raiser and also presented this song.

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John Ross on Saturday, April 23, 2016 launched XPian News, a part of  Daybreak Communications, Inc. Ross is the facilitator of Aurora Christian Ministry Network (ACMN) and a member of the Fox Valley Christian Ministerial Alliance (FVCMA). He serves on the boards of Wayside Cross Ministries and the Kiwanis Club of Aurora. As a follower of Jesus, he has been for some 40 years a member of First Presbyterian Church - Aurora. He has an M.A. - Christian Leadership from Wheaton College Graduate School and undergraduate at Trinity International University.

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