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"but if not" Toddler + Youth Cotton T-shirt

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We love thisclassic cotton toddler and youth tee and we especially love that it directly benefits orphans and adopting families!
- 100% combed ringspun cotton jersey
- Color: Black with white print
- 100 percent of the profits from our “but if not” shirts are given to orphan care
- To learn more about the inspiration behind this shirt, please read below:

But if not.

Just three little words— three little words that, when strung together, create a phrase that tells a tale of the bravest kind of faith and one of the greatestrescue missions in history ...

It was 1940 andthe British and their allies sent a force of some 350,000 men into Europe to stem the tide of German advance. Despite these efforts, the Germans moved forward, and the Allied Forces were eventually driven to the beaches of Dunkirk. Completely surrounded, and with the sea at their backs, the British and the Frenchtroopsknew that their only hope for survival lay beyond their grasp on theother side of theEnglish Channel. This realization was heartbreaking, because they also knew thatthere wasn’tnearlyenough time or resources available to get 350,000 soldiers to the opposite side ofthe channel, and their demise was almost a certainty. As the Germans pressed forward, hopelessness settled in, and theBritish commander sent a bleak, three-word message to the war offices in London:

“But if not.”

This simple phrase,a reference to the Old Testament book of Daniel,communicated how dire the situation was, but it alsocommunicated a faith that prevails in even the most ominous of circumstances. Knowing that the standoff at Dunkirk would most likely end in their death, the British troops prayed for a miracle … but if not, they vowed to remain faithful. They vowed to honor and acknowledge God’s goodness, no matter the outcome.

Whilethe Allied Forces awaited their fate, those three words were fanning the flames of determination, courage andgrit back in England. Without any formal organization, thousands of English citizens took it uponthemselves to assemble an unconventional fleet of sea craft, made up of every type of boat imaginable, and they headed toward the cornered soldiers. As a result, almost all of the British and French troops soon foundthemselves safe on the shores of Dover, England, and one of the bravest andunorthodox rescue missions, t

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