Dear family & friends,
Praise the God of Israel!
We have just returned from the Indianapolis Baptist Temple. GLORY!
What a delight it was for all of us to be with these persecuted Christians.
The federal Marshals haven't stormed the building yet while people are
occupying it and having great church meetings. Thus, more people are needed
to go and help occupy. The Lord blessed the three of us Michigan families
that went with tremendous opportunities to witness to a photographer and
reporter from the Associated Press yesterday. They got great shots of the
kids doing homeschool and playing. One federal congressman will introduce
their (I.B.T.) new petition to stop this tyranny on the House floor Dec.
14th. We hope to go back down next week for a while and help get the
petition drive going. Corrie is very excited about helping Dad with
petitioning again. We are asking God for the funds to mail copies of the
petition to every church in the Indianapolis area and for them to speak out
against this persecution.
Recently we have met some Christians from Wisconsin who have moved to
Grand Blanc (an hour south of us near Flint). We have arranged to begin
ministry at the Flint abortion mill starting tomorrow morning. What an
answer to prayer! Pray that all goes well and that God calls forth many
laborers to minister down there.
Last Wednesday morning I was driving to the mill to sidewalk counsel
and preach. Just before I got there, Officer Doug Nelson of the Saginaw
Township Police pulled my familiar van over. He wrote me out a ticket
saying that I had gone through a yellow light. Being as he kept me there a
while, all of the workers had entered the mill when I arrived there.
Shortly after that, another police car arrives. They served me court papers
signed by a local probate judge. The manager at one of the mills, Mrs.
Janice Qualman, applied for and was granted a Personal Protection Order
against me. It says that she feels nervous. The order prohibits me from
being anywhere near her or her place of employment for one year. I
explained to the officers that they had just been used by abortionists to
try to silence any offers of help to hurting women and doomed children who
go there. They politely listened while I described how children get
murdered in there. Of course I refused to sign on the dotted line when they
told me to do so. To keep schedule with the other families accompanying us
to Indianapolis, I had to leave then. There are a couple of local lawyers
that help me with attacks like this. B.J. Brown of the American Family
Association Center for Law and Policy gladly offered to help as an expert
consultant when I called him in Mississippi. Lord willing, I'll be able to
get a quick hearing and get this cancelled. If it isn't cancelled, the
penalty is one year in jail just for showing up at the mill next time.
No, I don't plan to stay home and let the babies die whether this pit-o-hell
court order gets cancelled or not.
Please pray against these evils. On average, 4,000 American children
get murdered by surgical abortion every single day. The way we treat the
least of these, the way we treat the widow and the orphan, this is how we
treat Jesus. May God mercifully awaken us so that we stand and faint not.
We are grateful for God's grace and care manifested through others,
Cal (& Trish)