Sunday, August 31, 2014

Latest News at TLBC

  The Lord's Baptist Church

11102 Yakima Avenue South
Tacoma, WA.  98444
Pastor: Larry J. Killion
For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 



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(August 31, 2014) 

Sunday School Bible Study:  10AM  Brother Turner taught from Roy Mason's  book "The Church that Jesus Built."  Lesson #9. audio
Worship Service:  11AM "Them that do not Believe."  by Pastor. audio
Afternoon Service:  1:30PM  Pastor continued our "Arm Chair Tour of Israel." #11. Bania . audio 

   11 in attendance this morning.  No first time visitors.   


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Send a free FAX 4 the cause - Patriotism in Action

Liberals Trying AGAIN to Ram AMNESTY Down our Throats -- Send a FREE Message to DEMAND Congress say NO!

ALERT: There is STILL a CRISIS happening right now on our southern border -- almost 100,000 "unaccompanied minors" POURING across the Rio Grande into the border states.

So what is the response of liberals in Congress to this "humanitarian crisis"? Why, they're demanding AMNESTY in the face of established immigration laws, of course: instead of enforcing immigration laws that we already have, liberals want to make things WORSE by shoving AMNESTY down our throats!


The American people understand that this surge in illegals coming across our border is a presidential-caused crisis. This President's lawless actions have caused this nightmare. These actions clearly demonstrate that he believes he is NOT bound by the Constitution and will NOT take seriously his obligation to defend our sovereign borders.

A president's job is to faithfully execute the laws of this nation. But on border security, like so many other issues, President Obama has willfully failed to do the job that he was elected to do. It is obvious that the crisis on our southern border is a direct result of the president's REFUSAL to enforce our nation's immigration laws. He has all but invited the flood of illegal immigrants across our borders by making it clear that his administration will do little to deport those who are caught while doing everything it can to grant amnesty to all those who have broken our laws.

With liberals pushing their pro-amnesty agenda AGAIN on Capitol Hill, it's once again up to YOU AND I to DEMAND Congress SAY NO TO AMNESTY!

The fact is, there is NO NEED for ANY new "immigration reform" bills -- we just need to ENFORCE the immigration laws we ALREADY have on the books. That's why we need to take immediate action, and we need YOUR help -- send your FREE MESSAGE to your Members of Congress NOW!


P.S. Be sure to send your free message right away! If you want to do even more, you can also send "BLAST FAXES" to every single U.S. Representative and Senator AT ONCE, urging them to say NO to "immigration reform" and to secure the border!


Global Day of Prayer for 
the Peace of Jerusalem

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Message from Godly leaders and praying men and women all around the world.

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee."
(Psalm 122:6)


UNDERSTANDING... that we are children of Abraham by faith, the "wild olive branch" grafted into the root of G-d's covenant (Romans 11:17-26), and,

that G-d has kept his word to Abraham and His descendants and settled them in their homeland again, according to the word of the prophets (Amos 9:14-15), (Ezekiel 36: esp. v.24), and,

RECOGNIZING... that we have a biblical mandate according to Psalm 122, and many other Scriptures to seek the good and prosperity of Jerusalem, until the Lord makes her a praise in all the earth, and

AFFIRMING... that G-d's love and intended blessing is for all nations and peoples, and that we have goodwill and love for all mankind, including all inhabitants of the Holy Land, and desire peace in this entire region;

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED call upon all men and women of prayer to yearly set aside the First Sunday in October, near the season of Yom Kippur, as the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.

Freedom Update

Dear Larry, This week on The Freedom Update the Freedom Foundation releases a new report detailing the numerous flaws on paid sick leave mandates, Freedom Foundation chooses to work Labor Day; and Union activists stage a protest in the city of Sequim.

If you believe all workers should have a choice, please share this video.
For more information, go to
Stay Informed,
David Bramblett, Creative Director
Freedom Foundation
P.S. For those of you who wish to go directly to the blog posts featured in this video, you can find them here:
  1. Paid Sick Leave Report
  2. No Labor Day
  3. Union Protest
Read The Freedom Update - Episode 35

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pray for US

Obama said he will stand with the Muslims
in troubled times!
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Dear Fellow Patriot,

Obama is expected to execute executive orders giving hundreds of 
thousands of islamists the ability to permanently enter the United States.
We must tell our Senators - via fax to their home offices during this 
August recess - that America will NOT stand for this!
Please send your FaxGrams now!
So, how are Obama's actions going to result in a wave of Jihadi 
warriors coming here?  A little background:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been flat out 
lying when they told us illegal aliens couldn't fly into the U.S. without 
proper IDs. 

Now they admit that illegal aliens were allowed to board planes using 
Federal Immigration Court documents called a "Notice to Appear".
These Notice to Appear forms are so easy to forge, a child could do it.
A spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) says the 
forms can "easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer."
Image of ISIS Imam in America The form has no photo, no security 
features, no watermark -- nothing. 
They are simply printed on standard 
copy paper based on the information 
the illegal alien claims is true.

ISIS terrorists can surely use these 
forms, just like thousands of convicted 
foreign felons have!  Plus, ISIS 
already has numerous connections 
within the Muslims in the US.  

We must stop them from creating more
through Obama's new orders!

ISIS has promised to raise its terrorist flag over the White House and 
it has announced it is planning to hit America's heartland just like they 
did on 9/11 -- Obama's intentional destruction of our security system 
is enabling this!
Additionally, right now, President Obama is working up a plan with 
amnesty extremists to grant up to 800,000 additional guest-worker 
visas via executive actions.
This reckless program would undoubtedly be taken advantage of by 
people who seek to do us harm - such as ISIS.
So America needs you to act today by sending urgent
FaxGrams to the entire Senate demanding their vote for
S. 2118 - the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014.

If this administration could build a simple website, maybe we would 
 believe they could create a system to check and screen hundreds 
of thousands of foreign nationals; but they can't, so we don't.
We can't stand by and let congress hand this imperial president a 
blank check to rewrite America's immigration laws, so we need you 
to target a FaxGram message to every U.S. Senator today.
Just like 1 Samuel 31:1 states, "Now the Philistines were 
fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from before 
the Philistines and fell slain..." if we flee from the forces of 
evil being invoked by Obama surely America shall fall slain.

Even if you're not worried about the terrorist threat, you have to be 
concerned that this guest worker program will steal jobs from 
countless American workers. Our middle class is already hurting. 
A massive new guest worker program will drive us over the edge.
We need to keep those wages in America. Instead, they'll be sent 
to families throughout the world, especially to Mexico and Central 
America. And how can a country still in recession absorb almost a 
million new workers?
That's why you have to make sure the U.S. Senate hears from
you today. It's time you DEMAND that they act to protect the
security of our national borders AND our financial future.

Join Senator Rand Paul and Senator Jeff Sessions to help push 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a simple vote on the 
House-passed border crisis bill. That bill would block the president's 
extra-constitutional expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood 
Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty. The House passed that bill, but 
Harry Reid's Senate won't allow a vote.

So let's send a loud and clear message to Washington D.C. 
today. We'll deliver your faxes to every U.S. senator' home 
office during this August recess so they will know just where 
you stand.
And please contribute what you can to keep this campaign moving 
until S. 2118 is passed and Obama's out-of-control guest worker 
amnesty plans are stopped dead in their tracks!
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to all of your family members, friends and acquaintances.

Obama Racketeering

Obama Named in Racketeering Lawsuit

This could get really interesting.
Check it out:
It is high time that someone brought charges against the Obama administration in the context of what the Obama administration is – a criminal enterprise.

Attorney Larry Klayman, fresh off a preliminary court ruling that the National Security Agency’s spying on Americans likely is unconstitutional, now has named President Obama and others in a racketeering complaint.

Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and a columnist for WorldNetDaily, alleges the president and others laundered U.S. taxpayer money that was spent on Hamas rockets fired against Israel.
The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington falls under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, alleges criminal acts by Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Seeking $1.5 billion in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages, it accuses the global figures of “laundering U.S. dollars” to Hamas, which is officially designated by the U.S. government as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
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Open or Concealed Carry?

August 2014 • Issue No. 35
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Tim Schmidt
Now, before the protests start pouring in, let me state the obvious:

Yes, I know we are the United States Concealed Carry Association. And yes, I know that an “open carry” special edition for the Concealed Carry Report seems slightly counterintuitive.

But here’s the thing:

“We gun owners have a problem. Michael Bloomberg has split our ranks with the topic of open carry. He and the mainstream media are fully in control of the issue and they are using it to pit gun owners against each other.”

So says Nik Clark, President and Chairman of Wisconsin Carry, in an editorial he sent me recently.

Now, Clark is a friend of mine, and his message really resonated with me…

It helps to show that the “fight” for gun rights goes well beyond the scope of what we do here.

In fact, I feel his message is so important that I’ve dedicated this entire Concealed Carry Report to the issue of open carry. Call it the Open Carry Report for this week, if you prefer. :)

Here’s the deal:

You may recall that I wrote a piece on open carry a few months back after the media fiasco involving Open Carry Texas. Here’s a snippet of that article:

I wish it was commonplace for people like you and me to stop by our local coffee shops carrying AR-15s over our shoulders.

I wish that we could decide what's right for us and our families without worrying about following the rules laid down by a too-powerful government.

I wish people wouldn't fear guns, and I wish people wouldn't alienate the good guys who carry them.

I stand by these statements, but I think I missed a critical perspective—one that examines the effects of responsible gun owners—both open and concealed carriers—turning on each other in a “win” for the other side.

And so, my goal this week is to provide you with a multitude of different perspectives on open carry.

Kevin Michalowski kicks things off with his take on “tactical advantage.” He implores all people who carry guns—whether openly or concealed—to remember they’re under intense scrutiny. Bad behavior is not allowed.

Beth Alcazar presents a similar viewpoint. She notes that carrying a gun comes with the opportunity (and responsibility) to showcase just how respectful we can be.

As usual, Rick Sapp addresses the big, burning question in readers’ minds: “Does open carry make you a target?”

Scott W. Wagner provides us with a great review of the SIG P229, a midsize gun he suggests could be used for both open or concealed carry, and John Caile suggests that anyone who carries a gun for self-defense, openly or concealed, is an ambassador for the carry movement. He implores each of us to “be a good one.”

Nik Clark really brings it all together with a larger message, one that I haven’t been able to express nearly as powerfully as he does:

“The crux of the issue is this: we need to honor and embrace all safe, legal carry and stop fighting amongst ourselves.”

I urge you to take the time to read Nik's message in its entirety, to join the conversation, and—most importantly—to continue to be the respectful and responsible gun owner our country needs!
Take Care and Stay Safe,
Tim Schmidt
Publisher - Concealed Carry Report
USCCA Founder
Open Carry: Use the Chance To Show Off
CCR Article
Over the past couple weeks I read an interesting op-ed piece (I actually edited it for this report) showing how the gun control weenies are sending gun owners to attack each other over this open carry debate.

I think it was Ben Franklin…
Open Carry and Responsible Gun Ownership
CCR Article
I don’t have any issues with open carry. I live in Alabama, and I have spotted a handgun on someone’s hip on many occasions. It’s really not that unusual of a sight around here. However, I do have issues with irresponsibility. And some gun owners are acting very irresponsibly.… READ MORE...
On Being a Target
CCR Article
I don’t particularly like the idea of open carry, Constitutional carry—call it what you will.

There, I’ve said it, although cautiously, using one of those squeegee words, “particularly.”…
The 9mm SIG Sauer P229: Midsize Excellence for Concealed or Open Carry
CCR Article
I really hadn’t had much shooting experience with SIG Sauer handguns in the past. While I knew that SIG has always made an excellent series of pistols, my attention had always been diverted elsewhere—until now.

The newest version…
To Open Carry or Not? That is the Question
CCR Article
Before you start banging away at your keyboards, supporting or opposing open carry, let me say at the outset that I have a relatively neutral view on the subject. My goal is simply to suggest that before deciding, consider what’s best, both for you personally and for the rest of us who carry… READ MORE...
Oops! I Forgot About the "Moms" Gang
So I just went to Starbucks. Two young women (who I always see there in the mornings) smiled and waved at me: “Good morning, welcome to Starbucks!”

“Thank you, good morning,” I replied. I approached the counter…

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Center For Individual Freedom
Caught Red Handed: Barack Obama And Special Interests Are Plotting Behind Closed Doors To Grant Amnesty To Millions Of Illegal Aliens By Executive Decree!

       Even the liberal New York Times had to acknowledge it: "[T]he process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of [Obama's] presidency... has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view."

       The Times adds that Obama has "emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the administration with their policy wish lists. [Obama] is presiding over opaque policy-making, with the potential to reward political backers... Administration officials have convened more than 20 so-called listening sessions this summer alone on executive options for revising immigration policy, a White House official said, declining to discuss the sessions in detail because the conversations were private."

       And there you have it. It's government of the elites, by the elites and for the elites. The fix is in ... a sickening scheme is now exposed to the light of day ... and only patriotic Americans like you have the power to stop it!

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every Republican Member of United States Senate. Or alternatively, send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every Member of the United States Senate.

Send My Blast Faxes

Make No Mistake, Barack Obama Is Committed And His Dictatorial Amnesty Decree Is Imminent!

Quote from an Oath Keeper

Sheriff Mack At The New American: 
We're Taking America Back One County At A Time 

The New American has done a nice interview with Sheriff Mack, founder of Constitutional Sheriffs And Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), and also brags about Oath Keepers' role in reinforcing CSPOA peace officers who will honor their Oath to the Constitution.  Here is a good article you're sure to enjoy.

Sheriff Mack: "We're Taking Back America One County at a Time"

Click here for our report on The New American article:


In an exclusive interview with The New American, retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack (shown), founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), highlighted the successes that members of his organization are having in resisting unconstitutional challenges by the federal government and declared that with these successes, "We are taking back America one county at a time!"

It's not just rhetoric. CSPOA members have pledged to keep their word to uphold, defend, protect, preserve, and obey the U.S. Constitution. And they are doing just that.

Braindead Islamic Violence

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by Susan Horton
What kind of a world have we evolved into where Evil is allowed widespread access to do heinous crimes against children unrestrained? Boko Haram faction leader Abubakar Shekau’s, only interest is to eliminate Christians and fight to enthrone a medieval Islamic caliphate in Northern Nigeria. Lately their attacks on churches, homes, businesses and kidnappings are happening more frequently.

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in Kano only killing one other but injuring six. Using female suicide bombers in the city appears to be a new tactic of Boko Haram although they have been used on occasion for years in the Northeast.

There has been a series of female suicide bombings in the city of Kano this August and it was the fourth bombing carried out by a female in the past week. The latest came when a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a college in Kano, Nigeria, killing 6 people. According to reports the bomber was a female teenager.
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Labor Day: Economics of Amnesty

The Party Of Amnesty Is Not
The Working Man’s Friend

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The Democratic Party has long portrayed itself as taking the same place in the American political marketplace as do the Labor parties of Europe – but the policies that today’s Democratic Party advocates, especially its embrace of amnesty and benefits for illegal aliens, bear little relationship to the day-to-day concerns of working Americans.

And today’s workers are starting to catch on that the Party of Amnesty is not the working man’s friend.  Top pollster Kellyanne Conway, President & CEO of The Polling Company, recently conducted a poll that found likely voters were unequivocal in their support of immigration policies that protect the American worker. Their sentiment is the inverse of the oft-repeated phrase, “illegal immigrants do the jobs that Americans don’t want to do,” saying instead that these workers should have a fair opportunity to do the jobs that illegal immigrants currently do. (See links to Conway’s poll at the end of this article)

And these voters get the economics of illegal immigration and understand that depressed wages are one of the results of allowing a flood of illegal aliens to enter the American workforce.  “Raise the pay” is a rallying call for these voters, who believe there are plenty of Americans to do the work and that better pay and more training is an elixir for labor shortages. Working class voters, married women, and political Independents agree with this in dramatic numbers noted Conway.

These results turn the often-heard statement that illegal immigrants do the jobs that Americans won’t do on its head. Over 8-in-10 respondents believe that American workers and legal immigrants already in the U.S. should get first pick at these jobs before illegals. As one can see from the graph below, blue collar workers support having the opportunity to take these positions more than the any other demographic group studied.

Perhaps the most important finding of Conway’s research was this data point: 75% want more enforcement of current immigration laws, including 63% of Hispanics and over 50% of Democrats (emphasis ours) meaning that the Chamber of Commerce line to the effect that Republicans are about to go extinct because they want our immigration laws enforced is a bunch of hooey.

Today, despite President Obama and his Democratic Party allies trying to blue sky the numbers, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.  This spring the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March, the lowest it has been since September 2008 when it was 6.1 percent. The sharp drop, though, occurred because the number of people working or seeking work fell. Some 806,000 people left the workforce in April alone and the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not count people not looking for a job as unemployed.

While the government says the unemployment rate is in the low 6 percent range private economists say  that in addition to the 19.4 million Real Unemployed Persons (July 2014), there were another 4.4 million persons who, while also saying they want jobs, have not looked for work in the past twelve months.  Solely because they haven’t looked, these persons are not included among the marginally attached workers; if included, then July’s Real Unemployment Rate of 12.2% increases to 14.6%, a figure more than twice the official BLS rate of unemployment.  How has this occurred if the economy is in “recovery” as President Obama and his Democratic Party allies claim?

The major reason in our view is the lax immigration policies of the past several Presidents.
As Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies noted earlier this summer, “Government data show that since 2000 all of the net gain in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).”  This is remarkable, concluded Zeigler and Camarota, “given that native-born Americans accounted for two-thirds of the growth in the total working-age population.”  Now here’s the key takeaway from Zeigler and  Camarota’s study: “Though there has been some recovery from the Great Recession, there were still fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.

This Labor Day, as TV commentators and newspaper editors cast about for heroes of the American labor movement to honor they should forget Samuel Gompers (the first and longest-serving president of the American Federation of Labor) John L. Lewis (early leader of the United Mine Workers and a founder of the Congress of Industrial Organizations) Walter Reuther (United Autoworkers President and leading liberal Democrat of the post-WWII era) or Eugene V. Debs (labor leader and Socialist candidate for President) and honor Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.

Senator Sessions recently observed that “Tens of millions of Americans are on welfare, unemployment, and public assistance. Yet the White House and their Senate Majority seem more concerned about the economic demands of large corporations, or the citizens of other countries, than about getting our own citizens back to work into stable jobs that can support a family and uplift a community.”

In the Roosevelt-Truman era that is what the major labor unions, and the Democratic Party, claimed to stand for, but no more. Today, the Democratic Party represents the narrow interests of race-based pressure groups, like La Raza, and the liberal urban elite, like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who are far removed from the day-to-day cares of working American families.

Jeff Sessions has been Capitol Hill’s most reliable (and principled) defender of American workers. Were it not for his principled leadership there is no doubt in our minds that “comprehensive immigration reform” and amnesty for illegal aliens to further expand the American workforce and dilute the wages of American workers would have become law by now.  And when you look at what illegal immigration has done, or worse yet amnesty, will do to the quality of life for American workers that makes Senator Jeff Sessions a true hero of and for American labor.

For a copy of Kellyanne Conway’s “Friends Family Memo” on her immigration poll please click the following link: Immigration – Public Opinion Realities and Policy Political Opportunities
For a slide deck featuring Kellyanne Conway’s analysis from the study, please click here:
Immigration – Public Opinion Realities and Policy Political Opportunities – Friends Family Memo- 08 19 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

...Pants on Fire.

Team –

We expose liberal lies and broken promises here in Washington State — there’s a lot of them.

With the 2014 mid-term elections fast approaching, liberals are engaging in unbelievable attempts to cover-up their support for unpopular policies. Voters don’t like what they’ve been selling....  the primary election results made that very clear.

It’s unlikely that the liberals will gain control of the State Senate and its possible conservatives can gain control of the State House. But only if we keep the heat on the liberals and make them defend their absurd policies.

Chip in today to help us keep the heat on. Every dollar helps and can help us stop the $1.17 gas tax increase or another liberal attempt at a state income tax.

Speaking of trying to hide unpopular policies, perhaps the most outrageous attempt is by Frank Chopp, the Olympia House Speaker. Now, we must admit that seeing Chopp have to actually campaign for the first time in a decade due to a challenge by one of Kshama Sawant’s Socialist buddies is amusing. That said, the claims in his campaign materials are nothing short of laughable.

Chopp is claiming his undying support for higher education tuition freezes—a popular policy implemented by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC). There’s one important problem with Chopp’s claim: it’s a bald-faced lie.

Far from supporting tuition freezes, House liberals attempted to undo the MCC’s hard work in the 2014 supplemental budget. Exposing his lie with facts, SHIFT is working to hold Chopp accountable.

We can do all the research and write all the stories, but without you, no one will hear them.

If you want all Washingtonians to hear the truth, please chip in $3 or more right now so we can meet our end-of-month expenses and head into September ready to broadcast our message.

Thank you for your continued support!

- Josh, Matthew, Alyssa and the rest of the SHIFT WA team

Religious Liberty

August 28, 2014

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that religious freedom is under attack in America. You've heard or seen news stories about Christian business owners being forced to violate their beliefs, judges requiring churches to rent their buildings to ungodly organizations and children being bullied to abandon their faith at the schoolhouse doors.

Our Founding Fathers built into the fabric of America a freedom of religious expression. Today, these freedoms are being threatened on every side.

As a pastor, your leadership is crucial to preserving the precious gift of religious liberty for the next generation. America needs pastors who are bold and who will proclaim truth, not just from the pulpit, but in the hedges and byways as well.

Will you be that bold pastor?
American Family Studios has produced two powerful new documentaries illustrating the growing threats to religious liberty in the U. S., highlighting case studies and trends that may change America forever. In these films, we think you will find that now is a time for pastors like you to speak out, to lead your congregations in helping restore America’s Godly heritage in our generation...and in the next.
One Generation Away is 90 minutes and contains dissenting voices which represent the ideological shift in America that your church members face every day.
A Time to Speak is 60 minutes and is equally informative and provocative with an additional focus on a pastor’s role to encourage voting and civil responsibilities straight from the pulpit.
I want to encourage you to click the button below and watch both movies with no obligation other than to heed God’s leading for how you should respond.
Just as Ecclesiastes says in chapter 3, verses 1 and 7, "To every thing there is a season...A time to keep silence, and a time to speak." Now is the time to speak.
Thanks for caring enough to get involved.

Bert Harper
Director of Marriage, Family,
and Pastoral Ministries