Monday, April 14, 2014

Dearborn

IT IS OFFICIAL….
 
Dearborn Michigan has once again canceled the Arab Fest this year and I think we might have something to do with that. This was pointed out to me a few weeks ago, and confirmed and now it has been verified again. As many of you know, we have preached at this Muslim event for two years causing ‘no small stir’ in that city as they even arrested one of our men and removed us from the event.
 
As seen in the news report on the first year we came to Dearborn 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
The second year (2012), we were publicly stoned for over an hour on the streets of Dearborn and law enforcement did nothing but told us to leave or we would be arrested. On the Sunday after we were told to leave the venue, we preached at the largest Mosque in America and there an angry driver of a SUV tried to run us over as he drove from the Mosque property over a hill and towards the sidewalk area almost running 9 of us over. Dearborn Police watched him and stopped the vehicle and he was charged with 9 counts of attempted murder.
 
Did CNN or any news network broadcast that, no but had it been a Christian who tried to run over 9 Muslims, THAT story would have been headline news. The driver was later given years of probation and not jail time for his action. Welcome to the courtroom in Dearborn Michigan, where Islam is ruled.
 
 
The picture above is blood dripping from my forehead on the streets of Dearborn IN THE FORM OF A CROSS.
 
One can view the video on this Dearborn stoning at the link below, just be advised, THAT clip ay change your life and remember this was not in the Middle East bit America.
 
 
Last year (2013) the city of Dearborn decided to cancel this event due to ‘religious tension’ because we were coming and it appears they did not know what to do with us walking the streets of their city.
 
“Arab International Festival in Dearborn is canceled in wake of religious tensions” http://www.freep.com/article/20130517/NEWS02/305170101/arab-festival-canceled-Dearborn
 
 
Now this year (2014) after a year of options on what to do with us coming to their city, Dearborn again has decided to cancel that Muslim event. Not often Christianity will make Islam run and if I drank alcohol, I would have popped open a bottle of champagne but all I will do is just PRAISE THE LORD.
 
 
 
LAW and GRACE collide
 
“And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear”
Philippians 1:14
 
This past weekend while preaching in Mesa Arizona on Mill Street, Brother’s Jeremy and Josh from New Mexico were arrested outside a local bar by Mesa police. They were in town to preach the sodomite parade in Phoenix but the day before the parade, they preached at the local campus and that evening they preached at the bar area. 
 
 They told the local police they would be leaving at midnight and it appears these men of valor were arrested just minutes before midnight. The second photo below are the Brothers getting handcuffed and placed inside the MPD paddy wagon and notice you do not see them falling on the ground and getting dragged like a protester, kicking and screaming. God Bless you men and I emphasize on the word ‘men.’
 
 
 
 
Brother Dean continued with ‘Plan A’ and that was to preach the sodomite parade and after the pride parade they bailed out the street preachers.
 
  
 
 
Christians arrested for their faith is not a thing of the past or found in an old nook, but should be alive today. Ever noticed the Book of Acts has no ending?
 
“Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound”
2 Timothy 2:9
 
 
 
Have you supported the ‘Bail Fund’ this year?
 
We live in a window of time where ‘free Speech’ is getting to be hindered under ‘Hate Speech’ as we open air preachers will be the first to get cited or arrested under such laws. This is a fund that will bail out those Christians arrested for preaching the Word of God on a public sidewalk or a college campus. The money raised will be used to get that saint out of jail and not be a burden to his family or his Church. We will send any money needed within hours to anywhere in the free world. Clink the link below and join us. Maybe if your ministry does not look like you will be arrested, other parts/members within the body of Christ can use your help. Prayerfully consider the ‘Bail Fund’ and support open-air, campus and street preachers who are willing to take the Word of God in public and contend for the faith. “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you” To see more details on the ‘Bail Fund’ click the link below: http://www.officialstreetpreachers.com/Bail%20Fund/Bail%20Fund.pdf
 
 
The FAITH of a saint:
"And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth"
Hebrews 11:36-38
 
 
Update on Larry Craft, he was arrested 3 weeks ago, as I posted his arrest at the Macon, Georgia’s Cherry Blossom Festival on my facebook page back on March 26, as that post had 145 ‘shares’ over 190 ‘likes’ and many comments from concerned Christians. Larry and his son are still sitting in jail.
 
He has met a judge who asked him to bail out and pay a fine but Larry and his son refused to sign anything and he will not plead guilty. Therefore the judge ordered him and his son to remain in jail. He has yet given a ‘my cousin Vinny’ court date and because of such the process is frozen and cannot go forward. Larry wants to defend himself as he has done in the past and knowing this man personally, both he and his son started their jail ministry.
 
His wife (Stephanie) is staying at a local Church in Georgia and I have spoken with her and she is fine, she is allowed to speak to Larry via phone. Larry is a man with integrity, character and a conscience, as many would have signed or paid a fine to be free. He will go the route of John Bunyan.
 
  Here is a local news channel with a story on the arrest and what the father and son are charged with and this story should shed light on the many questions and concerns you may have. http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/local/macon/2014/04/07/cherry-blossom-arrests/7441803/
 
 
Here is a video taken from 2010 where Larry was arrested for preaching at this same event even after they were told him preaching was legal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69peV3b4_FQ
 
 
IF you wish to support the Craft family during this time, you can send support to them to their New York address or you can send a donation to the Church they are staying at during this arrest.
Make check payable to:
Stephanie Craft
P.O.Box 181 Kite,
GA. 31049
 
 
For anyone who never heard of John Bunyan a man of God from the 1600’s, who wrote ‘The Pilgrim's Progress’ a book and was once considered the most widely read and translated book in the English language apart from the Bible. 
 
 Here is some footage of preaching in England at the very city Bunyan was arrested and I gave a message at his grave.