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Dear Friends, Are you antimilitary? 7/22/10

“Are you antimilitary?” Ask a cornerstone attendee. David answered, Well if the military does things that are what Jesus taught like help others, I am surely not against that, But if they do things that are opposed to Jesus’ teaching, I want to call them to account just like any one else.
Are you anti-American? David reply, “I am an American, how could I be anti-American, how could I be against myself. “These questions led into a very good half hour conversation. One of many good talks we had in our five days at Cornerstone Festival. There 275 people signed up for our email addresses. We have over 2000 on our email list.

Here we are at our booth on left is Rod Orr, my long time companion and helper at Cornerstone, David Fleig who had the above conversation and yours truly. As always it was a very energizing time as we sense the Lord raising up ever more interest in peacemaking as people are getting weary of war. Here I am in a lively conversation with a friend Rick from Iowa. We met several years back at Cornerstone. We look forward to visiting at Cornerstone each year.

I led a seminar on CPT and another on my latest two months in Colombia. At each talk there were many good questions. I was moved when at the latter they prayed for me afterwards.

With most passers by we ask people to pray for justice and peace. I told them God needs our prayers to bring in his kingdom. We told them stories about Cpt that goes with our pictures, and gave out the following pamphlets: A
basic CPT brochure, “Do You Know Enough To Enlist.” To help people think before they sign, and How you can be a Peacemaker explaining how to write all your government representatives with one click of the computer. And asking them to tell there government representatives to stop using our money for destruction and war., because this results in deaths, suicides, broken homes and broken lives. Instead tell them to use it for creating jobs, health care, and education.

Pray for peace, Jim

A special gift was having a booth next door to this family from Mexico City. Their church is ministering to many Mexicans on the marginal’s of society. We were both were encouraged as we shared about our work with each other. They are a wonderful family.


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