By Charlie Johnston
Good news! Lisa at Full of Grace tells me the DVDs of the Birmingham Video are now available. Again, remember you can always see it free at the Visit Videos link – and if you have the equipment to burn yourself a copy, have at it. You have my blessing!
I am planning to do a stop in San Antonio. If you live near there, our friend, Mary Ann, who comments here, has agreed to do some organizing, but she needs help. Please help her out by getting on the committee. Contact her at her email address, email@example.com. There are a spot or two left that I could make in the Southwest. I think I am going to get to Beaumont, Texas, or Lake Charles, Louisiana, which I would love – as that is in the heart of part of the pilgrimage I walked. I could undoubtedly have a bit of a reunion with some of the wonderful people I met along my way in Louisiana and Texas. If you want to host or coordinate a visit, contact my scheduler – Mary – at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not contact me on it. I don’t make the arrangements myself any more – and am so busy I have to paddle as fast as I can to keep my head above water.
Forgive me if you are waiting for a response on an email. I had a down day today and mostly rested and knocked the unanswered emails back down to about 1,700. I keep plugging, but I know the wait time is getting longer. It remains important to me to answer emails personally, but I really never quite expected the avalanche I am now getting.
Also, please keep David Daleiden, from the Center for Medical Progress, in your prayers. He is the young gentleman who patiently put together the videos that have rocked Planned Parenthood. I discovered he was one of my correspondents before he released the videos – and had written that he had put something together that he hoped would rock the PP industry. I get more than a few people who tell me they have something that will rock the world…and most are not near as dramatic as they think. His was one of the very rare things that was more dramatic than even he knew. I was both grateful and relieved when I looked at my answers to him and saw they were encouraging to him. I want you to know he is a deeply prayerful young man who, now that it is public and a major controversy, is in a maelstrom that is always a shock to people. He is keeping his balance in the spotlight with great grace, courage and resolve…but I know how tough that is. I wanted you to know that he has been a member of our Next Right Step Family for a while – and to lift him up in your prayers.
I am working on a piece on the suffering of the innocent and sorrows. I am sorry I was not able to complete it today. But it is the next big piece coming. I have had a great few days in Seattle and Portland. In the Gospels, the Lord plaintively asks, “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” I am overjoyed to tell you that if He came today, not only would He find faith on earth: He would find it in Seattle and Portland, too.