1970 to 1975 COG. I just want to send all my love and prayers to my brothers and sisters and say I miss you all. I'm alright, the Lord has been good to me. I don't know much about what happened after my depart but all I can say is praise the Lord for all the good he did for me and others
through our ministry. You were all so beautiful. God bless and keep.
It's me I joined in L.A. in '71 then went to Ellenville, Providence, Boston,
Long Island, Cape Cod, and other place that I forgot the names of. Then I was sent to Italy, Spain, Portugal, back to Spain and finally to France.
I can remember your names but can't seem to put faces on 'em, maybe you guys can refresh my memory.
I left the Familly in '75 just before things started to degenerate, so I missed all the weird stuff.
I'm fine, living a peaceful life. Things were hard for a while not having qualifications, money, home etc., but I geuss I left just in time.
I'll come back to see what you guys have to say so don't hesitate to write.
Nice to here from someone that remembers those days in Spain. Do you remember a dear friend of mine from Barcelona, her name was CorÃ©. I've
always wondered what happened to her after I left. There was a brother there with curly brown hair that I spent alot of time with but I can't remember his name. I think he was Canadien. Anyway in those days I don't think my feet ever touched ground being always worried about witnessing quotas.
Glad to hear your alright. I'm still singing and playing the guitar since it was the only way I could make a living. How bout you? What are you up to?
Are you still in Europe or back in the states? I'm still in Europe. Didn't have anything to go back to in America. I'll save some for later.
It is nice to hear from you.
That's a really sad story about CorÃ©. She was so sweet and kind. I can remember Nehemiah and his wife, they were the first shepards in Barcelona.
He also was a good friend. There was a couple from Ellenville that I never heard about again since I left for Europe, maybe you knew them, Isreal and Misha. I think they went to Puerto Rico. There were so many good people that I met back then, it's a shame to have lost track of them all. Do you still see people that you knew? I haven't run into anyone either that's in or out of the family. You seem to have a little more news than I do. When I joined in L.A. my girl friend joined with me and I haven't heard of her since. Her name was Ataliah in L.A. and then Tirzah later when she went to Germany or Holland I don't know which. It's hard not having any news from those that you miss. Thanks for discussing all this with me, I haven't had any contact
with people that knew me or that I knew.
Antipas! DidnÂ´t he look like that character from "The Mod Squad", that long-defunct late 60Â´s TV program, with long sideburns?
I left in '78 with my wife (seven months pregnant) and one baby son.
We now have Three grown up sons. Our eldest lad is a missionary in South Africa working with an organisation that has a home for AIDS orphans. Our middle son is married with a 20 month old daughter and our youngest is courting.
I think I may have mixed you up with a tall afro-american called Antipas, although I feel sure we have met.
Even if you saw my photo today you probably wouldn't recognise me. I was much thinner then, had long hair, whereas today I have very short greying hair--where the baldness hasn't got me!
I was looking at those early Cog photos and I think it's easy to confuse me we Antipas although I'm not an afro-american. Maybe it's the long sideburns.
The only picture I saw of myself is the one on the rooftop bible class at L.A. behind my girlfreind with the two ponytails on top in the front rows. Antipas is the guy on the warning poster. I don't look the same today either, not that skinny anymore. Something about those days I remember was the competition with Sheba Bear that was in Italy for the highest witnessing
scores. We were out on the street everyday trying to get out the most lit.
To me it seems as though I was running as fast as I could all the time I was in Spain. Maybe thats why I don't remember people and faces that well.
I said that I'd send you a mail but my E-mail is having some problems. I'll try to get that fixed as soon as possible. Get back to you soon.
Hello Piram, The e-mail I sent came back undelivered, you might of changed
your address or maybe it's mine that still isn't working but I don't think so. I just got it fixed.