May 17, 2012

New York Times - Today

May 15, 2012
Source: The Reformed Church of Highland Park

Dear Church Family and Extended Supportive Community,

Today a very important article was published in the New York Times by Kirk Semple. The article "A Sanctuary Amid Fears of Persecution at Home" is on page A23 and can also be found online. Please share the article as widely as you can.>

The day of visitations in Washington was very effective. We visited 30 congressional offices and we believe we made some significant strides toward winning some hearts for this cause. In addition, the religious liberty commission of the National Council of Churches gave us many new contacts who may prove helpful.

Tomorrow, Friday, is the day when the General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America will visit our church. This is the first such visit since we've been pastors here. We will be holding a 1pm event that I hope you'll try hard to attend.

Saturday, from 2pm-7pm is our Family Freedom Festival. Also, it is the day for the debut showing of "Broken Asylum," a video that tells the story of our church's efforts around the family story of Harry and Yana. The movie will show at 3:30 and 7:30pm.

Your energy and love for our Indonesian brothers and sisters sustains me in this effort! Thanks and Peace, Pastor Seth