Saturday, December 30, 2006

Out of state prayer request

Donna Holman, from Missionaries to the Preborn-Iowa, was arrested on November 1, 2006, and charged with harrassment for talking to an abortion bound couple, and disorderly conduct for trying to hand them a flyer. The police regularly use tactics like this around the country to try to disrupt and stop peaceful prolife activities. Donna spent 2 days in jail, and was released on $1000 bond. Her trial is coming up on January 26, 2007. Will you join me in praying that the judge will stand on the side of LIFE? These charges are really an attempt to stop MTP-Iowa's exposing of the murder of children. I have met Donna personally, and she is a very soft-spoken, kind lady. Truly the child-killers will stop at nothing to get at those who expose their wicked deeds!

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." Matthew 5:11-12

If you would like to support Missionaries to the Preborn-Iowa, you may send contributions to:

Missionaries to the Pre-born Iowa
P.O. Box 135 Keokuk, Iowa 52632

(319) 524-5587

Please keep this matter in prayer!

James Niemela

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Where The Rubber Meets The Road-UPCOMING ACTION ITEM!!

We will have a new State Representative in the 110th District of Michigan in a few days. Mike Lahti will be taking over in Rich Brown's place. During his campaign, Representative-elect Lahti made pro-life statements, such as at the League of Women Voters forum at the Houghton High School, where he stated that he is anti-abortion, and further stated his opposition to stem cell research where the embryo is killed. Mr. Lahti was also endorsed by Michigan Right to Life. It was encouraging to hear him take a stand for life. As he takes office, we have the opportunity to remind him that words without action are meaningless. Will you join me in contacting him to ask him to sponsor legislation to define life as starting at conception, and stop abortion in Michigan? Can you call, e-mail, or write him? Now is the time to act and make good on campaign statements which support life. This is where the rubber meets the road. Pro-life officials need to start acting pro-life!! Please join me in asking Mr. Lahti to do so! I will post his contact info soon, so please check back.

Also, I would invite you to join Michigan Prolifers e-mail alert list. You may find instructions on the left hand side of the page. Thank you!

James Niemela

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I received this from Pro-life Missionary Cal Zastrow regarding his second trial in Mississippi, stemming from pro-life ministry with Operation Save America in the summer of 2006. May God bless Cal and his family for their faithful defense of life!!
James Niemela
Dec. 23, 2006
Dear family and friends,
Holiness unto the Lord!
Thank you for praying.
I was found guilty of demonstraing without a permit on Tuesday. The judge accepted an affidavit of a policeman against me as evidence, even though no police showed up to testify against me. Because Operation Save America had gotten a permit from the City of Jackson to use sound amplification in front of the abortion mill last July, the police arrested people at various other locations who were holding signs around the city because they were protesting outside of the permit zone. The judge went along with that, but didn't throw us in jail. During the first trial, he even declared that he wasn't dealing with the constitutionality of the issues. Six of us were declared guilty and fined $100. plus court costs. Two pro-lifers had their charges dismissed. The judge declared four pro-lifers "not-guilty." Ed Martin was found guilty for carrying a wooden cross on a sidewalk not within the permit zone. It was bananaland, unpredictable, and punctuated with dramatic moments.
Some of the cops lied, but the judge realized this after watching part of our video. Yes, the attorney will appeal our convictions so we can keep on fighting tyranny in the courts. Although brief, my statement before sentencing warned of God's judgment upon nations and judges who support child-killing instead of honoring the Lord. I preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ and declared the humanity of our preborn neighbors. Here's a link to the article in the paper that scratched the surface:
The day before our trial, a local pro-lifer was on trial - E.C. Smith. Early this year, abortionist Joseph Booker tried to drive over him. Smith filed charges against Booker and Booker filed charges against Smith, for "threatening him." E.C. is peaceful and didn't threaten anyone. The City of Jackson threw out the charge against the abortionist while convicting the pro-lifer. He got six months in jail, suspended, supervised probation for six months, and fined $250. It was ugly. I preached to abortionist Booker as he left the courthouse. Although he has been imprisoned twice for his various crimes, the judge believed him but not the peaceful pro-lifer.
Before driving home, my sons and I preached on the streets in front of the last surgical abortion chamber in the the State of Mississippi. I'm sure God blessed prayer for out safety as we made it home without problems. Thanks again.
I am shouting GLORY all the way!
Cal Zastrow

Monday, December 18, 2006

Some prayer requests

Dear praying family and friends, Dec. 12, 2006

Holiness unto the Lord!

Before I leave Wednesday on another road trip, there are details to attend to and stuff to pack. My sons, David and Jimmy, are excited to be coming along. Can I please count on you to pray over some items?

1. Friday, Dec. 15, we will join others for a prophetic rebuke in front of Wal-Marts' national headquarters in Arkansas.

2. Sunday, Dec. 17, I'll be ministering in a church in Tennessee.

3. Monday, Dec. 18, we'll be ministering on the streets in front of the last facility in Mississippi that murders preborn babies.

4. Tuesday, Dec. 19, is my criminal trial for "failure to obey" a police officer in Jackson, Mississippi.

5. I've just nailed down the dates for our next missionary trip to China(upcoming).

6. The Michigan Legislature closes for the year on Thursday night. I've talked to my Representative and some others who, so far, are preventing a bill from coming to the House Floor requiring all pre-teen girls to get vaccinated against HPV. (Ed. note-this bill was passed in the Michigan House.)

7. I testified to the agriculture committee of the Michigan Senate last Thursday in opposition to the Michigan Dept. of Ag. criminalizing farmers who don't "volunteer" to get their animals microchipped by next March. This "mark of the beast" for beasts is part of the National Animal Identification System and would destroy what little property rights farmers have left. I'll be helping to draft or promote legislation to stop this evil edict.

8. The politicians are launching a very aggressive campaign to bring a casino to Bay City. We need to organize and oppose this.

9. I'm invited to speak at a pro-life forum in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22, 2007. Representatives from various states will be meeting who are also working on personhood amendments. I need to decide and let them know within a few days if I can go or not.

10. If court goes well, the boys and I should be home in a week. Please intercede for Trish and the girls staying home. Please intercede for our protection and provision while driving a couple of thousand miles. If you think of our family during the next week, please pray for us.

I'll try to check my e-mails, but anyone wanting to reach me can call my cel. phone: 989-859-4482. Thank you. I am shouting GLORY all the way!


Cal Zastrow is a Christian Pro-life missionary who resides with his family in Bay County.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Michigan pro-life missionary Cal Zastrow convicted in Mississippi for "failure to obey a police officer."

Dear family and friends,

Holiness unto the Lord! By being able to preach Christ and declare the humanity of preborn children in court, I won! I proclaimed the vision of the State of Mississippi going from the worst civil rights state to the best by being the first state to protect the civil rights of preborn children. I feel that I won the approval of Jesus and the babies. In Pearl, Mississippi, Judge John Shirley didn't see it that way and found me guilty on Nov. 7th of "failure to obey a police officer" and sentenced me to a fine of $250. and four months in jail. Ken Scott was tried and convicted also. He got personal in his statement before sentencing and warned the judge to flee from the wrath of God upon those who are accomplices to the murder of children and those who deny justice. We have appealed the verdicts to the next higher court and our jail sentences are suspended (for now). The attornies from the American Family Association Center for Law and Public Policy did a great job, but the verdict was decided before we ever walked into the courtroom.

The judge didn't like the shirt with a picture of the murdered baby, Malachi, on it. He didn't like it when one of our supporters was praying silently but slightly lifting his hand. He got mad when he saw my thirteen-year-old daughter, Corrie, recording the trial. He even ordered her up in front of the bench and took the camera from her. He sternly barked that the supreme court ruled that no cameras were allowed. And, he didn't like it after the trial when one of our supporters with a laptop respectfully tried to show him the court ruling that cameras were permitted. (He probably didn't like our northern accents, but I don't know for sure.)

Last July, we were arrested for holding pro-life signs alongside a public road during the Operation Rescue National/Operation Save America event. The eight-day event last summer focused on lifting up Jesus and helping local Christians in their efforts to close the last baby-killing "abortion clinic" in the entire state.

The day before I was arrested in Pearl, I was arrested (with others) in the City of Jackson for holding a pro-life sign alongside a public street.

The charge was "failure to obey a police officer." I was ticketed and released. Several of us have trials in Jackson on Dec. 19. I plan to go back. The abortionist at the last death pit in Mississippi, Dr. Booker, recently tried to drive his car over two pro-lifers in Jackson. His criminal trial is Dec. 18. Will the Church show up?

After our trial in Pearl, we stood with the local pro-life Christians outside of the Jackson death center. It was amazing how grand of a stir just a handful of activists and some street preachers could make for a couple of days. There is tremendous spiritual warfare taking place there.

The neighboring businesses are very angry. The police are sick of us. The abortionists hate us. The babies need us, so let's keep the pressure up!

Let's keep singing, praying, preaching, pamphleting, and picketing outside of this last den of slaughter in all of Mississippi.

One of the neighboring businessmen is filing "disorderly conduct" charges against all of us. He did this after assault charges were filed against him when he brazenly sprayed pro-lifer Bill Ashleywith the water hose and turned the sprinkler on him. At least the police saw the sprinkler aimed upon Bill as it also watered the sidewalk and the street. Do you remember what happened last July when the Jackson police did nothing while watching pro-abortion anarchists jumping on a car witha pro-lifer inside while they smashed his car and windshield with a pipe? The police wouldn't arrest them or even demand their names in order to file a report, even after the anarchists threatened to kill the pro-lifer in his car. The police wanted to arrest and jail us last week for not producing government issued identification when this neighbor accused "all" of us of disorderly conduct. Being as I had two of my children with me, I didn't risk arrest but only gave them my name and address. No, I didn't produce id. for them or give them my date of birth.

Let's stop pondering about election losses and take the Gospel to the streets. Let's proclaim with our lives and our liberty that the murdering of preborn children must stop, NOW!

I am shouting GLORY all the way!

Cal Zastrow