1990 — Pioneers’ Newsletter No. 2




(B 17) 7’16-3472


Mt. Carmel Center
2239 Lake Ridge Circle
Waco, Texas 76710
June 20, 1990

Greetings Brethren,

In the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we write these lines to you, that we may come together and to do the work of the Lord.

The last time I talked with you, I agreed to come to Boston for the meeting. We made a hasty decision. The council members here had a discussion and realized that we should have not agreed to have a meeting of this kind in any other place than the headquarters. All meetings should be held at the headquarters since we have a place to meet. The former of today we still do not know how all the brethren feels about the letter. We have only heard from Bro. and Sis. McLean, Bro. Hawthorne, and no one else. I talked to Bro. Peniston, but he only talked of having a meeting in Boston. We do not know how many persons were upset about the letter, but we must stop playing games with God’s work before He decide to remove us as being the people who will help finish this great work.

We called for a meeting to be held here at Mt. Carmel. But with me calling Bro. Peniston, we found out that plans had been made to meet in Boston. He related to me that he had talked with Bro. McLean two days ago and was told there will be a meeting in Boston, because the Huggins are going to be there. Their coming to Boston has not anything to do with our having a meting. They are coming to Boston for their family reunion, which is to be held in New Haven Connecticut. They will not be in Boston until that Monday. The council members here at Mt. Carmel agreed that the meeting is to be here. All those who are really concerned about God’s work will make sure they are present at this meeting. There will be an election of new officers and council members. This meeting is for all true Davidians who believe, that God’s headquarters is located in Waco, Texas. In the midst of the land, and centrally located. Brethren let us wake up before it. is too late. This meeting must take place before session at Mountaindale. Sometime within the next two weeks. We must’ do the things decent and in order. We must disappoint you brethren we have no alternative.

Our greatest burden is that you brethren and ourselves will see eye to eye in God’s great work. We are on the borders of our kingdom home, will any Of us be an Achan and loose out? I pray not. Brethren, we must cease from man whose breath is in his nostrils, that means anyone who are trying to make plans for God and taking the reins out of His hands.

God’s blessings are upon His work here. He has brought in two precious souls that believes in the Rod message and has taken their stand on God’s side. I hope we will do as well. If we are God’s true people then we will act like it. We must put away childish and foolish games and be mature Christians. Those who really love God and believe in His last message will find doing the will of Him who has the reins in His hands, not any  man or woman. He is our leader and our guide in person of the Holy Spirit. Let Him lead us brethren.

We would like a response this time by all of you who are looking forward to go to the Kingdom.

In conclusion: Patriarchs and Prophets p. 290 tells us, “Often the Christian life is beset by dangers, and duty seems hard to perform. The imagination pictures impending ruin before and bondage or death behind. Yet the voice of God speaks clearly, “Go forward.” We should obey this command, even though our eyes cannot penetrate the darkness, and we feel the cold wave about our feet. The obstacles that hinder our progress will never disappear before a halting, doubting spirit. Those who defer obedience till every shadow of uncertainty disappears and there remains no risk of failure or defeat, will never obey at all. Unbelief whispers, “Let us wait till the obstructions are removed, and we can see our way clearly,” but faith courageously urges an advance, hoping all things, believing all things.”


Yours in Christ Jesus,

Council Members

Mt. Carmel Center

Waco, Texas