with women coming forward to name their abusers. In the private sector company heads have been forced to resign or have been fired, but in politics, this is not the case. This ties into the words Isaiah was inspired by God to write anciently:
"Alas, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evil doers, children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel, they have turned away backward. why should you be stricken again? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faints. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; they have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment." (Isa. 1:4-8)
At our October 17, 2017, Batavia, OH Rotary meeting Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan who is also the co-chairman of the Hamilton County Opiate Task Force was our guest speaker. He spoke about the heroin epidemic in Southwest Ohio. It was an eye-opening presentation about a serious drug problem killing at an accelerating rate right here where we live.
Fred Kellers is leaving for New Zealand this week of November 6, 2017 to help Dan Porteous who is recovering from an illness.
On October 21, 2017, I spent the day with Ben Light going to church in Eugene and Salem, Oregon. On the way down, we stopped by a church Herbert W. Armstrong preached in long ago on the corner of 17th and Chemeketa. Reference to this is made on page 507 of the Autobiography, Volume 1.
Betty Randle from Eden Prairie, MN, who our family has known for 50 years just sent me this poem. She wrote it for the arts and crafts exhibit at the Wisconsin Dells Festival site next week. She says she writes poems like this most every year and I wanted to share it with you.
Bev and I are very happy for our niece Heather Kubik and Coleman Gidcumb who were married on September 22, 2017 in High Country Orchard in Colbert (Spokane area), Washington. Seeing Heather marry into such a fine family was very joyful for us to experience. Both hold upright values and their marriage will be a success.