The General Association of the Branch Davidian Seventh Day Adventists Mt. Carmel Center 1785 Double EE Ranch Rd., Waco, Texas 7605; Phone: (254 863-5895 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 120, Axtell, Texas 76624 January Newsletter Greetings to all church members, supporters and friends. The new year 2005, according to the Roman calendar, is already upon us bringing with it new challenges and opportunities to advance the cause of truth. Here at Mt. Carmel I want to take the opportunity to thank all those who participated in helping to raise the means to pay the taxes on the Mt. Carmel property. The taxes this year amounted close to $2,500 and I am happy to say they have been paid. This is one huge burden that has been removed from our shoulders. However, with each challenge met and overcome the enemy would try and destroy God’s work and people from another angler. As some of you know I am being sued by Amo to the tune of $100,000. She recently has added to the original charges that were filed a Motion for Temporary Injunction against myself and now others that have been added to the case. This is all about a hostile takeover of the Mt. Carmel property and the blocking of the work we are trying to do here. A date has been set for the hearing on the Injunction for February 11, of this year. On January 27 I filed a Counter Motion for Temporary Injunction and it has been added to the Court docket for the same date and time as Amo’s motion. I ask for your prayers that God will grant us a decisive victory in this situation. Until further notice I ask that no mail be sent to the 1785 Double EE Ranch Rd., Waco, Texas 76705 address. Please make sure all mail is sent to the P.O. Box 120, Axtell, Texas 76624 address. This is requested due to the fact the gates to MT. Carmel are being kept locked and no mail is being delivered to the physical address. Hopefully the situation can be changed before very long when the Court makes a favorable ruling. January 10 was a dark day for those of us here in Texas. Two members of our church family received news of deaths close to home. Ofelia Santoyo’s son Geraldo was found dead in a motel room here in Waco, and Bonnie Haldeman’s nephew Patrick was found shot to death on a street not too far from where she lives. Two funerals within a couple of days were far from a time of rejoicing, but we do hope and pray that in God’s great merciful plan there can be rejoicing at the time of resurrection. On a brighter note, news reached us towards the end of last year that as early as November, this year, one of our brothers in prison, Jaime Castillo, could be freed on an early release program. This would involve doing six months in a halfway house, followed by 2 years supervised release. We also heard that Paul Fatta is set to be released under a similar program within a month or so after Jamie. This is certainly good news and the answer to many peoples’ prayers. Four others are currently due for release in 2006. It has been brought to my attention that there was a case before the Supreme Court having to do with unjust judges passing sentences beyond what the jury recommended or the law allows. I do not have a lot of information on this at present but as the details are made known I will endeavor to get the information to you all. Your prayers and financial assistance have been appreciated and I ask they continue as the year continues. Clive Doyle