I wanted to publish the email I sent to Steve Estes and the leadership of Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania. I just wanted to make this public in the effort to be transparent.
“Always go into meetings or negotiations with a positive attitude. Tell yourself you’re going to make the best deal for all parties.”
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
Matthew 18:20 NIV
I wanted to publish the email I sent to Community’s leadership. This email was sent on April 9, 2016 at 9:53 in the evening. It was addressed to the following people:
- Steve Estes
- Dave Stoltzfus
- Al Kimball
- Matt Lambert
- Matt Carter
- Merle Stoltzfus
- Cliff Montgomery
- Rick Renninger
- Matt Griffith
- Mike Rudolph
- Dr. Larry Kenney
- Dave Stott
- Dr. Chris Schreier
I want to let the leadership know that I am always willing to meet with them if they desire. I would be happy to drive up and meet with them at any time. I am not their enemy, I am their friend and willing to help them out of this mess. That rests with the leadership of Community Evangelical Free Church.
To Whom this is Concerned:
I want to reach out and see if one or two of you would like to meet. My name is David Bonner and I write a blog called The Wondering Eagle. I was the one who broke the story about Hurit’s excommunication and her abusive marriage, as well as the alleged gun incident with Brock Estes. I have been writing and covering this story for the past month and plan to continue to write about it as the situation develops, and changes with time. I write about a number of things, from Neo-Calvinism, to atheism, to issues in modern evangelicalism. I also write about the Evangelical Free Church of America.
I will be in the Elverson-Morgantown area on April 16, and 17 to meet with people. Do one or two individuals from Community Evangelical Free Church want to meet and discuss the current situation? If you would like I would be happy to go to CEFC for service on Sunday morning April 17. That is your call, if you don’t want me to attend please communicate that to me clearly.
But if we meet I would be happy to buy coffee and discuss the situation. I am very much a people person and I love to get out and meet people. The best thing about writing is meeting the people involved and hearing them out, and being in the trenches. I do this often with the people I write about and desire to see the area behind the stories. This will be my second trip to Elverson-Morgantown.
Please let me know what you would like to do.