A quick thank you to those who have sent me kind notes from the Elverson and Morgantown area. Also a reminder that this blog belongs to the people in Elverson and is a platform for them to push back and challenge CEFC and Steve Estes’ leadership. If anyone wants to write anything at all and speak their mind in an open letter this blog will publish letters from residents of Elverson, or Morgantown and give former CEFC members a platform.
“Leave safety behind. Put your body on the line. Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants.”
“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 8:32 NLT
I have received a few emails from several of you the area of Elverson, Morgantown and nearby areas. I want to say thank you for the kind words and I also want to let you know something. Elverson is in chaos because of what Brock allegedly did, and how Steve Estes and the church leadership allegedly covered it. As the last email expressed to me I know people are frustrated and angry over the situation. This story in Elverson is not going away. I am committed to writing about it until one of the following three things happen:
- Hurit, and her family receive an apology from Steve Estes, CEFC leadership as well as the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). The message needs to be communicated to the EFCA that people matter more than buildings.
- This church under the leadership implodes and closes.
- The EFCA acts and finally removes CEFC from the denomination.
My personal hope is number one. If Steve Estes and the leadership go that I know many people want to see that happen.
But getting back to what I want to communicate in one of the last emails I received I know many people in Elverson feel frustrated, and angry over this situation as they do not have a voice. I want you to know that you do have a voice, and if anyone from the area wants to write an open letter that can be in their real name or pseudonym that can be fine also. Anyone who wants to publish anything is free to do so here. Those of you in Elverson, and former members of CEFC have a platform that is free to use. So if for example you want to do any of the following you are free to:
- Write an open letter to support Hurit it will be published.
- Write an open letter to Steve Estes or the Stoltzfus about your anger over an alleged rape victim being disciplined and speaking your mind. I will do that also.
- Write an open letter to the leadership of the EFCA in Minneapolis and ask, why is this so difficult? Why isn’t the EFCA moving to solve this? Its not complicated after all. You can do that also.
- Write an open letter on how hard it was to leave CEFC after being there for a while, and use this blog to vent and get something off your chest.
All of you have that opportunity here and I will gladly publish anything former members of CEFC, or residents of the community would like to.
But here is another reason why I hope residents in the area and former members will speak up. The EFCA in Minneapolis reads this blog and follows it. Those of you in Elverson have a platform today that two years ago you did not have. So your words will be read by the national EFCA leadership and you can communicate your thoughts, feelings and make a difference. The more people in Elverson who speak up and challenge the status quo the better. Wherever you are reading this…your computer at home, you Android, Smartphone, etc…you have the most powerful tool in your hands that can effect change. Social media is the new tipping point and the internet is the modern day printing press I would suggest. So if any of you want to write a letter of support to Hurit, or calling Steve out and challenge him, you are free to do so. This blog exists for you. I am not going to stop writing about this problem until it is resolved. Its too crucial, to let it go. Plus its not going away, if anything its growing. If anyone wants to write anything just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your kind words and love. It means a lot to me guys, please know I love you!
BTW – Al Kimball, how are you Al? I left a voicemail for you recently and you never called me back. I still would like to know how you can sleep at night especially with what you were a part of. Its my understanding when this alleged cover up was being planned you were so angry over what Brock allegedly did with a gun. You were livid! Enraged! Upset! So what happened Al? I still would like to know how you can sleep at night. Or do you lay in bed and stare at the ceiling and think of how you helped perpetuated a horrific injustice. All for a paycheck? I’ll be up there again sometime and I will visit you in your office. 🙂 Later Al, take care I’m looking forward to talking with you Al!