Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #181. Thanks so much for stopping in to spend time with us at Hope for Survival. It is great seeing so many new readers popping up during the week from west and east coast states.
Seems September 24 is getting lots of attention this week. Stay focused and left of bang. Many are spouting thoughts on potential events to occur. No one knows what could come next and it is all speculation. Remember, you can't change events, but you can remain focused on how events will impact you locally. One big event taking place frequently is the activity taking place around the sun and the solar flares occurring. This could potentially create a coronal mass ejection event. Ask yourself, if a CME occurs and it fries the electric grid, are you ready? This could create an event setting us back to a pre-1800 scenario. Are you ready?
Wow, we are living through the first week in autumn, 2022. Time is passing so quickly. It won't be long till Christmas. Maybe about 96 or so days remaining? Have you put your preparedness list together to share as your gift wishes? Or, maybe you can consider preparedness gifts for others? Water filters? Food buckets? Fire starters? Preparedness books? If you need suggestions drop me a email. Consider the Hope for Survival bundle where you get both of my books and the HFS Digital Stick for $50. That is a $10 savings.
It was another crazy week but exciting and filled with blessings. It is amazing how positive and productive life can be when surrounded by positive and motivated people. I got to have lots of time with likeminded HFS Patriots this week here in my local area so I'm jacked up and anyone who didn't know would believe I'm consuming lots of sugar and caffeine.
On short notice, Author John Dyslin was in East TN for multiple reasons, and we had the opportunity connect, share lunch and conversation on some ongoing projects. Even though time passed quickly, we did get some additional plans in place for the autumn season.
These are exciting times indeed.
By the way, if you haven't purchased a copy of John's outstanding book titled Nehemiah Strong - Life Sustaining Essentials for a Season of Trial, you can still get a 10% discount until midnight on September 30 using discount code HFS1. www.johndyslin.com
John's book is a battle book and a must have for Patriots and Christians living through current times.
HFS 3rd Annual Autumn Rally in Waynesville, NC - November 5, 2022 - More information will be posted on this event in the future.
LOCALIZED TRAINING -
Madison County, AL - CERT Training Opportunity
As the new Vice President of Madison County CERT I want to thank you for your interest!
If we have enough people to sign up, we are looking at setting up a training class for the fall.
The course is twice a week for a total of 8 classes from 6:00 – 8:30.
This training class schedule is as follows:
Oct 4, 6 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Oct 11, 13 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Oct 18, 20 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Oct 25, 26 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Class time: 6:00p – 8:30p
Class location: 320 Fountain Circle. This is downtown Huntsville near Big Spring Park.
You will receive additional details if you are able to attend.
You must attend all classes to graduate and receive your CERT certification.
CERT is an important way to give back to your community. By completing this course, you will have skills and knowledge that could be lifesaving in the event of an emergency.
After receiving your certification, you may also want to use your training to help the community by joining Madison County CERT as an active member.
If you are interested in attending this course, please email your interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Training - Skinny Medic
Trauma Class Oct 8 - Easly SC - Skinny Medic Trauma Class Oct 8th | Medical Gear Outfitters
Trauma Class Nov 19 - Easly SC - Skinny Medic Trauma Class Nov 19 | Medical Gear Outfitters
Regional Training - Fruit Tree Series - Univ Tennessee Extension - East TN -(Greene County) - Small Fruit and Home Orchard (google.com)
HFS Thursday Zoom - There was no event this week
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Hope for Survival - How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security Could Save Your Life (Book 1)
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Ding, Ding, Ding....Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site is not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay. When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope.
Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week -
Coincidence? - I think not.
Over the past ten days I have been in two church settings in two different states (Alabama and Tennessee) and listened to the message delivered from the church. The first opportunity heard a pastor who is typically reserved on speaking on what is taking place outside the church doors and he voiced concern and alerted church members they needed to become alert and pay closer attention to ongoing events. Later in the morning the life group leader spoke on Amos, Chapter 4. A week later I was attending a revival at a Tennessee church hosting well known evangelist from Atlanta who shared that the current condition in America could be compared to a deadly disease in stage 4. He then preceded to speak on Amos, Chapter 4. He read a long list of yearly qualifiers from 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, where each year set records for natural disasters and events taking place. Fires, earthquakes, floods, droughts, plague, and so forth. He added crime rates, economics, unemployment, unethical acts or crimes against humanity. For anyone not paying attention prior to hearing the statistics, they would probably be alarmed.
What does the book of Amos Chapter 4 say?
4 Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.
2 The Lord God hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.
3 And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the Lord.
4 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:
5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord God.
6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.
7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.
9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.
10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.
11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.
12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.
While I continue to come here weekly for 181 weeks to sound the alarm to wake sisters and brothers up to events occurring around them, many remain asleep and often refuse to listen or take steps to be prepared for what appears to be coming to us. While many continue preaching global warming as the cause for these unpredictable weather patterns and events, very few will speak out as individuals and people of faith to what scripture says.
For those who may be new Christians and others who may have forgotten, I would encourage you to travel back in time and think of the Civil War, WWs I and II, and the great depression, and think about the role the church played in helping and keeping many homes and communities fed and functioning. Town mayors would consult with church leadership before making decisions. Schools would include the church in operations and directions of education for our children. We could spend hours on this topic, couldn't we?
We have traveled to the moon and back, fought in wars around the world, and advanced laser technology from the operating room to space warfare. Along this journey our moral guardrails got removed, the home has collapsed, and our children are committing crimes unheard of in our lifetime. Poll and studies over the past years show many of our church leaders are doing it for a job and don't believe in the Bible. Christians are leaving churches across America and starting in home groups because they believe many churches are now buffet style facilities no longer preaching the word of God and catering to the masses for business and political reasons. It is believed churches no longer cater to the congregation and instead to powers and voices outside the church. They don't want to offend voices outside the walls of the church. True?
At the start of the coronavirus in late 2019, churches responded by closing their doors at the governments calling to protect their flocks. Some churches continue to have in place Covid-19 protocols. Yes, many got sick, and many died from the dreaded virus. People got arrested for parking in their church parking lots and listened to Sunday services in a drive-in movie atmosphere while others stood in the pulpit and got marched out by local police authorities in handcuffs. Choirs sang with face diapers covering their mouths, not realizing breathing into the mask created a toxic inhalation to their lungs. Since when would a church close the doors to their flock over a debatable mandate from authorities. Many church members debated and argued against the closures and chastised their church leaders for closing the doors. Some even left their church and not returned.
There was a time when the church had the power to tell their local leadership they would not close the doors, yet we are now living in a period of history where the churches now answer to their local authorities and leadership out of fear to the wrath of the state and federal governments response with punishment and shut off of 501C3 funding. Who answers to who in this struggle for manly control without consideration to the word of God. We must ask and consider when did the church start fearing man more than God.
I think back to the Nazi's and how they told the Jewish people to get on the trains by the millions, that they would be taken to a place offering a better life. They did and history tells us the outcome of that period of history. More recently the church was told to close, and everyone should stay at home wearing face diapers under the control of man. Control and fear had replaced sound leadership from the churches. Now to be fair, many church leaders sought council from their elders and legal voices before making the decision to close. In the current world of liability and lawsuits, many who criticized would likely make the same decision if placed in the leadership position.
It is no secret the Bible and Constitution are major hurdles for a political party to overcome for complete control. Current day the main resistance are these two documents and those who follow same. Many are followers of one, the other, or both. Statements in the past identifies removing the Constitution and/or Bible is a must to proceed forward in the United States and many locations around the world. Locking down the world and closing churches was a great test to how easy it would be in the future to order and control leadership of many churches.
While history was written since the fall of 2019, disasters continued around the world and specifically in America, the writings of Amos Chapter 4 remained as originally documented over a couple thousand years. Is it just a coincidence? I don't think so.
Has the time arrived for Christians who remained locked in their minds and homes and remain silent step out now and voice their beliefs and unhappiness with the current state of affairs in many churches, towns, and nation? Behind the doors and walls of protection and amongst friends many will say yes, the time has arrived. My question is, how many will open the door and step out of their comfort zone to voice what has been missing over the past many years.
For believers and nonbelievers who voice their concerns over the state of our nation, we all can probably agree our nation had far fewer problems when the church had a voice, prayer was in schools, and current day million-dollar athletes made far less and stood taller and prouder for the national anthem of our great nation. The church has bowed to man and history shows how the moral decay started and continues to date.
Evil will continue while all along the scripture was before us to follow and honor over the choices of man. It was a personal choice of many that led us to this point in time and only we, the people of the church, through repentance first, can step out and turn this path around. Is it a coincidence I heard Amos Chapter 4 twice in less than ten days? I think not. The question remains, who and how many will open their doors and step out. Time will tell.
Should we throw in some Revelations 17:17 at this point? Maybe? "For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled."
Again, what does it take to get our attention?
Water - Why worry about water when everyone has it daily, right?
Let us play pretend again......
The storm approached with warning and the populace ignored the warnings from local leadership. The winds picked up and the rain fell like sheets in the wind. Hour by hour the accumulation grew and before long over one foot of water ravaged the area. Many didn't worry because they lived above potential flood zones. While the local news broadcasted the flooded region and homes washed away in clear view, The damage was apparent, and many felt thankful they lived above the damaged and washed away properties. The worst was over and in time things would be back to normal. Or would it?
Within 24 hours, rainwater drainage flowed off the mountains and hills causing higher water levels and clogged drainage paths. By noon on day two, the tap water was brown, and sewer was backing up in bathtubs and shower floors. A public announcement was made to the community to not use the city water because damage had occurred, and several water pipes had been broken during erosion and flowing debris in streams and creeks. Shortly after, another announcement was made stating the city could not procure needed parts immediately and it would take at least seven to ten days. The rain continued to fall, and the water levels increased breaking local records. Roads and passageways closed, and normal traffic flow decreased to a stop. Citizens are now stranded at home and survival was dependent upon what they had on hand. No additional food, no water, and no septic in their homes. Now what?
This is a basic natural disaster scenario most likely to occur for many. Could you survive with what you have at this moment? Most cannot and will not. Most citizens are nonresponsive and only think to respond when directed to do so by authorities. Ninety percent of the nation live day to day and rarely change their routines. Same routes, same shopping needs, and minimal thinking ahead or outside the box. When they decide to think and act, they are like ants flocking to sugar on the kitchen counter. Don't be the ant.
Crime continued increasing locally and nationally at an alarming pace and rate. Tensions in your community escalated by citizens when it appeared leadership was doing nothing to stop the crime or protect the citizens. Looting, fires, car jackings, and attacks against anyone caught in and around the community to the point many refused to travel throughout the community. Some citizens started carrying firearms in the open and tensions escalated further. Local leadership demanded citizens stop carrying firearms to threaten those committing crime. Local criminals started posting pictures and addresses of local elected official, the police chief, fire chief, and all supporting employees to these departments. The governor was discussing deployment of the national guard in 25 surrounding counties as tensions reached the highest level to date. Things culminated when local gangs started stopping school busses to rob children of their possessions. Parents took matters into their own hands.
The local major put out an emergency broadcast locking down everyone to their homes and to stay off the roads. With the exception of local water treatment facilities, city employees could no longer go to work until further notice. After three days the water stopped running from faucets and toilets no longer flushed. Workers decided it was more important to stay home and protect their families. Neighbors stepped out and started stopping cars entering their streets, looters and rioters attempted to march not only in towns but also through residential areas. As issues mounted and it appeared things had grown to the point of a community without rule of law, each home and neighborhood would have to survive on their own until further notice.
Just when it appeared it couldn't get any worse, the local 911 center stopped accepting calls and the local hospital announced the hospital was locked down and would not respond by ambulance due to crime and attacks against ambulances and hospital workers in the parking lot. It was total chaos in less than 72 hours. No food supplies, no water, no septic, and the news continued to get worse. You are now on your own. Will you survive?