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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #88

Fellow Patriots,

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #88. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. Ms. Lucy and I hope you are healthy and safe through this week and enjoy a blessed weekend with your family. This is the last PENL before Christmas next week so we want to wish you a very blessed and joyous Christmas wherever you spend it. Hopefully with family. We are in East TN and headed for West Virginia and Virginia for most of the holiday season to be with family in multiple homes. Yes, Santa does know that West Virginia and Virginia remain two separate states. You did know this, right?

At the hour of this PENL being posted I will be in Crossville, TN to visit Festus, Ms. Festus, and the Crossville Patriots during my trip home to East TN. This group is growing and adding more Patriots which allows for more options and information sharing amongst the group. It is great to spend time with like minded Patriots over a good meal and fellowship. It is equally important to make good use of the time together. I believe all groups who take time to share together should also have some level of agenda for things to discuss and learn from while together. Maybe even assign some "due-outs" to work on in between meetings to share at the next rally. Utilize the great minds and skills to the fullest extent possible.

Over the next two weeks I hope to cross paths with other Patriots in NC, VA, and TN, as time permits with holiday schedules. We all must be up to speed with possible changes that could occur in the first 100 days of a new administration if it occurs. Covid-19 lockdowns and how will it impact your way of life? Possible taxing of your firearms and magazines? Higher income taxes? Possible changes to home schooling laws. What are changes taking place in your home state? Stay alert!!!

One of the HFS regional Patriot groups met for lunch in the NC/GA region to discuss preparedness and bond. I look forward to hearing how things went. Thanks for taking the time to meet together. My hope is other regional groups will do the same in the near future. HFS goal is to plant the seeds of preparedness and then regional groups use the seeds to continue expanding and growing together. Blessings to all.

If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional information offered through HFS.

Holiday Gift? The holidays are quickly approaching. A copy of Hope for Survival, How Food, Water, Shelter and Security Could Save Your Life would make a great gift to friends and loved ones. If you would like to purchase a copy you can do so on this website. If you would like multiple copies please email me at Your purchase would be greatly appreciated. Hope for Survival will make another large donation to the local food ministry during the Christmas Food Drive to help support the feeding of those in need. Your book purchases funds that donation. Thanks for your help in this worthy cause.

Operations Greater Good - HFS has launched "Operation Greater Good" and it can be found at the bottom of the main page of the HFS website below videos. You may remember back to a Thursday Zoom Rally in September when the Page family appeared as special guest to share their missionary story in Southern Africa where they have lived for nearly 15 years. Ms. Lucy and I support the Page family and HFS decided to launch a support campaign for two specific projects. The Water Well Project for Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the Bible School Project. Several HFS Patriots who contacted me about supporting the Page's and their mission can do so at the link included in the HFS website page. Each project has it's own link to support. HFS is not involved in any transactions between the Word of Life project and the Patriot supporter. Remember, click the link, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Operation Greater Good information. (I'm sorry it took me so long to get this built in to the webpage. I'm a one man circus and some acts take me longer than others.) Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family ( Look for this page as you scroll to the bottom.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – Yes, we started back at full speed for our weekly Zoom rallies with Rally #35 just taking place on Thursday. I must say, what a great group of Patriots. It is such a blessings and completely uplifting to spend the evening in a virtual room full of Americans who love their country. This group has doubled in size since inception about 35 weeks ago. Thanks to all who attend and support this weekly gathering.

With the holidays rapidly approaching we started with light topics and holiday treats before discussing some heavier news and information taking place this week. We covered NOAH water filtration systems, "Left of Bang" applications to your life fully, and then a few holiday treats before going in to chatter that matters. Thanks for the support and time to attend this weeks meeting.

If you would like to attend a weekly Thursday evening Zoom rally drop me an email to get added to the mailing list. I don't post the link or passcode in the open for OPSEC reasons.

There will not be a weekly zoom rally the week of Christmas and the week of New Years Eve is still pending. If we schedule a zoom rally the week of New Years Eve I will post it and email you the time and date. World and National events will drive this decision.

I am hoping to post an article on Communications at the team level soon. The Zoom group worked and discussed communications in several Zoom meetings to provide some worthy choices to consider. I just haven't had time to put the information on paper to post.

Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:

Facebook – Hope for Survival

YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival

MeWe: - //

Parler – Preparedness101@Preparedness101

Connect and give me a shout. Share with family and friends.

Moving along …

We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.

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

Christmas - I often enjoy reflecting back over the years and thinking about family and events from the past. Things may have contributed to the person I think I am today. I would like to think a few of these times and events influenced my life. Or, something that occurred in my life that left a positive mark on me. Do you do the same?

My very first memory of Christmas didn't scar me for life but I do remember it vividly. My parents divorced at an early age for me and somewhere around 3 or 4 my dad decided to hire a buddy to dress as Santa to drop by our home on Christmas eve. The door bell rang and when the door was opened we heard a hearty "ho-ho-ho" roar from the pot belly Santa. I immediately ran from the doorway and hid in a bedroom closet. I didn't want anything to do with this strange looking man.

In later years I mostly remember Christmas at my grandparents home. It was always festive and my grandmother always put forth a major effort to make things warm and enjoyable. I didn't realize until later years how much work was required. I often reflect back to the weekends prior to Christmas when I would spend Saturday nights at their home. My grandmother would make her own Christmas tree decorations. My grandparents died over 20 years ago but memories of time with them remains large and alive in my life. Her homemade ornaments still live and hang on Christmas trees of my cousins. My grandmother was a great communicator and would rest on the floor and talk to her grandchildren like adults. I remember her playing Christmas albums on her floor model stereo. Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. She would tell me stories about each voice echoing from the music box. She would often tell me things that she followed up the story by saying "my words may not make sense today but someday in your life I hope you will remember them and use them as hope and encouragement in your life." Little did she know. Today when I talk to my cousins, who would visit from Washington DC and Baltimore, we discuss the past times at my grandmother home. They also share the words of wisdom from our grandmother. We call her stories "Nanny's life education around the Christmas tree." My grandparents grew up very poor in the coal fields of southern WV. They lived the early years of their life in the dirty cold camps before moving on in life. As things grew better for them they remembered their foundation and as finances improved they returned their blessings to others. Each year my grandparents provided numerous gifts during Christmas to each grandchild but its the words of wisdom I remember most.

Through the 20 years in the military Christmas brought