DO 1823 8/84
Dear David, (FROM MY SISTER VIRGINIA) July, 1984
Yesterday I got your letter about the "charges against" me—& am hurriedly answering. My heart extremely weak—am very ill—want to be certain you get personal reply before a time might come that I'd be unable to do so. After all these years of accepting your charity you deserve a direct & immediate response. Yes—after hearing Linda's story as to your sexual treatment of her (&?). Do I expect you to continue sending me cheques?—Of course not. I also am "sad" as it is a very bleak road ahead without the general help you gave us! However you got the money (tithes, sale of literature), you can be certain I used it to help others needier, & for furtherance of the Gospel. I am grateful to you & to the Lord. It helped to meet some of my desperate needs also—& I can imagine how you feel, thinking I betrayed you somehow.
Since I had (years ago) written you very explicitly how I felt as to your behaviour, & as to your group, I was amazed when you started sending me money gifts at Xmas & birthday, etc. I assumed you were sort of "heaping coals of fire" on my head since you do seem to believe portions of Scripture. At the time the money first began to come regularly, our need was very great—so I didn't write any more letters critical of your teachings. You were immune to all I had said trying to persuade you as to how wrong your teachings were—so I just gratefully took the help you sent & prayed earnestly every day for you.
David, I think I have been careful to not deceive or lie in my letters to you. If I have‚ it was inadvertent. I truly thought you knew what I thought about your lifestyle & your teachings! I have always tried to comment on what was "good" in the papers & things you sent me. I do not feel "guilt" about accepting your help since you have always been a loving, generous person—& after all‚ you are my brother. I do love you, though I do not approve of the sin in your life, & heartily disapprove of the many strange false teachings you have mixed with God's Word!! I will continue to pray that somehow the Holy Spirit will reach your mind & heart so you can change these teachings—before it is too late. I felt that if I "kept in touch" with you, & earnestly prayed for you, God could still work a miracle & change your thinking. If I die—Bonnie will continue to pray for you. She had a vision that you did turn to Truth! Still, it requires your desire to change—God will not force you regardless of all our prayers on your behalf. Oh David—turn back to the purity taught in God's word! It's not too late. Lead your followers aright!
I do love you—God knows my heart. Thank you for the blessing your gracious & generous help has been.
Good bye—much love.
P.S. Thank you for sending a July gift even after getting that report!
PTLA! So sorry you feel this way & believe the Enemies' lies!—But as you do, I'm sure you would no longer feel right to receive help from those whom you so despise & whose faith you hate, who sacrificially gave it to you in brotherly love—as well as your own brother whom you apparently believe to be a false Prophet. Since your cheque has come from the preachings & converts of what you dislike, I'm sure it would no longer be right to send you their "blood" money, so this is your last cheque from us.—Sorry.
You'll soon be with JESUS & know the TRUTH!—Too late! So sorry, but I can no longer conscientiously send you their help, seeing how you feel about us.—GHU!—In Jesus' name, amen.—D.
P.S. Our over 13,000 CHRISTIAN missionaries of over 100 NATIONALITIES have won over 7 MILLION SOULS to CHRIST in over 100 COUNTRIES on 6 Continents by preaching JESUS to BILLIONS in 50 LANGUAGES, & nearly 3 billion pages of GOSPEL LIT & are right now winning THOUSANDS to the Lord in China, Russia, Japan, the Orient, Europe, Africa & Latin America!—WHAT are you going to tell THEM?
[—AND HOW IS SHE GOING TO EXPLAIN THIS TO JESUS WHEN SHE GETS THERE! THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO REFUSE TO SEE! SOME RELATIVES ARE A HOPELESS CASE, UPON WHOM WE'VE BEEN WASTING OUR TIME! LET'S TURN'M OVER TO THE LORD‚ AMEN? GBAKY IN SPITE OF THEIR ATTACKS!—IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.—ILY!—D.