I used 2 "Bad" words in an email to my Pastor. NOW he won't let me give any talks to the membership. And I'm the DISASTER RESPONSE OFFICER! I'M AN ADVENTIST. CHURCH IS TOM. I HAVE NO DESIRE TO GO, BUT I WILL. I won't talk much if at all. I have a key to the building. I think the only reason Pastor hasn't asked for it is he doesn't know the Head Elder gave it to me a year ago. I have been praying and trying for THREE YEARS to get these people to OPEN THEIR EYES! I have had nearly ZERO success. ONE couple bought 2 Weeks worth of Mountain House, and they thanked me for spurring them to get "All Prepared".They have not prolonged their lives-they have prolonged their Deaths! I asked our Head Deaconess WHY she has not done ANY of the things I have been trying to teach them. Her EXACT words were: "BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WILL HELP ME"! When I told the Pastor the people will NOT be coming to MY House when the Bottom drops out, that is when he MUZZLED me and forbad me from giving any talks in Church! Fine. They can all go to HIS House. Let's just SEE what happens when they are all on HIS doorstep asking for HIS food! I have created and distributed literally DOZENS of single Page handouts filled with simple "How To's", and provided names of businesses, websites and phone numbers of suppliers that would be delighted to help them. I even created a series of talks titled "Preparedness on the cheap", After three years of asking to give the classes, I have given up. I just can't get through to these GRASSHOPPERS! My being a Christian notwithstanding, my FAMILY comes before ANYONE else, including the Church! If any of them DO come to my house, after I have FREELY given them ALL f the tools they needed to do for themselves, expecting me to feed them-they WILL be looking at the Business end of my .40! Solomon wrote in the book of Proverbs: "A little sleep. A little slumber. A little folding of the Hands to rest. And your hunger will come upon you like a vagabond; And your want like an armed Man!"