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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Ntw Braunfete October Vandals threatening Baptist church By PHILIP Ttua Southern Baptist churches normally thrive in this rolling dairy but Lynn Godeey feared bigotry was trying to destroy his small On July amid threats that a new Spanishlanguage mission would be torn down If the First Baptist Church insisted on building someone clipped the fences that surrounded the construction The next day in East a mission Jose was picking up parishioners for a Sunday afternoon service when he was allegedly assaulted by a a portly seminary graduate whose mother was Mexican said he feared the attacks sprang from a new round of this one aimed at Spanishspeaking clergy and their A newspaper publisher in nearby Cleburne called on the tiny com munity to put the back In Apparently people dont think we have the right to said Weve been here for years worshipping God and minding our business and now were being Rumors about the mission still circulate around Godley among disgrunted certain that the church will become a sanctuary for undocumented But and members of First pressed forward with their plans to build the new church and a record 100 people attend a Spanish language service after the If these people think theyll scare us theyre Godsey The threats have and Kids Continued from Page IB It is so easy to loose sight of who we are and where we But it is into this broken world that our Lord has delivered the same words of And because of His coining and because of His teachings we can look at one another and Theres a kid in here The good news is that we dont have to purchase masks and pretend to be somebody were In were pretty much To know Jesus Christ as Lord frees us from worry worry that can lead down the pathway of Worry that can drive us into the corner of frustration so that we Whos in charge here And if no one is in then we do have a lot to worry about God still reigns above all We must never let such a belief slip from With such a with such hope in Him we can indeed while doing what we where we are find security that passes all We might even find some humor as we hear Theres only a kid in here Most certainly we shall find strength for for abundant life living in His Peace Museum displays John Lennons guitar CHICAGO AP The idea of writing to Yoko Ono for help was a bit ambitious for a museum not yet 1 year but staffers at the nations only peace museum figured the worst she could do was say She said within and another Peace Museum dream started coming One year the guitar used by the late John Lennon to record Give Peace A Chance was on display at The Peace not far from a peace quilt awarded to folk singer Pete Seeger by the women of Those and hundreds of photographs and other memorabilia make up the museums Give Peace A Chance which opened in September on the fourth floor of a converted Seven laid out like a chronicle the peace songs and cam paigns of this centurys folk and rock Its a palace a real peoples Peace Museum cofounder and director Mark Rogovin said after the which several thousand people lined up around the block to There were people who laid flowers at the base of the Lennon guitar people were The exhibitions name comes from the Lennon which the former Beatle wrote during one of his 1969 bedins for peace after his marriage to He was fatally shot outside his New York City apartment in December Their influence is strongly felt in the Lennons gold records hang on the wall surrounding the glassencased which is on loan from record covers and a box of peace acorns from among those the couple sent to world leaders in 1969 fill two A message from Ono hangs at the In the room dedicated to folk one can read Joan Baezs reaction to the assassination of President John which she typed out that day in 1963 and There are sections devoted to Woody Bob Country Joe Harry Chapin and Phil and festivals such as Woodstock and the concerts for In another a photograph captures the late reggae musician Bob Marley smiling as rival Jamaican political leaders Michael Manley and Edward Seaga shake hands on stage at the One Love Peace Concert in Its a piece of history that could have slipped curator Marianne Philbin says of the entire Its very important resource But Rogovin and Philbin are quick to point out that the exhibition is not merely a nostalgia trip for those who lived the protests and music of the Our primary focus is actually on the future that we must have a said The greatest musicians have seen the theme of peace as their At the museums many items were loaned or donated by the musicians or their Hundreds of including architects and gave their time and skills to complete the Donated sound systems pipe in the song Give Peace A Chance and The Peace Museum opened in November billing itself as a unique institution dedicated to ex ploring issues of war and peace through the literary and performing a Chicago founded it with Marjorie Craig former representative to UNICEF and a former member of the Committee on What Is The Salvation Army WM r M Wholesome recreation for women and BthibirWIon tor alcoholics Saturday about 40 many members of churches in nearby Fort are expected to help frame the small sanctuary which will be the site of the communitys annual Thanksgiving The situation seems to have smoothed out a whole says the Gordon pastor of First Its a minor not really Angers had begun simmering this summer in population after Roy a dairy farmer an4 First Baptist donated two acres of his land to the church on which to build the Spanishlanguage Residents near the church located about a mile northwest of submitted a petition to Johnson County Judge Tommy Altaras demanding that the project be stopped and claiming the church would really be a sanctuary for illegal Altaras acknowledged that there was nothing the county could But rumors of further vandalism per sisted for a I moved to the country for the peace and said Nan whose home is several hundred feet toward town from the church I feel that they definitely need a place of but I think they should be where theyre Grimsley said she was resigned to the fact that the mission would be built but convinced that illegal aliens would flock I havent heard anybody say they wanted it next to she Bergstorm says the church and mission members didnt do a good job of letting people know that we were The Spanishlanguage program began 34 years ago when the church took a survey and found that at least 300 people of Mexican descent along with a few Cubans and Salvadorans lived In the then a student at South western Baptist Theologlcd Seminary in Fort took over the which eventually hopes to become an autonomous church when its membership and contributions The 90 people who now attend the Spanish services squeeze into a Sundayschool room at First They were using the civic but left when the city tripled the rent after complaints the mission members werent keeping the building Carrell then offered a corner of his farm for a new and later began receiving threats aimed at the SAVE Mens Haggar Washable Suit at an Incredible Price Anthonys makes you an incredible offer on Haggars incredible washable suit Youll save 40 on this bestselling suit that never needs dry finely woven polyester looks executivecrisp no matter how many times you pop it into the The coat is available in sizes while the belt loop slacks come in sizes And Anthonys has it in three year round colors or Its a great suit at a price to suit any man sale HAGGAR They Just dont want he We cant help Theyre already here They come here to They dont come here to rape and A few rumors about the church still One has it that the plumbing roughed In at one of end the slab poured recently for the church is for a washer and dryer further proof that the church will become a says The plumbing is actually for the church Publicity about the vandalism brought letters of support from across the and Bergstrom says the mission members can even thank its I hate to encourage them more or antagonize but they did us more good in the long run than they did Begstrom We Accept Always Free Gift Wrapping Open
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