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November 12, 2001

November 13th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for November 13th is Glorious.


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Messenger:  We drove on those trips to China and I
                        watched the seasons change.
                        There was the beautiful leaves of autumn
                        and the little snow covered bridges
                        and barns and roofs. The scenes were
                        so beautiful for a little stream lined
                        the road and you could see it with
                        the snow by the side.

                    Do you know how hard it is to use these words
                        to express things so beautiful as the
                        scenes God painted as we rode to the
                        Eucharistic Center in China, Indiana.

                    I remember the first time Father Carter and I laughed
                        because we were lost in the parking lot
                        of China's St. Anthony's Church. Little did we ever realize God
                        had sent us to Steve and Sheila's that day
                        to find the Eucharistic Center June 22, 1996.
                        Jesus told Father Carter to go to Indiana
                        to Steve and Sheila's farm to look for
                        a site. There were four distinct water
                        droplets on the paten in the form of
                        a cross at Mass. Father said it was for the
                        four centers.

                        It is silly for me to question things or

                        When I experienced so many difficulties telling
                        people Mary was appearing daily at the
                        old seminary, I didn't understand the
                        full meaning of the statement by God
                        the Father January 5, 1995,
                            He said His plan would unfold
                            despite the willfulness of
                            anyone there.

                    I watched the plan unfold. When Jesus said
                        the end of November 1996 to move the phones
                        to Morrow, He was preparing us for
                        the vision of Mary December 17, 1996.
                        John did as Jesus said right away.

                    John is a good President, no one
                    would ever imagine all he does
                    and how he endlessly serves.

                    There are so many dedicated people who
                        help me every day.

                    The list goes on and on and on, just
                        to get the message out.

                    I want you to envision the ride to China
                        down Route 62.

                    It is never the same. Here is the only picture
                        I took.



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   But the little stream of water was always
                        so beautiful by the road.

                    My desire was to be in the deepest union
                        with God possible in the Mass.

                    The first vision I had when we walked into
                        the Church was the Eucharist exposed
                        and a Church full of people.

                    It happened like that too, soon after that.
                        Father wanted to give up the idea of the
                        Church when we couldn't get the
                        running water on the side of the
                        street with the Church.

                    He wanted retreat houses with the

                    I know there are streams
                    of grace being poured out from the Masses

                    Jesus' centers are very important.

                    Think of the gift that God picked Clearwater,
                        Florida and painted Mary's image on that
                        building there.

                    Do you know what a gift that is that
                        God has allowed Mary to appear
                        there every day for five years.

                    In thanksgiving we must gather and
                        celebrate and make reparation
                        for all the people who just
                        ignored the gift given by
                        God to us.

                    God gives this magnificent gift and it will be
                        5 years on December 17, 2001 since Mary
                        appeared on the building in Clearwater, Florida.

                    God wants gatherings there everyday.

                    We should try to gather there to tell
                        God how much this gift means to us.

                    Please pray for every detail of that day, that
                        it is pleasing to God.

                    What a gift.

                    We think of Fatima.
                    We think of Guadalupe.

                    We are given great gifts that God has
                        called us.

                        I can see Father Carter so excited about taking the
                    drive and looking at the beauty on the
                    way to China.

                    Oh our Father is so good, so good to us.

                    I saw those leaves and they came down
                        as brown and red flakes in front
                        of my car as I drove down the beautiful
                        curved road lined with beautiful
                        golden red trees. It looked as if
                        God lined the road for us with
                        beautiful things, sun and blue
                        skies, beautiful trees, green,
                        golden and white.

                    You miss a lot if you take the straight
                        road to China, God paints the
                        scenery so it is a beauty to the
                        heart as you drive the way.

                    There is a beauty to the little houses,
                        the little bridges, the curved

                    I would drive there and see light.
                    Why did God pick a place so far

                    In the beginning Father Carter went so often.
                        It was Father and me and then
                        soon more and more and look
                        at China today.

                    Lots of hands helped build China.
                    It was God's plan. And the Elpers
                        were called from their Farm
                        to go to China and they answered
                        that call.

                    There have been lots of seeds sown
                        by hands other than ours and
                        now we plant seed for those to come.

                    Sunrise - sunset - swiftly goes our

                    I saw one season follow the other as we
                        drove there for three years.

                        Red and golden trees, green trees,
                    white trees, all so beautiful against
                    the blue sunny skies.

                        A trip out of the busy city to a little
                    poverty stricken church away from

                        Father Carter said, as he recalled Jesus born
                    in poverty in the stable, "Jesus picked this
                    little Church here and so much has
                    come out of this little humble place."
                    (We have sent the Newsletter from China to China)

                        I would hear the water, it sounded
                    like a falls when Father Carter went to
                    China to say Mass.

                    I thought this October 13, 2001 was such a
                    beautiful fall there.

                    Here are a few pictures Ellen gave me.






November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:  In my heart now I see the little houses
                        and barns covered with snow
                        and the little creek moving.

                    It looked sparkling because the
                        snow covered hills seemed to
                        bring out the white ripples in
                        the little stream of water.

                    There were lots of different trees
                        with snow and the branches
                        may be heavy laden with it
                        or coated with an icy glaze
                        that looked so gorgeous.

                    I thought it was so interesting
                        how the thick snow came and
                        covered the place where Father
                        Carter died that night
                        right after he died.



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   here it is.

                     Father loved the beauty of nature.
                     He saw so much.



Excerpt from October 13, 1996 Rosary

The Ascension

Messenger:  We look out and we see the beauty of this day, with the sun in the sky and the light, and all the colors in the trees. We see the life in each blade of grass and in each leaf on the tree and tonight the darkness will cover this earth and although the trees and the leaves are still there, and this beautiful river, we will not be able to see with this clarity.

end of excerpt from October 13, 1996 Rosary



Excerpt from March 1, 1999

Messenger: I ask you to think of a dark night and you are in your car. Saturday as I drove to the couples rosary in China, Indiana, the night was dark and at 6:30 p.m. it began to rain and lightning. The more I prayed the harder it rained. By 6:50 p.m. I thought I would have to pull over. The sky was black, the lightning came. First I saw streaks of lightning, two vividly before my eyes came down straight from the high heavens. Then the sky would light up at different times, but only so I could catch a glimpse of the surrounding trees and houses. I wished it to stay light, but it felt as if I received a light for a split second just to show me that trees and houses and the street were there, but I couldnít see them. There is a similar situation when I have experiences in which God gives me lights. For the split second, (it isnít a second at all, but I must refer to it in time for we exist in time) God gives me a light and I know so much about God and His hidden mysteries. I could write until I die and not exhaust the knowledge of that moment. And I want to cry out to Him, "God, I want it forever", and the memory and knowledge He implants on my soul in that experience is with me, but the intensity of that moment existing in this heightened elevation of being in Him when He gives the light is removed. It is "sort of" like the lightning. I remember the trees and houses I saw when the lightning lighted the area, but I am not in the light once it is over.

end of excerpt from March 1, 1999



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   I wish I could enjoy all the times again,
                    but today I have new days to enjoy and
                    to write about to My Father, God the Father, in heaven.

                    Yesterday there were two beautiful Masses
                        and God has gifted us with so many
                        gifts and the depths to which I experience
                        everything is so much deeper than I
                        experienced it then.

                    I feel every gift from God, I experience
                        it and I want to experience it

                    Oh how can we look at the snow covered
                        scene with its beauty



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   and not feel deep emotion in our hearts.

                    How can we not experience such emotion
                        when we see the golden reddish
                        leaves of the autumn day, so
                        beautiful on the trees and
                        decorating the fields with such a sprinkle
                        of color, each leaf it seems delicately
                        scattered to give us joy?



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   Do we think the same God that paints pictures
                        every day for us to see would not send
                        a beautiful image of Mary
                        in rainbow color and of Jesus
                        for us to see.

                    On the 5th of November the colors were
                        so varied. 


November 5, 2001


November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:     I feel the last two months
                        now they lost the gold - rainbow
                        roll of film.
                        Last month I got back somebody's
                        racing cars instead of the
                        roll of Mary's image film.

                    We really need a picture machine.
                    If we had one, we could lower
                    the price of the prints and everybody
                    that wanted to could be a distributor
                    of them. Mary appears for her children
                    and she wants us to show her children
                    her picture on the building.

                        Oh China, such a gift God has
                    given to us. So many beautiful people
                    there, just like the vision I first
                    saw. The vision really happened.



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:    Oh China, I love your beautiful
                    simplicity and the style of that
                    sweet little Church picked by
                    Jesus for His Eucharistic Center.
                    It is a place of prayer.

                    Well on the 13th we broadcast the
                        service to many states.

                    Call and ask for a place
                        near you, there may be one.

                    If not unite and pray with us.



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:  Father Carter loved the bright
                        sunny days.

                    Please intercede to God
                        through his powerful

                    Here is a picture from China,



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   this is our Eucharistic Center.

                    We have a two hour video just
                        of this beautiful shot, so
                        you or your grandmother
                        or who ever can put it in and
                        focus on this all day.

                    It is awesome it makes me
                        happy, just to see the
                        consecrated host and
                        the beautiful priest
                        like this.

                    This is the treasure.

                    We must pray for our priests.

                    If you can envision how
                        good God is to us to paint
                        the country side with such
                        beauty, we can see how
                        God would really give
                        us so many other beautiful

                    God loves us so much.
                    He gives us so many gifts.




John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world:
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him
    may not perish
but may have eternal life.



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   I LOVE YOU AND

                    Thank You God - thanks
                        for everything.

                                    The Messenger.

                    On November 5, 2001
                        the image looked like this


November 5, 2001


November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   The sky was red November 5, 2001
                        over China.



November 12, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   Here is a message from Mary
                        July 13, 1917.



Excerpt from Father Carter's Book

The Spirituality of Fatima

July 13, 1917

During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:

    You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

    The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. (12)

    To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. if not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....

    But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world. (13)


12. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to
        Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven 
        (Rockford: TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983).
13. Ibid., p.5.

end of excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Angels Will Read the Message

God's Blue Book I CoverDecember 20, 1993 - 2:40 a.m.

Jesus speaks:  Who will read the message? Angels will read the message. I will be by their side. I want the messages out. I want them out, I tell you. I want My people to hear all I am telling you. I want, not a few, but all to hear these words. They are private revelations given by Me to My people. The souls are, oh, so hungry for this one. They need to get these messages.

    I am one crying in the desert. Make ready the way of the Lord. Prepare ye a path for the Master. He comes as a child in a stable. His people are asleep. Where are they and what are they doing with their busy lives? The angels will read the messages. They will rock the heavens and all will know My love and My might. From the housetops, shout this. Proclaim, "The day of the Lord is approaching. Make ready a path for Him." Will you comply with this demand to deliver a message to My people?

    Time, child, is so short. You must ready all with My words of love. They are half asleep and dazed. They walk this earth with blinders on their eyes. My day will rock them off their rockers and they will know it is I with Whom they deal. No mistake will be made as to what is happening. All will see My power and My might. From the heavens shall come a sign and all will know from whence it comes. And the days that follow will be days to prepare men's hearts for My coming. I will not come unannounced. I will come with My power and My might and you will know what you will behold. Men will turn their hearts to Me with these messages. Get them out, I tell you, for their need is very great. I am patient and yet I am demanding. Ready yourself for this day of the Lord. I come as a baby into your midst, the angels sing, the choirs of heaven rejoice and you will know soon that I am very close to you all. Indeed you will know!

    What awaits those in their feeble hearts! They run after such useless things when I, God, am talking in these letters. They think their world is their end. What an awakening they will have-a wide awakening!

    I knock to make ready for My coming. You hear Me knock on your door in the night. Make ready this path so My people will read these letters of love. I am mighty and worthy of such praise. My people must realize My love in My intense might. What sign do you need? Do you think these messages were for your ears alone? Such power and wisdom in Rita's purse? This is not the idea. They are for all! My ease goes with you in all your undertakings to get these messages out.

    Slow, too slow, I tell you. Shout My message from the housetops, that I am Lord and I am coming in your midst as a baby, but, with such might! My time is at hand. You tarry too long, My little ones. Time you do not have. This world is crazy! People are so busy at the malls. Oh, what foolish ones. I come as a baby into your midst. This is My birthday and whom do you worship? You worship idols! It is all such a sick world. Make ready My path, My little ones. Time is so short and you must not tarry any longer for into your hands I place My words for the world. They are mighty, little ones. Read them! What do you do with these words? Do you want proof? Look at Me hanging on the cross. It is out of this love of you I died a brutal death! Do you think I would not go to this extent to save the souls of My loved ones? Why would I come to this earth, give My life for all My beautiful creatures, and then, at this stage of the game, not send some mighty medicine to cure My sick little ones? You possess the mighty medicine. I mixed it with such love and I hand-deliver each message to shake My people to My love. The heavens will rock and the Son of Man will appear on a cloud and the glory of the Lord will be shown on high!

    Get busy, you little people. The angels declare My words are given here. This is My gift to My people-distinct, clear letters proclaiming My love. Are you listening? Do you think I would not try everything to save My beloved ones?

    Oh, I will go to any extent to save these little ones, so ornery and so stupid in their ways, so sinful in this evil world, but so precious to Me. I will come in My glory and I want every last soul.

    I am God. Why would I not speak to you? I wait for you. I wait, I wait, but you are all so blind and dense. What you do is so silly. Your ways here have become sick and your hearts have become hard. But shout it from the housetops! I loved you to My death! I love you all in your sickness. I want you united under the mantle of My mother, praying and honoring God.

    America, turn yourselves around before it is too late. Come and heed My harkening. Come, come, My children. Time is so short and a lot of mending must be done in your hearts. You have hardened them and now they must come back to life. Only I can give you this life in your hearts.

    Heed My words here. I am gentle and kind in heart. My heart is a heart of love. I have hand-delivered these messages to My people and you are My delivery boys. Get them going, little ones. You tarry too much.

    My gift to My people is My love this Christmas. I am showering all at this Center with grace this season. The devotion there pleases Me, but more must flock and they will be changed from hardened hearts to hearts for God. I am God, little ones. I came and I died a brutal death. I am calling to you all to deliver this now. Make this your top priority so they will hear My message of love and know the love I have for them. Do not tarry. Do this today, little ones.

end of December 20, 1993 message



From a Lenten Homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

    Todayís Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. Itís a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, Iím sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of Godís grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.

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