Great News!  With the help of Almighty God and a little help from “His” friends Rachael’s Park Memorial has been restored and is ministering the freedom and forgiveness that only Jesus can give even during the renovation.

Praise the Lord! ~ Flip


Restoration of Rachael’s Park Memorial

Rachel's Park 1

We are almost done with the complete restoration of Rachel’s Park Memorial. A special thanks to Pastor Dale Sochia, who traveled all the way from New Orleans to do the lion’s share of the work. He had the tools and the know how to help beautify and restore the park. I want to thank Carolyn Knowles, Jeff and Daniel Matthews and Brother Thomas from our church, Grace Church, who helped with the labor. I also want to thank John Pisciotta, Pro-life Waco, Donna Garner, King Jesus Ministries, and Bob Eoff for their financial support to help purchase the materials. 

There was another precious couple who came out to help and the Lord did a miraculous work. I did not know they were post-abortive till they came to one of the features of the park, The Wall of Remembrance. As they looked upon the plaques, the woman began to weep. The husband reached out to comfort his wife as they both broke. I literally felt the Spirit of God fall upon them and backed off till His work was done. As a result, they are contemplating on receiving further ministry from the park.

This special event took place while working on the park. It was another sign from God on how special Rachel’s Park Memorial is and how the Lord uses it for His glory and the benefit of those devastated by the sin and crime of abortion.

Rachel's Park 2

Pastor Dale Sochia and I


Most of the crosses are repaired and back in the ground. All the poles surrounding the park are secure. Prayerfully, no more cars will be able to run roughshod over this sacred ground again. To those interested, we raised $675.00 of the $2000.00 needed to purchase the materials to restore the park. We still need $1,325.00 to pay it off.

You can donate online or send your checks to:

Elijah Ministries

P.O. Box 3126

Waco, Texas 76707

Thank you!

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of.  Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends determined to be free.  And heaven and earth will aid the resolution.  On you depend the fortunes of America.  You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.”   –Joseph Warren, Boston Massacre Oration, 1775

“If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idol remains still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes; because we still refuse to face the unchangeable truth that, ‘It is not by might, but by My Spirit.’” – Jonathan Goforth (February 10, 1859 – October 8, 1936, (Missionary to China)

Here’s the newsletter!  ~ Flip


Invitation to OSA National Event, July 24th -31st, Rochester,NY 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  Jerry Crawford and I are delighted to extend an invitation to you and yours to join us in contending for the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and for Life in Rochester, NY this July 24-31st. For forty years the American Church has wandered in the wilderness, seeing a rise of Godlessness and 55 million children destroyed as a result of the United States forsaking our Biblical heritage and foundations.  Yet the promise of Isaiah 60: 1-3 rings true.  “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”

Could it be that OSA Rochester, NY will mark our passing through the Jordan and into the promised land of renewed hope, renewed righteousness and restoration?  Come and be a part of what God will do!  Rochester has been the site of historic revival during the C. G. Finney’s ministry in the mid 1800’s.  Rochester was a vital station on the Underground Railroad and the home of former slave, freedman, abolitionist leader, and Christian, Fredrick Douglass.  It’s time for the church to arise and contend again! It’s our turn now!

Mike Warren and Jerry Crawford, Rescue Rochester


“…He (satan) is filled with fury because he knows that his time is short.” Revelation 12:12b

The devil hates children – preborn, born – it doesn’t matter to him.  He hates us all!  He desecrates even their memory on this 40th Roe v. Wade memorial.  Here is another example of his unrequited animus towards God’s precious preborn children.  ~ Flip


The Desecration of Rachel’s Park Memorial

On Saturday, January 26th Rachel’s Park Memorial, a memorial dedicated to the memory of the preborn babies murdered by abortion, was desecrated. A report was filed with the Waco Police Department at 11:09 am, by an employee of a neighboring business. Rachel’s Park Memorial is located at 4720 N. 19th Street in Waco. The park has suffered regular desecration, but this attack was, by far, the most devastating.

Entombed within the park are the remains of a tiny victim of abortion. The spreading display of 4,000 white crosses reinforced with steel rebar was extensively damaged, as was the picket fence enclosing the memorial park. A swath of damage 12 ½ ft by 136 ft cuts through the memorial site, with approximately 600 crosses, rebar, oil, two tires, and parts of a vehicle’s underside littering the park. Thankfully, the main feature of the memorial park, The Tomb of the Unknown Baby, was undamaged.

Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Founder and Director of Rachel’s Park Memorial stated, “It appears the animosity against the preborn knows no bounds. Not only are we content as a nation to stand back and allow the preborn to die through the sin and crime of abortion, but now there are those among us who seek to destroy the very memory of these children as well. We pray the Lord will take this desecration and lead justice to victory and those responsible for this evil act will repent, find forgiveness in Christ, and make restitution.”

John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco, on learning of the vandalism declared, “What a shock it was to see the heartless vandalism at Rachel’s Park Memorial. I had just returned Saturday evening from the Rally for Life at the steps of the State Capital for the occasion of 40 years of Roe v Wade. What a contrast between the peaceful pro-life Rally for Life and the brutal destruction at Rachel’s Park Memorial. The supporters of “choice” cannot even tolerate a memorial in honor of the pre-born babies lost to abortion.”

For more information contact:

Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas @ 254-715-3134

Here Is a political cartoon done by Micah Thomas, Rusty’s son.  Awesome!


This report just in from Rusty Thomas.  Rusty has confirmed that the Planned Parenthood abortion mill on Columbus Avenue in Waco, Texas, has closed its doors for good.  The moving trucks have moved all of the awful instruments of destruction off of the premises.  This abortion mill has been the site of several Operation Rescue regional events and a continual Christian presence offered up by the saints in Waco.  It is a day of rejoicing!  The Thomas nation has been storming this manifestation of the gates of hell since 1994, and are now seeing the great working of Almighty God come to fruition.  Abortion is no more in Waco, Texas – All praise be to King Jesus!

How does this happen?  How is it that in 1991 there were well over 2,000 freestanding abortion mills in America, and today there are less than 700?  The heart and mind of our nation is changing over the issue of abortion (child-killing).  The Truth is exposing and overcoming this lie from the depths of hell.  The theology from heaven is becoming biography in the streets through the lives of simple little Christians who carry graphic signs of aborted children and stand in the gap (at the gates of Hell – the local abortion mill) in the powerful Name of Jesus. 

We are God’s answer to the abortion holocaust that is savaging our land.  Well done saints in Waco.  Though the city has often despised you, and the church has often told you that there is a better way to “Git er Done,” you “Got er done” in the strong Name of Jesus! ~ Flip


Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn,

He that is mighty has done a mighty thing. It is official! The local Planned Parenthood death camp in Waco, Texas has shut its doors. Last year they had four facilities spreading their lies and murder. Today, three are down and one to go. They have moved out of the facility that actually killed the babies and have downsized their operation to the Kate Ross Apt facility.

We do not know for sure if they will continue to slay the innocent at Kate Ross or just be a referral center. As soon as we discern their operations, we will make it known. For now, let us shout it from the rooftops, “Our God reigns. The gates of hell cannot prevail against the church of the living God!”

This just in from Rusty.  Our new year is beginning before the old one ends.  In our concerted effort to “…plead the case of the fatherless to win it.”  Jeremiah 5: 28, and to bring abortion to an end in our nation; Operation – First Abortion Free State has been joined by some amazing friends.  Here is just a taste of those willing to help.  ~ Flip


Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn,

 As promised, this is Michael Marcavages report on his efforts in Mississippi. Michael heads up the States of Refuge intelligence apsects concerning the waste management companies that service the death camps in the five states that have one abortion mill remaining defiling our land. As you will see, the Lord blessed his efforts in Mississippi.

Also, the Lord also gave us favor with American Family Association and their radio divsion, AFR radio. They have agreed to run our States of Refuge spot for the entire month of January across their vast nationwide network. The following is their communication to us. Please continue to pray as the vision and mission spreads.


We will be glad to run your PSA’s for the SOHL month emphasis here at AFR. We will be glad to do what we can do. We actually have stations in all five states included in the project, so hopefully, we can make a difference.

God bless you in your efforts and may we one day end the scourge of the killing of the innocent unborn!

For the Master,

Dr. Buster Wilson

General Manager, AFR


Abortion Collaboration Investigated in Mississippi

The Campaign to Stop Stericycle (CSS), a project of Repent America, traveled to Mississippi earlier this month to hurl a stone at the Goliath of the abortion holocaust.

In conjunction with States of Refuge, which is working to establish the first abortion-free states in America, the ministry visited Jackson, Mississippi to gather information regarding the last abortion facility in the state. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is being serviced by Stericycle, the nation’s leading medical waste company, which assists with the disposal of their abortion “waste.” Click here to view photographic evidence gathered during the investigation, and here to view a video of Stericycle’s collection stop.

Because of the ministry’s efforts, one of the companies that has been maintaining the truck being used by Stericycle has stated that it will no longer do so, and a second company, which has been leasing the vehicle to the medical waste giant, is now considering prohibiting them from using it to service the abortion facility. Additionally, after uncovering potential permit violations, the ministry contacted the Mississippi Department of Environmental Conservation, which has agreed to investigate the matter. Please pray that the work of CSS will continue to be successful and that abortion will come to a swift end in the state.

“Open thy mouth for the [voiceless] in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.” – Proverbs 31:8