The most encouraging thing about this trial is that the judge dismissed two charges because she recognized that Cal had broken no law.  I sincerely hope she also realized that Cal rightly represented Christians. We are law keepers not law breakers!  The law is being broken each day that murder mill is open.  Innocent babies are executed without trial or representation. Only Cal & the Christians of Jackson plead their case!

The frightening thing about the trial is the realization that a rogue police force is loose in Jackson.  Those who once swore to “protect and defend” are ignorant of the law they are supposed to defend.  We are going to Jackson, Nov 2-6. Mark your calendars, make your plans to come and defend the innocent and become part of history!

Read the story here by the Christian News website.

Miss Pat     

Cal was vindicated before the Jackson Mississippi Court as he proved himself faithful before God & civil magistrates.   Flip joined the saints of Jackson to lift up Cal Zastrow, Esther Mann, & Johnny Brekeen in court Monday July 19, 2013. Esther & Johnnys’ cases were continued and the prosecutor was out to get Cal. – but God!!! Enjoy!

When we were in Jackson Dale spoke to this guard and he responded to the suggestion that Mississippi could be the first abortion free state with, “First abortion free state – that’s history man!”  He’s right! Come be part of history, Jackson Mississippi, November 2-6, 2013 ~  MissPat

Here is some more encouraging news for the saints in Mississippi who are just a hand breath away from witnessing Almighty God close down the last free standing abortion mill in the great state of Mississippi.


You can begin booking your rooms starting on Friday, August 16th.  The special rate for OSA will be held until October 18th, so be sure to call and hold your room early!


Baymont Inn & Suites Jackson

5709 I-55 North

Jackson, Mississippi 39206


Rates as follows:

2 Queen Beds: $56.50/nt  (there are some rooms with 1 King available also – same price)

King Bed Jacuzzi Suite (has Jacuzzi in bedroom, shower in bathroom, sleeper-sofa in living room): $66.50/nt (There are a limited number of these suites available)

There are a few rollaway beds available at no additional charge … please be sure to reserve them when you book your room. (In the past over the years, our family has had trouble with rollaways, so (from personal experience) if you need one, I would reserve it and then call a few days before to confirm and then even call the morning of just to confirm.)

All rooms are nonsmoking and come with a mini-frig and microwave. Breakfast is included.   OSA has stayed at this hotel before.  The staff has been more than accommodating and the hotel has been very clean.

Also, if anyone will be arriving early or staying later than the OSA dates, the hotel has offered to honor the OSA block rates up to 3 days before the event and up to 3 days after the event.


Michelle Sochia


 Here is Rusty’s recounting of God’s divine leading to bring the troops to Jackson once again this year.  “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps.”  Proverbs 16:9.   ~ Flip

Once More to the Breach

“It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24).

“Once more unto the breach” finds its origins from the “Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!” speech of Shakespeare’s Henry V, Act III, 1598. One of the most notable renditions of this speech was performed by Laurence Olivier in the classic 1944 film.

The historical breach in question was the gap in the wall of the city of Harfleur, which the English army sieged. Henry was encouraging his troops to attack the city again, even if they have to “close the wall with English dead.”

The modern day breaches are diverse, but one of the most egregious is child sacrifice and the shedding of innocent blood. Most recognize this sin and crime as abortion. Last year Operation Save America embarked on a new national campaign called States of Refuge. The goal of this vision was to secure with God’s aid the first abortion Free State in America.

There are six states with one death camp remaining defiling our land. For the last year or so, we have invested much time, resources, finances and labor to seek God for the breakthrough that will prayerfully create a domino effect that would begin to liberate America from blood guiltiness one state at a time. The states are Arkansas, Mississippi, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Missouri. Some of these states with one abortion mill left are hanging by a thread and our liberation draws near. We plan on celebrating the first state set free with a national event in Washington DC. More on that later.

Typically, the Lord’s dealings with OSA is to send us into an area to plow up the hard ground, plant the seeds of God’s Kingdom, expose the unfruitful works of darkness, lead the church to the gates of hell, and watch the Lord perform His Word (Jeremiah 1:12). Sign and wonders have followed the faithful preaching of God’s Word. Many babies have been saved, souls converted, and death camps shut down.

I mentioned to Flip that it now appears that we are entering a different realm in our service to God. It appears the Lord is now going out before us. He is leading us where He Himself is going. Luke 10:1 states, “After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also,and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.”


ABC Nightline News did a feature story on the last remaining abortion mill left standing in Mississippi. Brothers Cal Zastrow and Chet Gallagher, both States of Refuge leaders, were featured. The premise of the program was “Whose side is the Lord on?” Historically, this was the same question posed during America’s Civil War. Abraham Lincoln answered, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” That did not seem to help ABC discern whose side was honoring the God of the Bible or whose side was defying Him.

Predictably, ABC slanted the program. Those who murder babies are the caring, loving Christians, while those who seek to protect them are the mean spirited, nasty Christians. Once again, the world hears its own for they are united by a spirit of error (1 John 4:5-7).

A good Scripture I pondered after watching this interview was Titus 1:15, 16, which states, “To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.” Both the owner and abortionist claim faith in Christ.


While we were in Rochester storming the gates of hell at our national event, Brother Flip approached me. He was not convinced that we should go to North and South Dakota for our regional States of Refuge event. He wanted us to seek the Lord and consider other options. We agreed. We talked, discussed options, prayed and eventually turned our attention toward Jackson, Mississippi. All indicators seemed to be pointing in that direction.

On Wednesday, August 7th around 11 AM, Flip and I decided our next States of Refuge regional event would be in Mississippi. One hour and twenty minutes after that decision, we get this news report from the Clarion Ledger newspaper in Jackson, MS.

“Around 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday an ambulance was called to the state’s only abortion clinic.

‘We understand that a female patient was taken by ambulance to UMC,’ said Dana Chisholm, president of Pro Life Mississippi.

The Clarion-Ledger reached out to Jackson Women’s Health Organization owner Diane Derzis but she declined to comment. (This woman boasted greatly on the ABC Nightline program and now her mouth is stopped)

The clinic is currently in the midst of a lawsuit fighting the Magnolia State’s law that says abortion clinics can employ only physicians with local hospital admitting privileges.

The clinic has tried but failed to comply with the law after all applicable hospitals denied their physicians admitting privileges.

In the meantime, the clinic is fighting the constitutionality of the new law in federal court in hopes to overturn the measure and stay open.

A federal judge has set an Aug. 15 status conference. U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan allowed the law to take effect last July 1, but he blocked the state from closing the clinic while the clinic tried to get admitting privileges.

Such privileges can be difficult to obtain, because hospitals often won’t give them to out-of-state physicians. The clinic uses out-of-state OB-GYNs, including one from Chicago.

Jordan ruled in April that the state can’t close Jackson Women’s Health Organization while the clinic still has a federal lawsuit pending.

The status conference in August will be done by telephone with U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Ball.”

This tragedy highlights what is at stake as the civil officials in Mississippi play fast and loose with the law. Babies are being murdered and women are being butchered while the legal wrangling continues. Prayerfully, the governor will rise up and enforce the law that was passed by the Mississippi legislature and put an end to that death camp, regardless of the federal lawsuit pending. If there was ever a time to interpose the lower magistrate doctrine, that time is now. If Mississippi stood ready to defend their Second Amendment rights against the federal beast, how much more should they be willing to defend the least amongst them?

Wait, that is not all. The very next day, we received this report:

New Woman, All Women abortion clinic closed

By Amber Roberson

“BIRMINGHAM, AL – The New Woman, All Women clinic in Birmingham has been closed.

According to court documents filed today, Judge Joseph Boohaker found that the facility meets the definition of an abortion or reproductive health center by Alabama law, and therefore is a hospital. It was also found to be operating without a valid license from the Alabama State Board of Health.

A permanent injunction was entered against Dr. Bruce Norman, preventing him from operating the facility as an abortion or reproductive health center.”

Who is Dr. Bruce Norman? He is the abortionist who works for Diane Derzis. She is the owner of the Alabama abortion mill that was mercifully shut down. Ironically, Norman was the abortionist that harmed the woman taken to the hospital at Diane Derzis other abortion mill she owns in Mississippi.

Wow, within 24 hours of deciding on going back to Mississippi all these events transpired. A coincidence? We will leave that to others to judge. In light of all this, however, we recently sent out a press release to announce our return to Jackson.

Press Release

August 8, 2013

For Immediate Release:

Another Woman Injured While Courts Delay Justice

Jackson Mississippi: On Wednesday August 7 another woman was injured and transported from Woman’s Health Center in Jackson Mississippi.

The Mississippi legislature passed new regulations for abortion clinics last year. The requirements are not over strict-only that the doctor committing the abortion, have admitting privileges to a local hospital in case a woman were injured. This is only reasonable care for women. The problem for the clinic is that local hospitals do not give admitting privileges to just anyone. Doctor’s must be licensed and reputable! The clinic failed repeated inspections but the courts blocked enforcement of this reasonable regulation and prevented the Department of Health from closing this clinic.

The legislature wants to protect women. The people of Mississippi want to end the killing of the unborn in their state. The courts are compromising the will of the people and endangering women by continually blocking enforcement of this legislation. It is time this stops! How many women must be injured before this court ceases its meddling?

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them”.Ephesians 5:11

Operation Save America will be returning to Jackson November 2-6 in continuation of the “States of Refuge” Campaign. There are six states that have only one abortion clinic and Mississippi is one. Gentle Christians have had “church” on the sidewalk at this clinic since the States of Refuge campaign started.

God is leading us back to Mississippi, hoping that He will hear our cry, heal our land and remove this curse from our land. Mississippi may be the first abortion-free state, a “State of Refuge” for all children.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

What:              States of Refuge


Where:           Jackson, Mississippi


Dates:             Saturday, Nov 2- Wednesday, Nov 6


Contacts:       Rev Flip Benham-980 722 4920

                        Rev. Rusty Thomas-254 715 3134

                        Rev Cal Zastrow-601 454 4819  

                        (To schedule interviews) Dr. Pat McEwen (321) 431 3962      

Flip and I will going to Jackson to spy out the land and support our two brothers, Cal Zastrow and Chet Gallagher, who have been brought up on bogus charges for ministering the Gospel at this last remaining death camp in Mississippi. There are local brethren who have also been charged and have court dates as well.

In regard to these court trials, Cal Zastrow wrote, “Johnny Brekeen, Ester Mann, and I are on trial for multiple arrests on Monday, August 19th. Knowing Jackson City Court, the opportunity for the judge to postpone our trials while we sit there and wait, is high. The security guard who pepper-sprayed us goes on trial Oct. 6. Chet gets arraigned for his two charges on Sept. 18th.

Brethren, mark the dates in November. There is still some unfinished Kingdom business in Jackson. We pray you plan on joining with us at this appointed time. Keep in mind, we are still seeking the first abortion free state by the end of this year. God willing, it will come to pass in Jesus’ mighty name!

In the light of recent horrific events at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last free standing abortion mill in the state of Mississippi, Leslie Hanks’ letter written to Governor Phil Bryant on the 40th Memorial of Roe v. Wade on January 23, 2013, seems incredibly prophetic.  Leslie was with us at our “States of Refuge” campaign in Jackson, Mississippi, this past January and she pleaded with the Governor of the State of Alabama to close down the abortion mill before more women and babies were torn apart at the hands of out of state abortionists who have no privileges at any Mississippi hospital.  It was to no avail.

Yet, she was pleading the case of the preborn babies to win it, Jeremiah 5:28.  We will let that letter plead their case one more time.

Pray!  We will be returning to Jackson, Mississippi, this November 2-6, 2013, as we continue our “States of Refuge” Gospel offensive.  We also have several court cases to be heard in the weeks preceding our event in November (Cal and Jimmie Zastrow, Johnny Brekeen, Esther Mann, Doug Lane, and Chet Gallagher).  All have been charged with various misdemeanors while lifting up the Gospel of Christ at this infamous, and soon to be no more, abortion mill.       ~ Flip

The dates for our regional (States of Refuge) event in Jackson, MS, beginning Saturday evening November 2, through Wednesday noon, November 6, 2013. Here’s the brochure. ~ Flip

Cal Zastrow and Chet Gallagher storming the gates of hell in Jesus wonderful Name.  Note:  ABC actually shows the pictures of aborted babies.  Though completely biased ABC cannot cover-up the horrible truth of child killing. ~ Flip

Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn,

ABC Nightline News did a feature story on the last remaining abortion mill left standing in MS. Brothers Cal Zastrow and Chet Gallagher, both States of Refuge leaders, were featured. As you watch this interview keep in mind the premise is those who murder babies are the caring, loving Christians, while those who seek to protect them are the mean spirited, nasty Christians. The world hears its own for they are united by a spirit of error (1 John 4:5-7).

A good Scripture to ponder after watching this interview would be Titus 1:15, 16, which states, “To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.” Both the owner and abortionist claim faith in Christ. Blasphemy in the highest order. Here is the link of the interview.

The OSA States of Refuge campaign has been considering a regional event in North and South Dakota this fall. Rev. Flip Benham talked with me about seeking the Lord about considering another venue to advance the States of Refuge vision and mission. Perhaps, MS signals there is some unfinished business that the church of the living God needs to address. Brethren, pray for us. We need the mind of Christ, the wisdom of God, and most of all the anointing of God’s Spirit to destroy the yoke of child sacrifice and the shedding of innocent blood.

Here is a great write up by our brother Rusty Thomas enabling us to see God’s providential hand at work in our everyday battle to bring the Gospel of Christ to the gates of hell.

Enjoy!  ~ Flip


Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn, 

I just got off the phone with Brother Flip Benham, who recently sent out the incredible report of the Lord’s victories against the abortion industry in Charlotte, NC. One note of correction, however, North Carolina may allow the abortion mill they shut down to reopen. The saints are working to see this does not take place. Please pray for them and this situation.

The 40th year of the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision has set in motion jaw dropping, divine interventions, which are defeating the culture of death. Flip asked me to write up an account of the prophetic journey that has proclaimed vision and mission throughout our nation, which has led to God watching over His Word to perform it. At his request, this following report gives this brief history. Enjoy!

The 40th Year Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

It was in New Orleans, a few years ago, when the Spirit of the Lord birthed a word. I was getting ready to preach at New Covenant Fellowship with Pastor Bill Shanks. Before the service, the need to pray and prepare to minister to God’s people emerged. I wandered in the back of the church and stumbled upon the intercessors. The room was energized with the presence and power of God. There was no problem entering in and praying. Soon afterward, a word began to bubble up in my spirit man. I do not know how many times I repeated it. It could have been forty, but each time it was declared, more holy passion and volume accompanied the proclamation. What was this word? Simply, “IN THE 40th YEAR!”

Intellectually, most of us in the battle recognized the 40th year of Roe vs. Wade was fast approaching. Biblically, we also knew the number 40 was significant. Scholarly theologians have long recognized the number 40 in Scripture as a key number. Mainly, they agree that the frequency of its occurrences and the uniformity of its association with periods of probation, trial, and chastisement establish a consistent Biblical pattern. Likewise, Operation Save America believed the 40th year of Roe v. Wade held tremendous implications for our nation as it pertains to these same Biblical themes manifesting in our day.

Together, the word from New Orleans combined with the knowledge of the impending 40th year anniversary of Roe vs. Wade gave birth too much prayer. We sought the Lord on divine strategies that would help turn the tide and help end the American holocaust that was savaging our nation. In this righteous pursuit, however, we never sought to exchange God’s truth for political strategies. No, we asked for strategies that would honor the Lord as we stood squarely upon His Word. For we are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was, is, and will always be the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16).

States of Refuge Campaign

It was this prayerful seeking of the Lord that gave birth to the States of Refuge vision and mission. The Bible warns, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). In keeping with our mission, Operation Save America reaches out to the church and requests she not wait for the President, the Congress, or the Supreme Court to save America and stop the shedding of innocent blood. We are way beyond a political solution to what ails our beleaguered nation.

We believe it is time for the church of Jesus Christ to rise up and take her rightful place at the gates of hell. They cannot prevail against the church of the living God (Matthew 16:18). There is a direct connection between our spiritual and moral state and the litany of woe upon our bloodstained land. States of Refuge is part of a kingdom strategy for taking back the gates of our land and restoring our nation in righteousness. The reason is self-evident, we cannot indefinitely ignore that righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34).

Operation Save America’s ultimate goal is to help end the American holocaust that has invoked God’s just wrath upon our nation. We desire to give God a reason to show mercy to our perverse and crooked nation. The immediate goal is to establish the first abortion-free states since Roe v. Wade. To create, as it were, states of refuge. There are five states (Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) with one remaining death camp defiling our bloodstained land. These locations represent the abortion industry at their weakest and most vulnerable point. It also provides the Church of Jesus Christ with the greatest opportunity to achieve victories against the American holocaust savaging our nation.

Keep in mind, there are also a few states that have two remaining abortion mills polluting the land. There are six altogether. They are Delaware (At this writing, Delaware maybe the first surgically abortion free state in America), Kentucky, Missouri (Missouri is down to one death camp), Nebraska, Rhode Island and West Virginia. Perhaps, if the momentum warrants, States of Refuge will focus God’s truth and love on these states as the next step in the march to liberate America from blood guiltiness, one state at a time.


Re-election of Barack Obama

We have not wavered in our assertion that Obama is God’s man. The Lord set him in high office to judge our nation for our manifold sins and abominations. In particular, the abominations of child sacrifice, the shedding of innocent blood (abortion) and for parading our sin like Sodom (the homosexual agenda). If the church tolerates evil, the church becomes intolerable. Both Testaments attests to this Biblical and historical truth (Numbers 33:54-56; Matthew 5:13).

I can remember going into a deep state of mourning when America re-elected Bill Clinton. We knew his character and godless agenda and our nation still voted him back to power. It was unthinkable to me and yet it happened. Obama is Clinton on steroids. Just when you think there could never be a worse politician to curse our nation, Obama came out of nowhere and obliterated the Clinton political machine. I predict the day will come when what is left of America will be stupefied to discover that Obama was an incredible fraud. A treacherous imposter that masqueraded as our president.

When the results came in on Obama’s second term, however, instead of going into a state of mourning, a spirit of joy arose in my spirit. I knew this was not a natural response to the plight of our nation. This was supernatural. As I was curious to discern this strange reaction, the Lord spoke to me. I heard Him as clear as I ever had heard Him in my life. He declared, “NOW SEE WHAT I WILL DO!” America has made her choice and set her course. In the midst of this, “Now see what I will do!”

This rhema word came to me in November of 2012. I immediately had my wife bear witness to the revelation and recorded it. I called other trusted leaders like Rev. Flip Benham and submitted the word to them. Fast forward to Operation Save America’s 40th anniversary commemoration of Roe vs. Wade in Jackson, MS. in January of 2013. Mississippi stands on the verge of making history as the first state without a surgical clinic, which performs abortions. We thought it providential to commemorate the 40th year anniversary of Roe vs. Wade at this strategic time and state.

While I was driving from Waco, TX to Jackson, MS, God confirmed the word he spoke to me in November. I was listening to the book of Exodus in our Bible Reading Schedule. It was at the point where Moses finally obeyed the Lord, confronted Pharaoh, declared God’s word, “Let My People Go” and everything blew up in Moses’s face. Pharaoh denied God’s authority and increased the burden upon God’s people by decreeing, “You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves. And you shall lay on them the quota of bricks which they made before. You shall not reduce it. For they are idle” (Exodus 5:7, 8a).

Heart broken, Moses poured out his complaint, “Lord, why have You brought trouble on this people? Why is it You have sent me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done evil to this people; neither have You delivered Your people at all” (Exodus 5:22, 23). It was at this critical juncture the Lord spoke a powerful Word to Moses. The Lord stated, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land” (Exodus 6:1).

When I heard these words “Now you shall see what I will do,” it was as if a spiritual atomic bomb exploded in my soul. I almost veered off the highway. It was the words that the Lord spoke to me by His Spirit in November, but now was being affirmed by His Word in January.

Since that time, in numerous ways, we have observed God’s word come to pass. Report after report announces victory after victory in the battle for men’s souls, the lives of children, and the future of our nation. Every time I hear an update, one word rises up, “Now see what I will do!”

There have been an outbreak of abortion mills closing down throughout our nation. Keep in mind, this is transpiring while we have the most pro-abort president in our history who had the audacity to pronounce God’s blessing upon Planned Parenthood. The Lord is using the Gosnell trial to pull away the curtain to expose the atrocities and deplorable condition associated with the merchants of death.

At this writing, Delaware has no more surgical abortion mills operating in their state. Four of the five States of Refuge are hanging by a thread as they race to become abortion free. Soon, one of them will cross the finish line. Other abortionists, like James Pendergraft, are being pursued by the legal system. We hope they will eventually plunder his bloody empire. Other abortionists are quitting their grisly trade as in the case of Harris and Flood in Charlotte, NC. More pastors are leading their congregations to the death camps in their city. Street preaching networks are converging at the exposed areas. Time will fail me to recount all that is happening in these tumultuous times. One thing, however, is sure. God is watching over His Word, “Now see what I will do” to perform it. In this, we greatly rejoice!

Chet is garnering some more press for the Christians living out their faith at the gates of hell in Jackson, Mississippi.  Pray that Mississippi will soon become the first abortion free state in America. ~ Flip