Three gentle warriors in the Lord in Jackson, Mississippi, were arrested on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, for praying on a public sidewalk in front of Mississippi’s last remaining abortion mill.  Harriet Ashley, Ron Niederhoed, and Esther Mann are our friends and better friends of King Jesus and His precious preborn children.

Thank God for their stand!  Would that all of God’s church would do the same. 

Enjoy Dr. Pat McEwen’s reporting of this sad yet glorious event here.






This report comes from our good friend and fellow warrior for Christ Chet Gallagher.  He and his wife Joann are in the streets of Las Vegas in front of the gates of hell most every day these days.  Here is a report that might put a lump in your throat and a new vision for your mission.

Thank you Jesus!     

She was walking out of the baby butchery yesterday after her follow-up appointment. We were outside reading the “Word in Warfare” when JoAnn saw her and reached out. This morning her e-mail arrived. I wanted to share a portion of it to bless you as it has blessed us.

SUBJECT: Hello there loving angel that has lightened my way through the dark!!

Dear Joann,

Hello there, I just want to thank you for shining the light on me and praying for me it touched my heart in so many ways. I never thought there would be any hope in over coming my depression with my abortion and my depression from my family and past but then you walked into my life… I want to thank you for the flier you gave me to get though my abortion and also thank you for the hug I really needed it. I really am glad you stopped me I don’t know where I would be now if you didn’t…I never felt like there was anyone who understood me and there you were, you came to my rescue as a stranger…you gave me that hope that tiny bit of hope that I just might be able to over come my depression I have been fighting for 9 years. I just wanted to thank you so much your an amazing women!! thank you so much.

Encouraged by this? Join us three mornings each week at the most notorious baby butchery in Las Vegas. Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7:30 AM. 872 East Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV. We rescue babies, yes, but minster the Gospel of true repentance for God’s glory and their good.
1 Peter 2:9 “…that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”


Here is the 2013 Bible Reading Schedule.  

It is the very best gift we could give to Almighty God this coming year – to meet with him every morning before we begin our busy day.  That He might impart to us inspiration, wisdom, and courage, to face the giants of our day and bring glory to the One worthy of all our praise.


In Christian love,



Even the secular media is accepting the fact that abortion is rapidly coming to an end.  “States of Refuge” is simply one more means God is using to push this horrible evil into its grave.  This story, though not at all favorable to those who lift up the Gospel of Christ at abortion mills, is just one more evidence that abortion in America is coming to an end.  Lord hasten the day.  ~ Flip

“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”  Matthew 16: 18-19.  I just spent three days (April 2-4, 2012) with the saints in Jackson, Mississippi, reading through the entire Bible at the gates of hell – Mississippi’s last remaining abortion mill.  We were loosing on earth true repentance over the shedding of innocent blood believing that, as we did, God would loose from heaven His mercy and grace.

Well, He did just that!  On Thursday, April 5, we were informed by some Christian passer’s as we were reading God’s Scripture at the gates of hell, that the state of Mississippi just offered up a possible death blow to the last remaining abortion mill in Mississippi.  God is doing exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or imagine.  Here’s the story via CNN.

Enjoy! ~ Flip


Video news report of the animus of hell surfacing as the saints of Jackson, Mississippi, read the entire Bible at the gates of hell – Mississippi’s last remaining abortion mill. ~ Flip

Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn,

 May our Lord take what was meant for evil and turn it to the good. The States of Refuge campaign has the forces of darkness stirred up, knowing their time is short.

 This man attacked the States of Refuge campaign with hunting knives, but we come against the powers of darkness with the Sword of the Spirit. The lamb of God will conquer the wolves in Jesus’ name! Here is the broadcast of the attack. Through it all the Lord is spreading the vision and mission. Glory to God! ~ Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas

Rusty, Coach and several other hardy saints read the entire Bible through at the gates of hell – South Dakota’s last remaining abortion mill. That’s right! At the same time Chet Gallagher and I were reading through the Bible in Jackson, Mississippi, Rusty and the guys were doing the same in Sioux Falls. We are looking to present to Almighty God the first abortion free state this January 1, 2013, at the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s official signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Flip

Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn,

Today, we finished reading aloud the entire Bible at the last remaining death camp in South Dakota. We demonstrated our faith in God and His Word as we unsheathed the Sword of the Spirit at the gates of hell. Planned Parenthood and the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was put on notice. There is another King, one called Jesus and the awkward peace this city has with child-killing is over. The following is a picture of the crew who accomplished the mission. For four of these men, it was the first time confronting an abortion mill with the Gospel of the Kingdom. They each promised it will not be their last. Praise God for raising up good soldiers of Jesus Christ in the battle for the souls of men, the lives of children, and the future of our nation.

 Word in Warfare Team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Word in Warfare Team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

It has been almost a year since we took the Gospel of the Kingdom to Jackson, WY. The city has not been able to get over it. Our event has been in the news throughout the entire year. What will they do as we make our way back and confront the last remaining abortion mill in WY this year? No need to ask. This was published in today’s paper as we are getting ready to revisit this city and expose the hidden works of darkness perpetrated by the abortionist Dr. Brent Blue.

The States of Refuge vision marches on! Brethren, pray for us!

Elkfest to see protest return

Abortion opponents, arrested last year will be back, plan to read Bible at doctor’s office.

By Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

April 4, 2012

A religious group that drew fire last year over displays of photos of aborted fetuses plans to visit Jackson twice this spring, including the weekend of Elkfest.

The Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, assistant director of Operation Save America, said Tuesday the group plans to send protestors to the Elkfest event in May. Police arrested two members of the group last year for allegedly violating an injunction, leading to a battle over free speech that remains in front of Wyoming’s Supreme Court.

The group also plans to send protesters here in late April to march in front of Dr. Brent Blue’s office.

“There’s going to be wave after wave,” Thomas said. “We’re just trying to give God reason to show mercy to a land that’s killing babies.”

Participants plan to read the entire Bible aloud in front of Blue’s office this month as part of an expanded campaign. They say he is Wyoming’s sole abortion provider.

The “Word in Warfare” protest will last three days, Thomas said, but he could not give specific dates.

Jackson Town Clerk Olivia Goodale said Operation Save America applied for a permit to protest “along the western fence” of the park on Town Square between May 16 and May 20. The Boy Scout elk antler auction portion of Elkfest, which is on Town Square, is scheduled for May 19.

Goodale’s office is still processing the permit request, she said, so she declined to comment further. The Jackson Town Council likely will decide on the permit April 16, she said.

When asked why Operation Save America chose to come during the event a second time, a Kansas Pastor said the reasons are purely practical.

“It’s just that it’s the same weekend we came last year and it works for everyone,” he said.

Last year’s protests, which were the first of Operation Save America’s campaign to eliminate abortion from states where the practice is “vulnerable,” drew counter-fire from pro-choice locals who objected to graphic signs.

By the time of the 2011 antler auction, Lt. Bob Gilliam of the Jackson Police Department said in an affidavit that he feared allowing the graphic photos at the auction would lead to violence against the group.

This year, Wyoming event leader said members of the group plan on adding a much larger tower display that prominently features photos of aborted fetuses, but they would probably work with the town if officials asked them not to use it during the antler auction.

Jackson Police Sgt. Cole Nethercott said local law enforcement is aware of both planned protests and is working out the best response in light of the potential for conflict.

“As of the current time, we don’t have any plans in place, but we are planning how best to be ready,” he said. “Our concern is the safety of all involved on all sides, whether protestors coming or local citizen protestors.”

Last year, the town sought a temporary injunction barring the group from Town Square during the antler auction. Public safety concerns, along with worries about exposing Boy Scouts to the photos and potential violence, swayed 9th District Judge Timothy Day, who granted the order the evening before the auction.

Operation Save America did not hear about the attempt to obtain the injunction, or the order, until the morning of the auction.

When the pastor and another group member passed out literature in the square, police arrested them. Teton County Prosecutor Steve Weichman later asked that the misdemeanor charges of violating a court order be dismissed.

He said Tuesday he remembers language in a Wyoming Supreme Court case at the time that gave him “very grave concerns” about whether the charges were appropriate. He said Tuesday he couldn’t recall the specifics ecause he was not in his office at the time of a telephone interview.

The pastor contends dropping the charges was part of a deliberate strategy to silence a message town officials didn’t like.

“That’s the way police departments silence the gospel or speech they don’t want to hear,” he said. “They arrest you and then say, ‘Oh, never mind’ and dismiss the charges once they’ve done what they wanted to do.”

Weichman said he preferred not to address the pastor’s remarks or make any statements not already on the record in a court of law regarding the situation.

The pastor’s accusations are “patently untrue,” Town Administrator Bob McLaurin said. The group was barred only from Town Square and only during the day of the auction. Operation Save America has the right to return and protest if members choose, McLaurin said. He said he knew of the permit application but hadn’t seen it, so he was not comfortable commenting further.

The pastor said he was worried about the town’s reaction to his group this year.

“I think we saw last year that First Amendment guarantees are not of any importance to the Jackson police,” he said.

Last year’s conflict lives on in the Wyoming Supreme Court, where Operation Save America appealed the original restraining order, claiming the process the town went through to get it was unconstitutional.

The town did not notify representatives of Operation Save America about the hearing on the order, which occurred about 12 hours before the antler auction began.

There were other legal remedies aside from a restraining order for public safety worries, the group argued in its appeal. The town argued there was a pressing and immediate need to protect the town and the auction attendees, and the terms only applied to a limited time, date and area, so the law allowed for the order.

The high court heard oral arguments on the case in November, but has yet to issue a decision.

Friends, Greetings in the Name of Yeshua/Jesus our only God and King!
I have included a PowerPoint slide with information to send to your church today. If your church does not use PowerPoint for announcements the invite can still be read from the pulpit.
Remember, Word in warfare is more than a “Bible Reading Marathon”, or a simple little group read-a-long. It is 77 hours of non-stop spiritual warfare, praying the Word of God from beginning to end, aloud, in public and inviting everyone and anyone to do so. Intercessors and others can read one chapter and listen while others do the same in one group whether for a few minutes or taking a 2 hour shift day or night; doing it powerfully in the Spirit in front of Mississippi’s one remaining killing center in Jackson.
I will be arriving in Jackson, MS Sunday morning, April 1st and would ask you to join me Sunday afternoon at 4 PM at the Wesley Biblical Seminary to to kick off the Operation Save America year long 5 state campaign called the States of Refuge…targeting the 5 states in America with only one abortion mill.
If you are coming to Jackson and have housing needs please notify me immediately as hospitality is still available on a first come first served basis. No single hotel has been contracted for this event though several reasonable hotels are available.
Here is the invitation to present to your church via a Powerpoint slide:
(702) 343-4725

We are now at the Word and Warfare stage of our campaign Operation – First Abortion Free State.  We will be reading the entire Bible (unsheathing the Sword of the Spirit) at the gates of hell (the local abortion mills) in all five of the states that have one remaining abortion mill within their boundaries.  Our desire is to present to our Lord the first abortion free state at the Lincoln Memorial where we will also present to Him our National Emancipation Proclamation for the Unborn Child, in January, 2013.  The spiritual significance of this is monumental for it frees God’s hand to heal our land.  Below the dates and places for Word and Warfare. ~ Flip

Word in Warfare Opportunities

The States of Refuge campaign continues to march on. The next major push in implementing the vision is called Word in Warfare. Brother Chet Gallagher (Our state leader in Mississippi), based upon his study of Scripture, devised this battle strategy in spiritual warfare to be employed at the gates of hell throughout the land.

The Word in Warfare mission is designed to inspire Christians to unsheathe the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and declare, “Thus Saith the Lord” by reading aloud the entire Bible at key gates. In this instance, it will be employed at the five states, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming at the one death camp remaining that defiles our land. Each state leader will commence this aspect of the States of Refuge campaign on different dates.

Chet Gallagher in Jackson, Mississippi and Coach Dave Daubenmire in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will kick their Word in Warfare assignment off on April 2, 3, and 4th. This is a strategic time. The Spring Forty Days for Life ends on April 1st. Right after this time of fasting and prayer, Word in Warfare will unleash God’s Word. We are praying God’s Word will go forth in power to defeat this evil that murders babies, enslaves the workers of iniquity, defiles our land, and invokes God’s judgement upon our nation.

Remember the power of God’s word according to Jeremiah. Jeremiah 1:9, 10 declares, “Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said to me, Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” God’s Word spoken by God’s people in faith can root up what is evil and plant what is good in God’s sight.

A Kansas Pastor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming plans on commencing the Word in Warfare on April 27, 28, and 29th. Pastor Mark Kiser in Little Rock, Arkansas plans on initiating Word in Warfare on May 4, 5, and 6th. Cal Zastrow is still working on the dates for Fargo, North Dakota. As soon as he gets them to me, I’ll pass them unto you.

All these state leaders need volunteers to come and boldly delcare God’s Word to the principalities and powers dominating these abortion mills. Please pray about supporting this next phase of the campaign in some manner. These men and this ministry need prayer. Let them know you are praying. These men need team members to stand with them to wield the sword of the Spirit in the battle for the souls of men, the lives of babies, and the future of our nation. Please try to come and participate if at all possible. Each team leader needs about 20 team members optimum and 10 team members minimum. Help send them if you cannot go yourself with financial support.

You can send your donations to:

States of Refuge
P.O. Box 3126
Waco, TX 76707

or donate online at:

To contact these men to volunteer to pray or participate in one of these states, here’s the contact information: 

Jackson, Mississippi – April 2, 3, and 4th | Contact Chet Gallagher at

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – April 2, 3, and 4th | Contact Coach Dave at coach@ptsalt.comg

Little Rock, Arkansas – May 4, 5, and 6th | Contact Pastor Mark Kiser at

Fargo, North Dakota – Dates to be determined | Contact Cal Zastrow at

God willing, I plan on participating in four of the five Word in Warfare events. Since there is a conflict in schedule with the April 2, 3, and 4th, dates, I plan on joining Coach in South Dakota. With all dispatch, please pass on this strategic ministry opportunity and call your friends, family, and churches to help get boots on the ground in these five states during this next phase of the States of Refuge campaign. Thanks!

Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas