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THE LATEST: Blizzard of 2016 LIVE updates #TheWinterAwakens

by on Jan.22, 2016, under 2016 Year, Revival In America


WASHINGTON – The latest on the blizzard of 2016 as it moves into the Washington, D.C. region. (Photos: Blizzard of 2016 #TheWinterAwakens)

8:10 p.m.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has closed Interstate 70 from I-695 to I-81 and Interstate 270 from I-495 to I-70 until 7 a.m. Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

7:30 p.m.

Power outages in the area as of 7:30 p.m.

– Pepco: 423 customers
– Dominion Virginia Power: 4,015
– Baltimore Gas and Electric: 941
– SMECO: 20

7 p.m.

Firefighters in Prince George’s County are battling a fire at a carpet store in Suitland, Md. The heavy winds have been fanning the fire to adjacent structures, but the bulk of the fire has been put out.

5:40 p.m.

The Blizzard of 2016 is causing some major damage on the Eastern Shore. The Ocean City fishing pier was damaged on Saturday and Mayor Richard Meehan said, “The ocean is pretty angry out there, I can tell you.”

5:11 p.m.

Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport say their runways will remain closed through Sunday and normal flight operations will be unlikely on Sunday due to the significant snowfall and high winds brought by the blizzard impacting the D.C. region.

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5:10 p.m.

Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel said Metro will make a decision by Sunday afternoon on whether the transit agency will resume service.

5:05 p.m.

In a news conference updating the city’s status, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says they are receiving reports that weather conditions are picking up with possible white out conditions. She continues to ask residents to stay inside so snow removal crews to do their work.

4:50 p.m.

The D.C. National Guard has activated 128 members and are using 24 Humvees and heavy-duty four-wheel drive trucks to provide assistance to agencies across the District of Columbia.

4:34 p.m.

Montgomery County fire officials say 12 horses were rescued and a total of 35 were displaced after partial barn collapse on Sugarland Road in Poolesville, Md. A couple of the horses did need medical attention.

4:32 p.m.

D.C. Fire and EMS reports they have responded to nearly 200 calls from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

4:30 p.m.

A baby in Virginia just couldn’t wait. In the midst of the blizzard, a father in Stafford County had to step up to the plate to help his wife deliver a baby boy after their midwife couldn’t reach their home because of the storm.

3:30 p.m.

Firefighters in Montgomery County are responding to a report of a barn collapse in the 15000 block of Sugarland Road in Poolesville, FOX 5 Paul Wagner reports.

3:24 p.m.

Takoma Park officials say a fallen tree on Poplar Avenue has taken down power lines in the area. About 1,200 households have suffered power outages, including the Victory Tower apartments, which houses many seniors. Traffic signals at Maple Avenue and Philadelphia Avenue as well as New Hampshire Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway.

3:05 p.m.

According to FOX 5’s Paul Wagner, residents of Potomac Oaks condos in Gaithersburg have been told they will not have heat or power for days.

As of 3 p.m., Pepco is reporting around 600 power outages in the D.C. area, with the majority coming in Takoma Park.

2:27 p.m.

Longtime Virginia plow driver Robin Coleman said the current blizzard ranks in the top three storms he’s seen in nearly 40 years.

Coleman was working a 12-hour shift Saturday as Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors worked across the state to plow the state’s roads.

Coleman said a storm in the 80s and one in 1996 probably were worse. He’s worked at VDOT for 38 years.

Asked what his pet peeves were as a plow driver, Coleman said it was people unnecessarily leaving their cars parked in the street and reckless drivers in vehicles ill-equipped for snow storms.

1:45 p.m.

Seven locations near Washington have unofficially passed the 30 inches of snow mark, as of 1 p.m. Saturday.

That’s according to the National Weather Service’s running totals. And 36 places recorded at least two feet of snow.

A trained weather spotter reported 33 inches in Berkeley County, West Virginia. A National Weather Service employee in Frederick, Maryland, and trained spotters in Loudoun County, Virginia, and Jefferson County, West Virginia, all recorded 31 inches of snow.

1:15 p.m.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe took a break from storm briefings and conference calls to give a pep talk to snowplow drivers and take a plow out for a quick spin.

The governor drove a state plow truck Saturday at a Virginia Department of Transportation operation center in suburban Richmond.

While doing a quick loop in the truck while a VDOT employee coached him how to drive the large truck, other plow drivers watched and quietly critiqued the governor’s plowing style.

After driving the truck, McAuliffe joked that he had found his next job.

The ebullient governor often hops behind the wheel of whatever vehicle happens to be around. In a recent trade mission to Cuba, McAuliffe drove a 1956 Chevy Bel Air through the streets of Havana.

12:36 a.m.

A storm dumping snow on the mid-Atlantic is causing flooding and power outages on its coast.

Emergency management officials say there are no reports of injuries or major problems, but firefighters evacuated about a dozen people Saturday from Oak Orchard, a low-lying community in southern Delaware that routinely floods during storms. Officials said more evacuations are possible, and that a shelter would open at Sussex Central High School.

High tide at Lewes, Delaware, was measured at 9.2 feet, just below the record. But it didn’t result in major flooding, which is typically caused by a combination of tide, rain and wind conditions.

Route 1, a coastal artery, was closed between Dewey Beach, Delaware, and Bethany Beach, Delaware, because of sand and water.

Emergency services officials in Ocean City, Maryland, say winds have done minor property damage and caused power outages. They expect moderate flooding.

11:50 a.m.

Flight tracking service FlightAware says more than 5,500 flights to, from or within the U.S. have been canceled this weekend due to the blizzard hitting the East Coast.

The bulk of Saturday’s nearly 4,300 cancelations are at airports in the New York City and Washington areas. Another 1,200 flights were canceled for Sunday. Those cancelations center on Philadelphia, Washington and New York City. Airlines have essentially shut down all flights into those cities.

The airlines hope to be back to a full schedule by Sunday afternoon to handle the typical influx of business travelers heading out to start the work week.

11:30 a.m.

Washington’s monuments, normally busy with tourists, are largely deserted Saturday as the major snowstorm hitting much of the U.S. continued.

The steps of the Lincoln Memorial had not been cleared off and looked almost like a ski slope. At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, statues of soldiers were coated with snow. And at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, snow had settled on a statue of King, covering one of his shoulders and the top of his folded arms. A dusting of snow was on his forehead and nose.

Visibility was reduced. On an average day, visitors can see from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument and the Capitol. But on Saturday, the Washington Monument was not even visible from the memorial to the 16th president.

9:40 a.m.

Snow accumulations have passed a foot in much of the East Coast as of Saturday morning.

Another 18 hours of snow, some of it intense, is still forecast. Snow had been falling since Friday.

Washington’s Reagan National Airport had 14 inches, Washington’s Dulles International Airport had 15.2 inches, Baltimore Washington International Airport had 12.4 inches and Philadelphia had 13 inches as of 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

New York’s airports were only in the 7-inch range, but forecasters said an intense band of heavy snow falling at two inches per hour was just hitting the city.

8:30 a.m.

Some areas in the Washington metro area woke up to nearly two feet of snow Saturday morning as a menacing winter storm bore down on the region and barreled east.

In Silver Spring, Maryland, about 20 inches of snow was measured outside by daybreak. Lightning flashed and thundersnow rumbled after 6 a.m. Thick snow continued to fall steadily in light wind.

Plows cleared the snow from a heavily traveled road. Ambulances and trucks were able to get through, but few other vehicles were moving. A couple intrepid people walked along the cleared portion of the road, ducking into the deeper snow when vehicles approached.

8 a.m.

Virginia’s largest power company is reporting more than 8,000 outages from the winter storm.

Most of those power failures are in the southeastern part of the state, according to Dominion Virginia Power’s website.

Customers numbering in the hundreds are without power in the greater Richmond area and the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area.

Appalachian Power Co. reports no major outages its Virginia service area.

6:50 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking motorists to stay off the roads to make room for plows and sanders.

VDOT said Saturday the massive East Coast storm has already blanketed some parts of the state with 18 inches of snow. Up to 3 feet could pile up before the storm leaves the state.

Crews say intense wind gusts have complicated the cleanup, with snow being blown back over just-plowed road surfaces.

VDOT rates the conditions of most roads from moderate to severe.

VDOT has approximately 2,500 workers and more than 13,000 pieces of equipment in the statewide snow-removal battle.

Saturday, January 23

6:40 a.m.

Virginia State Police say they responded to nearly 1,000 traffic crashes as a fearsome storm blanketed the state with snow.

From midnight through 10 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to 989 crashes and 793 disabled vehicles. All told, state police dispatch centers fielded 3,471 calls during that period.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the majority of the crashes involve damage to vehicles. Virginia recorded one storm-related death Friday in Chesapeake.

A trooper was injured Friday night while assisting a disabled vehicle on Interstate 64 in New Kent County. Geller said Trooper M.D. Jester is being treated for minor injuries in a Richmond hospital.

State police are advising motorists to stay off the roads with more winter weather on the way.

4:23 a.m.

For the passengers on a cruise ship heading back to snowy Baltimore from the Bahamas, one more day at sea doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.

The Maryland Department of Transportation said Friday that the blizzard slamming the Eastern U.S. means the port won’t be ready for the Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas until Monday.

Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says the ship was to return Sunday from an eight-day trip to the Bahamas. The plans changed after forecasts of more than 2 feet of snow for the Baltimore area.

12:40 a.m.

Amtrak will continue to operate on a modified schedule in the Mid-Atlantic region this weekend due to the winter storm. But there will be no train service south of Washington D.C. to locations in Virginia and the Southeast this weekend.

12:10 a.m.

A High Wind Warning has been issued for Calvert County and the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay through 12 p.m. Saturday. Wind gusts between 55 and 65 miles per hour will be persistent in that area.

Friday, January 22, 2016

11:37 p.m.

Virginia Department of Transportation spokesperson Tamara Rollison tells FOX 5’s Tisha Lewis that factoring in “manpower, equipment and materials,” $1 million an hour is being spent on snow removal in northern Virginia at the peak of the storm.

11 p.m.

Metrorail service is officially suspended. Metro will be closed for the entire weekend as the blizzard continues to impact our region.

10:25 p.m.

As of 8 p.m., DC’s Department of Public Works says 313 cars have been towed, and 2,790 more ticketed.

10:13 p.m.

FOX 5’s Matt Ackland says the mayor’s office has told him there is a street light down in the area of Interstate 295. City officials say there are no power outages for residents in the area, as first thought

CLICK HERE for important numbers and websites to report a power outage or downed wires in your area.

10 p.m.

10 p.m.

The FOX 5 Weather Team says the snow and winds are starting to pick up and blizzard conditions are beginning to show in the D.C. region. Some areas could receive 2 to 3 inches of snow per hour during the heaviest of the snowfall.

9:20 p.m.

D.C. officials say if you see homeless person or anyone in need of shelter to call 1-800-535-7252 or 311..

8:45 p.m.

Around 7,600 U.S. flights have been canceled for Friday and Saturday, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.

8:35 p.m.

A National Park Service spokesperson says Clara Barton Parkway from Glen Echo to the D.C. line has been closed after some cars have gone off the road or have spun out.
7:55 p.m.

To help those during the storm, Cox Communications said anyone in the northern Virginia area will be able to access their WiFi hotspots through Friday, Jan. 29 regardless of what carrier they have.

7:25 p.m.

Virginia State Police said troopers have responded to 841 vehicle crashes and 607 disabled vehicles across the state by 6 p.m. Friday. They have fielded a total of 2,850 calls on Friday.

6:45 p.m.

The DC Taxicab Commission is extending Snow Emergency Fare until Monday due to the weather conditions. This will require taxi drivers to add a flat fee of $15 to the metered charge for rides.

6:20 p.m.
Comcast is providing access to its XFINITY WiFi hotspots in the DC area during the storm this weekend for customers and non-customers.

5:50 p.m.

Even with a blizzard pounding the D.C. area, The Old Guard is continuing to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

4:57 p.m.

United Airlines has announced they have suspended operations at all D.C. area airports. They plan to resume with very limited flights on Sunday night.

4:33 p.m.

Metro bus service will be suspended starting at 5 p.m. Friday and will continue through the weekend. MetroAccess service will stop running at 6 p.m. Friday. Rail service will be suspended at 11 p.m. Friday and all stations will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

3:40 p.m.

The Maryland National Guard has activated 500 members to respond to winter storm emergencies across the state. The Guard are standing by to help stranded motorists and local law enforcement and firefighters with transportation, evacuations, supply distribution and search-and-rescue operations.

3:12 p.m.

Virginia State Police say they have received 1,135 calls for service so far on Friday — 380 of those calls involved traffic crashes and 340 calls for disabled vehicles.

3:10 p.m.

More than 6,000 flights in the U.S. for Friday and Saturday have been canceled as the blizzard begins to impact the eastern part of the country.

3 p.m.

A firefighter was injured while battling a fire at a single-family home in the 12210 block of Turley Drive in North Potomac, Maryland. Officials say the fire originated in the basement of the house. Residents in the home were evacuated and have been displaced.

2:31 p.m.

Downtown Baltimore was abuzz with activity mid-day Friday, as workers and residents raced to get home before the first flakes of what promises to be a bruising snowstorm begin to fall.

Antonia Fasanelli, executive director of the Homeless Persons Representation Project, said she closed the office early and sent her staff home, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be working through the weekend.

Fasanelli says she’s ready with water, candles and several days of work.

Sean Augustus, a counselor at the Recovery Network, said his office also closed early Friday. But as devastating as the snowfall could be, Augustus said Baltimore residents come together amid disasters.

Augustus says this is when a different side of the city, of Baltimore people rarely see, becomes evident.

2:15 p.m.

U.S. Naval Academy students are volunteering to shovel snow as Maryland braces for a major snowstorm.

The academy said Friday more than 350 midshipmen have signed up for snow removal duty in downtown Annapolis this weekend.

They will be shoveling out public access areas like sidewalks in the community around the school.

Jenny Erickson, a spokeswoman for the academy, says they’ll be working in shifts on Saturday and Sunday.

1:52 p.m.

Saturday’s game between Wizards and Jazz postponed by NBA due to weather.

1:30 p.m.

The annual March for Life is going on in Washington despite the weather forecast.

The event is held on Jan. 22 every year, the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which established the constitutional right to an abortion. During the rally being held before the march, participants cheered when a speaker mentioned the “major storm barreling down” on the region.

1:28 p.m.

The Maryland Transit Administration and the District of Columbia’s transportation department say they’re suspending virtually all mass transit services this weekend due to an approaching winter storm.

The agencies say many services will run on reduced schedules or close early Friday. Virtually no buses, subways, light rail systems, streetcars or paratransit systems will operate Saturday and Sunday.

The shutdown also includes the District’s Capital Bikeshare program.

1:25 p.m.

Airlines are canceling 2,800 flights Friday to, from or within the U.S., as a blizzard swings up the East Coast, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.

The bulk of Friday’s cancelations are in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Another 3,200 flights were canceled for Saturday. Those cancelations center around Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and — to a lesser extent — New York.

By Sunday afternoon, however, the airlines hope to be back to a full schedule .

10:30 a.m.

Many people in the Washington region are staying home from work ahead of the approaching snow storm.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says that as of 9 a.m. Friday, ridership on the region’s rail lines was down 50 percent. He says riders had taken 37,000 trips this Friday morning compared with 74,000 last Friday.

Metro has said it will end rail service at 11 p.m. Friday. The system will remain closed Saturday and Sunday.

10:10 a.m.

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is asking residents to “hunker down” and “shelter in place.”

The mayor said at a Friday morning press conference that snow is expected to start arriving between 1 and 3 p.m., a little earlier than reported Thursday. She says the city expects 2 to 2.5 feet of wet, heavy snow. She says residents can expect downed trees and power lines.

Bowser calls the blizzard a “major storm” with “life and death implications,” and says the forecast shows no signs of lightening up.

Christopher Geldart, director of the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, asked residents to be where they plan to be for the storm by 3 p.m. Friday.

He says that even when the snow stops, it will affect the region for some time.

7:45 a.m.

Officials say Washington taxicabs will charge an additional $15 during the snow storm.

District of Columbia Taxicab Commission spokesman Neville Waters says the “snow emergency fare” will go into effect at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Waters says the $15 will be in addition to the regular metered charge. The taxi commission says the fee was added to encourage some taxis to remain in service during the storm.

The fare period will remain in effect for 12 hours unless it is extended.

According to Washington municipal regulations, a snow emergency fare period can be put into place when there are hazardous driving conditions, such as significant accumulation of snow on the streets.

Waters says possible fare extensions will be reviewed Friday and determined by weather conditions.

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Blizzard 2016: Important numbers, links if you suffer a power outage in the DC region

by on Jan.22, 2016, under Revival In America, World News


Here are key phone numbers and websites to report a power outage in your area.


Website: www.pepco.com
To report power outages and downed wires: 1-877-737-2662 or at www.pepco.com/pages/connectwithus/outages/reportoutage.aspx
Check outage status: www.pepco.com/pages/connectwithus/outages/checkstatus.aspx
View power outage map: www.pepco.com/pages/connectwithus/outages/outagemaps.aspx
Twitter: @PepcoConnect
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PepcoConnect

Dominion Virginia Power

Website: www.dom.com
To report and check outage status: Call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) or at www.dom.com/residential/dominion-virginia-power/outage-center/report-and-check-outages
Interactive outage map: outagemap.dom.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/external/default.html
Twitter: @DomVAPower
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dominionvirginiapower

Baltimore Gas and Electric

Website: www.bge.com
To report an outage or downed wires: Call 1-877-778-2222 or at secure.bge.com/reportanoutage/Pages/reportanoutage.aspx
To report a gas leak or other emergencies: 1-800-685-0123
Power outage map: outagemap.bge.com
Twitter: @MyBGE
Facebook: www.facebook.com/myBGE


Website: smeco.coop
To report an outage: 1-877-747-6326 (1-877-74-SMECO)
Power outage map: stormcenter.smeco.coop/external/default.html
Twitter: @somdelectric
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SMECO.coop/?fref=nf

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Website: www.novec.com
To report an outage: Call 1-888-335-0500 or at www.novec.com/forms2/acctsigninform.cfm?type=outage
Power outage map: stormcenter.novec.com/index.cfm
Twitter: @NOVEC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/novec


Website: www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/mon_power.html
To report an outage: Call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages_help/Report_Power_Outages.html
Check current outages: www.firstenergycorp.com/outages_help/current_outages_maps.html
Twitter: @MonPowerWV

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Ladies and Gentlemen….Stop Your Foolishness, Leave it in 2015, Do Not Take it Into 2016 #wastedhistime2016

by on Jan.08, 2016, under Revival In America

Alright Ladies & Gentlemen, This is a new year, and a new day, lets leave the fun and games back in the year 2015 ok? Twitter Woman Handle Snow White @She_Knows_Best I’m calling you out ma’am

Twitter Profile: Snow White @She_Knows_Best You need to stop this nonsense in 2016 sweetheart!

Twitter Profile:
Snow White
You need to stop this nonsense in 2016 sweetheart!

Before I show you some of the tweets that this woman has started posting on her twitter account, I have to quote the scripture from “Psalm 12:8”

“The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“The wicked wander everywhere, and what is worthless is exalted by the human race .”

The new year has not even started, and men and women are coming out of the wood works once again with foolishness and nonsense. As you can see in the photos below:

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From: Snow White ‏@She_Knows_Best  3h3 hours ago Make him pay your bills, then tell him you are Gay! #WasteHisTime2016

From: Snow White ‏@She_Knows_Best 3h3 hours ago
Make him pay your bills, then tell him you are Gay! #WasteHisTime2016

From: Snow White ‏@She_Knows_Best  3h3 hours ago Tell him u want him to watch u getting naked from the window and when he there Call the police on him. #WasteHisTime2016

From: Snow White ‏@She_Knows_Best 3h3 hours ago
Tell him u want him to watch u getting naked from the window and when he there Call the police on him. #WasteHisTime2016

Tweet From: Snow White ‏@She_Knows_Best  3h3 hours ago Make him buy you a house and let him furnish it. Move then to another city. #WasteHisTime2016

Tweet From:
Snow White ‏@She_Knows_Best 3h3 hours ago
Make him buy you a house and let him furnish it. Move then to another city. #WasteHisTime2016

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I could go on and on but as I begin to scroll down her twitter timeline feed I noticed that she begin to origannly share out some tweets from other folks and guess who they were from? Thats right Black Sisters. And it started from this Twitter woman named Ariana Mcclure @lmfao_ari

Black Men:  Behold The Queen of the Black People...."SIDE EYE"

Black Men: Behold The Queen of the Black People….”SIDE EYE”

The Silly Woman's Tweet Post:

The Silly Woman’s Tweet Post:

Then here is another one from another “Twitter Black Queen” ty_braids_88 @bodaciousroots

Black men here is another one of your black queens on Twitter Plotting and Planning on Tricking you like Delilah and Jezebel

Black men here is another one of your black queens on Twitter Plotting and Planning on Tricking you like Delilah and Jezebel, To Either have you locked up, shot up, or paying child support

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“Write to the angel of the church in Thyatira: “The Son of God, the One whose eyes are like a fiery flame and whose feet are like fine bronze, I know your works  — your love, faithfulness, service, and endurance. Your last works are greater than the first. But I have this against you: You tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to repent of her sexual immorality. Look! I will throw her into a sickbed and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her practices. I will kill her children with the plague., Then all the churches will know that I am the One who examines minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you according to your works.” — Revelations 2:18-23

Men, You need to watch these silly women, stop playing with them, and stop entertaining them and don’t give place to the devil in 2016 and beyond.

2 Timothy 3:6-7

“They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. (Such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.)”

When you look at todays women, their minds have been polluted with garbage and filth from Rock Music, Hip Hop Music, BET, HBO, Fox News, Television and Media in Genaral. And the same applies as well for the men.

2 Timothy 3:1

“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

This generation of young people need prayer more than ever before, In the words of the later R.W. Schambach, “The Devil will make you do crazy things with your life“, as you can see in the video.

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Protecting The Lambs: Trial to start in Vegas for former pastor in child sex case

by on Jan.03, 2016, under Protecting the lambs, Revival In America

Police Department shows Otis Holland. Alleged victims have said Holland, former church pastor, now 59, sexually abused them in vehicles including a limousine fitted with a bed, or at his home. After years of delay after his 2012 capture in Tijuana, Mexico, trial is set to begin Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Henderson Police Department)

Police Department shows Otis Holland. Alleged victims have said Holland, former church pastor, now 59, sexually abused them in vehicles including a limousine fitted with a bed, or at his home. After years of delay after his 2012 capture in Tijuana, Mexico, trial is set to begin Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Henderson Police Department)

LAS VEGAS — After years of delays, a former storefront church pastor and international fugitive is due for trial Monday in Las Vegas on allegations that he sexually assaulted girls in his congregation under the guise of counseling.

Otis Holland, 59, faces life in prison on charges he abused girls as young as 7. He has been in jail since his arrest in January 2012 in Tijuana, Mexico. Known to his United Faith Church congregation as “Reverend Otis,” he was featured before his arrest on the television show “America’s Most Wanted.”

“He told my mother that he was going to take me for counseling,” a 21-year-old woman testified during a preliminary hearing in February 2013. She said she was 14 when Holland first took her after Sunday church services to a limousine fitted with a back seat that reclined into a bed and used a sex toy on her.

The Associated Press typically does not identify people who say they have been hurt in sexual assault cases.

Holland’s defense attorney, Carmine James Colucci, didn’t respond to messages this week from AP.

The woman who testified in 2013 said that as Holland started to take off her pants in the limo, he told her he wanted to show her something that would relieve tension and frustration. Another time, she said, she saw a red flashing light and the lens of a video camera amid pillows on a futon in a bedroom at Holland’s home.

Under questioning by Holland’s defense attorney at the time, the girl conceded that she didn’t tell anyone about the alleged sexual acts, including her mother who would drop her off every Sunday at Holland’s house. The encounters stopped, and she finally told her biological father a year later, when he asked her why her school grades had fallen.

Holland also had sexual relationships with adult women in his congregation, according to police reports and pretrial testimony. Church members at first publicly supported him, but turned against him as other girls began making similar allegations.

Holland has pleaded not guilty to 17 felony charges, including child sexual assault, lewdness, and bribing a witness. Holland also faces two misdemeanor evidence tampering charges. He could face life in prison with or without the possibility of parole if he’s convicted of the sex assault charges.

Jury selection could take days, due to the attention the case received.

Prosecutor Robert Langford said this week he expects that Holland will testify during trial, which is expected to take about a week in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas.

“The state is going to present overwhelming evidence,” said Langford, a veteran Nevada attorney who is serving as special prosecutor because Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson was Holland’s defense lawyer after Holland was first arrested by Henderson police. Wolfson became district attorney in February 2012.

Another woman, now 22, testified at an April 2013 preliminary hearing that she met Holland when she was younger than 8, and began having sex with him when she was 15. For more than a year while she was attending high school, Holland took her to a doctor in Las Vegas who gave her monthly birth control injections, she said.

Holland also shared a ship cabin with the teenage girl and her younger sister during a cruise vacation alone with them in August 2010, authorities said. She told police Holland bought diamond jewelry and clothes for her and told her that if she told others what was going on Holland would be sent to jail and the church would split up.

Holland also is accused of felony witness intimidation and misdemeanor evidence tampering. Authorities say he instructed a girl’s mother and her ex-husband to destroy computer hard drives, sex toys and church counseling session paperwork.

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