Dave Hasselbeck (13 July 2011)
"to Beverly Beecnu (Memphis)"


RE: Your post yesterday in 5 Doves.  Thank you for replying to me.  I was born and raised a Roman Catholic – I went to Mass every morning throughout all of grade school.  I went to an all boy Catholic High School for 4 years.  Even though I learned the basics (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) I guess you could say that I was “brainwashed” with everything else that was taught to me THAT WAS NOT BIBLICAL.  It was not until later in life that I read the Bible for myself and came to my own conclusions.  I am a stronger person because of it.

I no longer go to any Church or attend any organized religious events.  (I do go to Mass on Christmas/Easter so as to make my wife happy, but that is the only reason I go.)

My wife and I recite the Lord’s prayer every morning (I am currently unemployed since being laid off 3/29/2011 and looking for full time work at the age of 56 ! ! !).  My wife has strong faith, but refuses to listen to me talk about the Rapture/Tribulation/Last Days.  We are fortunate in that we have strong family connections and lots of good friends – HOWEVER, even when I am in the midst of all of the family and friends activities, my mind and my heart, a lot of times, is somewhere else.  I am looking up in the sky, waiting and hoping for our soon Rapture/departure, or thinking about posts on Five Doves, or wondering about what the Lord is going to have us do in His kingdom…………..

It completely baffles me, with everything that is going on in the world today, that so many of us Christian raised people don’t seem to question the outcome of all of this.

Maybe I think TOO MUCH about it - - - I don’t know - - - I would think that the Lord will take home with Him a lot of Christians who have NO IDEA or have never even heard of the term “Rapture”.

I so hope that we will be going home this year.



Dave Hasselbeck

Cincinnati, OHIO