Jean Stepnoski (15 March 2011)
"A Legacy of the Mayflower Compact: Reply for Dewey"

Dear Dewey and Doves,
      I noticed your remarks about the creation of the Mayflower Compact, a Covenant, and blessings rather than curses thereafter. My mother's family, through her father's line, was Congregational. This goes all the way back to the Pilgrims and the Mayflower and the Mayflower Compact. It is my firm belief that some of each generation since have been called and chosen to display blessedness in a sense of ongoing generational blessings related to this background. I believe this has been true for Mary Belle Habeger, for my mother, for me, and for my nephew. I have seen this spiritual imprint clearly in three generations! Currently, there is at least one of the Doves with a Mayflower Connection.
      We have studied generational links and believe that my mother's father's line is descended from William Brewster, the minister of the Mayflower. My ancestor's signature was on the Mayflower Compact. It is a source of honor and blessings to be a spiritual and ancestral legacy of William Brewster and the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. I am sure that from this Covenant many blessings have come to America and her people thereafter! I know they have come to me and my family. Joshua wisely said long ago. "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
With Love and Shalom,