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Groups, Churches Urged To Prepare For Worst

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Mon, 09/17/2012 – 9:00am | Tom Kacich

They say they’re not doomsdayers or survivalists, but a handful of people who met in a small room at a Mahomet church last week say they believe it’s time to prepare for emergencies and disasters. And they want others to the same.

The group, known informally as the Christian Emergency Preparedness Network, wants church and civic groups to band together and prepare food, water, equipment, expertise, security and more for what they believe is an impending crisis.

It has nothing to do with the upcoming election, says David Pike, a crop scientist who lives in Champaign and is retired from the University of Illinois.

“We’re not here to generate fear, but we’re here to generate an awareness and then a preparedness,” he told about two dozen people last Wednesday night in the upstairs meeting room at the Mahomet Community Free Church.

Since he retired, Pike said, he’s had more time to read, and what he’s seen on the Internet worries him.

“When you’re doing an 8 to 5 job and you’re earning money to feed your family, sometimes you don’t read so widely and you just put your nose to the grindstone and do what you’ve got to do. Since I’ve retired, I’ve changed my mind-set. I see some of the writing on the walls.

“I look at the financial stresses on our state and our country and I do wonder when and not if. Eventually I think we will face some difficult times.”

Mark Thompson of rural Fisher, who organized the meeting with Pike, was more blunt.

“I have to stress that a network like this is a ‘we the people’ network with no reliance on government. We cannot rely on the government to save us in an emergency situation,” Thompson told the small audience.

“If the Internet is hacked and it goes down, or the government pulls the plug on the Internet, you know what that does to business? It will wipe business out if they leave it off for any amount of time. It will stop trucking. The domino effect that can happen on a number of different things is huge.

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    • ElBee

      i am so happy that more religious figures and spiritual leaders are coming forward with warnings to be prepared and be aware. most of the sheeple have been dumbed down and pacified with religion and it is only fitting that religion should wake them up at this moment in history. Godspeed and THANK YOU

    • Wretched Infidel

      Why is that church called Mahomet? Is that for Mahomed? wtf?

      • Anonymous

        Maybe they meant Baphomet. LOL.

    • Anonymous

      THE 501c3 CHURCH OF SATAN knows whats coming,lucfier has his fallen angels working on it day and night,so all HELL will be unleashed on america because they love to see the BLOOD of CHILDREN running down the streets of countries they never heard of,THE LORD WARNED THE WORLD not to HARM HIS LITTLE ONES,and to REPENT BEFORE HIM WITH THEIR MOUTH,but NO the death of the children around the world goes on,at the hands of americas military,SO GET READY TO FACE THE WRATH OF THE LORD,………YOU WERE WARNED………………

      • Louis

        A point well taken.

        Talmud-endorsed abortion is the scourge and shame of America and of the world. Since 1973, one-third of the world’s population has been butchered by abortion. Divine payback with interest has come due for this horrid crime of cruelly shedding innocent blood. “Render to her as she also has rendered, and give her the double according to her works; in the cup she has mixed, mix for her double.” (APOC. 18:6)

        Scripture says there are four sins that “cry out” for Divine vengeance: willful murder; crimes against innocence; unnatural acts against nature; and defrauding a person of what is theirs.

        Abortion incorporates all four of these sins into one heinous blasphemy against the majesty and compassion of God.

    • WhatBox?

      It’s not necessarily SHTF world wide or nation wide, it’s the SHTF personal levels that counts the most.

      When I was a teenager, my parents decided to move “back to the land.” They were unprepared for what that entailed. We almost starved. We ate oatmeal for 3months (no milk, butter, or spice) for every meal. If they had prepped for a 3-6 month emergency, we would have been fine. At times I had a feeling to have a 3 month prep in food & household supplies, and wouldn’t you know, SHTF-life happens and I used it to get through the rough spot.

      People who got caught up in the 2008 crash; jobless, homeless, food–pantries emptied…wouldn’t a 6 month-year supply go along way? We’ve had droughts, fires, and floods for the last 5 years draining our food surplus. You think food is high now? Even if the Iran/Israel war does not physically reach the US, gas prices will. Last time the gas prices jumped, the economy dumped.

      SW Missouri got hit with a huge ice storm a couple years back, and majority of the city was without electricity for as long as two weeks. Some people went to other towns to get the last few remaining motel rooms, but most were caught at home. They still had water, but no heat, power, and many gas stations were down. Not to mention the grocery stores. Are you ready for two weeks worth of no power?

      Floods, fire, storms, and accidents (trains and trucks with toxic substances) will force a quick evacuation. Are you ready for that?

      Small and personal SHTF can happen any time just as well as the big one. It’s not foolish to prepare, it’s foolish to ignore the possibility. Even if you just have a couple of weeks on hand is better than most people.

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