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FORWARD: PREPARING FOR THE STORM
John E. Ruffle

During April 1999 right up until the end of the month, my computer was down, so I was unable to communicate via email at all - the 4th May email was the first I sent to Littleton after the tragedy (See "THE COLUMBINE FILES No. 1" at this site.) However, the following snip was part of what I sent to a well-respected pastor in Littleton on 2nd March 1999 - over a month before the tragedy. I don’t have the liberty to share the main text, but I will share the closing, which I trust will bring comfort to you, especially in the light of what was to happen:

2nd March 1999

“...whatever the Lord is doing,
just know that He majors
in
PERFECT works
and
PERFECT ways,
and
He's the One
who will
PERFECT His work in us..."

 
I wrote these words to my friend and mentor Rev. Bruce Porter, Founding Pastor of Celebration Christian Centre, Littleton, Colorado. These “COLUMBINE FILES” document my personal reflections on that tragedy, as it impacted the world in the closing year of a millennium. I use selections from my personal letters, poetry and other reflections. (Edited in some cases to protect individual privacy). My prayer is that the year 2000 will witness (in the words of the old Book of Common Prayer) a rising up of “THE CHURCH MILITANT HERE ON EARTH” as we bring down forces of darkness and rise up in the awesome strength of Jesus Christ, and that we might cry out that even older prayer: “And now, Lord, behold their threatening: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word..” (see Acts 4:24-37)


buttonTHE COLUMBINE FILES - No 1: - - 4th May 1999 - Letter to a Friend

buttonTHE COLUMBINE FILES - No.2: - - 29th May 1999 - Letter to a Friend

buttonTHE COLUMBINE FILES - No.3: - - 4th July 1999 - Letter to a Friend

buttonTHE COLUMBINE FILES - No.4: - - 15th August 1999 - Tribute to Rachel

buttonTHE COLUMBINE FILES - No.5: - - 24th November 1999 - Documentary Review

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Copyright 1999-2008 John E. Ruffle, London, England. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy unedited extracts for non-profit making purposes with author's credit and this copyright notice intact.