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Springhill Missionary Baptist Church
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I'm the oldest son of Dr. Edmund & Gwendolyn Solomon. I 'm married to the beautiful Valerie Jews Solomon and I serve as Senior Pastor of Springhill Baptist Church of Lineville, AL, & Former President of the Gadsden Metro Baptist Minister's Conference.
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Subject: A Need For Men and Women of God in Politics!
Dear Preachers and Those in Ministry:
I need some bold preachers to go with me into the lion’s den!
I am a veteran African American Republican who in 1979, God sent into the Republican Party to bring about change and to bring down the walls of prejudice and call the party back to the place of its original birth as the Party of Lincoln.
This has not been an easy battle. I have shared those experiences in the book I wrote, Black Eyes Shut – White Lips Sealed (victorysongcollectionspublications.com). Yet I have stood against all odds, and now it is time to take it to the next level.
What I have seen is that the racism, mean spiritedness and the foolishness that is within the Republican Party is mostly at the top. Those who rise to the top, in most cases are the perpetrators. But when you go to the grass roots level, this almost is not there or it is in lesser degrees. Many at the grass roots level are those who believe what we believe, work with us and even share sweet fellowship. However, when you begin to get involved at the party level, this is where the demons of racism rear their heads and stand as gatekeepers.
Having taught American Government, State and Local Government and International Politics and Culture of Non-Western Countries as a political science professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I understand government at all levels – even globally. I know what it will take to break the hold and to get pass the political gatekeepers. Sit-in and protests will do absolutely nothing! Even prayer alone will not suffice. But with the power of prayer, as well as the wisdom of God, we have to move into both parties and carve out a place for ourselves as Americans, if we want to share in America’s political power base. Yes, this means moving even into the Republican Party.
As the national chair for the Black Republican Women Organization, I began back in 1987 recruiting African American women into the GOP, who were not willing to be tokens, but who could retain their blackness.
Presently, I head the National Republican African American Caucus. It is a unique republican organization because it allows African Americans to be a part of a collective body that can and will bring about change. Our goal is 1.5 million by 2012, and 500,000 in 2010. You may ask why so many? It is because political strength is in numbers! In politics, believe it or not, it has very little to do with color. It has to do with numbers and the ability to write the check. If you can show you have a substantial number of people who can stand as a voting block, and have the ability to finance your own cause, then you become a significant player within the political landscape. This is the ONLY way that we gain and retain political power. This is how we as African Americans get to the table, have a voice and place ourselves in appointed and elected positions. This is how we stop some of the foolishness that is going on in politics.
As an African American Republican, I proudly voted for President Obama in the general election. But his ability to win was because he was able to get beyond the gatekeepers and become a political player within the Democratic Party. Now we have to do the same thing within the Republican Party!
Having said all of this, I need men and women of God who will join with me to fulfill this mandate, and will join the NRAAC and even begin local caucuses. I don’t want everyone! Because it is important to remain political players in both parties. We need to be in the Democratic and Republican parties. I just need a significant number of praying people, and those who are strong and can take a stand for what is right to come into the Republican fold, so that our voices are heard.
I ask you to go to the NRAAC website at www.nraacaucus.org and see what we are all about. Then pray about this and see if you are one of the ones who God is saying, “I call you to take a stand on the other side (the Republican Party), so that you can make a difference.”
Also see if perhaps God is calling you to serve in a leadership capacity. In November, we will be making new appointments of regional and state chairs, and advisory board and national board members. If you are interested, and decide to become a member, you may submit your name, bio/resume for consideration.
I look forward to those of you who are godly and truly believe in justice and compassionate, yet self-responsibility and responsible government, joining our ranks!
…And for those of you who already are Republicans, we welcome you to the family of African American Republicans.
Let’s ALL go forth, and make a positive difference regardless of which party we are in!
Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and to pass this e-mail on. Tennessee also has a state caucus at www.tnraacaucus.org. The websites for other states should be up by the end of October 2010. We welcome members from all states!
Look forward to hearing from you and even seeing you at the April 9th – 10th NRAAC Conference. Our theme: Setting the Republican Agenda to Include People of Color.
In His Service,
Dr. Jean Howard-Hill, Nat’l Chair
Would you please pray for us and for our finances?
I know that this financial crisis is affecting the whole world, but for a missionary family overseas support is vital, not only for the ministry, to reach new communities with the saving message of the Gospel, but for our survival as well.
Unfortunately, since this crisis, a few supporting individuals lost their job and a couple of supporting churches closed down, so we got to the point that right now we are losing around $ 600.00 of monthly support and we don't even have a single penny on our account. We also have a debt of $2.500.00 on our credit card! We have never been this bad in finances for the past 24 years, since we began our ministry in Italy. So, please pray for us and for our finances. We don't want to give up and surrender to the attack of the enemy!
If you like to see something about our ministry, you can watch our Photo Show at: http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=sNAsWI15S-s, or you can visit our site at: www.operitaly.org, and also you can join our Five-Fold Ministries Group at: http://five-fold-ministeries.ning.com/profile/ApostleAbelAureli.
The enemy knows that in order to carry on our ministry we need to raise support from overseas because contrary to the general belif, in Italy there are only 0.5% of born Again believers, and many Catholics consider us a "cult", like the J.W., the Mormons or the Moonies!
Again, I do understand the bat times are in the USA as well, but the Cananian woman responding to Jesus, said: "even the dogs, feed themselves from the crumbs which fall from the table of their owners"! So, we are not asking for what belongs to your church, to your missionaries or to your family, but for the crumbs! We are doing what Jesus Himself told us to do, and that's to "ask, to seek and to knock", then it's up to you to respond as the Lord leads you. So, thank you for your prayers and for any help you will be able to provide.
You can send your Tax-deductible donations through PayPal at email@example.com, or you can make your check payable to: "International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF)" and mail it to: P.O. Box 32366 - Minneapolis, MN 55432-0366. Please add a note in the envelope, which says that it's for Operation Italy!
Thank you and God bless you a "million times over", for your love and for your care.