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During this joyous Christmas season, we give thanks to God for the blessings of family, friends and freedom. And we thank you for your activism, prayers and financial support of Texas Eagle Forum during the past year.
What a year it has been! With the stunning election night victory of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, God has stirred up our nation in hope for the future, and we, as citizens, must make the most of this opportunity and continue to be faithful to pray without ceasing.
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Tim. 2:1-2
As the scripture says above, we are called to pray for our leaders, so let’s be diligent and faithful both to pray and to be engaged in the governmental process. We, here at Texas Eagle Forum, will begin the new year with thanksgiving and hope – hope for our children and grandchildren, hope for America, and hope that our nation will once again be that shining city on a hill, a true beacon of freedom in the world.
When the 85th Legislative Session opens in Austin on January 10, 2017, Texas Eagle Forum will be there to be your voice to keep Texas conservative and our families safe. We are thrilled to work alongside several other strong, liberty-minded grassroots organizations, and as a completely volunteer grassroots army, Texas Eagle Forum is uniquely positioned to make a difference in Austin.
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We believe that our political and cultural agenda is your agenda and worth fighting for.
- Working for the passage of American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) – to safeguard our constitutional rights against foreign law that would encroach on those rights in our courts. Similar bills have already passed in ten states; it is time to add Texas to that growing list.
- Protecting religious liberties in the state of Texas and our nation. We support the “Privacy for Women and Children” legislation which protects our most vulnerable. Everyone’s rights should be considered not just a few. Already girls are losing positions in sporting competitions to boys identifying as females and some sexual predators are using the opportunities given through these “bathroom bills” to prey on young women. This nonsense must be stopped!
- Continuing to stand strong on the LIFE issue. There are a number of important pieces of legislation being put forward this session that deal with life from conception to the grave.
- Fighting back against the horrendous human trafficking here in our state. We will do everything in our power to find answers for these women being used and abused, their children, and redemption for the people involved. We will be working with other effective para-church and activist groups that are making a difference and do what we can to help with this growing tragedy.
- Securing the Texas electrical grid from a cyber or physical terrorist activity or from a natural catastrophic Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) event. Texas has a tremendous advantage here to lead the nation since we are the ONLY state with its own electrical grid!
- Remaining vigilant to protect our borders, the Second Amendment and ending Texas sanctuary cities that are allowing illegal aliens a haven from the enforcement of immigration laws.
- Working to expose and push back against educational and environmental fads pushed on our public-school students. Our TEF Vice-President MerryLynn Gerstenschlager, who just returned from another UN Climate Change meeting in Morocco, has kept this her number one focus throughout the years.
In 2017, Texas Eagle Forum will continue to offer a powerful and compelling, pro-family VOICE that can make a decisive difference in Austin… but we need your help.
I must be honest and say this is the hardest part for me, but it is necessary. We have many hopes and ideas to reach this state with our pro-life, pro-family and pro-liberty values and action plans but we need your voices and we need the finances to do it.
Educating activists, communicating our message, and encouraging others to get involved in this fight all cost money. Would you consider helping us with a generous year-end gift of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, or $50 online? You can also set up recurring monthly donations online as well to help us throughout 2017.
As I stated at the beginning, we have a small window of opportunity to make an impact. I am committed. Will you join us? This year has proven one thing, prayer and citizen action, produces victory…and the impact of this victory will affect generations of Americans. There was a lot at stake during 2016 and 2017 will not be any different. We are counting on you to stand strong with us.
May you and your family have a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Pressing onward into 2017,
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During the month of October – we took Texas Eagle Forum on the road with three events in three cities – Dallas, Flower mound, and Midland, inviting new people and introducing them to the vision and purpose of our cause. Trayce Bradford, the new President, with the help of our hosts, Cindi & David Castilla, Debbie & Steve Watts, and Duryn & Brandon Hodges and our special guests State Representative Matt Rinaldi and State Senator Konni Burton shared how important Texas Eagle Forum is to the State of Texas and our legislators in Austin. It is never easy to build a grassroots army across the state but we are commissioned to do it and are so greatly appreciated by the legislators that we work with and stand shoulder to shoulder with.
Our goals for the these evenings were to build support on the fundraising side of this organization, finding willing volunteers to join us down in Austin during the legislative session, giving people the tools to communicate with their family and friends about our issues, and working together to keep the State of Texas the beacon of freedom in our nation. We came away so blessed to meet and connect with so many – signing up monthly partners with TEF and connecting them to us in preparation for 2017.
If you would like to host Texas Eagle Forum in your home, church, or business, we would love to come and share what we are doing around the State. Contact Trayce and get moving.
Join us as we take Austin by storm in January 2017. If you can’t go, please send us as willing volunteers to get this important work done. You can donate one time or monthly re-occurring donations here.
Thank you for partnering with us.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7
As we take time today to reflect on all we have been given in this nation, I am thanking God for faith, family and friends like you. Thankful that though many of us have never met, you are an encouragement us at Texas Eagle Forum to keep on the front lines. I hope we do that for you as well. God has blessed us with an incredible gift in this nation and the honor of working together to see that it is a place were liberty remains and hope is the basis for our next steps.
I am blessed beyond words to be an Eagle, a Texan an American, a wife, a mother, daughter, sister and above all a child of the King.
My family and I pray a blessing over each of you and your families today for peace, provision and wisdom that comes from above. There is much to do in the coming year, I look forward to this journey with you.
Thanking God for America and praying for her future!
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7
A variety of opportunities, like the training we held with Lt. Col. Allen West, in September are happening around the states. By working in a coalition of conservatives, we are doubling even tripling our effectiveness and learning so much more about many pertinent issues. Texas Eagle Forum wants to be a good partner in the conservative movement. We don’t have to have out fingerprints on something, we are going to work with wisdom, and when we can partner with others that have expertise in an area, it is a win win for us all.
Texas Eagle Forum has had the opportunity to sit on panels both at Tea Party meetings, Republican Club meetings, and policy think tanks alongside some fabulous patriots – for example recently Trayce was on a panel with National Center for Policy Analysis speaking to collegiate scholars about Obligations of Citizenship.
As many of you know every other year – we have a bi-annual banquet at the Republican State Convention and this year’s banquet was incredible. There were days we wondered how it would ever come together, but with prayer, planning and people that had committed to do this job with excellence, it turned out to be a delightful and inspiring evening!
Eddie Dean’s Ranch in downtown Dallas was packed, the BBQ was delish and our speakers -The Benham Brothers, Chief Justice Roy Moore, and former Governor Rick Perry really brought the passion and the truth we all needed to hear. Our state of Texas is a haven of conservative values that will be used to turn this nation around.
We closed out the evening with a blessing over the attendees from State Representative Scott Turner. We wanted to give back to each of them the encouragement needed to continue the fight and an excitement to take our stand together. We really appreciated all the support to help Texas Eagle Forum grow and prosper.
Here are a few pictures from that incredible night.
We here at Texas Eagle Forum want to congratulate President Elect Donald Trump and Vice President Elect Mike Pence, for the history making victory and becoming our 45th President of the United States of America. We look forward to the upcoming transition and watch with hope-filled expectations that President Trump, along with the Senate and the House of Representatives, will work to repair, unify and lead our nation back to greatness.
We are called to pray for our leaders, and we will not shrink back in our duties both to pray and to be engaged in our governmental process. Let’s continue to work to defy the odds and the pundits with results that will move our nation forward united in liberty and justice for all.
“He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” Daniel 2:21
Praying wisdom and knowledge for President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence and all our newly elected officials.