From Larry Rogers
Homeschooled Child Kidnapped by DSS in Mass.
Folks, I received this prayer request from a dear friend of mine. She vouches for the authenticity of this situation, and I have known her as an honorable Christian sister for many years. The state of Massachusetts has taken a precious 7-year old girl from her homeschooling mom for "educational neglect" the day before her birthday. The police had no warrant, no nothing.
This is a series of emails I have received over the past week or so:
Dear Friends and Family in Christ,
It is now 6 p.m. EST. Our youngest daughter, Debbie called us a little over an hour ago in tears. Two armed policemen just left her home with her little girl, Marcedes. The reason? Educational neglect! Debbie was homeschooling Marcedes. These policemen literally pulled Marcedes out of Debbie's arms, ripping her sweater off of this precious little girl-our granddaughter-in the process.
Debbie called her lawyer, who is seeking to find out the whereabouts of Marcedes. It is Friday, the weekend is upon us. Offices are closed.
Marcedes was almost hysterical. We were to celebrate her 7th birthday tomorrow with a family gathering, which she was eagerly anticipating.
Debbie has asked that we contact each of our praying friends, etc. and ask that you pray, as well as ask your church families to pray and any friends, etc. that you know that are prayer warriors to join with us in prayer. We ~ Bill and myself ~ are angry, as well as in a state of shock. I am afraid that these 'things' have always happened to other people ... and now it is here at our doors. Please be aware that Marcedes, a first grader, is reading at 3rd grade level. Her Math skills are above her age level, etc. Marcedes is a precocious, bright little girl, who loves people and loves to talk. She is a very busy little girl .. and we love her very much ...
Tears are streaming down my face at this point, so I will close. Bill has read this and asks that you uphold Marcedes, Billy & Debbie in your prayers. A Christian lawyer, who deals exclusively with fighting DSS will be coming in on Monday. BRETHREN, WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS!!!!!!!
Thank you! In His love and only by His sovereign grace ~ how thankful we are to realize that EVEN this, our heavenly Father is in control of.
Bill & Marianne Ps. 46 William Plenge