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Topic: Ow! (01/07/10)
TITLE: Early Exodus Report: Elite Team 144 Requested
By Holly Westefeld
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Reported by: Agent 40
I send this summary and report in both our tongue and the predominate planetary language, "English," to provide an added dimension of life on "Earth." Yes, it is some 120 days early, but no further time is necessary to complete my assignment, as the summary alone will profoundly illustrate. It includes only the most pertinent entries, but will demonstrate dire need.
My personal cloaking device was undetectable by intelligent life, but was twice compromised.
I happened upon a lovely, artistic building, and slipped inside, discovering that there were "people" (the Spirit-indwelt inhabitants) who were worshipping the Creator! They praised Him in song, and feasted upon His Word. Knowledge of Him has not been lost on this planet.
Today I followed the expectant mother I have been observing in to a “hospital,” (a large medical facility.) She was in obvious discomfort, but was alone, no sign of the father. It became clear that this was a place where people gather to give birth, and that it is a profession to assist them in doing so. She grimaced when a needle was pressed in to her skin, but shortly afterwards her cries of "ow" ceased. Quite some time later, the baby was born, and the mother was still alone. After being cleaned and dressed, I was surprised when he was not returned to her, but was taken to a room with other babies, where one of the workers cuddled him, providing some sort of nourishment through an artificial feeder.
I have continued to watch the developments at the hospital. The mother left on day 34, but I remained to see what would become of the baby. Today, a couple arrived, and the boy was given to them. They both appeared to weep with joy, signed some documents, and left with the child as though he were their own.
I followed one family with a couple of young children and an infant home from the market. It had not seemed that the parents were very happy to have them, and I was horrified to find out just how bad the situation was. After sitting down with a foul-smelling beverage to watch some form of sporting entertainment, the boy tried to climb onto his father's lap, but was shoved so hard that he crashed in to a small nearby table. The mother scurried in to the room and carried the crying boy away. Not long after, the man yelled for the woman to bring him more refreshment. It would seem that she did not do it as rapidly as he desired, and he started to strike her. I know that we are not supposed to make our presence known during reconnoitering, but I could not stand idly by and watch him cause her pain. I think he will think twice before doing that again.
Today, I observed people interacting in an area of the city that was in great disrepair. Many made covert transactions for substances which they subsequently ingested through needles. I can only conjecture that the stupor or altered consciousness may have temporarily numbed emotional pain.
I followed an obviously expectant mother in to a smaller medical office today. I suppose it was some type of intermittent examination. She received something from a needle, then went to a nearby multi-person lodging called a "hotel."
The woman at the hotel appeared to be in great distress today, alone, and it seemed that she was experiencing birth pains like the women I had observed at hospitals. the needle had not helped her pain.
The woman returned to the medical office today, in much torment, both physical and emotional. In the examination room, it became apparent that she was to deliver the child there--no nice bed--and the staff did not seem to have the same love and joy as at the hospitals. Nothing had prepared me for what came next. There was nothing I could have done, at least nothing I could do by the time I grasped, with horror, the worker's lethal intent with the sharpened instrument... All present turned very pale when I was unable to stifle my "ow!"
So there must be no delay! Please do everything possible to expedite the arrival of our elite missionary team 144. The earthly worshippers of the Creator need all the reinforcements we can provide to help this planet in pain.
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