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REPENT, v. To sorrow or be pained for sin, as a violation of God's holy law, a dishonor to his character and government, and the foulest ingratitude to a Being of infinite benevolence.

This report will update you on the recent evangelistic work of REPENT AMERICA. Our ministry is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of America, and strives to be in the full will of God and to adhere entirely to the teachings of the Bible. We have a passion for the lost to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the Truth. As Christians, we know there is a literal hell where the unsaved will burn for all eternity, therefore, we act upon this Truth without reservation.

1/21/03 Harrisburg, PA-- Christians travel to the capital of Pennsylvania to picket and proclaim the Gospel at the inauguration ceremony of newly-elected Governor Edward Rendell. Those who participated were Randy Beckman, Linda Beckman, Nancy Major, Christine Major, Mark Diener, Joseph Christian, Susan Startzell, and myself.

Upon arrival, we saw media gathering outside of Grace Methodist Church near the Capitol building. Rendell was soon expected there for a service. We held our anti-abortion signs outside of this church until he arrived. As he was being interviewed by news reporters on camera, I called him to repentance. After he entered the church, we moved over to the Capitol building area where the inauguration ceremony was being held. It was there that the police tried to prevent us from exposing the reality of abortion on the public sidewalk. Under the threat of arrest they forced us to move to the other side of the street.

Later in the day we lined the street with our message as Rendell's inaugural parade passed by. This was an especially excellent opportunity for hundreds of high school students participating in the parade to see the reality of abortion, most of them for the first time.

On Jan. 22, the Philadelphia Daily News ran a cover story on the inaugural ceremony. The first article of the newspaper second paragraph reads:

9:15AM Michael Marcavage of Lansdowne had some less-than-supportive words for Rendell as he headed into a church service. Marcavage, an anti-abortion protester, held a sign that said: "What Pennsylvania has sown, it shall reap. Wicked Governor Ed Rendell."

"Mr. Rendell is an advocate and proponent of abortion. "We're calling him on it. I confronted him. I started talking to him. I said, 'Mr. Rendell, you need to repent."

1/22/03 Washington, DC-- Several travel to the nation's Capitol to the March for Life to preach and engage the Catholic people in discussion about their religion. Several Catholic men carry a large statue of Mary on their shoulders through the march. In front of the Supreme Court building, a large group of Catholics began to engage in vain repitious prayers before the statue of Mary as it was held high before them. I stood in front of the statue and interrupted their repitious prayers with the word of God, preaching to them about idolatry. Outraged Catholics began to push, yell, and shove rosaries in my face. A larger group of people gathered as the gospel was preached and those engaged in the idolatrous act were called to repentance. I also gave my testimony of being born and raised in the Catholic church and how at one time I too practiced its rituals and traditions, such as rosary services and all night vigils dedicated to the virgin Mary. I then told them that it was through reading the Bible I came to know the truth and was saved. Afterward, I was approached by several Protestant people in genuine thankfulness. Joseph Christian, Susan Startzell, and Khaleel Fergueson had informative dialogue with some of the Catholic people in the area of the idol.

It is my prayer that the Catholic people would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. From practicing the rituals of religion to becoming saved and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have come a long way. It grieves my heart to see Catholic people reject Christ and embrace religion.

An excellent tract to give to devout Catholics is "Why is Mary Crying?" from Chick Publications. You can read, view, and order it here:

Serving the King, Michael Marcavage


"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

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