Will we take a stand? Pastor Harmon Yaltartai and the Faith Revival Temple Church have been in a choke hold by the city of West Haven, CT for nearly two years now. There's something terribly wrong with what appears to be a "delay them long enough and they'll either give up or fold" approach taken by the city.
Pastor Harmon is requesting that we show up for the next meeting scheduled with the zoning commission. I'll be there and hope to bring some of my folks with me. The following letter is from Pastor Harmon. Can we count on you?
Dear Pastor Todd:
Holy greetings in Jesus’ precious name! Little over a week ago, the New Haven Register captured the story of our ordeal with the West Haven Zoning Commission. The battle has been on for about two years and has drained us financially. We are hanging on by the grace and mercy of God.
The church has been held back for six parking spaces, which after many months of search and architectural work we have obtained! The commission is not happy and is still trying to find way to deny us the needed permit.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 7:30 there will be public hearing at the West Haven City Hall on the second floor. We are kindly asking fellow pastors and members to turn out in our support. This is just not a battle for Pastor Harmon /Faith Revival Temple Church. The new ordinance passed by West Haven Zoning Commission showed that the city does not want churches to come in; this battle is against God’s Church.
Thanks in advance for your time and support, and we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.
Truly in Christ,
Rev. Harmon D. Yalartai