We are gaining ground in our support to free Max Villatoro. This afternoon, Max's wife, Gloria was interviewed by an editor at the Associated Press. We have established contact with an official in the Washington office of DHS. Gloria has delivered a request for a Stay of deportation for Max in Omaha today. Tim Detweiler reports that the officials in the office receive her request courteously. Max's lawyer is now asking for one more short of support. Karla Stoltzfus Detweiler sends the following request:
Doors--and hearts-- are miraculously opening on behalf of Max and the Villatoro family! Many people have been speaking out on their behalf, and it seems that the authorities are listening.
We are requesting one more strong show of support. We need as many signed letters as possible to be delivered to Max's lawyer by Monday morning. Please write letters that attest to Max's character and request for him to be reunited with his family and sign the letter, either by hand or using an electronic signature. Letters may be short, even just a paragraph long.
If you could collect letters from your congregation members this Sunday, that would be wonderful. We could then somehow coordinate getting the letters to Iowa City by Monday morning.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the email address below.
Thank you to all who have been praying and showing support to Max, Gloria, their family and congregation!
With wild hope,
You can send signed letters to Karla at:
Bring Max Back!
Central Plains Pastor Max Villatoro was deported to Honduras on Friday, March 20 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Max and his wife Gloria are the pastors of Iglesia Torre Fuerte in Iowa City. Join us in prayer that Max can be reunited with his family and congregation, and join us in offering financial support to the Villatoro family.