an email “toward” President Obama

14 Mar

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Hearing that President Obama is scheduled to visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem next week, I sent him an email.

Mr. President –

While you are in Bethlehem, please keep your ears open to hear anything about the Cremisan Valley in the Beit Jala area of Bethlehem. There is a “win-win” opportunity in the Cremisan Valley for both the Palestinians and the Israelis. Adding in how it would be a “win” situation for you and for the United States, there is in the Cremisan Valley a “win-win-win” opportunity. My prayers will be for your safety and your success, especially during your visit to Bethlehem (and Beit Jala). You are a brave man, in more ways than one, for committing yourself to visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.

Father Rob Waller, Pastor, St. Andrew Catholic Church, Milford, Ohio.

I don’t have his personal email address, of course. So, I guess I sent it “toward” him, through the White House website, realistically assuming that it might not ever “arrive” to him. But who knows? I did mark it “important.” That should get the attention of his staff, don’t you think, and make them want to rush it right to his desk in the Oval Office or take it upstairs to him and interrupt his breakfast? I added my telephone number, too, just in case he wants to call. Drat! I gave them the one at the office. I should have given them my cell phone number.

5 Responses to “an email “toward” President Obama”

  1. Char March 14, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    With God’s grace and timing it will get there!! Anything “Catholic” seems to be newsworthy right now and I feel like I’ve hit God’s jackpot! I am a professed secular Franciscan, and I’ve worked at JSC in the 80’s, X grad too!! His name is after his church, too, St Francis of Assisi,not one of the other “Francis’s”! Blessings, Char

  2. Charlene Hinners March 14, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Thank you, thank you!!! Char

  3. Marilyn Lane March 14, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Maybe everyone in the Parish should copy and send to him. Like a form letter to a representative…you know, power in numbers to get the message to him. Just a thought.

  4. Waseim Kasabry March 16, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    I dont know if he will understand……

  5. samia March 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Thank you father ,My hope that your message reaches and he could read it.

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