For thirty-eight years, Donna Holman had been fighting for the pre-born, but seven years ago the Lord gave her a partner to stand with her when she married Dan. Since then, the Holmans have been a team, and their Truth Van can be seen on any given day through out the nation at the death camps, as they plead with the women who come to have their unborn infants killed at the hands of the butchers for hire, called abortion doctors.
Tirelessly the Holmans and others labor nearly day and night with scant funds or rest to fight against this Goliath of national wickedness. It is the Truth Van with the huge aborted fetuses on the sides that garner the most hatred from those that pass by. Dan and Donna have experienced everything. From the authorities they have received arrests, torturous handcuffs, nights in jails, long sentences, unfair probations and in Dan’s case, in essence, even banishment from one state.
On January 15, 2008, Donna was kept in solitary confinement in the Iowa City, Iowa jail because she refused to stand naked before her captors to be patted down. Because of her Christian modesty, they mocked her by putting her in the cold cell with no blanket. Finally when they realized that she wasn’t going to give in to their diabolical whims, they finally did allow her a covering toward morning. http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Editorial-Page.htm?Info=0028579.
Besides persecution from state authorities, the Holmans have been spat on, kicked, cursed, mocked, and run off the road by enraged drivers who were driven mad by their signs of truth.
However, Dan feels that he may have providentially been saved from death when he refused bail in a court room in Michigan last year. It was when Jim Pouillon was shot and killed in front of the High School in Oswosso, Michigan on September 11, 2009. If Dan had chosen the terms of release, rather than staying in jail, he would have stayed at Jim Pouillon’s home and no doubt would have gone with him to display his pictures on behalf of the 4,000 unborn that are killed every day in America. As Jim stood in front of the Oswosso High School that morning, a lone gunman shot him three times in the chest. http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Editorial-Page.htm?Info=0070799.
The streets are becoming very dangerous for street preachers, abortion protestors and others who are engaged in public ministry. Two young preachers were shot execution style while witnessing to a young man in South Florida last year. There have also been several other incidents.
In these times when toleration is being touted for ungodliness of all kinds, there is less and less toleration for the godly and those that are trying to hold the line for God and against evil. Dan Holman again has experienced this demonic spirit first hand as the following account will attest.
Dan Holman’s First Hand Account of the Attack on Him
July 12th 6:30 p.m.
Donna and I had just returned to our home in Keokuk, Iowa from a 3 day Wisconsin trip. I took my bike to the store to get a few groceries. As I passed a neighbor's house a block away, I heard him yell obscenities; they seemed to be directed at me but I did look back or respond; I forgot about it until after the assault.
When I was returning from the store the man (whom I do not know) was standing at the end of his driveway and asked if he could talk to me about "what we do." I said sure and he invited me to come into his house. I got off my bike and walked halfway up his driveway and he asked me 3 times "Do you have any guns?" I immediately stopped and told him "This is as far as I am going. What do you want to know?" He said "What positive thing are you doing?" I told him "We go down to the abortion clinics..." and he grew agitated and said "No! What are you doing that is positive?" I said "We go to college campuses" and he said, "I could kill you!" I told him I was leaving and turned to get on my bike when he grabbed me by the throat and tried to strangle me. I broke his stranglehold and he rushed at me knocking me backwards to the ground. I pinned his arms under mine and he started head butting me. He hit me the face with his head and bit me in the arm. He hung on to my bicep with his teeth for 30 seconds. I was shouting to the neighbors to call the police. The neighbors disappeared out of sight. A woman across the street later told me "I do not want to get involved."
He had stomped on the wheels of my bike and broke the carrying basket. I managed to walk the bike to the next block and borrowed another neighbor's phone to call the police. The police arrived 10 minutes later, I told them the story and later drove to the police station. The police told the assaulter to come down to the station, he apparently is giving them a different story. The cop indicated that if I dropped my charge the assaulter would drop his. I said "nothing doing, I want him charged with assault." The cop seemed real reluctant saying "We might have to charge you both with Disorderly Conduct." I said "I want this guy charged with assault, he assaulted me."
"It isn't up to me," the officer replied, "I will take your statements and see where it goes from there."
I have seen the assaulter walk his dogs past my house, and I have seen him in the neighborhood, but we never spoke to each other before this day. Our vehicles and our house have been vandalized multiple times. We had windows broken, tires slashed, messages burned into our lawn, we were egged, and have had other types of vandalism; this is the first time we have been openly and physically attacked in the neighborhood. The man is in his 60's, he gave no indication he was going to attack me. He did not seem to be on drugs or drinking. He seemed to be demon possessed.
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