Nahum 1:7-8 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him. [8] But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

Before I say anymore, I want to make it clear that I am not a fanatic but I do believe that God speaks to people in dreams and gives insight and warning. I have had too many dreams literally come to pass that I know when I have a dream from God or just a restless dream.

Right after we left the church in 1991, I had a dream about a young couple in the church. I dreamed that there was a flood and water was just running down the streets. Robert and I were in front of this couple's home in Urbandale and the water was rising. They had a van that was sitting in front of their home and we were trying to keep the water from getting inside. They lived on an incline but the water was rising so fast that we ran to the door to warn them. At the time I had this dream, I in no way envisioned a REAL flood but felt that it would be a flood of problems that would hit the church and that people should get out of there for their own safety. (Like in the scripture above) I wrote down the dream and laid it on the seat of this man's pickup that was parked behind the old school at 6th and Clinton because I knew he wouldn't accept it from me. I heard later that he told someone that he just tore it up and threw it away. But that was OK. My only responsibility is to pass on the message.

July 10, 1993, the Des Moines River flooded downtown Des Moines and even the water plant that supplied water for much of this area. (I even have a video recording of floodwater running down the streets in some of the Urbandale area as well as many other areas during this time.) So I thought that maybe I should try and warn them again just to be sure. I called this young woman and as soon as she heard my voice, she hung up on me. I didn't feel bad towards her because I understood the mindset of these people. I had been there and hung up on people myself. But I was determined to get this message to them somehow. I knew that I had the dream for a reason. I was going through my phone book and I came across the name of a sister in the church whom I felt would listen to me and pass it on. I was right because when I called, she was very sweet and civil and listened to the dream and said that she would pass it on. I don't really know what happened with the couple but did what I felt was right.

There were people in the church who would call me and tell me about the messages and the next message was about my phone call. But it was so twisted out of shape by Lloyd Goodwin; it wasn't even the same message. Of course by this time, I was used to this because he twisted everything that I said. From what I was told, he said that I had prophesied that Urbandale was going to be DESTROYED with a flood and that it would be really soon. I can't remember the timetable he said I had set. Some of you may remember that service. (I know that the lady I spoke to told him the truth but he always twisted it to make it sound like he wanted.)

I felt led to send this letter to Glenn and I don't even know why except that no one else in the past had listened to me. I even sent it under a completely fictitious name and return address because I knew that if I put my address, it wouldn't be opened. I also sent one to June Goodwin since there was a message in the letter for her and I knew she would never get it otherwise. So I sent hers to her house address and put Glenn Goodwin's return address on it. I just mailed it to her for him in a way. Maybe that is not exactly kosher but sometimes you just have to resort to different means to get things across. I was not dealing with rational people here. Later I got a letter of reprimand from the postal Inspector because they turned me in for sending harassing letters. I called the post office and explained and they said it was just a formality and they had heard these things before.

The reason that I sent the letter to June Goodwin is because a friend of mine, Kim Shaw, had a dream in which she felt that Lloyd Goodwin was trying to harm June in some way. This woman had never met Lloyd or June and had never seen the dining hall of the church on Meredith. She had been in the sanctuary but not the part she saw in her dream. She described the dining hall to a "T." There is no other way she could have done that except for that dream being from the Lord. She and I even drove over to the house on 54th and pulled into the driveway and prayed for June's safety. We asked that angels be posted to watch over her.

On July the 21st, 1993, this same young woman was in Omaha, Nebraska with her parents because they had no water in their area and her husband wanted her to stay there until the water came back on. I will never forget the day that she called me and told me that she had been praying for me and the Lord gave her a "word" for me. It was in Jeremiah 20:10 -13, which I listed below. The Lord was telling me that He would be with me like a mighty warrior but my enemy would be thoroughly disgraced. I have seen this happen.

Then as I was reading that scripture, I went back and read the whole chapter as I usually do to get the context. As I read, the Holy Spirit let me know that I was to give this prophetic word from the scriptures to Lloyd Goodwin and those who stood with him in his evil. I want to make that clear because this prophecy was not to those who did not know what was going on but to those who knew, condoned and covered it up at the expense of innocent people.

"I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes you will see them fall by the sword of their enemies. We have literally watched this happen. Within the next four years, his brother in law died of a heart attack, Lee Ray had a heart attack, Lloyd Goodwin died of a heart attack and Vernon died of a brain tumor. Glenn Goodwin had some problems as well shortly after this with seizures. This was not my prophecy. It was God's. I would not want to be in the shoes of anyone who is still standing with Lloyd Goodwin in his evil, even though he is dead.

I will hand over to their enemies all the wealth of this city (or church) - all its products, all its valuables and all the treasures. They will take it away as plunder. (IRS?) This hasn't happened yet but I know that it will. At the time I thought it might be that the IRS would get it but that was a question. Whoever they perceive to be the enemy will end up with their wealth.

And all that live in your house (church or family?) will go into exile. There you will die and be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have prophesied lies. We have watched this happen to a great extent. Many people went into exile in Kingsport, Tennessee, even his wife, June Goodwin, for a couple of years.

I know that I will probably gets a lot of criticism for this but I had to tell it the way it happened. I have no pride in this. I had nothing to do with the prophecy except to pass it on.

The part about Glenn sending a threatening letter to Jill Foley is because she had written me a letter after doing her last article for the Johnston High School. She told me that she had gotten a letter from Glenn Goodwin in a law office envelope and it felt threatening to her.

Now the letter:

July 22, 1993

Dear Glenn:

Greetings, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

I felt that the Holy Spirit directed me to write this letter to you to clarify some misinformation.

I hear through the grapevine that Mr. Goodwin, your uncle, made the statement publicly that I had prophesied that Urbandale would be destroyed by a flood! That is an out and out lie!

I talked with (---) simply to tell her about a dream that I had two years ago about (---) and (---). In the dream, Robert and I had gone to their house to warn them that the flood was coming. At the time I thought it was just a spiritual flood but due to what is going on now feel that it might be literal. The water was running down their street and I know they live in Urbandale. It was rising fast and it seems like the vehicle they had was a van? I know that at the time they had a small pick up and a small station wagon. Perhaps they now have a van?

I said nothing about Urbandale being destroyed! Nor did I set a timetable. I just felt that it would be soon. I don't claim to be a prophet!

My earnest prayer is that this won't happen but Mr. Goodwin should be careful of the words that come from his mouth because he may pronounce his own curse.

I remember the scripture "rejoice not when your enemy falls." I do not rejoice at Mr. Goodwin's judgment. My earnest desire is to see him fall on his face before the Lord, repent, turn from his wicked ways and be forgiven and healed.

The Lord has already spoken to him these words:

"I have warned you, you have refused to repent, you are judged!"

Now the Lord wants to warn HIS PEOPLE in Gospel Assembly of the impending judgment.

Jeremiah 20:1-6 to Lloyd L. Goodwin and those who stand with him in his evil.

"Your name will change." For this is what the Lord says:

"I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes you will see them fall by the sword of their enemies. I will hand over to their enemies all the wealth of this city (or church) - all it's products, all it's valuables and all the treasures. They will take it away as plunder. (IRS?) And all that live in your house (church or family?) will go into exile. There you will die and be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have prophesied lies.

This is the word (Rhema) that the Lord spoke to me: (The word Rhema means a personal word from God whereas Logos means the written word of God.)

Jeremiah 20: 10-11

"I hear many whispering, "Terror on every side! Report her! "Let's report her!" All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying, "Perhaps she will be deceived, then we will prevail over her and take our revenge on her." But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.

Please inform Sister June that I am praying for her, not only for her health but also for her safety and peace of mind. The Lord has heard her cry and will protect her. Angels have been dispatched for her protection. (It was years later when I heard that Lloyd Goodwin actually had papers prepared telling ministers that June Goodwin was going to die or was dead and that God had given him Bridget to be his wife. Was he trying to get rid of her?)

Glenn, I know that Mr. Goodwin instructed you to do it, but aren't you a little ashamed to send threatening letters to 17 year old girls? (Jill Foley)

The Lord also has shown me that there are people in Gospel Assembly that would see that God is with me.

Sincerely in Christ,

Wanda Mason