Friday, March 27, 2009

Matt heading to McLennan County...

McLennan County deputies bringing former minister Baker back to Waco
Tommy Witherspoon -
"McLennan County deputies are in route back to Waco from Kerrville with former Baptist minister Matt Baker.

Sheriff Larry Lynch said deputies picked up Baker this afternoon from the Kerr County Jail and should have him back in McLennan County and booked into the county jail on Highway 6 tonight." (read more)


kelly said...

Do you think the good people of Kerrville have learned? Or will they once again cough up the money for his bail? Do they just think that a preacher wouldn't commit murder. I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Trust me when I say that there are many "Kerrvilians" who do NOT believe in his self-proclaimed innocence. Try not to bash an entire town just because some who have known him for many years are supporting him. We never want to believe that someone we grew up with could be capable of something so outrageous.

Shannon said...

Thanks for commenting. I am certain that there are many, many people in Kerrville that do not believe in Matt's innocence. I have heard from MANY of them and they adamantly don't buy his innocence act and say the majority of people they know don't either. I know there are some long-time family friends that are hanging on and praying that he is innocent. I'm not angry with them. I feel sad for them. They will be hurt when the truth comes out.

Kari's mom said...

Thank you for your honest sentiments, Kerrvillian, and for your feedback, Shannon.

Right now, I am so overwhelmed. I knew this day would come. I always knew. I know the evidence. Still, I am also so very sad. My precious granddaughters are the most tragic victims. I can’t begin to imagine the terror in their little hearts.

I am not going to say much more because I am searching for wisdom and forgiveness here. I regret any comments I made in the media after Matt’s arrest. I didn’t say much but I wish I hadn’t said anything. I don’t want to bring more pain for my granddaughters. I don’t want to bring additional pain to anyone. I do believe that when a person takes another life, that person should be held accountable. The system is working. As Shannon has posted, “justice delayed is still justice.”

I am praying for Matt and his family…for Vanessa and her family. I don’t write this with any pious generosity. This isn’t easy for me. In fact, it is an incredible struggle. I am such a flawed work in progress. I want so badly for my thoughts and actions to show that I seek the Lord in all I do. Mainly I fail. Thank goodness for His grace. I know it will shine on all who seek Him.

For those who believe in the power of prayers, please lift up my granddaughters. Let them emerge from this to become whole and healthy adults. To justice. To healing.

sadie said...

Dear Linda and Family,

Your torment is something no one else can completely understand. I hope the latest news brings you some relief and hope. We are praying fervently and faithfully for you and for the girls.

We pray for peace of mind, for justice, for healed hearts, and for the good memories to win out over the pain you have endured.

My wish is that you can feel the love and support of so many people who care about what you have gone through, and who are standing strong beside you until justice is served, and beyond...

There is much healing to do... and our God will dry every tear and hold you tenderly to His heart. He will never desert you and His love will never fail you. Great is His faithfulness.

May it be well with your soul.

With love and prayers,

Jason H said...

Linda and Family,

My family and church family continue to pray for you. I hope that every one of your prayers are answered.

For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

May Jesus continue to wrap his arms around you and envelop your heart and soul with his love. I pray that your family can some day receive the closure you seek. I pray that you will be reunited with your sweet grand daughters and that they will see his light in you.

May God bless you all the days of your life. May your every prayer and each prayer on your behalf be answered. Walk with him, hold his hand and look to him always.

With Love In Christ,

Jason H