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This is our Corps Notes section where we will present
our notes taken from numerous Corps meetings. These notes will be based on our best
recollections from these meetings.
These notes will be written in an unslanted
way. It is not our objective to skew the notes or present them in a way that
deliberately portrays The Way and its trustees in a bad light. We believe that you should
be allowed draw your own conclusions.
These notes will be as accurate as we can make them,
but our recollections are not perfect on all these issues. We believe however, that the
substance of the notes will be essentially accurate even if we get some slight details
These are our personal notes from the weekly
Corps meetings. They are very limited in their content.
As Martindale usually talks non stop for hours
during these meetings, these notes were only intended to trigger my memory back to that
subject being discussed.
These notes in no way represent all that he
said. These notes do not convey the manner (and many times anger and outright fury) with
which some of these topics were presented.
A typical Corps Morning is two to three hours
long. It begins at 9 AM each Wednesday morning in the Prevailing Word Auditorium at TWI HQ
and is attended by all the Way Corps serving at TWI HQ. Telephone hookups are mandatory
for the "field" corps. These hookups to the meeting are normally played back at
night time so that the "field" Corps can continue their secular work.
Corps Morning usually begins with the Associate
Corps Director - Rico Magnelli, doing a review of the previous week, and then reading a
list of Way Corps Status Changes (people who have "lost their salt" and have
been dropped from the ranks).
Way Productions will usually play some music.
Occasionally that music will feature songs that are not heard by the general Way follower
The song "Wash My Feet in the Blood
of the Wicked" is very popular and usually receives uproarious applause.
This song features lyrics about God's enemies being killed (those who have "lost
their salt"). During the performance of this song by Mike Martin and the
Singing Ladies, a large blood red backdrop is displayed on the stage.
This song was going to be played at a Way Sunday
Service, but martindale was advised against it. It has therefore only been performed for
It has been played for the Way Corps on a few
occasions and it was played once at the Advanced Class special in Dallas Texas which about
2800 advanced class graduated attended.
|Corps Morning 03/11/98
|Martindale - Why all
of a sudden do we have to make so many cuts? - 15K
|Corps Morning 04/01/98
|Harm Olthouse (pilot
of the "Athletes" plane gets "busted back", dropped from the Corps and
has his good reputation savagely ripped apart by Craig Martindale. Harm and Debra are now
going back in the Corps training next year. - 19K
|Corps Morning 04/08/98
|Howard and Emogene
Allen go "emeritus". This announcement was made just a couple of weeks after the
"emergency financial measures" were announced. The wording in LCM's overall
remarks made it clear that it was his (LCM's) decision to retire Howard. It did not appear
to be something that Howard had initiated. - 17K
|Corps Morning 05/27/98
|Final Corps Morning
before the infamous Summer Advanced Class at HQ. Mostly Martindale on financial emergency
concerns and continued encouragement to the Corps to keep their belts tightened.
|VP & Me
This might take a couple of minutes to open -
it's worth it though.
|Extensive notes taken
during the private Way Corps only "VP & Me" class. Approx 17 hours of class.
"VP & Me" is an unpublished tribute book that Martindale wrote
for Victor Paul Wierwille. This class is required for all in-residence Corps.
|Opening Corps Night 09-07-1994
|Notes from - opening
Corps Night on Sept 7th 1994 - This is the first Corps meeting after the infamous ROA
where a homosexual witch-hunt in the ranks of Way followers was instigated. Homo purge
theme dominates this meeting. An extremely angry tone prevailed throughout the hours long
meeting. Sept 1994 - 46K
|Corps Notes from 09-14-94
|Notes from the Corps
night meeting on 09-14-94.
More on Homosexual
purges and startling new revelations from Martindale concerning teen sex that would
provide an excuse to cancel the ROA festival.
The Rock of Ages is referred to as "Score Week" and
"F**K Fest" -- Sept 1994 - 31K
|Corps Notes from 09-28-94
|More on the homo
witch-hunt - details on the 94 ROA and teen sex orgies - 15K
|Corps Notes from 10-05-94
|Main theme -
Preparation - 41K
|Corps Notes from 10-12-94
The next step is that we cannot wait for them to admit it. - A genuine spiritual suspicion among leaders is enough. -
Student Debt not allowed - Generally wrong to invest in the stock market...
|Exact transcription of
an audio tape that Martindale sent to the Way Corps. It was an angry follow up on the
"bribery" letter. 1997 approx - 34K