July 12, 2019 | Dr. Bill Wells, Mayor, El Cajon, California
California needs your prayers. The book Destined for the Throne may be the best book I’ve read on prayer and it says that “God will not act unless we pray.” California needs God to act. Once the envy of the world with beautiful landscapes, perfect climate, thriving economy, robust agriculture and of course the world leader in entertainment, California now is sick and broken and stumbling towards death. California needs your prayers.
Mayor Wells was the special guest on our July 5, 2019 prayer call. What he shared was shocking and the prayer times were powerful. Did you miss it? Listen to the recording any time–dial 712-775-7432 (participant code 2452) or watch by clicking link below.
I have the perspective of being the Mayor of El Cajon, a city in San Diego County, and I am also a psychologist and a business owner. Our cities are overrun by the homeless. These poor zombie-like people roam the streets; some are psychotic from drug use, some are predators and all are helpless and hopeless. California has increased the number of people on food stamps by 123%. California is only one state but it accounts for over 30% of the people on welfare. Only 6 out of 10 adults work. Every major city has homeless problems and some have seen the rise of tent cities.
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These calamities have not come on by chance. California has passed several laws that have “decriminalized homelessness.” In fact, California has been very focused on realignment which is the concept of decriminalizing many crimes so as to empty the prisons as much as possible. New laws have made it a minor offense to shoplift up to $950 and to sell or use most drugs. California is a scoff law state legalizing marijuana and refusing to enforce immigration laws. New proposed laws would make it impossible to stop some children from having sex change operations. New and graphic sex education programs are targeted at kindergarteners and families no longer have the ability to exempt their children. New proposed laws would take away a cities right to control low income housing so that developers could build what they want, where they want, with no design standards with the permission of the state but not the local community.
California assaults business owners and people who work, with high income taxes, gas taxes, sales taxes and a multitude of impossible to meet housing and climate change fees. Californians are being bludgeoned with fees associated with driving a car because the Sacramento leftists believe that the state has the obligation to force people out of their cars. As a result families and businesses are fleeing California leaving less and less people to shoulder the burden of those who will not work.
I believe however that California can be saved. The extreme views of the hard left are inculcated into the government at all levels, but I do not believe they represent the majority of the people. It’s true that churches have seen decreasing attendance and the state is more hostile to religion and people of faith, but I see hope and not defeat when I talk to believers I meet.
I would encourage all the people of the nation to pray for California. Pray for the people and pray for the government. Pray for those trapped in poverty, drug addiction, homelessness, sex trafficking, violence, pain, and despair. Pray for leaders who still honor God and pray most of all for a revival. Revivals have happened in California before; why not now?
Dr. Bill Wells is the Mayor of the City of El Cajon which is a city just east of San Diego in California. He is also has a doctorate in psychology and owns a behavioral health company. He has been a guest on shows like Tucker Carlson, Fox and Friends and Fox Business talking about homelessness, sanctuary state issues and faith. He has written for many publications such as Charisma Magazine. Currently he is running for the US Congress in California’s 50th District.