Miscellaneous Correspondence of Mike Prokes

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MICHAEL PROKES PASSPORT INFORMATION

James Warren Jones Sr.        D146228
Michael Joseph Prokes          D2735282
Stephan Gandhi Jones           D2678687
Lew Eric Jones                       D2678686
James Warren Jones Jr.         D2678688
Timothy Glenn Tupper         D2678695

INSTRUCTIONS:

On Sunday morning Jan 30  you take Braniff airlines from Houston to Mexico City at 7:25 in the morning and arrived in Mixico [Mexico] City at 10:10.

When you get to Mexico City you call the Cuban Consulate at 520-3705 and arrange to go and pick up the visas for all who are going. You must have your passport numbers in order to identify yourself and your own passport. If you get no answer there, call Mr. Ogalbo  at 540-1002.

DO NOT MISS THIS FLIGHT, ABSOLUTELY. IF YOU DO YOU WILL NOT GET TO CUBA AT ALL, SINCE NO ONE WILL HAVE VISAS.

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[Letter written on Peoples Temple letterhead]

October 22, 1976

National Airlines
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128

Dear Sirs,

Please permit me to introduce Mr. Thomas Kice  who is a respected member of Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ. Peoples Temple is a nonprofit Christian Church whose vast humanitarian outreach programs, embracing every age, creed, and race, have become known nationwide. In addition, we have established an agricultural mission in the interior of Guyana to help cope with the problems of a world food shortage.

As Pastor Jones encourages us to travel by United States carriers, our members fly National Airlines and we ship air freight by National Airlines quite regularly. We have been extended the most courteous and efficient service by your agents and representatives in the past, and we trust that fine service will continue.

Our Mr. Kice is traveling on church business related to the Temple’s Agricultural Mission, so we would greatly appreciate your affording him your fullest cooperation.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
/s/ Michael J. Prokes
Michael J. Prokes
Associate Minister

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[Letter written on Peoples Temple letterhead]

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

This is to certify that our San Francisco mother church has been advised by our representatives in Georgetown that we will be able to bring into Georgetown, Guyana, a domestic cat and a domestic dog. I trust that this certification will be sufficient to guarantee their transport by common carrier in place of an Import Permit, issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Health, which has been issued but which has not had time to arrive by air mail.

Thank you most sincerely for your cooperation in this matter. As always, it is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
/s/ Michael J. Prokes
Michael J. Prokes
Associate Minister

Originally posted on April 14th, 2021.

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