Affidavits on Jim Jones Healing Miracles,
August 1977

B-3-i-1
Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Greg Watkins

I, Greg Watkins, being duly sworn, hereby declare:

I was saved from jail. I was facing 5 years to life and was going to prison and Rev. Jim Jones stepped in and helped me because there was no way out. I was charged of 211FC that is 5 years right off and Jim Jones prophesied that I would not go to prison on September 1, 1976 which was the day of my trial and that day the judge was in anger because of the pressure and he wanted to put me away for 5 years. This all took place at City Hall in San Francisco, California, courtroom #22, Judge McCarty. The charges were dropped and was given credit time served. The judge called down and was very nice during the trial not before and this was prophesied by Jim Jones. I was freed on September 1, 1976 at 3:00 PM Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to Rev. Jim Jones and my attorney Jean [Gene] Chaikin he was sent by Jim Jones. And thanks to Rev. Jones for his help and kindness. A prophecy was given to me from Rev. Jim Jones that I would have been killed at my home and I could not walk down dark streets or alleys but the next day I found my door torn down and smashed to nothing, that’s how I know I would of been killed thanks to Rev. Jones I am still alive.

/s/ Greg Watkins
Dated: 1st August, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-2

Port Kaituma,
North West District,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Edith Elizabeth Bogue

I, Edith Elizabeth Bogue, being duly sworn declare:

I had severe pain in my side for over a year and the doctor told me I had a growth close to my right ovary and scheduled me in March or April to go to Ukiah General Hospital to do an exploratory laboratory. He said to expect to have a hysterectomy and I signed all the papers. I went into the hospital on Sunday night. When I went to church on Sunday morning in Redwood Valley, Pastor Jim Jones passed by me and touched my shoulder and said “Don’t worry Edith, you will be fine.” When I woke up from surgery I asked what had been done to me. Dr. Robert Cook said he couldn’t find the growth but he was sure it was there or had been there. Not a trace of a growth is there now.

/s/ Edith Elizabeth Bogue
Dated: 1st August, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-3

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Edith Elizabeth Bogue

I, Edith Elizabeth Bogue, being duly sworn, hereby declare:

In May of 1977 my daughter Juanita Bogue went to an ear specialist at the Presbyterian Medical Clinic for Hearing on Sacramento & Buchanan Streets in San Francisco. The doctor told her that she had 40% hearing in one ear and that the other ear’s hearing was very poor also. He made arrangements for her to take a special hearing test. Before the date of the test Rev. Jones told her not to worry, that her ears would be alright. When she went to take the test the doctor asked her what she was doing there because one ear was registering normal hearing, and the other was above average.

/s/ Edith Elizabeth Bogue
Dated: August 1st, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-4

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Barbara Smith

I, Barbara Smith, being duly sworn, hereby declare:

I had problems holding my urine and when I passed it, it would burn something terrible. I went to the doctor and he told me I had a bladder infection. Jim Jones told me I had a kidney infection and he touched my back and it felt very warm and I was immediately healed of my bladder and kidney infection and the pain it caused.

/s/ Barbara Smith
Dated: 29th July, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-5

Port Kaituma,
North West District,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Lucioes Bryant

I, Lucioes Bryant, being duly sworn declare:

Pastor Jim Jones said to everyone from Arkansas stand up that we would be subject to a accident on the way back from Pittsburg, California. This was in the second week of June 1977. The truck got hot and I stopped to release the pressure valve on the radiator and I started the truck and the cap of the radiator blew off. I got 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns on the right side of my face and body; on the 3rd day the skin came off and on the 4th day the color came back and left no scar at all.

/s/ Lucioes Bryant
Dated: 1st August, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-6

Port Kaituma,
North West District,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Geraldine H. Bailey

I, Geraldine H. Bailey, being duly sworn declare:

Late in 1976 there was a drawing held at the San Francisco Temple, for the winning ticket of a trip to Guyana. It so happened that my name was drawn and I was immediately given instructions to prepare for the trip which was to take place around Christmas time.
The following week I was informed that I would be going on a flight with ninety people aboard. All plans were laid and the date was set but two days prior to leaving, Pastor Jones canceled the trip because he had had a revelation that our plane would crash. Of course, knowing that our Pastor has never been wrong in anything he ever said, we gave up all plans without question.
Just as had been told us, the very thing we would have been on, crashed and ninety people were killed. This was all in the daily newspapers and the crash can be easily verified.

/s/ Geraldine H. Bailey
Dated: 1st August, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-7

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Walter Cartmell

I, Walter Cartmell, being duly sworn, hereby declare:

In 1974, Redwood Valley, California, I had just gotten off work from the graveyard shift: when I got home Pastor Jones told me to be extremely careful that day because he was concerned about a table saw accident. That morning at 9:30 AM I got my right forefinger cut off at the 1st joint.

When I got to the hospital the doctor said I would have to go to surgery and spend the night. I said I couldn’t because I had too much work to do. I put the finger back on and thought on Pastor Jones, by the time the doctor got back my finger was half healed. In 10 days the figure was completely healed.

/s/ Walter Cartmell
Dated: 29th July, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-8

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Thomas D. Kice

I, Thomas D. Kice, being duly sworn, declare:

I had suffered great chest pains for a year and a half prior to February of 1967. In that month Rev. Jim Jones told me, during a service, that if I would quit smoking and also meditate every evening and six p.m., I would not get heart and lung disease. The chest pains stopped almost immediately. I followed Rev. Jones instructions and the chest pains have never returned.

/s/ Thomas D. Kice
Dated: 1st day of August, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-9

Port Kaituma,
North West District,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Linda Theresa Arterberry

I, Linda Theresa Arterberry, being duly sworn declare:

I was healed of brain damage on November 25, 1976. During this day I received a severe blow to my head which caused me to lose all consciousness when I came to I realized what happened. I called a member of Peoples Temple who immediately came to pick me up and took me to West Adams Hospital in Los Angeles, California where I was examined by two doctors. When they left the room to discuss my condition not knowing what I was doing left the room and proceeded out of the hospital, I found my way to the Los Angeles Temple but I do not know how. The very next day I was on my way to San Francisco. When I arrived I was told that Pastor Jones have great concern for me and wanted me to go to Mt. Zion Hospital for further tests. I was examined once again and there were x-rays taken there were blood clots showing up in the x-rays but when they looked once again there was nothing there. From that day upon I have never had any sort of problems with my head.

/s/ Linda Theresa Arterberry
Dated: 1st August, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-10

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Maryann Casanova

I, Maryann Casanova, being duly sworn, hereby declare:

My daughter Sophia had been diagnosed with a heart member by two different pediatric doctors – Dr. Mathesonan and Dr. Berg in Willits, California. We started going to Peoples Temple Church. I took her to a another pediatric MD, and, by the time she was checked there, the member had completely disappeared.

The GYN doctor I was seeing in Santa Rosa took a biopsy which disclosed cancer on my uterus. He called some of my relatives, trying to locate me, very concerned. I had been attending Rev. Jones’ services, where the atmosphere of quality restored and strengthened my faith. A repeated biopsy was clear, and I have been healthy to this day.

/s/ Maryann Casanova
Dated: August 1st, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-11

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Artee Harper

I, Artee Harper, being duly sworn, hereby declare:

I had been seeing Dr. Earl Cooper of Los Angeles, California for a severe kidney and bladder infection that was causing me great pain in my lower back. I went to Peoples Temple Church and in the service, Rev. Jones called me out and told me about the pain in my back. He said I would be healed and as soon as he did that I felt a warmth in my back and side and the pain just disappeared. I had no further trouble at all, and the pain never returned.

Another time I have been going to Los Angeles General Hospital because I could not walk without dragging my left leg. In 1972, Rev. Jones called me out and after that I stopped dragging my foot. My leg has gotten stronger and stronger and is now completely well.

/s/ Artee Harper
Dated: August 1st, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-12

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Edith Elizabeth Bogue

I, Edith Elizabeth Bogue, being duly sworn declare:

My daughter, Marilee Bogue, had a terrible back pain. She could not sit down, walk up stairs, sit, or lay down without great pain and assistance. When she went to the clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, the doctor took x-rays and said that she would need surgery on her back. We were coming into the church on a Wednesday night in March of 1977. Rev. Jones stopped us and told Marilee not to worry – everything would be alright. He touched her shoulder. When she went back to St. Mary’s to have another set of x-rays, her back was perfectly normal. She has had no problems with it at all since that time.

/s/ Edith Elizabeth Bogue
Dated: August 1st, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-13

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Earl Johnson

I, Earl Johnson, being duly sworn, hereby declare:

When I met Jim Jones in April of 1971, I was crippled and using a cane. My left side had no feeling, but during one of the healing services at Peoples Temple Rev. Jones called me out and touched my side. I was healed at once and no longer use a cane.

/s/ Earl Johnson
Dated: August 1st, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-14

Port Kaituma,
North West District,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of Dorothy Lee Worley

I, Dorothy Lee Worley, being duly sworn declare:

In August of either 1967 or 1968 I was stricken with a heart attack in Redwood Valley, California Peoples Temple Christian Church. I felt myself slipping away. I knew I was dying. I suffered pain at first. Then I felt a peaceful release. A nurse, Mary Stahl took my pulse, I was told she said, “Pastor Jones she’s dead.” When I came to Jim Jones was standing by me saying to me, “please Dorothy come back we love you very much and need you.” I immediately felt strength pour in my body and have never had a problem since then with my heart.

/s/ Dorothy Lee Worley
Dated: 1st August, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-i-15

Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Republic of Guyana
South America.

Affidavit of [blank]

I, Lovie Jean Lucas, being duly sworn, declare:

At one of the meetings of Peoples Temple in 1976, Rev. Jim Jones told me that on the coming Tuesday I would have a heart attack, but not to worry, it would be alright. That Tuesday, I felt ill, but I rested and the illness passed. Three months later I went to get my yearly check-up. The results of my EKG showed that I had have a heart attack. Dr. Larry W. Abrahams was so surprised that he ordered another EKG. I have continued to feel well and strong.

/s/ Lovie Jean Lucas
Dated: August 1st, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma,
Northwest District,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Esther Mueller

I, Esther Mueller, being duly sworn, declare:

I have had several remarkable healings that Rev. Jim Jones has healed me off. The 1st healing was a cancer growth of the throat 24 years ago. He called me by name, Esther and asked me if I knew about the growth. Before he even got the words out of his mouth I split that mass up and he never even touched me. I believed him. I also got my hand in the washing machine. It was mangled. The doctors were amazed by the healing. They said they had never seen a hand like it and called and other doctors to see it. This was 15 years ago. Recently I had to go in for a check-up. July 22, 1977. I had facial pains and sharp cutting pains in my head and tingling in my hands. The doctor was looking at that hand. I told him that it went through the wringer up to my elbow. He looked and turned my hand over and over and said it was the 1st perfect hand to go through a wringer. And after all check-ups were in he said I had no signs of a stroke. I was in perfect health. He gave me a cardiogram and every kind of a test possible and I was alright. I was also healed of blindness. I had a growth in my left eye. I had my eyes tested recently as times before. My doctors – one doctor said when he x-rayed my eyes. That where there have been a growth in the left eye – it was gone and perfect vision in that eye – And vision in both eyes were good. One outstanding miracle in my life was that I had an ulcer on my leg in 1937. The ulcer had eaten 4 inches of the main muscle and no veins and that leg could be seen. Four toes were completely numb, no feeling at all. For one year I didn’t walk, seven weeks I was in the General Hospital of Indiana. All Jim Jones did was look at my leg and now my leg is perfect. Life in my toes and new signs of veins. I thank him. He has healed me so many times, sometimes only a touch or even a glance. I was blind, now I can see, I couldn’t walk once. Now I walk. I’ve known this man for 25 years, he’s a man of his word. At the age of 75 years I’m in perfect health.

/s/ Esther Mueller
Dated: August 5, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Ellen Dupont

I, Ellen Dupont, being duly sworn, declare:

Jeanette Kerns, my daughter, was hopelessly on drugs before she came to Peoples Temple. She has also attempted to commit suicide on numerous occasions.

Shortly after coming to Peoples Temple and while at the Santa Rosa sponsored dormitories, she had sex with Jim Cobb. She said this in a letter she wrote when she lived on Low Gap Road.

/s/ Ellen Dupont
Dated: August 2, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-3

Jonestown, Port Kaituma,
North West Region,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Debby Schroeder

I, Debby Schroeder, being duly sworn, declare:

Rick Schroeder left me and our son, Tad. He never sent any child support and when asked why he said that the church would take care of it.

/s/ Debby Schroeder
Dated: August 2, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a Commissioner of Oaths for the
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-4

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Diana Marshall

I, Diana Marshall, being duly sworn, declare:

I was in a meeting last year (1976). I will never forget it because I was having a terrible headache that night. I didn’t talk about it to anyone. Pastor Jim Jones said in a meeting that evening, “everyone who has any pain raise your hands to me.” I did this and at that moment my headache went away. It was instant and I have not had any headaches since.

/s/ Diana Marshall
Dated: August 2, 1977
Witnessed:

[illegible signature of Commissioner of Oaths]

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B-3-l-5

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Corlis Boutte

I, Corlis Boutte, being duly sworn, declare:

I came to Peoples Temple in 1970. I had scoliosis which is curvature of the spine. I was unable to bend my head forward. This action pained me severely. This pain restricted me from touching my chin to my chest. Also my back pained me almost constantly. One Sunday night in 1975 Pastor Jones told me about the pain I was having. He told me to try my neck and back. I tried to move my chin to my chest and I did with no pain at all. From that day on I have had no back pain and I am now able to bend my chin to my chest. Doctor Preston James, after this, told me that he didn’t expect my back to come out so well. Actually I am supposed to be lopsided but I am perfectly straight. Dr. James also said that I was one of his very best patients.

/s/ Corlis Boutte
Dated: August 2, 1977
Witnessed:

[illegible signature of Commissioner of Oaths]

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B-3-l-6

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of L. Bee Reeves

I, L. Bee Reeves, being duly sworn, declare:

The second week of November 1976 I was roping a trunk, the rope broke and I fell back against the wall. I heard the bones of my thigh crack. I was in so much pain I couldn’t move. I placed a picture of Pastor Jones on my thigh. The pain left and I was able to move freely.
In the year of 1976 I attended Pastor Jones’ meeting. He called me and said, ” L. Bee Reeves, L. Bee Reeves, you will be taken care of, you don’t have to worry about a thing.” No one knew about my problems except me. I needed an increase on food stamps, I was getting $30.00 a month, after he said everything would be alright my food stamps were raised up to $50.00 a month. No one could possibly of known this.

/s/ L. Bee Reeves
Dated: August 2, 1977
Witnessed:

[illegible signature of Commissioner of Oaths]

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B-3-l-7

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Lisa Wright

I, Lisa Wright, being duly sworn, declare:

7 years ago when I first joined Peoples Temple I had gone to the doctor and he told me I had a kidney infection which I could not hold my water for a very long time. When I did hold my water I had swelling of my stomach with severe pain which lasted 4 to 5 hours in one day. I was walking by Pastor Jim Jones one day and he grabbed my hand and he looked at me. The instant he touched me I felt the pain leave. I had told no one there about my condition. He told me I was healed of a kidney infection. I have never had this pain since that time.

/s/ Lisa Wright
Dated: [illegible]
Witnessed:

[illegible signature of Commissioner of Oaths]

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B-3-l-8

GEORGETOWN,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Michaeleen Brady

I, Michaeleen Brady, being duly sworn, declare:

In June, the year of 1971, I Michaeleen Brady, attended a meeting of Pastor Jim Jones. It was the first meeting I had ever attended. He calls my two daughters names, Georgiann & Michelle. They were only 4 & 5 years old so I stood up.

He told me that they had a blue bicycle that was going to be painted pink by an Uncle named Don. It happened exactly that way.

He told me to rub the bicycle, with a cloth that he had given to me. That it would prevent a fatal accident. Soon after my children were riding the bicycle and lost control. They went into the street and fell. Thanks to the Pastor Jones, they were not even hurt from the fall. I thank him.

/s/ Michaeleen Brady
Dated: August 1, 1977
Witnessed:

[illegible signature of Commissioner of Oaths]

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B-3-l-9

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Lois Ponts

I, Lois Ponts, being duly sworn, declare:

In the spring of 1972 I attended a Peoples Temple service in Redwood Valley, California. I had been having palpitations of my heart when I would walk fast or have anything exciting happen. I was doing nursing work and this would occur frequently as I walked down the hall in the hospital. Pastor Jim Jones spoke to me publicly in this service, and told me to place my left hand over my heart and my right hand on the lady in front of me, and to think of my own heart as normal. The lady in front of me was then told she had heart trouble and that she was now healed of a heart condition. At the same time, I received a healing of whatever heart condition I had and I have not felt palpitations of the heart since then.

/s/ Lois Ponts
Dated: July 27, 1977
Witnessed:

[illegible signature of Commissioner of Oaths]

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B-3-l-10

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Luella Brown

I, Luella Brown, being duly sworn, declare:

In 1971 in Los Angeles, California Pastor Jones called me out and told me I had cancer of the bladder and had no control of my urine. This was absolutely true and I had told no one this but I had this condition about 6 months. I couldn’t hold my water after I started. It seemed as if I had no feeling once I started to urinate. But it would keep flowing, sometimes after I would get up. No one knew this problem except myself.

For years, as long as I can remember I had terrible pain in my back. I went to the doctor, and was receiving cortisone injections twice a week. The medication did not help the pain. I had pain so bad I would hardly be able to get up. I went to a church meeting one Sunday. Pastor Jones sent a nurse to me and told me my every symptom. He told me he was healing me from cancer of the back. I had told no one of my condition at all. Today I feel beautiful, I have no pain whatsoever.

/s/ Luella Brown
Dated: August 2, 1977
Witnessed:

[illegible signature of Commissioner of Oaths]

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B-3-l-11

Jonestown, Port Kaituma,
Northwest District,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Irra Johnson

I, Irra Johnson, being duly sworn, declare:

I was working out of town some 60 miles and coming home one evening and I noticed a strange sound on the left side near the front tire this sounded like the tire was rubbing up against something. Being quite concerned I stopped at a service station to have it checked. The man there told me it was nothing to worry about that all it needed was a little oil. Feeling confident I went on about my journey home. The noise continued but I kept on driving assured that everything was okay. When I got home I got out of my car and stepped over to speak to someone in the yard. The entire wheel on the left front side fell off before our very eyes. Instantly I knew that it could only have been the power of Jim Jones that kept me safe during those 60 miles.

I had written a check that could not be covered by the bank and the business I wrote the check to made a complaint to the local sheriff’s department who when realizing I was from Peoples Temple called up Jim Jones to let him know that one of his members was in distress. Pastor Jones has done so many good deeds to help people in the community, to be law-abiding and a perfect example for his members to follow. The sheriff knew that all he needed to do was to notify Jim and he knew that the situation would be taken care of. For indeed it was Jim who paid the money to the business that made the complaint and offered me financial assistance until I was able to get on my feet again. I was extremely grateful because not only was I saved from a jail sentence which it would have been because I have no money to pay the bill and because of the financial assist[ance] I received I was able to live comfortably until I got a job.

/s/ Irra Johnson
Dated: August 5, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a commissioner of oaths for the
Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-12

Jonestown, Port Kiatuma [Kaituma],
Northwest District,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Christine Bowers

I, Christine S. Bowers, being duly sworn, declare:

I had a terrible bladder infection two years ago. I had to urinate every 5 or 10 minutes, and was barely able to move without crying from pain. My doctor told me that it would be at least two weeks or even three before I’d be functioning normally again, and without pain.

On the following Wednesday, only three days later I was in the Wednesday night service, and Jim said anyone with bladder infections think on him. He put his hands out and moved them around in the air. Before I knew it, the pressure on my bladder was gone, and Jim said, “now the pain should be gone,” and it was! I’ve never had a problem with my bladder since that night.

/s/ Christine S. Bowers
Dated: August 5, 1977
Witnessed:

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a commissioner of oaths for the
Republic of Guyana
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-13

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of [blank]

I, Rita J. Tupper, being duly sworn, declare:

This year I was having a problem with my back M had been suffering such pain that it was hard to sit up or walk. X-rays were taken and the doctor said I had an unusual spot on one of my vertebraes. Tests were scheduled to determine exactly what the problem was. I had said nothing about this condition to Pastor Jones or anyone in Peoples Temple. One night Rev. Jones just turned around and looked at me with much concern, as I was in a lot of pain at the time. The next day I went back to the doctor who checked me again. He was amazed to find that the spot he had seen and worried about on one of my vertebraes was now gone. My back has not bothered me since then.

/s/ Rita Tupper
Dated: July 29, 1977
Witnessed:
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-14

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of Evelyn L. Eichler

I, Evelyn L. Eichler, being duly sworn, declare:

Pastor Jones healed me from a heart condition at a young age of 16. My heart used to palpitate very fast when I was sleeping or just sitting down and I would get pains in my chest. I was going to visit a doctor about this but Pastor Jim Jones sent me a cloth which I put on my heart and I have never had any problem since.

I lifted some heavy furniture once and I felt my back strain. For the next couple of days I had such terrible pain that I felt I couldn’t even stand. Pastor Jones sent me a cloth. When it touched my back the pain left immediately. Now my back is strong and I can lift things without pain.

/s/ Evelyn L. Eichler
Dated: July 29, 1977
Witnessed:
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-15

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of [blank]

I, Terry Jones, being duly sworn, declare:

One morning in December of 1974, I awoke to cook breakfast. We had a gas stove. The gas had been leaking all night. I turned the burners on though I did smell the gas. It was a grill. I went to eye level with the grill and lit a match. I wasn’t close to the burner but the whole stove blew up with gas. The force blew me back 4 feet. Fire was all over my hair, face and top half of my body. My shirt was burned (not wearable) but the only thing that happened to my face was my eyebrows and eyelashes singed. This happened at 7:00 AM at 7:05 AM Lew Jones called me, he told me Pastor Jones had woke him up and told him what happened to me. He told him to call me to see how I was. Lew reported to me exactly what had happened.

/s/ Terry Jones
Dated: July 29, 1977
Witnessed:
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-16

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of [blank]

I, Helen Swinney, being duly sworn, declare:

I had suffered severe foot and leg cramps in 1964 and 1965 and in spring of 1966. Pastor Jim Jones healed me. I have not been bothered with cramps since.

In the fall of 1976 I spit up a growth that was literally cutting off my breath. It was spreading rapidly in my throat. Pastor Jim Jones spoke the word and it came out. The pain stopped immediately.

In 1966 we had been in California about 6 months. Jim Jones called Cleave (my husband) out and told him than our oldest son Robert in his life had been in an accident – one that could have taken both lives. But Pastor Jim said he saved their lives. He said at the time that Cleave [illegible word] could have taken our lives also. The next day we received a call from our daughter Joyce telling us about the accident. They said that Robert and his wife had a very narrow escape from death. Our son telling Joyce about the narrow escape said it was like slow motion – a car had pulled out in front of him – he was traveling 75 miles per hour. He said as far as he was concerned there was no escape from death. He said he could see himself and his wife layed out dead. I had the privilege of telling them about Pastor Jim Jones and how he had saved their life.

/s/ Helen Swinney
Dated: July 29, 1977
Witnessed:
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-17

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of [blank]

I, Rose Shelton, being duly sworn, declare:

I had arthritis in my right arm and could not raise it up. Pastor Jones touched my arm. All pain left and I have not had arthritis since thanks to Pastor Jones.

/s/ Rose Shelton
Dated: July 29, 1977
Witnessed:
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-18

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of [blank]

I, Lue Dimple Goodspeed, being duly sworn, declare:

I have been a patient of Dr. James Gato on 1st and San Pedro Streets in Los Angeles, California. This was in the year of 1953. Dr. James Gato told me I had a weak heart, bad kidney, and a nervous condition. I suffered with this up until the year of 1973. I was sitting in Pastor Jim Jones’ meeting and he repeated the same words that the doctor had said to me. Pastor Jones told me that I received perfect health at that very moment. I then went to Dr. Hermon C. Schoen, M.D. on 6200 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California. He gave me a physical examination on July 31, 1975. He said my body was as sound as a stone, there was nothing wrong with my body.

Again in Pastor Jones’ meeting he called to me, to build my faith, the names of all my family and my birth date and year. All this was true and he also told me that I was worrying too much. He said that by April 14th at 3:30 I would have suffered a heart attack. He told me this on April 13th. Sure enough on April 14th at the very hour that he said it would happen it did happen and I felt his presence all over my body and felt much better like I could or would be truly willing to testify to the fact in person that all I have said is true.

I Lue Dimple Goodspeed have been one of his followers from the past five years.

/s/ Lue Dimple Goodspeed
Dated: July 29, 1977
Witnessed:
[illegible signature]

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B-3-l-19

Georgetown,
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Affidavit of [blank]

I, Michelle Touchette, being duly sworn, declare:

I was told by Pastor Jones on December 29, 1974 that I had leukemia. That day I went to the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Guyana, South America. My white blood count was grossly elevated. When I came back from the hospital he said everything would be alright. I then went to Pomo Clinic in Mendocino County California, USA for a complete workup on the condition. All test results came back negative and the once grossly elevated white blood count returned to normal. My physical fatigue and debilitated condition resolved and I no longer have any medical disability.

/s/ Michelle E, Touchette
Dated: July 29, 1977
Witnessed:
[illegible signature]

Originally posted on August 14th, 2022.

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