To whom it may concern,
I, Timothy Oliver Stoen, hereby acknowledge that in April, 1971 I entreated my beloved pastor, James W. Jones, to sire a child by my wife, Grace Lucy (Grech) Stoen, who had previously, at my insistence, reluctantly but graciously consented thereto. James W. Jones agreed to do so, reluctantly, after I explained that I very much wished to raise a child, but was unable after extensive attempts, to sire one myself. My reason for requesting James W. Jones to do this is that I wanted my child to be fathered, if not by me, by the most compassionate, honest, and courageous human being the world contains.
The child, John Victor Stoen, was born on January 25, 1972. I am privileged beyond words to have the responsibility for caring for him, and I undertake this task humbly with the steadfast hope that said child will become a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and be instrumental in bringing God’s kingdom here on earth, as has been his wonderful natural father.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
/s/ Timothy Oliver Stoen
Post Office Box 126
Ukiah, California 95482
Dated: February 6, 1972
Witnessed: /s/ Marceline M. Jones