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Founded in April 1933 by the late Dr. E. F. Webber, Southwest Radio Church broadcasts have been heard continuously since that time, making it one of the oldest daily religious programs on the air. The ministries of this non-denominational, evangelical organization continue to grow in an effort to share the word of God in a globe-circling strategy outlined by its founder.
Southwest Radio Ministries is instructional, evangelistic, missionary, and prophetic in purpose. The radio host is Rev. Noah Hutchings, who is also president of Southwest Radio Ministries as well. Rev. Hutchings has written dozens of books and booklets on prophecy and other bible themes.
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There have been questions about remarks in a tract referencing statements I made about the vulture population in Israel. I have not seen a copy of this tract and do not know how my references to the vultures have been interpreted.
The statements I made are on page 91-99 in my updated book, 25 Messianic Signs in Israel Today. Over the past 40 years, I have been to Israel 50 times. When I first went to Israel there were no vultures, as far as I know or can remember.
Since then, vultures have returned to the Gamla area, and they have been nesting in the deep canyons on the east side of the Sea of Galilee.
As reported to me by the park rangers at Gamla, these vultures have been laying two to four times as many eggs as vultures usually do. Four or five years ago there was a problem, as many of the vultures were dying due to some type of poisoning, but this was diagnosed and taken care of by the park employees.
When I was at Gamla in November of 2006, dozens of buzzards were in the sky over the area. As indicated in my book, Israel has adopted the vulture as its national bird, and the airforce has a no-fly policy over the area during the nesting season.
I have no information about the increase or decrease in the vulture population outside the Israel/Golan Heights area, nor have I claimed to have such information.
In my book as an addendum to my remarks about buzzards, my Israeli guide, Gila Treibich, has verified that everything I have said about the vultures is accurate.
NOAH W. HUTCHINGS