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A Battered Wife Asks Questions:

"What About the Home Loan?"

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Initial Query

Troubled by the note 3ABN president Danny Shelton sent her friend, this formerly battered wife asks Danny if it is true that Dr. Abrahamsen and Linda bought a home together.

-------- Original Message --------
From:  ****** ******
To:  [Danny Shelton]
Sent:  8/22/2006 8:07:00 AM

Hello, Danny:

My friend ****** shared with me the note you sent her yesterday stating that Linda and the doctor had each contributed $100,000 toward buying a home together. Just like so many other people, I'm struggling to hang onto my faith in 3ABN, and with so many stories circulating and all of them different, it's hard to know who or what to believe. If they indeed bought a house together it would be a matter of public record, readily available from the county assessor's office. Please tell me what county and state this was in so I can verify it. Thanks.

****** ******

Danny Shelton's Reply

Danny acknowledges that Dr. Abrahamsen's name cannot be found on the deed, but he makes the situation sound as sinister as possible. Additionally, by saying, "The sin of it all is that when one is married ...," Danny leaves the impression that Dr. Abrahamsen's loan occurred while Danny and Linda were still married.

-------- Original Message --------
From:  Danny Shelton
To:  ****** ******
Subject:  RE:
Sent:  Tuesday, August 22, 2006 7:22 AM

It is in Springfield Illinois. Her name is the one on the Deed, But when I was in court with her she had to show where her money came from to pay for the house. It was Arild Abrahmason. He put up $100,000 . Apparently, they didn't want people to see what they had done. So they kept her name on the deed.

Actually though, that is a small thing. The sin of it all is that when one is married they have no right to go to the arms of another. We don't talk about it publically but we do, at times, to honest supporters. I don't want to spend time defending myself, but my 3ABN board and my local church and my Conf. Pres. and other leaders,have all seen the "proof" of their affair. Without exception after knowing the facts, not hearsay, they have supported me and the 3ABN board.

God Bless!


We are leaving this moment for Russia. Please pray for us!

Formerly Battered Wife Is Unconvinced

Since the enquirer was in a less than ideal situation in her own past, she still has questions, and so she decides to do the biblical thing and ask Linda for her side of the story.

-------- Original Message --------
From:  ****** ******
To:  [Linda Shelton]
Subject:  Note to me from Danny
Date:  Tue, August 22, 2006 7:49 am

Hi, Linda:

After reading this, I'm still not convinced. I was a battered wife and I stayed because I had small children and nowhere to go, and I was too embarrassed and ashamed to turn to my family. If I'd had a friend who could have helped me get a new start, I would have left in a heartbeat. I finally left after he gave me a concussion and was threatening to kill me and our children – and he would have been entirely capable of doing just that. The point I'm trying to make is that getting a loan from a friend is a whole lot different from going "to the arms of another," as he is here accusing you. Is any part of his statement correct?

****** ******

Elder Thorvaldsson Responds

In his reply to the formerly battered wife, Elder Thorvaldsson raises an intriguing issue: Did Danny really "get rid of Linda so he could marry his young girlfriend, Brandy"? We are unprepared to go that far. Yet it should be stated that on August 5, 2006, Danny Shelton told a pastor that Brandy had been chasing him for 17 years, and that he had finally given in.

Elder Thorvaldsson also reacts to the impression Danny had left that Dr. Abrahamsen had loaned Linda $100,000 while she and Danny were still married.

-------- Original Message --------
From:  Johann Thorvaldsson
To:  ******
CC:  Linda Shelton
Subject:  FW: [FWD: Note to me from Danny]
Date:  Tue, 22 Aug 2006 20:51:09 -0000

Dear ******,

Linda is having too many letters to reply to herself, so she is asking me to tell you what happened here. Let me first introduce myself. I am a retired pastor who was volunteering for 3ABN until Danny fired me because I was unwilling to back him up with the false statements he used to get rid of Linda so he could marry his young girlfriend, Brandy. Before there were any problems between Danny and Linda, my wife, Irmgard, and Linda became very close friends. So when Irmgard died last year Linda got up at the funeral and expressed her appreciation that Irmgard had remained her friend when all other friends deserted her because they believed all the evil lies and accusations hurled at her.

Danny's statements are downright ridiculous. When Danny chased Linda out of his house she bought a mobile home in Marion. I have been there. It was too close to 3ABN for comfort because Danny was continually making life hard for her. Danny managed to get a quick divorce from Linda which went into effect on June 21, 2004.

Several weeks after the divorce was final Linda found a suitable home for herself and her daughter in Springfield. Before the divorce Danny had fired her, so she had no employment. This meant that she had no more health insurance, and no bank would issue her a loan. Wasn't she fortunate that there now was a friend who would issue her a 10-year loan, so she could have a comfortable place to live?

Through this whole process Danny and his gang have been twisting every thing Linda does so that people get the impression she has done something completely wrong. Doesn't this tell you how desperate he was to get to marry his Brandy with her two daughters from two previous marriages?

Yes, if Linda had done this while she was still married, some would have questioned the appropriateness of Linda getting a private loan. The fact is that by now she was all alone and in a desperate situation, She had no husband to help her. Would you not say that only an evil mind could twist the facts to let you think she was still married to Danny Shelton and then using this as a reason for the divorce? And then Danny and his gang claim they are the only ones who know how to proclaim the TRUTH? Which truth is that? Does the Lord bless a preacher who lives a life based on such lies?

I know your morals are higher than that, ******.


Johann Thorvaldsson

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