Davidian spokesman, Mrs. V.T. Houteff, Saturday morning said there have been no complaints from the more than 450 members of the sect at Mt. Carmel Center over the rainy weather.
“There has been no sickness due to the wet weather as far as we know,” Mrs. Houteff stated. Many of the persons gathered there from all over the United States and Canada are living in tents.
The first of a series of meetings was held at the Center this morning at 10:30. T.O. Hermanson, a member of the Davidian Council, spoke to the group on the history of the organization.
Other meetings were set for 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Three meetings daily have been scheduled until April 22 when the sect expects the start of a chain of events that will culminate in global war. After the war they predict the Kingdom of God will be established in the Holy Land.
The Davidians, a branch of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church divorced from the main church body, have advised their members to come to Waco for the meetings and subsequent events, to sever all earthly ties if necessary, and to sell all property that cannot be transported.
They expect a great war to engulf the world and weed out the non-Christians. In the end, Christ is expected to appear and lead the survivors, including the Davidians, to a new Holy Land.