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.

Read the Tribune-Herald's 7-part investigative series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidians. Hours after Part Two appeared in print, the ATF raided the group's compound.

Read the Tribune-Herald’s account of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound on Feb. 28, 1993. Four ATF agents and six in the compound were killed in the gunfight.

Read the daily news accounts of the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Elk, which began Feb. 28 and lasted until April.

Read the accounts of April 19 and beyond: FBI agents began inserting canisters of tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound in the early morning hours. By noon, it was on fire.

Federal officials left the compound site in late May 1993. As identifications of bodies continued, questions about the survivors, the compound and the cult itself began to emerge.

As the world began to take a critical look back at the events and legal proceedings continue, the ATF's bombshell report forces a shakeup at the top after the raid gone "tragically wrong."

The 1987 Rodenville shootout and trial, the end of the world in 1959 and more coming soon.