Christian Voice held a witness for Domenic Johansson last night at the Wigmore Hall in London, or more accurately, their National Director did. Stephen Green stood alone, giving out over 350 ‘Justice for Domenic’ leaflets to concert-goers at the annual Swedish Christmas Concert explaining how Domenic had been unjustly taken into care by Social Serices on the Swedish island of Gotland.
Domenic was separated from his parents two and a half years ago following his abduction by Social Services while seated in a commercial airliner with his parents awaiting departure on a flight to India.
The family received no warning, nor had they been forbidden from leaving the country. They had also not been accused of breaking any law. Nor had Domenic’s Parents, Christer and Annie Johansson, been accused of being bad parents. It sounds incredible, but the only complaint the Swedish Social Services had against the family at the time was that they wanted to homeschool. The full story is HERE.
Stephen Green said afterwards,
‘I made a point of letting the Wigmore Hall management know what I was doing and they graciously let me stay underneath their canopy, sheltered from the rain. I also thanked them afterwards for their kindness.
‘Virtually everyone going into the concert took a leaflet. Some couples had one between them, and barely one or two were churlish enough to refuse. Those attending were mainly Swedish ex-pats and their friends and spouses. I was impressed by how very courteous the Swedes are. I just pray the authorities in Gotland will show similar courtesy to Domenic and his family and that those attending the concert will have the compassion to make representations to their government to have Domenic released.
‘I also pray that the Lord will mark the seriousness of our prayer and send a miracle of deliverance for this 10-year-old boy who so needs his mother and father.’
Earlier in the day, seven Christian Voice supporters witnessed outside the Swedish Embassy in Montague Street from 12 noon until it closed for Christmas at 1pm. Several diplomats took leaflets. The Christian Voice team then spent the next hour and a half leafleting about Tesco’s decision to fund London Gay Pride 2012 outside the Tesco Express stores in Baker Street and Melcombe Street.