less Aerial view of an unfinished amphitheater at the Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. The Texas attorney general's office filed documents to seize the ranch on Wednesday. more Aerial view of the church and surrounding lodging at the Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. The Texas attorney general's office filed documents to seize the ranch on Wednesday.more The Texas attorney general's office filed documents to seize the Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. The property belonged to Warren Jeffs who served as the spiritual leader and prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints.Handpicked fathers: FLDS children bath in a river in their clothes for modesty in the cult where 15 men have been handpicked by Jeffs to father all the children.Married couples are banned from having sex Modesty is sacred: The women are always covered from neck to ankle because they believe their bodies are sacred.Jeffs was convicted on two child sex charges and sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison.
The bed had to be made of hardwood, sturdy so it wouldn't rattle, long enough to support Jeffs' tall frame and equipped with padded sides that could be pulled up to hold him in place “as the Lord does His work with me.” “It will be covered with a sheet, but it will have a plastic cover to protect the mattress from what will happen on it,” Jeffs instructed.Read more: Gf YWJI Follow us: @Mail Online on Twitter | Daily Mail on Facebook'Three times the Lord sent me here, not knowing where I was going, but naming the place,' he wrote.'The second time, we drove right to this place and didn't realize it was for sale, as the Lord said, "Go to Sonora and then Eldorado". The attorney general's office argued that the documents prove Jeffs deliberately chose the remote location to shield widespread child sexual abuse and money laundering from the scrutiny of law enforcement authorities.RELATED: Polygamist Warren Jeffs' million Texas ranch attracting buyers Prosecutors cited excerpts from Jeffs' personal journal on Wednesday as part of an attempt by the Texas attorney general's office to seize the Yearning For Zion ranch, about 45 miles south of San Angelo.Law enforcement officials raided the sprawling compound in April 2008 and removed 438 children to state custody.