ABWE Fires GRACE, GRACE Responds

February 7, 2013. ABWE publicly fires GRACE according to a website announcement, with no prior notification to the MKs involved.

Friday, February 8, 2013. A member of BangladeshMKsSpeak speaks with Tony Beckett and emails a large number of people at ABWE alarmed that MKs were not informed or even notified of the website announcement. Also in answer to the specific question of whether or not a Pii investigation report would be public, Beckett’s response was that ABWE was focused on “the truth and reconciliation” as evidenced by their “trajectory the past two years and online statements of regret.” When pressed for a real answer he admitted he had none.
 
Saturday, February 9, 2013. A small number of MKs receive an email from Cockrell claiming that he “meant to” inform us of the firing of GRACE first, with no explanation as to why they did not make sure that happened until two days after the fact or why many MKs ABWE has contacted in the past did not receive even THIS email.  Note:  Many still have not received this letter.
 
Monday, February 11, 2013. GRACE responds to ABWE’s allegations and firing here.
 
Today we only wish to say that they (the GRACE team) are total professionals, experienced in investigating child abuse, and with incredible hearts for God. Their bios speak for them and their response to ABWE speaks for them. 
 
Again, we at BangladeshMKsSpeak and every MK we have connected with in the last 48 hours stand behind them 110% and are devastated by ABWE’s highly strategic blow.
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We are a group of former missionary kids (MKs) who all lived in Bangladesh at some point while Dr. Ketcham was a doctor there. Our parents served with a mission agency called Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE).
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