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About isaiah 618

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).

YOU Made a Difference!

Despite my comment on the initial article, despite my two private emails to Kevin Eckstrom, editor-in-chief of RNS (Religion News Services), ABWE was remaining the unnamed “independent Baptist mission agency” in both of Sarah Pulliam Bailey’s articles on Bob Jones … Continue reading

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Please Help: You CAN Make a Difference

For the first time in a very long time, we’re asking you for your help. There is something very tangible you can do to help that will only take a few minutes of your time. Please read … With Bob … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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GRACE Update on ABWE Investigation January 2013

Please read the following update from GRACE: GRACE Report on ABWE Investigation: January 2013 (Note that any former-MKs wishing to volunteer for the Child Protection Task Force must contact GRACE directly. GRACE’s email address is included in the update.)

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News from ABWE

Please see the following update on administrative changes at ABWE, which went live on October 17, 2012: ABWE Announces Leadership Changes The changes include the board seeking and receiving the resignations of Don Davis and Russ Ebersole, as well as … Continue reading

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A Joint MK Statement to ABWE of Solidarity on These Points

Though recent allegations have divided the MKs of Bangladesh, we believe in these last days of the GRACE investigation it is important to remember that which unites us. We do not wish for Satan to have yet another victory in … Continue reading

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Who Can Hold ABWE Accountable? Churches, Denominations, Affiliations and YOU

We need your help to spread awareness to various denominations and evangelical affiliations with ties to ABWE. They have the influence necessary to inspire action at ABWE headquarters in ways we have not been able to. Below you will find … Continue reading

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A Healthy Mission Board for MKs

We are often asked what a healthy mission board/field for MKs would look like. While we don’t have all the answers, we definitely have some thoughts. In the initial hiring process of missionaries several things should happen: Thorough background checks … Continue reading

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Another Article: “Helping Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse”

This article comes to us from ChurchLeaders.com and I believe it is really important reading for the pastors who come to this site wanting to understand what is happening and how abuse affects victims as adults. (A warning for abuse … Continue reading

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Interesting Article: “What to Do When Your Minister Is Accused of Abuse”

This article is a re-print from this link at SNAP (The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests). I found it especially interesting that they caution people in how they respond to abuse allegations, if they believe in the innocence … Continue reading

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