Here is a summary of quick responses to our frequently asked questions:
1. Who started this blog?
This blog was started by a female Bangladesh MK, one of many victims of Donn Ketcham’s sexual abuse. After several weeks, a team came alongside to support the blog as a unit, and this team of moderators includes other ABWE Bangladesh MKs, one of whom was also an ABWE missionary to Bangladesh at one point.
2. Was ABWE confronted privately before this blog was created?
In short, yes. Many times over the course of decades, the highest levels of ABWE were confronted with the truth about Donn Ketcham and the concerns about ABWE’s handling of sexual sin and crime. Here is a link to ABWE’s own confession, published after this blog made just some of their sins public.
3. Isn’t talking about these things publicly going to destroy ABWE and is that what you want?
ABWE has an opportunity to restore the integrity of their ministry by acknowledging their sins—and they have done this part after approximately 2 weeks of this blog being live—and then showing their repentance is real by putting feet to the words of the confession. This is the part we are still waiting for. If ABWE cannot restore their organization’s integrity by true repentance, what we must say is that God has not called us to protect institutions, He has called us to protect His children.
4. I was abused by Donn Ketcham, what can I do now?
ABWE has hired G.R.A.C.E. to investigate this matter. If you have testimony or evidence against Donn Ketcham for crimes on foreign soil, we advise you to write them directly at: email@example.com with your story.
If the abuse happened in America, we advise you to tell a counselor or your doctor and allow them to report the crime to American authorities immediately, no matter how much time has passed, in addition to contacting G.R.A.C.E.
5. My child was a victim of sexual abuse. What can I do to help?
We hope to soon provided a list of resources for both sexual abuse survivors and parents of sexually abused children (even if they are now adults).