Please see the following announcement from ABWE. You can read it here or below:
On May 19, 2011, the ABWE Board released the following statement to the ABWE family regarding its agreement with G.R.A.C.E.
Dear ABWE Family,
I am writing to thank you for your prayers over these last weeks as we worked with G.R.A.C.E. to complete an agreement to do a third-party investigation of the Bangladesh MK abuse and ABWE’s response. I am pleased to inform you that the ABWE Ministries Board has now confirmed that agreement with G.R.A.C.E.
The next question on everyone’s mind is, “How long will it take?”
We simply do not know. G.R.A.C.E. is doing this investigation independently of ABWE. Investigations of this type in similar organizations have taken 12 to 18 months, but G.R.A.C.E. has been very clear that they cannot know the duration of this investigation, since it will depend on what is found as the investigation proceeds.
This is a time for patience, complete transparency, and trust that truth will be known and God will be honored in our responses. Please continue to pray for the G.R.A.C.E. team, for our MKs, for the mission, and for God’s clear direction in all that takes place.
Chair, ABWE Ministries Board
We are very grateful the investigation can now begin. Thanks for hanging in there with us through these tough 37 days.
— Moderating Team